Essential requirements for admission

The following programs have essential application requirements which must accompany your application. These may include supporting documentation that must be attached to your application, or the completion of external tests or supplementary forms.

Your application will not be assessed until all essential requirements are provided. If you are required to complete an external test or submit a supplementary form, we will be notified when this is complete and will then assess your application.

View the essential application requirements for the program you are applying for below:

Non-award courses

Course name Essential requirements for admission Federation course code
Advance to University
  1. To participate in the Advance to University course, you will need to have consent from your parent or guardian. They will need to complete and sign the form and you will need to attach it to your online application form prior to submission. Download the Parent/Guardian approval form (pdf, 483kb)
  2. Submit your study area and unit preferences here.
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TAFE courses

Course name Essential requirements for admissionFederation course code
Diploma of Graphic Design
Advanced Diploma of Graphic Design
All applicants for the Diploma and Advanced Diploma of Graphic Design must attend an interview to assess your suitability for the program. You will need to complete and submit the form below prior to, or directly after, you have submitted your online application. You will be notified of your interview time via email.

Download the Application for Interview (pdf, 490kb)

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Undergraduate courses

Course name Essential requirements for admission Federation course code
Education courses
Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood Education)

1. All applicants must complete and submit this online supplementary application form.

2. For applicants applying for the hybrid stream, the ECE Workplace Agreement Letter must be completed and uploaded with your other application documentation.

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Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood and Primary)

All applicants are required to have their non-academic capabilities assessed as part of their application. This is a requirement for many of the initial teacher training courses in Victoria. There are two non-cognitive online tests available which are designed to assess an applicant's personal and professional attributes.

  • Altus Suite consists of two parts, however only the Casper component is compulsory for Federation University applications. The test costs $80 which will be reimbursed by Federation University if you remain enrolled after the census date. We will receive your results 2 weeks after you complete your test. To register for your sitting or for further information about the assessment, visit TakeAltus.com (external website)
  • Alternatively applicants can choose to complete the Non-Academic Requirements for Teacher Entry (NARTE) online questionnaire. This online questionnaire has two parts and is free of charge to complete. To complete this questionnaire visit NARTE (external website).
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Bachelor of Education (Primary) TZ5
Bachelor of Secondary Education TN5
Bachelor of Secondary Education (Health and Physical Education Teaching) TN5
Health courses
Bachelor of Nursing

Complete the English Language Declaration form.

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Bachelor of Nursing/Bachelor of Midwifery HL5
Bachelor of Occupational Therapy (Honours)   To capture additional details that are relevant to admission to the Occupational Therapy (Honours) degree, you will need to complete a supplementary application form. This should be completed prior to, or directly after you have submitted your online application. We will be notified of your submission via email.
Complete the supplementary application form.
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Bachelor of Physiotherapy To capture additional details that are relevant to admission to the Physiotherapy degree, you will need to complete a supplementary application form. This should be completed prior to, or directly after you have submitted your online application. We will be notified of your submission via email.
Complete the supplementary application form.
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Arts courses
Bachelor of Performing Arts All applicants for the Performing Arts degree must attend an audition to assess your suitability for the program. You will need to complete and submit the form below to indicate your experience within performing arts and the location of your audition. You will need to submit the form prior to, or directly after you have submitted your online application. We will be notified of your submission via email.
Complete the audition application form.
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Bachelor of Visual Arts All applicants for the Visual Arts degree must attend an interview and folio presentation to assess your suitability for the program. You will need to complete and submit the form below to apply for an interview and you will be required to submit images of your art work and an example of your writing. We will be notified of your submission via email.
Complete the application for interview.
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Honours courses

Course name Essential requirements for admission Federation course code
Bachelor of Arts (Honours) To capture additional details that are relevant to admission to the Honours degrees, you will need to complete a supplementary application form. This should be completed prior to, or directly after, you have submitted your online application. We will be notified of your submission via email.

Complete the honours research proposal form.

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Bachelor of Business (Honours) BD8
Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Science (Honours) PX8
Bachelor of Health Sciences (Honours) SH8
Bachelor of Science (Honours) SZ8
Bachelor of Sport Management (Honours) PM8

Postgraduate courses

To capture additional details that are relevant to admission to the following postgraduate degrees, you will need to complete a supplementary application form. This should be completed prior to, or directly after, you have submitted your online application. We will be notified of your submission via email.

