Associate Degree of Arts, Business and Sciences

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Award granted

Associate Degree of Arts, Business and Sciences

Campus

(i) Offered at Warrnambool Campus

(ii) Offered at Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus

 

Or

 

(iii) Offered in conjunction with Deakin's TAFE partners :

 

  • East Gippsland Institute of TAFE at Bairnsdale
  • Chisholm Institute of TAFE at Dandenong and Mornington Peninsula
  • SuniTAFE at Swan Hill
  • South West Institute of TAFE at Portland
  • GOTAFE at Wangaratta
Duration2 years full-time or part-time equivalent
Deakin course codeA200

Note: The indicative course fee for this course relates to students studying full time at the Deakin University Warrnambool Campus or the Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus.  Students considering enrolling in the concurrent program offered through our TAFE partners should seek advice from Deakin on the Associate Degree component of the fees and charges and TAFE for the diploma fees and charges.


For more information on the Associate Degree of Arts Business and Sciences visit the Deakin at your doorstep website.

Course sub-headings

Course overview

The Deakin Associate Degree of Arts, Business and Sciences is a two year, full time (and part-time equivalent), 16 credit point program specifically designed for students who would benefit from a supported entry to tertiary study. The course provides flexible pathways into university and a guaranteed pathway into a range of Deakin degrees at the Warrnambool Campus or the Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus, or via off campus study. The Associate Degree may also be taken as a stand-alone, two year exit qualification.

 

The Deakin Associate Degree course seeks to:

  • introduce students to the foundations of several disciplines (depending on student choice of study area)
  • assist the development of learning skills necessary to be successful in a university environment
  • facilitate the development of generic employment related skills relevant to a range of employment contexts
  • provide support in order to ensure students make a successful transition to university study
  • enable articulation into a Deakin degree if desired
  • maximise the opportunities for rural and isolated students to access tertiary education

 

Articulation

 

Students who successfully complete the Associate Degree are guaranteed entry* into one of the undergraduate degrees listed in the table below (this course entry under Target Awards and Degree Faculties) at the Warrnambool Campus or Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus or off-campus.  Students will be eligible for credit for prior learning for any of the electives they have completed that are course-grouped to the target degree.

*Please note that students wishing to articulate into the Bachelor of Education (Primary) must also undertake a STAT Test to ensure that they meet the numeracy standards specified by the Victorian Institute of Teaching.

Fees and charges

Unit fees can be viewed within individual unit descriptions. You can search for a unit using the Unit Search.

 

Please be aware:

  • Fees are calculated on a per unit basis
  • Fees charged will depend on the individual units chosen
  • Fees per unit/credit point may increase annually due to rises in the cost of course delivery and services

Detailed course rules

1. Course offered at the Warrnambool Campus or the Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus

 

To qualify for the Associate Degree of Arts, Business and Sciences, students will be required to complete a minimum of 16 credit points, comprising the prescribed core units and elective units available at the Warrnambool Campus or  the Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus.

Students must successfully complete:

  1. Four credit points of core units in year 1, Trimester 1 and Trimester 2
  2. Four credit points of elective units in year 1 (chosen from an approved selection of units offered at the Warrnambool Campus or the Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus)
  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*

* students not intending to continue in a bachelor degree are recommended to take a 2 credit point Work Placement unit in the final trimester as part of the 4 credit points.

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 complete at least 8 units from their target degree (at unit level one or two) in year two of the course. Students undertaking the Work Placement unit in a related discipline area may also qualify for a tagged award.


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.

 

Credit for Prior Learning:

The University aims to provide students with as much credit as possible for approved prior study or informal learning which exceeds the normal entrance requirements for the course and is within the constraints of the course regulations. Students are required to complete a minimum of one-third of the course at Deakin University, or four credit points, whichever is the greater. In the case of certificates, including graduate certificates, a minimum of two credit points within the course must be completed at Deakin.

You can also refer to the Credit for Prior Learning System which outlines the credit that may be granted towards a Deakin University degree.

 

 

2. Course 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

2. 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.

3. 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.

