Monash Indigenous Access Program (MIAP) and Indigenous Non-Award Pathway (INAP)

The Monash Indigenous Access Program (MIAP) is a pathway designed to support Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people who wish to undertake university studies. The pathway is specifically designed to support Indigenous Australians in making a successful transition to university study. MIAP aims to develop skills which enable success in a university environment.

Indigenous students who apply through VTAC for entry into Monash University courses but just miss out may apply to undertake the MIAP program. Mature-age Indigenous people who want to undertake a university course but have been away from education for some time can also apply for MIAP.

MIAP is a full-time program which is Abstudy approved. A part-time option is available for those students who are unable to study full-time. However, you are ineligible to receive Abstudy while enrolled in the part time option.

You can apply for the pathway if you:

  • are of Australian Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent; and
  • have writing skills comparable to a Year 12 pass or TAFE equivalent; and
  • can demonstrate a strong commitment to tertiary study; and
  • have applied through VTAC to undertake a degree course at Monash University and either have just missed out on a place or think that you will miss out on an offer of a place; or
  • are applying to commence the MIAP program mid-year; or
  • are mature age and interested in pursuing further study.

How can I apply?

Please download and complete both the direct application form, and the MIAP Expression of Interest:

Contact us

Please contact Yulendj via email at or on +61 3 9903 4737 for more assistance.