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Monash University Policy Bank

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 set by faculties 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

• Admissions Unit to disseminate policy to faculties
• Deans, Faculty Managers, Selection Officers
• Coursework Admissions and Scholarships Committee
• Director International Recruitment Services
• Campus Admission Managers



Key Stakeholders

• DVC (Education)
• Deans
• Faculty Managers

Approval body

Name: Academic Board
Meeting: 4/2010
Date: 25-August-2010
Agenda item: 14.2

Endorsement body

Name: Education Committee
Meeting: 4/2010
Date: 03-August-2010
Agenda item: 11.2.2


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
1) Monash University (Academic Board) Regulatilons Parts 2 and 3, and
2) Monash University (Vice-Chancellor) Regulations Parts 2 and 3

Related policies

Academic Programs from Multiple Campuses Policy

Credit Policy

Related documents

Date Effective


Review Date



Coursework Admissions and Scholarships Committee


Manager, Admissions (Student Administration and Systems)

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