Course name Essential requirements for admission Federation course code
Graduate Certificate in ResearchComplete the research proposal formRE4
Graduate Diploma of Mining Complete the supplementary application form. EQ4

Postgraduate health courses

To capture additional details that are relevant to admission to the following postgraduate health degrees, you will need to complete a 'supplementary application form'. This should be completed prior to, or directly after, you have submitted your online application.
The 'Immunisation Verification Form' will need to be completed at the time of enrolment for placement requirements.

Course name Essential requirements for admission Federation course code

Child and Family Health
Graduate Diploma of Health
Master of Health

Complete the supplementary application form.

Download the Immunisation Verification Form (pdf, 229kb)


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Neonatal Care
Graduate Certificate of Health
Graduate Diploma of Health
Master of Health

Complete the supplementary application form.

Download the Immunisation Verification Form (pdf, 229kb)


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Perinatal and Infant Mental Health
Graduate Certificate of Health
Graduate Diploma of Health
Master of Health

Complete the supplementary application form.

Download the Immunisation Verification Form (pdf, 229kb)


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Graduate Certificate of Health (Acute Care Nursing)Download the Letter of Support formHN4

Master of Nursing (Nurse Practitioner)

Download the Employer Statement of Support formNP9
Graduate Diploma of Midwifery

Complete the supplementary application form

Download the Immunisation Verification Form (pdf, 229kb)

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Postgraduate psychology courses

To capture additional details that are relevant to admission to the Master of Psychology degrees, you will need to complete the entrance survey and provide a referee report. These should be completed prior to, or directly after, you have submitted your online application.

The ‘Referee Reports’ must be submitted via HODSPA's new psychology reference site. We will receive a notification once this has been completed. Please ensure two referee reports are submitted, one academic reference and one professional reference.

The 'entrance survey' must be completed via Qualtrics. We will receive a notification once this has been completed.

Course name Essential requirements for admission Federation course code
Master of Psychology (Clinical) 1. Provide your academic and professional references via psychologyreference.com.au site.
2. Complete the entrance survey.
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Master of Professional Psychology YM9

Postgraduate teaching courses - GET

To capture additional details that are relevant to admission to the Master of Teaching degrees, please submit the 'supplementary application form', and provide referee details via the 'Referee Report form'. These should be completed after you have submitted your online application.

Applicants to the Master of Teaching (Primary) or the Master of Teaching (Secondary) courses, are required to complete a non-cognitive online test as part of their application. Designed to assess an applicant's personal and professional attributes, applicants can complete the Altus Suite or they may choose to complete the Non-Academic Requirements for Teacher Entry (NARTE) online questionnaire.

Course name Essential requirements for admission Federation course code
Master of Teaching (Early Childhood)

1. Complete the supplementary application form

2. Provide your referee details.

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Master of Teaching (Primary)

1. Complete the supplementary application form

2. Provide your referee details.

3. All applicants are required to have their non-academic capabilities assessed as part of their application. This is a requirement for many of the initial teacher training courses in Victoria. There are two non-cognitive online tests available which are designed to assess an applicant's personal and professional attributes.

  • Altus Suite consists of two parts, however only the Casper component is compulsory for Federation University applications. The test costs $80 which will be reimbursed by Federation University if you remain enrolled after the census date. We will receive your results 2 weeks after you complete your test. To register for your sitting or for further information about the assessment, visit TakeAltus.com (external website).
  • Alternatively, applicants can choose to complete the Non-Academic Requirements for Teacher Entry (NARTE) online questionnaire. This online questionnaire has two parts and is free of charge to complete. To complete this questionnaire visit NARTE (external website).
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Master of Teaching (Secondary)

1. Complete the supplementary application form

2. Provide your referee details.

3. All applicants are required to have their non-academic capabilities assessed as part of their application. This is a requirement for many of the initial teacher training courses in Victoria. There are two non-cognitive online tests available which are designed to assess an applicant's personal and professional attributes.

  • Altus Suite consists of two parts, however only the Casper component is compulsory for Federation University applications. The test costs $80 which will be reimbursed by Federation University if you remain enrolled after the census date. We will receive your results 2 weeks after you complete your test. To register for your sitting or for further information about the assessment, visit TakeAltus.com (external website).
  • Alternatively, applicants can choose to complete the Non-Academic Requirements for Teacher Entry (NARTE) online questionnaire. This online questionnaire has two parts and is free of charge to complete. To complete this questionnaire visit NARTE (external website).
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