Equivalent subjects to published course prerequisites

You can take the following equivalent subjects for entry to University of Melbourne undergraduate degrees:

Published course prerequisite Equivalent subjects or tests Subject/Test provider Score required Notes and further information
VCE Biology 3/4 UniLearn Biology UniLearn Overall grade of at least 75% MUST include online lab activities
BIOL10008 Introductory Biology: Life’s Machinery
(CAP assessed mode)
University of Melbourne   Subject available via our Single subject study program (CAP)
MUST be completed in Assessed mode
BIOL10010 Introductory Biology: Life’s Complexity
(CAP assessed mode)
University of Melbourne   Subject available via our Single subject study program (CAP)
MUST be completed in Assessed mode
VCE Chemistry 3/4 Chemistry subjects successfully completed at post-secondary or university level Various   Subjects MUST include a significant practical component. Online tertiary Chemistry subjects will not satisfy the University's Chemistry prerequisite.
CHEM10007 Fundamentals of Chemistry
(CAP assessed mode)
University of Melbourne   Subject available via our Single subject study program (CAP)
MUST be completed in Assessed mode
UniLearn Chemistry UniLearn Overall grade of at least 75% MUST include online lab activities
VCE English 3/4 An English language test approved by the University:
  • IELTS
  • TOEFL
  • Pearson Test of English
  • Approved Cambridge English tests
Various Achieve the minimum scores set for the English language test Where English is your first language, the preferred test is the Pearson Test of English.
Successful completion of a minimum of one year of full time study (100 credit points) in a graded tertiary program (delivered and assessed in English). Various   
ENGL10001 Modern and Contemporary Literature
(CAP assessed mode)
University of Melbourne   Subject available via our Single subject study program (CAP)
MUST be completed in Assessed mode
ENGL10002
Literature and Performance
(CAP assessed mode)
University of Melbourne   Subject available via our Single subject study program (CAP)
MUST be completed in Assessed mode
Open Universities undergraduate Arts and Humanities subjects such as:
  • ENG110 Approaches to English Literature
  • LCS14 Culture and Society: Introduction to Cultural Studies
Open Universities Australia   
VCE Mathematical Methods 3/4Calculus and Probability Online University of Melbourne Commercial It is recommended that students take both units For VTAC (and international direct) applicants using this subject to meet a prerequisite for course admission: Students completing this subject in the Summer intensive period are unable to use their results to be considered for a Bachelor of Agriculture, Bachelor of Biomedicine, Bachelor of Commerce or Bachelor of Science Semester 1/Start Year Intake offer in the same year. Students will need to consider applying for admission to their preferred undergraduate degree in the mid-year intake.
UniLearn Senior Mathematics UniLearn Overall grade of at least 60%  
MAST10012 Introduction to Mathematics
(CAP assessed mode)
University of Melbourne   Subject available via our Single subject study program (CAP)
MUST be completed in Assessed mode

VCE Physics 3/4

PHYC10009 Foundations of Physics
(CAP assessed mode)
University of Melbourne   Subject available via our Single subject study program (CAP)
MUST be completed in Assessed mode
VCE Specialist Mathematics 3/4 MAST10005 Calculus 1
(CAP assessed mode)
University of Melbourne   Subject available via our Single subject study program (CAP)
MUST be completed in Assessed mode
  • Most undergraduate subjects and some graduate subjects are available for single subject enrolment through the University of Melbourne’s Community Access Program (CAP)/single subject study, but availability of single subject study for international students is likely to be limited and will depend on your visa status and course enrolment.
  • None of the English language tests listed will assist with your academic preparations for a return to study. If you are an adult returning to study, refer to the non-school leaver entry pathway for more information about preparing to return to study.

If the subject or qualification you have completed or intend to complete does not appear above, please ensure you submit a detailed syllabus or subject outline with your course application. If you are applying through the Victorian Tertiary Admission Centre (VTAC) you will need to email a copy of your syllabus to undergrad-admissions@unimelb.edu.au. You must include your full name as it appears in your VTAC application, your VTAC ID number, date of birth and the University of Melbourne course/s you have applied for.