Applying to study at university or TAFE can seem overwhelming, but at VU we keep your admissions process as simple as possible.
While we do consider an ATAR for some courses, your ATAR is not considered for the majority of courses in the admissions process. All you need to do is ensure you have met the relevant prerequisites and preference us through VTAC or apply direct, depending on your circumstances.
Instead of focusing solely on your ATAR, we focus on supporting you while you study at VU. This is because we believe an ATAR doesn’t necessarily give VU an insight into your drive, commitment, passion or personal skills, or the challenges you faced in Year 12. It certainly doesn’t reflect your capacity to succeed at VU as we recognise that there’s more than one way to succeed at learning.
This has been VU’s approach for several years, with outstanding results achieved by our students. In 2019, 28% of first year students achieved a high distinction and the pass rate was an impressive 86.5%.
There are many ways our courses provide you with the building blocks to succeed in your studies, including:
- the VU Block Model, where we teach one unit at a time, rather than several at once
- industry-leading courses at TAFE, degree, postgraduate and research level
- a flexible, inclusive approach to study
- our unique first year college which supports you as you transition into university study.