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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.  

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Diploma (2 terms, 8 months) and Diploma Extended (3 terms, 12 months) applies to Business, Business Informatics, Communication, Design, Health, Information Technology and Network and Software Engineering.

2016OrientationStartCensusFinish
Term 1Monday, 22 FebruaryMonday, 29 FebruaryFriday, 25 MarchFriday, 3 June
Term 2Monday, 20 JuneMonday, 27 JuneFriday, 22 JulyFriday, 30 September
Term 3Monday, 17 OctoberMonday, 24 OctoberFriday, 18 NovemberFriday, 27 January 2017
2017OrientationStartCensusFinish
Term 1Monday, 20 FebruaryMonday, 27 FebruaryFriday, 24 MarchFriday, 2 June
Term 2 Monday, 19 JuneMonday, 26 JuneFriday, 21 JulyFriday, 29 September
Term 3Monday, 16 OctoberMonday 23 OctoberFriday, 17 NovemberFriday 26 January 2018
2018OrientationStartCensusFinish
Term 1Monday, 19 FebruaryMonday 26 February,Friday, 23 MarchFriday, 1 June
Term 2 Monday, 18 JuneMonday, 25 JuneFriday, 20 JulyFriday, 28 September
Term 3 Monday, 15 OctoberMonday, 22 OctoberFriday, 16 NovemberFriday, 25 January 2019
2019OrientationStartCensusFinish
Term 1Monday, 18 FebruaryMonday, 25 FebruaryFriday, 22 MarchFriday, 31 May
Term 2Monday, 17 JuneMonday, 24 JuneFriday, 19 JulyFriday, 28 September
Term 2Monday, 14 OctoberMonday, 21 OctoberFriday, 15 NovemberFriday, 24 January 2020

Specialised Diploma (2 semesters, 1 year) applies to the Diploma of Science. 

2016OrientationStartCensusFinish
Semester 1Monday, 22 FebruaryMonday, 29 FebruaryFriday, 25 MarchFriday, 3 June
Semester 2Monday, 18 JulyMonday, 25 JulyFriday, 19 August

Friday, 18 November*

2017OrientationStartCensusFinish
Semester 1Monday, 20 FebruaryMonday, 27 FebruaryFriday, 24 MarchFriday, 2 June
Semester 2Monday, 17 JulyMonday, 24 JulyFriday, 18 AugustFriday, 17 November*
2018OrientationStartCensusFinish
Semester 1Monday, 19 FebruaryMonday, 26  FebruaryFriday, 23 MarchFriday, 1 June
Semester 2Monday, 16 JulyMonday, 23 JulyFriday, 17 AugustFriday, 16 November*
2019OrientationStartCensusFinish
Semester 1Monday, 18 FebruaryMonday, 25  FebruaryFriday, 22 MarchFriday, 31 May
Semester 2Monday, 15 JulyMonday, 22 JulyFriday, 16 AugustFriday, 15 November*

*Subject to change.

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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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