Tertiary Studies - D0502
The Diploma of Tertiary Studies (DoTS) provides an alternative entry pathway that is equivalent to the first year of a university undergraduate course.
If you didn’t get the ATAR score you expected, or you’re looking to pathway to university as a TAFE graduate or a mature-age applicant, DoTS can get you there. DoTS provides the choice, flexibility and support you need for success at university. In addition to the resources of Australia’s biggest university, you’ll be supported by a team of lecturers and tutors who will work alongside you throughout your studies.
The Diploma of Tertiary Studies is a one year program that lets you begin studying towards your Monash course from day one. When you apply for DoTS, you will select a preferred stream. You’ll have the flexibility to choose a stream that interests you from business, education or nursing. The stream you choose forms the first year of your course, and determines which Monash course you’ll progress to.
Alongside six first-year units in the stream of your choice, you’ll complete two introductory tertiary units. The first unit will introduce you to what it’s like to study at university. The second unit varies depending on your prior studies. If you don’t have the mathematics prerequisites for your desired Monash course, you’ll have the opportunity to gain the required level of mathematics as your second unit. If you already meet the mathematics prerequisites, you’ll take a unit in understanding knowledge and its contexts, which will help you to identify, compare and discuss different approaches to knowledge.
On successful completion of DoTS you can receive up to one year of credit towards a range of courses in business, business administration, education or nursing. You’ll have developed skills for tertiary success. Your critical and analytical thinking, and oral and writing skills will be polished and you’ll be ready to take the next step in your higher education path with confidence.
In addition to the destination courses, you can apply for entry into other Monash courses through VTAC after successfully completing DoTS. Make sure that you’ve met the prerequisites for your chosen course. Admission into your course will be based on your academic performance and meeting the course prerequisites. All your study is at university level so if you progress to a bachelor’s degree course you’ll be eligible to apply for credit for prior study. The amount of credit granted will be at the discretion of the relevant faculty and will not automatically allow for progression into the second year of your preferred course.
At a glance
^Entry to this course is based on a range of criteria so there is no Clearly-in ATAR.
|English||Maths||Sciences / Other|
|Start date||Semester 1 (February)|
|Qualification||Diploma of Tertiary Studies|