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Admission to Coursework Courses and Units of Study Policy


To specify the principles guiding admission to Monash University courses and units of study.


All coursework courses and units, on all campuses of the University.

Policy Statement

Monash University aims to attract, select and retain a diverse range of the most capable students. To achieve this Monash has established:

1. University minimum admission requirements that seek to ensure that all commencing students have satisfied standards that demonstrate the potential for success in higher education studies;

2. Additional course specific admission requirements to seek to ensure that commencing students have the appropriate academic knowledge and English language skills required for potential success in a particular study program;

3. Selection processes that ensure admission decisions are merit-based, but may be tempered with equity considerations; and

4. Selection processes that ensure admission decisions are transparent, objective and consistent (with points 1-3 above), irrespective of mode of application.

This policy is to be read in conjunction with the Statute and Regulations governing admission to courses and units of study at Monash University.

Supporting procedures

Admissions to Coursework Courses and Units of Study Procedures

Supporting guidelines

Responsibility for implementation

Faculty Managers
Selection Officers
Director, Admissions
Campus Admission Managers (Malaysia and South Africa)



Key Stakeholders

Provost and Senior Vice-President
Vice-Provost (Education Programs)
Vice-Provost (Graduate Education)
Faculty Managers

Approval body

Name: Academic Board
Meeting: 01/2015
Date: 25-February-2015
Agenda item: 12.3

Endorsement body

Name: Coursework Admissions and Programs Committee
Meeting: 1/2015
Date: 04-February-2015
Agenda item: 8.2


Legislation Mandating Compliance

All relevant legislative instruments that stipulate requirements with which members of the Monash community (all of whom are subject to the law) are obligated to comply.

Monash University Statute 
Monash University (Academic Board) Regulations (Parts 2 and 3)
Monash University (Vice-Chancellor) Regulations (Parts 2 and 3)

Related policies

Academic Programs from Multiple Campuses Policy
Credit Policy
Enrolment Policy

Related documents

Date Effective


Review Date



Vice-Provost (Education Programs)


Director, Admissions

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