Associate Degree of Arts, Business and Sciences

Course summary for current students

Award granted

Associate Degree of Arts, Business and Sciences

Duration2 years full-time or part-time equivalent
Deakin course codeA200

Offered to continuing students only from 2015

Course sub-headings

Course overview

The Deakin Associate Degree of Arts, Business and Sciences provides a supported entry to tertiary study. The course provides flexible pathways into university and a range of Deakin target degrees including the Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Commerce, Bachelor of Education (Primary), Bachelor of Health Sciences and Bachelor of Science.

Fees and charges

This section is for:

  • all Commonwealth Supported Place students, or
  • domestic fee-paying undergraduate students, or
  • all domestic and International students who commenced in 2015 or before.

Your course tuition fees are calculated based on the units you study. The cost of each unit can be viewed by looking up your units in the Handbook Unit Search under the 'Unit based calculation'.

* The Commonwealth supported place (CSP) indicative annual course fee shown in the table below is provided as a guide only. It has been calculated on the basis of a typical enrolment of a student undertaking the course in 2015, and reflects the cost involved in undertaking full-time study within the specified discipline. The actual fees charged by Deakin University, will depend on the individual unit discipline and may vary from the indicative course fee cited, particularly if units are chosen from a number of disciplines.


  This section is for:

  • all International students who commenced in 2016 or after, or
  • all postgraduate domestic student who commenced in 2016 or after.

Your course tuition fees are calculated based on the course you study. The following rates apply:

Commonwealth Supported Place (indicative)*Domestic Fee PayingInternational Fee Paying
Not applicableNot applicableNot applicable

The rates shown are based on eight credit points (which equals one Equivalent Full Time Study Load - EFTSL). If your study load for the year is less than or more than eight credit points, your fees will be adjusted accordingly. The credit point and EFTSL value of each unit can be viewed by looking up your units in the Handbook Unit Search. To calculate the fee for each unit, take the applicable course fee above, divide it by eight, then multiply it by the credit point of the unit you are studying.

Course rules

Course offered at Warrnambool or Waurn Ponds (Geelong)

Students must complete 16 credit points as follows:

  1. Four credit points of core units
  2. Four credit points of elective units chosen from an approved selection of units
  3. At least four credit points at level one from their target degree, and
  4. No more than four credit points at level two from their target degree

Course offered in conjunction with a TAFE partner

Students enrol concurrently in the Associate Degree course and a relevant TAFE qualification at a partner location, with credit granted from the TAFE qualification into the Deakin Associate Degree.

Students must complete their TAFE diploma plus 8 credit points as follows:

  1. Four credit points of core units
  2. Four credit points of elective units chosen from an approved selection of units
  1. Offered in conjunction with a TAFE partner

The program offered with our TAFE partners requires students to enrol concurrently in the Associate Degree course and a relevant TAFE qualification (Diploma or Advanced Diploma). Deakin University will grant credit from these selected TAFE qualifications into the Associate Degree. Students who complete this pathway will be eligible to receive two awards –the Diploma or Advanced Diploma from the TAFE where they are enrolled and the Associate Degree through Deakin.

To qualify for the Associate Degree in Arts, Business and Sciences, students will be required to complete a minimum of 16 credit points, comprising the prescribed core units, Deakin units  and a designated TAFE award. 

 

Students must successfully complete:

 

  1. Four credit points of core units in year 1, Trimester 1 and Trimester 2

 

  1. A minimum of one and maximum of four credit points in year 2 from an approved selection of units. The number depends on the TAFE diploma being undertaken as they have differing credit arrangements.

 

  1. The remaining credit points (of the total 16) are deemed to be the equivalent of the TAFE Diploma and credited to the Associate Degree. 

 

Students may complete the award by undertaking all level one units across the two years.

Students who wish to qualify for a tagged award (see table below under Target Awards and Degree Faculties) will be required to have at least 8 credit points from their target degree (at unit level one or two) by the end of the course.

