Studying at Bond
The public TAFE (Technical and Further Education) system delivers Certificate and Diploma level courses for trades such as hospitality, hairdressing, beauty therapy, carpentry, plumbing, etc. These courses are also offered by private registered training organisations (RTOs) which usually specialize in a specific trade.
Universities offer a range of degree qualifications at the undergraduate and graduate (usually referred to as ‘postgraduate’) level.
HIGHER DEGREE BY RESEARCH
Master of Philosophy
Min 2 years
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
Min 4 years
Depending on their ATAR ranking, students are eligible to enrol in a full Bachelor degree as soon as they finish secondary school (Year 12). There is no requirement for two years of ‘general education’, as in the USA – students in Australia can specialize in their chosen field as soon as they start their Bachelor degree.
University Pathway Programs
Students who don’t meet the entry requirements for their chosen Bachelor degree can enrol in a Diploma or University pathway program. At Bond University, these are offered on campus by Bond University College.
Pathway programs cover a broad range of general study areas such as Maths, English, Communication and IT. Successful completion will qualify you to enter most Bachelor degree programs at Bond (there are a few exceptions).
Diplomas are more specific to a particular study area – for example. Diploma of Business, Diploma of Legal Studies. The subjects completed as part of a Diploma can then be credited towards a Bachelor degree in that field.
From California to Bond University
By 22, Dane Del Deo had completed a university degree, directed the relaunch of an iconic piece of telecommunication history and was already making a mark in Hollywood. Dane’s journey to carving out a career in filmmaking spans two continents, from Santa Barbara to the Gold Coast and back to Southern California.