Personalised for LOCAL students.
Local student means; you are an Australian citizen or permanent resident, a New Zealand citizen or a permanent humanitarian visa holder.
Personalised for INTERNATIONAL students.
International student means; you are not an Australian citizen or permanent resident, a New Zealand citizen or a permanent humanitarian visa holder.

Life and Work Experience

If you have work and life experience

You may meet the admissions criteria for higher education at Melbourne Polytechnic if you have work and life experience and left secondary education more than two years ago and have not undertaken vocational education training (VET) or higher education study since then.

Experience includes a combination of factors sufficient to demonstrate readiness for higher education such as mature-age entry, professional experience whether completion of the Special Tertiary Admission Test (STAT) is required or not, community involvement or work experience.

You may have undertaken non-formal programs that have helped prepare you for tertiary education or are relevant to higher education field of study you propose to study.

Academic results

As a non-school leaver, to be eligible to study an undergraduate degree at Melbourne Polytechnic, you normally need to have graduated from high school with the Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE), or an equivalent qualification, and gained an Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR) that satisfies Melbourne Polytechnic’s admission criteria.

Your Year 12 exam result remains valid indefinitely. Scores dating back to 1992 can be converted to the current ranking, the Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR), with the Tertiary Institutions Service Centre ATAR calculator.

Other pathways include:

  • successful completion of the Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT).
  • General Certification of Education (advanced levels).
  • TAFE or Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) qualifications.
  • successful completion of the first year of a bachelor degree course at another Australian university.
  • successful completion of two degree level units at an Australian university and English competence.

 

Higher Education Admissions Terminology