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How to apply - Undergraduate

We welcome students from all backgrounds and support them to achieve their goals. Find the category below that best describes your educational background. Each section provides tailored advice on how your application will be assessed, what you need to provide and the best application method.

Higher education background

You are considered to have a higher education background if you have:

  • previously studied all or part of a higher education program recently or some time ago.
  • previously completed single subjects of study at the higher education level.
  • completed a bridging or preparatory course, such as Foundation Access Studies Program (FAST),

How your application will be assessed

If you have undertaken previous higher education studies with results at a pass level, including any single subjects of study, or have successfully completed a tertiary preparatory program such as FAST, these studies will support your application to study and qualify you for entry into most FedUni undergraduate programs. Refer to Course Finder for program-specific entry information.

Some programs need further information in addition to your formal application. For example, interview, entrance test or audition, etc. You should check if there are any essential requirements for admission for the individual programs you are applying to study.

View essential requirements

What to include with your application

  • Copies of your higher education transcripts of results.
  • Evidence of completion of your previous studies where applicable, i.e. letter of completion, certificate/testamur, or academic transcript with completion confirmed.
  • Any essential requirements for admission required for the programs you are applying to study.
  • Evidence of any name change between the results/qualifications you provide and the name you are applying in.
  • Evidence of your permanent residency/citizenship, if you were born overseas.

Some programs will require you to have a Working With Children check / police check, etc. These are not required with your application, but may need to be obtained prior to commencement of your studies.

Submit your application

If you are applying only to Federation University, use a desktop computer and apply via direct application.

Apply via direct application

If you are applying to more than one institution, apply through the Victorian Tertiary Admissions Centre (VTAC).

Apply via VTAC

The next step

VTAC applicants will follow the VTAC offer timelines, with offers distributed by VTAC directly. If you receive a VTAC offer we will send you an offer letter by email, which will contain information on how to accept the offer and enrol.

Direct applicants - You will receive an email confirming that your application has been received.

  • When we have reviewed your application, we will send you an email to advise the outcome.
  • If your application is successful, we will forward an offer email to you, which will contain information on how to accept the offer and enrol
  • If your application is unsuccessful we will notify you by email. The email will include advice to help you strengthen a future application to the program.

Vocational Education and Training (VET) background

You are considered to have a VET background if you have:

  • completed a bridging or preparatory course, such as Foundation Access Studies Program (FAST),

How your application will be assessed

If you have successfully completed a relevant VET qualification at the Certificate III level or higher, the results from these will support your application to study and qualify you for entry into most FedUni undergraduate programs. You should refer to our Course Finder for program-specific entry information.

Some programs need further information in addition to your formal application. For example, interview, entrance test or audition, etc. You should check if there are any essential requirements for admission for the individual programs you are applying to study.

What to include with your application

  • Copies of your TAFE transcripts/results statements.
  • Evidence of completion of your previous studies where applicable, i.e. letter of completion, certificate/testamur, or academic transcript with completion confirmed.
  • Any essential requirements for admission required for the programs you are applying to study.
  • Evidence of any name change between the results/qualifications you provide and the name you are applying in.
  • Evidence of your permanent residency/citizenship if you were born overseas.

Some programs will require you to have a Working With Children Check / police check, etc. These are not required with your application but you may need them before you start your study.

How to submit your application

If you are applying only to Federation University, use a desktop computer and apply via direct application.

Apply via direct application

If you are applying to more than one institution, apply through the Victorian Tertiary Admissions Centre (VTAC).

Apply via VTAC

The next step

VTAC applicants will follow the VTAC offer timelines, with offers distributed by VTAC directly. If you receive a VTAC offer we will send you an offer letter by email, which will contain information on how to accept the offer and enrol.

Direct applicants - You will receive an email confirming that your application has been received.

  • When we have reviewed your application, we will send you an email to advise the outcome.
  • If your application is successful, we will forward an offer email to you, which will contain information on how to accept the offer and enrol
  • If your application is unsuccessful we will notify you by email. The email will include advice to help you strengthen a future application to the program.

Work and life experience

You are considered to have a ‘work and life experience’ background if you have:

  • left secondary education more than two years ago and haven't undertaken VET or higher education study since then; or
  • professional or work experience that shows your readiness for higher education; or
  • completed short courses or non-formal programs to prepare you for tertiary education.

How your application will be assessed

Significant, relevant experience may be deemed sufficient to enable entry into some Federation programs. Make sure you include your resume and any short courses with your application. You should refer to our Course Finder for program-specific entry information.

