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To be accepted into a Monash College Diploma, you must meet the academic and English language requirements. You will also need to check the age, subject and course prerequisites before you apply.

Age

Part 1: 16 years

Part 2: 17 years

If you do not meet the age requirements, you may be offered a deferred place.

English language entry requirements

English requirement Part 1 (excluding Diploma of Arts part 1) Part 2 + Diploma of Arts part 1
IELTS 5.5 (no band lower than 5.0) 6.0 – Writing 6.0
TOEFL Paper based 471, TWE 4 523, TWE 4.5
TOEFL Internet based 52 – Writing 15, Speaking 14, Listening and Reading 5 69 – Writing 21
Pearson Test of English42 (no band lower than 36)50 – Writing 50
Monash English Bridging Successful completion of 20-week program Successful completion of 10 or 20-week program

Alternative English language entry requirements

IGCSE

Subject Part 1 (excluding Diploma of Arts part 1) Part 2 + Diploma of Arts part 1
Literature EnglishC C
First Language English (0522)CC
First Language English (0500)C with speaking and listening grade 3C with speaking and listening grade 3
English as a Second LanguageCC

GCE O Level

Subject Part 1 (excluding Diploma of Arts part 1) Part 2 + Diploma of Arts part 1
English Language (1123)CC
Literature in English (2010)CC

GCE AS Level

Subject Part 1 (excluding Diploma of Arts part 1) Part 2 + Diploma of Arts part 1
General Paper C C
English LanguageCC
Language and Literature in EnglishCC
Literature in EnglishCC

GCE A Level

SubjectPart 1 (excluding Diploma of Arts part 1) Part 2 + Diploma of Arts part 1
English Language E E
Literature in EnglishEE

International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma

Subject Part 2 + Diploma of Arts part 1 Part 2 + Diploma of Arts part 1
Standard Level English44
Higher Level English33

If you need help meeting the English language requirements, you may receive an offer that requires you to complete Monash English Bridging        (MEB). When you successfully complete MEB, you can move directly into your Diploma.

Academic entry requirements - Global qualifications

Qualification

Calculation

Part 1

Part 2
Arts (HB), Engineering (IT), Science /A&D

Part 2
Arts (Psych), Business, Engineering

GCE O Levels Total score of the best 5 academic subjects only.

Grading Scale: A = 5, B = 4, C = 3, D = 2, E = 1 (Pass), F = 0.
15 n/a n/a
GCE A Levels Total score of a maximum of the best 3 A Level subject examinations taken within two years.* 
Two AS level subjects can be counted in place of one A level subject but conditions apply.

Grading Scale: A(a) = 5, B(b) = 4, C(c) = 3, D(d) = 2, E(e) = 1, U = 0.

*Subject examinations taken within two years may include more than one sitting. For example subject examinations in June 2012 until June 2014 are acceptable.
3 5 6
International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Total score as awarded on the final IB Diploma 24 24 25

Academic entry requirements - By country

Australia

Qualification Description Part 1 Part 2
Arts (HB), Engineering (IT), Science / A&D
Part 2
Arts (Psych), Business, Engineering
Year 11
100% Scale (50% = Pass)
Overall average in academic subjects 60% n/a n/a
Year 12 Final ATAR score 50 65 / 50 70
Queensland OP Score Final OP score Maximum of 20 15 / 20 Maximum of 14
Australia Foundations
100% Scale (50% = Pass)
Overall average of all subjects 50% 55% 60%

Bahrain

Qualification Description Part 1 Part 2
Arts (HB), Engineering (IT), Science / A&D
Part 2
Arts (Psych), Business, Engineering
Tawjahiya (Secondary School Leaving Certificate) Overall average of academic subjects only. 70% n/a n/a

