Pathways

Alternative pathways into the Bachelor of Education (Honours)

There’s more than one way to become a student with Monash. If you’re interested in becoming a teacher, but didn’t meet the entry requirements for the Bachelor of Education (Honours), we offer a range of pathway programs to help you achieve your goal.

There’s a wide range of pathway options available, so you’ll need to consider your reasons for completing a pathway and where you hope to end up. Find out what pathway programs will suit your circumstances below.

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Which Pathway should I follow?

I didn't achieve the required ATAR for my preferred course:

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Diploma of Tertiary Studies (DoTS)

  • 1 year full-time
  • Peninsula campus
  • Semester 1 intake (February)

If you completed Year 12 but didn’t quite meet the entry requirements for your dream course, DoTS might be the pathway for you. On successful completion of the DoTS - Education stream, you can transfer into second year of the:

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

This diploma is equivalent to the first year of a university undergraduate degree.

In addition to the Education courses listed above, on successful completion of DoTS, you can get up to one year of credit towards a range of degrees in business, business administration and nursing.

For more information visit the Diploma of Tertiary Studies information page.

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Diploma of Higher Education (DoHE)

  • 1 year full-time
  • Clayton campus
  • Semester 1 intake (February)

The Diploma of Higher Education (DoHE) might suit you if you completed Year 12 but didn’t quite meet the entry requirements for your dream course, if you’re returning to study, or would benefit from additional learning support.

On successful completion of the DoHE - Education stream, you can transfer into second year of the:

  • Bachelor of Education (Honours) in Primary and Secondary Education

In addition, you can receive up to one year of credit into the following Education courses:

  • Bachelor of Education (Honours) in Primary and Secondary Inclusive Education
  • Bachelor of Education (Honours) and Bachelor of Arts
    Primary or Secondary Education
  • Bachelor of Education (Honours) and Bachelor of Business
    Primary or Secondary Education
  • Bachelor of Education (Honours) and Bachelor of Science
    Primary or Secondary Education

The Diploma of Higher Education can also provide you with entry into second year of the single degree Bachelor of Science.

For more information, visit the Diploma of Higher Education information page.

Monash College Diploma

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

If you have narrowly missed the entry requirements 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 of the diploma, you will be eligible for direct entry into the second year of the following double degrees:

  • Bachelor of Education (Honours) and Bachelor of Arts
    Primary or Secondary Education
  • Bachelor of Education (Honours) and Bachelor of Business
    Primary or Secondary Education
  • Bachelor of Education (Honours) and Bachelor of Science
    Primary or Secondary Education

For more information visit the Monash College Education Studies page.

Monash Access Program (MAP)

  • 8 months part-time
  • Clayton campus
  • May intake

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

MAP is an enabling program for mature-age students who have not undertaken previous university study. MAP helps you develop the skills you need to successfully participate in your studies, and gives you the option to progress to a range of Monash courses, including the Bachelor of Education (Honours). We give priority to students who have experienced financial hardship or other disadvantage.

On successful completion you will be eligible for direct admission into the Bachelor of Education (Honours). You also have the option to progress into a Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Business Administration or a Bachelor of Information Technology.

For more information, visit the Monash Access Program information page.

Monash Indigenous Entry Scheme (MIES)

  • For Indigenous applicants

The Monash Indigenous Entry Scheme provides Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander students direct admission into a range of undergraduate degrees at a significantly lower ATAR. All specialisations in the Bachelor of Education (Honours) are included (70 ATAR). There are no special classes, extra requirements or time added to the course for students admitted under the Indigenous Entry Scheme and students will graduate with the same Monash degree as any other student.

For more information, visit the MIES information page.

Monash Indigenous Access Program (MIAP)

  • For Indigenous applicants
  • 6 - 12 months

The Monash Indigenous Access Program (MIAP) is a 6 – 12 month scholarship funded bridging program which prepares students for entry into a variety of undergraduate degrees at Monash University. This bridging course is taught across Monash College and Monash University and caters for students that:

  • haven't completed Year 12
  • graduated on a non-ATAR pathway
  • received an ATAR under 50
  • are mature aged with no previous study experience.

The Indigenous Non-Award Pathway (INAP) is a part-time version of the MIAP.

For more information, visit the MIAP and INAP information page.

Single university-level units

  • 1 semester

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 the Bachelor of Education (Honours).

For more information, see Single unit enrolments.

Non-teaching degree followed by Master of Teaching

If your ATAR score does not meet the requirements for direct entry into the Bachelor of Education (Honours), including double degrees, you can consider enrolling in another course - e.g. Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science, followed by our Master of Teaching to qualify as a teacher.

Still not sure which pathway to choose?

If you want to discuss your study options, send us an enquiry.

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