Diploma of University Studies (Indigenous Community Development)
Are you interested in the development of multicultural communities?
USQ’s Diploma of University Studies provides general study skills to make you ready for university study.
With a focus on Indigenous Community Development, this specialisation will develop your understanding of the issues, principles and theories needed to pursue a career in social services. You will have the opportunity to choose a number of courses within history, Indigenous literacies, anthropology, or community welfare to broaden your scope of the sector.
As a graduate of this program, you will be eligible to apply for direct entry into selected USQ undergraduate arts degrees. If you choose to go on to further studies some subjects that you choose could also count as credit toward your undergraduate degree.
As a diploma graduate, you will be provided with general knowledge in preparation for a career in a number of areas within the arts sector. Additional study within this field can further develop your skills and career opportunities.
How much will it cost?
Approximate annual costs1 for your first year of study (8 units) in this program are:
|Commonwealth supported||AUD 7744|
|Domestic full fee paying||AUD 18890|
Loan to help you pay your fees
You may not have to pay your course (subject) fees upfront. HECS-HELP and FEE-HELP allows you to defer your fees until your income reaches a certain level.
You may also be eligible to receive financial support from Centrelink.
Scholarships and financial assistance
You may be able to apply for scholarships to help with your study costs.
- 18 years or older
English Language Requirements
You are required to satisfy the applicable English language requirements. This program requires a minimum of IELTS 5.5 or equivalent.
If you do not meet the English language requirements you may apply to study a University-approved English language program.
A number of other pathways are also available if you haven't been able to study previously or don't meet the requirements for entry into your program of interest.
How to apply
Note: You will also need to complete online tests in mathematics, e-literacy, and English communication skills to assist staff in determining your level of reading comprehension, written expression, and mathematical understanding. Complete the Diagnostic exercises and email them to email@example.com to commence your USQ journey.
Applying directly to USQ:
- Semester 3, 2019 - applications close Friday 15 November, with semester 3 commencing on Monday 18 November 2019.
- Semester 1, 2020 - applications close Friday 6 March, with semester 1 commencing on Monday 24 February 2020.
- Semester 2, 2020 - applications close Friday 24 July, with semester 2 commencing on Monday 13 July 2020.