New Zealand NCEA entry requirements

If you’re enrolled in the National Certificate of Educational Achievement (NCEA), and want to study at Monash, we recommend you attempt only achievement standards (or mainly achievement standards) as we can only consider applicants with graded assessments. Unit standards do not qualify as graded assessment because the only results possible are 'achieved' or 'attempted'.

ATAR requirement

To meet the Monash entry requirements, you must:

  • successfully complete the NCEA Level 3 qualification, and
  • meet the Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR) equivalent for the course you’re applying for.

The New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA) calculates an Interstate Transfer Index (ITI), which is provided to the Australian Tertiary Admissions Centre. This is used to determine an equivalent ATAR. Please note that the ITI is not provided to the applicant.

Minimum credit points requirement

You must complete a minimum of 74 credit points in five or more Level 3 subjects, which are listed as approved subjects by the New Zealand Qualifications Authority.

English language entry requirement

While the following information sets out the minimum English language requirements, it’s important to note that some courses may have higher English language requirements.

To meet minimum English language requirements, you must complete:

  • a minimum of 18 credit points at Level 3 in English, and
  • achieve an equivalent VCE study score of 25.

Some courses may also accept the following Level 3 subjects (considered as English-rich subjects) as meeting minimum English language requirements (as long as you achieve a minimum of 18 credit points in one of those subjects and meet the equivalent VCE study score):

  • Business Studies
  • Classical Studies
  • Drama
  • Education for Sustainability
  • Geography
  • Health Education
  • History
  • History of Art
  • Media Studies
  • Physical Education
  • Psychology

If you've attempted both Level 3 English and English-rich subjects, assessment will be based on the English result and not the English-rich subjects.

Other subject entry requirements

Course prerequisite

Some Monash University courses require other course prerequisites in addition to English (eg Mathematics, Chemistry, Physics, etc). To meet course prerequisites, the NCEA Level 3 subjects must be equivalent to Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE) subjects, and you must achieve the equivalent VCE study score.

The NCEA Level 3 subjects used in meeting course prerequisites must be a minimum of 14 credit points. Some NCEA Level 3 subjects may need a higher number of credit points.

For VCE course prerequisites for Monash University undergraduate courses, please see Find a Course.

Extra requirements

Some Monash University courses have extra requirements such as interview, folio or audition. These are located under each course listed in Find a Course.

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