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Admission to Coursework Courses and Units of Study Procedures

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Admission to Coursework Courses and Units of Study Policy

These procedures are intended to provide a clear statement of the University's requirements for admission to coursework courses and units of study for:

  • people enquiring about admission requirements,
  • applicants for admission,
  • currently enrolled students seeking an internal course transfer, and
  • staff involved in the admission process.

The procedures are based on the University's admission requirements as stated in the Monash University Staute, the Monash University (Academic Board) Regulations (Parts 2 and 3), and the Monash University (Vice-Chancellor) Regulations (Parts 2 and 3).

The statute and regulations are the authoritative statement of the University's admission and English language entry requirements. In case of conflict between these procedures and the Monash University Statute and its regulations, the Statute and its regulations correctly state the University's requirements.

Definition of terms

Admission Period: the period during which applicants are selected to begin study at the University in a standard intake (for example, semester 1) in any given year
Aggregate Points: the points from a VCE student’s scaled study scores that are totaled in their aggregate score
Aggregate Score: the total of a VCE student’s scaled study scores for VCE English and the student’s other three best VCE subjects, together with a 10% increment for the fifth subject and sixth, if any, or a university enhancement studies unit, used by VTAC to calculate the student’s ATAR. (Students with Year 12 qualifications from other Australian states are assigned a notional aggregate score by the VTAC system, as if they were VCE students.)
Approved: approved by the relevant committee or body of the university
ATAR: the Australian Tertiary Admission Rank of a person as calculated by a tertiary admissions centre or other authorised body
Award: a degree, diploma, certificate or other award of the University
Clearly-in ATAR: means the ATAR rank at or above which an offer is made to all applicants for a course in a given selection period
CSP: Commonwealth Supported Place
Degree Faculty: in relation to a degree or other award, means the faculty specified in a University handbook as being responsible for the degree or other award for the year for which the handbook is published.
Domestic Applicant: a person who is a citizen or permanent resident of Australia, a citizen of New Zealand or a person holding an Australian permanent refugee, humanitarian or protection visa
Enhancement Study: a Monash unit undertaken by a VCE student as a VCE Extension Study
English Medium: in relation to an educational institution, means the use of English as the language of instruction communication and assessment for all aspects of study for the whole of the educational institution
English Rich Unit: A unit or subject for which at least half of the assessment consists of exposition in English (for example, essays, reports, seminars, presentations)
Indigenous Non-Award Pathway: A pathway for Australian indigenous applicants, whereby the student is sponsored to undertake two or more single units. On successful completion of the units, the student may be considered for admission to a bachelors degree course in the faculty
Internal Course Transfer: a transfer by a person currently enrolled in a Monash award course into another Monash award course
Measure of English Proficiency: any way of fulfilling the English language entry requirements listed in sections 2.4-2.5 of these procedures
Non-award qualification: completion of a structured program of learning that does not lead to a qualification recognised by the University
Non-award study: a unit of study that is not undertaken as part of a course of study
Secondary Schooling: at least 4 years of the highest level of schooling before university leading to a university matriculation qualification
Selection: the process of receiving applications, deciding whether applicants meet the requirements for admission, and whether to offer applicants a place in the course
Selection Officer: the staff member with authority to make selection decisions formally delegated to them by the Academic Board and the Dean managing the course
Single Unit: a unit in which a student is enrolled without being admitted to a course of study prescribed for an award
VCE: Victorian Certificate of Education
VCE Aggregate Score: see aggregate score
VTAC: the Victorian Tertiary Admissions Centre

1. Overview of entrance and admission requirements for courses

To be considered for admission to a coursework course, an applicant must meet:

  • the academic entrance requirement (see section 1.2);
  • the English language entrance requirement (see sections 1.3 and 2);
  • the minimum age requirement for entrance (see section 1.5);
  • the minimum requirements for admission to the course of study which are set as part of the course accreditation (see section 1.6).

1.1 Applicants who do not meet the requirements for admission to a coursework course may be considered for admission to single units or non-award study. (For the requirements for admission to single units and non-award study see section 3)

1.2  To be considered for admission to a coursework course offered by the University, applicants who are not granted special admission consideration must achieve at least the minimum ATAR specified in the table below, or higher qualification, or approved equivalent. (This is the academic requirement for admission.)

Course category

Minimum results level

Undergraduate courses

Bachelor degree or bachelor honours degree

An ATAR of 70.0 (an ATAR of 60 for courses designated by the Academic Board under regulation 2.5.2b of the Monash University (Academic Board) Regulations)

Diploma of Tertiary Studies

An ATAR of 50.0

 

 

An honours degree following a bachelor degree

A high level of achievement specified by the Academic Board (normally a Distinction average) in the specified units in a relevant bachelor degree

Postgraduate courses

Graduate certificate

A completed bachelor degree or equivalent

Graduate diploma

A completed

  • bachelor degree, or
  • graduate certificate, or
  • non-award faculty certificate
  • or equivalent

Postgraduate certificate

A completed bachelor degree in the same or a related discipline or field of study, or equivalent

Postgraduate diploma

A completed

  • bachelor degree in the same or a related discipline or field of study, or
  • postgraduate certificate,
  • or equivalent

Masters by coursework

A completed bachelor degree or equivalent

1.3   For admission to coursework courses, as well as fulfilling the requirements in section 1.2, applicants must also fulfil the University's English language entrance requirement. This is the achievement of at least a study score of

  • 25 in units 3 and 4 of VCE English or VCE Literature or VCE English Language, or
  • 30 in units 3 and 4 of VCE English as an Additional Language, or
  • an approved equivalent.

