Single subject study
Studying a single subject can contribute to your career development and strengthen your academic record while you pursue personal and professional interests. At the University of Melbourne, we call it our Community Access Program (CAP).
Study your way
CAP lets people take academic subjects outside a normal degree structure, offering access to tertiary study at the University of Melbourne for a diverse cross-section of the community.
You may choose to study as an assessed or non-assessed student. Assessed CAP students undertake the same subject workload and assessment as award course students and receive a formal academic record of their study. Non-assessed CAP students attend lectures and follow subject reading programs.
Build your future
If you are thinking about future degree study in the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music, CAP is a great way to try it out. While there is no guarantee of selection into degree or diploma courses once you complete your CAP study, it is possible to use assessed CAP subjects as the basis of selection, either to demonstrate academic merit or as a recognised equivalent to VCE.
What you need to know
As a CAP student, you still attend the same classes as other enrolled students. Subjects are not usually taught outside normal business hours. It is important to check the subject timetable before you enrol to make sure you can be at the lectures and tutorials.
Get started with CAP
The fee for individual assessed subjects is determined by the discipline of the subject, as well as the number of credit points the subject is allocated.
If you are studying a music subject, different fees are applicable for Undergraduate and Postgraduate level Music subjects.
For more fee information see the University's Subject Fee Calculator for Australian Fee Places
Subjects that involve individual lessons are not available for CAP study.
If you've found a subject that you'd like to study and it's not on the list, academic approval may be possible. Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Subjects available for CAP Study
The subjects listed below are also available for incoming Cross-Institutional Study. These are for students enrolling in a subject that counts towards their studies at a different university.