A prerequisite subject refers to a subject of study your child must have completed at secondary school in order to be eligible for entry into a particular university course.
For example students wanting to apply for Mechanical Engineering may need to complete Units 3 and 4 in English and Mathematical Methods with a study score of 25 in VCE to be considered for an offer.
A full list of the current prerequisites subjects can be found online. These are specific to each course and can be found under the heading Entry requirements in each course page in Study with us, or on the VTAC website.
VTAC produce an online publication specifically for Year 10 students. This guide outlines prerequisite subjects required in VCE to gain entry into university courses.
VTAC release a new Year 10 guide each year so remember to look at the guide that has the year your child will commence tertiary study.
Selection requirements are additional tasks that must be completed to gain entry into a specific course. Students may need to submit a folio or pre-selection kit, attend an interview, sit a test or submit an additional form. These tasks give students the opportunity to display additional skills that are relevant to the course.
For example students wanting to apply for Interior Design may need to submit a folio and attend an interview as part of the selection process.