Spring into a world of opportunities with Tertiary Studies
The Associate Degree of Tertiary Studies provides an alternative pathway into higher education. The two-year associate degree provides strong grounding in academic and foundational learning.
There are introductory studies in Sociology and History in the first year, followed by Environmental Studies, Science and Philosophy streams in the second.
Graduates are well equipped with general and transferable skills, all of which are keenly sought after by employers in a broad range of industries and are core requirements of degree level study.
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Choose from a number of streams including:
- media and communications
- environmental studies
- Australian and Asian studies
- contemporary literature
- natural science
You can also take electives from some of NMIT's specialist degrees in Education, Music, Earth Sciences and Business.
A Diploma of Tertiary Studies is awarded to students exiting the course after the successful completion of the first year.
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Speak to us today about how you can get a foot in the door to one of La Trobe University's Bachelor of Arts degrees through our Associate Degree or Diploma of Tertiary Studies.
Successful completion of this course will give you some credits for all of NMIT's Education Degrees, Accounting, Business, Information Technology Degrees and the Arts Degrees at La Trobe University.
About the Course
- Local Students
- International Students
- National Code: HEFEADTER
- CRICOS Code: 074621C
Part-time not available to International Students
Modes of Delivery
Further Study and Careers
Pathways to Further Study
Upon successful completion of the first year of the course (the higher education Diploma of Tertiary Studies) students can gain entry into:
NMIT’s Associate Degree Early Years Study, Bachelor of Early Years Study, or the Bachelor of Education (Early Years), subject to interview, with up to 12 credit points of advanced standing.
NMIT’s Bachelor of Accounting, with up to 24 credit points of advanced standing.
NMIT’s Bachelor of Business, with up to 36 credit points of advanced standing.
NMIT’s Bachelor of Information Technology, with up to 36 credit points of advanced standing.
La Trobe University’s Bachelor of Arts, with up to 60 credit points of advanced standing.
Upon successful completion of the Associate Degree of Tertiary Studies students can gain entry into:
La Trobe University’s Bachelor of Arts, with up to 120 credit points of advanced standing.
Students develop a broad range of general transferable skills which provide a pathway to higher education.
Applicants will be selected based on an interview and literacy assessment.
International Students:Successful completion of studies equivalent to Australian Year 12 education or relevant employment experience. All applicants must attend an interview. Interviews may be carried out in person or via Sykpe or telephone for international students applying from overseas or interstate. English language proficiency: IELTS Academic test score must be a minimum of 6.5 with no other band scores less than 6.0.
An upfront material and amenities fee is applicable and is estimated at AU$30 per semester. Lists of materials required and book lists are provided at the start of the course to be purchased at an additional cost.
$12,000 per annum. FEE-HELP is available to eligible students. Fees are based on 2011 figures and are indicative only. For more information on fees and charges, please phone the department.
AU$14,500.00 per year
How to Apply:
To start this course in 2014, apply directly to NMIT.
Please contact the department directly if you are interested in studying part-time.
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Our fees are set to increase from 1 January, 2014. Enrol now to take advantage of our 2013 prices or contact us for more information.
To start this course at midyear or in 2014, apply directly to NMIT.
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Please contact the International Office for the latest course information on +61 3 9269 1666.
Units of Study
Credit points are a basic measure of student workload. All subjects are given a credit point value. Most subjects at NMIT are 12 credit points. A normal full-time annual workload is 96 credit points. The academic year is divided into two main semesters; full-time students usually enrol in 48 credit points each semester, part time students usually enrol in 24 credit points each semester or less.
|TER101||Shoes Sport Sweatshops Global Perspectives|
|TER102||Language And Logic Introduction To Academic Skills|
|TER103||Beyond Google Introduction To Academic Research|
|TER104||Figure IT Out Quantitative Reasoning|
|TER105||A History Of Big Ideas|
|TER106||Creativity And Teamwork|
|TER107||Q & A: Research Methods|
|TER201||Farms Factories And Facebook Understanding Societies|
|TER202||Love Loss And Life Contemporary Literature|
|TER203||Australia And Asia Past And Present|
|TER204||History And Philosophy Of Science An Introduction|
|TER205||Looking Into The Future Challengers Of The C21|
|TER206||Planet Earth People And The Environment|
|TER207||City Spaces City Lives|
|TER208||Blogs And Blackberry Media And Communication|