See section 2 below for detailed information on:

  • equivalents to these levels of achievement in VCE English subjects, and
  • the University's rules on assessing whether applicants meet the English language entrance requirement.

1.4 For all units and courses that are taught and/or assessed in a language other than English (other than units taught to develop proficiency in that language), a minimum of a 25 study score in units 3 and 4 of that language at VCE, or an approved equivalent of proficiency in that language, is required.

1.5 For admission to coursework courses, as well as fulfilling the requirements in sections 1.2-1.3, an applicant must also fulfil the University's minimum age requirement. The age requirement ensures that students will be able to study safely, and will have a reasonable likelihood of success in their study. To meet the age requirement the applicant:

  • must be 17 years of age at the time of enrolment in the course or unit; or
  • must be at least 16 years of age at the time of enrolment in the course, and
    • have an ATAR of 95.00 or more or equivalent as determined by the Academic Board, or
    • have the consent, of the Dean of the degree faculty to which admission is sought (this consent may be given subject to conditions); or
  • if less than 16 years of age at the time of enrolment in the course, must have
    • an ATAR of 95.00 or more or equivalent as determined by the Academic Board, and
    • have the consent of the Dean of the degree faculty to which admission is sought (this consent may be given subject to conditions).

1.5.1 A person who does not meet the minimum age requirement for admission to a course of study or enrolment in a unit of study, but who otherwise satisfies the requirements for admission or enrolment, may be offered a place in the course or unit in the semester in which the minimum age requirement is satisfied.

1.6 In addition to the requirements in sections 1.2-1.5 above, applicants must meet any higher requirement(s) for admission to specific courses set by the Academic Board as part of the course accreditation. Details of these requirements for courses are available from the University's Course Finder.

1.6.1 These additional requirements for admission to courses, details of which are available from Course Finder, may include one or more of the following:

-  a higher level of English proficiency than the minimum required for entry to the University
-  completion of specific prerequisite subjects and achieving a specified level of result in these subjects
-  an approved aptitude test (see section 4.7 for the list of approved tests)
-  an audition
-  an interview
-  submission of a curriculum vitae (résumé)
-  submission of a portfolio of work
-  submission of references
-  submission of a personal statement
-  completion of a supplementary application form

1.6.2 The Provost may set a higher level of results or additional requirements for admission to a couse of study that are over and above those established by the Academic Board as part of course accreditation. Changes will be note annually at Coursework Admissions and Programs Committee (CAPC).

1.7   For each course of study, the Dean of the degree faculty must ensure that

  • the academic requirement for admission to the course, and
  • any additional requirements for admission to the course

are published in the University's information publications for persons seeking admission to a course or unit of study in the University. Requirements for admission to undergraduate courses for which applications are received through VTAC, must be published in the VTAC Guide.

Responsibility

See section 13 below

2. Detailed English language entrance requirements

2.1    In considering whether a measure of English proficiency presented by an applicant meets the English language entrance requirement, the following matters may be taken into account:

  • the period during which the applicant has studied in an English medium educational institution, including completion of programs, degrees, diplomas or other courses of study;
  • the applicant's results in tests of, or examinations requiring, English language proficiency;
  • how recently the applicant has completed the course, unit, test, examination, program degree, diploma or other course of study on which the applicant relies to demonstrate their English language proficiency.

2.2     In determining whether a measure of English proficiency is equivalent to the University's English language entrance requirement, the selection officer will apply the following limitations:

2.2.1      Where the applicant’s secondary schooling was not entirely in English:

  • a measure of English proficiency, other than a successfully completed bachelor's degree, may only be considered if it has been completed within two years prior to the date the applicant will commence the course for which they have applied;
  • successful completion of an equivalent English subject from Denmark, Finland, Germany, Netherlands, Norway and Sweden may only be considered if it has been completed within five years prior to the date the applicant will commence the course for which they have applied;
  • the completion of one of the following at an appropriate level of performance may only be considered if it has been completed within three years prior to the date the applicant will commence the course for which they have applied;
    • O Level English 1119 (SPM)
    • O Level English
  • a successfully completed undergraduate degree may be considered only if it has been completed within five years prior to the date the applicant will commence the course for which they have applied.
Limitation periods of two, three or five years (as outlined above) do not apply to applicants who meet minimum institutional English language requirements AND can show evidence that they have continuously resided in an English speaking country (listed below) since the completion of their studies to the Monash University course commencement date.

