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.
|Federation HE unit score||ATAR increment|
a 3/4 VCE subject
fifth or sixth subject adding
incremental % to your
university graduate units
can be counted toward
your ATAR incremental
3.0 to 5.0 points or
up to 10% to your
Each unit is delivered via flexible online learning, with up to eighteen hours of on-campus lectures or tutorials to attend. The hours you will attend on campus will vary between each unit/discipline studied.
How units are delivered
The on-campus requirement varies between faculties so it is important to talk to your School Fellow to confirm times and dates of on-campus lectures or tutorials you will be expected to attend.
|Study name||Semester unit name||Semester||Unit code||Extension /
|Linked study /
|Marketing||Introduction to Marketing||1||BUMKT1501||Extension||Business Management Units 3 & 4||Students will have completed or be concurrently enrolled in Units 3 & 4 of VCE Business Management|
|Consumer Behaviour||2||BUMKT2602||Extension||Business Management Units 3 & 4|
|Accounting||Principles of Accounting and Finance||1||BUACC1508||Extension||Accounting Units 3 & 4||Students will have completed or be concurrently enrolled in Units 3 and 4 of VCE Accounting or VCE Economics|
|Principles of Economics||2||BUECO1509||Extension||Accounting Units 3 & 4
Economics Units 3 & 4
|Philosophy of Learning and Knowledge||Understanding University Learning||1||ATSGC1369||Advanced||Humanities (other than History) and Business Studies||Not Applicable|
|Knowledge & Professionals||2||ATSGC1370||Advanced||Humanities (other than History) and Business Studies|
|Health/Physical Education||Anatomy & Physiology for Health Professionals 1||1||HEALT1111||Advanced||Nursing, Exercise & Sport Science, Health Sciences; Health & Physical Education||Students will have completed or be concurrently enrolled in Units 3 and 4 Physical Education|
|Anatomy & Physiology for Health Professionals 2||2||HEALT1112||Advanced||Nursing, Exercise & Sport Science, Health Sciences; Health & Physical Education|
|Communication for Health Professionals||1||HEALT1113||Advanced||Nursing, Health Sciences; Psychological Sciences; Health & Physical Education||Students will have completed or be concurrently enrolled in Units 3 and 4 Health and Human Development|
|Determinants of Health||2||NURBN1004||Advanced||Nursing, Health Sciences|
Download and complete the Direct Application for VCE Advanced Studies Program form (pdf, 282 KB).
Get a parent/guardian, and your principal (or principal’s delegate) to sign this form
Return completed form to School Fellow
If you need assistance with your application, please contact us on:
Phone: 1800 FED UNI (1800 333 864)
Online enquiry: Ask FedUni