Information about the Offers System


Rounds 1 and 2 and subsequent offer rounds

All courses are required to participate in Round 1 offers. All other offer rounds are optional and will depend on the number of places available and other factors.

If you applied for courses through VTAC you will receive notification in your VTAC user account advising whether you have received an offer.

Don’t panic if you haven’t received the offer you were hoping for. You may still be eligible for future offers. You can also change your preferences if you wish.

If you received an offer, you will still be automatically considered for higher preferences in later offer rounds.

If you didn’t receive an offer you will still be considered for course preferences in future rounds.

If you have changed your mind and want to change your preferences, add new courses to your preference list or be considered for a course listed lower than an offer already received, you can change your preferences throughout January and February.

Note: Offers for GET courses are released slightly earlier than for other course types.

Round 1 offers for international applicants are released slightly earlier than for other applicant groups.

Future rounds-No guarantees

Even if you are eligible, there are no guarantees that you’ll receive an offer in subsequent rounds. Course authorities can only make offers in future rounds if there are places available. Some courses may fill their quotas in Round 1.

Your chances of receiving an offer in the next round will vary for each course. However, in general, over 80% of offers are made in Round 1.

To find out which courses will be offering places across future rounds, refer to your User Account.

How many offers?

If you are applying for general tertiary and other graduate courses, you can receive a maximum of one offer per offer round.

If you do not receive any offers in any of the offer rounds you may be eligible for a supplementary offer if you have given VTAC permission to release your application information to courses with vacancies. See Change your permission to receive supplementary offers.

Changing your preferences

You can change your course preferences between offer rounds as many times as you choose. Before adding a preference, always check the selection criteria to ensure you have met all course requirements. For more information see Changing your course preferences.

When can I change my preferences?

Change of preference is closed during each selection period (just before each offer round) but is open at all other times. The following table shows when you must have your preferences ready.

Change of preference Open Close
Early offers for undergraduate and graduate entry (other) courses* 3 August (9am) 10 November (4pm)
Graduate entry teaching courses 3 August (9am) 30 November (12 noon)
International courses** 3 August (9am) 16 December (4pm)
Undergraduate and graduate entry (other) courses 23 November (10am) 21 December (12 noon)
Undergraduate, international and graduate entry (other) courses (Opens to accommodate IB, and WA applicants) 4 January 2016 (10am) 4 January 2016 (4pm)
Round two graduate entry teaching courses 14 January 2016 (10am) 18 January 2016 (4pm)
Round two undergraduate and graduate entry (other) courses – domestic and international applicants 19 January 2016 (10am) 29 January 2016 (4pm)
Round three graduate entry teaching courses 25 January 2016 (10am) 27 January 2016 (4pm)
Round four graduate entry teaching courses 2 February 2016 (10am) 3 February 2016 (4pm)
Round three undergraduate and graduate entry (other) courses – domestic and international applicants 5 February 2016 (10am) 10 February 2016 (4pm)
Round five graduate entry teaching courses 9 February 2016 (10am) 10 February 2016 (4pm)
Round four undergraduate and graduate entry (other) courses – domestic and international applicants 16 February 2016 (10am) 17 February 2016 (4pm)
Round five undergraduate and graduate entry (other) courses – domestic and international applicants 23 February 2016 (10am) 24 February 2016 (4pm)
*Early offers – only non-year 12 applicants who have applied by the 30 September and paid their processing fees are eligible for an early offer.
**International courses – only Victorian international students (studying the VCE) who applied and changed preferences by the 16 December and have paid their processing fees are eligible for an early international offer.

 

Getting your offers

When offers are released, you can view your offers in your VTAC user account. For release dates and times, see Dates and fees.

Round 1 and Round 2 offers may also be published by newspapers (in print and/or online) with your permission. You give this permission either at the time of applying, or later in your VTAC user account. If you want to change your permission, see Permission to publish offers.

Check the VTAC website closer to the date to find out if newspapers are publishing offers.

Verbal offers have no status. If you receive a verbal offer you should ask for the name of the person making the offer and contact VTAC immediately.

Other offer processes

Supplementary offer process

Some institutions may make supplementary offers after Round 2 if they have places available.

Who can get supplementary offers?

You may receive supplementary offers if you:

  • have not received an offer listed on your courses preferences and
  • have given VTAC permission to release your application to all courses with vacancies.

You give this permission either at the time of applying, or later in your VTAC user account. Supplementary offers will be processed weekly.

If you receive two or more offers at the same time, you will need to choose which offer to accept-you should not accept more than one offer.

Accepting an offer/enrolment

Receiving an offer does not confirm your enrolment in the course. To secure your place, you must follow the enrolment instructions in your offer message. In some cases you may be required to attend enrolment in person on a specific date and time.

If you can’t attend enrolment

If you are unable to attend at the specified time you should check with the institution whether an authorised nominee (someone you choose) can enrol on your behalf.

Check the lists of institutions that have provided information about their enrolment and deferment policies.

Didn’t receive an offer?

If you didn’t receive an offer, don’t panic.

You may still be eligible for a supplementary offer.

Alternatively, you can check out other courses listed with VTAC and change your preferences as many times as you like, at no additional cost, throughout January and February.

There are many ways to reach your study and career goals. See Pathways into courses for more information.

Some institutions also open courses for enrolment at mid-year. Applications for mid-year open in April. Return then for more information.

Note: If you didn’t receive an offer and want to find out why, contact the institution directly to discuss.