 The list of Monash University approved English language countries are:

·         Antigua + Barbuda
·         Australia
·         Bahamas
·         Barbados
·         Belize
·         Botswana
·         Canada (excluding Quebec)
·         Cook Islands
·         Dominica
·         Federal States of Micronesia
·         Fiji
·         Ghana
·         Great Britain (England, Ireland, Scotland, Wales)
·         Grenada
·         Guyana
·         Jamaica
·         Kenya
·         Kiribati
·         Lesotho
·         Malawi

·         Marshall Islands
·         Mauritius
·         Namibia
·         New Zealand
·         Nigeria
·         Papua New Guinea
·         Sierra Leone
·         Singapore
·         Solomon Islands
·         St Kitts and Nevis
·         St Lucia
·         Swaziland
·         Tanzania
·         The Gambia
·         Tonga
·         Trinidad and Tobago
·         Uganda
·         United States of America
·         Zambia
·         Zimbabwe

In order for no limitation periods to apply, certified documentation must be provided to support evidence of an applicant’s residency. Applications are individually assessed on a case by case basis. The documentation applicants can submit to support their case are as follows:

·         Passport and visa
·         If employed during this period, work reference letters on official organisational letter head.

2.2.2    Where an applicant has completed several measures of English proficiency over a period of time, only the most recent measure should be considered;

Exceptions may apply for courses with a higher English requirement where an IELTS completed up to 6 months prior to completion of VCE English or ESL may be considered provided said VCE study meets the minimum institutional requirement.

2.2.3    Where an applicant has commenced a Monash University English preparatory course, the applicant's performance in that course, including completion of and performance in any English test required to measure the course outcome, should be considered as the most recent measure of English proficiency.

2.3     The University reserves the right to require that an applicant undergo a test of English proficiency.

English language requirements for admission to undergraduate courses

2.4       The minimum English language requirements for admission to an undergraduate course are set out in the following table. Some courses may have higher requirements: see Course Finder. Where an applicant's secondary schooling was not entirely in English, the measure must have been achieved within the period of recency stated in section 2.2.1 above.

Where the applicant's secondary schooling was entirely in an English medium educational institution:

Measure

The minimum English language requirement is met if the applicant has met one of the following conditions:

Secondary schooling or equivalent

Achieved:

  • a score of 25 in units 3 and 4 of VCE English, VCE Literature or VCE English Language;
  • a score of 30 in units 3 and 4 of VCE English as an Additional Language; or
  • an equivalent result in an equivalent English subject.

Tertiary study

Satisfactorily completed either:

  • study equivalent in volume to at least 48 Monash credit points (typically one year of full time study) in an English medium educational institution at Australian VET diploma level or above, or equivalent; or
  • an Australian VET certificate IV course that has been approved as requiring sufficient English skills.

Higher education units

Passed at least two units in an English medium higher education institution, of which at least one unit is an English rich unit.

Monash University English Language Centre course

Not applicable for students whose secondary schooling was entirely in an English medium educational institution.

English test

Not applicable for students whose secondary schooling was entirely in an English medium educational institution.

Where the applicant's secondary schooling was not entirely in an English medium educational institution:

Measure

The minimum English language requirement is met if the applicant has met one of the following conditions:

Secondary schooling

Achieved:

  • a score of 25 in units 3 and 4 of VCE English, VCE Literature or VCE English Language;
  • a score of 30 in units 3 and 4 of VCE English as an Additional Language; or
  • an equivalent result in an equivalent English subject.

Tertiary study

Satisfactorily completed:

  • study equivalent to at least 48 Monash credit points (two standard full-time semesters) in an English medium educational institution at Australian VET diploma level or above, or equivalent.

[Note: this group of applicants cannot meet the English language entrance requirement with an Australian VET certificate IV course.]

Higher education units

Not applicable for students whose secondary schooling was not entirely in an English medium educational institution.

Monash University English Language Centre course

  • Successfully completed a preparatory course in English language skills, at the appropriate level, at the Monash University English Language Centre or another program approved as equivalent; and
  • if any English language test is required, gained the test result required to demonstrate satisfactory completion of the course.

English tests

Satisfactorily completed one of the following English tests, achieving the minimum overall score and minimum band/component score:

    

 Test

Minimum overall score 

Minimum band/component score 

IELTS academic 

6.5

Reading: 6.0
Listening: 6.0
Writing: 6.0
Speaking: 6.0 

 Paper-based TOEFL

550

 Test of Written English: 4.5

Internet-based TOEFL 

79

Writing: 21
Listening: 12
Reading: 13
Speaking: 18

Pearson Test of English (Academic)

58

No PTE communicative skills score below 50

Cambridge English: Advanced (CEA)

58

 No less than Borderline in each skill 

Cambridge English: Proficiency (CPE)

45

No less than Weak in each skill

English language requirements for admission to postgraduate courses

2.5    The minimum English language requirements for admission to postgraduate courses are set out in the following table. Some courses may have higher requirements: see Course Finder. Where applicants' secondary schooling was not entirely in English, the measure must have been achieved within the period of recency stated in section 2.2.1 above.

