Quota Subjects

Find out about the laboratory or fieldwork subjects where enrolment capacity is limited by available resources, including how and when to apply.

Quota Subjects

The follow School of Biomedical Science subjects have a quota limit.

Semester 1 Semester 2
ANAT20006 - Principles of Human Structure ANAT20006 - Principles of Human Structure
ANAT30007 - Human Locomotor Systems ANAT30008 - Viscera and Visceral Systems
BCMB20005 - Techniques in Molecular Science BCMB20005 - Techniques in Molecular Science
BCMB30010 - Advanced Techniques in Molecular Science BCMB30010 - Advanced Techniques in Molecular Science
MIIM30016 - Techniques in Microbiology CEDB30003 - Developmental Biology
PATH30002 - Techniques for the Investigation of Disease MIIM30015 - Techniques in Immunology
PHRM30009 - Drugs in Biomedical Experiments PATH30004 - Advanced Investigation of Human Disease*
PHYS20009 - Research Based Physiology PATH20003 - Experimental Pathology*
PHYS30009 - Experimental Physiology PHRM30009 - Drugs in Biomedical Experiments
  PHYS20009 - Research Based Physiology

HOW DO I APPLY TO BE CONSIDERED FOR A QUOTA SUBJECT?

Applications for quota subjects in 2021 will open during the re-enrolment period. See below for closing dates.

You must be enrolled in the subject by the application closing date in order to be considered for selection. Being enrolled in the subject is your complete application, there is nothing else you need to do. You will also see the closing date in the subject page in the Handbook and can be seen in the 'Dates and Location' section as the 'Last Date to Self Enrol'.

Semester 1 Application Dates

Round 1 
There will only be one round of applications for Semester 1 subjects (a waitlist will apply for late enrolments)
Closes: Friday 15 January 2021
External Applicants
(CAP/Enabling/Cross Institutional)

(late applicants will be considered on a case by case basis and only if places are available)
Closes: Friday 15 January 2021  

Semester 2 Application Dates

Round 1 Closes: Friday 15 January 2021
Round 2
(a waitlist will apply for late enrolments) 
Opens:  April 2021
Closes: 3 July 2021
External Applicants
(CAP/Enabling/Cross Institutional)
Closes: 21 June 2021

*Note: PATH20003 and PATH30004 only have one round of applications - closing date in line with Round 2.

APPLICATION AND SELECTION

Selection into quota subjects is an application process and is based on academic merit. Some subjects will also give preference to students who applied on time and who have declared the relevant major on their study plan and enrolled in the major.  "Enrolled in the major" is defined as having successfully completed at least one core subject within the declared major.

Students who have successfully completed the prerequisites will also be considered before those who have not.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Enrolling in a quota subject through your study plan DOES NOT guarantee you a place in the subject. Email notification will be sent to advise the outcome of your application.

EXTERNAL APPLICANTS: External applicants (Community Access Program, cross-institutional and enabling) will be considered under a separate application process. If applying for ANAT20006 you do not need to have your pre-requisites equivalents checked by the subject coordinator, this will be done in the application process.

HOW TO APPLY - Internal Applicants

  1. Enrol in the subject via my.unimelb by the application deadline. Students who meet the requisites but are unable to enrol via the portal should submit an Enrolment Variation form.
  2. Selection will occur after the application deadline
  3. Once selection has been finalised, applicants will receive notification of their application outcome via email. Outcomes will be emailed out to students within 2-3 weeks after the application close date and before the timetabling sort date
  4. Unsuccessful applicants will be removed from the subject and advised via email.

HOW TO APPLY - External Applicants
(CAP/Enabling/Cross-Institutional)

  1. Submit complete application by the application deadline (including all required documentation). Minimum Required Documentation: Transcripts for all undergraduate and honours study, up to and including 2020 results. Please follow the single subject applications process, found here.
  2. Selection will occur after the application deadline.
  3. Once selection has been finalised, applicants will receive notification of their application outcome via email. It is expected that the notification will be sent out within 10-15 business days.
  4. Late applications will be considered on a case by case basis.

FAQs

  • I missed the Semester 1 application deadline - what do I do?

    Submit an Enrolment Variation form. If there is room in the subject, you meet the pre-requisite requirements and semester has not yet commenced, then you will be assisted to enrol in the subject. If the subject is already full then you will be added to the wait list.

  • I was unsuccessful in Round 1 for Semester 2 subjects - do I need to do anything to be considered in Round 2 Selection?

    Yes - if you wish to be considered during Round 2 you will need to re-enrol in the subject when it opens for Round 2 applications.

  • I missed the Round 2 application deadline - what do I do?

    Submit an Enrolment Variation form. If there is room in the subject, you meet the pre-requisite requirements and semester has not yet commenced then you will be assisted to enrol in the subject. If the subject is already full then you will be added to the wait list.

  • I really want to do a quota subject but don't meet the pre-requisite requirements. What can I do?

    If you do not have the prerequisites for a subject and wish to apply, you will need to obtain written coordinator approval to enrol in the subject. Please note that it is unlikely that subject coordinators will grant a prerequisite waiver unless they are satisfied that you have background knowledge equivalent to the subject’s prerequisites. Once you have received coordinator approval, you need to submit an Enrolment Variation form.  Note that obtaining a requisite waiver to apply for the subject does not guarantee a place in the subject; it simply allows you to be considered in the selection process.

  • I need to do this subject to complete my major. Is this considered during selection?

    If you have declared the major on your study plan and already successfully completed at least one core subject of the major at the time of selection, students who applied on time will be given priority during selection rounds for other core subjects in that major. To be given this priority, you need to ensure you apply on time.