All students who anticipate articulation to a target degree will be advised to select elective units from their chosen target degree in order to comply with the appropriate course rules for that degree. Students must seek course advice prior to making this selection to ensure correct unit choice and pathway options.

The target TAFE Diplomas for credit transfer against selected Deakin Bachelor Degrees include[PD1] :

 

TAFE Diploma

Campus

Deakin Degree

Diploma of Accounting

Bairnsdale, Dandenong, Swan Hill

Bachelor of Commerce

Bachelor of Management

Bachelor of Arts

Diploma of Business

Bairnsdale

Bachelor of Commerce

Bachelor of Management

Bachelor of Arts

Diploma of Business Administration

Bairnsdale

Bachelor of Commerce

Bachelor of Management

Bachelor of Arts

Diploma of Children’s Services (Early childhood education and care)

Bairnsdale, Swan Hill

Bachelor of Education (Primary)*

Bachelor of Arts

Diploma of Community Welfare Work

Bairnsdale, Swan Hill

Bachelor of Health Sciences

Bachelor of Psychology

Bachelor of Arts

Diploma of Community Services (Alcohol, other drugs and mental health)

Bairnsdale

Bachelor of Health Sciences

Bachelor of Psychology

Bachelor of Arts

Diploma of Disability Work

Bairnsdale

Bachelor of Health Sciences

Bachelor of Psychology

 

Bachelor of Arts

Diploma of Employment Services

Bairnsdale

Bachelor of Health Sciences

Bachelor of Psychology

Bachelor of Arts

Diploma of Human Resource Management

Bairnsdale, Dandenong

Bachelor of Management

Bachelor of Commerce

Bachelor of Arts

Diploma of Management

Bairnsdale, Dandenong

Bachelor of Management

Bachelor of Commerce

Bachelor of Arts

 

*Students seeking credit into the Bachelor of Education (Primary) must complete the Diploma of Children’s Services (Early childhood education and care) in conjunction with the Associate Degree in order for the maximum credit to be awarded. They must also undertake a STAT Test to ensure that they meet the numeracy standards specified by the Victorian Institute of Teaching.

Students considering the concurrent program delivered with our TAFE partners should refer to the Associate Degree of Arts Business and Sciences Course Brochure available from all TAFE partner campus locations.


 [PD1]Need to insert other credit arrangements here. Needs considered comments. Only mention confirmed credit arrangements

Course structure

Core units

EAD101 LEARNING FOR A KNOWLEDGE SOCIETY (No longer available for enrolment)

EAD102 E-LITERACY FOR CONTEMPORARY LEARNING (No longer available for enrolment)

EAD104 WORK AND THE SUSTAINABLE SOCIETY (2 credit points)(No longer available for enrolment)

Elective Units

ACV101Contemporary Art Practice: Body

ACV102Contemporary Art Practice: Space

AIA105Visions of Australia: Time and Space From 1700 to 2010

AIA106Sex, Race and Australia's People

AIX117Professional Writing for Work

ASC101Introduction to Sociology A

ASC102Introduction to Sociology B

EAD103 INDEPENDENT STUDY (No longer available for enrolment)

EAD105 APPLIED COMMUNITY PROJECT (No longer available for enrolment)

HBS107Understanding Health

HBS108Health Information and Data

HBS110Health Behaviour

MAA103Accounting for Decision Making

MAE102 The Global Economy (No longer available for enrolment)

MIS101 Business Information Systems (No longer available for enrolment)

MMM132Management

SIT190Introductory Mathematical Methods

SLE103Ecology and the Environment

SLE111Cells and Genes

SLE102Physical Geography

SLE105Human Impacts - Pollution

SLE132Biology: Form and Function

SLE133Chemistry in Our World

SLE144 Aquatic Life (No longer available for enrolment)

SLE155Chemistry for the Professional Sciences