Bangladesh

Qualification Description Part 1 Part 2
Arts (HB), Engineering (IT), Science / A&D
Part 2
Arts (Psych), Business, Engineering
Year 11 - Higher School Certificate (HSC) or Intermediate Certificate Overall average of academic subjects only.
Grading scale: A+ = 5.0, A = 4.0, A- = 3.5, B = 3.0, C = 2.0, D = 1.0 (Pass), F = 0.00 (Fail)
3.0 n/a n/a
Year 12 - Higher Secondary Certificate (HSC) or Intermediate Certificate Overall average of academic subjects only.
Grading scale: A+ = 5.0, A = 4.0, A- = 3.5, B = 3.0, C = 2.0, D = 1.0 (Pass), F = 0.00 (Fail)
1.0 3.0 3.7

Brunei

Qualification Description Part 1 Part 2
Arts (HB), Engineering (IT), Science / A&D
Part 2
Arts (Psych), Business, Engineering
Brunei/GCE O Levels Total score of the best 5 academic subjects only.
Grading scale: A=1 or 2, B=3 or 4, C=5 or 6, D=7, E=8, F=9
Maximum of 23 n/a n/a
Brunei/GCE A Levels Total score of the best 3 A Level subjects (including fails) taken in one academic year. 2 AS Level subjects can be counted in place of 1 A Level subject provided that the same subject has not been taken at A Level and there is at least 1 A Level subject included in the calculation.
Grading Scale: A level: A=5, B=4, C=3, D=2, E =1. AS level: A=2.5, B=2, C=1.5, D=1, E=0.5, S=Sub-pass
3 5 6

Cambodia

Qualification Description Part 1 Part 2
Arts (HB), Engineering (IT), Science / A&D
Part 2
Arts (Psych), Business, Engineering
Diploma of Upper Secondary Education Overall grade as awarded on the Provisional Certificate of High School Completion or official final Diploma certificate. B n/a n/a

China

Qualification Description Part 1 Part 2
Arts (HB), Engineering (IT), Science / A&D
Part 2
Arts (Psych), Business, Engineering
Gao Er (Senior Middle Year 2) Overall average of academic subjects only. 70% n/a n/a
Gao San (Senior Middle Year 3) Overall average of academic subjects only. 65% 75% 80%

Egypt

Qualification Description Part 1 Part 2
Arts (HB), Engineering (IT), Science / A&D
Part 2
Arts (Psych), Business, Engineering
Certificate of General Secondary Education Overall average of academic subjects only. 60% n/a n/a

Hong Kong

Qualification Description Part 1 Part 2
Arts (HB), Engineering (IT), Science / A&D
Part 2
Arts (Psych), Business, Engineering
HKCEE Best five academic subjects only (excluding Physical Education and Religious Studies). 5 passes with minimum of 4 Ds n/a n/a
HKDSE Senior Secondary 2 (Form 5) Average of the best four academic subjects only (exclude Physical Education & Biblical Knowledge).
50% pass scale              
60% n/a n/a
 Average of the best four academic subjects only (exclude Physical Education & Biblical Knowledge).
40% pass scale
55%n/an/a
HKDSE - Senior Secondary Year 3

Total score of the best five subjects taken from Category A and C subjects only.

The HKDSE has two grading scales depending on the school at which the qualification was undertaken. The grading scales are as follows: Level 1 = 1 point, Level 2 = 2 points, Level 3 = 3 points, Level 4 = 4 points, Level 5 = 5 points OR A = 5 points, B = 4 points, C = 3 points, D = 2 points, E = 1 point

A maximum of 1 bonus point is offered when achieving Level 5** or Level 5* in a HKDSE Category A subject.

10 13 14
Hong Kong A Levels

Total score of a maximum of the best 3 A Level subject examinations taken in one sitting*. Two AS level subjects can be counted in place of one A level subject, provided that the subject has not been taken at A Level, and there is at least one A level subject is included in the calculation. Grading Scale: A level: A=5, B=4, C=3,D=2, E=1 AS level: A=2.5,B=2, C=1.5, D=1 E=0.5

Two AS level subject may be substituted for one low or failed A level. To calculate: remove the low or failed A level result from the overall calculation and replace it with the combined score from the two AS level subjects using the points shown above. No subjects are excluded from calculation.

*Examinations are taken after completion of a full time two year sixth form course.

