Alternative pathways into Bachelor of Education (Honours)

If you are interested in becoming a teacher, but do not satisfy academic requirements for the Bachelor of Education (Honours) course, here are some options for you to consider.

Diploma of Tertiary Studies (DoTS)

  • 1 year full-time
  • Peninsula campus

If you have a Year 12 education, but don't meet the entry requirements for the Bachelor of Education (Honours), DoTS could be for you.

Diploma of Tertiary Studies (DoTS) is a one-year program, which runs at Peninsula campus and provides a direct entry into education degrees based on that campus, including:

  • Bachelor of Education (Honours) in Early Years and Primary Education
  • Bachelor of Education (Honours) in Primary Education
  • Bachelor of Education (Honours) in Secondary Health and Physical Education

This diploma is equivalent to the first year of a university undergraduate degree. On successful completion (at least 60% average), you can get up to one year of credit towards your chosen degree.

Choose "Education stream" when applying for DoTS (VTAC code 2800729391).

Download course map for 2017 intake (pdf)

Diploma of Higher Education (DoHE)

  • 1 year full-time
  • Clayton campus

If you have a Year 12 education, but don't quite meet the entry requirements for the Bachelor of Education (Honours), this diploma might be for you.

The Diploma of Higher Education (DoHE) is a one-year program, which runs at Clayton campus and provides a direct entry into education degrees based on that campus.

When applying for DoHE, please choose one of these streams:

  • Education stream (VTAC code 2800310291)
    This steam provides a direct pathway into second year of the Bachelor of Education (Honours) in Primary and Secondary Education
    or
    up to one year of credit into the following Education double degrees:
    • Bachelor of Education (Honours) and Bachelor of Arts
    • Bachelor of Education (Honours) and Bachelor of Business
    • Bachelor of Education (Honours) and Bachelor of Information Technology
    • Bachelor of Education (Honours) and Bachelor of Science
    Download course map - Education stream (pdf)

  • Science stream (VTAC code 2800311191)
    This stream provides a direct pathway into second year of the Bachelor of Education (Honours) and Bachelor of Science double degree course.

    Download course map - Science stream (pdf)

On successful completion (at least 60% average), you can get up to one year of credit towards a range of degrees in Education and Science.

Monash College Diploma

  • 8 months full-time
  • Clayton campus
  • Three intakes: February, June, October

If you have narrowly missed the entry requirement for direct entry into an education double degree, consider a Monash College Diploma.

As part of the arts, business and science diploma program, you can choose an education studies specialisation which includes two education studies units and 10 days of professional experience.

On successful completion (65%-70% depending on discipline), you will be eligible for direct entry into the second year of the following double degrees:

  • Education (Honours) and Arts
  • Education (Honours) and Business
  • Education (Honours) and Commerce
  • Education (Honours) and Science

The diploma program is open to domestic and international students.

For more information visit the Monash College Education Studies page.

Monash Access Program (MAP)

  • Part-time (2 days/week, May to November)
  • Clayton campus

If you're a mature-age applicant (over 21 years of age) and have not studied at university before, MAP might be for you.

Monash Access Program (MAP) is an enabling program that prepares you for academic study at university level and allows you to progress to a range of Monash courses, including Bachelor of Education (Honours).

On successful completion (at least 60% average), you will be eligible for direct admission into the Bachelor of Education (Honours) on Peninsula campus.

Download course map (pdf)

Single university-level units

  • 1 semester long

Successful completion of two or more single university-level units might help you meet the prerequisites you missed out on.

A unit is a semester-long subject. Units with language or mathematics bias and/or relevance to education may assist in the selection process into a teacher education course.

For more information, see Single unit enrolments.

Non-teaching degree followed by Master of Teaching

If your ATAR score is not high enough for the Bachelor of Education (Honours), but high enough for another non-teaching Bachelor's degree, then you could complete that degree first, and then enrol in the Master of Teaching to qualify you a teacher.