VTAC Entry Access Schemes

Maximum adjustment; If you are eligible for multiple adjustments, the maximum aggregate adjustments you can receive is 20.

How to apply

For further details please refer to VTAC

If you're applying through VTAC, you can complete a SEAS application as a part of your online application.

*For applicants through UAC, the Educational Access Schemes.

Courses which have Special adjustment factors are:

CourseSpecial adjustment factors
Bachelor of Applied Science and Master of Physiotherapy Practice (Melbourne)If you are eligible for multiple adjustments, the maximum aggregate adjustments you can receive is 10 points.
Bachelor of Biomedical Science (Medical)

In Stage 2 of the selection process a SEAS adjustment may be applicable -limit 10 aggregate points
For UAC applicants this equates to a 4 ATAR point maximum. See the Bachelor of Biomedical Science (Medical) course page for more details.

Bachelor of Health Sciences in Dentistry/Master of DentistryIf you are applying for this course and living in RRMA zones 3 and 4, you receive 10 points added to your ATAR. If you live in RRMA zones 5 and 6 you receive 12.5 points, and if you live in in RRMA zone 7 you receive 15 points.

Special Entry Access Scheme (SEAS)

In addition to the application, some categories will require you to include an impact statement and statement of support from a responsible person who can verify your claim.

The VTAC SEAS Scheme provides special consideration for those who have experienced some form of educational disadvantage under the following categories:

Category 1: Personal information and location

Recognition as an Indigenous Australian

This category applies to both current Year 12 and Non-Year 12 applicants who are Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander (Indigenous Australians). Applicants self-identify, are descended from Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people and are accepted as such by the Indigenous community in which they live or have lived.

If you are applying through VTAC, use SEAS Category 1: Personal Information & Location. Adjustment factor aggregate points: 15 points.

Living or school location - Low SES

Your residential home address for the three years prior to application is listed under Low SES postcodes (please consult VTAC to check if your address is on the list).

If you are applying through VTAC, use SEAS Category 1: Personal Information & Location.

Adjustment factor aggregate points: 5

Non-English speaking background

Non-English speaking background means a domestic student who arrived in Australia less than 10 years before the year the data was collected, and who comes from a home where a language other than English is spoken.

If you are applying through VTAC, use SEAS Category 1: Personal Information & Location. Adjustment factor aggregate points: 5

Category 2: Disadvantaged financial background

Disadvantaged financial background

A sliding scale of aggregate bonuses will be given according to whether the disadvantage is severe, moderate or slight. If you are applying through VTAC, use SEAS Category 2: Disadvantaged Financial Background.

Adjustment factor aggregate points: Sliding scale up to 10 points for severe disadvantage.

Category 3: Disability or medical condition

Disability or medical condition

Disability or medical condition applies to applicants who have experienced educational disadvantage due to any learning, physical, sensory or psychiatric medical condition, illness or disability. A sliding scale of aggregate increases will be given according to whether the condition is severe, moderate or slight (see Schedule 1).

If you are applying through VTAC, use SEAS Category 3: Disability or Medical Condition.

Adjustment factor aggregate points: Sliding scale up to 15 points for severe disadvantage.

Category 4: Difficult circumstances

Difficult circumstances

Category 4 applies to applicants who have been prevented from reaching their educational potential because of family or other life circumstances. A sliding scale of aggregate bonuses will be given according to whether the disadvantage is severe, moderate or slight. If you are applying through VTAC use SEAS Category 4: Difficult Circumstances.

Adjustment factor aggregate points: Sliding scale up to 10 points for severe disadvantage.

Care leavers

Care leavers are people who have spent time in out-of-home care, including foster care, residential care, kinship care and/or having been a ward of the state.
If you are applying through VTAC, use the dedicated question in SEAS Category 4: Difficult Circumstances to advise that you spent time in out-of-home care. You will also need to complete an impact statement and provide statement/s of support.

Adjustment factor aggregate points: Sliding scale up to 10 points for severe disadvantage.

People from a refugee background

A refugee is someone who has had to leave or abandon his/her native country due to persecution on account of race, religion, personal associations, or political opinion and has been granted a humanitarian visa.
If you are applying through VTAC, use the dedicated question in SEAS Category 4: Difficult Circumstances to advise that your circumstances involve having been a refugee. You will also need to complete an impact statement and provide statement/s of support.

Adjustment factor aggregate points: Sliding scale up to 10 points for severe disadvantage.

La Trobe special access schemes

Rural and regional student access scheme (RRSAS)

If your postcode is classified as RA2 or higher using the Australian Standard Geographical Classification ASGC postcode classification system, you qualify for adjustment factor aggregate points (for example Bendigo, Wodonga, Shepparton, Mildura).

Adjustment factor aggregate points: Regional students applying to courses at the Melbourne (Bundoora) campus receive 5 aggregate points. Regional students applying to courses at Bendigo, Albury Wodonga, Mildura and Shepparton receive 10 aggregate points.

If you are applying for our Bachelor of Health Sciences in Dentistry/Master of Dentistry and living in RRMA zones 3 and 4, you receive 10 points added to your ATAR. If you live in RRMA zones 5 and 6 you receive 12.5 points, and if you live in in RRMA zone 7 you receive 15 points.

NOTE: This RRSAS scheme is not applicable to applicants for the Bachelor of Biomedical Science (Medical) who have to meet a Geographical Classification - Remoteness Area requirement.

La Trobe Priority Access Program

The La Trobe Priority Access Program awards eligible current Year 12 students from across Australia with adjustment factors for entry into our undergraduate courses. Adjustment factors are awarded to applicants attending priority schools, priority campus and regional schools.

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Elite Athlete Bonus Scheme

This program awards aggregate points to elite athletes. You may be eligible if you meet the prerequisites for your course and can demonstrate that your training and competition commitments have impacted your ability to secure a place at university. The scheme is only available to domestic undergraduate applicants. For more information, visit the La Trobe Sport Elite Athlete website.

Adjustment factor aggregate points: 5 points