Higher education applications

How do I apply for a higher education program?

In addition to completing and submitting the online application, and depending on the program to which you are applying, you may be required to:

  • Attend an interview or audition;
  • Present a portfolio or a piece of writing;
  • Provide additional details/supplementary/referee report forms.

You should provide copies of any previous study - complete or incomplete - and/or any other supporting documentation in relation to your application. Not supplying these documents at the point of application may result in a delay in the consideration of your application. We will not return the documents you submit with your application, it is therefore important you do not submit original documents.

Supporting documentation

Any claims you make in you application about prior education must be supported by documentary evidence.  The documents that you provide to support your application do not need to be certified copies. We require all supporting documentation to be scanned and saved in PDF format to ensure picture quality is not compromised.  This allows us to verify that the document is an original and includes of the details that we require. If you do not have access to a scanner, you may wish to try a smart phone app which imitates the function of a scanner and will present the document better than a standard photo.

It is your responsibility to confirm the entry requirements and any extra requirements for any programs you are applying for. Applicants who do not fulfil these requirements will not be considered for selection.  Check the requirements of the program in our Course Finder.

Search and confirm your chosen higher education program's entry requirements by viewing our Course Finder.

If you do not meet the requirements for you chosen program, call 1800 FED UNI (1800 333 864) or email info@federation.edu.au to discuss your pathway options.

Do I need a Working With Children Check or Police Check for any of the higher education programs?

If you receive an offer into a program which includes a placement component, you may be required to submit a Working With Children Check and/or Police Check prior to commencement of your study. Check your program's entry requirements. If you are required to do so, it may be beneficial to research the application process for these documents now so that you are well aware of what is required of you should you receive an offer.

What if I have been out of study for a while?

If you have been out of secondary school for more than 6 months, then you are considered a non-year 12 applicant. If you fall into this category, and you have not previously participated in tertiary study, or have not acquired work/life experience relevant to your chosen degree program then you should provide evidence of completion of VCE or interstate equivalent. If you have misplaced your VCE results, you can apply for a replacement or FedUni can access this information on your behalf.

If you did not complete your Year 12, you may still be considered for our programs. Call 1800 FED UNI (1800 333 864) or email info@federation.edu.au to discuss your pathway options.

When do direct applications open and close?

Direct applications for Semester 1, 2017 will open on Monday August 1, 2016. Applications will remain open until the Sunday before the semester start date, subject to places available. However, we recommend you apply as early as possible to allow adequate time for processing. Some programs have earlier closing dates and you are encouraged to check your program information for specific details.

Application closing dates can vary between postgraduate programs. To check your chosen program's requirements, refer to the Course Finder.

What chance have I got of receiving an offer?

As long as you meet your chosen program's specific entry requirements, you have a good chance of being deemed a suitable candidate for the program. Keep in mind that entry into higher education programs can be competitive, and sometimes the demand can exceed the number of places available meaning that meeting the minimum entry requirements does not always guarantee you a place.

Are there any application fees?

No. Applying directly to Federation University is free.

Still have questions?

Contact the Admissions office by emailing admissions@federation.edu.au or call 1800 FED UNI (1800 333 864), or check our Ask FedUni page.