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Advance to University

University entry

Secure your place at Federation University in 2023

By completing select units as part of the Advance to University pathway you’ll receive credit towards your Bachelor and be eligible for an Early Offer. Joining the Early Offer program gives you peace of mind and knowing you have secured a place in a degree means you can head into exams fully focused.

If you’re a current Advance to University student check your units here, then find out more and apply for the Early Offer Program

Interested in starting Advance to University? Use this information to select your units and plan your application to the Early Offer Program

Successful completion provides entry to Federation University and credit for both subjects in your first year of study. Entry to some courses may also be subject to additional requirements (e.g. ATAR, VCE pre-requisites).

How does the program increase your ATAR?

The ATAR increment is calculated as follows. The student's final score in their Federation 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

Federation HE unit score ATAR increment
90% 5.0
80% 4.5
70% 4.0
60% 3.5
50% 3.0
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.

Each unit is delivered via flexible online learning alongside an on-campus orientation session and a number of on-campus, enriched learning experiences each semester. 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
The subject areas and units currently available are:
Business
- Introduction to Marketing
- Consumer Behaviour
- Principles of Accounting and Finance
- Principles of Economics
Humanities, criminology and criminal justice
- The Sociological Imagination
- Interpersonal Communication for Professional Practice
Education
- Understanding University Learning
- Knowledge and Professionals
- Learning and Teaching
- Child and Adolescent Development and Characteristics
Science
- Principles of Biology
- Systems Biology
Nursing, psychology, exercise and sport science
- Anatomy and Physiology for Health Professionals 1 and 2
- Communication for Health Professionals
- Primary Health 1: Determinants of Health
- Introductory Psychology A
- Introductory Psychology B
Information technology, engineering, mathematics
- IT Problem Solving
- Games Development Fundamentals
- Statistical Methods
- Linear Algebra and Applications

Units

Study name Semester unit name Semester Linked study /
Learning area
Prerequisite concurrent Federation Course with Credit Pathways
Business Introduction to Marketing 1 BUMKT1501 Students will have completed or be concurrently enrolled in Units 3 and 4 of VCE Business Management

Bachelor of Business

Bachelor of Professional Accounting

Note: BUMKT2602 can be credited as an elective in the Bachelor of Business (Marketing), however may be credited in other Business undergraduate degrees subject to approval by the undergraduate coordinator.

Consumer Behaviour 2 BUMKT2602
Principles of Accounting and Finance 1 BUACC1508 Students will have completed or be concurrently enrolled in Units 3 and 4 of VCE Accounting or VCE Economics
Principles of Economics 2 BUECO1509
Humanities, criminology and criminal justice The Sociological Imagination 1 SOSCI1002 Students will have completed or be concurrently enrolled in Units 3 and 4 of Sociology

Bachelor of Community and Human Service

Bachelor of Criminology and Criminal Justice

Interpersonal Communication for Professional Practice 2 CHSUG1002
Education Understanding University Learning 1 ATSGC1369 Not applicable

Bachelor of Education Studies

Knowledge and Professionals 2 ATSGC1370
Learning and Teaching 1 EDBED1016 Not applicable
Child and Adolescent Development and Characteristics 2 EDBED1017 Not applicable
Science Principles of Biology 1 SCBIO1001 Students will have completed VCE Units 3 and 4 Biology

Bachelor of Science

Bachelor of Biomedical Science

Bachelor of Conservation and Environmental Science

Bachelor of Veterinary and Wildlife Science

Systems Biology 2 SCBIO1020
Nursing, psychology, exercise and sport science Anatomy and Physiology for Health Professionals 1 1 HEALT1111 Students will have completed or be concurrently enrolled in Units 3 and 4 Physical Education

Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Science

Bachelor of Nursing

Bachelor of Nursing / Bachelor of Midwifery

Anatomy and Physiology for Health Professionals 2 2 HEALT1112
Communication for Health Professionals 1 HEALT1113 Not applicable

Bachelor of Nursing

Bachelor of Nursing / Bachelor of Midwifery

Bachelor of Psychological Science

Primary Health 1: Determinants of Health 2 NURBN1016
Introductory Psychology A 1 PSYCB1101 Students will have completed Units 3 & 4 Psychology

Bachelor of Psychological Science

Introductory Psychology B 2 PSYCB1102
Information technology, engineering, mathematics
IT Problem Solving 1 ITECH1101 Students will have completed or be concurrently enrolled in Units 3 and 4 of VCE Software Development

Bachelor of Information Technology (all streams)

Games Development Fundamentals 2 ITECH2001
Statistical Methods 1 STATS1000 Students will have completed or be concurrently enrolled in Units 3 & 4 Mathematical Methods

Bachelor of Engineering (all streams)

Linear Algebra and Applications 2 MATHS1102
Benefits of Federation University
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.
How to apply

Applications for 2023 close 19 December 2022.

A step-by-step guide to the application process to available here (.docx 775KB).

If you have any questions, please contact us at futurestudents@federation.edu.au.