Academic Board Delegations

Related policy: Admission to Coursework Courses and Units policy

Related procedure: Admission to Coursework Courses and Units procedures

Contents

Minimum Requirements for entrance to the University

Minimum age for admission or enrolment

Minimum requirements for admission to courses of study

Predicted results

Alternative entrance schemes for academic requirements

Special admission schemes

Eligibility for enrolment in a non-award study or unit of study

Approved: Academic Board 7/16, 16/11/2016.

Authorising provision Regulation Delegated to Conditions on delegation
Minimum requirements for entrance to the University
5 (5) For the purposes of determining whether a qualification is at least equivalent to that specified in subregulation (3) [minimum English language proficiency requirements], the Academic Board may take any matter or thing it considers relevant into consideration including:

(a)  the level of English language proficiency required to complete the course of study or unit of study for which admission or enrolment is sought; and

(b)  the period for which the person has studied in an English medium educational institution; and

(c)  the result of tests of, or examinations requiring, English language proficiency, including any tests that the Academic Board may require the person to undergo under subregulation (6)(a); and

(d)  the completion of courses in English medium educational institutions; and

(e) for any course, unit, test or examination covered by paragraph (a), (b), (c) or (d) on which the person relies to demonstrate their English language proficiency, how recently it was completed.

Coursework Admissions and Programs Committee (CAPC)

For individual applicants where there is ambiguity about whether qualifications are equivalent, the Chair of CAPC may determine equivalence.  If clarification or confirmation of the intention of the regulations is required the case must be forwarded to Academic Board for determination.

The Chair must consult with the Director, Admissions and Director responsible for education policy. All determinations will be reported to CAPC for noting.

5 (6)

For the purposes of subregulation (3) [minimum English language proficiency requirements], the Academic Board may:

(a)  require a person to undergo a test of English language proficiency in a form determined by it; or

   

(a)  require a person to undergo a test of English language proficiency in a form determined by it; or

CAPC in general and Dean for individual applicants.

(b)  approve any part of a tertiary educational institution as being equivalent to an English medium educational institution.

CAPC

5 (8)

In circumstances it regards as exceptional, the Academic Board may:

(a)  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 requirements under subregulation (1) [minimum academic entrance requirements]; or

(b)  exempt a person from the requirements under subregulation (3) [minimum English language proficiency requirements].

Not Delegated

 
Minimum age for admission or enrolment
 

6(2)

The Academic Board may grant a person, who will have attained 16 but not 17 years of age at the time of enrolment, an exemption from the requirement under subregulation(1) [17 years or older at enrolment] if he or she has obtained:

(a)  an ATAR of 95.00 or more or holds a qualification that is determined by the Academic Board as being at least equivalent; or

(b)  the consent, with or without conditions, of the dean of the degree faculty.

Not Delegated

 

6(3)

The Academic Board may grant a person, who will not have attained 16 years of age at the time of enrolment, an exemption from the requirement under subregulation (1) [17 years or older at enrolment] if he or she has obtained:

(a)  an ATAR of 95.00 or more or holds a qualification that is determined by the Academic Board as being at least equivalent; and

(b)  the consent, with or without conditions, of the dean of the degree faculty.

Not Delegated

 
Minimum requirements for admission to courses of study

7(2)

To qualify for admission to a course of study, unless otherwise determined by the Academic Board, a person must satisfy the following minimum achievement level:

(a)  for a bachelor honours degree or a bachelor degree, an ATAR of 70.00;

(b)  for an honours degree following a bachelor degree, a high level of achievement specified by the Academic Board in the relevant bachelor degree;

(c)  for a graduate certificate, a completed bachelor degree or equivalent;

(d)  for a graduate diploma, a completed bachelor degree, graduate certificate or non-award faculty certificate or equivalent;

(e)  for a postgraduate certificate, a completed bachelor degree in the same or a related discipline or field of study or equivalent;

(f)  for a postgraduate diploma, a completed bachelor degree in the same or a related discipline or field of study or a postgraduate certificate or equivalent;

(g)  for a master’s by coursework degree, a completed bachelor degree or equivalent;

CAPC may determine equivalent qualifications for admission to a course of study

 

7(3)

To qualify for admission to a course of study, unless otherwise determined by the Academic Board, a person must satisfy the requirements for admission to the course determined under regulation 13(5)(a) [admission requirements for the specific course of study] … and any higher achievement level of results or          additional          requirements for admission specified by the Vice-Chancellor, as the case requires.

Dean of the degree faculty may exempt individual applicants from course specific admission requirements.

Details of the exemption must be forwarded to the Chair of CAPC at the time of the decision and noted by CAPC at its next meeting.

7(5)

A person may be required to undergo an aptitude test, a university matriculation test or any other test determined by the Academic Board or the dean of the degree faculty as a requirement for admission to a course of study.

CAPC

 
Predicted results

8

A person may be taken to have satisfied the requirements for admission to an undergraduate course of study specified in regulation 7 on the basis of his or her predicted level of results provided by an educational institution approved for this purpose by the Academic Board if:

(a)  the person’s actual results will not be available to the University by the latest time at which admission decisions are to be made by it; and

(b)  the predicted results are provided in a form and manner approved by the Academic Board; and

(c)  the acceptance of predicted results has been approved by the dean of the degree faculty; and

(d)  the results were obtained in a program, and at an educational institution, approved by the Academic Board.

Director, Admissions may approve educational institutions where the institution provides results through a verifiable online data base.

Otherwise CAPC approves educational institutions for this purpose

 
Alternative entrance schemes for academic requirements

9(3)

A person may be considered for alternative entrance to the University and admission to a course of study on the basis of levels of achievement specified by the Academic Board in either or both of:

   

(a)  2 higher education units at a registered Australian higher education institution or units completed at an overseas educational institution assessed as being equivalent by the Academic Board.

(a)  Not Delegated.

(b)  an aptitude test, university matriculation test or any other test approved by the Academic Board for use in the assessment of applicants for alternative entry.

(b)  CAPC may approve tests and the level of required achievement.

9(5)

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 and admission to the University on the basis of recognition of prior learning          which          does not otherwise satisfy any of the entrance and admission requirements of the University.

Not delegated

 
Special admission schemes
 

The Academic Board may determine:

(a)  circumstances in which a person may be considered for special admission to the University; and

(b)  the categories for consideration and the requirements to be satisfied for consideration under those categories; and

(c)  the manner in which consideration may be given to a person.

Not delegated

 

10(4)

The dean of the degree faculty, with the approval of the Academic Board, may establish a special admission scheme for a course of study.

Not delegated

 
 
Eligibility for enrolment in a non-award study or unit of study

11(3)

A person may be accepted for enrolment in a unit of study or non-award study if the person:

(a)  is currently enrolled in the VCE program or equivalent at a secondary school in Australia; and

(b)  satisfies the English language requirements specified by the Academic Board for a person with a concurrent enrolment in a secondary school; and

(c)  satisfies the age requirement specified by the Academic Board for a person with a concurrent enrolment in a secondary school; and

(d)  satisfies any additional requirements that the dean of the teaching faculty may determine.

Not delegated – approval of English language and age requirements for unit enrolments from students currently enrolled in a VCE program (ie, Monash Extension Studies)