3 4 5

India

Qualification Description Part 1 Part
2 Arts (HB), Engineering (IT), Science / A&D
Part
2 Arts (Psych), Business, Engineering
All India Secondary School Certificate - XI Overall average of academic subjects only. 60% n/a n/a
All India Senior School Certificate Examination - XII Overall average of the best 4 academic subjects only.
Grading Scale: A1 = 85%, A2 = 80-85%, B1 = 70-80%, B2 = 60-70%, C1 = 50-60%, C2 = 40-50%, D = 33-40%, E = Below 33% (Fail)
50% 55% 65%
Indian School Certificate Examination Overall average of the best 4 academic subjects only
Grading scale: Very good: 1 = 90-100%, 2 = 80-90% Credit: 3 = 70-79%, 4 = 60-69%, 5 = 50-59% Pass: 6 = 40-49%, 7 = 35-39% Fail: 8 = Below 35%
45% 50% 60%
Higher Secondary Certificate Examination from the following state boards:
* Maharashtra
* Tamil Nadu
* Karnataka
* Bengal
Overall average of the best 4 academic subjects only 55% 60% 70%
Higher Secondary Certificate Examination from other state boards Overall average of the best 4 academic subjects only. 60% 65% 75%

Indonesia

Qualification Description Part 1 Part 2
Arts (HB), Engineering (IT), Science / A&D
Part 2
Arts (Psych), Business, Engineering
SMAII Overall average of semester 1 and semester 2 SMA II (Grade 11) results
10 points scale 6 = pass              
6.5 n/a n/a
 Overall average of semester 1 and semester 2 SMA II (Grade 11) results
4 point scale 2.66 = pass
2.8n/an/a
SMAIII** Overall average of semester 1 and semester 2 SMAIII (Grade 12) results
10 points scale 6 = pass              
6.0 6.0 7.0
 Overall average of semester 1 and semester 2 SMAIII (Grade 12) results
4 point scale 2.66 = pass
2.66

2.66

3.0
Sekolah Madrasah Aliya (MA) - Islamic Secondary School
(Grade 11)*
Overall average of semester 1 and semester 2 Sekolah Madrasah Aliya (MA) (Grade 11) results 6.5 n/a n/a
Sekolah Madrasah Aliya (MA) - Certificate of Graduation from Islamic Secondary School
(Grade 12)**
Overall average of semester 1 and semester 2 Sekolah Madrasah Aliya (MA) (Grade 12) results 6.0 6.0 7.0

Translated and untranslated versions of all documents must be submitted.
** Evidence of successful completion must be provided (completion letter issued by the school stating the name and qualification that has been completed OR the graduation certificate (Ijazah) can be accepted as evidence of successful completion).

Iran

Qualification Description Part 1 Part 2
Arts (HB), Engineering (IT), Science / A&D
Part 2
Arts (Psych), Business, Engineering
High School Diploma Overall average of academic subjects only. 14 n/a n/a
Pre-University Certificate Overall average of academic subjects only. 11 12 13

Japan

Qualification Description Part 1 Part 2
Arts (HB), Engineering (IT), Science / A&D
Part 2
Arts (Psych), Business, Engineering
Year 2 - Upper Secondary School Certificate Overall average of academic subjects only. 2.5 n/a n/a
Overall average of academic subjects only. Overall average of academic subjects only. 2.0 3 3.5

Jordan

Qualification Description Part 1 Part 2
Arts (HB), Engineering (IT), Science / A&D
Part 2
Arts (Psych), Business, Engineering
Certificate of General Secondary Education Overall average of academic subjects only. 70% n/a n/a

Kenya

Qualification Description Part 1 Part 2
Arts (HB), Engineering (IT), Science / A&D
Part 2
Arts (Psych), Business, Engineering
Year 11 - Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education Average of the best 7 academic subjects only. 6 n/a n/a
Year 12 - Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education Average of the best 7 academic subjects only. 4 6 7

