The Introductory Academic Program (IAP) provides academic skills training to give you a head start to your university career. It is for students who have met the academic and English language entry requirements of their destination course.

The program introduces you to the self-directed study style you'll need at Monash University. Classes focus on developing your confidence and critical thinking skills. These skills will prepare you for reading, writing and research tasks at the University.

The program is taught at the Clayton campus so you can become familiar with the cultural and social life at the University. You'll also enjoy meeting other students.

After completing IAP, you will have skills in:

  • critical thinking, evaluation and reflection
  • university research
  • academic reading
  • editing and proofreading
  • referencing and citation.

Course structure

Entry requirements: You must have a full offer from Monash University to study the Introductory Academic Program.

Duration: Five weeks.

Start dates: Aligned to University start dates.

Campus: Clayton.

Class timetable: Monday – Friday, 9am – 5pm.

Contact hours: 35 hours per week. 20 hours of classroom tuition plus 15 hours of independent learning. 

CRICOS: 041847B

Where to next?

Proceed with confidence to your university degree.