 

Credit for Prior Learning:

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

 

TAFE Diploma

Campus

Deakin Degree

Advanced Diploma of Information Technology (Software Development

Dandenong

Bachelor of IT

Diploma of Accounting

Bairnsdale, Dandenong, Swan Hill, Mornington Peninsula, Wangaratta, Portland

Bachelor of Commerce

Bachelor of Management

Bachelor of Arts

Diploma of Alcohol & Other Drugs

Bairnsdale

Bachelor of Health Sciences

Bachelor of Psychology

Bachelor of Nursing

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

Bairnsdale, Swan Hill, Mornington Peninsula, Portland

Bachelor of Education (Primary)*

Bachelor of Early childhood Education

Bachelor of Health Sciences

Bachelor of Nursing

Bachelor of Psychology

Bachelor of Arts

     

Diploma of Community Services Work

Bairnsdale, Wangaratta, Swan Hill

Bachelor of Health Sciences

Bachelor of Psychology

Bachelor of Arts

Diploma of Conservation and Land Management

Mornington Peninsula Bairnsdale, Wangaratta

Bachelor of Environmental Science (Marine Biology) Bachelor of Environmental Science (Fresh Water Biology)

Diploma of Disability Work

Bairnsdale

Bachelor of Health Sciences

Bachelor of Psychology

Bachelor of Arts

Bachelor of Nursing

Diploma of Employment Services

Bairnsdale

Bachelor of Health Sciences

Bachelor of Psychology

Bachelor of Arts

Diploma of Graphic Design

Bairnsdale, Wangaratta

Bachelor of Creative Arts (Visual Communication Design)

Diploma of Human Resource Management

Bairnsdale, Dandenong

Bachelor of Commerce

Bachelor of Management

Bachelor of Arts

Diploma of Management

Bairnsdale

Bachelor of Commerce

Bachelor of Management

Bachelor of Arts

Diploma of Visual Arts

Bairnsdale

Bachelor of Creative Arts (Visual 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.


 

Target Awards and Degree Faculties

 

Target Degrees Title of Award Target Degree Faculty
Bachelor of Arts Associate Degree of Arts, Business and Sciences (Arts Studies) Arts and Education

Bachelor of Management

Bachelor of Commerce

Associate Degree of Arts, Business and Sciences (Business Studies) Business and Law
Bachelor of Education (Primary) Associate Degree of Arts, Business and Sciences (Education Studies) Arts and Education
Bachelor of Health Sciences Associate Degree of Arts, Business and Sciences (Health Studies) Health

Course structure

1. Course offered at the Warrnambool Campus or Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus

Year 1

Trimester 1

Core units

EAD101Unit description is currently unavailable

EAD102Unit description is currently unavailable

Elective Units

Two Elective units from the list below.  Students are strongly recommended to select EAD103 Independent Study.

 

Trimester 2

Core unit

EAD104Unit description is currently unavailable (2 credit points)

Elective Units

Two Elective units from the list below.  Students are strongly recommended to select EAD105 Applied Community Project.


 

Year 2

8 first or second year level units of a target bachelor degree.

 

Elective units

Students may choose from a range of units offered at first and second year level from the Warrnambool Campus or Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus as listed below, or the Work Placement Unit EAD201 which is recommended for those intending to exit at the end of Year 2.
Units in year one must be selected from the following list of those offered on the Warrnambool Campus or the Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus or by approval from the course co-ordinator. Units in year two must be selected from those offered on the Warrnambool Campus or Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus or off-campus by approval from the course coordinator.  Students may select other elective choices with the permission of the course coordinator.

Trimester 1

ACV101Unit description is currently unavailable

AIA104Unit description is currently unavailable

ALC101Unit description is currently unavailable **

ASC101Unit description is currently unavailable

EAD103Unit description is currently unavailable

HBS107Unit description is currently unavailable *

MAA103Unit description is currently unavailable

MSC120Unit description is currently unavailable *

SIT198Unit description is currently unavailable

SLE103Unit description is currently unavailable

 

Trimester 2

ACV102Unit description is currently unavailable

AIA105Unit description is currently unavailable

ALC102Unit description is currently unavailable

ALW117Unit description is currently unavailable *

ASC102Unit description is currently unavailable

EAD105Unit description is currently unavailable

HBS108Unit description is currently unavailable *

HBS110Unit description is currently unavailable *

MAE102Unit description is currently unavailable *

MMM132Unit description is currently unavailable *

SLE102Unit description is currently unavailable

 

Work Place unit

Trimester 2

EAD201Unit description is currently unavailable (2 credit points)
 

 

*Also available in trimester 3

**Not offered at the Geelong Waterfront Campus in 2012, re-offered 2013.

 

 

Notes:

(i) EAD103 and EAD105 are recommended elective units at the Warrnambool Campus or the Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus.

(ii) Elective units are subject to change.

 

2. Course offered in conjunction with a TAFE partner

Year 1

Trimester 1

Core units

EAD101Unit description is currently unavailable

EAD102Unit description is currently unavailable

and

TAFE diploma units

 

Trimester 2

Core unit

EAD104Unit description is currently unavailable 2 credit points

and

TAFE diploma units

 

Year 2

Between 1 – 4 first or second year level units from a target bachelor degree. The actual number depends on the amount of credit granted from the selected TAFE diploma into the Associate Degree.
and

TAFE diploma units

 

 

 

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