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How can I get my nonVCE study approved as prerequisite study so I can enrol in my first year subjects?
What is VCE?
The Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE) is the qualification awarded to secondary school students who successfully complete high school level studies (Year 11 and 12 or equivalent) in the Australian state of Victoria.
Students who complete VCE will have their VCE studies automatically recognised as meeting any VCE (or equivalent) prerequisites set on University of Melbourne subjects.
I completed my year 12 studies in an Australian state outside of Victoria
Students who completed their year 12 studies in a state other than Victoria will usually have their secondary study automatically recognised as meeting any VCE (or equivalent) prerequisites set on University of Melbourne subjects.
The interstate Year 12 certificates recognised include:
 ACT: Year 12 Certificate
 NSW: Higher School Certificate (HSC)
 NT/SA: South Australia Certificate of Education (SACE)
 QLD: Queensland Certificate of Education (QCE)
 SA: South Australia Matriculation (SAM)
 TAS: Tasmania Certificate of Education (TCE)
 WA: Western Australian Certificate of Education (WACE)
If the enrolment system does not recognise your equivalent secondary studies as meeting prerequisites for a particular subject, you can use the Enrolment Variation form to request assistance:
 Log in to the Enrolment Variation form
 Select the Requisite Waiver option
 Upload the transcript from your nonVCE qualification as evidence that you do meet the prerequisite for the subject.
More information on how to use the Enrolment Variation form is available here.
Below you can find a list of some of the most common school qualifications and the subsequent Level 1 subjects that they allow you to enter.
I didn't complete VCE, nor did I complete my year 12 studies under another Australian States' education system
Students admitted to a course based on secondary studies completed under an International Baccalaureate (IB) will have those studies automatically recognised as meeting prerequisites on Level 1 Languages, Maths and Science subjects only.
Students admitted to a course on the basis of another pathway, e.g. Trinity Foundation Studies, GCE A Levels, tertiary studies, will not have those studies automatically recognised as meeting prerequisites set on University of Melbourne subjects, and may have difficulties enrolling in the necessary Level 1 (first year) subjects. These subjects include:
 CHEM10003 Chemistry 1
 PHYC10003 Physics 1
 PHYC10005 Physics 1: Fundamentals
 PHYC10001 Physics 1: Advanced.
 PHYC10002 Physics 2: Advanced
 PHYC10004 Physics 2: Physical Science & Technology
 PHYC10006 Physics 2: Life Sciences & Environment
 MAST10005 Calculus 1
 MAST10006 Calculus 2
 MAST10007 Linear Algebra
 MAST10010 Data Analysis
 MAST10008 Accelerated Mathematics 1
 MAST10009 Accelerated Mathematics 2
 ENGR10004 Engineering Systems Design 1
 ENGR10003 Engineering Systems Design 2
 ECON10003 Introductory Macroeconomics
 ECON10004 Introductory Microeconomics
 FNCE10002 Principles of Finance
If the enrolment system does not recognise your VCE or equivalent secondary studies as meeting prerequisites for a particular subject, you can use the Enrolment Variation form to request assistance:
 Log in to the Enrolment Variation form
 Select the Requisite Waiver option
 Upload the transcript from your nonVCE qualification e.g. final year of secondary school, tertiary studies.
More information on how to use the Enrolment Variation form is available here.
Below you can find dropdown lists of some of the most common school qualifications and the subsequent Level 1 subjects that they allow you to enter.
Level 1 (First year) Chemistry
International Baccalaureate students:
 Students who completed HL or SL Chemistry should enrol in Chemistry 1 followed by Chemistry 2 (Chemistry 2 requires the successful completion of Chemistry 1)
 Students who did not complete Chemistry should enrol in Fundamentals of Chemistry in Semester 1
GCE ALevel students, Trinity College Foundation Studies students, or South Australian Matriculation (SAM) students:
 Students who completed Chemistry should enrol in Chemistry 1 followed by Chemistry 2 (Chemistry 2 requires the successful completion of Chemistry 1)
 Students who did not complete Chemistry should enrol in Fundamentals of Chemistry in Semester 1
Level 1 (First year) Mathematics
Secondary Education  Subject Studied  Level Achieved  Maths Option 
VCE  Specialist Mathematics 3/4 or equivalent  Greater than or equal to 38  I 
Specialist Mathematics 3/4 or equivalent  30  37  II  
Specialist Mathematics 3/4 or equivalent  29  III  
Specialist Mathematics 3/4 or equivalent  Less than or equal to 28  IV  
Mathematical Methods 3/4 only or equivalent  Greater than or equal to 25  IV  
International Baccalaureate  HL Mathematics  Greater than or equal to 6  I 
HL Mathematics  4 or 5  II  
SL Mathematics  Greater than or equal to 4  IV  
GCE ALevel CIE (Cambridge)  P1, P3 + 2 options  A or A+  I 
P1, P3 + 2 options  C  B+  II  
Note: GCE ALevel students who have completed other ALevels or other combinations of mathematics subjects should speak with a course adviser in the Maths/Stats Learning Centre in regards to selecting appropriate subjects  
Trinity College Foundation Studies  Mathematics 2* and Mathematics 1  *Greater than or equal to 90  I 
Mathematics 2* and Mathematics 1  *50  89  II  
Mathematics 1  Greater than or equal to 50  IV 
*High achieving nonVCE students will not be eligible to enrol in Calculus 1
Students who have completed any of the above school qualifications are eligible to enrol into ECON10003, ECON10004, ENGR10004 and ENGR10003.
Maths options
Maths Option  Eligible subjects  Ineligible subjects 
I 
MAST10006 Calculus 2
MAST10007 Linear Algebra MAST10008 Accelerated Mathematics 1 MAST10009 Accelerated Mathematics 2 MAST10010 Data Analysis 1 MAST10022 Linear Algebra: Advanced
MAST10021 Calculus: Advanced

