Equivalent qualifications to the VCE

The following qualifications are considered equivalent to VCE for entry.

Satisfactory completion of the IB Diploma is required for entry to courses at the University of Melbourne. Unless otherwise indicated all prerequisite IB studies are at Grade 4 Standard or Higher Level, or higher. For non-English speaking students, achieving the required grade in English B will be accepted as satisfying the English prerequisite.

For all courses, applicants completing the IB can satisfy the VCE Mathematical Methods prerequisite by completion of either Standard Level or Higher Level Mathematics or Standard Level Further Mathematics.

IB applicants who apply through the Victorian Tertiary Admissions Centre (VTAC) receive a notional ATAR. This is based on the overall result in the Diploma, which is an aggregate of six IB subject scores plus Theory of Knowledge and the Extended Essay, giving a score of up to 45 points.

The University uses an annually updated combined conversion table, based on a methodology agreed to by the Australasian Conference of Tertiary Admissions Centres (ACTAC).

This table will be used to convert passing IB results in 2018 for 2019 university admissions and is available on the VTAC website.

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Only ‘T’ courses are suitable for tertiary entry. In order to satisfy prerequisites, subjects must be taken as a major, a major/minor or a double major. Subjects taken as minors do not satisfy prerequisites. The titles used are the ‘Course Areas’ used by the ACT Board of Senior Secondary Studies.

The University regards Specialist Mathematics (double major) as equivalent to both Mathematical Methods and Specialist Mathematics.

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Board-developed courses are required. All prerequisite subjects require the completion of two units of the subject as a minimum unless otherwise specified. Mathematics Extension 2 will satisfy prerequisites that require two mathematics subjects.

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Authority subjects are required. Where English, Mathematics, Chemistry and Physics are offered as an external subject, this is acceptable as a prerequisite.

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Prerequisite subjects must be passes at SACE Stage 2. An English subject studied at Stage 2 must be completed to satisfy the compulsory English prerequisite subject requirement for all courses at the University of Melbourne.

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Prerequisite subjects must be TQA accredited Level 3 courses. An appropriate Level 3 English is required for entry to all courses at the University of Melbourne in addition to other specified prerequisites.

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Accredited WACE courses are required. Prerequisite subjects must be Stage 3 course units.

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Certificates of Educational Achievement (NCEA)

Successful completion of NCEA 3 is required, including the completion of at least 80 credits at Level 3. At least 18 credits of English at Level 3 must be completed (including at least 10 credits achieved with Merit or above) to satisfy the English prerequisite required for all courses at the University of Melbourne. Read more about how you are selected or visit NCEA.

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