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Higher Education Diplomas

Our one-year Higher Education (HE) Diploma courses provide guaranteed entry into the second year of nominated bachelor degrees, following successful completion of the course.

VU's HE Diplomas are delivered by VU staff on VU’s campuses and are designed to prepare students for success in the second and third years of undergraduate study.

VU College offers the following one-year HE Diplomas:

By studying a HE Diploma, you will:

  • enjoy more focused academic and English support with smaller class sizes, to better prepare you for success when you transfer to a bachelor degree
  • be guaranteed entry into the second year of nominated bachelor degrees, following successful completion of the diploma
  • study at a university, with full access to our resources and facilities
  • reduce your overall tuition fees through cheaper fees (than a bachelor) in the first year of study
  • study longer semesters with more time to develop your academic skills.

 

Diploma of Business (Enterprise)

By successfully completing a Diploma of Business (Enterprise) at Victoria University you will be guaranteed entry into the second year of a Bachelor of Business degree in any of our business specialisations.

Infographic shows the study pathways for business: one year studying the Diploma of Business (Enterprise) and then two years to complete the Bachelor of Business with any major.

You will study foundation skills across a broad range of business areas including accounting, management, marketing, economics, communications and information technology.

Students studying in Melbourne can take advantage of our new city teaching space on the top floors of our City Flinders campus.

This Diploma is also offered at a number of our international partner institutions in China.

Diploma of Information Technology

Diploma of Information Technology, taught at our Footscray Nicholson campus, helps students to learn the fundamentals of information technology over a slightly longer, 15 week semester. This course builds the necessary literacy and numeracy skills required for success in the second and third years of bachelor study.

Infographic shows the study pathways for information technology: one year studying the Diploma of Information Technology and then two years to complete the Bachelor of Information Technology.

This course offers guaranteed entry into the second year of our Bachelor of Information Technology degree upon successful completion. In this Bachelor degree you can major in developing web and mobile applications, or network and systems.

You can also study this Diploma with our international partner institution, Henan University in China.

Diploma of Engineering

Study our Diploma of Engineering and learn foundation skills in mathematics, physics and problem solving. This will prepare you for study in any of our bachelor degrees in engineering, in which you can major in architectural, civil, electrical or mechanical engineering.

Infographic shows the study pathways for engineering: one year studying the Diploma of Engineering and then two years to complete the Bachelor of Engineering with a major in Architectural, Civil, Electrical and Electronic, or Mechanical Engineering.

On completion of this diploma you can enter into the second year of:

Students studying in Melbourne can take advantage of our new city teaching space on the top floors of our City Flinders campus.

VU College Diploma Merit Scholarship

The VU College Diploma Merit Scholarship rewards students for academic achievement. International students who meet the academic achievement with at least a distinction in each unit in first semester of a diploma at VU College in Melbourne will receive a $2000 grant for their second semester of studies.

Find out more about the Merit Scholarship.