University applications – Victoria

Closing dates – October

The Victorian Tertiary Admissions Centre (VTAC) processes course applications on behalf of Victorian tertiary institutions,


Timely applications closed on Thursday 30 September. You can still apply for up to 8 courses, however the application fee is higher and applications for some courses have closed.


Special Entry Access Scheme (SEAS) applications close this Friday (8 October).


Applications for the following early/guaranteed admission programs close this Friday (8 October).

Apply for the following programs direct to the university

  • Victoria University – VU Guaranteed
  • Australian Catholic University – ACU Guarantee

Apply for the following programs via VTAC SEAS

  • Monash University – Monash Guarantee
  • The University of Melbourne – Access
  • Melbourne

Important reminders


Students applying for undergraduate education courses may need to sit the CASPer test. Please book the test ASAP -


Students applying for nursing at Victoria University will need to sit the CASPer test,

Students applying for nursing courses via VTAC will need to complete the ‘Nursing and Midwifery Declaration form’ via their account.

Students planning to defer their VTAC offer until 2023


Accommodation offers can be deferred,


Accommodation and the majority of scholarships can be deferred.


Accommodation applications are open for most universities.


Students applying for RMIT courses can apply for accommodation scholarships at the following companies: Atira, dwell Village, Journal Uni Place, Scape, UniLodge Royal Melbourne (Indigenous applicants), and Walert House .

Applications close this Sunday (10 October),


The following universities place some of their scholarships via the VTAC scholarship system:

  • Charles Sturt University
  • Deakin University
  • La Trobe University*
  • Monash University
  • RMIT University
  • Swinburne University
  • Victoria University

* Note – 99% of La Trobe University scholarships for commencing students are through the VTAC system.

Students will need to complete the VTAC Scholarship application by this Friday (8 October) and also apply for scholarships direct to the university.

Universities not listed above – apply for all scholarships direct to the university (e.g., University of Melbourne, Federation University).


Most direct scholarships will close this Sunday (10 October),


Students will need to apply for equity scholarships via UAC by 9 December as well as direct to the university,


4 steps to finding an apprenticeship or traineeship

Australian Apprenticeships Pathways has developed a fantastic 4-step process for students to follow when seeking an apprenticeship or traineeship,

Australian Apprenticeships Pathways (AAP)

This website contains fantastic resources for young people interested in pursuing a professional trade or traineeship. Some of the resources include:

  • Job and training descriptions
  • Career interest explorer
  • Job pathway charts
  • Information on apprenticeships and school-based apprenticeships
  • Literacy and numeracy quizzes for different industries such as carpentry, plumbing, electrical, and hairdressing.

To explore the website, go to

Australian Apprenticeships and Traineeships Information Service:

Join this Facebook page to read about the stories and achievements of young Australians who have found career success through their traineeship or apprenticeship-

The University of Melbourne

Hansen Scholarship (current Year 11 students)

Year 11 students planning to study at The University of Melbourne in 2023 may be interested in exploring the prestigious Hansen Scholarship via

Applications for the scholarship will open early in 2022. A virtual information session is being held for interested Year 11 students and their families.

Date: Thursday 28 October, 6 – 7pm


VCE Summer School

The University of Melbourne Student Union is running their annual VCE Summer School for 2022 Year 12 students. The 2-week program will be run either on campus (COVID restrictions permitting).

Students will be able to get a head start on their studies, develop study skills, and receive tutoring for their Unit 3-4 subjects.

Current Year 11 VCE students are invited to express an interest in participating in the program by filling out an expression of interest form -

Regional students will be able to apply to live on campus during the program.

Date: 10 – 21 January, 2022


Australian Catholic University

The University is running the following events for prospective students:

Talk with Occupational Therapists, Speech Pathologists and Physiotherapists

Join us online to hear from ACU alumni and learn about the rewarding and challenging careers of occupational therapists, speech pathologists and physiotherapists.

6 October,

Talk with Exercise Scientists

Join us online to hear from ACU alumni about their experiences working as exercise scientists and clinical exercise physiologists.

