VTAC course information

VTAC course information

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Submitting your VTAC preferences

Applications are open for courses commencing in 2023.

Create your VTAC account

You can create your account from 1 August 2022 to apply for courses, scholarships and SEAS.

Choose up to eight courses

Select 'Course application' in your VTAC account to enter your background information and list your course preferences.

Submit your application

Avoid late fees by submitting your timely applications by 29 September 2022.

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Frequently asked VTAC questions

The Victorian Tertiary Admissions Centre (VTAC) is an administrative body that processes applications for admissions to universities, TAFE's and other education providers in Victoria.

All VTAC course applications are made online. Before you can apply through VTAC, you'll need to create a VTAC account. This account will allow you to manage your applications for courses, SEAS and scholarships. 

Once you have created your VTAC account, you can submit your preferences by following the steps outlined below:

  • log in using your VTAC ID and PIN
  • select 'Course application' 
  • enter your educational history (secondary and any post-secondary studies)
  • enter details of any previously taken admissions tests
  • confirm your educational history
  • list your preferences

Keep in mind: your VTAC course application allows you to apply for up to eight courses, in order of your preference, but you'll only receive one offer in each 'offer round'. Make sure that you familiarise yourself with course prerequisites and any selection task requirements.

Your first opportunity to submit your course application preferences will be during the VTAC timely application period.

If you have submitted your VTAC course application and have any second thoughts – don't stress. You can still change or reorder your preferences up until before each VTAC offer round. Change of preference is closed during selection periods (just before offer rounds) but is open at all other times.

Important VTAC dates for timely and late application periods depend on whether you're a domestic or international year 12 student, or a non-year 12 applicant. These dates change yearly, so we recommend that you refer to the VTAC website for the most up-to-date information.

If you weren't ready to submit your VTAC course application and missed the VTAC timely period, that's okay! You can still submit your preferences during the 'late applications' and 'very late applications' periods outlined in the VTAC dates

Keep in mind: late applications incur higher fees.

Prerequisites refer to studies you must have completed to be eligible for a course. This information can be found on an RMIT course page under the Admissions subheading, or on the VTAC website.

For some courses you need to complete selection tasks as part of your application. In the VTAC guide, these are referred to as selection requirements.

Selection tasks might include:

  • attending an interview 

  • submitting a folio

  • completing a supplementary information form or pre-selection kit.

If a course requires you to complete a selection task, this will also be stated on the RMIT course page under Admissions, or on the VTAC website.

There are many ways you may be eligible for special consideration at RMIT.

RMIT’s Schools Network Access Program (SNAP)

The SNAP access scheme provides priority entry to RMIT courses for students from designated Victorian secondary schools.

Eligible SNAP students that have an ATAR within 20 points of the lowest selection rank (including adjustments) for their preferred courses can receive an equity adjustment. Depending on their initial ATAR and the competitiveness of the course, this may deem some applicants eligible for an offer.

VTAC’s Special Entry Access Scheme (SEAS)

SEAS allows us to consider disadvantages and circumstances that may have impacted your academic performance. 
 
Eligible applicants can receive an adjustment to the calculation of their selection rank, which can increase the chances of receiving an offer.

For courses that select primarily on ATAR, any adjustments you are eligible to receive are used in combination with your ATAR to calculate your selection rank.

For courses that select on Range of Criteria, where selection is based on your performance in selection tasks such as interviews or folio presentations, you will receive an equivalent level of adjustment (SEAS and/or SNAP) to your results in these selection tasks.

Other ways to access RMIT

From pathways to regional adjustments, there are many alternative ways to gain entry to a course at RMIT.

You can speak to us about any questions you have, including information on your RMIT course, and study options if you didn’t get the ATAR you needed.

There are a variety of options for you at RMIT, including: 

Studying a similar vocational course 

Not all courses require an ATAR to gain entry into at RMIT University. If you have completed VCAL or decided to complete an unscored VCE you may be eligible to apply to RMIT’s vocational courses.  

Vocational study, sometimes known as TAFE, includes certificates, diplomas and advanced diplomas. At RMIT, there are lots of vocational courses to choose from across a range of study areas. You could choose to study a vocational course that is similar to the higher education course you originally had in mind. Alternatively, you could choose a vocational course that will help you get into your desired higher education course later (otherwise known as a ‘pathway’). Vocational courses can be added to your VTAC preferences just like higher education courses.

Guaranteed Pathways 

RMIT also offers Guaranteed Pathways (or pathway packages) for some higher education degrees. This means you will be able to guarantee your place in your dream course by completing your vocational studies first, and graduate with two internationally-recognised RMIT qualifications. You can preference pathway packages in VTAC. 

Apprenticeships and traineeships

A hands-on apprenticeship or certificate will teach you the practical skills today to get the job tomorrow. RMIT has a broad range of apprenticeships and traineeships on offer so you'll be built for what's next.  

RMIT has your back with lots of pathways and course finding tools to help you get into your dream course.

You can use our pathway finder tool to explore your study options with RMIT or refer to the RMIT pathways page to find the possible pathways that students can undertake. These may include certificates, diplomas, advanced diplomas and associate degrees.

Yes! If you have not already applied through VTAC you may be eligible to apply directly to RMIT. You can check whether your program accepts direct applications by reading the 'apply' information in the program description.

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RMIT University acknowledges the people of the Woi wurrung and Boon wurrung language groups of the eastern Kulin Nation on whose unceded lands we conduct the business of the University. RMIT University respectfully acknowledges their Ancestors and Elders, past and present. RMIT also acknowledges the Traditional Custodians and their Ancestors of the lands and waters across Australia where we conduct our business - Artwork 'Luwaytini' by Mark Cleaver, Palawa.

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Acknowledgement of Country

RMIT University acknowledges the people of the Woi wurrung and Boon wurrung language groups of the eastern Kulin Nation on whose unceded lands we conduct the business of the University. RMIT University respectfully acknowledges their Ancestors and Elders, past and present. RMIT also acknowledges the Traditional Custodians and their Ancestors of the lands and waters across Australia where we conduct our business.