How to change your preferences


How to change your preferences

1. Log in to your VTAC user account

To access change of preference you must log in to your VTAC user account using your VTAC ID and PIN.

2. Open your course preference list

You can open your course preference list from the link on the home page of your VTAC user account, or under Course application.

3. Add, delete or re-order your course preferences

You can add courses by using the institution and course drop down menus or by entering the course codes. You can delete courses by clicking on the red X to the right of each line. You can re-order your course preferences using the up and down arrows to the right of each line.

Don’t forget to list course in the order you would most like to study them, with the course you most want to get into at the top.

4. Submit your change of preference

Click on the Change my preference button at the bottom of the screen to submit your changes.

Tips for changing your course preferences

Always list courses in order of preference!

Don’t make the mistake of listing your course preferences in the order you think you will get into them. Selection authorities may make multiple offers to the same applicant, but you will only receive an offer for the highest offered course on your preferences. If you don’t list courses in the order you most want to study them you may end up missing out on the course you most want to do. For more information on how offers work, see Offers, enrolment and deferment.

Check course selection criteria carefully

Keep in mind that the closing dates for any additional requirements in the selection criteria for courses may be soon or may have already passed. Read the selection criteria carefully before adding any courses to your preference list, and contact the institution if you’re not sure of the requirements.

Some courses can’t be added after certain dates

Some courses do not accept new course applications after a certain date. Check the course description and selection criteria carefully before adding any courses to your preferences to make sure the closing date has not already passed.

Don’t delete and re-add courses-use the re-ordering arrows

If you delete a courses with an early closing date (see above) from your preferences, you will not be able to add it back to your application. To be safe, use the up and down arrows to re-order your preferences.

Changing your preferences during the offer rounds

Once you have received an offer you cannot delete that course from your preferences, however you can move it up or down your list, change the order of your other preferences or add new courses.

Don’t forget to list courses in the order you would most like to study them, with the course you most want to get into at the top.

Change of preference

Get your preferences right and submitted by 12noon Monday 21 December.

  1. Research: Make sure you meet course requirements
  2. Apply: List your course preferences in the order you want to take them
  3. Change: Add, remove or change the order of your course preferences
  4. Check: Some courses must be listed by a certain date to meet early offer deadlines

To accommodate IB and WA applicants, change of preference re-opens on Monday 4 January 2016 (10am to 4pm).