Pathways courses

We know that if you're given a chance to study something you're passionate about, you'll shine. That’s why we include guaranteed entry to most of our bachelor's degrees through two dedicated courses. The Diploma of General Studies or the Charles Sturt University Pathway course.

Be fully prepared for study in your chosen degree by developing academic writing, maths and statistics skills, contemporary understandings of First Nations histories as well as a choice of electives to complement your future degree. You can also get ready for your degree and build additional skills through short Study Link preparatory subjects.

Diploma of General Studies

  • 2 Sessions (1 year - full-time)
  • On campus or online
  • 8 subjects
  • Diploma qualification
  • Guaranteed entry to range of degrees

Diploma of General Studies

Charles Sturt Pathway Course

  • Session (or 2 sessions p/t)
  • Start session 1 or 2
  • On campus, online or mixed
  • 4 subjects
  • Certificate of completion
  • Guaranteed entry to range of degrees
  • No course fees

Charles Sturt University Pathway

Successful completion

On successful completion of the program, you will guaranteed entry into a range of Charles Sturt University undergraduate courses.

What's more, you could also receive credit for undergraduate-level subjects. Find out more about guaranteed entry and credit to Charles Sturt degree courses so you can choose the Pathway which is right for you.

  • What courses can I get into by completing a Pathway course?

    Check our guaranteed entry and credit list for the most up to date information.

  • Which Pathway course is right for me?

    Some courses are available only by doing the Diploma of General Studies, and others only through the Charles Sturt Pathway Course. Check the guaranteed entry and credit list to see what options you have for entry through a Pathways course.

  • What if I want a qualification from my Pathways 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 Pathway Course will only give you entry, not a qualification.

  • Will the Pathway course ensure my success?

    Students who commence their degree through a Pathway course have a higher success rate, are more prepared and more confident about their studies. You will learn everything you need to know about how to succeed at university.

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