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Destination FedUni
University entry
Successful completion of this program guarantees credit toward and entry into a number of our undergraduate degrees. By the time you start your degree with us, you could gain credit for up to half of the units in one semester in the first year of your studies.
How does the program increase your ATAR?

The ATAR increment is calculated as follows. The student's final score in their FedUni higher education study (two units), may result in an additional ATAR score increment.

Only one higher education study (two units studied over two semesters in one year) is approved in the VCE and for the ATAR increment.

Visit the VTAC website to view the study rules and restrictions

FedUni HE unit score ATAR Increment
90% 5.0
80% 4.5
70% 4.0
60% 3.5
50% 3.0
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Yr 11 Student
Having completed
a 3/4 VCE subject
or
studying concurrently in the same year
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Yr 11 Student
Your average first year
university results
Can be counted as your VCE
fifth or sixth subject adding
incremental % to your
ATAR score
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Yr 12 Student
Complete two first year
university graduate units
and
Treat them as a fifth or sixth VCE subject
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Yr 12 Student
Your highest score
can be counted toward
your ATAR incremental
lift adding between
3.0 to 5.0 points or
up to 10% to your
ATAR score
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No university fees
You do not pay or incur a Higher Education Contribution Scheme (HECS) debt for any of the university units you study with us within this program.
NOTE: The purchase of text books and any other necessary learning resources is the responsibility of the student. These are not provided as part of the covered costs of this program.
Flexible study
One unit is delivered per 12-week semester, with two semesters occurring each year. You can choose to complete two (2) units in year 11 or two (2) units in year 12.

Each unit is delivered via flexible online learning, with up to eighteen hours of on-campus lectures or tutorials to attend. The hours you will attend on campus will vary between each unit/discipline studied.
As a new student you will commence online learning classes in February while completing an academic skills program called FedReady. This program will prepare you for university study.
Study areas and units
Two types of units, Extension and Advanced Standing, are offered through this program. An Extension unit is a clear advance on an identified VCE 3 and 4 unit, and an Advanced Standing unit is comprised of curriculum not available in any current VCE studies and therefore is not linked to any current VCE 3 and 4 unit. Both types are of a level that will normally allow the student, on successful completion, to proceed to second-year higher education study in that discipline.

How units are delivered
The on-campus requirement varies between faculties so it is important to talk to your School Fellow to confirm times and dates of on-campus lectures or tutorials you will be expected to attend.
The subject areas and units currently available are:
Marketing
Introduction to Marketing
Consumer Behaviour
Philosophy of Learning and Knowledge
Understanding University Learning
Knowledge & Professionals
Accounting
Principles of Accounting and Finance
Principles of Economics
Health/Physical Education
Anatomy and Physiology for Health Professionals – Units 1 & 2
Communication for Health Professionals
Determinants of Health

Units

Study name Semester unit name Semester Unit code Extension /
Advanced standing
Linked study /
Learning area
Prerequisite concurrent
Marketing Introduction to Marketing 1 BUMKT1501 Extension Business Management Units 3 & 4 (Expires 2016) Students will have completed or be concurrently enrolled in Units 3 & 4 of VCE Business Management
Consumer Behaviour 2 BUMKT2602 Extension Business Management Units 3 & 4 (Expires 2016)
Accounting Principles of Accounting and Finance 1 BUACC1508 Extension Accounting Units 3 & 4 Students will have completed or be concurrently enrolled in Units 3 and 4 of VCE Accounting or VCE Economics
Principles of Economics 2 BUECO1509 Extension Accounting Units 3 & 4
Economics Units 3 & 4
Philosophy of Learning and Knowledge Understanding University Learning 1 ATSGC1369 Advanced Humanities (other than History) and Business Studies Not Applicable
Knowledge & Professionals 2 ATSGC1370 Advanced Humanities (other than History) and Business Studies
Health/Physical Education Anatomy & Physiology for Health Professionals 1 1 HEALT1111 Advanced Nursing, Exercise & Sport Science, Health Sciences; Health & Physical Education Students will have completed or be concurrently enrolled in Units 3 and 4 Physical Education
Anatomy & Physiology for Health Professionals 2 2 HEALT1112 Advanced Nursing, Exercise & Sport Science, Health Sciences; Health & Physical Education
Communication for Health Professionals 1 HEALT1113 Advanced Nursing, Health Sciences; Psychological Sciences; Health & Physical Education Students will have completed or be concurrently enrolled in Units 3 and 4 Health and Human Development
Determinants of Health 2 NURBN1004 Advanced Nursing, Health Sciences
Benefits of FedUni
As the number 1 rated Victorian university for student support* you’ll learn from academics who will help you achieve your full potential. Our teaching facilities and equipment meet the highest of standards to ensure our students are well prepared for industry and research.
Our programs are regularly reviewed to ensure their national and international relevance, and our close links with major industries plays an important part in the redevelopment of our programs, ensuring successful graduate outcomes. We have the highest overall employment rating of any Victorian-based university* with 92% overall graduate employment*.
Participating schools
It is our aim to expand Destination FedUni across our region. The schools currently participating are:

Ballarat (includes Melton and Wyndham)
Bacchus Marsh Grammar
Ballarat High School
Ballarat Secondary College
Gilson College (Taylor's Hill)
Loreto College
Melton Secondary College
Mount Clear College
Phoenix College, Ballarat
St Patrick’s College, Ballarat
Tarneit Senior College

Gippsland
Drouin Secondary College
Korumburra Secondary College
Kurnal College, Churchill
Lowanna College, Newborough
Marist Sion, Warragul
Sale College
Traralgon College
Warragul Regional College
Yarram Secondary College
Berwick
Bayswater Secondary College
Belgrave Heights Christian College
Berwick Secondary College
Boronia College K-12
Carwatha College P-12
Chairo Christian School
Cranbourne East Secondary College
Dandenong High School
Fountain Gate Secondary College
Hampton Park Secondary College
Hillcrest Christian College
Keysborough College
Koo Wee Rup Secondary College
Lakeside Lutheran College
Monbulk College
Mt Hira College
Narre Warren South College P-12
Officer Secondary College
Pakenham Secondary College
St Francis Xavier College
St Peters College, Cranbourne
Upwey High School
How to apply
Speak to your parent(s) or guardian(s) about this program and once you’re all clear about the requirements, discuss your eligibility with your School Fellow.

Step 1
Download and complete the Direct Application for VCE Advanced Studies Program form (pdf, 319 KB).
Step 2
Get a parent/guardian, and your principal (or principal’s delegate) to sign this form
Step 3
Return completed form to School Fellow

Contact us
If you need assistance with your application, please contact us on:
Phone: 1800 FED UNI (1800 333 864)
Online enquiry: Ask FedUni