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 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 OnlineUniversity of Melbourne Commercial It is recommended that students take both units Due to the timing of final assessments for this subject, the University cannot make assurances that completion of this course in the Summer intensive period will allow VTAC applicants to be considered for a Semester 1/Start Year Intake offer in the same year.
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
  • Domestic students (adults planning to return to study) can meet prerequisites with an adult VCE program.
  • Most undergraduate subjects and some graduate subjects are available for single subject enrolment through CAP but availability of single subject study (CAP) for international students is likely to be limited depending 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 see non-school leaver page for information about preparing for a return to study.

If the subject or qualification you have completed, or intend on completing, does not appear, please ensure you submit a detailed syllabus or subject outline with your course application. If you are applying through 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 on your VTAC application, your VTAC ID number, date of birth and the University of Melbourne course/s you have applied for.