Higher Education - D0501 (2023)

Higher Education


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.

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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.

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.

Students who pass all eight units in their selected stream with a minimum weighted average mark of 60% in DoHE will be eligible to receive up to one year of credit into a range of Education or Science destination courses.

In addition to the guaranteed pathways, you can apply for entry into other Monash courses through VTAC after successfully completing DoHE. 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.

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ATAR - Education


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ATAR - Science


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ATAR explained

Subject prerequisites
English Maths Sciences / Other
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Course Details

  • On-campus at Clayton: Full time
  • 1 year (full time)
Start date
First semester (February)
Diploma of Higher Education

Information about fees

Course Handbook

  • Overview
  • Entry requirements
  • Course structure
  • Applications and Fees

When you apply for DoHE, you will select a preferred stream - Education or Science. The stream you choose forms the firstyear of your course, and determines which Monash course you’ll progress to.All streams are delivered at the Clayton campus.


In the Education stream you will build a foundation in the professional skills and knowledge required to practise as a teacher/educator in a range of educational and school settings. This stream provides a direct pathway into second year of the Bachelor of Education (Honours) in Primary and Secondary Education and up to one year of credit into a range of Education double degree courses.

Students who pass all eight units in the Education stream and achieve a minimum weighted average mark of 60% in DoHE will be eligible to receive up to one year of credit into a range of Education destination courses.

Education destination courses include:

You are required to achieve the standard in the Casper test prior to gaining admission to the Bachelor of Education (Honours). Once enrolled in the BEd(Hons), you will be required to achieve the standard in the Literacy and Numeracy Test for Initial Teacher Education Students.


In science you will be introduced to a broad range of science fields by completing a sequence of study in two of the following areas: biological science, chemistry, earth, atmosphere and environment, mathematics and physics. This will allow you to gain a foundation in key scientific principles while determining your future major area of study.

Students who pass all eight units in the Science stream and achieve a minimum weighted average mark of 60% in DoHE will be eligible to receive up to one year of credit into a range of Science destination courses.

Science destination courses include:

Entry Requirements

You need to satisfy the following entrance requirements to be considered for entry to this course.

Minimum Entry Requirements (Domestic students)


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 Education stream: Units 3 & 4: a study score of at least 30 in English (EAL) or 25 in English other than EAL.Science stream: Units 3 & 4: a study score of at least 27 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

If you don't have an ATAR, you may use alternative qualifications such as a graded VET Certificate IV, Diploma or Advanced Diploma course to demonstrate that you meet the minimum entry requirements. Applications are made via VTAC and applicants must complete and submit a VTAC Personal Statement detailing relevant work experience, community involvement and evidence of how they have fulfilled the equivalent of the English units.

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.

This course 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.

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.

The two 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 (Education or Science) and will ensure you have the knowledge and skills necessary to take the next step in your higher education studies.

Making the application

Future students

Semester one (February)

Applications for on campus studies should be made online through the Victorian Tertiary Admissions Centre

Apply through VTAC

Semester two (July)

This course is not available for Second Semester (July) entry.

Current Monash students

You may apply to transfer from another Monash course. Transfers are a competitive process. You may apply mid-year for available courses however consideration will be given as to whether you will be able to follow your course progression.

Please note that if you apply for a course transfer, you should still enrol in your current course as if you were continuing so as not to jeopardise your enrolment in the Faculty if your transfer application is unsuccessful. More about Course Transfer...

Self assess for credit eligibility

Check for study credit using the "Credit search" link on the Credit for prior study page


Fees are subject to change annually.

Commonwealth supported place (CSP)

The average annual student contribution amount for 2023 is:


Note: see information on how average fee is calculated.

Fee assistance

As a Commonwealth supported student, you may be able to either:

  • pay all of your student contribution upfront, or
  • defer payment through the HECS HELP loan scheme.

Full fee

Fees are per 48 credit points which represents a standard full-time course load for a year.


Other costs and fees

For information on other study costs and fees, see other study costs.


What is your highest level of education how do you answer? ›

Your highest academic level
  • High school or equivalent. You've earned a high school diploma or General Equivalency Diploma (GED).
  • Technical or occupational certificate. ...
  • Associate degree. ...
  • Some college coursework completed. ...
  • Bachelor's degree. ...
  • Master's degree. ...
  • Doctorate. ...
  • Professional.

