Graduate-entry diplomas

A diploma provides you with the opportunity to extend your previous undergraduate studies within a particular discipline or choose a major from an entirely new area. 

Graduate-entry diplomas are available if you have successfully completed a bachelor's degree and wish to undertake further studies towards an additional undergraduate major, without having to meet the full course requirements of another bachelor's degree.

The course structure is similar to that of a second undergraduate major in that eight units are taken in an approved sequence from Level 1 to Level 3, without the need to take on complementary or broadening units.

Due to the sequence of required units, a diploma can only be completed on a part-time basis (generally over two or three years). Credit (advanced standing) will not be granted for units successfully completed in previously completed awards.

Graduate-entry diplomas have standard open and close application dates, along with the majority of our courses. 

International: Usually two years prior to the semester commencement date

Domestic Semester 1: Beginning of August of the previous year

Domestic Semester 2: Opens on 25 February 2019 and closes on 28 July 2019

What you can study

Selected majors are currently available within the Diploma in Arts, Diploma in Biomedical Science, and Diploma in Science.

Entry requirements

To be considered for this course you must:

  • have completed a bachelor's degree
  • satisfy any prerequisites for your preferred majors (refer to individual major descriptions above for prerequisite details) in addition to the 48 points required

For the complete rules governing entry to the diplomas, consult the University Handbook:


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Beyond your diploma

A graduate-entry diploma is particularly beneficial if you are seeking an alternative study or career path upon completion of a bachelor’s degree or wish to complement your previous studies in order to enhance your career opportunities.

A graduate-entry diploma may also lead to honours or postgraduate study opportunities, provided any course prerequisites and admissions requirements have been met.