Where the applicant's secondary schooling was entirely in an English medium educational institution

Measure

The minimum English language requirement is met if the applicant has met one of the following conditions:

Secondary schooling

Achieved:

  • a score of 25 in units 3 and 4 of VCE English, VCE Literature or VCE English Language;
  • a score of 30 in units 3 and 4 of VCE English as an Additional Language; or
  • an equivalent result in an equivalent English subject.

Tertiary study

Satisfactorily completed, in an English medium educational institution, either:

  • the equivalent of at least 72 Monash credit points (three standard full-time semesters) of a university degree or Australian VET diploma, or equivalent; or
  • the equivalent of at least 48 Monash credit points (one standard full-time year) of postgraduate study.

Non-award study

Satisfactorily completed either a Monash University faculty certificate, or executive certificate comprising at least 24 credit points of postgraduate level units.

Monash University English Language Centre course

Not applicable for stundets whose secondary schooling was entirely in an English medium educational institution.

English tests

Not applicable for stundets whose secondary schooling was entirely in an English medium educational institution.

Where the applicant's secondary schooling was not entirely in an English medium educational institution

Measure

The minimum English language requirement is met if the applicant has met one of the following conditions:

Secondary schooling

Achieved:

  • a score of 25 in units 3 and 4 of VCE English, VCE Literature or VCE English Language;
  • a score of 30 in units 3 and 4 of VCE English as an Additional Language; or
  • an equivalent result in an equivalent English subject.

Tertiary study

Satisfactorily completed, in an English medium educational institution, either:

  • the equivalent of at least 72 Monash credit points (three standard full-time semesters) of a university degree or Australian VET diploma, or equivalent; or
  • the equivalent of at least 48 Monash credit points (one standard full-time year) of postgraduate study.

 Non-award study

Not applicable for stundets whose secondary schooling was entirely in an English medium educational institution.

Monash University English Language Centre course

  • Successfully completed a preparatory course in English language skills, at the appropriate level, at the Monash University English Language Centre or another program approved as equivalent; and
  • gained any English test result required to demonstrate satisfactory completion of the course.

English tests

Satisfactorily completed one of the following English tests, achieving the minimum overall score and minimum band/component score:

    

 Test

Minimum overall score 

Minimum band/component score 

 IELTS academic

6.5

Reading: 6.0
Listening: 6.0
Writing: 6.0
Speaking: 6.0 

 Paper-based TOEFL

550

 Test of Written English: 4.5

Internet-based TOEFL 

79

Writing: 21
Listening: 12
Reading: 13
Speaking: 18 

Pearson Test of English (Academic)

58

No PTE communicative skills score below 50

Cambridge English: Advanced (CEA)

58

 No less than Borderline in each skill

Cambridge English: Proficiency (CPE)

45

No less than Weak in each skill

Responsibility

See section 13 below

3. Admission to single units and non-award study

3.1  Single units and non-award study are available as pathways for students to meet the requirements to be considered for admission to award courses. Accordingly, the academic requirements for admission to single units and non-award courses are less onerous (see section 3.2 below). Applicants must, however, meet minimum English language requirements (see section 3.3 below).

3.1.1 Exchange, study abroad and cross-institutional enrolments at Monash are also enrolments in units without admission to a Monash course. Accordingly the requirements in sections 3.2 and 3.3 apply to applications for exchange, study abroad and cross-institutional enrolments.

3.2 A person may be accepted for enrolment in a unit of study or non-award study (excluding those participating in the Monash Extension Program) if they:

  • satisfy the English language requirement in section 3.3 below;
  • satisfy the minimum age requirement in section 1.5 above;
  • for enrolment in a unit of study, have achieved the minimum level of result in any VCE subject that is prerequisite for the unit, or an equivalent as determined by the dean of the teaching faculty; and
  • satisfy any additional requirements that the dean of the teaching faculty may determine.

3.2.1  For admission to the Indigenous Non-Award Pathway (INAP), in addition to requirements set out in 3.2, applicants must be considered by the selection officer to have a reasonable likelihood of success in the INAP units based on:

  • their previous secondary and/or tertiary study, and/or
  • work experience suggesting a promising level of skills for tertiary study, and/or
  • the demonstration of a high level of literacy in the applicant's written application.

3.2.2 For admission to the Monash Access Program (MAP), in addition to the requirements set out in 3.2, applicants must:

  • be 21 years or older on 1 January of the year they enrol, and
  • have not studied at university before,  and
  • be either an Australian citizen, Australian permanent resident, holder of Australian permanent humanitarian visa or a New Zealand citizen, and
  • have completed secondary schooling in English.

3.3  The minimum English language requirements for admission to single units are set out in the following table.

Measure

The minimum English language requirement is met if the applicant has:

Secondary schooling or equivalent

Completed their last two years of secondary schooling, or equivalent, in an English medium educational institution.