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Visit colleges before accepting admission. Plan to meet with admissions and disability services staff while on each campus. In the meeting with disability services, discuss documentation requirements and how the accommodations you need will be provided. If necessary, retake the ACT, SAT or Accuplacer Exam.

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Educational attainment refers to the highest level of education that an individual has completed. This is distinct from the level of schooling that an individual is attending.

Is a 4 year college degree worth the cost? ›

Bachelor's degree holders generally earn 75% more than those with just a high school diploma, according to “The College Payoff,” a report from the Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce — and the higher the level of educational attainment, the larger the payoff.

How do you list your education level? ›

List in reverse chronological order. Rank your highest degrees first and continue in reverse chronological order. And remember, when ranking your educational achievements, it's not necessary to list your high school graduation if you have completed a college degree.

What grade level is a bachelor's degree? ›

GS 7 = Bachelor's degree with Superior Academic Achievement (if you maintained a B average, or met other academic credentials in college) OR 1 academic year of graduate education or law school, as specified in qualification standards or individual occupational requirements.

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Learning disabilities can impact college admissions, but likely not in the way your student is concerned about. First and foremost, colleges are barred from discriminating against students with disabilities of any kind, including learning disabilities.

Is it easier to get into college with a learning disability? ›

No, students with a learning disability do not get any advantages when it comes to getting into college.

Does having a disability help college admissions? ›

Impacting Admission Chances

Colleges do not deny admission based on a disability. Disclosing the disability can help if there are aspects of the academic record which need to be explained. If the student decides to disclose, he should use the opportunity to show the ability of self-advocacy and self-knowledge.

What are the 5 levels of education? ›

Early childhood education is followed by primary school (called elementary school in the United States), middle school, secondary school (called high school in the United States), and then postsecondary (tertiary) education.

What do I put for highest level of education if I still in high school? ›

Include your high school details only if it's your highest level of education, or you are still in high school. Include your GPA if it's higher than 3.5. If it is lower, you might want to leave it off your resume. Include your high school details properly, depending on whether you graduated or not.

What do I put for degree on a job application if still in college? ›

What should you include on your resume when you haven't finished your degree?
  1. State the college you're attending.
  2. The degree you're pursuing.
  3. Your area of study.
  4. Current GPA (if 3.0 or higher)
  5. Include your anticipated graduation date; this is very important if your graduation date is within the next 12 months.

What is the best paying 4 year degree? ›

30 Highest Paying Bachelor's Degrees
  • Petroleum Engineering. Early career salary: $96,742. ...
  • Operations Research. Early career salary: $74,114. ...
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Most undergrads have help from parents to pay for college. Many also receive grants, borrow student loans, or work part time. Find out how the average student covers the cost.

Are college degrees losing value? ›

Companies are increasingly dropping four-year college degree requirements for their jobs and putting more emphasis on experience. And that is not just entry-level jobs. A third of those who dropped degree requirements did so for senior-level roles, a recent survey found.

What are the 7 levels of education? ›

Education Statistics (EdStats)
  • ISCED 0 = Early childhood education.
  • ISCED 1 = Primary Education.
  • ISCED 2 = Lower Secondary Education.
  • ISCED 3 = Upper Secondary Education.
  • ISCED 4 = Post-secondary non-Tertiary Education.
  • ISCED 5 = Short-cycle tertiary education.
  • ISCED 6 = Bachelors degree or equivalent tertiary education level.

Should I put my GPA on my resume? ›

You should include your GPA in the education section of your resume, listing that information as close to your degree as possible. It's crucial that you include the accurate number rather than adjust your GPA in the hopes that it will garner more attention.

What is a 5 year degree called? ›

Bachelor's Degree - An award (baccalaureate) that normally requires at least 4 but not more than 5 years of full-time equivalent college-level work.

What is a 3 year degree called? ›

Associate's Degrees

Or for transferring to a 4-year college or university. They are usually offered by community colleges and tend to require 60 credits. Associate of Arts (A.A.). An A.A. is a base education in the liberal arts, and includes courses like history, mathematics, and English literature.

What is a 3rd year college student called? ›

3rd year undergraduate/junior.

