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Bachelor of Arts (Extended) (B-ARTSEXT) // Entry and participation requirements

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Entry requirements

1. In order to be considered for entry, applicants must have:

  • completed VCE with an ATAR of 50 or above, or equivalent; and
  • Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent; and
  • academic capacity and potential for leadership in the community, assessed by interview and by referee reports.

Meeting these requirements does not guarantee selection.

2. In ranking applications, the Selection Committee will consider:

  • prior academic performance;
  • the interview and referee reports.

3. The Selection Committee may seek further information to clarify any aspect of an application in accordance with the Academic Board rules on the use of selection instruments.

Note: Non-school leavers, mature age students and alternative pathway applications will be considered.

Successful students will be selected on their likelihood to succeed in the Bachelor of Arts. Qualifications will be assessed on application.

Applications can be made through VTAC (Victorian Tertiary Admissions centre) . Applicants must complete and submit a supplementary application form to the University of Melbourne when applying for this course. Applicants can submit a direct application to the University, however, direct applications will only be considered after the VTAC offers have closed.

There are two intakes in the Bachelor of Arts (Extended) each year, January and June.

Core participation requirements

The inherent academic requirements for study in the Bachelor of Arts (Extended) are:

  • the ability to attend classes and actively engage in both independent and group learning;
  • the ability to comprehend complex disciplinary and interdisciplinary information related to the courses taught in the faculty;
  • the ability to explain and evaluate complex concepts, theories and issues at work in a variety of texts;
  • the ability to clearly communicate a knowledge and application of humanities, social sciences and language principles and practices during assessment tasks.

Students must possess behavioural and social attributes that enable them to participate in a complex learning environment. They must take full responsibility for their own participation and learning and adhere to the expectations outlined in the Student Charter.

Students also contribute to the learning of other students in collaborative environments and must therefore demonstrate a wide range of interpersonal skills which consider the needs of other students. Assessment may include the outcomes of tasks completed in collaboration with other students. Integrity, concern for others, interpersonal skills, interest, and motivation are all personal qualities that are deemed necessary for students enrolled in the BA.

The Bachelor of Arts (Extended) welcomes applications from students with disabilities. It is University and Faculty policy to take all reasonable steps to enable the participation of students with disabilities. Students who feel their disability will prevent them from participating in tasks involving these inherent academic requirements are encouraged to contact Disability Liaison. Adjustments can be provided to minimise the impact of a disability; however, students should participate in the course in an independent manner.