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Pathways into Monash Arts

Didn’t quite get the ATAR you were expecting?
Monash Arts courses are accessible by a range of entry pathways…

School leavers

To meet the academic requirements, i.e., you did not achieve the necessary ATAR to gain entry into your preferred course, you can enrol in the equivalent of one year full time (8 semester long units) of a recognised university degree, achieve a minimum average of 60% and gain entry into the Bachelor of Arts or the Bachelor of Music (also requires an audition) or if you achieve a minimum average of 70% you can gain entry into the Bachelor of Global Studies. If you apply to one of our courses with less than 8 semester long units, your VCE results will be taken into consideration when assessing your application. You are also required to meet the English language requirements. Course credit is possible.

Non-school leavers (you have been out of high school for at least 10 years)

To meet the academic requirements you can enrol in 2 semester long units (4 units to be competitive), at a tertiary institution achieve a minimum 60% average and gain entry with credit, into the Bachelor of Arts or the Bachelor of Music (also requires an audition) or if you achieve a minimum average of 70% you can gain entry with credit into the Bachelor of Global Studies.

You are also required to meet the English language requirements. You can do this by choosing at least one unit which is English-rich, which means that 50% or more of the assessment is in written or spoken exposition (essays, reports, assignment, presentations, and performances). Some examples of English rich areas of study are, communications, history, literature, journalism, and philosophy.

With single unit study you are free to choose any units you like from our many Areas of study as long as you meet any pre-requisite requirements for the unit. The single units can be completed through Monash Arts or any accredited university, including Open Universities.

You can complete a relevant Cert IV or Diploma for entry into some Arts courses. Studies must be in the humanities or social sciences, and can be in music, if applying for the Bachelor of Music. For example, Cert IV Liberal Arts, Cert IV in Music, Cert IV in Screen and Media, Diploma of Communications and Media.

You need to achieve an 80% average in a Cert IV or a 70% average (60% if you have also completed VCE) in a Diploma for the Bachelor of Arts or the Bachelor of Music. To apply for the Bachelor of Global Studies you need to achieve a diploma average of 80% (70% if you have also completed VCE). We do not accept a Cert IV for entry into the Bachelor of Global Studies.  Your transcript must be graded, meaning a pass/fail is not acceptable. Course credit may be possible for Diploma studies.

The Monash Access Program (MAP) is an enabling program for mature-age (21+) students who have not studied at university before. Upon completion you have the option to progress to a range of Monash undergraduate degrees.

After achieving a minimum average of 60% you are eligible for entry into the Bachelor of Arts at our Caulfield or Clayton campus.

Monash College is a teaching facility within Monash University offering pathways to university study. It is a full-fee paying facility and offers the Diploma of Arts at the Monash Clayton campus. In Part 2 of the Diploma of Arts you can choose from two study streams: Sociology and Psychology.

Once successfully completing your Diploma you are eligible to enter the second year of the Bachelor of Arts at Monash University. Domestic students must achieve a 60% average and international students must achieve a 55% average.

When you enter the second year of the Bachelor of Arts via this pathway you can choose from any of the 30 available majors. Please note that some majors may take 3 years including languages and Psychology (if you did not take Psychology in your Diploma).
For more information contact Lyn Carter: arts-international@monash.edu.

The Monash Indigenous Access Program and the Indigenous Non-Award Pathway are programs designed to support Indigenous Australians who wish to undertake university studies.

Both programs lead to the first year of the Bachelor of Arts. Course credit is available upon successful completion of either.

Arts Undergraduate Courses