Monash University

Undergraduate - Course

Students who commenced study in 2012 should refer to this course entry for direction on the requirements; to check which units are currently available for enrolment, refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your course.

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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
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  • Unit codes that are not linked to their entry in the handbook are not available for study in the current year.
  • Students have a maximum of three years to complete this course.


NOTE: This course has had one or more changes made to it since publication on 1 October 2011. For details of change/s, please consult the change register at

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 first-year units, which will be selected from the student's preferred degree.


Students must complete a total of 48 points as outlined below:

(a.) two core units (12 points):

  • ATS1369 Understanding university learning
  • ATS1370 Knowledge and context

(b.) six first-year units from chosen stream (36 points)

Arts stream

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

Art and design stream

  • visual arts - studio stream or digital stream

Business stream

  • business strategy
  • data visulisation and modelling
  • economics and finance
  • international business
  • quantative econmics
  • sports management
  • tourism

Business and commerce stream

  • accounting
  • economics
  • finance and macroeconomics
  • human resource management
  • management
  • marketing

Education stream

  • early childhood
  • primary teaching
  • sport and outdoor recreation

Health promotion stream

Information technology stream

  • applications development and networks
  • business systems

Nursing stream

  • nursing
  • nursing practice

Science stream

  • mathematics/statistics
  • ecology and environmental management
  • biology
  • chemistry

Social welfare stream

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

The actual award conferred may depend on units/majors/streams/specialisations studied, the level of academic merit achieved, the timing of study, or other factors relevant to the individual student's program of study.