Tertiary study

Satisfactorily completed study equivalent to at least 24 Monash credit points (one standard full-time semester) in an English medium educational institution at Australian VET certificate IV level or above, or equivalent.

Single higher education units

Passed a unit in an English medium higher education institution.

English tests

Satisfactorily completed one of the following English tests, achieving the minimum overall score and minimum band/component score:

Test

Minimum overall score

Minimum band/component score

IELTS academic

6.5

Reading: 6.0
Listening: 6.0
Writing: 6.0
Speaking: 6.0

Paper-based TOEFL

550

Test of Written English: 4.5

Internet-based TOEFL

79

Writing: 21
Listening: 12
Reading: 13
Speaking: 18

Pearson Test of English (Academic)

58

No PTE communicative skills score below 50

Cambridge English:
Advanced (CEA)

58

Writing = no less than good (identified in the Candidate Profile on the Statement of Results)

All other bands = no less than borderline for each skill (identified in the Candidate Profile on the Statement of Results)

3.4     For admission to an extension studies unit, applicants must:

  • be currently enrolled in the VCE or International Baccalaureate (IB) program or equivalent at a secondary school in Australia;
  • satisfy the English language requirements specified by the Academic Board for a person with a concurrent enrolment in a secondary school;
  • satisfy the age requirement specified by the Academic Board for a person with a concurrent enrolment in a secondary school;
  • satisfy any additional requirements that the dean of the teaching faculty may determine; and
  • be recommended by the Principal of their school, or their authorised delegate, as capable of benefiting from undertaking the enhancement studies unit.

Responsibility

See section 13 below

4. Other rules affecting admission decisions

4.1   In selecting from among persons who meet the requirements for admission to a course of study, selection officers may consider a person's complete academic record and may place greater importance on the aspects of that record that he or she considers most relevant.

4.2   In selecting from among persons who meet the requirements for admission to an undergraduate course of study, preference may be given to a person who has not qualified for a degree or other award of the University or any other university, over a person who has so qualified.

4.3   Subsequent to consultation with the Provost, Deans may approve a limit on the total number of persons, or the number of persons falling within a particular category for admission to courses (including specialisations or programs within courses), or for individual units of study.

4.3.1    Where a limit has been set for a course or a specialisation or program required for a course, selection will be made on the basis of academic merit.

4.3.2    Where a quota has been set for a unit of study, selection will be made on the basis of the faculty's own requirements for enrolment into that unit.

4.4   Unless otherwise determined by the Provost in exceptional circumstances, the ATAR or equivalent, required for admission to an undergraduate course of study at any campus in any given admission period must not be more than 5 points below the highest clearly-in ATAR, or equivalent, applicable for admission to the same course and specialisation at any campus in that period.

4.5   Courses and qualifications offered by other educational institutions are assessed for equivalence to the ATAR by the University's Admission Pathways Expert Advisory Group. Applicants for undergraduate degree courses can find out whether their results of previous study are considered to meet the course ATAR requirement by consulting the relevant web system.

Use of predicted results

4.6   The Dean of the degree faculty may elect to accept predicted results. In this case, selection officers may consider applicants' predicted results as equivalent to results already achieved provided that:

  • the person's actual results will not be available to the University from the relevant school or institution by the latest time at which admission decisions are to be made, and
  • the predicted results are provided in the form of a statement on the institution's letterhead, signed by the principal or registrar of the institution, or their authorised delegate, and
  • the results were obtained in a program and at an institution listed in the following table.

Country

Institution

Program

Bahrain

St Christophers School

GCE A Levels

Bahrain

The Bahrain Bayan School

International Baccalaureate

Brunei

Jerudong International School

GCE A Levels

China

Shanghai American School

International Baccalaureate

Hong Kong

Chinese International School

International Baccalaureate

India

The International School Bangalore

International Baccalaureate

Indonesia

All IB Schools in Indonesia

International Baccalaureate

Indonesia

Bali International School

International Baccalaureate

Indonesia

Bina Bangsa High School

International Baccalaureate

Indonesia

Bina Nusantara

International Baccalaureate

Indonesia

British International School

International Baccalaureate

Indonesia

Ghandi Memorial International School

International Baccalaureate

Indonesia

Global Jaya

International Baccalaureate

Indonesia

Jakarta International School

International Baccalaureate

Indonesia

Pelita Harapan High School

International Baccalaureate

Malaysia

International School of Kuala Lumpur

International Baccalaureate

Malaysia

INTI International University College

GCE A Levels

Malaysia

KDU College

GCE A Levels

Malaysia

Kolej Disted-Stamford

GCE A Levels

Malaysia

Kolej MARA Banting

International Baccalaureate

Malaysia

Kolej Methodist School

GCE A Levels

Malaysia

University College Sedaya International (UCSI)

