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Diploma of Tertiary Studies for 2015


Why study Diploma of Tertiary Studies?

The Diploma of Tertiary Studies (DoTS) is an alternative entry pathway to Monash if you don't meet the requirements for direct entry into a range of Monash bachelor degrees. The DoTS program is equivalent to first year of a university undergraduate degree. You can enter directly into second year of a range of Monash degrees upon successful completion of the Diploma.

DoTS is a one year program that lets you begin studying towards your Monash degree from day one. When you apply for DoTS, you will select a preferred stream from Business, Education or Nursing. It is this stream that forms the first year of your degree, and determines which Monash degree you can pathway into after completing DoTS.

You will complete six units in the stream of your choice combined with two introductory tertiary units. For detailed information on the course structure of each stream you can view the following course maps:

  • DoTS Business Administration stream - Berwick campus course map
  • DoTS Business stream - Peninsula campus course map
  • DoTS Education stream - Berwick campus course map
  • DoTS Education stream - Peninsula campus course map
  • DoTS Nursing stream - Berwick campus course map
  • DoTS Nursing stream - Peninsula campus course map


Entry requirements

Clearly in ATAR score (2014):

  • Range of criteria (Berwick)
  • Range of criteria (Peninsula)

View entry requirements and applications for domestic students


1 year full-time

Fees for 2015

Fees are subject to change annually.

Commonwealth supported place (CSP)
Average annual student contribution
$ 7,000 AUD
Note: see information on how average fee is calculated.

Domestic fee per 48 credit points
48 credit points represents a standard full-time course load for a year
$ 22,100 AUD

The Student Services and Amenities Fee applies to some students each calendar year.


First Semester (March)


  • On-campus at Berwick: full-time
  • On-campus at Peninsula: full-time


Faculty of Education

Course code: 2552

CRICOS code: 066336G

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Admissions information for domestic students

Entry requirements

Minimum entrance requirements

Equivalent Australian Year 12.

Minimum entrance requirements for non-school-leavers

TAFE Applicants

Recognised graded Certificate IV - a minimum Distinction grade average (70 per cent).

Recognised graded TAFE Diploma - a minimum credit average (60 per cent).

VCE prerequisites

Diploma of Tertiary Studies - Business Administration

Minimum ATAR of 50.00. Units 1 and 2: satisfactory completion in two units (any study combination) of General Mathematics or Maths:Mathematical Methods or Units 3 and 4: any Mathematics; and a study score of at least 30 in English (EAL) or at lease 25 in English other than EAL.

Diploma of Tertiary Studies - Business (Peninsula)

Minimum ATAR of 50.00. Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 30 in English (EAL) or at least 25 in English other than EAL; and a study score of at least 25 in any Mathematics.

Diploma of Tertiary Studies - Education (Berwick & Peninsula)

Minimum ATAR of 50.00. Units 1 and 2: satisfactory completion in two units ( any study combination ) of General Mathematics or Maths: Mathematical Methods or Units 3 and 4: any Mathematics; and a study score of at least 30 in English ( EAL ) or at least 25 in English other than EAL.

Diploma of Tertiary Studies - Nursing (Berwick & Peninsula)

Minimum ATAR of 50.00. Units 1 and 2: satisfactory completion in two units ( any study combination ) of General Mathematics or Maths: Mathematical Methods or Units 3 and 4: any Mathematics; and a study score of at least 30 in English ( EAL ) or at least 25 in English other than EAL.

International Baccalaureate subject prerequisites

Diploma of Tertiary Studies (Berwick/Peninsula)

All streams: A score of at least 4 in English SL or 3 in English HL or 5 in English B SL or 4 in English B HL and Business stream: A study score of at least 4 in any maths SL or a score of 3 in any maths HL subject. Business and Commerce, Education and Nursing streams: Successful completion of any maths subject.

Extra requirements

All applicants must complete and submit a Diploma of Tertiary Studies supplementary form. For more information please visit the Diploma of Tertiary Studies webpage.

University entrance requirements

Minimum entrance requirements for admission to Monash University Australia.

Entry scores

Qualification Berwick Peninsula
2014 ATAR clearly in for CSP Range of criteria


Semester one (March)

Applications for on campus studies should be made online through the Victorian Tertiary Admissions Centre.

Semester two (July)

This course is not available for Second Semester (July) entry.

Study areas


Accounting is the systematic recording, reporting, and analysis of financial transactions. It can be done on a large scale - for international corporations - or for individuals or for any sized business in-between. There are agreed national and international rules and regulations that govern the work of accountants. Accounting allows a company to analyse its financial performance, and report important statistics such as profit and loss to managers and shareholders.


