Our one-year Higher Education (HE) diplomas contain the same curriculum as the equivalent degree, but with extra English language and academic support. Successful completion of a HE diploma at VU Sydney is a guaranteed pathway into the second year of the relevant degree.

The benefits of undertaking one of our HE Diplomas include:

  • focusing on one subject at a time, following our multi award-winning VU Block Model®
  • developing your academic and English language skills in smaller class sizes, during a slightly longer semester
  • gaining guaranteed entry into the second year of nominated bachelor degrees on successful course completion
  • saving on the cost of overall tuition fees through cheaper fees (than a bachelor) in your first year of study.

Note: In recognition of the requirements for the delivery of education to international students in Australia, all course delivery will require some form of face-to-face learning at VU Sydney from Semester 1, 2023.

 Erenk Tandukar

The diploma program helps me to understand the units better before I enter my bachelor degree. Studying by VU Block Model® is much better for me as I’m able to focus on just one unit at a time before moving onto the next one.

Erenk - Nepal
Diploma of Information Technology (IT)