Apply through VTAC

Should I apply through VTAC?

You are advised to apply through VTAC if one of the following categories describes you:

  • Currently studying Year 12 and applying for programs listed in the current VTAC Guide;
  • Not currently studying Year 12 and applying to study with more than one institution;
  • International students studying the Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE) in the year of application;
  • Students studying Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning (VCAL) or the International Baccalaureate (IB) in Victoria;
  • Currently studying the interstate equivalent to VCE.

Please note that ALL mid-year applicants MUST apply directly.

How do I apply through VTAC?

Applications for all undergraduate, graduate entry teaching (GET), and selected full-time TAFE programs are made online through the Victorian Tertiary Admissions Centre (VTAC), where you may indicate up to 8 program preferences. To view available programs, please check the VTAC Guide .

We recommend that you take advantage of the 8-preference system and list your 8 programs in order of preference, as this gives you a greater chance of securing a place. It is easier to refuse an offer because you received your preferred place than to start looking for alternatives when the selection process is over. You can also change your preferences between offer rounds if you change your mind.

For detailed information or to commence your application, please visit the VTAC website or contact the FedUni Admissions Office by calling 1800 FED UNI (1800 333 864) or email admissions@federation.edu.au.

How will my application be assessed?

An application is assessed on the basis of your formal qualifications, background or experience, and whether you meet specific requirements for the program.  It is a good idea to check the program requirements in Course Finder before commencing your application. Quotas are usually set for each program, so the level of demand for certain programs may have some influence on whether you are offered a place.

Year 12 applicants

As a regional University, we acknowledge that our students need to be assessed on their potential to succeed. FedUni offers entry into many programs for current Year 12 students via Open Access. Open Access is based on whether an applicant has satisfied the prerequisites stated in the VTAC Guide. A minimum ATAR is not required*.

Programs that are not Open Access will select on the basis of having both met the stated prerequisites, and mandatory extra requirements such as a folio, audition or interview. A full list of available programs can be found on our Open Access web page.

Current Year 12 students living in regional and rural areas may also be eligible for the Regional Bonus or Special Entry Access Scheme (SEAS).

*subject to places available.

Non-Year 12 applicants

Applicants who are not currently completing Year 12 this year should complete the VTAC Personal Statement, in addition to providing TAFE or higher education transcripts (if applicable). Selection may be based on Year 12 results if an applicant has not previously undertaken tertiary study. Relevant work experience may also be taken into consideration for some programs.

Master of Teaching applicants must hold a relevant bachelor degree.

We seek to provide equality of opportunity for all sectors of the community to participate in study at FedUni. The Special Entry Access Scheme (SEAS) provides an entry opportunity for students whose education may have been affected by short or long-term disadvantage.