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Associate Degree of Arts, Business and Sciences

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Associate Degree of Arts, Business and Sciences

Campus

Offered at Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Warrnambool

 

Or offered in conjunction with Deakin's TAFE partners :

 

  • Advance TAFE Bairnsdale
  • Chisholm Dandenong and Mornington Peninsula
  • SuniTAFE Swan Hill
  • South West Institute of TAFE Portland
  • GOTAFE Wangaratta
  • Kangan Institute at Hume Global Learning Centre Craigieburn
Cloud (online)No
Length2 years full-time or part-time equivalent
Next available intake

March (Trimester 1)

Indicative annual fee 2014$6,890* - Commonwealth Supported Place (HECS)
LevelUndergraduate
Faculty contacts

Associate Degree Student Services and Enrolment Enquiries
Tel 1300 753 680

 

associatedegree@deakin.edu.au

 

Course Director

Karen Charman, +61 3 522 72073, karen.charman@deakin.edu.au

 

Contact the Course Director for matters relating specifically to the academic content of this course - all enrolment related queries must go to the Student Services Office.

Deakin course code A200

Notes:

(i) The indicative course fee for this course relates to students studying full time at Deakin University Warrnambool or Waurn Ponds (Geelong).  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.

 

(ii) Students who enrol in units from Commerce or Management degrees will be required to undertake units of study at both Waurn Ponds (Geelong) and Waterfront (Geelong).


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 Deakin campuses, or via Cloud (online) 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 Deakin campus or Cloud (online) mode.  Students will be eligible for credit transfer and recognition for any of the electives they have completed that are course-grouped to the target degree.

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Fees and charges

Equivalent Full Time Student Load (EFTSL)
EFTSL is the standard annual full time load. Eight credit points is the standard full time load for one year of study.

Commonwealth supported place (CSP)
A Commonwealth supported place is one for which the university receives some government funding. As such, students enrolled in these places are required to contribute only part of the cost of their course. To be eligible for a Commonwealth supported place you must be an Australian citizen, or a New Zealand citizen or holder of a permanent visa who will be residing in Australia for the duration of your unit/s of study.

* The "indicative annual course fee" cited has been provided as a guide only. It has been calculated on the basis of a typical enrolment of a student undertaking the course in 2014, and reflects the cost involved in undertaking a full-time quota of units within the specified discipline.
The actual fees charged by Deakin University will depend upon the discipline from which each individual unit is chosen, and may vary from the indicative course fee cited, particularly if units are chosen from a number of disciplines. The cost of each unit offered in 2014 can be viewed from the Unit Search.
Please note that the fees per unit/credit point may increase annually due to rises in the cost of course delivery and service.
Deakin assumes no responsibility for persons relying on "indicative course fees" to calculate the total future cost of their course.

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Course structure

1. Course offered at Warrnambool or Waurn Ponds (Geelong)

Year 1

Trimester 1

Core units

EAD101 Learning for a Knowledge Society  

EAD102 E-Literacy for Contemporary Learning  

Elective Units

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

 

Trimester 2

Core unit

EAD104 Work and the Sustainable Society  (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 Warrnambool or Waurn Ponds (Geelong) 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 Warrnambool or Waurn Ponds (Geelong) or by approval from the course director. Units in year two must be selected from those offered at Warrnambool or Waurn Ponds (Geelong) or Cloud (online) mode by approval from the course director.  Students may select other elective choices with the permission of the course director.

 

Trimester 1

ACV101 Studio Art: Painting A  

AIA106 Populate Or Perish: Australia's People  (Commencing 2014.)

ALC101 Contemporary Communication: Making Sense of Text, Image and Meaning  *

ASC101 Introduction to Sociology A  

EAD103 Independent Study  

HBS107 Understanding Health  *

MAA103 Accounting for Decision Making  

MIS101 Business Information Systems  

SLE103 Ecology and the Environment  

SLE111 Cells and Genes  

SLE133 Chemistry in Our World  

 

Trimester 2

ACV102 Studio Art: Painting B  

AIA105 Visions of Australia: Time and Space From 1700 to 2010  

ALC102 Contemporary Communication: Making Sense of New Media  

ALW117 Writing for Professional Practice  *

ASC102 Introduction to Sociology B  

EAD105 Applied Community Project  

HBS108 Health Information and Data  *

HBS110 Health Behaviour  *

MAE102 The Global Economy  *

MMM132 Management  *

SIT190 Introductory Mathematical Methods  

SLE102 Physical Geography  

SLE105 Aquatic Pollution  

SLE132 Biology: Form and Function  

SLE144 Aquatic Life  

SLE155 Chemistry for the Professional Sciences  

 

Work Place unit

Trimester 2

EAD201 Work Placement  (2 credit points)
 

 

* ALC101 Cloud (online) only in Tri 3, HBS107, HBS108, HBS110, MAE102, MMM132, ALW117 also available in trimester 3.

