VTAC applicants now have the freedom to change their preferences.

Change of preference (COP) periods will occur between each offer round which means
if you change your mind, you can change your preference. It's as simple as 1, 2, 3.

1. Know your ATAR


If you applied for SEAS through VTAC check out our online SEAS calculator to estimate your adjusted ATAR.  No SEAS? No problem - skip to Step 2.


2. Find your course and its ATAR


Browse our Course Finder, and discover what you are eligible for. You must meet:

  • All prerequisites
  • Any other essential requirements for entry (interview, audition etc).
  • Meet any ATAR requirements (many of our courses have a guaranteed ATAR)

ATAR cut-offs can move between offer rounds, so give us a call if you are unsure of your chances; we're here to help.

3. Change your preference

If you've decided to change your preferences - simply:

  • Log in to VTAC and open your course preference list.
  • Add, delete or reorder your preferences, with the course you most want at the top.
  • Submit your changes.

This can only be done via VTAC in the time frames below:
Change of preference window

Current Year 12 (Domestic Students)

Change of preference will be open during these periods.


From

To

Eligible for offers in

3 August, 2020 (9am)4 January, 2021 (12pm)January offer round domestic
14 January, 2021 (4pm)21 January, 2021 (12pm)February offer round 1 domestic
2 February, 2021 (10am)2 February, 2021 (4pm)February offer round 2 domestic
9 February, 2021 (10am)10 February, 2021 (4pm)February offer round 3 domestic
16 February, 2021 (10am)17 February, 2021 (4pm)February offer round 4 domestic


Change of preference window

Current Year 12 (International students)

Change of preference will be open during these periods.


From

To

Eligible for offers in

3 August, 2020 (9am)4 January, 2021 (12pm)January offer round 1 international
7 January, 2021 (4pm)8 January, 2021 (4pm)January offer round 2 international
12 January, 2021 (4pm)13 January, 2021 (4pm)January offer round 3 international
15 January 2021 (4pm)18 January, 2021 (4pm)January offer round 4 international
20 January, 2021 (4pm)21 January, 2021 (5pm)January offer round 5 international


Change of preference window

Non Year 12 applicants

Change of preference will be open during these periods.


From

To

Eligible for offers in

3 August, 2020 (9am)6 November, 2020 (4pm)November offer round domestic
23 November, 2020 (10am)11 December, 2020 (4pm)January offer round domestic
14 January, 2021 (4pm)21 January, 2021 (12pm)February offer round 1 domestic
2 February, 2021 (10am)2 February, 2021 (4pm)February offer round 2 domestic
9 February, 2021 (10am)10 February, 2021 (4pm)February offer round 3 domestic
16 February, 2021 (10am)17 February, 2021 (4pm)February offer round 4 domestic


Federation University Future Student COVID Bursary

Ranked #1 in Victoria for Student Support*, at Federation University we believe in supporting not only our current students but also our future students. We are pleased to be offering a support bursary to all future students applying through VTAC to commence study for Semester One, 2021.

To be eligible for the COVID Bursary students will need to:

1.  Apply to study with Federation University through VTAC
2.  Look to commence their tertiary studies at Fed for Semester One, 2021.
3.  Accept their offer from Federation University.
4.  Complete their enrolment

After completing the above steps, students will be issued with a $100 WISH gift card.

In addition to the COVID Bursary, we also offer a variety of student support services focussing on physical, mental, emotional and academic wellbeing.

To learn more about how we support our students click here.  

*Good University Guide 2021

Federation University Support during Change of Preference 2020-21

We are supporting VTAC applicants to assist with course information, advice and questions relating to their applications during the Change of Preference period.

  • Wednesday 30 December, 9am - 4pm
  • Thursday 31 December, 9am - 4pm
  • Friday 1 January, CLOSED - Public holiday
  • Saturday 2 January, 9am - 4pm
  • Sunday 3 January, 9am - 4pm
  • Monday 4 January, 9am - 4pm
Contact Federation University over the phone on 1800 FED UNI (1800 333 864) and online web-chat or Book a Consultation with our future students staff at a time that suits you.