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Diploma in
General Studies
If you want a year to decide what to do
next, and you want it to count, choose
the new Diploma in General Studies.
1 year full time
Part time available
Dookie campus or GOTAFE
locations in Benalla, Shepparton
and Wangaratta as well as
Wodonga Institute of TAFE.
Semester 1 or 2
Contact hours
Approximately 20 hours per week,
depending on subjects selected
This course is available
to domestic students only. It is
delivered by the University of
Melbourne in partnership with
GOTAFE and Wodonga Institute
of TAFE.
Based on full-time study load
Quick facts
Your stepping stone
The new Diploma in General Studies
can lead to a degree at the University
of Melbourne, TAFE studies or
employment. The program is a sampler
of the Melbourne bachelors degrees,
and provides you with the opportunity
to study Science, Commerce,
Environments or Agriculture.
This gives you the breathing space of
a year to decide what you really want
to do next, and provides a structured
stepping stone to a meaningful
outcome – whether that is employment
or further study.
A supportive environment
You will experience study in a
supportive environment and get a taste
of what university is all about. You can
try new subjects, pursue a particular
interest or undertake prerequisite
subjects that you missed out on at
school. We’ll give you advice to choose
subjects that best ft your goals.
Stay close to home
You will be based close to home, family
and friends with great fexibility in your
accommodation and study location.
You could live at home, or in low-cost
accommodation at our Dookie campus.
After attending face-to-face classes at
Dookie campus in your frst few weeks,
you can choose to continue studying at
Dookie, or base yourself at Wodonga
Institute of TAFE or GOTAFE locations in
Benalla, Shepparton or Wangaratta.
A qualifcation that counts
This taste of university study will earn
you a qualifcation from the University
of Melbourne, which is consistently
ranked among the leading universities
in the world. Even if you decide that
further university study isn’t for you,
your year in the Diploma in General
Studies will have been a great
investment as you enter the workforce
with a competitive qualifcation.
Your stepping stone
to an exciting future
Cultivate your future at Dookie
Our picturesque Dookie campus in Victoria’s north is an ideal setting
for you to experience tertiary study. The campus boasts a farm estate,
dairy and vineyard, plus on-site accommodation. Our modern buildings,
equipped with the latest technology, connect you to your fellow students
sitting in other classrooms across the region. Through our collaboration
with TAFE providers, you will have access to exciting optional subjects and
electives that will help you apply your learning to the real world.