Entry pathways for domestic students

There's more than one way to become a Monash student. If your goal is to get a degree and use it to improve yourself, your community or the lives of others, Monash is the place for you.

Most of our undergraduate domestic students enter via direct entry. If you've completed Year 12, the IB, or an equivalent qualification in Australia, and meet all the entry requirements, then you are eligible to apply.

If you don't meet the requirements for direct entry, consider these options.

Diploma of Tertiary Studies

If you want to study business, business administration, education or nursing, but did not get the ATAR you need or have had some time off since school, DoTS could help. This one-year, full-time course delivered at Peninsula campus allows you to study first-year university subjects, along with subjects designed to get you ready for thinking, writing and researching in the academic world.

On successful completionyou can get up to one year of credit towards a range of Monash degrees.

Diploma of Higher Education

This course might suit you if you completed Year 12 but you didn’t quite meet the entry requirements for your dream course, if you’re returning to study or would benefit from additional learning support.

On successful completion of this one-year, full-time course, you can get up to one year  of credit towards a range of degrees in Education and Science. The Diploma of Higher Education is offered at the Clayton campus.

Pathways to Law

Our new Pathways to Law are designed for students who have the talent and determination to succeed in our Bachelor of Laws but just miss out on the clearly-in ATAR. If you identify as an Indigenous Australian, live in a low socio-economic  area or have experienced financial hardship you could be eligible.

Monash Access Program

If you're a mature age student and have not studied at university before, MAP is for you. It will help you develop the  skills  you  need  to successfully study at university, and allows you to progress to a range of Monash courses. MAP has no tuition fees, and is delivered part-time at Clayton campus. We give  priority to students who have experienced financial  or  other  disadvantage.

Single units

If you don't meet minimum academic entry requirements, you can apply to study single units. Once you've completed two university units, you can apply for a large range of undergraduate courses.

Indigenous pathways

The Monash Indigenous Access Program and Indigenous Non-Award Pathway support Indigenous Australians who want to study at university. Apply for one of these programs if you only just missed out on getting into Monash through VTAC, or if you are mature age and would like to study at university.

TAFE qualifications

A graded Australian TAFE qualification provides an excellent pathway to many Monash courses. If you have successfully completed a certificate IV, diploma, or the first year of an advanced diploma, this may help you enter university. If you gain a place at Monash, you may be eligible for some credit towards your course for any graded TAFE studies you have completed.

Transferring from another course

Most courses accept internal transfers from other Monash courses, as well as transfers from other universities. Ask the faculty managing the course you are looking to transfer into about the average grade required, as well as any extra requirements you may need to meet.

Monash College diplomas

Monash College diplomas provide a pathway into the first or second year of a course in art and design; arts; business; engineering; information technology or science. Both international and domestic students can study a Monash College diploma.  Diplomas are full fee paying, but scholarships are available to eligible domestic students who have experienced disadvantage. Commonwealth supported places are not available however students may be eligible for FEE-HELP.