Can you get into Harvard with a disability? ›

Harvard University, in accordance with its obligations under the Americans with Disabilities Act and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, does not discriminate against qualified individuals with disabilities in admission or access to programs and activities.

What is the most common disability among college students? ›

Common Disabilities Reported by College Students
  • 15% of students reported having attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADD or ADHD).
  • 5% had a learning disability.
  • 4% were blind or had low vision.
  • 3% were autistic.
  • 2% were Deaf or hard of hearing.
  • About 1% had a mobility or dexterity disability.
Mar 29, 2023

Do colleges consider ADHD a disability? ›

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Does ADHD affect college admissions? ›

Some elite colleges will reject about 90 percent of their applicant pool, making high school seniors across the country quake in their boots. What you may not know is that students with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) have advantages in the application process, as long as they play their cards right.

What is the best college major for learning disabilities? ›

Best Majors For Learning Disabilities Specialists
1Special Education23.4%
3Elementary Education10.6%
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Do colleges give preference to disabled students? ›

You cannot be denied admission because of a disability. You do not have to tell the school about your disability, but you do have to tell them if you want accommodations. Your school has to provide accommodations for all classes, on-campus or school-sponsored extra-curricular activities, and housing.

Do Ivy Leagues accept students with learning disabilities? ›

Learning disabilities do not discriminate, even on Ivy League campuses. This fact proves that point that a learning disability does not have to get in the way of a successful academic career and even professional life path.

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What is the highest degree in college? ›

A doctorate is the highest education level, but there are still several types of doctoral degrees. Here are some of the most common you can get: Doctor of Philosophy (Ph. D.)

Who has the highest education level? ›

Most Educated Countries in the World
  • Japan – 64.81%
  • Luxembourg – 63.12%
  • Ireland – 62.88%
  • Russia – 62.09%
  • Lithuania – 57.48%
  • United Kingdom – 57.47%
  • Netherlands – 55.60%
  • Norway – 55.03%

What is the highest academic degree? ›

Doctorate Degrees

Earning a doctorate degree – the highest traditional academic degree – can be an arduous and lengthy endeavor, taking anywhere from three to seven years, or more, of study. Candidates can choose from various types, most commonly Doctor of Education (Ed. D.) or Doctor of Philosophy (Ph. D.).

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How to Put College on a Resume If You Didn't Graduate. You don't really want to include your college degree program and then write “incomplete” at the end. That doesn't exactly look wonderful. Simply note down the school you attended (name, dates you attended, and amount of credit hours you finished).

What do you put for level of education if you didn t graduate high school? ›

TIP #5: If you attended high school, but did not graduate, just show the years you attended. If you later earned a GED, put that above the high school listing, and indicate the date.

When should you take high school off your resume? ›

When do you stop putting high school on a resume? Once you gain any other form of higher education, you should take your high school off your resume.

Should I put unfinished degree on resume? ›

It's advisable to include your unfinished degree in your resume because it shows relevant coursework, knowledge, and skills that may be crucial for the targeted job profile.

How to put education on resume if you didn t graduate high school? ›

If you dropped out of high school, you can list the dates you attended and note that your certification was incomplete with the dates you attended. Then, you can list any other education you may have received. This might be workshops, seminars, apprenticeships, online courses, and any other training.

Do employers look at your college degree? ›

Education credentials employers most often verify

“This is especially true for the first job or two out of college. Over time, employers may value the experience and skills you bring over where you went to school and what kind of degree you have, but those things are key when starting out.”

What degree has the lowest salary? ›

The lowest-paying college majors are in areas such as theology, social services, the performing arts, education, and leisure and hospitality, the data shows.

What is the fastest degree to make the most money? ›

Top 15 Quick Degrees That Pay Well
  • Business Administration.
  • Communications.
  • Criminal Justice.
  • English.
  • Finance.
  • Healthcare Administration.
  • History.
  • Human Resources.

What college degree makes a lot of money? ›

Learning which majors make the most money may help you determine your field of study. STEM majors, those in math, technology, engineering and science are consistently at or near the top of the list.

What if my parents won't pay for college? ›

If your parents or guardians refuse to pay for college, your best options may be to file the FAFSA as an independent. Independent filers are not required to include information about their parents' income or assets. As a result, your EFC will be very low and you will probably get a generous financial aid offer.

