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Academic Quality and Standards

Admission to Coursework Courses and Units of Study Policy



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


Applicants for admission to Monash University courses (except HDR courses), units and enabling programs.

Policy Statement

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


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

1. University minimum entrance requirements to ensure students have the age, English language proficiency and academic preparation and skills for success at Monash.

2. The capacity for course specific admission requirements to ensure students have the knowledge and skills to undertake in a particular study program successfully.

3. Selection processes that fairly and objectively assess the relative merit of eligible applicants, taking into consideration prior achievement and equality of opportunity in a transparent and consistent way.

Quality assurance

Academic Board will receive reports about participation, progress and completion by student cohorts that inform admission standards.

Academic Board may delegate its powers with regards to admissions – see attached.

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)
Pro Vice-Chancellor and President (Sunway Campus Malaysia)
Faculty Managers

Approval body

Name: Academic Board
Meeting: 7/16
Date: 16 November 2016
Agenda item: 12.1

Endorsement body

Name: Coursework Admissions and Programs Committee
Meeting: 7/16
26 October 2016
Agenda item:



Legislation Mandating Compliance

Monash University Statute

Monash University (Academic Board) Regulations (Parts 2 and 3)

Monash University (Vice-Chancellor) Regulations (Part 3)

Higher Education (Threshold) Standards 2015

Higher Education Support Act

Delegation of Academic Board powers with regards to entrance and admission to coursework courses and units of study

Related policies

Credit policy

Coursework Course and Unit Accreditation policy

Course Design policy

Conduct and Compliance procedures – Conflict of Interest (including Conflict of Interest in Research)

Conduct and Compliance procedures – Privacy

Enrolment Policy

Executive and Continuing Education Policy

Privacy of Student Records policy

Student Fees Policy

Related documents

Find a Course

Coursework Admissions Delegations Register

Date Effective


Review Date



Vice-Provost (Education Programs)


Director, Education Policy

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