7 October,

One-to-one consultations

Book a course advice session and learn about your study options at ACU.

19 October,

Film Competition

Passionate about filmmaking? Flickerfest, Australia’s largest and only Academy® Award accredited and BAFTA- recognised international short film festival, is now accepting entries from around Australia for the SAE FlickerUp competition.

SAE FlickerUp is Flickerfest’s national youth short film competition. Short film entries are invited from primary and secondary school students or filmmakers under 18 years of age across Australia. For information about the initiative and to apply by Friday 5 November, go to

Youth Employment Program

The Youth Employment Program offers 6–12 month roles in Victorian Government departments and agencies. Participants:

  • undertake a short training course in public sector administration
  • receive job-preparation, mentoring and post-placement support

The Youth Employment Program is open to Victorians who are:

  • aged between 17 and 29 years
  • unemployed
  • eligible to be employed by the Victorian Government.

Information -

Medicine & Dentistry

National Institute of Education is running a webinar for students interested in applying for medicine and/or dentistry in the future. The webinar will cover a large range of topics and is suited to Year 10 – 12 students and families.

Date: 11 October, 7.00pm – 9.00pm


Year 12 students – university scholarships

The following are examples of scholarships university applicants may be eligible for:

ACN Nursing & Midwifery Scholarships: Undergraduate

For students applying for TAFE or university level nursing or midwifery,

Rural Pharmacy Scholarship

For rural students who would like to study Pharmacy at any Australian university,

Puggy Hunter Memorial Scholarship Scheme

For Indigenous students applying for allied health courses such as dentistry/oral health, medicine, nursing and midwifery,

Give Them Wings

For regional and remote students studying their first year of a nursing or allied health degree,

Pallotine Aboriginal Scholarships

For Indigenous students who are active members of the Catholic Church, who are planning to study any degree at university. Applications close 30 September,

George Alexander Foundation Scholarship

For students who would like to study an undergraduate course at one of 12 eligible universities,

Westpac Young Technologists Scholarship

For students applying to one of 5 universities and who are passionate about technology, IT and science,

Creative Arts Scholarships

For rural/regional students studying a creative arts degree at university,

Rural and Regional Enterprise Scholarships

For rural/regional students studying at TAFE (at least a Certificate IV) or university,

Bradman Scholarship

For students who would like to continue their cricket commitments whilst studying any course at university,

Charlie Bell Scholarship for Future Leaders

For students who are McDonald’s employees and will be starting a university degree in 2022,

A Start in Life

For students who may not be able to afford the costs associated with university study,

Gardiner Dairy Foundation

For students residing in Victorian dairy communities who plan to pursue a career that will benefit dairy communities or the dairy industry. Worth $10,000 per annum. Applications close 19 November,

Young Farmers Scholarships

For students planning to study a TAFE or university course in agriculture,

Mary Mackillop Today - First Nations Tertiary Scholarships program

For an indigenous person studying at university in 2022,

Youth Off the Streets National Scholarship Program

For young people who have a clear financial need to be able to study at TAFE or university,

Victoria Department of Education and Training

For students currently in Year 12 planning to study full time in 2021. There are various scholarships each with their own selection criteria. Applications will open 18 September,

Australian Veterans’ Children Assistance Trust

For children and grandchildren of ex-servicemen and women. This scheme covers several scholarships and applications close 31 October,

Bendigo and Adelaide Bank Scholarships

For regional and rural students studying any degree,

STEM webinars

The following articles have been taken from Careers with STEM.

Technology and Cyber Security

Technology is the key to a fairer, healthier, brighter future! Career opportunities are as diverse as new energy, cyber, environment and sustainability, solving poverty, pandemic response, fighting climate change, politics and law. Plus, roles in growing sectors like mining, retail, cyber security and cloud computing!

Register to watch a webinar on Thursday 21 October about these fascinating career areas,

Want to be a future energy specialist?

Check out this live webinar recording,