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Monash University Handbook 2010 Undergraduate - Course

NOTE: This course has been updated - please refer to the Undergraduate handbook change register for details.

This course entry should be read in conjunction with information provided in the 'Faculty information' section of this Handbook by the Faculty of Arts

Managing facultyArts
Abbreviated titleDipTertStuds
CRICOS code066336G
Total credit points required48
Standard duration of study (years)1 year FT, 2 years PT
Study mode and locationOn-campus (Berwick, Gippsland, Peninsula)
Contact details


This course is designed as an alternative entry pathway to university study. The program is particularly suited to students requiring additional learning support in their first year of study. Further information about the course is available online at


This course consists of two core units and six level-one units, which will be ideally selected from the student's preferred degree or diploma.


Students must complete:

Core units

  • TSD1611 Understanding university learning
  • TSD1612 Knowledge and context

Discipline-based units

Students complete six discipline-based units offered by participating faculties, schools and departments. The disciplines included are outlined below. For details of units, students should refer to the relevant courses in the Handbook for their preferred faculty, available via

Faculty of Arts

  • Australian Indigenous studies
  • communications
  • criminal justice
  • history-politics
  • journalism
  • psychological studies
  • public relations
  • social and community welfare
  • sociology
  • writing

Faculty of Art and Design

  • visual arts - studio stream or digital stream

Faculty of Business and Economics

  • accounting
  • business law
  • economics
  • human resource management
  • international business
  • management
  • marketing

Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

  • chemistry
  • engineering systems
  • environmental science
  • mathematics
  • physical science

Faculty of Education

  • physical education
  • primary teaching

Faculty of Information Technology

  • applications development and networks
  • business systems

School of Nursing

  • nursing practice
  • health and human behaviour
  • multicultural nursing

Faculty of Science


  • mathematics
  • biology
  • chemistry
  • environmental science
  • physical science

Progression to further studies

Students who have successfully completed this course may be eligible to apply to enter a Monash degree and receive some credit for their studies in this diploma.


Diploma of Tertiary Studies