By applying for VU Guaranteed, you agree you have read, understood and agree to the terms and conditions listed below (terms that are capitalised are defined at the end of these terms and conditions).
What is VU Guaranteed?
Victoria University (VU) offers an exclusive early offer program, called VU Guaranteed. VU Guaranteed is for Year 11 and 12 students from VU’s published Partner Schools that guarantees successful domestic and international students a place at Victoria University or Victoria University Polytechnic (VU Polytechnic).
What are the benefits of VU Guaranteed?
If you are successful in your VU Guaranteed application, you are entitled to:
1. A guaranteed place at VU or VU Polytechnic in the year immediately following successful completion of Year 12;
2. Be automatically considered for a VU Ignite Scholarship or VU Ignite Grant (domestic students)
3. Free access to EdUnlimited study resources via an EdUnlimited account
4. If you apply for a VU Course that requires an ATAR as part of the admission criteria for that Course, you will receive an additional 5 ATAR adjustment points that will be added to your ATAR when your application for that Course is considered (unless you have applied for the Bachelor of Education (P-12)); and
5. Tailored advice to assist with your Course selection and to suggest alternative Courses as appropriate.
If you are successful in your VU Guaranteed application, VU may also invite you to events and other opportunities offered to VU Guaranteed students.
Am I eligible for VU Guaranteed?
To be eligible for VU Guaranteed, you must:
1. Submit your VU Guaranteed application during the VU Guaranteed Application Period;
2. Be a current student in Year 11 or 12 at one of VU’s Partner Schools;
3. Successfully complete Year 12 (including scored or unscored VCE, IB, or VCAL); and
4. Add a VU or VU Polytechnic Course to your VTAC preference list or apply directly for VU Polytechnic apply Direct Courses.
I am an international student, am I eligible for VU Guaranteed?
Yes, international students are eligible for VU Guaranteed provided they otherwise meet the criteria listed above.
How do I apply for VU Guaranteed?
You must submit a complete VU Guaranteed application form online during the VU Guaranteed Application Period to be considered for a VU Guaranteed place.
The application form is available on VU’s website.
When is the Application Period for VU Guaranteed?
Applications for the 2022/2023 VU Guaranteed program must be made between 20 April 2022 and 9 October 2022.
VU recommends submitting your application well before the closing date in case of any technical difficulties. VU is not responsible for technical difficulties with the application form and does not warrant that the form will be available at all times.
How long is the VU Guaranteed program?
For students applying in year 11, the program will be for two years, and for year 12’s applying for the first time the program will be for one year.
How am I notified of the outcome of my VU Guaranteed application?
VU will aim to notify you of the outcome of your VU Guaranteed application by email within seven (7) days of submitting your completed VU Guaranteed application.
All VU Guaranteed application decisions of VU and its staff are final and cannot be contested by students.
My VU Guaranteed application was successful, what happens now?
If your VU Guaranteed application is successful, to gain entry into a VU or VU Polytechnic Course you must:
1. apply for a place in your preferred Course(s) at VU or VU Polytechnic (through VTAC during VTAC’s application/preferencing periods) or VU Polytechnic (directly to VU Polytechnic during the application periods for the VU Polytechnic apply Direct Course); and
2. meet the Admission Criteria for the Course(s) you apply for (if you receive a VU Guaranteed place and you do not meet the admission criteria for the Course(s) you apply for, VU will provide an alternative Course suggestion).
If you are offered a VU Guaranteed place you are not obligated to apply for a VU or VU Polytechnic Course, or to enrol in any Course you are accepted into, but failure to do so will forfeit your VU Guaranteed place.
Some ATAR Courses have limited places available, VU Guaranteed students receive 5 ATAR adjustment points to give additional consideration however students still must be ranked highly enough to receive an offer inclusive of adjustments. VU will provide suggestions of additional alternative Courses to preference or apply Direct for in these cases. VU encourages students to apply Direct for VU Polytechnic Courses early to avoid disappointment.
If a Course reaches capacity, and VU is unable to offer an otherwise eligible student a place in a preferred Course, VU will provide suggestions of an alternative Course.
I already completed the VU Guaranteed application, why do I also have to submit a Course application?
A VU Guaranteed application is not a Course application. You must also submit a Course application to be eligible for a VU Guaranteed place at VU.
