What is VTAC?

The Victorian Tertiary Admissions Center

If you’re thinking about going to university or any tertiary institution, the VTAC organises all of the paperwork for these institutions in preparation for accepting students to their courses. VTAC also has information and application processes for scholarships and Special Entry Access Schemes at universities or TAFEs and independent tertiary colleges.

Some important information on VTAC

Citizenship and residency requirements

You can apply for courses through VTAC if you are:

  • an Australian citizen
  • an Australian permanent resident
  • a New Zealand citizen
  • a temporary resident or someone planning to obtain a student visa who is currently studying an Australian Year 12 (in Australia or overseas), for example: VCE, VCAL, HSC, NTCE, QLD Senior Certificate, SACE, TCE, WACE or International Baccalaureate in Australia or New Zealand.
  • an international student currently enrolled at The University of Melbourne applying to transfer to another course at The University of Melbourne
  • a temporary resident or someone who is planning to obtain a student visa who is currently studying or has finished the NCEA in New Zealand with no tertiary studies applying to Monash University.

If you don’t meet the citizenship/residency requirements above you must apply directly to institutions – not through VTAC.

Entrance requirements

If you meet the citizenship or residency requirements above, you can apply for courses through VTAC. You will need to meet specific course requirements before being considered for a course offer. Some institutions have age or English language requirements. For higher education courses, you will generally need to meet minimum tertiary entrance requirements.

2021 Dates

Applications for courses commencing in 2022 open 2nd August at 9am and close 30th September at 5pm.

How does it all work?

Here are the basics

The VTAC course application allows you to apply for up to eight courses in order of preference, however you can only receive one offer in each ‘offer round’.

Before you begin your application, make sure you:

  • meet the entrance requirements for each course you want to apply for, and
  • have all your details close to hand. For example, details about your educational history, student numbers, any required visa details.

It is your responsibility to ensure that you complete your application accurately, answer all relevant questions and provide the required information. If you provide incorrect information or omit information such as current and previous studies, you may jeopardise your chance of receiving offers, or any offers you receive may be withdrawn.

You can’t save a draft of your course application while you are working on it, but you can change your course preferences after it is completed. See  Demonstration applications for examples of the VTAC account and course application .