O que eu aprenderei?

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 don’t 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 JCU’s Diploma of Higher Education meet the entry requirements necessary to enter into many JCU Bachelor degrees.

JCU students may be eligible for advanced standing or credit for some of the subjects completed as part of the diploma.

Career Opportunities

Develop the necessary skills to become a successful university student. Begin your dream career with a recognised qualification and pathway to your preferred bachelor degree.

The JCU Diploma of Higher Education is a pathway into university if you don’t have the academic entry requirements for your preferred undergraduate course. It also provides an example of what university study will be like prior to enrolling in a full degree.

Some subjects completed as part of this diploma may be eligible for credit towards a subsequent JCU undergraduate degree.

Major Structure

Students will be enrolled in set study plans which will allow them to articulate into their target degree. The study plans will allow for flexible enrolment options, involving a mix of core subjects (including CS1022 and CU1022), selected major and elective subjects. Study plans can be discussed with the Pathways team.


MA1022:03 Essential Maths

BM1111:03 Introduction to Health Sciences


Select 12 credit points of subjects from List 1

List 1

  • BM1011:03 Physiological Systems and Processes 1
  • BS1001:03 Introduction to Biological Processes or BZ1005:03 Introductory Ecology
  • BS1007:03 Introduction to Biodiversity or BZ1006:03 Diversity of Life
  • CH1020:03 Preparatory Chemistry
  • CU1010:03 Effective Writing
  • HS1003:03 Lifespan Development for Health A
  • HS1111:03 Communication for Nursing and Midwifery
  • HS1401:03 Health and Health Care in Australia
  • MA1020:03 Preparatory Mathematics
  • PC1004:03 Introduction to Pharmacy Practice and Pharmaceutical Sciences 1
  • PH1001:03 Preparatory Physics
  • PY1101:03 Exploring Psychology: from Brain to Practice
  • PY1102:03 Exploring Psychology: from Perception to Reality
  • RH1002:03 Communication Skills for Health Professionals
  • RH1004:03 Foundations of Allied Health Professional Practice
  • SC1022:03 Essential Science
  • SL1001:03 Foundations of Speech Pathology
  • SP1001:03 Science and Practice of Sport and Exercise
  • SP1002:03 Sport and Exercise Nutrition
  • SS1010:03 Australian People: Indigeneity and Multiculturalism
  • WS1005:03 Human Rights and Social Justice

Delivery at Thursday Island will be in mixed attendance mode



Opções de estudo

Período integral (1 ano)

A$28.840,00 (R$ 105.220) por ano

*O preço é estimado e tem caráter informativo, por favor, verifique esta informação com a instituição.

Data de início

27 Julho 2020


James Cook University

Douglas campus,

1 James Cook Drive,



4814, TOWNSVILLE, Australia

Período integral (1 ano)

A$28.840,00 (R$ 105.220) por ano

*O preço é estimado e tem caráter informativo, por favor, verifique esta informação com a instituição.

Data de início

27 Julho 2020


Townsville City Campus

City Arcade, 383 Flinders Street,



4810, TOWNSVILLE, Australia

Requisitos de admissão

Para estudantes internacionais

Students are required to complete academic qualification of Australia grade 12 or equivalent. Entry requirements may vary from country to country.

IELTS - 6.5 (no component lower than 6.0); TOEFL (internet based) - 86 (no component less than 21); Pearson (PTE Academic) - 58 (no component less than 54); C1 Advanced / C2 Proficiency: 176 (no component less than 169).

Encontre o centro de IELTS mais perto de você e as datas da prova

Os requisitos para o IELTS podem variar de acordo com o curso que você escolher.


Sobre a universidade

A James Cook University ficou entre as 30 melhores universidades modernas do mundo no ranking “50 com menos de 50” da Times Higher Education em 2018.

  • Eleita no 2% das melhores universidades mundiais
  • Eleita “muito superior ou melhor” em 38 áreas de pesquisa
  • A JCU fez um investimento de capital futuro de A$ 1,9 bi
  • Top 3 em satisfação entre empregadores na Austrália