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Finishing high school is exciting, but it can also be confusing.  There are so many choices to make about your future. 


What’s the right course for me? What do I need to get in? Should I apply for TAFE – or uni? And what’s the difference anyway? Stop – leave that stressing for exam time! 


On this page, we've gathered everything you need to find the best course to reach your goals, get help with your VTAC preference list and discover more about why VU is a great choice for you.

FIND THE RIGHT COURSE FOR YOU AND GET SET FOR SUCCESS 

What is VU's First Year Model?

Why is VU's First Year Model better for me?

You'll have a greater chance of success

More students are passing their first year than ever before. Our first-year pass rates increased to 90% in 2018.

You'll feel less stressed

You only have to focus on one subject at a time. At other universities, you will complete multiple units at once.

Your transition to uni will be easier

You'll complete 1 subject every 4 weeks (including exams), building confidence and momentum in your studies from day one.

You'll feel supported

Learn in smaller classes and have more one-on-one time with your teachers.

Check out this video to hear from our students about how VU's First Year Model is working for them.

Get started by finding your course or speaking to one of our course advisors

In 2018, we designed a new way of learning to make your transition into university easier and give you the skills to succeed when you enter the workforce. 


Rather than dealing with the stress of studying 4 units at once like you would at any other University, the First Year Model lets you focus on studying one unit at a time, completing a unit every 4 weeks.  

What our students are saying about their first year at VU

Our students are loving the First Year Model and it's proven effective with our 2018 first-year pass rate increasing to 90% since introducing the First Year Model.

VU'S FIRST YEAR MODEL — A REVOLUTIONARY WAY TO STUDY FIRST YEAR UNI

If your school is participating in the new VU Guaranteed early entry program, you could be offered a place at VU before you even sit your exams.

GUARANTEE YOUR PLACE AT A UNIVERSITY THAT LOOKS BEYOND YOUR ATAR

Applications for VU Guaranteed are open from 16 July to 30 September 2018.

If your VU Guaranteed application is successful, you will:

● Find out if you have a guaranteed place within a week of applying.

● Enjoy the peace of mind of having a guaranteed 2019 place at VU or VU Polytechnic.

● Receive an additional 5 ATAR points towards your Selection Rank for courses that consider the ATAR as part of the selection process.

Once you've found the right course/s for you, you'll need to lodge your application via VTAC.

VTAC timely applications opened on 6 August and close on 27 September.

FOUND YOUR COURSE? 

APPLY VIA VTAC AND PREFERENCE VU

Not sure where to begin with VTAC and preferences?

Contact us for assistance with your application.

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