Diploma of General Studies (X1G)

Overview  2023

Entry Requirements

See entry requirements


Minimum 1 Year, up to a maximum of 3 Years


Duration refers to the minimum and maximum amounts of time in which this course can be completed. It will be affected by whether you choose to study full or part time, noting that some programs are only available part time.


5 Week Session Jan A
Semester 1, Semester 2, 5 Week Session Jan A
Cradle Coast
Semester 1, Semester 2, 5 Week Session Jan A
Semester 1, Semester 2, 5 Week Session Jan A

This course may not be available to international students. Please see the list of distance courses (i.e. online and taken outside Australia) that are offered to international students

  • 1 Develop written and oral skills that prepare them for future higher education or professional development
  • 2 Gain disciplinary knowledge in one or more areas of study at introductory level
  • 3 Critically evaluate knowledge from a range of readily available information sources
  • 4 Develop an understanding, and practical application to solve problems and communicate ideas to a range of audiences, using a variety of strategies
  • 5 Demonstrate an ability to learn and work effectively individually using a range of strategies including online learning
  • 6 Demonstrate an ability to work collaboratively to further ideas and complete tasks
  • 7 Demonstrate academic integrity and proficiency in conventions of academic referencing
  • Course structure

    Entry requirements

    Credit or RPL in this course should be assigned as per the University rules. The course is offered as an articulated exit point from multiple Bachelor level degrees, students who exit with the Diploma of General studies are able to count up to 100% of completed units (at level 100 or above) if they resume study into a Bachelor’s degree. Some degrees will have specific unit requirements, and students are encouraged to seek advice as practicable should they wish to enter a Bachelor level&

    Detailed admissions information and advice for all undergraduate courses, including comprehensive, course-level student profiles, is available from UTAS Admissions.

    Fees & scholarships

    Domestic students

    Commonwealth supported places (CSP)

    Domestic undergraduate students may be eligible for a Commonwealth supported place in this course. If you are offered a Commonwealth supported place, your fees are substantially subsidised by the Australian Government, and you will only be required to pay the student contribution amount for each unit.

    You may be able to defer payment of the student contribution amount by accessing a HECS-HELP loan from the Government. This means you can pay your tuition fees later once you start earning above a specific threshold. For more information, please refer to the Study Assist website.

    The student contribution amount for each unit of study is based on its discipline area. Student contribution amounts are charged for each unit of study, this means that amounts will depend on which units you choose. Find out more about student contribution amounts.

    Detailed fee information for domestic students is available at Scholarships, fees and costs, including additional information in relation to the compulsory Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF).

    International students

    2023 Total Course Fee (international students): $30,950 AUD*.

    Course cost based on a rate of $30,950 AUD per standard, full-time year of study (100 credit points).

    * Please note that this is an indicative fee only.

    International students

    International students are charged the Student Services and Amenities Fee but this fee is incorporated in the annual rate. International students do not have to make any additional SSAF payments.


    For information on general scholarships available at the University of Tasmania, please visit the scholarships website.

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