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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;
  • Diploma of Business Informatics;
  • Diploma of Communication;
  • Diploma of Design;
  • Diploma of Information Technology; and
  • Diploma of Network and Software Engineering
2020OrientationStartCensusFinish
Term 1Thursday, 20 FebruaryMonday, 24 FebruaryFriday, 20 MarchFriday, 22 May
Term 2Monday, 15 JuneMonday, 22 JuneFriday, 17 JulyFriday, 25 September
Term 3Monday, 12 OctoberMonday, 19 OctoberFriday, 13 NovemberFriday, 15 January 2021*
2021OrientationStartCensusFinish
Term 1Thursday, 11 FebruaryMonday, 15 FebruaryFriday, 19 MarchFriday, 22 May
Term 2Monday, 7 JuneMonday, 14 JuneFriday, 16 JulyFriday, 17 September
Term 3Monday, 4 OctoberMonday, 11 OctoberFriday, 12 NovemberFriday, 14 January 2022*

Intakes, orientations and term dates for:

  • Diploma of Health
2020OrientationStartCensusFinish
Semester 1Monday, 3 FebruaryMonday, 10 FebruaryFriday, 6 MarchFriday, 15 May
Semester 2Monday, 27 JulyMonday, 3 AugustFriday, 28 AugustFriday, 6 November
2021OrientationStartCensusFinish
Semester 1Monday, 25 JanuaryMonday, 1 FebruaryFriday, 5 MarchFriday, 14 May
Semester 2Monday, 21 JulyMonday, 26 JulyFriday, 27 AugustFriday, 5  November

  • Diploma of Science^

^There is no semester 2, 2019 intake for Diploma of science.

2020OrientationStartCensusFinish
Semester 1Monday, 17 FebruaryMonday, 24 FebruaryFriday, 20 MarchFriday, 5 June
Semester 2Monday, 27 JulyMonday, 3 AugustFriday, 28 AugustFriday, 6 November
2021OrientationStartCensusFinish
Semester 1Thursday, 8 FebruaryMonday, 15 FebruaryFriday, 15 MarchFriday, 28 May

^There is no semester 2, 2021 intake for Diploma of science.

* Subject to change

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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