School of Science, Engineering and Information Technology

Bachelor of Information Technology (Professional Practice) Interview information

Applying for our Bachelor of Information Technology (Professional Practice)?

Here's some useful information about applying and the interview. This information is relevant to all applicants, so if you are applying to commence in the first year, or you have already completed the first year of a Bachelor of Information Technology, please make sure you follow the steps below.

Application dates

Application dates

  • Applications open: August 2018
  • VTAC applications close: Friday 7 December 2018*
  • Direct applications close: Sunday 3 March 2019

*Refer to the VTAC website for full details of application and change of preference dates. If you are adding the BIT (Prof Prac) at VTAC Change of Preference, you must email admissions@federation.edu.au to request an interview

We have a two-step application process. You must complete both steps to be eligible for an interview, whether you are a school-leaver applying through VTAC or a direct applicant. Please read the Application process section below.

Interviews

When we receive your application, we will invite you to attend your BIT (Prof Prac) interview at the Ballarat - Mt Helen Campus. Interview dates are:

  • Early round – Monday 26 November 2018 for applications made by 22 November
  • Timely - Monday 17 December 2018 for applications made after 22 November

Interstate and distance applicants

If you are an interstate applicant or live more than 200 km from Ballarat, you can attend the interview in person or we can arrange a telephone interview for you.  You can also elect to attend our Early round on-campus interview day in Ballarat on 26 November 2018, and take advantage of free accommodation with FedUni Living on Sunday 25 November 2018.

Late applicants

If you are adding the BIT (Prof Prac) at VTAC Change of Preference, you must email admissions@federation.edu.au to request an interview, or attend an interview at Mt Helen Campus on Monday 17 December 2018. We can arrange a telephone interview for you if you are unable to attend Mt Helen Campus.

You are encouraged to list the Bachelor of Information Technology as your second VTAC preference. In case you are unsuccessful in getting a 2019 offer into the BIT (Proc Prac), you can complete the first year of your degree and apply (with credit) to commence the second year of BIT (Proc Prac) in 2020.

Selection notification

Final selection and offers are made through VTAC on Wednesday 16 January 2019.

Application process

Application process

There is a two-step application process for the 2019 BIT (Prof Prac). Please ensure you complete both parts to be eligible for an interview, whether you are a school leaver applying through VTAC or a direct applicant. All applicants must meet the academic entry requirements.

If you have successfully completed the first year of a Bachelor of Information Technology at FedUni or at another higher education institution, you can apply for credit for your successful study.

Recent secondary education

Step One: Apply for the program through VTAC

Step Two: Attend the BIT (Prof Prac) interview

You are considered to have a recent secondary education background if you:

  • are currently completing secondary education this year; or
  • have completed secondary education within the previous two years and have not gone on to study at the VET or higher education level.

All other applicants

Step One: Lodge your application - check How to apply for instructions on how to submit your application.

Step Two: Attend the BIT (Prof Prac) interview

Interviews

Interviews

Participation in an interview is a compulsory requirement for your application. You can attend an on-campus early round or timely interview, or we can arrange a telephone interview. You must complete these steps;

Step 1

Confirm your attendance at the interview. If you are unable to travel to Ballarat, please make alternate arrangements as directed in your interview invitation.

Step 2

Attend your interview Early round – Monday 26 November 2018 9.30am-2pm, T Building, Mt Helen Campus, Ballarat

You will be welcomed by Associate Professor Shyh Wei Teng, Deputy Dean, Information Technology, participate in activities, interviews, and presentations with IBM and our academic staff, enjoy lunch and a tour of IBM in the Ballarat Technology Park. Guests are welcome to accompany you on the tour.

If you live more than 200 km from Ballarat, you may be able to enjoy free accommodation at FedUni Living on Sunday 25 November.

Timely round interviews will be offered on Monday 17 December 2018 2pm-6 PM at Info Day , when you will also be able to take a tour of the Mt Helen Campus and FedUni Living.

If we have confirmed a telephone interview for you, please ensure that you are available to take our call at the pre-arranged time.

If you are ill, unable to attend, or late for interview day, please email admissions@federation.edu.au

Dress code and expected conduct on the day

You are encouraged to treat interview day in the same way as you would a job interview and to dress and behave accordingly. Smart casual or business attire would be suitable clothing.

Unexpected absence/lateness

If you are ill, unable to attend, or late for interview day, please email admissions@federation.edu.au. We will then contact you to make alternate arrangements for your interview.

Interview venues

Interview Venue

Early round and Timely interviews are held at the Mt Helen Campus in Ballarat. We will provide you with full details in your interview confirmation.

We prefer to interview applicants in person. However, if you live in a remote area or cannot attend on Monday 26 November or Monday 17 December 2018, alternative arrangements for a telephone interview are available.

What to wear

What to wear

Being well-groomed gives us the impression that you care about your application. Smart casual or business attire would be suitable clothing.

Distance applicants

Distance applicants

If you live in a remote area or cannot attend the Mt Helen Campus on Monday 26 November or Monday 17 December, alternative arrangements for a telephone interview are available.

International students

International students

International students should access the FedUni International website in the first instance.

Applicants should apply for the Bachelor of Information Technology. On satisfactory completion of the first year of the degree, international students can apply for a selection interview for the Bachelor of Information Technology (Professional Practice), to commence the degree in the second year.