You can submit a Course application through VTAC (during their application/preferencing periods) or directly to VU Polytechnic for any apply Direct Courses.
If you fail to submit or complete submission of a Course application for a VU higher education or VU Polytechnic Course, or post offer, do not supply the information or complete the documentation required to enrol in your offered Course, you will forfeit your VU Guaranteed place.
My VU Guaranteed application was successful, does that mean I get to enrol in any VU course I want?
No. VU is not obligated to offer you a place in the Course(s) you have applied for, and may instead offer you a place in an alternative Course of VU’s selection for which you are eligible. You must meet the entry requirements for the Course to be considered for a place in that Course (entry requirements are subject to change at VU’s discretion).
I am applying through VTAC & have preferenced Courses at other institutions, will I still get a VU Guaranteed offer?
If you are applying through VTAC you will only get offered a Course at VU if VU is your highest eligible preference and you are eligible for that Course.
What if I do not meet the entry requirements of my chosen Course(s)?
If you do not meet the entry requirements of the VU or VU Polytechnic Course(s) you have applied for, VU will recommend an alternative Course (based on your results and outcome of additional selection tasks). You are not obligated to enrol in the alternative Course but if you do not you will forfeit your VU Guaranteed place.
What if my VU Guaranteed application is unsuccessful?
If your VU Guaranteed application is unsuccessful, you may reapply for VU Guaranteed. You may also still apply for VU and VU Polytechnic Courses (but will not be guaranteed entry into a VU or VU Polytechnic Course). VU will provide you further information when advising you of your VU Guaranteed application outcome.
What if my VU Guaranteed application is incomplete or late?
Incomplete VU Guaranteed applications or VU Guaranteed applications received outside the Application Period, will not be eligible to be considered for VU Guaranteed.
How many VU Guaranteed places are available?
VU reserves the right to offer as many (or as few) VU Guaranteed places as it sees fit each year. VU is under no obligation to offer any VU Guaranteed places.
What does a Conditional Offer mean?
For VU Guaranteed students eligible to commence a Higher Education Course in 2023, Conditional Offers will be made for select Courses of VU’s choosing. Students eligible for a Conditional Offer who were accepted into VU Guaranteed between April – July will receive a Conditional Offer in August. Students eligible for a Conditional Offer who were accepted into VU Guaranteed between August – October will receive a Conditional Offer in October. The Conditional Offer Course will be selected based on the answers provided in your VU Guaranteed application and be made on the basis of Year 12 admission requirements.
VU reserves the right to add/ remove Courses eligible for Conditional Offers at any time and make adjustments to the dates hey are released.
How do I accept my Conditional Offer?
For your Conditional Offer to be converted to a full offer via VTAC during the advertised VTAC rounds, you will need to add the Course to your VTAC preference list and meet the admission requirements. If you don’t meet the admission requirements for your Conditional Offer, we will provide you with an alternative Course recommendation in December to help you achieve your goals. If your Course interests change, don’t worry, you’ll always be assessed for all the Courses in your VTAC preference list and offered your highest eligible preference.
VU Ignite scholarships & grants
What are VU Ignite scholarships & grants?
VU offers VU Ignite Scholarships and Grants with the intention of helping students with expenses like technology, textbooks and public transport costs (but successful students may use the grant or scholarship for any purpose).
Who is eligible for VU Ignite scholarships & grants?
To be eligible for a VU Ignite Scholarship or a VU Ignite Grant you must attend a VU Partner School at the time the Ignite Scholarships/ Grants are awarded, be an Australian citizen, Australian Permanent Resident, New Zealand citizen, holder of a Permanent Humanitarian Visa or holder of a Temporary Protection Visa.
In addition, to be eligible for or the VU Ignite Scholarship (but not the VU Ignite Grant), you must:
1. be offered and enrolled in an undergraduate or TAFE Course at Victoria University in semester 1, block 1 or summer block by the year after you complete Year 12; and
2. meet and maintain the eligibility requirements in March the year after you complete Year 12.
Where can I find out if my school is one of VU’s Partner Schools?
Partner Schools are listed on VU’s website. VU reserves the right to add or remove schools from this list at any time.
Do I have to apply separately for VU Ignite scholarships & grants?
No. Eligible Year 12 students who are offered a VU Guaranteed place are automatically considered for a VU Ignite Scholarship. Eligible Year 11 students who apply for a VU Guaranteed place are automatically considered for a VU Ignite Grant.
