Portfolio Partnership Program (PPP)

At Victoria University (VU) we believe Year 12 students should have the opportunity to get into VU based on more than just their ATAR.

The Portfolio Partnership Program (PPP) is an alternative entry program for Year 12 students who attend one of our partnership schools. PPP is about VU assessing you as an individual and not just your ATAR.

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Apply for PPP

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PPP applies to all VU courses offered through VTAC that require Year 12 applicants to obtain a minimum ATAR, with the exception of the Bachelor of Science (Osteopathy).

To be eligible for admission under the PPP scheme applicants must:

  • attend a partnership secondary school
  • meet the minimum ATAR listed for the course of interest (on this page)
  • as well as any pre-requisites listed against the course in VTAC.

Applications for PPP are lodged through the VTAC Special Entry and Admissions Scheme (SEAS) under Category 1. When prompted applicants tick the YES option. The application must then be endorsed by the Careers Advisor at the relevant secondary school by the VTAC SEAS deadline.

After applying

If you have submitted an application for the PPP, wait for us to get in touch. Applicants endorsed by their secondary school, who have listed a VU course that has a minimum ATAR requirement, will receive notification in the third week of December.

Results below the minimum ATAR

If you don’t meet the minimum PPP ATAR for a course that requires a minimum ATAR, you may still be considered for the course. This is provided that you have applied under other VU special admission schemes and also qualify.

If you need information about what to do next or about changing your preferences, you can get involved in one of our many change of preference activities.

Minimum ATAR requirements

Minimum ATAR Course
70 Bachelor of Biomedicine
Bachelor of Pharmaceutical and Health Science
60  Bachelor of Biomedical and Exercise Science
Bachelor of Commerce
Bachelor of Commerce (Applied Finance)/Bachelor of Laws
Bachelor of Laws (Honours)/Bachelor of Psychology (Honours)
Bachelor of Psychology (Honours)
Bachelor of Paramedicine
Bachelor of Midwifery/Bachelor of Nursing
Bachelor of Exercise Science (Sport Practice)

Rules & guidelines

  • You must apply for PPP through SEAS category 1 by 5pm Tuesday 4 October 2016. PPP nominations after this date will not be possible.
  • Only admission to courses (see minimum ATAR requirements) will be considered through PPP.
  • To be eligible for entry to a PPP listed degree course you must obtain the minimum PPP ATAR of the course (see minimum ATAR requirements). You must also meet tertiary entrance requirements and course requirements such as prerequisites.

Further information

Please speak to the PPP Coordinator or Careers Adviser at your school for more information about the program.

Visit GOTOVU for answers to frequently asked questions.

If you have any specific questions about your portfolio you can also contact us at ppp@vu.edu.au.