Associate Degree of Arts, Business and Sciences

Course summary for local students

Award granted

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
Length2 years full-time or part-time equivalent
Faculty contacts

Faculty of Arts and Education


Burwood (Melbourne): Tel 03 9246 8100 
Waurn Ponds (Geelong): Tel 03 5227 1359 
Warrnambool: Tel 03 5563 3489 

Email artsedstudentsupport@deakin.edu.au

 

Course Director

Warrnambool: Julie Rowlands, +61 3 556 33117, julie.rowlands@deakin.edu.au

 

Contact the Student Services Office for all queries relating to enrolment in this course. The Course Director should be contacted only for queries related to the academic content of the course.

Deakin course code A200

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.

Course structure

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

Year 1

Trimester 1

Core units

EAD101 LEARNING FOR A KNOWLEDGE SOCIETY (Final year of offer 2014. Students who have not yet completed this unit to consult Student Services for course advise.)

EAD102 E-LITERACY FOR CONTEMPORARY LEARNING (Final year of offer 2014. Students who have not yet completed this unit to consult Student Services for course advise.)

Elective Units

Two Elective units from the list below.  Students are strongly recommended to select EAD103 Independent Study. (EAD103 final year of offer 2014. Students who have not yet completed this unit to consult Student Services for course advise.)

Trimester 2

Core unit

EAD104 WORK AND THE SUSTAINABLE SOCIETY (2 credit points) (Final year of offer 2014. Students who have not yet completed this unit to consult Student Services for course advise.)

Elective Units

Two Elective units from the list below.  Students are strongly recommended to select EAD105 Applied Community Project. (EAD105 final year of offer 2014. Students who have not yet completed this unit to consult Student Services for course advise.)


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

ACV101Studio Art: Painting and Practice A

AIA106Populate Or Perish: Australia's People

ASC101Introduction to Sociology A

EAD103 INDEPENDENT STUDY (Final year of offer 2014. Students who have not yet completed this unit to consult Student Services for course advise.)

HBS107Understanding Health *

MAA103Accounting for Decision Making

MIS101Business Information Systems

SLE103Ecology and the Environment

SLE111Cells and Genes

SLE133Chemistry in Our World

Trimester 2

ACV102Studio Art: Painting and Practice B

AIA105Visions of Australia: Time and Space From 1700 to 2010

ALW117Professional Writing for Work *

ASC102Introduction to Sociology B

EAD105 APPLIED COMMUNITY PROJECT(Final year of offer 2014. Students who have not yet completed this unit to consult Student Services for course advise.)

HBS108Health Information and Data *

HBS110Health Behaviour *

MAE102The Global Economy *

MMM132Management *

SIT190Introductory Mathematical Methods

SLE102Physical Geography

SLE105Human Impacts - Pollution

SLE132Biology: Form and Function

SLE144Aquatic Life

SLE155Chemistry for the Professional Sciences

Work Place unit

Trimester 2

EAD201 WORK PLACEMENT (2 credit points) (Final year of offer 2014. Students who have not yet completed this unit to consult Student Services for course advise.) 

* 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). (EAD103 and EAD105 final year of offer 2014. Students who have not yet completed this unit to consult Student Services for course advise.)

(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 (Final year of offer 2014. Students who have not yet completed this unit to consult Student Services for course advise.)

EAD102 E-LITERACY FOR CONTEMPORARY LEARNING (Final year of offer 2014. Students who have not yet completed this unit to consult Student Services for course advise.)

and

TAFE diploma units

Trimester 2

Core unit

EAD104 WORK AND THE SUSTAINABLE SOCIETY (2 credit points) (Final year of offer 2014. Students who have not yet completed this unit to consult Student Services for course advise.)

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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