VTAC | Victorian Tertiary Admissions Centre

VTAC | Victorian Tertiary Admissions Centre

The Victorian Tertiary Admissions Centre (VTAC) is the central office that administers the application processes for places in tertiary courses, scholarships and the Special Entry Access Scheme at universities, TAFEs and independent tertiary colleges in Victoria (and a few outside Victoria).

VTAC also:

  • calculates and issues the ATAR for VCE students;
  • provides telephone and online information and enquiry services for applicants;
  • publishes a range of guides to tertiary study;
  • provides timely information to assist applicants via its social media networks, blogs, Facebook and Twitter; and
  • conducts information sessions for secondary school students and their parents, careers practitioners and adults returning to study.
  • provides careers services to individuals of all ages who seek guidance regarding future career options, employability skills and study pathways.

Visit the VTAC | Victorian Tertiary Admissions Centre website

Key Dates

9am 3 August – VTAC Applications Open (SEAS & Scholarships open too) – Application fee is $41

5pm 30 September – On-time Applications Close – Application fee is now $119

5pm 9 October – Scholarship & SEAS Applications Close

5pm 6 November – Late Applications Close – Application fee is now $155

5pm 4 December – Very Late Applications Close

7am 30 December – ATAR Results

12pm 4 January 2021 – Change of Preference Deadline – January Round

2pm 14 January 2021 – January Offers released

12pm 21 January 2021 – Change of Preference Deadline – February Round

2pm 1 February 2021 – February Offers released

More key dates

Educational Access Schemes

Special consideration covers a range of access and equity programs offered by institutions.

The Special Entry Access Scheme (SEAS) is a single application that is sent to all the courses you apply to.

For 2020 VTAC have added two new categories to their eligibility criteria under Category 4: Difficult Circumstances, they cover:

  • 2019-2020 bushfire impacts, or
  • COVID-19 remote learning.

Some institutions offer special consideration programs that are not part of SEAS. Institutions that recognise VTAC’s SEAS are listed here.

Find out how to apply.

Scholarships provide financial support to help students with the costs of tertiary education. Scholarships are not only for high achievers. Find out about the types of scholarships available and learn how to complete your scholarship application.

Admission Criteria

Most current Australian Year 12 students who are successfully completing the VCE, VCAL (Senior) or equivalents are eligible to apply through VTAC for courses. You must meet citizenship and residency requirements.

Application Info

Step 1

Set up your VTAC account. You will need to login and complete all the details, and if you need any documentation they will let you know.

They have created a demo and video to help you understand the process – find it on the VTAC website here.


Step 2

List up to EIGHT preferences – to maximise your chances of getting an offer, list all eight preferences.

Remember – you can change these later.


Step 3
Submit your application and pay the processing fee – once you’ve finished you can login to make changes if you need.


Application Fees

Timely Applications – $41.00

Late Applications – $119.00

Very Late Applications – $155.00

Other Fees.

Interstate Applicants

If you’re applying through VTAC but you live in a state or territory other than Victoria, then different criteria may apply to your application.

More information.


When do applications open and close?
See Dates and fees.

How do I apply for courses?
See How to apply for courses.

Where is the SEAS application?
You can only access the SEAS application in your VTAC user account after you submit your VTAC course application. Also see Applying for SEAS.

What if the online application is not working? 
See Technical help.

How do I change my application?
See Making changes.

Can you tell me my VTAC ID and PIN?
See Request for VTAC ID and PIN.

Other FAQs.

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