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Diplomas

UC College  offers diplomas that enable direct entry into a relevant University of Canberra degree.  In most cases, if they are completed successfully you can enter straight into 2nd year of the program.

International diplomas take either 2 terms (8 months) or 3 terms (12months) of full-time study to complete and are all registered as Higher Education Diplomas.  

Helpful information 

Inherent requirements

In addition to course requirements, in order to successfully complete your course you may need to meet the inherent requirements. Please refer to the inherent requirements statement applicable to your course.

Diploma Courses

Intakes, orientations and term dates for:

  • Diploma of Business;
  • Business Informatics;
  • Diploma of Communication;
  • Diploma of Design;
  • Diploma of Information Technology; and
  • Diploma of Network and Software Engineering
2018OrientationStartCensusFinish
Term 1 Monday, 5 February Monday, 12 February Friday, 9 March Friday, 4 May
Term 2 Monday, 4 June Monday, 11 June Friday, 6 July Friday, 31 August
Term 3 Tuesday, 2 October Monday, 8 October Friday, 2 November Friday, 11 January 2019
2019OrientationStartCensusFinish
Term 1 Monday, 4 February* Monday, 11 February* Friday, 8 March* Friday, 3 May*
Term 2 Monday, 3 June* Monday, 10 June* Friday, 5 July* Friday, 30 August*
Term 3 Monday, 30 September* Monday, 7 October* Friday, 1 November* Friday, 10 January 2020*

Intakes, orientations and term dates for:

  • Diploma of Health
  • Diploma of Science;
2018OrientationStartCensusFinish
Semester 1 Monday, 5 February Monday, 12 February Friday, 9 March Friday, 11 May
Semester 2 Monday, 30 July Monday, 6 August Friday, 31 August Friday, 2 November*
2019OrientationStartCensusFinish
Semester 1 Monday, 4 February* Monday, 11 February* Friday, 8 March* Friday, 10 May*
Semester 2 Monday, 29 July* Monday, 5 August* Friday, 16 August* Friday, 1 November*

* Subject to change

2018 Diploma fees

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  • Fee information provided on this page is correct at the time of publishing and is subject to change. 
  • Please contact us with any questions related to international student program fees.
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