Higher education applications

In addition to completing and submitting the online application, and depending on the course 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.

It is your responsibility to confirm the entry requirements for the course you are applying for. Applicants who do not fulfill these requirements will not be considered for selection.  You can check the requirements of your course 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 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.

If you choose to submit hard copies of your documents please make sure you submit copies of these documents and not submit the original versions of them.  We do not return documents to applicants.

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.

Non-year 12 applicants

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.

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 applications opening and closing dates

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.

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.