Finance is often defined simply as the management of money. This can relate to the finances of individuals and families, of businesses, and of governments. It can include consideration of investment risks. Retail, investment and other banks offer financial services which are designed to assist with money management, making them an important part of a financial system.


Graduates in Business Law typically provide in-house advice that enables organisations to operate effectively in the complex legal environment that governs business activities. They deal with the business implications of national and state laws relating to areas such as contracts, trade practices, employment, insurance, wills and estate planning, and consumer and creditor protection as well as real estate, tax, and the environment.


Business strategists develop action plans that are designed to guide business operations and investment decisions, and to maximise returns on investment. Business strategies are continually reviewed and updated to take into account new opportunities or unforeseen circumstances, such as a global financial crisis, or the entry into the market of a new competitor business.


Econometricians use mathematical techniques to make predictions about the impact of an economic change. Econometricians could answer questions like: What will be the impact of a proposed taxation change? Does changing a work environment in a certain way improve productivity? Answering these types of questions helps decision makers in industry and government to understand the economic impact of different policy options.


Economists analyse the production, distribution, and consumption of goods and services. They focus on how individuals, households, firms and governments interact and how economies work. Microeconomics examines the behaviour of buyers and sellers in the economy while macroeconomics analyses the entire economy and issues affecting it, including unemployment, inflation, economic growth, and monetary and fiscal policy.


Finance and economics is an interdisciplinary field of study combining economics and finance. The issues of how financial markets impact on the economy, and how the economy influences financial markets, are important for business and public policy decision-making.


Human resource professionals are typically responsible for making sure a workplace is productive, harmonious and safe. They manage staff recruitment and salary payments, and provide managers with expert advice on conflict resolution and staff retention.


International business covers all business transactions involving participants from two or more countries. It is a field of management which deals with the special features of moving goods, services, capital, personnel, information and technology between countries.


If you are interested in a business degree you will probably want, at some point in your career, to move into a management role. Managers plan, organise, lead, and control. Good managers are essential to the successful running of any business no matter what its size.


Identifying and satisfying customer needs profitably form the basis of marketing. It includes creating, communicating, delivering and exchanging goods and services that have value to potential customers and, often, building strong relationships between an organisation and its customers. It can include market research, product development and communication strategies as well as product delivery logistics.


An understanding of Marketing and Marketing Communication is considered essential to enable businesses to respond to customers (and other stakeholders) in an increasingly dynamic business environment. Graduates with skills in marketing and communication are now in high demand by commercial and not-for-profit organisations. This course has a strong applied focus and is designed to cultivate graduate skills.


Psychology examines human nature: how we interact, operate and think. It is concerned with problem-solving, perception, decision making and communication. Business psychology seeks to adapt this understanding to assist organisations to operate more effectively.

Note: Second major only; and some units will be undertake at Clayton campus.


Sport is a global business and one of the world's most important cultural activities. Sport management focuses on the cultural and economic influences of sport as well as its marketing and administration.


The study of tourism includes the behaviour and motivations of tourists, businesses that service tourists and the economic, social and environmental impacts of tourism. Skills developed are primarily in management, marketing and business studies and, accordingly, prepare graduates for work in wide variety of tourism industries.

Note:This area of study is only available as a 4 unit minor


The earliest years of a child's education are critical. Studies in early childhood allow students to gain a deeper understanding of child development, learn theories and early childhood pedagogy, build understanding of early childhood curriculum development, critically reflect on current issues in early childhood education, family studies and research, and gain an appreciation for the culturally diverse situations of early childhood settings.


Studies in primary education provides a comprehensive knowledge of the theoretical foundations of education, curriculum studies and provides practical experiences. Students complete professional placements in schools and other appropriate settings, including opportunities to gain overseas or remote practical experiences.


The study of sport and outdoor recreation is tailor-made for people who want to develop their knowledge and passion for sport and outdoor recreation, and who have an interest in the relationship between physical activity, recreation and leisure, health and wellbeing, sustainability, leadership and education, and sports and movement studies. Students combine in-depth academic study with exciting teaching placements and fieldwork programs. Students undertake analysis of the theories of sport and outdoor recreation plus complete a sequence in another discipline selected from a range of business, science, arts and education subjects.


Students can choose units in nursing or nursing practice. Students will undertake major studies in Behavioural science, Biosciences, Clinical studies, Community Health, Health Promotion, Mental Health and Nursing. The areas covered in the curriculum meet currently accepted standards of nursing practice as set down in the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Accreditation Council (Anmac) National Competencies for the Registered Nurse.

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