Biomedical Science (Medical) Rurality evidence
To be eligible, you must have resided (according to your principal home address) for at least 5 years consecutively, or 10 years cumulatively, in areas classified by the Modified Monash Model (2019) as MM2 to MM7 since birth and preferably have completed Years 11 and 12 at a school in an area classified as MM2 to MM7.
You will need to complete a VTAC or UAC, application and then submit supporting documentation to provide evidence of your primary residence being MM2-7 for the duration specified above.
Acceptable supporting documents
- Letter(s) from a GP, dentist, bank, school, university or workplace.
- original letters written specifically in support of your claim
- on letterhead with address, phone and email contact details
- signed and dated
- include your rural residential address and your rural address history, and the dates that you resided at the address.
Letters must be:
- Documents to prove your family’s residence, as well as a statutory declaration from a parent (if you were under 18 at the time and the documents are in the family name).
- telephone invoices
- utility (gas, electricity, water) invoices
- bank statements showing your (or your family’s) address
Acceptable documents include:
An online printed invoice will only be acceptable if dated the year it was issued (eg: a bank statement must be dated the year you are supporting). For example, dated 20 June 2014 if you are supporting the year 2014. It cannot be dated 2019 if you are supporting the year 2014.
Documents can be copies and don’t need to be certified.
Documents and statutory declarations must include the rural address history and time periods.
Current Year 12 applicants only
In addition to the rurality form and rurality evidence, you must submit a completed School Endorsement Form along with a copy of your official Year 11 results.
Unacceptable documents and claims
- Rates notices as they do not provide evidence of primary address. Eg. this property could be a rental property.
- School reports as they do not clearly state your primary residential address.
- Time spent at a rural secondary residence (holiday home).
- Intention to claim time in the future as part of the 5 or 10 years, as there is no way to establish proof that you will continue to reside in a rural setting.