For the majority of our courses at Victoria University (VU), your ATAR is not considered in our admissions process.

Our admissions process is simple - all you need to do is:

  • ensure you have met the relevant prerequisites (listed on the course page)
  • preference us through VTAC or apply direct depending on your circumstances.

Courses that do not require an ATAR for entry are listed on this page. We also offer a small number of courses that do require an ATAR.

We have many stories of VU graduates whose course has not required an ATAR and they have achieved remarkable success in their studies and careers.

No ATAR required – TAFE courses

Our TAFE courses do not require an ATAR for entry, but do have a literacy and numeracy assessment, and other requirements in some cases. Check the course page for more detail.

Explore our TAFE courses

Year 12 completion only

The following courses only require completion of year 12:

Year 12 + English study score of at least 25 (EAL) or 20 (other)

The following courses require completion of an Australian Senior Secondary Certificate (VCE or equivalent), including Units 3 and 4, and a study score of at least 25 in English (EAL) or 20 in any other English.

Ashay Baget received a low ATAR score but went on to complete a Bachelor of Youth Work/Bachelor of Sport Management and receive three job offers after completing her placement.

Year 12 + English study score of at least 30 (EAL) or 25 (other)

The following courses require completion of an Australian Senior Secondary Certificate (VCE or equivalent), including Units 3 and 4, and a study score of at least 30 in English (EAL) or 25 in any other English.

Year 12 + English study score + additional prerequisite subjects

The following courses require completion of an Australian Senior Secondary Certificate (VCE or equivalent), including Units 3 and 4, as well as a particular English study score, and additional prerequisite subjects. Check the course page for more details.

Ghofran Al-Nasiri completed a Bachelor of Science, and more, despite having a low ATAR.