Year 12 students from participating schools can apply for courses through our new early entry program, VU Guaranteed. You will be guaranteed a place at Victoria University (VU) or VU Polytechnic.

Applications are now closed for VU Guaranteed 2019.

Applications for Semester 1, 2020, open on 15 July 2019.


We've made our application process easier with our early entry program, VU Guaranteed.

Guaranteed place within a week

You will find out if you have a guaranteed place at VU within a week of applying.

An extra 5 ATAR points

You will receive an additional 5 ATAR points towards your Selection Rank for courses that consider the ATAR as part of the selection process.

These extra points are part of the maximum adjustment points allowed (20 ATAR points overall) including eligible Special Entry Access Scheme (SEAS), subject adjustments and other ATAR adjustment schemes.

Please note that our Bachelor of Education (P-12) is exempt from this bonus.

Enjoy peace of mind

Feel confident going into your exams – knowing that you will have a place at VU in 2019.

Tailored advice

Chat to your personal VU course advisor when you get your year 12 results.

If you do not meet admissions criteria for your preferred course, you will be mapped into an alternative course. This way you are still guaranteed a place at VU.

Eligibility for the VU Guaranteed program

In 2018, we are guaranteeing a place at Victoria University (VU) or VU Polytechnic for year 12 students. You’re eligible if you study at a partnership school.

To apply for VU Guaranteed you need to:

  • be a current year 12 student at an eligible school
  • complete year 12
  • add a VU course to your VTAC preference list
  • meet the course prerequisites.

Eligible schools for a VU Guaranteed place are:

  • Aitken College, Greenvale
  • Al-Taqwa College, Hoppers Crossing
  • Australian International Academy of Education , Caroline Springs
  • Ave Maria College, Aberfeldie
  • Bacchus Marsh College
  • Bacchus Marsh Grammar
  • Bayside P-12 College - Paisley Campus, Altona North
  • Braybrook College, Braybrook
  • Brunswick Secondary College
  • Buckley Park College, Essendon
  • Caroline Chisholm Catholic College, Braybrook
  • Catholic Regional College, Melton, Melton West
  • Catholic Regional College, Sydenham
  • Christian Brothers' College, St Kilda
  • Copperfield College, Delahey
  • Craigieburn Secondary College, Craigieburn
  • Dandenong High School, Dandenong
  • Emmanuel College, Notre Dame Campus, Point Cook
  • Emmanuel College, St Paul's Campus, Altona North
  • Epping Secondary College, Epping
  • Essendon Keilor College, Niddrie
  • Footscray City College, Footscray
  • Frankston High School, Frankston
  • Geelong High School, East Geelong
  • Geelong Lutheran College, Armstrong Creek
  • Gilmore College for Girls, Footscray
  • Gilson College, Taylors Hill
  • Gisborne Secondary College, Gisborne
  • Gladstone Park Secondary College, Gladstone Park
  • Glenvale School (Melton College), Melton
  • Good News Lutheran School, Tarneit
  • Grovedale College, Grovedale
  • Hallam Senior College, Hallam
  • Hampton Park Secondary College, Hampton Park
  • Heathdale Christian College, Werribee
  • Hoppers Crossing Secondary College, Hoppers Crossing
  • Hume Anglican Grammar, Mickelham
  • Hume Central Secondary College - Town Park Campus, Dallas
  • Ilim College of Australia, Dallas
  • Islamic College of Melbourne, Tarneit
  • John Fawkner College, Fawkner
  • Kangan Institute VCE Department, Broadmeadows
  • Keilor Downs College, Keilor Downs
  • Kensington Community High School , Flemington
  • Keysborough College – Acacia Campus, Keysborough
  • Keysborough College – Banksia Campus, Springvale South
  • Kolbe Catholic College, Craigieburn
  • Kurunjang Secondary College, Melton
  • Lakeview Senior College, Caroline Springs
  • Lalor Secondary College
  • Laverton P-12 College - Bladin Campus, Laverton
  • Little Yarra Steiner School, Yarra Junction
  • Lowther Hall Anglican Grammar School, Essendon
  • Mackillop Catholic Regional College, Werribee
  • Manor Lakes P-12 College, Wyndham Vale
  • Marian College, Sunshine, Sunshine West
  • Maribyrnong Secondary College, Maribyrnong
  • McClelland College, Frankston
  • Melton Christian College, Melton
  • Melton Secondary College, Melton
  • Mildura Senior College
  • Mill Park Secondary College, Epping
  • Mount Alexander 7-12 College, Flemington
  • Mount Ridley College, Craigieburn
  • Mount St Joseph Girls' College, Altona
  • Overnewton Anglican Community College, Keilor
  • Parade College, Bundoora
  • Pascoe Vale Girls College, Pascoe Vale
  • Penleigh and Essendon Grammar School, Niddrie
  • Penola Catholic College, Broadmeadows
  • Point Cook Senior Secondary College, Point Cook
  • Rosehill Secondary College, Niddrie
  • Roxburgh College, Roxburgh Park
  • Sacred Heart College, Geelong
  • Salesian College Rupertswood, Sunbury
  • Sirius College, Eastmeadows Campus
  • Sirius College, Keysborough Campus
  • Sirius College, Meadow Fair Campus
  • Southern Cross Grammar, Caroline Springs
  • St Albans Secondary College, St Albans
  • St Bernard's College, Essendon
  • St Columba's College, Essendon
  • St John’s Regional College
  • St Joseph's College, Geelong
  • St Mary's Coptic Orthodox College, Dallas
  • St Monica’s College
  • Staughton College, Melton
  • Strathmore Secondary College, Strathmore
  • Sunbury College, Sunbury
  • Sunbury Downs Secondary College, Sunbury
  • Sunshine College, Sunshine
  • Suzanne Cory High School, Werribee
  • Tarneit Senior College, Tarneit
  • Taylors Lakes Secondary College, Taylors Lakes
  • Templestowe College, Templestowe Lower
  • The Grange P-12 College, Hoppers Crossing
  • Thomas Carr College, Tarneit
  • Thomastown Secondary College
  • Victoria University Secondary College - Brimbank Campus, St Albans
  • Victoria University Polytechnic – VCE, Footscray
  • Werribee Secondary College, Werribee
  • Westbourne Grammar School - Hoppers Crossing Campus, Werribee
  • Williamstown High School, Williamstown
  • Wyndham Central College, Werribee
  • Xavier College, Kew.

