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Handbook Course Page

What information is available from each course page in the Handbook?

Each course offered at the University of Melbourne has its own individual entry in the Handbook. This FAQ is a guide on the information that can be found on a Handbook course page.

Key information

The section on the right-hand side of the page contains key information about the course:
  • Year & campus: The year is the commencement year for the information contained on the page. As course information may change each year (eg course structure) it is important to visit the course entry in the year that you commenced your course for your course information. See the Handbook How-To FAQ for information on viewing versions of the Handbook from different years.
  • CRICOS code: CRICOS stands for Commonwealth Register of Institutions and Courses for Overseas Students. This code identifies the course within the register, which lists all education providers who offer courses to people studying in Australia on student visas.
  • Fees information: To see subject fees, access this link and use the filters according to what type of student you are.
  • Study level & type: whether the course is an undergraduate coursework, graduate coursework or graduate research course.
  • Credit points and Duration: the credit weighting and length of the course. See the Points and Courses FAQ and Study load page for more information.

Course coordinators and other contact information

The contact details for the course coordinator and any other contact points can be found in the left-hand panel of the page.  


This is a general overview of the academic focus of the course, as well as a general introduction to the benefits of studying the course.

Entry and participation requirements

  • Entry requirements: the minimum requirements to be considered for selection into the course. Please be aware that satisfying the minimum entry requirements does not guarantee selection for the course. 
  • Inherent requirements (core participation requirements): an outline of any activities that are integral to completion of the course, for which flexible learning arrangements for students with disabilities are not available. Contact Disability Liaison if you have a disability that may affect your learning.

Attributes, outcomes and skills

  • Professional accreditation: information about any professional accreditation relevant to the course, where applicable.
  • Intended learning outcomes: the academic and professional skills that the course is designed to provide.
  • Graduate attributes and Generic Skills: expected attributes and skills developed through successful completion of the course.

Course Structure 

This is the official information about the course rules and available subjects for your course. You must follow your course structure requirements in order to graduate.

Course requirements will be listed in the course entry and/or connected pages to the course entry (eg majors, minors, specialisations, streams, and entry points).

Further Study

A description of future education pathways available to graduates of the course.


Other information pertaining to the course not previously mentioned within the page.