About the course
Gain a one-year university qualification while opening up your pathway into many JCU Bachelor degrees. The Diploma of Higher Education is recognised as a stand-alone qualification designed for students who dont meet the entry requirements of a Bachelor degree. Study a variety of introductory and first-year degree subjects, designed to help you build on core knowledge and foster skills of academic enquiry. You will enrol in a specific study plan created to suit your chosen major. Benefit from support staff dedicated to students of this degree and the award-winning JCU Learning Centre. Receive the foundational skills and knowledge to enter your target Bachelor degree course. Graduates who successfully complete JCUs Diploma of Higher Education meet the entry requirements necessary to enter into many JCU Bachelor degrees. Integrate and apply theoretical and technical knowledge and concepts, with depth in some areas, in a discipline or broad field of learning. Demonstrate autonomy and responsibility in learning independently and managing personal development and future pathways. Apply knowledge of diversity and interpersonal and/or intercultural skills to work effectively in teams to complete a range of activities within broad parameters. Explore contemporary social and cultural concepts including political science, Indigenous studies, innovation, and the making of place. You can choose from a range of subjects that will prepare you for a JCU undergraduate degree. Graduates are equipped to apply their knowledge of diversity and interpersonal skills to communicate ideas, evaluate information and create solutions.
Intake Months
February, July, March, November
Delivery Locations
C49214
Qualification
Diploma
Estimated annual course fee
AUD 28,840
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Duration
1 Year
Cricos
082840C
English language requirements
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6
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74
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52
Academic entry requirements
Prerequisites
You must have successfully completed an Australian Bachelor degree (or equivalent overseas qualification) or/with full-time or equivalent, work experience in a relevant industry setting. Meeting the minimum academic requirements does not guarantee entry.
Start date and prices
Starting Duration Fees Status Campus
January, 2022 Duration 1 Years Course fee AUD 29,480
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City Closed Campus Cairns Campus
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James Cook University

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James Cook University is a public university in North Queensland, Australia. The second oldest university in Queensland, JCU is a teaching and research institution.
James Cook University is placed in the top 2% of universities in the world and ranks among the top 30 modern universities in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings (50 under 50, 2018). The institution is research led and a pioneer in its focus on the tropics. The institution places an emphasis on developing students who will become graduates that make a positive impact on society in a wide range of spheres.
The universitys main campuses are located in the tropical cities of Cairns and Townsville, and one in the city state of Singapore. JCU also has study centres in Mount Isa, Mackay, Thursday Island and Rockhampton. A Brisbane campus, operated by Russo Higher Education, delivers undergraduate and postgraduate courses to international and domestic students. The universitys main fields of research include environmental sciences, biological sciences, mathematical sciences, earth sciences, agricultural and veterinary sciences, technology and medical and health sciences.
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462 301 - 400 201
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Cairns Campus - James Cook University

14-88 McGregor Road Smithfield, Cairns, Queensland LD 4878

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The campus location is spectacular – surrounded on three sides by rainforest-covered mountains. Located near the northern beaches in the suburb of Smithfield, the campus is 15 kilometres (9 miles) north of the city centre. JCU Cairns houses teaching and research facilities, the JCU library, cafés, bars, fitness and sporting facilities and a wealth of student clubs and societies.

Townsville Campus - James Cook University

1 James Cook Drive Douglas, Townsville, Queensland 4811

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The campus is located in the Townsville Tropical Intelligence and Health Precinct (TropiQ) in the suburb of Douglas. JCU Townsville is set in a 386-hectare natural bush and parkland setting, 13 kilometres (8 miles) from the Townsville CBD. JCU Townsville houses teaching and research facilities, the main JCU library, cafés, bars, fitness and sporting facilities and a wealth of student clubs and societies.