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.

Important Dates

Monday 1 August, 9am – Applications open for courses, SEAS and scholarships

Thursday 29 September, 5pm – Timely course applications close

Friday 7 October, 5pm – SEAS and scholarship applications close

Friday 4 November, 5pm – Late applications close

Friday 2 December, 5pm – Very late applications close

Monday 12 December, 7am – ATAR and VCE results released

Wednesday 14 December, 4pm – Change of preference closes for December round offers

Wednesday 21 December, 2pm – December round offers released

More key dates

Application Information

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 Costs

Timely Applications:
$44 (current year 12 students)
$62 (all other applicants)

Late Applications:

Very Late Applications:

Other fees

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.

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

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.

Since 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.




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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.


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