Indigenous student applications

Monash University is committed to advancing the education and career aspirations of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

We have a range of admissions entry points for Indigenous applicants designed to address the under-representation of Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students in Australian universities.

Monash Indigenous Entry Scheme

This scheme provides an entry point for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants into a range of undergraduate courses with an achieved ATAR of 50+ (higher for some courses).

Benefits

  • Eligible for admission into a range of Monash courses with a lower ATAR
  • No special classes, extra requirements or time added to your course
  • Graduate with the same degree as all other Monash students
  • Comprehensive support programs delivered by the University through the William Cooper Institute

Eligibility

To be eligible for admission you must:

  • be an Australian Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
  • achieve a minimum ATAR or equivalent of 50 (60 for Bachelor of Radiation Science, 65 for Bachelor of Architectural Design, 65 for Bachelor of Art History and Curating, 70 for Bachelor of Education)
  • satisfy all prerequisites as listed in the VTAC guide.
  • submit a supplementary information form.

This is a guide only. Please refer to the VTAC course entries for the full list of prerequisite requirements.

VTAC code

VTAC course

ATAR

Monash degree

2800211591

Architectural Design/Architecture (Indigenous Entry)

65

Bachelor of Architectural Design

2800211671

Art History and Curating (Indigenous Entry)

65

Bachelor of Art History and Curating

2800311291

Arts (Indigenous Entry)

50

Bachelor of Arts

2800211301

Business (Indigenous Entry)

50

Bachelor of Business

2800711421

Business Administration (Indigenous Entry)

50

Bachelor of Business Administration

2800211521

Design (Indigenous Entry)

50

Bachelor of Design

2800311311

Education (Honours – Indigenous Entry)

70*

Bachelor of Education (Honours) in Early Years and Primary Education

2800311311

Education (Honours – Indigenous Entry)

70*

Bachelor of Education (Honours) in Primary and Secondary Education

2800311311

Education (Honours – Indigenous Entry)

70*

Bachelor of Education (Honours) in Primary and Secondary Health and Physical Education

2800311311

Education (Honours – Indigenous Entry)

70*

Bachelor of Education (Honours) in Primary and Secondary Inclusive Education

2800311311

Education (Honours – Indigenous Entry)

70*

Bachelor of Education (Honours) in Primary Education

2800311311

Education (Honours – Indigenous Entry)

70*

Bachelor of Education (Honours) in Secondary Health and Physical Education

2800211531

Fine Art (Indigenous Entry)

50

Bachelor of Fine Art

2800311331

Information Technology (Indigenous Entry)

50

Bachelor of Information Technology

2800711481

Paramedicine (Indigenous Entry)

50

Bachelor of Paramedicine

2800211491

Public Health (Indigenous Entry)

50

Bachelor of Public Health

2800311501

Radiation Sciences (Indigenous Entry)

60

Bachelor of Radiation Sciences

2800211511

Health Sciences (Indigenous Entry)

50

Bachelor of Health Sciences

2800311341

Nursing (Indigenous Entry)

50

Bachelor of Nursing

2800711351

Occupational Therapy (Honours – Indigenous Entry)

50

Bachelor of Occupational Therapy (Honours)

2800311361

Science (Indigenous Entry)

50

Bachelor of Science

*Minimum ATAR inclusive of any SEAS bonuses applied

How to apply

Apply via VTAC for the appropriate course:

  • Architectural Design/Architecture (Indigenous Entry)
  • Art History and Curating (Indigenous Entry)
  • Arts (Indigenous Entry)
  • Business (Indigenous Entry)
  • Business Administration (Indigenous Entry)
  • Education (Indigenous Entry)
  • Fine Art (Indigenous Entry)
  • Health Sciences (Indigenous Entry)
  • Information Technology (Indigenous Entry)
  • Nursing (Indigenous Entry)
  • Occupational Therapy (Indigenous Entry)
  • Paramedicine (Indigenous Entry)
  • Public Health (Indigenous Entry)
  • Radiation Sciences (Indigenous Entry)
  • Science (Indigenous Entry)

You must also submit a supplementary information form.

Contact William Cooper Institute if you have questions about your application.

Indigenous pathway programs

If you did not meet the entry requirements for direct entry through VTAC, you can apply for one of our specialised pathway programs.

The Monash Indigenous Access Program (MIAP) and the Indigenous Non-Award Pathway (INAP) are designed to support you to start your studies at university. The programs help develop skills that enable you to succeed in a university environment.

MIAP is a full-time fee sponsored program which is Abstudy approved. INAP is a part-time fee sponsored pathway program.

For more information about these opportunities and for information on how to apply, see the Monash Indigenous Access Program (MIAP) and Indigenous Non-Award Pathway (INAP) website.

Support, benefits and scholarships

Why choose Monash? Monash University offer a range of supports and opportunities to facilitate your success that are coordinated by the William Cooper Institute. The William Cooper Institute offers individualised and responsive support and advice from expression of interest through to graduation.

On top of being eligible for a range of specific scholarships all undergraduate students at Monash are eligible to receive a support package valued at up to $36,000 for a three year degree. This support includes:

  • one-on-one and group academic tutoring
  • supply of your prescribed textbooks
  • access to mentoring and paid internship opportunities
  • a lifestyle program including a free Monash Sport gym membership.

Indigenous students at Monash are eligible to apply for a range of scholarships.

Further information

Contact the William Cooper Institute for more information on the above programs, or for any information on how to apply to Monash University as an Indigenous student. Find out more about Pathways for Indigenous students.