How many parents actually pay for college? ›

Recent studies show that 85%³ of parents pay at least a portion of their child's tuition. And considering college tuition has been on the rise for the past two⁴ decades, parents have begun to leverage savings, retirement accounts, and equity to cover the cost of higher education.

How many Americans can't afford college? ›

A college education is widely perceived as unaffordable for most Americans, with 77% of U.S. adults saying a college degree would be difficult for someone like them to afford. 82% of women said a college degree would be difficult to afford, compared with 73% of men.

Is a degree worth it in 2023? ›

According to data published by the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, the wage premium for early-career college graduates was 52%, or $17,680. The unemployment rate for college grads was also far lower in the first quarter of 2023 at 2.1% versus 6.9% for young workers without a college degree.

Are degrees becoming obsolete? ›

Some companies are already well on their way there. Fortune 500 companies including Google, IBM, and Apple, have eschewed their longstanding degree requirements. It shows: In November 2022, just 41% of U.S.-based job postings required a bachelor's degree, per an analysis from think tank Burning Glass Institute.

What percentage of college graduates don t use their degree? ›

Roughly one-fifth of recent graduates, 21%, are working in jobs, either full or part-time, that aren't related to their major area of study.

What is higher level education example? ›

Higher education includes a wide range of institutions providing study beyond the level of secondary education, such as colleges and universities, community colleges, and vocational and technical schools.

How to answer fafsa question 25? ›

What is the name of the high school where you received or will receive your high school diploma? Enter the complete high school name, and the city and state where the high school is located. 25. Will you have your first bachelor's degree before you begin the 2022-2023 school year?

What is the highest level of education indeed? ›

It's a doctorate level of education and is typically gained when working towards a specific career. Some examples of Level 8 qualifications include: doctorate or PhD.

What is the higher education level in us? ›

In the United States, higher education is an optional stage of formal learning following secondary education. It is also referred as post-secondary education, third-stage, third-level, or tertiary education. It covers stages 5 to 8 on the International ISCED 2011 scale.

What is my highest level of education if I am in college? ›

Here are the college degrees in order, from lowest ranking to highest: Associate degree (undergraduate) Bachelor's degree (undergraduate) Master's degree (graduate)

What does having a higher education mean? ›

What is higher education? Well, higher education is considered the last step in formal education. It follows the achievement of a high school diploma and generally involves the completion of a degree.

What should I put for level of education indeed? ›

Information to include in your resume education section

The degree you obtained (if applicable) Your field of study. Graduation year (if applicable) Your GPA (Note: You may not want to include this if it's not above 3.4)

When a resume asks for level of education? ›

When listing your educational entries, do it reverse-chronologically. Meaning, start with the most recent ones and go backward from there. If you have a university or community college degree, don't list your high school education. If you don't have an exceptional GPA, do not list it.

What do you put for education on a resume with no education? ›

If you've completed some college credits but haven't gotten a degree, you can keep the education section at the bottom of the resume. “Put down the school that you've attended, the years that you attended there or how many credit hours you completed,” says Owens.

How to answer question 51 on FAFSA? ›

How to answer this question / fill out this section. If you have a legal guardian who is not a biological parent and deemed as such by a court, then you will be considered “independent.” This means that you do not have to provide any biological parent (or guardian) information in your FAFSA, and may move along.

What will your college grade level be? ›

Student's Grade Level in College in 2022-2023
Grade Level
0- 1st Never Attended1st year undergraduate and has never attended college
5- 5th or more5th year undergraduate/other undergraduate
6- 1st Yr Graduate1st year graduate/professional
7- Continuing GraduateContinuing graduate/professional or beyond
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What is 1st bachelor's degree on FAFSA? ›

An Associate's degree is not a Bachelor's degree, for example, so that you could enter “1st Bachelor's degree,” if you possess an Associate's degree already. You do not enter “1st Bachelor's degree” if you have already received one from an institution of higher education, even if it is for a different major.

What level is a degree? ›

Level 6 qualifications are: degree apprenticeship.

What is the highest score on indeed assessments? ›

The Indeed Assessment score levels from high to low are: Expert, Highly Proficient, Proficient, Familiar, and Completed. The scores of assessments you have started without completing will be marked as N/A. The “completed” score is the lowest, meaning you failed the assessment.


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