Pathway courses

There are many different routes to career success. And you know that if you're given a chance to study your passion, you'll shine.

The good news? You have options that will help you get where you want to go. Our admission pathway courses will put you on track to study a range of undergraduate degrees with us. You may receive credit for subjects you complete in your pathway course – meaning you could graduate from your bachelor's faster!

Both the Diploma of General Studies and the Charles Sturt University Pathway will prepare you for uni study by developing your skills in academic writing, maths and statistics. You'll also gain an understanding of First Nations histories, and choose from a range of elective subjects.

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Diploma of General Studies

  • Study for one year, full-time.
  • Study online or on campus.
  • Guaranteed entry to most undergraduate courses, including education, computer science and IT.
  • Plus, get credit for up to four subjects in select undergraduate course.
  • Start in March.
  • Graduate with a diploma qualification.

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Charles Sturt University Pathway

  • Study for half a year full-time or one year part-time.
  • Study online or on campus.
  • This course is free to all domestic students.
  • Start in March or July.
  • Guaranteed entry to many of our undergraduate courses
  • Plus, in some undergraduate degrees, you may get credit for up to four subjects.

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Did you know

Students who complete an admission pathway course before studying an undergraduate degree have a higher success rate when it comes to completing their bachelor's. Why? Well, completing a pathway course prepares you to succeed at uni, builds your confidence, and keeps you motivated.

  • Which degrees can I get into by completing an admission pathway course?

    Complete an admission pathway course and you can secure a spot in almost all of our undergraduate degrees. Check our guaranteed entry and credit lists for the Diploma of General Studies and for the Charles Sturt University Pathway for the most up-to-date information.

  • What if I want a qualification from my admission pathway course?

    The Diploma of General Studies will give you a diploma-level qualification as well as guaranteed entry into a range of Charles Sturt undergraduate courses. The shorter Charles Sturt University Pathway will only give you entry to a bachelor's; it doesn't include a qualification.

  • Will an admission pathway course help me succeed in my bachelor's?

    Students who complete an admissions pathway course before going on to an undergraduate degree actually have a higher success rate when it comes to completing their bachelor's. After all,completing a pathway course not only gives you everything you need to know about how to succeed at university and builds your confidence, it shows your dedication to get where you want to go.

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