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.

Course learning outcomes

Upon successful completion of the Diploma of Higher Education, students will be able to:

  • Integrate and apply theoretical and technical knowledge and concepts, with depth in some areas, in a discipline or broad field of learning
  • Identify, analyse, synthesise and evaluate information, claims and evidence from a range of sources
  • Communicate ideas, arguments and perspectives in a clear and logical way through English language proficiency and a range of media and technologies
  • Analyse, plan, design and evaluate solutions to problems by applying creativity, initiative and judgment and, where appropriate, numeracy skills
  • Demonstrate autonomy and responsibility in learning independently and managing personal development and future pathways

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

SC1022:03 Essential Science


Select 12 credit points of Science subjects from List 1

List 1

BS1001:03 Introduction to Biological Processes or BZ1005 Introductory Ecology

BS1007:03 Introduction to Biodiversity or BZ1006 Diversity of Life

BZ1008:03 Functional Biology

CH1020:03 Preparatory Chemistry

CP1801:03 Fundamentals of Problem Solving and Programming I

CP1804:03 Programming II

CU1010:03 Effective Writing

EA1110:03 Evolution of the Earth

EV1005:03 Environmental Processes and Global Change

MA1020:03 Preparatory Mathematics

PH1001:03 Preparatory Physics

SC1101:03 Science, Technology and Truth

SC1102:03 Modelling Natural Systems

SC1109:03 Modelling Natural Systems-Advanced



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


Cairns City campus

36 Shields Street,



4870, CAIRNS, 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.

Academic IELTS – 5.5 (no component lower than 5.0) – or equivalent TOEFL or Pearson (PTE Academic) test.

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