GCE A Levels

Mauritius

All GCE -A Level and Level VI Government schools

GCE A Levels

Peru

Markham College

International Baccalaureate

Philippines

Brent International School

International Baccalaureate

Philippines

International School of Manila

International Baccalaureate

Singapore

Anderson Junior College

Singapore A Levels

Singapore

Anglo-Chinese Junior College

Singapore A Levels

Singapore

Catholic Junior College

Singapore A Levels

Singapore

Hwa Chong Junior College

Singapore A Levels

Singapore

Innova Junior College

Singapore A Levels

Singapore

Jurong Junior College

Singapore A Levels

Singapore

Nanyang Junior College

Singapore A Levels

Singapore

National Junior College

Singapore A Levels

Singapore

Overseas Family School

International Baccalaureate

Singapore

Pioneer Junior College

Singapore A Levels

Singapore

Raffles Junior College

Singapore A Levels

Singapore

Serangoon Junior College

Singapore A Levels

Singapore

St Andrews Junior College

Singapore A Levels

Singapore

Tapines Junior College

Singapore A Levels

Singapore

Temasek Junior College

Singapore A Levels

Singapore

United World College SEA

International Baccalaureate

Singapore

Victoria Junior College

Singapore A Levels

Singapore

Yishun Junior College

Singapore A Levels

Singapore

Republic Polytechnic (RP)

 *Semester 1 formal credit agreement applicants only

Thailand

Bangkok Patana International School

International Baccalaureate

Thailand

Ekamai International School

International Baccalaureate

Thailand

International School, Bangkok

International Baccalaureate

Thailand

New International School in Thailand

International Baccalaureate

Thailand

Ruamrudee International School

International Baccalaureate

UAE

Al-Dhafra School

GCE A Levels

UAE

The International School of Choueifat

GCE A Levels

UAE

All Mawakeb School

GCE A Levels

UAE

Al Najah Private School

GCE A Levels

Vietnam

United Nations International School of Hanoi

International Baccalaureate

4.6.1   Predicted from the following institutions may be accepted for entry at Sunway Malaysia campus only:

Country

Institution

Program

Malaysia

Garden International School

GCE A Levels

Malaysia

Help University College

GCE A Levels

Malaysia

Institut Sinaran

GCE A Levels

Malaysia

KBU International College

GCE A Levels

Malaysia

Kolej Tuanku Ja'afar

GCE A Levels

Malaysia

Kolej Yayasan UEM

GCE A Levels

Malaysia

Methodist College

GCE A Levels

Malaysia

Sayfol International School

GCE A Levels

Malaysia

Garden International School

GCE A Levels

Malaysia

Help University College

GCE A Levels

Malaysia

Institut Sinaran

GCE A Levels

Malaysia

KBU International College

GCE A Levels

Malaysia

KDU College

GCE A Levels

Use of tests

4.7 Aptitude tests, university matriculation tests and other tests may be used as a requirement for admission to a course of study as follows:

4.7.1   The following tests can be used to assist in the selection of applicants who present the high school matriculation qualification listed with the test.

  • ACT, where the applicant has completed a United States high school diploma,
  • AP (Advanced Placement), where the applicant has completed a United States high school diploma,
  • Gaokao, where the applicant has completed a Chinese high school diploma*, and
  • SAT, where the applicant has completed a United States high school diploma.

[* Note: this test has been approved for use on a pilot basis.]

4.7.2   The following tests can be used as a supplementary measure of applicants' aptitude for the course, in conjunction with any other course admission requirements. (See also sections 6.1-6.2, for the use of these tests for alternative entrance.)

  • General Achievement Test (GAT)
  • Special Tertiary Admission Test (STAT)

4.7.3   Deans may elect to use the following tests as a supplementary measure of applicants' aptitude for specific courses, in conjunction with any other course admission requirements.

  • Graduate Australian Medical School Admission Test (GAMSAT)
  • International Students Admission Test (ISAT)
  • University Medical and Health Sciences Admission Test (UMAT)

Vertical double degree courses

4.8    Vertical double degree courses are offered to prospective undergraduates in the form of an articulated two-part program leading to a Bachelors degree and a Masters degree. Students are admitted to the Bachelors course but are guaranteed access to the Masters course under specified conditions. 

4.8.1 Where vertically articulated courses prepare students for a regulated profession with an accredited Masters degree, the Masters degree faculty manages the articulation, undertakes selection of students and assures appropriate advice relevant to the articulation/profession.

Responsibility

See section 13 below

5. Exemptions from entrance requirements/minimum requirements for admission to a course of study

5.1 The Academic Board may, in circumstances it considers exceptional:

  • on the recommendation of the dean of the degree faculty, and subject to any conditions specified by the Academic Board, treat a person as having satisfied the entrance requirements of the University, or
  • exempt a person from the University's minimum English language proficiency requirements.

5.2 The Dean of the degree faculty may, in circumstances he or she considers exceptional, treat a person as having satisfied the additional requirements for admission to a course of study.

