Diploma in General Studies

About the course

For information about this course please see:

Essential requirements for admission

All applicants must submit a VTAC Personal Statement detailing their reasons for applying.

Prerequisites:

VCE Units 3 and 4 (or equivalent): A study score of at least 20 in English/English Language/Literature or at least 25 in EAL.

Admission criteria

Applicants with higher education study

Applicants will be assessed based on their entire academic record and the VTAC Personal Statement.

Applicants with relevant work experience may be given additional consideration. Details must be provided via the VTAC Personal Statement.

Some applicants may be required to attend an interview, complete a selection test, or supply employer references/referees as part of the selection process.

Applicants with vocational education and training (VET) study

Completion of one of the following qualifications will be deemed to be equivalent to completing VCE for the purposes of entry to the Diploma in General Studies:

Applicants will be assessed based on their entire academic record and the VTAC Personal Statement.

Applicants with relevant work experience may be given additional consideration. Details must be provided via the VTAC Personal Statement.

Some applicants may be required to attend an interview, complete a selection test, or supply employer references/referees as part of the selection process.

Applicants with recent secondary education (within the past two years)

See the whole-of-institution information.

Consideration of equity, student backgrounds and previous educational disadvantage

The University of Melbourne takes into consideration equity, student backgrounds and previous education disadvantage through a number of special entry schemes, including Access Melbourne. See https://futurestudents.unimelb.edu.au/admissions/access_melbourne_and_equity_programs.

ATAR-based admission

Lowest ATAR where a recent Year 12 student offer was made in Semester 1 2017 (excluding students made offers through special entry schemes)

50.00

Lowest ATAR to which an offer was made in Semester 1 2017 (including students made offers through special entry schemes)

40.20

Minimum ATAR required for consideration (only applicants eligible for special entry schemes will be admitted below the minimum)

50.00

ATAR profile of those offered places wholly or partly on the basis of ATAR in Semester 1 2017

ATAR-based offers only, across all offer rounds

This table relates to all students selected on the basis of ATAR alone and does not include consideration of student background and equity.

ATAR

Highest rank to receive an offer

94.90

75th percentile rank to receive an offer

71.06

Median rank to receive an offer

61.50

25th percentile to receive an offer

54.01

Lowest rank to receive an offer

40.20

Applicants with work and life experience

Applicants will be assessed based on their entire academic record and the VTAC Personal Statement.

Applicants with relevant work experience may be given additional consideration. Details must be provided via the VTAC Personal Statement.

Some applicants may be required to attend an interview, complete a selection test, or supply employer references/referees as part of the selection process.

How to apply

See the whole-of-institution information.

Advanced standing (credit)

Advanced standing (sometimes known as credit or recognition of prior learning) is not available in the Diploma in General Studies.

Student profile

The table below gives an indication of the likely peer cohort for new Diploma in General Studies students at the University of Melbourne.  It provides data on students who commenced undergraduate study and were enrolled after the census date in Semester 1 2017.  It includes those admitted through all VTAC offer rounds.

Applicant background

Semester 1 2017 intake

Number of students

Percentage of all students

Past higher education study

0

0%

Past vocational education and training (VET) study

0

0%

Recent secondary education (within the past two years):
  • Admitted on the basis of ATAR (regardless of whether this includes the impact of adjustment factors such as equity schemes)
0 0%
  • Admitted where both ATAR and additional criteria were considered (eg, audition, interview etc)
26 100.0%
  • Admitted on the basis of other criteria only and ATAR was not a factor (eg, audition, folio etc)
0 0%
Work and life experience (admitted on the basis of previous achievement other than that listed above):
  • Secondary education (2014 and earlier)
0 0%
  • Overseas secondary qualification
0 0%
  • Other
0 0%

International students who applied through VTAC (studying in Australia)

0

0%

Total

26

100.0%

L/N – Low numbers: the number of students is less than 5.
N/P – Not published: the number is hidden to prevent calculation of numbers in cells with less than 5 students.

Where to get further information

See the whole-of-institution information.