Examples of subjects deemed equivalent to published course prerequisites (for entry to University of Melbourne undergraduate degrees)

For entry to University of Melbourne undergraduate degrees

Published course prerequisiteEquivalent subjects or testsSubject/Test providerScore requiredNotes and further information
Biology 3/4UniLearn BiologyUniLearnOverall grade of at least 75%MUST include online lab activities
Biology of Cells and Organisms
(CAP assessed mode)
The University of Melbourne Subject available via our Single subject study program (CAP)

MUST be completed in Assessed mode
Genetics and the Evolution of Life
(CAP assessed mode)
The University of Melbourne Subject available via our Single subject study program (CAP)

MUST be completed in Assessed mode
Chemistry 3/4Chemistry subjects successfully completed at post-secondary or University levelVarious Subjects MUST include a significant practical component. Online tertiary Chemistry subjects will not satisfy the University's Chemistry prerequisite.
Fundamentals of Chemistry
\ (CAP assessed mode)
The University of Melbourne Subject available  via our Single subject study  program (CAP)

MUST be completed in Assessed mode
English 3/4An English language test approved by the University:
  • IELTS
  • TOEFL
  • Pearson Test of English
  • CAE tests
VariousAchieve the minimum scores set for the English language test

See: English language requirements page
Where English is your first language, the preferred test is the Pearson Test of English.
Successful completion of a minimum of one year full time study (100 credit points) in a graded tertiary program (delivered and assessed in English).Various  
Modern and Contemporary Literature
(CAP assessed mode)
The University of Melbourne Subject available  via our Single subject study  program (CAP)

MUST be completed in Assessed mode
Literature and Performance
(CAP assessed mode)
The University of Melbourne Subject available via our Single subject study program (CAP)

MUST be completed in Assessed mode
Open Universities undergraduate Arts and Humanities subjects such as:
  • ENG110 - Approaches to English Literature
  • LCS14 - Culture and Society: Introduction to Cultural Studies
Open Universities Australia To confirm which subjects are suitable please contact us at:
Mathematical Methods 3/4Calculus and Probability OnlineThe University of Melbourne CommercialIt is recommended that students take both units  
UniLearn Senior MathematicsUniLearnOverall grade of at least 60% 
Introduction to Mathematics
(CAP assessed mode)
The University of Melbourne Subject available  via our Single subject study  program (CAP)

MUST be completed in Assessed mode
Physics 3/4Physics 1: Fundamentals
(CAP assessed mode)
The University of Melbourne Subject available  via our Single subject study  program (CAP)

MUST be completed in Assessed mode
Specialist Mathematics 3/4Calculus 1
(CAP assessed mode)
The University of Melbourne Subject available via our Single subject study  program (CAP)

MUST be completed in Assessed mode
  • Domestic students (adults planning to return to study) can meet prerequisites with an adult VCE program.
  • Most undergraduate subjects and some graduate subjects are available for single subject enrolment through CAP but availability of single subject study (CAP) for international students is likely to be limited depending on your visa status and course enrolment
  • None of the English language tests listed will assist with your academic preparations for a return to study. If you are an adult returning to study see non school leaver page for information about preparing for a return to study.