Responsibility

See section 13 below

6. Alternative entrance

6.1   Where applicants do not meet the minimum requirements for entrance to the University or admission to a course of study , they may be considered for alternative entrance on the basis of higher education study equivalent to at least two Monash University units successfully completed at a registered Australian higher education institution or an overseas educational institution assessed as being equivalent by the Academic Board.

6.1.1  In considering applicants for alternative entrance on the basis of single unit study, a faculty may require a person to have completed a specific unit or a unit in a specific discipline.

6.2 The Academic Board, in circumstances it regards as exceptional and on the recommendation of the dean of the degree faculty and subject to any conditions specified by it, may consider a person or a class of person for entrance to the University on the basis of recognition of prior learning which does not otherwise satisfy any of the entrance requirements of the University.

6.3 The Dean of the degree faculty may approve the entrance and admission of mature age applicants to an undergraduate course of study on the basis of their demonstrated ability and achievement of equivalent learning outcomes as shown by their:

  • prior employment or unpaid work in a relevant field;
  • tangible contribution to a relevant field; or
  • acquirement of a non-award qualification in a relevant field.

6.4   Applicants seeking alternative entrance must also fulfil the English language entry requirements: see sections 1.3 and 2 above.

Responsibility

See section 13 below

7. Special Admissions Schemes

7.1   Domestic applicants for admission to undergraduate courses at Australian campuses may be eligible for consideration under the Monash University Special Admissions Scheme if they have:

  • satisfied the minimum academic and English requirements for entrance to the University, and
  • completed any prerequisites subjects and achieved any scores in these subjects required for admission to the course, and
  • fulfilled any additional requirements to be considered for admission to the course, and
  • provided whatever documentation is required to demonstrate that they meet the criteria to be considered to belong to any of the equity groups and categories of disadvantage listed in section 7.1.4 below.

7.1.2    Applicants for Monash University courses via the Victorian Tertiary Admissions Centre may apply for special admission consideration by applying under any VTAC special entry access scheme.

7.1.3    For applicants with an ATAR, special admission consideration will take the form of a notional bonus of points added to their aggregate score, which will result in a higher ranking for selection. The maximum number of points available for each equity category or category of personal disadvantage is given in the table in section 7.1.4 below. The maximum total bonus available for applicants who meet the criteria for multiple equity groups and/or categories of personal disadvantage including subject bonuses is 20 aggregate points, up to maximum of 10 ATAR points.

7.1.4    The equity categories and categories of personal disadvantage recognised by the University, for which special admission consideration may be available, are as follows:

Category

Maximum aggregate points

Equity categories

People experiencing financial disadvantage

10

People from regional and remote areas

People of Australian indigenous descent

10

People from under-represented schools

10

People with a disability or medical condition

5

People from a non-English speaking background

3

Categories of personal disadvantage

People experiencing difficult circumstances

5

People of mature age

8

7.1.5 Domestic applicants for admission to undergraduate courses at Australian campuses may be eligible for consideration under the Monash Guarantee (including the Vice-Chancellor's Access Monash List).

7.2    Domestic applicants for admission to undergraduate courses at Australian campuses may be eligible for consideration under the following faculty special admission schemes:

  • the Faculty of Law Rural Entry Scheme
  • the Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences Rural Entry Scheme
  • the Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences Dean's Rural List and Dean's Indigenous list

7.2.1  Under these faculty schemes, consideration may be given for applicant's results in additional requirements considered relevant by the faculty for admission to courses managed by the faculty: that is, requirements of the type listed in section 1.6.1.

Responsibility

See section 13 below

8. Deferment

8.1   Except in the circumstances in section 8.2 below, the University will allow deferment of study up to a maximum of twelve months, or longer in exceptional circumstances, for all new coursework applicants who have been offered a place in a course and who apply for deferment to their faculty of intended enrolment, except where the applicant intends to study elsewhere.  In this case, and in the case of Honours courses, the faculty will determine whether the deferment is appropriate. 

8.2   Deferment will not be granted for:

  • internal course transfer places
  • enrolments in single units
  • cross-institutional enrolments at Monash, or
  • enhancement study enrolments

In these cases, applicants must re-apply for the transfer or enrolment at the time when they are ready to commence it.

8.3   A deferment application must be submitted to defer an offer to commence a course. Applications for deferment can be completed either on the deferment application form (pdf 75kb) or online via the Web Enrolment System.

8.4   Applications by domestic applicants must be made to the managing faculty, before the specified enrolment date. Late applications for deferment may be accepted, subject to approval by the managing faculty, up until the census date of the initial semester.

Applicants who receive an offer for a Monash University course which they defer and are subsequently offered a place in another Monash course in which they enrol will be required to relinquish their deferred place upon commencing study in said latter course.

8.5   International applicants applying for deferment;

  • prior to acceptance of their offer must do so directly to International Recruitment Services OR
  • post acceptance of their offer must do so directly to the managing faculty.

8.6   Any approved study completed in the period of deferment cannot be used to gain credit unless specified in the conditions of the deferment.

