Don't meet the entry requirements for an undergraduate course? Looking for a more supportive transition to university study in Australia? A Diploma from ACU is a great way to keep your plans on track - without adding extra time on to your journey.
Find out how you can get a head start on your goals with a Diploma program.
About our Diploma programs
Get a head start on your education and career goals with a Diploma from Australian Catholic University. Our Diploma programs are equivalent to the first year of a Bachelor's degree, with added support to ensure your transition to university studies in Australia is as smooth as possible.
Benefits of studying a Diploma program
Fast track your studies
Successful graduates from ACU Diplomas gain credit for the first year of undergraduate study and transition directly into the second year of a related Bachelor's degree.
Be supported to succeed
With smaller classes and more class time you have more opportunities to ask questions, collaborate with peers and be guided by teachers who understand your learning needs.
Our teaching focuses on developing your knowledge and understanding of academic concepts and skills to further your study and develop a career in your chosen discipline.
Part of the university
Programs are designed by ACU, for ACU students, meaning you'll have the same education outcomes as direct entry undergraduate students and access the same resources and facilities.
We offer a range of discipline-specific Diploma programs.
With us, you'll be supported to thrive during your studies and beyond.
Why study at ACU?
Top2%of all universities worldwide
No.1in Australia for graduate employment
Rated5stars for learner engagement, skills development and learning resources
1. Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2021. Percentage calculated as ACU's world rank as a proportion of the total number of universities in the world: International Handbook of Universities 2019, Palgrave MacMillan.
2. Graduate Outcomes Survey - Longitudinal 2021.
3. Good Universities Guide 2022.