(1) This Procedure was approved by Academic Board on 16 September 2014 and incorporates all amendments to 15 September 2015.
(2) This Procedure is pursuant to the Admission Criteria and Selection (Higher Education Courses) Policy and incorporates the following schedules:
(3) This procedure documents the processes relating to the minimum standards for admission and the selection of applicants into the University's undergraduate and postgraduate coursework programs.
(4) This procedure applies to the University's undergraduate and postgraduate coursework programs. It does not apply to higher degrees by research.
(5) Refer to the Admission Criteria and Selection (Higher Education Courses) Policy.
(6) Applicants who meet the minimum entry requirements for a course may be offered a place in the course. Meeting the minimum entry requirements does not guarantee selection into the course, which is based primarily on merit, likelihood of success and availability of places in the course.
(7) To be considered for selection to an undergraduate or postgraduate coursework program, both domestic and international applicants must meet the minimum English language requirements specified in Schedule A.
In addition to the English language requirements, all applicants must meet:
(8) Standard minimum entry requirements are set out in the table below and in Schedule B:
|Course type||Minimum requirements for standard admission|
|Associate Degree||Specified in Schedule B for each course|
|Bachelor Degree||ATAR of at least 50 or a diploma in any discipline|
|Bachelor (Honours) Degree||Specified in Schedule B for each course|
|Graduate Certificate||Completed Bachelor Degree in any discipline|
|Graduate Diploma||Completed Bachelor Degree in any discipline|
|Masters Degree (Coursework) or (Extended)||Completed Bachelor Degree in any discipline|
(9) Only an AQF qualification (or qualification with equivalent learning outcomes) will be considered for admission purposes. The qualification should be attained no more than 10 years prior to application although Faculty Boards may require more recent qualifications for some courses to ensure currency of knowledge and skills appropriate to the discipline.
(10) Where applicants do not meet the standard minimum entry criteria in clause 8 or Schedule B, they may be considered for selection on the basis of:
(11) Faculty Boards may set further requirements for admission for all applicants to specified courses which include one or more of the following:
(12) Applicants for specified courses aligned to Victorian Tertiary Admissions Centre (VTAC) admission periods may apply for admission to the University through VTAC. Applicants for specified courses in any approved teaching period may apply directly with the University through its Direct Application Portal. For application to Bachelor of Medicine Bachelor of Surgery see clauses 21-24 below.
(13) Selection is carried out by selection officers appointed by Faculties or by other areas specified in clause 10 of the Admission Criteria and Selection (Higher Education Courses) Policy.
(14) Eligible year 12 applicants are ranked by VTAC on the basis of ATAR scores with additional bonus points added as specified in Schedule C.
(15) Eligible non-year 12 applicants are manually ranked by selection officers on the basis of their formal and informal learning and likelihood of success, with consideration for specific equity groups as specified in Schedule C.
(16) Offers are made by selection officers on the basis of ranked order, number of places available to achieve enrolment targets and consideration for disadvantage affecting Year 12 performance where relevant.
(17) Selection Officers:
(18) One of the following types of offer may be made:
(19) For undergraduate CSP places, offers to year 12 applicants must be at or above the clearly-in ATAR score for the course, taking into account bonuses, from the most recent VTAC selection period.
(20) Where a quota of places has been established for a course (due to capacity restrictions or where specific targets are set for postgraduate courses with CSP places), faculties assess and determine a ranked listing of applicants who meet the admission requirements, and offers are made to applicants based on the ranked order and number of places available.
(21) Domestic applicants for admission to the BMBS may apply for admission through either the Graduate Entry Medical School Admission System (GEMSAS) or, in the case of Indigenous applicants who apply through the Indigenous Entry Scheme, directly to the School of Medicine.
(22) Applicants who apply to BMBS through GEMSAS will be allocated an aggregate score and ranked according to:
(23) A number of places in the BMBS will be held for Indigenous applicants who apply through the Indigenous Entry Scheme. Applicants who apply through the Indigenous Entry Scheme must demonstrate their eligibility to apply as an Indigenous Australian and will be allocated an aggregate score and ranked according to:
(24) Applicants to the BMBS will have a bonus added to their aggregate score before interview where they:
(25) Applicants who apply for admission to a course on the basis of an approved guaranteed pathway will be offered a place in that course provided they meet the requirements specified for entry.
(26) Faculties determine indicative ATARs to inform prospective applicants of likely course requirements based on the previous year's clearly-in ATARs.
(27) International applicants who apply on the basis of overseas secondary or tertiary qualifications are considered for selection against standards that are comparable to the requirement for the relevant course for the year of entry.
(28) Selection officers assess the equivalence of international qualifications on advice from Deakin International.
(29) Internal course transfer is subject to a competitive selection process and availability of course places.
(30) The minimum eligibility criteria for an internal course transfer are set by Faculty Boards and made publically available on the Division of Student Administration website. Criteria include:
(31) A student who wishes to be re-admitted following lapse or discontinuation in enrolment, must apply for re-admission through the appropriate application method.
(32) If a student is seeking re-admission following an academic exclusion from the course, the application must be considered and approved by the relevant Faculty Committee.
(33) A student is normally not permitted to be re-admitted into discontinued courses.
(34) For the purpose of this Procedure: