Monash University

Undergraduate - Course

Students who commenced study in 2014 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 2014 and should be read in conjunction with information provided in the 'Faculty information' section of this Handbook by the Faculty of Education

Managing facultyEducation
Abbreviated titleDipTertStuds
CRICOS code066336G
Total credit points required48
Standard duration of study (years)1 year FT
Study mode and locationOn-campus (Berwick, Peninsula)
Admission, fee and application details
Contact details

Tel: 1800 MONASH (1800 666 274) or


  • 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 and enrolment must be continuous.


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. For further information about the course refer to the DOTSDOTS ( website.


These course outcomes are aligned with the Australian Qualifications Framework level 5, the Bologna Cycle 1 and Monash Graduate AttributesAustralian Qualifications Framework level 5, the Bologna Cycle 1 and Monash Graduate Attributes (

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

  • be sufficiently prepared to achieve 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
  • develop the intellectual capabilities necessary for tertiary study and scholarship
  • become self-directed and independent tertiary learners through the development of positive learning habits including 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.


Students must complete:

(a.) two core units (12 points)

  • EDF1010 Learning in a university context
  • EDF1011 Knowledge and context

(b.) six first-year units from one of the following streams (36 points):

  • Arts*
  • Business
  • Education
  • Nursing

* The arts stream is only available to students enrolled at Berwick.

Refer to the relevant course mapcourse map ( for the units required in each stream.

Progression to further studies

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


Diploma of Tertiary Studies