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Reach your full potential
Reach your full potential
Advance to University
University entry
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
- Teaching and Learning with Digital Technologies
- 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
Information technology, engineering, mathematics
- Modelling and Change
- Secrets of the Matrix or Statistical Methods
- IT Problem Solving
- Games Development Fundamentals

Units

Study name Semester unit name Semester Linked study /
Learning area
Prerequisite concurrent
Business Introduction to Marketing 1 BUMKT1501 Students will have completed or be concurrently enrolled in Units 3 and 4 of VCE Business Management
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
Interpersonal Communication for Professional Practice 2 CHSUG1002
Education Understanding University Learning 1 ATSGC1369 Not applicable
Knowledge & Professionals 2 ATSGC1370
Teaching and Learning with Digital Technologies 1 EDBED1015 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
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
Anatomy and Physiology for Health Professionals 2 2 HEALT1112
Communication for Health Professionals 1 HEALT1113 Students will have completed or be concurrently enrolled in Units 3 and 4 Health and Human Development
Primary Health 1: Determinants of Health 2 NURBN1016
Information technology, engineering, mathematics Modelling and Change 1 MATHS1001 Students will have completed or be concurrently enrolled in Units 3 and 4 of Mathematical Methods
Secrets of the Matrix or Statistical Methods 2 MATHS1005
STATS1000
IT Problem Solving 1 ITECH1101 Students will have completed or be concurrently enrolled in Units 3 and 4 of VCE Software Development
Games Development Fundamentals 2 ITECH2001
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
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 contact.

Step 1
Download and complete the Application for Advance to University Program (pdf, 158 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 contact

Contact us
If you need assistance with your application, please contact us on:
Email: futurestudents@federation.edu.au