How many VU Ignite scholarships & grants are offered by VU?
Each year, VU will select:
1. Two (2) Year 12 VU Guaranteed students from each Partner School to each receive a once off AU$2,000 VU Ignite Scholarship.
2. One (1) Year 11 VU Guaranteed student from each Partner School to receive a once off $500 VU Ignite Grant.
How are VU Ignite scholarship & grant recipients selected?
Eligible students are selected to receive a VU Ignite Scholarship or VU Ignite Grant based on the answers you supply in your VU Guaranteed application. Partner Schools are responsible for selecting the recipients of the VU Ignite Scholarship and VU Ignite Grant from their school.
Your school will be sent a shortlist of students who have been successful in their VU Guaranteed application along with the relevant information from the VU Guaranteed application by VU. VU also provides Partner Schools a selection criteria to help them make their decision.
All decisions of the Partner Schools are final and VU will not enter into any discussions about the reasons why a particular student was or was not selected.
How are VU Ignite scholarship & grant payments made?
VU Ignite Scholarship and Grant recipients are typically selected in November or December each year (after VU Guaranteed applications close for the year), unless there are delays outside of VU’s control.
Payments for both VU Ignite Scholarships and Grants are typically made by electronic funds transfer to your nominated bank account in April after the selection process is completed.
I received a VU Ignite Scholarship or Grant, do I have to enrol at VU?
If you are the recipient of a VU Ignite Scholarship, you must enrol in a VU Course and meet the eligibility requirements to receive the VU Ignite Scholarship. In some cases, you may be able to defer your VU Guaranteed place for up to one year by application to VU, however, your VU Ignite Scholarship is only valid if you commence your Course in the year you are offered. VU will confirm your enrolment on the census date prior to making your VU Ignite Scholarship Payment.
If you are the recipient of a VU Ignite Grant, there is no obligation that you enrol at VU at any time in the future.
I applied for VU Guaranteed in Year 11, am I also eligible for a VU Ignite scholarship in Year 12?
If you successfully obtained a VU Guaranteed place in Year 11, you can be considered for a VU Ignite Scholarship in Year 12 by updating your application at https://study.vu.edu.au/vug-scholarship-application. If you do not update your application you will not be considered for a VU Ignite Scholarship.
If you received a VU Ignite Grant in Year 11, you can also be considered for a VU Ignite Scholarship by updating your application at the above link.
If you applied for VU Guaranteed in Year 11 and were unsuccessful, you must reapply for VU Guaranteed in Year 12 and be accepted to be considered for a VU Ignite Scholarship.
What does VU use personal information collected during VU Guaranteed applications for?
By making a VU Guaranteed application, you agree to receive information and communications from VU about your VU Guaranteed application and VU Courses you apply for. When making your VU Guaranteed application you may opt-out of receiving marketing communications that are unrelated to your VU Guaranteed application and Course applications.
In the event that you are offered a VU Guaranteed place and/or VU Ignite Scholarship or VU Ignite Grant, VU may ask you to consent to the disclosure, publication and dissemination of your name and likeness for VU’s advertising and marketing purposes relating to VU Guaranteed. VU will always ask for your permission before using your personal information for these purposes.
Does VU share your personal information with anyone else?
By submitting a VU Guaranteed application, you agree to VU sharing your responses with your school for the purpose of selecting recipients of the VU Guaranteed Scholarships and Grants. You can consent for Victoria University to share your personal details with EdUnlimited for the purpose of creating your free EdUnlimited study account. This consent can be withdrawn at any time.
Course means any university or TAFE course offered by VU or VU Polytechnic from time to time.
Conditional Offer means an offer that sets out the condition/s that an applicant needs to meet before an unconditional (full) offer of a place can be made to a course.
Partner Schools means schools eligible for VU Guaranteed listed on VU’s website (which may be amended from time to time).
VTAC means the Victorian Tertiary Admissions Centre.
VU means Victoria University (ABN 83 776 954 731, CRICOS Provider No. 00124K) PO Box 14428, Melbourne, Victoria 8001.
VU Polytechnic means Victoria University Polytechnic (ABN 83 776 954 731, CRICOS Provider No. 00124K, RTO Code 3113) PO Box 14428, Melbourne, Victoria 8001.