Year 12 VTAC Processes

VTAC Applications are scheduled to open on August 3, 2020. There isn’t too much you can do before this – apart from researching your course options for 2021!

You should use as a starting point to research VET and Higher Education courses.

In early Term 3, all Year 12 students will participate in the “VTAC Process Keynote” that takes you through all there is to know about applying for further studies.

We will of course cover anything that may be a little different this year as exams have been pushed back and therefore this will most likely affect dates for offers.

Resources to help you keep you up to date:

Update from VTAC in response to the COVID-19 situation:

Year 12 students and applications for courses commencing 2021

VTAC is committed to supporting continuity of secondary education and progression to higher education for all VCE students, including calculation of the Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR).

The ATAR is calculated by VTAC on the basis of VCE results provided by the Victorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority (VCAA). Information about how the VCAA is supporting schools is available on the VCAA’s COVID-19 advice page.

At this stage, the timeline for year 12 students will remain as scheduled, with applications opening in August. Changes to the timeline for VCE assessment and results have been discussed by the Premier of Victoria. When confirmed dates are available, VTAC will announce any necessary adjustments to the timeline for release of the ATAR and selection for tertiary courses to accommodate this. Any changes will be communicated to schools. Students and parents can stay up to date by checking this page as well as via our social media channels.

VTAC is working with tertiary admissions centres in all states and territories to ensure consistency and fairness between states as we all work to address the COVID-19 situation. The Australasian Conference of Tertiary Admissions Centres confirmed on 27 April:

All tertiary admissions centres, universities, and education authorities are working together to ensure a pathway to university for those currently studying Year 12.

The ATAR will be calculated in all states and territories as in previous years.

Read more in the full statement from ACTAC.

If you are currently studying year 12, the best thing you can do right now is focus on your studies and keep moving towards your goals. VTAC is commited to helping you reach your educational goals.