Diploma of University Studies (Sport, Physical and Outdoor Education)

Study that counts towards your degree from day-one, with our Diploma of University Studies. It’s the ideal pathway for you to experience university and to gain the skills needed for success in your Outdoor Ed or PE teaching career. 
Length
1.5 years
(180 credit points = 1.5 EFTSL)
ATAR
Selection is based on completing a year 12 qualification (VCE/interstate or overseas equivalent), as well as meeting the prerequisite study requirements.

The Diploma of University Studies provides a pathway into a number of Federation University Bachelor degrees, giving you the opportunity to begin studying subjects from these degrees from day one.

This pathway will suit you if you have decided on Outdoor Education or PE teaching but do not have the entry requirements after completing VCE, as a mature student or if you are now considering going to university after completing either VCAL or an unscored VCE. The Diploma will prepare you for degree level study while getting you started on the subjects you will need to earn a sport, physical and outdoor education qualification. As most of the Diploma subjects are from the first year of the Bachelor of Sport, Physical and Outdoor Education and the Bachelor of Outdoor and Environmental Education, this pathway will take you from the Diploma into the second year of either of these degrees giving you a taste of specialisations common to both degrees and an insight into the types of employment you may expect upon completion. Your studies will also focus on academic writing, mathematical skills and developing an understanding of the university learning environment.

You can follow either the Bachelor of Sport, Physical and Outdoor Education or the Bachelor of Outdoor and Environmental Education with the Master of Teaching, and you will be ready to embark on a teaching career with all the skills and confidence which makes our teaching graduates so sought after.

Successful completion of the Diploma of University Studies allows you to progress to the 2nd year of selected Bachelor-level programs, providing the opportunity to gain employment qualifications needed in the fields of Education, Information Technology, Sport, Physical and Outdoor Education, or Engineering.

Sample structures are just one example of the many options available within your chosen course. Please contact Federation University for further information on available options.

Please note this is a sample structure only and is not to be used for enrolment purposes. To enrol, please refer to the information provided to you by Federation University for your individual program structure or view our enrolment information page.

To view current subject information and cost, click on the individual subject name below, or click here to view current subject information and cost for ALL subjects.

Year 1

Semester 1

UNDERSTANDING UNIVERSITY LEARNING
ATSGC1369, 15 credit points
SWIMMING AND WATER SAFETY EDUCATION
EDHPE1001, 15 credit points
MATHEMATICS AND INTRODUCTORY STATISTICS
FASTP1013, 15 credit points
ACADEMIC WRITING
FASTP1015, 15 credit points

Semester 2

KNOWLEDGE AND PROFESSIONALS
ATSGC1370, 15 credit points
OUTDOOR LIVING AND TRAVEL SKILLS - WATER
OEEDU1005, 15 credit points
HPE Pathways

Year 2

Semester 1

LEARNING AND TEACHING
EDBED1016, 15 credit points
OUTDOOR LIVING AND TRAVEL SKILLS - LAND
OEEDU1004, 15 credit points
Pathways (2)

Approximately 12-16 hours per week
Important for Yr 10 students

Entry requirements (year 12)

Admissions Criteria for current Year 12 students (2020) and recent secondary graduates (2019 and 2018)

  • Units 1 and 2: satisfactory completion in two units (any study combination) of any Maths or Units 3 and 4: any Mathematics
  • Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 18 in any English.

Literacy and numeracy test

Compulsory: Applicants who are currently completing VCAL, unscored VCE, or those who do not meet the specified pre-requisite studies will be required to complete a literacy and numeracy test to determine their eligibility for admission.

Click here to register for the test

 

Entry requirements (non year 12)

Admission criteria for applicants with a Higher Education Study

Literacy and numeracy test

Compulsory: All applicants who are not currently studying year 12 or recently completed year 12 in 2017 or 2018 will be required to complete a literacy and numeracy test to determine their eligibility for admission.

Click here to register for the test.

 

Admission criteria for applications with a Vocational Education and Training study

Literacy and numeracy test

Compulsory: All applicants who are not currently studying year 12 or recently completed year 12 in 2017 or 2018 will be required to complete a literacy and numeracy test to determine their eligibility for admission.

Click here to register for the test.

 

Admission criteria for applications with work and life experience

Literacy and numeracy test

Compulsory: All applicants who are not currently studying year 12 or recently completed year 12 in 2017 or 2018 will be required to complete a literacy and numeracy test to determine their eligibility for admission.

Click here to register for the test

The application method varies depending on your circumstances, please visit our How to apply page for further information.

VTAC application: Yes

VTAC code: 3700511291 (Mt Helen), 3700711291 (Churchill)

Direct application: Yes

Federation University code: TD1

CRICOS code:

Fees are subject to change annually.

Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP)

$7,950 estimated annual tuition fee - commencing 2021

Annual tuition fees are per 120 credit points which represents 1 EFTSL or a standard full-time study load for a year.

The estimated annual fees are indicative only. The tuition fees you pay will vary depending on the subjects you choose to study as each subject has its own credit point value and cost. The total cost will vary depending on the subjects you choose, your study load and the time it takes to complete your course.

Fee assistance

As a Commonwealth Supported Place student, you may be eligible to defer payment of your student contribution through the HECS-HELP loan scheme. Please visit our HECS-HELP webpage for further information.

Other fees

You may need to pay some other fees such as the Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF).

Other study costs

Students will be required to purchase textbooks and other related materials

Can your studies count towards a degree with us? Use our online Credit Search to get the details on completing your studies sooner.

Pathways to this course:

Candidates seeking alternate entry to this course can consider the below options:

Foundation program

 

A foundation program can provide an excellent base to build upon in your Higher Education studies:

 

 

Credit transfer / advanced standing will be determined on an individual basis, depending on your eligibility for credit transfer, prior experience and qualifications.

 

Pathways from this course:

Satisfactory completion of this course can lead to: 

Higher Education program

 

Articulate into Higher Education studies .  Please note that additional essential requirements for admission may apply to entry into these programs:

SO5 Bachelor of Sport, Physical and Outdoor Education  |  credit for 120 credit points*
OE5 Bachelor of Outdoor and Environmental Education  |  credit for 120 credit points*

* 120 credit points is the equivalent of one-year full time study.
 

 

A range of student services are available at most campuses. For further information on these services or for course information, please contact us on 1800 333 864.

The commencement of all programs is subject to available funding and enrolment quotas.

All information contained in this program overview including the availability of programs and fees, is correct at the time of being published, however the University reserves the right to alter any program, procedure or fee. Students should check for any amendment prior to enrolment.

CRICOS Provider No.00103D
Please note: This training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding to eligible individuals.
National RTO Code: 4909

School department

School of Education

Course coordinator

Michelle Briede