Kuwait

Qualification Description Part 1 Part 2
Arts (HB), Engineering (IT), Science / A&D
Part 2
Arts (Psych), Business, Engineering
Year 12 General Secondary Certificate (Shahadat-al-thaniwa-al-a'ama) Overall average of academic subjects only. 70% n/a n/a

Lebanon

Qualification Description Part 1 Part 2
Arts (HB), Engineering (IT), Science / A&D
Part 2
Arts (Psych), Business, Engineering
Baccalaureate Overall average of academic subjects only. 70% n/a n/a

Libya

Qualification Description Part 1 Part 2
Arts (HB), Engineering (IT), Science / A&D
Part 2
Arts (Psych), Business, Engineering
Year 12 - Secondary Education Certificate Overall average of academic subjects only. 70% n/a n/a

Macau

Qualification Description Part 1 Part 2
Arts (HB), Engineering (IT), Science / A&D
Part 2
Arts (Psych), Business, Engineering
Senior Middle 2 - Form 5
100% scale (40% or 50% = pass)
Overall average of academic subjects only. 60% n/a n/a

Malaysia

Qualification Description Part 1 Part 2
Arts (HB), Engineering (IT), Science / A&D
Part 2
Arts (Psych), Business, Engineering
SPM

Total score of the best 5 academic subjects only.
Grading scale from 2009 onwards: A+=9, A=8, A-=7, B+=6, B=5, C+=4, C=3, D=2, E=1, G=0

Grading scale before 2009: 1A = 1, 2A = 2, 3B = 3, 4B = 4, 5C = 5, 6C = 6, 7D = 7, 8E = 8, 9G = 9

15 n/a n/a
UEC Overall average of the best 5 academic subjects only.
Grading scale: A1 = 1 = Distinction, A2 = 2 = Distinction, B3 = 3 = Credit, B4 = 4 = Credit, B5 = 5 = Credit, B6 = 6 = Credit, C7 = 7 = Pass, C8 = 8 = Pass
Maximum of 8.0 Maximum of 7.5 Maximum  of 7.0
STPM Total of the best three academic subjects only.
On final transcript final grades are awarded in column named 'Nilai Gred Mata Pelajaran (NGMP)'.
Grading scale: A = 4.00, A- = 3.67, B+ = 3.33, B = 3.00, B- = 2.67, C+ = 2.33, C = 2.00, C- = 1.67, D+ = 1.33, D = 1.00 (Pass), F = 0.00 (Fail)
6 6.6 7.5

Mauritius

Qualification Description Part 1 Part 2
Arts (HB), Engineering (IT), Science / A&D
Part 2
Arts (Psych), Business, Engineering
O Levels Total score of the best 5 academic subjects only.
Grading scale: A=1 or 2, B= 3 or 4, C= 5 or 6, D = 7, E = 8
Maximum of 23 n/a n/a
A Levels
  • Total score of a maximum of the best 3 A Level subject examinations taken in one sitting*.
  • Two AS level subjects can be counted in place of one A level subject, provided that the subject has not been taken at A level, and there is at least one A level subject included in the calculation.
  • AS Level results cannot be used to replace a poor performance in an A Level subject.
    Grading Scale: A Level: A*(a*) = 5, A(a) = 5, B(b) = 4, C(c) = 3, D(d) = 2, E(e) = 1, U = 0 AS Level: a(a) =2.5, b(b) =2, c(c) =1.5, d(d) =1, e(e) =0.5, U = 0.
  • S (sub-pass) not to be included in the calculation.
  • A maximum of 1 bonus point is offered when achieving A* in an A Level Subject.

* 3 A Level subjects as well as 2 AS level subject (General Paper is a compulsory AS level subject) are taken in one examination sitting. It is possible however to undertake a minimum of 2 A Level subjects and 3 AS level subjects (General Paper is a compulsory AS level subject) in one examination sitting.