 

Notes:

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

(ii) Elective units are subject to change. 

(iii) Students enrolled in this course electing units from the Commerce or Management degrees, will be required to undertake units of study at both Waurn Ponds (Geelong) and Waterfront (Geelong).

 

2. Course offered in conjunction with a TAFE partner

Year 1

Trimester 1

Core units

EAD101 Learning for a Knowledge Society  

EAD102 E-Literacy for Contemporary Learning  

and

TAFE diploma units

 

Trimester 2

Core unit

EAD104 Work and the Sustainable Society  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

 

 

Detailed course rules

1. Course offered at Warrnambool or Waurn Ponds (Geelong)

 

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 Warrnambool or  Waurn Ponds (Geelong).

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 Warrnambool or Waurn Ponds (Geelong))
  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) by the end 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 transfer and recognition:

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 (Credit Transfer) 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 transfer and recognition:

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, Swan Hill, Wangaratta, Portland,

Craigieburn

Bachelor of Commerce

Bachelor of Management

Diploma of Business

Bairnsdale

Bachelor of Commerce

Bachelor of Management

Bachelor of Arts

Diploma of Children's Services

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

Craigieburn

Bachelor of Education (Primary)*

Bachelor of Early childhood Education

Bachelor of Health Sciences

Bachelor of Psychological Science

Bachelor of Arts

Diploma of Community Services Work

Bairnsdale, Wangaratta, Swan Hill, Craigieburn

Bachelor of Health Sciences

Bachelor of Psychological Science

Bachelor of Arts

Diploma of Community Services (Alcohol, Other Drugs and Mental Health) Bairnsdale

Bachelor of Health Sciences

Bachelor of Psychological Science

Diploma of Conservation and Land Management# Portland, Mornington Peninsula, Wangaratta

Bachelor of Environmental Science (Marine Biology)

Bachelor of Fisheries and Aquaculture

Diploma of Disability Work

Bairnsdale

Bachelor of Health Sciences

Bachelor of Psychological Science

Bachelor of Arts

Diploma of Employment Services

Bairnsdale

Bachelor of Health Sciences

Bachelor of Psychological Science

Bachelor of Arts

Diploma of Graphic Design

Bairnsdale, Wangaratta

Bachelor of Creative Arts (Visual Communication Design)

Diploma of Human Resource Management

Bairnsdale

Bachelor of Commerce

Bachelor of Management

Bachelor of Arts

Diploma of Management

Swan Hill

Bachelor of Commerce

Bachelor of Management

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.

 

 

# Conditions Apply

 

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

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Entry requirements - general

This program is designed for students who would benefit from a more staged and supported entry to university. Students may have completed Year 12 but not achieved the ATAR score required to gain entry to the course of their choice; left school prior to completing year 12 and have been working for a number of years; completed a VET qualification or program offered by TAFE or private providers; or be undertaking a Diploma course with one of Deakin's regional TAFE partners.

Assessment of applications will consider educational background, work experience, training programs undertaken and the applicant's personal statement for wanting to undertake the course.

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Entry requirements - specific

Year 12 prerequisites: There are no prerequisite studies for this course.

You will need to complete an application form including a detailed personal statement.

You also need to attend a course briefing including the completion of a literacy

exercise as part of the selection process.

 

Non-Year 12 requirements: There are no prerequisite studies for this course.

You will need to complete an application form including a detailed personal statement.

You also need to attend a course briefing including completion of a literacy

exercise as part of the selection process.

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Credit for prior learning - general

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.

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How to apply

Deakin Warrnambool and Geelong Campus at Waurn Ponds applicants to apply by completing an associate degree application form available at deakin.edu.au/doorstep or via the Deakin online portal deakin.edu.au/apply. Please note that direct applications must include a detailed Personal Statement.

Students can apply directly to Deakin any time until 14 February 2014. Applicants will be notified about attending a course briefing where they can expand on the comments made in their application and a literacy exercise will be completed. Further enquiries contact 1300 753 680.

Applicants wishing to study on one of our TAFE partner locations should apply directly to the TAFE institute by completing an Associate Degree of Arts, Business and Sciences Application Form which is available at each location or download a copy at deakin.edu.au/doorstep.  They will also be required to attend a course briefing and complete a literacy exercise.

 

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