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Diploma in Higher Education

  • Diploma

The Diploma of Higher Education (DoHE) provides an alternative entry pathway into a range of undergraduate courses in Education and Science.

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$8,350 per year

About this course

The Diploma of Higher Education (DoHE) provides an alternative entry pathway into a range of undergraduate courses in Education and Science.

DoHE might suit you if you completed Year 12 but didn’t quite meet the entry requirements for your dream course, if you’re returning to study or would benefit from additional learning support.

DoHE lets you begin studying towards your Monash degree from day one. Equivalent to the first year of university undergraduate study, it provides a pathway to selected undergraduate courses and support to ensure you achieve your academic goals. It’s delivered from our Clayton campus, so you’ll be able to access support from the Faculty of Science and the Faculty of Education.

When you apply for DoHE, you will select either the Education or the Science stream. These streams provide a direct pathway into specified Monash courses.

DoHE consists of two foundation units and six discipline units within the area of study corresponding to your chosen stream. Discipline units can be selected based on interest and prerequisites needed for successful study.

The two foundation units will provide you with the knowledge and skills necessary to be an independent learner who can succeed at university studies. The units are:

  • Learning in a university context
  • Knowledge and context or a mathematics units

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 via the foundation units. 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.

You will complete six specialist discipline knowledge units. These units will introduce you to the fundamentals of your chosen stream and will ensure you have the knowledge and skills necessary to take the next step in your higher education studies.

Entry requirements

Please note: All applicants must complete a VTAC Personal Statement. The Personal Statement should outline why the applicant is applying for the Diploma of Higher Education (in a particular stream, e.g. Education or Science), and provide evidence to demonstrate their motivation to study and their relevant work experience and/or community involvement.


All applicants must satisfy the following prerequisites or their equivalents.

English Maths Sciences/Other Australian VCE subjects Units 3 & 4: a study score of at least 30 in English (EAL) or 25 in English other than EAL N/A N/A IB At least 4 in English SL or 3 in English HL or 5 in English B SL or 4 in English B HL N/A N/A Alternative qualifications and prerequisites

For other domestic and international qualification entry requirements and scores for this course use the study credit and admissions eligibility search.

English requirements

Applicants must also meet the English language requirements.

University entrance requirements

Minimum entrance requirements for admission to Monash University Australia.

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