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D0502

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Students who commenced study in 2016 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.

Undergraduate - Course

Commencement year

This course entry applies to students commencing this course in 2016 and should be read in conjunction with information provided in the 'Faculty information' section of this Handbook by the Faculty of Education.

Unit codes that are not linked to their entry in the Handbook are not available for study in the current year.

Course code

D0502

Credit points

48

Abbreviated title

DipTertStuds

CRICOS code

066336G

Managing faculty

Education

Coordinator

Student advisersStudent advisers (http://www.monash.edu.au/education/current-students/contact/)

Contact details

Tel: 1800 MONASH (1800 666 274)

Faculty of EducationFaculty of Education (http://monash.edu/education/current-students/contact/)

Admission and fees

Find a CourseFind a Course (http://www.study.monash/courses/find-a-course/2016/D0502)

Course type

Undergraduate diploma

Standard duration

1 year FT

Students have a maximum of three years to complete this course including any periods of intermission.

Mode and location

On-campus (Berwick, Peninsula)

Award/s

Diploma of Tertiary Studies

Description

The Diploma of Tertiary Studies (DoTS) is a pathway course to university study. If you have the drive and desire to study at university but you have experienced educational disadvantage, don't quite meet the entry requirements for entry into your desired course at Monash University, are returning to study after some time away, or would benefit from additional learning support, DoTS can help you achieve your academic goals. The course will enhance your critical and analytical thinking, and oral and writing skills. It will provide you with the skills to be an independent learner and will also provide support to you as you gain an introduction to tertiary studies in your area of interest.

When you apply for DoTS, you will select a stream from business, education or nursing. These streams provide a direct pathway into the second year of specified Monash degree courses.

You may also use your successful completion of DoTS as the basis for an application to other courses at Monash. All your study is at university level so if you progress to a bachelor's degree course you will 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.

Specialisations

Business

In Business you will be introduced to a range of core business disciplines and the impact they have on multi-discipline decision making in organisations spanning the business, professional and public policy communities.

Education

In Education you will be introduced to studies about learning and educational inquiry and build a foundation for the skills and knowledge required to practise as a teacher/educator in a range of educational settings, from early years to secondary schools.

Nursing

In Nursing you will be introduced to nursing and healthcare as a profession. You will study foundational knowledge in human bioscience, nursing and midwifery, health assessment and professional practice.

Outcomes

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 (http://www.monash.edu.au/pubs/handbooks/alignmentofoutcomes.html).

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

  1. achieve success in your studies and proceed to a Monash University undergraduate degree course
  2. achieve first-year equivalent standard in an area of study in which you wish to gain entry to a degree course
  3. demonstrate the intellectual capabilities necessary for tertiary study and scholarship
  4. operate as a self-directed and independent tertiary learner through the development of positive learning habits including analytical, problem-solving, oral and writing skills.

Structure

This course consists of two parts, Part A. Foundation knowledge units and Part B. Specialist discipline knowledge units within the area of study corresponding to your chosen field.

Part A. Foundation knowledge

These two units will provide you with the knowledge and skills necessary to be an independent learner who can succeed at university studies. You will develop enhanced writing and critical reading skills and learn how to produce essays and reports that present a critical argument and adhere to the conventions of academic presentation. You will also learn how to get the most out of lectures, tutorials and other learning materials and understand the expectations of university studies.

If you do not have the mathematics prerequisites for your desired Monash course, you will have the opportunity to gain the required level of mathematics in the introductory units. If you already meet the mathematics prerequisites, you will take a unit in understanding knowledge and its contexts, which will help you to identify, compare and discuss different approaches to knowledge.

Part B. Specialist discipline knowledge

You will complete six specialist discipline knowledge units. This component of your study will be dedicated to first year units in the course you are aiming for. These units will introduce you to the fundamentals of your chosen field of Business, Education or Nursing and will ensure you have the knowledge and skills necessary to take the next step in your higher education studies.

Requirements

The course requires 48 points comprising Part A. 12 points of foundation knowledge for successful tertiary study and Part B. 36 points of specialist discipline knowledge in your chosen area of Business or Education or Nursing.

The units required for each field are detailed below. The course progression mapcourse progression map (http://www.monash.edu.au/pubs/2016handbooks/maps/map-d0502.pdf) will assist you to plan to meet the course requirements, and guidance on unit enrolment for each semester of study.

Students in the field of Education must be available to undertake professional experience in early years or school settings and attend your placement at times and in a format determined by the faculty, either 5 days or 10 days per semester depending upon your destination Education specialisation.

Units are six credit points unless stated otherwise.