Courses with limited places or ATAR requirements

You will still need to meet the lowest selection rank for courses with:

  • limited places
  • ATAR based selection.

If you do not meet the admissions criteria, we will guarantee you entry into an alternative course.

How to apply for a guaranteed place

If you meet the eligibility requirements, follow these steps.

Step 1 – Apply for VU Guaranteed

Applications closed 30 September 2018. Applications for Semester 1, 2020, open on 15 July 2019.

Your application should include a bit about you. We want to hear about:

  • your achievements (both academic and non-academic)
  • why you want to study at VU
  • what course you would like to study at VU.

We will let you know within a week of your application if you have been accepted into the program.

Add your VU course preferences to VTAC between 6 August – 27 September 2018. Timely VTAC applications close on 27 September 2018 at 5pm.

Remember – we can only offer a VU Guaranteed place if you have added a VU course to your VTAC preference list.

We'll contact you in October to find out your course preferences and VTAC ID.

Year 12 results are released on 14 December 2018.

We'll contact you to chat about your course options. There's still a chance to change your VTAC course preferences.

You will receive your official course offer through VTAC in January 2019.

You’ll only be offered a place at VU if it is the highest eligible course in your preference list to receive an offer.

Our approach

At VU, we are revolutionising the way our students learn.

With the introduction of our innovative approach to education, the First Year Model, and Victoria University Polytechnic’s multi-award winning Blending Learning approach, we set our students up for success.

As a dual-sector institute, our courses range from certificates to degrees, so no matter what you want to study, we have a course and a place for you.

If you don't live in Melbourne we offer guaranteed student accommodation.