Tertiary Studies - D0502

Tertiary Studies

Diploma

The Diploma of Tertiary Studies (DoTS) provides an alternative entry pathway that is equivalent to the first year of a university undergraduate course.

If you didn’t get the ATAR score you expected, or you’re looking to pathway to university as a TAFE graduate or a mature-age applicant, DoTS can get you there. DoTS provides the choice, flexibility and support you need for success at university. In addition to the resources of Australia’s biggest university, you’ll be supported by a team of lecturers and tutors who will work alongside you throughout your studies.

The Diploma of Tertiary Studies is a one year program that lets you begin studying towards your Monash course from day one. When you apply for DoTS, you will select a preferred stream. You’ll have the flexibility to choose a stream that interests you from business, education or nursing. The stream you choose forms the first year of your course, and determines which Monash course you’ll progress to.

Alongside six first-year units in the stream of your choice, you’ll complete two introductory tertiary units. The first unit will introduce you to what it’s like to study at university. The second unit varies depending on your prior studies. If you don’t have the mathematics prerequisites for your desired Monash course, you’ll have the opportunity to gain the required level of mathematics as your second unit. If you already meet the mathematics prerequisites, you’ll take a unit in understanding knowledge and its contexts, which will help you to identify, compare and discuss different approaches to knowledge.

On successful completion of DoTS you can receive up to one year of credit towards a range of courses in business, business administration, education or nursing. You’ll have developed skills for tertiary success. Your critical and analytical thinking, and oral and writing skills will be polished and you’ll be ready to take the next step in your higher education path with confidence.

In addition to the destination courses, you can apply for entry into other Monash courses through VTAC after successfully completing DoTS. Make sure that you’ve met the prerequisites for your chosen course. Admission into your course will be based on your academic performance and meeting the course prerequisites. All your study is at university level so if you progress to a bachelor’s degree course you’ll be eligible to apply for credit for prior study. The amount of credit granted will be at the discretion of the relevant faculty and will not automatically allow for progression into the second year of your preferred course.

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At a glance

ATAR

RC Note Range of criteria 1
50.45 Note 2017 lowest ATAR offer

^Entry to this course is based on a range of criteria so there is no Clearly-in ATAR.

Subject prerequisites

English Maths Sciences / Other
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Course Details

Location
  • On-campus at Peninsula: Full time
Duration
  • 1 year (full time)
Start date Semester 1 (February)
Qualification Diploma of Tertiary Studies
Course Handbook
When you apply for DoTS, you will select a preferred stream. You’ll have the flexibility to choose a stream that interests you from business, education or nursing. The stream you choose forms the first year of your course, and determines which Monash course you’ll progress to.  All streams are delivered at the Peninsula campus.

Business stream

In business you’ll be introduced to a range of core business disciplines and the impact they have on multi-discipline decision making in organisations spanning the business, professional and public policy communities.

Students who pass all eight units in the Business stream and achieve a minimum weighted average mark of 55% (Bachelor of Business) and 50% (Bachelor of Business Administration) in DoTS will be eligible to receive up to one year credit into the following Business destination courses at Monash:

Education

In education you’ll be introduced to studies about learning and educational inquiry, and build a foundation for the skills and knowledge required to practise as a teacher/educator in a range of educational settings, from early years to secondary schools.

Students who pass all eight units in the Education stream and achieve a minimum weighted average mark of 60% in DoTS will be eligible to receive up to one year credit into the following Education destination courses at Monash:

Nursing

In nursing you’ll be introduced to nursing and healthcare as a profession. You’ll study foundational knowledge in human bioscience, nursing and midwifery, health assessment and professional practice.

Students who pass all eight units in the Nursing stream and achieve a minimum weighted average mark of 55% in DoTS will be eligible to receive up to one year of credit into the Bachelor of Nursing course at Peninsula campus.

Entry Requirements

You need to satisfy the following entrance requirements to be considered for entry to this course.

Minimum Entry Requirements

Qualifications

Please note: All applicants must complete a VTAC Personal Statement. ThePersonal Statement should outline why the applicant is applying for the Diploma of Tertiary Studies (in a particular stream, e.g. Business, Education or Nursing), and provide evidence to demonstrate their motivation to study and their relevant work experience and/or community involvement.

Prerequisites

All applicants must satisfy the following prerequisites or their equivalents.

English Maths Sciences/Other
Australian VCE subjects Units 3 & 4: a study score of at least 30 in English (EAL) or at least 25 in English other than EAL N/A N/A
IB At least 4 in English SL or 3 in English HL or 5 in English B SL or 4 in English B HL N/A N/A

Alternative qualifications and prerequisites

For other domestic and international qualification entry requirements and scores for this course use the study credit and admissions eligibility search.

Non-School leaver requirements

All applicants must satisfy the English language requirements equivalent to the VCE English and have an overall level of achievement equivalent to a minimum of an ATAR of 50.  This can be achieved through:

  • Recognised graded TAFE Certificate IV - a minimum distinction grade average (70%).
  • Recognised graded TAFE Diploma - a minimum credit average (60%).

Preference will be given to students whose prior studies are related to the course in which they are seeking admission. Programs that involve competency-based assessment without grades or marks will not meet the admission requirements.

English requirements

Applicants must also meet the English language requirements.

University entrance requirements

Minimum entrance requirements for admission to Monash University Australia.

Making the application

Future students

Semester one (February)

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.

Enrolment considerations:

Successful applicants will be required to complete the following checks prior to commencing their professional experience.

  • Police check (Only for Nursing and the Education specialisations that include Early Years)
  • Working with children check (Education and Nursing only)
  • Immunisation/infection (Nursing only)
For applications Direct to Monash

Apply directly to Monash with this course code: D0502

Self assess for credit eligibility

Check for study credit using the "Credit search" link on the Credit for prior study page

Fees

Fees are subject to change annually.

Note Please note: The fee information displayed is based on the 2017 rates and should only be used as a guide.

Commonwealth supported place (CSP)

The average annual student contribution amount is:

A$7400

Note: see information on how average fee is calculated.

Fee assistance

As a Commonwealth supported student, you may be able to either:

Other fees

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

This course consists of two foundation units and discipline units within the area of study corresponding to your chosen field.