Current Year 12 applicants can apply to study at Victoria University (VU) either through the Victorian Tertiary Admissions Centre (VTAC) or directly to VU using our online Admissions Centre.

If you are applying for a course that is listed with VTAC, you must apply through VTAC. Otherwise you may apply direct to VU.

Check your course page for the correct way to apply and the closing date for applications.

Definition of year 12

You are considered a year 12 applicant if:

  • you are currently a year 12 student at an Australian secondary school (Victoria or interstate)
  • you are currently studying VCE, Adult VCE, or Senior Level VCAL
  • you are enrolled in at least one Unit 1 and 2 VCE study sequence
  • you are an International Baccalaureate (IB) in Australian or New Zealand
  • you were enrolled in at least one unit 3 and 4 sequence and did not officially withdraw by the deadline set by the VCAA within that year
  • your highest qualification is a completed Year 12.

You are more than your ATAR

Our courses and support programs are designed to prepare students from diverse cultures for success, regardless of their ATAR, prior experience, age, and socioeconomic or educational background.

We have ­recently changed our entry requirements, so your entry to VU in most cases will be determined by meeting course prerequisites.

Our admissions model means that your application will be assessed in line with our mission to provide education opportunities for everyone.

Applying through VTAC

To apply for a course through VTAC, you’ll need to first create a VTAC account.

It's best to use your personal email when creating your VTAC account. By the time VTAC makes offers you may no longer have access to your secondary school email address.

You can then log into your VTAC account and add courses to your preference list. Choose the courses you are most interested in studying, rather than preferencing courses based on what you think you may be offered.

Carefully check all selection criteria for courses you preference, as some may have additional entry requirements.

You may also wish to consider selecting courses that may provide you with a pathway to your preferred course. Find out more about pathways into VU courses.

Check the VTAC important dates and fees page for the most up to date information about application costs and closing dates.

Detailed information about applying through VTAC is available on the VTAC website.

Changing your course preferences with VTAC

During certain periods you will be able to add, remove or re-order your course preferences.

Read more about changing your course preferences (VTAC website).

Receiving an offer

VTAC will notify you if you receive an offer to study at ­ VU.

VU will also send you ­ an email to your VTAC nominated email confirming the offer and provide­ you with information about how to accept your offer and enrol.

Find out more about VTAC offers.

Applying direct to VU

You can apply direct to VU only if your chosen course is not listed with VTAC.

When you're ready, go to your course page and click 'Apply direct to VU'. Your course page details the entry requirements and any required supporting documentation needed to complete your application.

No fees are charged when applying directly to VU.

How applications are assessed

To be considered for a course at VU, you must meet the minimum entry requirements. Meeting these requirements does not guarantee you entry to a course, as there may be more applicants than places available. You can check these requirements on the online VTAC guide or VU's course finder.

If you are impacted by special circumstances, we encourage you to lodge a VTAC SEAS application (when applying through VTAC), or a VU Special Consideration application (when applying direct to VU). Your special circumstances will be taken into consideration when assessing your application.­

Indigenous applicants

Our Moondani Balluk Academic Unit provides support and advice to Indigenous Australians wanting to study at VU.

Contact staff to discuss course options, and the range of support services and pastoral care available.

We encourage you to submit an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander (ATSI) Profile Information Form with your course application - this can help with selection for your chosen course.

Contact us

If you have any problems applying for a course at Victoria University (either through VTAC or direct to VU), contact us for assistance.

  • Phone: +61 3 9919 6100 (Monday to Friday, 8am to 6pm)
  • Ask us a question using ASKVU
  • Chat online with one of our staff (Monday to Friday, 9am to 6pm)