Higher education applications

Essential requirements for admission

In addition to completing and submitting your direct application or VTAC 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 application or referee report forms.

These are essential requirements for admission for the programs to which they apply and it is your responsibility to confirm these requirements prior to submitting your application. Applicants who do not fulfill these requirements will not be considered for selection. You can check the requirements of your program in our Course Finder.

Supporting documentation

You should provide copies of any previous study - complete or incomplete - and/or any other supporting documentation in relation to your application. 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 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.

If you choose to submit hard copies of your documents please make sure you submit copies of these documents rather than originals as we do not return documents to applicants.

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

Applicant categories

Year 12 applicants

If you are currently completing year 12 or have completed year 12 within the past two years and have not completed any further study then you are considered a year 12 applicant and your application will be assessed in line with the criteria of this category.

Non-year 12 applicants

You are considered a non-year 12 applicant and your application will be assessed in line with the criteria of this category if one of the following applies to you:

  • You have undertaken previous higher education studies;
  • you have undertaken VET studies; or
  • you have been out of secondary school for more than 2 years and have completed no further study and are applying on the basis of work and life experience.

Working With Children Checks and Police Checks

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.

Application fees

Applying directly to Federation University is free.

Direct application opening and closing dates

It is important to check the direct application opening and closing dates before submitting your application to ensure you don't miss any deadlines.

Further information

Email: admissions@federation.edu.au
Phone: 1800 FED UNI (1800 333 864).

Alternatively you can search our knowledge base or submit an enquiry via our Ask FedUni portal.