3 5 6

Myanmar

Qualification Description Part 1 Part 2
Arts (HB), Engineering (IT), Science / A&D
Part 2
Arts (Psych), Business, Engineering
National Matriculation Examination Overall average of academic subjects only. 65% n/a n/a

Oman

Qualification Description Part 1 Part 2
Arts (HB), Engineering (IT), Science / A&D
Part 2
Arts (Psych), Business, Engineering
General Secondary Education Certificate Overall average of academic subjects only. 70% n/a n/a

Pakistan

Qualification Description Part 1 Part 2
Arts (HB), Engineering (IT), Science / A&D
Part 2
Arts (Psych), Business, Engineering
Intermediate Certificate or Higher Secondary School Certificate Overall average of the best 5 academic subjects only. 65% n/a n/a

Philippines

Qualification Description Part 1 Part 2
Arts (HB), Engineering (IT), Science / A&D
Part 2
Arts (Psych), Business, Engineering
High School Diploma Overall average of academic subjects only. 80% n/a n/a

Qatar

Qualification Description Part 1 Part 2
Arts (HB), Engineering (IT), Science / A&D
Part 2
Arts (Psych), Business, Engineering
General Secondary Education Certificate (Thanawaya Aam Qatari) Overall average of academic subjects only. 70% n/a n/a

Saudi Arabia

Qualification Description Part 1 Part 2
Arts (HB), Engineering (IT), Science / A&D
Part 2
Arts (Psych), Business, Engineering
General Secondary Education Certificate (Tawjihaiyah) Overall average of academic subjects only. 70% n/a n/a

Singapore

Qualification Description Part 1 Part 2
Arts (HB), Engineering (IT), Science / A&D
Part 2
Arts (Psych), Business, Engineering
GCE O Levels Total score of the best 5 academic subjects only.
Grading Scale: A=5, B=4, C=3, D= 2, E=1, F=0, E= Pass
15 n/a n/a
GCE A Levels
  • Total score of a maximum of the best 3 H2 Level subject examinations taken in one sitting*.
  • Two H1 level subjects can be counted in place of one H2 level subject, provided that the subject has not been taken at H2 level, and there is at least one H2 level subject included in the calculation.
  • H1 Level results cannot be used to replace a poor performance in an H2 Level subject.
  • Grading scale: H2 Level: A=5, B= 4, C=3, D=2, E=1 H1 Level: A=2.5, B=2, C=1.5, D=1, E=0.5.
    • S (sub-pass) not to be included in the calculation.
    • A maximum of 1 bonus point is offered when achieving a "Distinction" in a H3 Level subject.

* H2 level subjects are examined in one sitting at the end of upper secondary education.

3 5 6
All Singapore Polytechnic Diplomas Final GPA as awarded on the final academic transcript 1.5 1.5 1.5

South Korea

Qualification Description Part 1 Part 2
Arts (HB), Engineering (IT), Science / A&D
Part 2
Arts (Psych), Business, Engineering
Year 11 - High School Diploma Overall average of academic subjects only. 70% n/a n/a
Year 12 - High School Diploma Overall average of academic subjects only. 60% 70% 75%

Sri Lanka

Qualification Description Part 1 Part 2
Arts (HB), Engineering (IT), Science / A&D
Part 2
Arts (Psych), Business, Engineering
Sri Lankan O Levels Total score of the best 5 academic subjects only. 15 n/a n/a
Sri Lankan A Levels Total score of a maximum of the best 3 A Level academic subjects taken in one examination sitting*
Grading scale: A=5, B=4, C=3, S=1
*A minimum of 3 subjects are taken in one examination sitting.
4 6 7

Taiwan

Qualification Description Part 1 Part 2
Arts (HB), Engineering (IT), Science / A&D
Part 2
Arts (Psych), Business, Engineering
Year 11 - Senior High School Leaving Certificate - Senior 2 Overall average of academic subjects only. 70% n/a n/a
Year 12 - Senior High School Diploma - Senior 3 Overall average of academic subjects only. 65% 75% 80%

Thailand

Qualification Description Part 1 Part 2
Arts (HB), Engineering (IT), Science / A&D
Part 2
Arts (Psych), Business, Engineering
Matayom 5 Overall average of academic subjects only. 2.7 n/a n/a
Matayom 6 Overall average of academic subjects only. 2.0 2.2 2.7