Some programs need further information in addition to your formal application, such as an interview, entrance test or audition, etc. You must check if there are any essential requirements for admission for the individual programs you are applying to study.

What to include with your application

  • Copies of certificates from short courses you may have completed.
  • Your current resume, detailing your work and volunteer experience.
  • Any essential requirements for admission required for the programs you are applying to study.
  • Evidence of any name change between the results/qualifications you provide and the name you are applying in.
  • Evidence of your permanent residency/citizenship if you were born overseas.

Some programs will require you to have a Working With Children Check / police check, etc. These are not required with your application but you may need them before you start your study.

How to submit your application

If you are applying only to Federation University, use a desktop computer and apply via direct application.

Apply via direct application

If you are applying to more than one institution, apply through the Victorian Tertiary Admissions Centre (VTAC).

Apply via VTAC

The next step

VTAC applicants will follow the VTAC offer timelines, with offers distributed by VTAC directly. If you receive a VTAC offer we will send you an offer letter by email, which will contain information on how to accept the offer and enrol.

Direct applicants - You will receive an email confirming that your application has been received.

  • When we have reviewed your application, we will send you an email to advise the outcome.
  • If your application is successful, we will forward an offer email to you, which will contain information on how to accept the offer and enrol
  • If your application is unsuccessful we will notify you by email. The email will include advice to help you strengthen a future application to the program.

Recent secondary education

You are considered to have a recent secondary education background if you:

  • are currently completing secondary education this year; or
  • have completed secondary education within the previous two years and have not gone on to study at the VET or higher education level.

How your application will be assessed

Current Year 12 students, and applicants who have completed Year 12 within the previous two years (and have not since undertaken higher education or VET studies), must meet Year 12 prerequisite entry requirements.

Eligible applicants will be ranked for admission based on their ATAR and ATAR Adjustment Factors – eg Special Entry Access Scheme (SEAS) and Subject Adjustments. Applicants will be selected in order of ranking and the number of offers made to applicants will be based on course-specific quotas. A minimum ATAR of 70 applies to all Initial Teacher Education degrees.

Guaranteed ATARs apply to some of our undergraduate courses. If you receive an ATAR equal to or above this number, meet the course prerequisites and any 'Essential Requirements for Admission', we will guarantee you a place in this course/program. View our guaranteed ATARs.

You should refer to our Course Finder for program specific entry information.

Some programs need further information in addition to your formal application, such as an interview, entrance test or audition etc. You must check if there are any essential requirements for admission for the individual programs you are applying to study.

Our Special Entry Access Scheme (SEAS) acknowledges educational disadvantage, and we work to open the door to study for those with the ability to succeed.

What to include with your application

  • Direct applicants should include copies of Year 12 results; if you do not have these, and have studied your Year 12 within Australia, we can request these from the issuing body on your behalf.
  • Any essential requirements for admission required for the programs you are applying to study.
  • Evidence of any name change between the results/qualifications you provide and the name you are applying in.
  • Evidence of your permanent residency/citizenship, if you were born overseas.
  • Supporting documentation for any Special Entry Access Scheme (SEAS) claims included in your application.

Some programs will require you to have a current Working With Children Check / police check, etc. These are not required with your application, but may need to be obtained prior to commencement of your studies.

How to submit your application

If you are applying only to Federation University, use a desktop computer and apply via direct application.

Apply via direct application

If you are applying to more than one institution, apply through the Victorian Tertiary Admissions Centre (VTAC).

Apply via VTAC

The next step

VTAC applicants will follow the VTAC offer timelines, with offers distributed by VTAC directly. If you receive a VTAC offer we will send you an offer letter by email, which will contain information on how to accept the offer and enrol.

Direct applicants - You will receive an email confirming that your application has been received.

  • When we have reviewed your application, we will send you an email to advise the outcome.
  • If your application is successful, we will forward an offer email to you, which will contain information on how to accept the offer and enrol
  • If your application is unsuccessful we will notify you by email. The email will include advice to help you strengthen a future application to the program.

Admissions transparency

As part of our commitment to admissions transparency, and to help you make an informed choice, we provide the following documents:

Have more questions?

There are several resources available to help you through the application process. You can ask our chatbot in the application centre or review our FAQs (pdf, 286kb). If you are still unsure and require further assistance you can always submit an enquiry and our team will be in contact with you.