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What will I learn?

The Bond University College Diploma Preparation Program is designed to give students the academic and digital literacy skills required to enter a Bond University Higher Education Diploma Program.

The Diploma Preparation consists of three subjects and takes only one semester (four months) to complete, allowing you to enter your Diploma program sooner and be on your pathway to a Bond University Bachelor Degree 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.

Key features

  • Prepare yourself for a Bond University Higher Education Diploma Program
  • Gain the academic skills required to succeed in your further studies
  • Transition into your Diploma Program seamlessly with our dedicated teachers and supportive environment

Structure and subjects

Mandatory subjects

  • BCPP01-001 Academic Communication Skills (10 CP - 6 contact hours per week)
  • BCPP01-002 Applied academic Communication Skills (10 CP - 6 contact hours per week)
  • BCPP01-003 Digital Literacy (10 CP - 3 contact hours per week)


On Campus and Remote

Due to current travel restrictions, this program will temporarily be delivered using a mixture of on-campus, remote and multi-modal classes to support and engage all students, from all parts of the world.

The September semester for this program will be delivered in a multi-modal format, with classes designed to support and engage all learners. Whether they’re on campus or abroad, all students will be able to access Bond’s exceptional and personalised learning experience through dynamic and interactive lectures, tutorials, seminars, workshops and lab sessions.



Study options

Full Time (1 semester)

Tuition fees
A$11,610.00 (6,37,562) per year

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

16 May 2022


Bond University College

14 University Drive,



4226, GOLD COAST, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants must have completed Year 12 or equivalent (in other Australian states). Other entry requirements for specific courses: Bachelor of Actuarial Science requires a minimum of 32 points. Bachelor of Laws requires a minimum of 30 points. Bachelor of Business Law; Bachelor of Jurisprudence; and Bachelor of Biomedical Science require a minimum of 28 points. Bachelor of Exercise and Sports Science; and Bachelor of Architectural Studies require a minimum of 25 points. All other programs require a minimum of 24 points. English Language Requirements: IELTS score 6.5 (Writing 6.5, Reading 6.0, Listening 6.0, Speaking 6.0); Test of English as a Foreign Language Internet-Based Test: 79; PTE: 58 with a Communicative Skills score in writing 58 or above.

For international students

Applicants must have a successful completion of Year 12 or equivalent. Students from other countries should have country specific requirements equivalent to Australia.

International English Language Testing System (IELTS) Academic - Overall 6.0 with no sub score less than 5.5; Test of English as a Foreign Language internet-Based Test (TOEFL iBT) - 60; Pearson Test of English (PTE) Academic - 50; Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) - 169 (No sub score less than 162).

Please refer to the relevant English language requirements on the Bond University webpage.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.


About Bond University

Bond rates five stars in teaching, employability, internationalisation, facilities, social responsibility, and inclusiveness (2019 QS Star Ratings).

  • Located on the Gold Coast, Australia
  • Welcomes international students from 90+ countries
  • Lowest student-teacher ratio in Australia
  • Number one for student experience in Australia