Responsibility

See section 13 below

9. Internal Transfer

9.1   Internal course transfer is subject to a competitive selection process. The level of performance required for a successful application is set by the faculty managing the course. The minimum eligibility criteria for an internal course transfer are: 

  • successful completion of a minimum of 12 credit points in a Monash University course,
  • fulfilment of the admission requirements of the course into which transfer is sought, and
  • performance at an appropriate level in the existing course.

The faculty managing the course to which transfer is sought will determine what is an appropriate level of performance. The appropriate level may depend upon both the current course and the course applied for.

The faculty managing the course to which transfer is sought may require students to have completed a greater number of credit points than the minimum stated above, to be eligible for transfer.  

9.2   Each faculty will publish to students details of the level of performance and number of completed credit points required for a student to be considered for internal course transfer into each course managed by the faculty. The details published should include a statement that the actual requirement for admission to the course on the basis of internal course transfer may be higher, as internal transfer is part of a competitive selection process.

9.3   To apply for internal course transfer students must follow the instructions on the faculty internal course transfer web page.

9.4   Pending the outcome of the internal course transfer application, the student must re-enrol in their current course.

9.5   The faculty will notify applicants of the outcome of their application including credit transfer (if applicable), how to accept their offer and, if the application is successful, how to enrol.

9.6   Successful applicants will be notified that, by accepting the offer of a transfer, they are granting permission to the faculty issuing the offer to discontinue them from their previously enrolled course.

9.7   Students transferring to an offering of their course at an Australian campus, from a campus outside Australia, will incur the fees for the new course offering. Students on exchange to an Australian campus from a campus outside Australia, who then transfer to an Australian offering of their course, will be required to back-pay the difference in fees for the period of exchange. For full details of fee requirements for internal course transfers, see the Student Fees Policy.

9.8   Eligible CSP students transferring to a different course offering must complete a new HECS-HELP form if they wish to access HECS-HELP. Eligible full-fee students must complete a new FEE-HELP form if they wish to access FEE-HELP.

9.9   Where an internal course transfer is approved for an on-campus international student, a new Confirmation of Enrolment (COE) and addendum to written agreement with Monash will be issued to the student, and the Department of Education will be advised of any change to his/her course.

Responsibility

See section 13 below

10. Readmission

Where a person has

  • discontinued a course of study, or
  • failed to re-enrol in the course by the last date for re-enrolment,

any application by that person to resume their studies in the course will be treated as an application for admission, and will be considered in competition with all other applications for admission to the course in accordance with the normal selection processes of the University and of the faculty concerned.

Responsibility

See section 13 below

11. Cancellation of application, withdrawal of offer or cancellation of enrolment

11.1   A person's application may be cancelled, or their offer of a place in a course may be withdrawn, or their enrolment in a course or in single units or non-award study may be cancelled, where they have falsified or failed to disclose any of the following that would, if known, have led to the person's application for admission or enrolment being rejected:

  • results of previous study;
  • evidence of English language skills;
  • any other qualification or achievement considered in determining the application for admission or enrolment;
  • the fact of the person's exclusion from the University or another university or another educational institution.

11.2   Any enrolment or re-enrolment of a student may be cancelled if the student does not pay the relevant application or enrolment fee by the due date.

Responsibility

See section 13 below

12. Refusal of admission

An applicant may be refused admission to a course, or enrolment in single units of study, if:

  • the applicant has been excluded from admission to a degree or other award of the University or of another university or educational institution:
    • for reasons of unsatisfactory progress or inability to progress (refer Part 4 of the Monash University (Academic Board) Regulations), or
    • because of the state of health or disability of the person in order to protect the health or safety of any person or the property of the University or another institution (refer Part 7 of the Monash University (Council) Regulations), or
    • for reasons of discipline (refer Part 7 of the Monash University (Council) Regulations), or
    • for a combination of these reasons.
  • in the opinion of the Dean of the degree faculty, the applicant's conduct would provide reasonable grounds to take action to exclude the person from the University for reasons of academic progress, health or discipline had the person been a student of the University at the time of the conduct.

Responsibility

See section 13 below

13. Responsibilities

13.1   The Academic Board is responsible for overseeing the requirements stated in these procedures, and delegates the responsibility for detailed oversight of admissions policy and procedures to the Coursework Admissions and Programs Committee.

13.2   Responsibility to make selection decisions in compliance with these requirements is delegated by Academic Board to faculty deans, who may further delegate this responsibility to individual selection officers, or to specialised committees, which may further delegate this responsibility to individual selection officers. Such delegations will be stated in writing.

13.3   Managers who are responsible for managing and co-ordinating coursework admission work are responsible for:

  • ensuring admissions decisions are compliant with these procedures, and
  • reporting to the relevant committees on compliance of admissions decisions with these procedures.

Managers with this responsibility include:

  • Faculty Managers and Faculty Academic Managers
  • Campus Admissions Managers (Malaysia and South Africa)
  • Director, Admissions

Responsibility

See above

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