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Diploma Preparation Program

Program overview

Bond University College’s Diploma Preparation Program offers a pathway to undergraduate study, helping you to develop the academic and digital literacy skills that will set you up for success in your chosen higher education diploma program.

The preparation program can be completed in one semester (four months) and transitions directly into your choice of a Diploma of Business, Arts, Legal Studies, Health Sciences, Creative Design or Built Environment.

Starting your tertiary study experience at Bond University College means you’ll benefit from a network of personalised support, with extra face-to-face teaching sessions in small classes where teachers know you by name, additional one-on-one help from student support staff and access to the University’s counselling and medical services, if you need it.

At the same time, you’ll be part of Bond University from day one, with full access to the libraries, computer labs, multimedia learning centre and recreational facilities.

Upon successful completion of your Preparation Program, you’ll transition seamlessly into your guaranteed place in your chosen diploma, which equates to the first two semesters of a bachelor’s degree.

The Diploma Preparation Program is available to Australian citizens, New Zealand citizens or holders of an Australian permanent visa. If you are an international student, please go to the Bond University College Foundation Program.

Program code: CO-00020

CRICOS code: 0101445

Program overview

Bond University College’s Diploma Preparation Program offers a pathway to undergraduate study, helping you to develop the academic and digital literacy skills that will set you up for success in your chosen higher education diploma program.

The preparation program can be completed in one semester (four months) and transitions directly into your choice of a Diploma of Business, Arts, Legal Studies, Health Sciences, Creative Design or Built Environment.

Starting your tertiary study experience at Bond University College means you’ll benefit from a network of personalised support, with extra face-to-face teaching sessions in small classes where teachers know you by name, additional one-on-one help from student support staff and access to the University’s counselling and medical services, if you need it.

At the same time, you’ll be part of Bond University from day one, with full access to the libraries, computer labs, multimedia learning centre and recreational facilities.

Upon successful completion of your Preparation Program, you’ll transition seamlessly into your guaranteed place in your chosen diploma, which equates to the first two semesters of a bachelor’s degree.

The Diploma Preparation Program is available to Australian citizens, New Zealand citizens or holders of an Australian permanent visa. If you are an international student, please go to the Bond University College Foundation Program.

Program code: CO-00020

CRICOS code: 0101445

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About this program

The Diploma Preparation Program provides a pathway for students to pursue undergraduate studies within a Higher Education Diploma Program. Students learn the core academic and digital literacy skills, as well as the independent learning skills required for entry to a Bond University Higher Education Diploma Program.

What you'll be studying

  • Subjects and contact hours

    Completed over one semester, Bond University College’s Diploma Preparation Program comprises three subjects covering Academic Communication Skills, Applied Academic Communication Skills, and Digital Literacy.

    Your studies will involve a total of 16 contact hours per week, with extra time required for study and assignments.

Program features

  • The full Bond experience

    Bond University College is located at the heart of Bond University’s campus so you will be part of the Bond community from day one. You’ll be eligible to join our clubs and societies; have full access to the libraries, computer labs and multimedia learning centre; and enjoy all our recreational facilities from the swimming pools and gym to the tennis courts and sporting fields.

  • Your success matters

    Bond is a small university. We care about each and every one of our students and want to make sure they succeed. If you are struggling to keep up in class, we can help with extra workshops or tutoring sessions. If you’re feeling homesick, we can put you in touch with on-campus counsellors. If you need help with the technology, our admin staff, our IT team can help.

  • A seamless transition

    Our Diploma Preparation Program is designed to help you develop the basic academic knowledge and skills required for entry into Bond University College’s higher education diplomas. It will also give you time to adjust to the study habits and time management required for further tertiary study at Bond University. Successful completion of the Diploma Preparation Program guarantees admission to your choice of Bond University College Diploma programs.

  • Join our global community

    Bond University is home to students from more than 80 different countries. In your Bond University College classes, you’ll make new friends from all over the world and enjoy discovering the Gold Coast with them.

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Hear from our Bondies

  • DPP and Diploma in Built Environment

    "When I started my foundation program at Bond University, I was so insecure because I am an international student. I had amazing lecturers that were always by my side, the Academic Skills Center was there for me when I needed help with my assessments, and I love how every lecturer at Bond inspires you to do better. If you are a student looking for a good pathway, choose Bond University. Why? Because you won’t just excel in your career, but you will excel in life with the help of others."

    Avi Singh - Student
  • Bond University College

    "I have extensive experience teaching in Australian High Schools. I teach ‘Academic Communication Skills’ and ‘Applied Academic Communication Skills’ in the Diploma Preparation Program and I incorporate into my subjects the necessary skills to improve students’ speaking, listening, reading, writing, as well as textual analysis abilities. The aim is to prepare our students for their further university studies. I want all of my students to succeed!"

    Annette Bycroft - Academic Teacher
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Hear from our Bondies

  • Bond University College

    "I have extensive experience teaching in Australian High Schools. I teach ‘Academic Communication Skills’ and ‘Applied Academic Communication Skills’ in the Diploma Preparation Program and I incorporate into my subjects the necessary skills to improve students’ speaking, listening, reading, writing, as well as textual analysis abilities. The aim is to prepare our students for their further university studies. I want all of my students to succeed!"

    Annette Bycroft - Academic Teacher
  • DPP and Diploma in Built Environment

    "When I started my foundation program at Bond University, I was so insecure because I am an international student. I had amazing lecturers that were always by my side, the Academic Skills Center was there for me when I needed help with my assessments, and I love how every lecturer at Bond inspires you to do better. If you are a student looking for a good pathway, choose Bond University. Why? Because you won’t just excel in your career, but you will excel in life with the help of others."

    Avi Singh - Student
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