Turkey

Qualification Description Part 1 Part 2
Arts (HB), Engineering (IT), Science / A&D
Part 2
Arts (Psych), Business, Engineering
Year 12 - State High School Diploma (Devlet Lise Diplomasi) Overall average of academic subjects only. GPA of 3.0 or 60% n/a n/a

United Arab Emirates

Qualification Description Part 1 Part 2
Arts (HB), Engineering (IT), Science / A&D
Part 2
Arts (Psych), Business, Engineering
Year 12 - General Secondary Education Certificate (Tawjihiyah) Overall average of academic subjects only. 70% n/a n/a

Vietnam

Qualification Description Part 1 Part 2
Arts (HB), Engineering (IT), Science / A&D
Part 2
Arts (Psych), Business, Engineering
Year 11 Overall average of academic subjects only (exclude Physical Education & Military Studies).
Grading scale: 1-10 (5 = pass)
7.0 n/a n/a
Year 12 - Bang Tu Tai or Bang tot Nghiep Pho Thong Trung Hoc (Upper Secondary School Graduation Diploma/High School Diploma)

Overall average of all Grade 12 subjects (refer to the whole year/CN column) as awarded on the official final transcript issued by individual senior secondary school in Vietnam.

The temporary/provisional high school graduation certificates (Giay Chung Nhan Tot Nghiep THPT (Tam thoi)) issued by the relevant provincial education and training department OR official Vietnamese High School Diploma graduation certificate (BẰNG TỐT NGHIỆP TRUNG HỌC PHỔ THÔNG) must be provided as evidence of successful completion. All documents submitted must be translated and untranslated.

6.5 6.5 7.0

Prerequisite subjects

You must meet the additional course prerequisite subjects which are equivalent to Australian Year 11 (part 1) or Australian Year 12 (part 2).

Additional course prerequisites

Diploma of Art & Design

Part 2

To enter directly into part 2, you will need a folio of creative work. If you do not have a folio you may be offered a place in part 1.

Diploma of Business

Part 1 Part 2 Business stream Part 2 Commerce stream
Mathematics
(Australian Year 11 equivalent)
Mathematics (Australian Year 11 equivalent)*
OR
Mathematics (Australian Year 12 equivalent)
Mathematics (Australian Year 11 or 12 equivalent)**
OR
Higher-level Mathematics (Australian Year 12 equivalent)

* Part 2 Business stream - If you only have Mathematics (Australian Year 11 equivalent), during your Diploma you must complete MCD2140 Business Mathematics in order to meet the prerequisites for a business degree.

** Part 2 Commerce stream - If you only have Mathematics (Australian Year 11 or 12 equivalent) and you wish to study a Faculty of Business and Economics undergraduate degree that requires higher-level Mathematics (Australian Year 12 equivalent), during your Diploma you must complete MCD2130 Functions and Their Applications.

Diploma of Engineering

Part 1 Part 2 Engineering stream Part 2 IT stream
Mathematics and Chemistry or Physics (all Australian Year 11 equivalent)Higher Level Mathematics (Australian Year 12 equivalent), AND
one of Chemistry* or Physics (both Australian Year 12 equivalent).
Mathematics (Australian Year 11 or 12 equivalent) depending on the undergraduate destination degree**.

* Part 2 Engineering stream: If you have not completed Physics (Australian Year 12 equivalent) you will need to study this during your Diploma.

** Part 2 IT stream: Bachelor of Information Technology (all majors) requires Mathematics (Australian Year 11 equivalent). Bachelor of Computer Science requires higher level Mathematics (Australian Year 12 equivalent) and completion of a higher level Maths unit as part of your Diploma.

Diploma of Science

Part 1 Part 2
Mathematics and Chemistry or Physics (Australian Year 11 equivalent) Mathematics* (Australian Year 11 equivalent) and Chemistry (Australian Year 11 equivalent)

* If you wish to major in Mathematics as part of your degree you may be required to complete a Mathematics unit as part of your Diploma.

Contact us

If you have any questions about entry requirements, please contact our admissions team.