Higher Education - D0501
The Diploma of Higher Education (DoHE) provides an alternative entry pathway into a range of undergraduate courses in Education and Science.
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.
DoHE lets you begin studying towards your Monash degree from day one. Equivalent to the first year of university undergraduate study, it provides a pathway to selected undergraduate courses and support to ensure you achieve your academic goals. It’s delivered from our Clayton campus, so you’ll be able to access support from the Faculty of Science and the Faculty of Education.
When you apply for DoHE, you will select either the Education or the Science stream. These streams provide a direct pathway into specified Monash courses.
DoHE consists of two foundation units and six discipline units within the area of study corresponding to your chosen stream. Discipline units can be selected based on interest and prerequisites needed for successful study.
The two foundation units will provide you with the knowledge and skills necessary to be an independent learner who can succeed at university studies. The units are:
- Learning in a university context
- Knowledge and context or a mathematics units
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 via the foundation units. 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.
You will complete six specialist discipline knowledge units. These units will introduce you to the fundamentals of your chosen stream and will ensure you have the knowledge and skills necessary to take the next step in your higher education studies.
Students who pass all eight units in their selected stream with a minimum weighted average mark of 60% in DoHE will be eligible to receive up to one year of credit into a range of Education or Science destination courses.
In addition to the guaranteed pathways, you can apply for entry into other Monash courses through VTAC after successfully completing DoHE. 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.
At a glance
ATAR - Education
ATAR - Science
|English||Maths||Sciences / Other|
|First semester (February)|
|Diploma of Higher Education|