Monash University

Undergraduate - Course

Students who commenced study in 2013 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 applies to students commencing this course in 2013 and 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 2012. For details of changes, please consult the 2013 Handbook change register2013 Handbook change register (

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


These course outcomes are aligned with the Australian Qualifications Framework level 5, the Bologna Cycle 1 and Monash Graduate Attributes. For more information refer to

Upon successful completion of this course it is expected that graduates will:

  • 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 selected from the stream corresponding to the student's preferred Monash degree.

Areas of study

Arts stream

Visual and media arts stream

Students can choose units in the visual arts studio stream or digital stream.

Business stream

Business and commerce stream

Education stream

Health promotion stream

Nursing stream

Students can choose units in nursing or nursing practice.

Science stream


Note: Mathematics includes statistics.


Students must complete:

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

  • ATS1369 Understanding university learning
  • ATS1370 Knowledge and context

(b.) six first-year units from one of the streams listed under 'Area of study' (36 points).

Progression to further studies

Students who have successfully completed this course may be eligible to apply to enter a Monash degree and receive 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.