You should apply via the Monash Application Portal and follow the steps provided in the portal. The required documentation may differ for each course. Find out more on the ‘Apply to our Online Courses’ page.
Applications typically take about one-to-two weeks to process if we have received all the required documents, and you will be informed about the outcome via email. If we have not received all of your certified hard copy documents, you will receive a conditional offer until we receive them. Your offer will be converted to a full offer once you satisfy all of the application requirements.
At the minimum, you will need access to a PC or Mac, headphones with a microphone, an up-to-date web browser, 100MB of free disk space, RAM 128MB of memory, and a good high-speed internet connection. In terms of software, you will need an antivirus program (available free for our students), Adobe Reader, Java, and Adobe Flash Player.
No, the course is conducted 100% online, including research projects and exams. However, you may need to attend live online classes and attend online exams at set times.
You will need to provide certified copies of your transcript for previous tertiary study, photo ID, proof of citizenship/permanent residency, proof of English Language proficiency and change of name (if applicable) e.g. marriage certificate. Some courses require additional documents such as a statement of purpose, curriculum vitae, or references. Find out more on the apply page.
There are a number of ways to prove English language proficiency if you have not studied recently, including high school certificates, employment verification, professional letters, or completing an English test. Please visit the Monash English language requirements page for more information.
No, your transcript will not mention the delivery mode and you will receive the same certificate as on-campus students.
FEE-HELP is available to all Australian citizens and some types of resident visa holders. Please visit the Australian Government’s Study Assist Fee-HELP page to find out if you are eligible.
FEE-HELP can be used for postgraduate studies and is not a government subsidised loan. HECS-HELP is a loan for students studying undergraduate Commonwealth supported courses. Visit the Study Assist website for more information.
A teaching period refers to the six-week study blocks in which each unit is run. Six teaching periods are held in a year so you can get your qualification sooner.
All our courses are conducted 100% online, but you may have to attend some live online classroom sessions and online exams at set times. However, you are free to plan your own time to watch pre-recorded lectures, and complete readings and assessments.
All Monash Online students receive a dedicated Student Support Advisor who will guide you throughout your course. You will also have access to course instructors, fellow students and dedicated tools such as live video, chat and discussion forums.
You will complete your learning on Moodle, your learning management system, where you will be able to participate in discussion groups with your classmates. You can also interact with other students on the university’s online social networks.