Apply through VTAC or UAC
Step 1: Choose your course
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Step 2: Check your course requirements
Some courses require you to have done specific Year 11 or 12 subjects or to show your portfolio. These will be used with your ATAR to see if you are eligible for a place in a course. Check the 'prerequisite' and 'Year 12 and non-Year 12 extra requirements' sections for your course.
Not a year 12 student?
- If you have studied before, you may be selected for a course based on your TAFE or university results.
- If you haven't studied before, you may be able to take the Special Tertiary Admissions Test or apply under our Work Recognition Program.
Check the 'non-Year 12 extra requirements' sections for your course.
Contact us to get personal advice on how to get into the course you want.
Step 3: Consider your entry pathways
Include a 'pathway' option on your VTAC (Victorian Tertiary Admissions Centre) preferences to improve your chance of doing your top course.
Example: You want to get into the Bachelor of Biomedical Science, which last year had an ATAR of 80.05. You expect your ATAR will be around 75, so you put the Bachelor of Science with an ATAR of 60 as your second preference. This way, if you miss out on the Bachelor of Biomedical Science, you can accept an offer to the Bachelor of Science, get good marks in your first year and transfer into the second year of biomedical sciences.
Use the ATAR wizard to plan your pathways into your top course.
There are also other options to help you get into uni, even if you didn't finish Year 12 or get the marks you wanted. You could get special consideration to reduce the ATAR you need, do a short program to prepare for uni, get another qualification that will take time off your degree, or several other options.
Contact us to get personal advice on the best way into your dream course.
Step 4: Apply through VTAC or UAC
Step 5: Get your ATAR and consider your preferences
Not a year 12 student?
You won't be waiting for an ATAR, so you are welcome to change your preferences at any time before the deadline.
Step 6: Receive your offer
Offers come out in a number of rounds. You will be made an offer based on your preferences, your ATAR and how well you met any other course requirements. Find out how offers work.