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Nursing tops Federation University offers for 2020

Posted: Wednesday 15 January 2020

Nursing, performing arts, criminology and criminal justice, and veterinary and wildlife science are among the most popular programs for prospective students at Federation University Australia in 2020.

The second round of Victorian Tertiary Admissions Centre (VTAC) offers to study at Victorian universities have been released, with Federation University making 213 offers to prospective higher education students.

This follows more than 800 VTAC offers made in December last year – the first time VTAC has issued an early round of offers.

Overall, Federation University has offered places through VTAC to 1,160 domestic students. This includes 467 offers at the Ballarat campus, 395 offers at the Berwick campus and 216 offers at the Gippsland campus.

The most popular programs by VTAC offers per campus are:


Nursing (higher education and VET) -  60

Performing Arts -  54

Veterinary and Wildlife Science - 27

Exercise and Sports Science - 26

Criminology and Criminal Justice - 21

Nursing - 19


Nursing - 63

Criminology and Criminal Justice - 50

Psychology - 37

Education Studies - 34

Foundation Access Studies Program - 29


Nursing - 26

Foundation Access Studies Program - 18

Veterinary and Wildlife Science - 13

Psychology - 12

Exercise and Sports Science - 12

VTAC offers account for around one third of enrolments at Federation University, with the majority of applications being made directly to the university.

Quotes attributable to Vice-Chancellor and President, Professor Helen Bartlett

“We have a strong reputation as a university of choice for nursing and healthcare programs – students know they will get a high quality education and the opportunity to train in local hospitals and healthcare facilities where they’re likely to work once they’ve graduated.”

“The new $15 million Health and Sports Science precinct at our Mt Helen campus in Ballarat will be finished in time for semester one so it’s fantastic to see strong interest in exercise and sports science programs, which is one of our strengths as a university.”

Contact Matthew Freeman
Media and Government Relations
03 5327 9510; 0408 519 674