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:

Foundation/Non-award

Program name Essential requirements for admission Federation program code
Foundation Access Studies (FAST) Program

To capture additional details that are relevant to admission to the Foundation Access Studies (FAST) Program, you will need to complete and submit the 'FAST applicant survey'. 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 FAST applicant survey.

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Advance to University To participate in the Advance to University program, you will need to have consent from your parent of 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)

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TAFE programs

Program name Essential requirements for admissionFederation program 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 programs

Program name Essential requirements for admission Federation program code
Education programs
Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood and Primary) All applicants are required to complete Altus Suite as part of their application. Altus Suite is a requirement for many of the initial teacher training courses in Victoria. It is a non-cognitive online test 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)

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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 programs
Bachelor of Nursing

All applicants to nursing and midwifery programs must demonstrate at the time of admission that they meet the English language skills registration standard (2019) (external website). This registration standard applies to all nurses and midwives applying for initial registration, regardless of whether they qualified in Australia or overseas. There are three pathway options to demonstrate that you meet the standard.

So that we can assess your eligibility, you will need to complete and submit the 'Nursing and Midwifery English language requirements' 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 Nursing and Midwifery English language requirements form.

View our guide (pdf, 136kb) when 'option 3: English test pathway' is selected to see the minimum scores required for the initial NMBA registration for each valid English language test.

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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 programs
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 programs

Program name Essential requirements for admission Federation program 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 programs

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.

Program name Essential requirements for admission Federation program code
Graduate Diploma of Mining Complete the supplementary application form. EQ4
Master of Technology (Research) Complete the research proposal form. CG9

Postgraduate health programs

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.

Program name Essential requirements for admission Federation program 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 Diploma of Midwifery

Complete the supplementary application form

Download the Immunisation Verification Form (pdf, 229kb)

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Postgraduate psychology programs

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 Report’ must be completed through the HODSPA system (Heads of Departments and Schools of Psychology Australia). Please ensure you share your referee report with us so that we can access your submission.

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

Program name Essential requirements for admission Federation program code
Master of Psychology (Clinical) Provide your referee report. (external website)

Complete the entrance survey.

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Master of Professional Psychology YM9

Postgraduate teaching programs - GET

To capture additional details that are relevant to admission to the Master of Teaching degrees, you will need to complete a supplementary application form, provide a referee report and complete Altus Suite (does not apply to Master of Teaching (Early Childhood). These should be completed prior to, or directly after, you have submitted your online application.

If you are supplying the ‘supplementary application form’ after your application, please submit it via the online portal. Your ‘Referee Report Form’ will be sent through to us directly.

All applicants to the Master of Teaching (Primary) and Master of Teaching (Secondary) are required to complete Altus Suite as part of their application. Altus Suite is a requirement for many of the initial teacher training courses in Victoria. It is a non-cognitive online test 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.

Program name Essential requirements for admission Federation program code
Master of Teaching (Early Childhood)

Complete the supplementary application form (pdf, 424kb)

Provide your referee details.

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Master of Teaching (Primary)

Complete the supplementary application form (pdf, 616kb)

Provide your referee details.

TakeAltus.com (external website)

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Master of Teaching (Secondary)

Complete the supplementary application form (pdf, 400kb)

Provide your referee details.

TakeAltus.com (external website)

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