Kickstart your study journey with an ACU Diploma program. Access specialised support and gain credits to fast-track to the second year of your preferred Bachelor's degree at ACU.
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 in-depth pathway programs suitable for students who do not meet the direct entry requirements to their preferred ACU Bachelor's degree.
Benefits of studying a Diploma program
Fast track to the second year of a Bachelor degree
Meet your goals without adding extra time to your journey. Gain credit for the first year of undergraduate study and transition directly into the second year of a related Bachelor's degree.
Enjoy small class sizes and specialised support
With smaller classes and more class time, you have more opportunities to collaborate with peers and be guided by highly-qualified and experienced teachers who understand your learning needs.
Engage in your chosen study area from day one
Our Diploma programs are discipline-specific, meaning the subjects you study and the content you learn are tailored to prepare you for further study in your chosen area.
Build academic knowledge and study skills
With a dedicated Academic Literacy subject, you will be supported to build your understanding of academic concepts and develop your study skills to succeed.
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.