Part A. Foundation knowledge (12 points)

Students complete:

  • EDF1010 Learning in a university context

and one of:

  • EDF1011 Knowledge and context for students who have already met the mathematics prerequisite for their destination course
  • EDF1012 Mathematics for tertiary study for students who need to meet the mathematics prerequisite for their destination course: Business Administration (Berwick), Education, or Nursing
  • ETF2700 Mathematics for business - for students who need to meet the mathematics prerequisite for their destination course: Business (Peninsula)

Part B. Specialist discipline knowledge (36 points)

Students complete the units listed in their chosen destination field.

Business

Business (Peninsula)

Students complete:

Business administration (Berwick)

Students complete:

Education

Early years education (Peninsula)

Students complete:

  • EDF1051 Early years professional experience 1A (5 days, 0 pts)
  • EDF1052 Early years professional experience 1B (5 days, 0 pts)
  • EDF1030 English and literacy learning
  • EDF1031 Creative learning in childhood through music and the arts
  • EDF1032 Thinking mathematically from an early age
  • EDF1033 Education for environment and sustainability
  • EDF1303 Learning and educational inquiry 1
  • EDF1304 Learning and educational inquiry 2
Early years and primary education (Berwick, Peninsula)

Students complete:

  • EDF1051 Early years professional experience 1A 5 days (0 pts)
  • EDF1052 Early years professional experience 1B 5 days (0 pts)
  • EDF1030 English and literacy learning
  • EDF1031 Creative learning in childhood through music and the arts
  • EDF1032 Thinking mathematically from an early age
  • EDF1033 Education for environment and sustainability
  • EDF1303 Learning and educational inquiry 1
  • EDF1304 Learning and educational inquiry 2
Primary education (Peninsula)

Students complete:

  • EDF1053 Primary professional experience 1A (5 days, 0 pts)
  • EDF1054 Primary professional experience 1B (5 days, 0 pts)
  • EDF1028 Information and communication technologies across the curriculum
  • EDF1029 Learners with special needs in the primary classroom
  • EDF1303 Learning and educational inquiry 1
  • EDF1304 Learning and educational inquiry 2

and one of the following sequences:

  • EDF1151 Fundamentals of the English language and EDF1152 Reading and writing the world
  • EDF1161 Doing and learning mathematics and EDF1162 Subject knowledge for teaching: Number and algebra
  • a language sequence of two level 1 units from the Faculty of Arts selected from Chinese, French, German, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Spanish.
Primary and secondary education (Berwick)

Students complete:

  • EDF1101 Fieldwork experience 1A (5 days, 0 pts)
  • EDF1102 Fieldwork experience 1B (5 days, 0 pts)
  • EDF1205 English education 1
  • EDF1206 Mathematics education 1
  • EDF1303 Learning and educational inquiry 1
  • EDF1304 Learning and educational inquiry 2
  • Plus two discipline units* in sequence.

*This pair of discipline units will determine the subject area you will go on to qualify to teach in at secondary school level once you are a registered teacher. You may need to undertake your discipline sequence at the Berwick and/or Clayton and/or Caulfield and/or Peninsula campuses.

Discipline studies are available in the following areas: Accounting, Biology, Business Management, Chemistry, Drama, Economics, English as an Additional Language, English, General Science, Geography, Health and Human Development, History, Information and Communication Technology, Jewish Studies, Language Other than English, Legal Studies, Mathematics, Media Studies, Music, Physics, Psychology, Social Education and Visual Arts.

Secondary health and physical education (Peninsula)

Students complete:

  • EDF1055 Secondary professional experience 1A (5 days, 0 pts)
  • EDF1056 Secondary professional experience 1B (5 days, 0 pts)
  • EDF1071 Introduction to health and physical education
  • EDF1072 Contemporary issues in health and physical education
  • EDF1171 Sociocultural foundations of health and physical education
  • EDF1172 Biophysical and behavioural foundations of health and physical education
  • EDF1303 Learning and educational inquiry 1
  • EDF1304 Learning and educational inquiry 2

Nursing (Peninsula)

Students complete:

  • BMA1901 Human structure and function 1
  • BMA1912 Human bioscience in nursing
  • NUR1010 Foundations of nursing and midwifery practice
  • NUR1102 Health assessment in clinical practice
  • NUR1105 Foundations of leadership and professional practice
  • NUR1202 Legal issues and concepts

Progression to further studies

Upon successful completion of this course, you may be eligible to transfer into the second year of the following Monash degree courses. Progression to second year is based on your academic performance.

Business

  • B2000 Bachelor of Business
  • B2007 Bachelor of Business Administration

Education

  • D3001 Bachelor of Education (Honours)

Specialisations:

  • Early Years Education
  • Early Years and Primary Education
  • Primary Education
  • Primary and Secondary Education
  • Secondary Health and Physical Education

Nursing

  • 0727 Bachelor of Nursing

The DoTS course can also provide a pathway into other Monash degree courses that are not destination degrees. You can apply for other courses through VTAC and you will need to make sure that you have met the prerequisites for those courses.