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Monash University Handbook 2011 Undergraduate - Course

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)
Admission, fee and application details
Contact details


  • Students have a maximum of three years to complete this course.


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


Graduates are expected to:

  • be capable of achieving success in their studies and enabled to proceed to Monash undergraduate degrees.
  • achieve first year equivalent standard in an area of study in which they wish to gain entry to a degree
  • gain confidence in their intellectual abilities and enthusiasm for study and scholarship.
  • become efficient learners through the explicit development of cognitive, analytical, problem solving, oral and writing skills.


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

  • ATS1369 Understanding university learning
  • ATS1370 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
  • community welfare and counselling
  • 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 Foundation Studies

Diploma of Tertiary Studies