What is VTAC?
The Victorian Tertiary Admissions Center
If you’re thinking about going to university or any tertiary institution, the VTAC organises all of the paperwork for these institutions in preparation for accepting students to their courses. VTAC also has information and application processes for scholarships and Special Entry Access Schemes at universities or TAFEs and independent tertiary colleges.
Some important information on VTAC
Citizenship and residency requirements
You can apply for courses through VTAC if you are:
- an Australian citizen
- an Australian permanent resident
- a New Zealand citizen
- a temporary resident or someone planning to obtain a student visa who is currently studying an Australian Year 12 (in Australia or overseas), for example: VCE, VCAL, HSC, NTCE, QLD Senior Certificate, SACE, TCE, WACE or International Baccalaureate in Australia or New Zealand.
- an international student currently enrolled at The University of Melbourne applying to transfer to another course at The University of Melbourne
- a temporary resident or someone who is planning to obtain a student visa who is currently studying or has finished the NCEA in New Zealand with no tertiary studies applying to Monash University.
If you don’t meet the citizenship/residency requirements above you must apply directly to institutions – not through VTAC.
If you meet the citizenship or residency requirements above, you can apply for courses through VTAC. You will need to meet specific course requirements before being considered for a course offer. Some institutions have age or English language requirements. For higher education courses, you will generally need to meet minimum tertiary entrance requirements.