MAST10005 Calculus 1 
II 
MAST10006 Calculus 2
MAST10007 Linear Algebra MAST10010 Data Analysis 1 MAST10022 Linear Algebra: Advanced
MAST10021 Calculus: Advanced

MAST10005 Calculus 1 MAST10008 Accelerated Mathematics 1 MAST10009 Accelerated Mathematics 2 
III 
MAST10005 Calculus 1
MAST10006 Calculus 2 MAST10007 Linear Algebra MAST10010 Data Analysis 1 MAST10022 Linear Algebra: Advanced
MAST10021 Calculus: Advanced

MAST10008 Accelerated Mathematics 1 MAST10009 Accelerated Mathematics 2 
IV  MAST10005 Calculus 1 MAST10010 Data Analysis 1 
MAST10006 Calculus 2* MAST10007 Linear Algebra* MAST10008 Accelerated Mathematics 1 MAST10009 Accelerated Mathematics 2 
*eligible to study after successful completion of MAST10005 Calculus 1
In some cases, students who fall slightly short of the criterion for entry into the Accelerated Mathematics subjects MAST10008 and MAST10009 may sit a 90 minute Advanced Placement Test, and if successful, enrol in MAST10008 and MAST10009. Contact the Department of Mathematics and Statistics for the time and venue of the test.
Students who have taken a Mathematics Extension/Enhancement Studies subject in Year 12 (e.g. UMEP Mathematics or Monash Enhancement) should seek advice about their subject choices from the Department of Mathematics and Statistics.
If you have any questions regarding Mathematics and Statistics subjects, email the Mathematics and Statistics Learning Centre (MSLC)
Level 1 (First year) Physics
International Baccalaureate HL/SL  Trinity College Foundation Studies  GCE A Level  
Physics 1: Advanced 
Physics: 5HL/7SL 
85 Physics 85 Mathematics 
A Physics B Mathematics 
Physics 1  Physics**  Physics**  Physics** 
Physics 1: Fundamentals  None*  None*  None* 
*High Achieving students who have undertaken Physics at Year 12 level are not eligible to enrol in Fundamentals
**Students who have not completed VCE Specialist Mathematics 3/4 or equivalent are recommended to enrol in Calculus 1.
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Last updated: June 9, 2020, 4:42 p.m.