special entry scheme. See page 26.
focused course that comprises two
years of study and work experience.
Some associate degrees can be used
as a pathway into specifc bachelors
ATAR (Australian Tertiary Admission
A rank calculated for tertiary
institutions to compare the overall
achievement of students who have
completed different combinations
of VCE studies. Previously called the
ENTER. See also ’Notional ATAR’.
frst degree at university, a bachelors
degree is the highest undergraduate
award offered and results in detailed
knowledge of a particular area (also see
A component of most
undergraduate degrees at the University
of Melbourne that allows you to choose
up to a quarter of your subjects from
disciplines outside the core studies and
majors in your degree. Compare with
’Depth’. See page 11.
English: Advanced/Certifcate in
Advanced English (CAE) is an English
test recognised by the University
as meeting our English language
requirements, if the required scores are
attained. See page 110.
Chancellor’s Scholars Program:
A program for very high-achieving
students, which includes a guaranteed
place in a graduate course, along with
a program of enrichment activities. See
The point at or above
which all offers for Commonwealth
Supported Places (CSPs) are made to
domestic students. The Clearly-in Rank
is not set in advance and may vary from
year to year.
Commonwealth Supported Place
A course place for domestic
students where the Australian
Government contributes to the cost
of your study. You pay a student
contribution amount. HECS-HELP
loans are available to assist eligible
students in paying the student
In Australia a course generally
refers to a program of study or degree
rather than individual subjects.
A component of most
undergraduate degrees at the
University of Melbourne that develops
detailed and rich knowledge, skills
and understanding through the study
of majors or sequences of subjects.
Compare with ’Breadth’. See page 10.
Australian Department of
Immigration and Citizenship.
A qualifcation that is
equivalent to one year of full-time study
in a particular area. Some diplomas
can be undertaken concurrently with a
bachelors degree. See page 70.
or New Zealand citizen, an Australian
permanent resident or the holder
of a permanent humanitarian visa,
regardless of whether citizenship or
residency rights are held for a country
other than Australia.
EFTSL (Equivalent Full-Time Student
A measure of study load. One
EFTSL is equivalent to 100 credit points
and represents a standard annual
full-time study load.
English language requirements:
Specifc English requirements that
all students must meet before they
can receive an offer to study at the
University. See page 110.
A program that
enables high-achieving Victorian Year
12 students to complete frst-year
university study while still at secondary
school. See page 22.
have extra requirements that you need
to complete to be considered for that
course. These may include auditions,
folio presentations, forms, interviews,
tests and workshops. Also see
’Prerequisites’ and the ’Undergraduate
courses’ section from page 35.
See ’International fee place’.
undertaken before university study
that may provide entry to university.
Foundation programs are not regarded
as part of a higher education program.
degree or course of study available
to students after the completion of a
bachelors degree. Graduate study is
designed for those who wish to obtain
specialist knowledge in an academic or
Graduate professional development
A further degree or course of
study available to students after the
completion of an undergraduate degree.
These programs are ideal if you are
already trained in a particular area and
are looking to advance your knowledge
through further study.