Admissions Transparency – HE

Domestic Students

Australian citizens, New Zealand citizens, Australian permanent resident visa and Australian humanitarian visa holders are classed as ‘domestic students.’
Domestic (Australian) full-fee paying students wishing to apply for a place at VIT (Victorian Institute of Technology) should apply through VTAC. Applications close around Mid-year for each intake.

Admission Criteria

All applicants must meet the minimum entry requirements as well as the course prerequisites. Course specific entry requirements are available at the Courses and Fees page for all the VIT courses. Prospective students applying to undertake a higher education program at VIT are assessed as follows.

A. Applicants with Higher Education Study

Applicants are eligible for admission if they have satisfactorily completed at least six months of full-time equivalent study at a recognised higher education institution and have relevant pre-requisites.

     A-1  Completed Bridging and Enabling Courses

Graduates of a foundation program offered by an Australian university, a TAFE or an accredited private provider consistent with the Australian National Standard Foundation (NSPF) programs are eligible for admission.

B. Applicants with Vocational Education and Training

Applicants are eligible for admission if they have satisfactorily completed one year of a VET (Vocational Education Training) Australian Qualifications Framework accredited award at Certificate III or above. Applicants must meet the course pre-requisites. Credit for this study will be assessed according to the VIT  Credit Transfer Policy

C. Applicants with recent Secondary Education (within the past two years)

Applicants should meet the following entry requirements to be considered for VIT admission.

      C-1 Australian Year 12 Students

  • Successful completion of year 12 Certificate of Education or equivalent
  • Equivalent Australia Year 12 applicants must complete ‘TAC Personal History Online’

      C-2 Interstate Year 12

Applicants from interstate are assessed on a case by case basis. Applicants should have the Victorian Certificate of Education (VEC) equivalent.

For more information, visit your local Tertiary Admissions Centre (TAC) website.

D. Applicants with Work and Life Experiences

The following applicants may be considered under the work and life experience category:

  • Applicants who have not completed Year 12 or equivalent
  • Applicants who completed Year 12 more than two years ago

      D-1 Applicants who have not completed Year 12 or equivalent

Applicants under this category will be assessed on an individual basis using the following criteria.

  • Relevant work experience that demonstrates that the applicant has satisfied the entry requirements.
  • Relevant non-formal courses.
  • A personal statement -outlining the reasons for studying the course, details of personal circumstances including life and work experiences and community services.

      D-2 Applicants who Completed Year 12 more than two years ago

Applicants under this category will be assessed on an individual basis using the following criteria.

  • Relevant work experience that demonstrates that the applicant has satisfied the entry requirements
  • Relevant non-formal courses
  • A personal statement outlining the reasons for studying the course, details of personal circumstances including life and work experiences and community services.

Student Welfare and Wellbeing

A. Counselling Service

The Counselling Service at VIT helps students to address academic and personal issues. This is a professional and confidential service that is available to all students free of charge

Domestic Students can access this service to discuss matters such as balancing study and worlife, time management, anxiety and depression, relationship issues, harassment and sexual harassment or assault, or just to have someone listen and give advice.

Students can book a time with a Student Counsellor with VIT Student Services or by email counsellingMEL@vit.edu.au (for Melbourne Students) and
counsellingSYD@vit.edu.au (for Sydney Students)

B. Fees Support

VIT supports students experiencing financial hardship. If the student is paying full-fees and is undergoing some hardship, after assessing the circumstances, VIT may offer a payment plan option.

The full set of information can be found in the Student Welfare Services

Additional Information

A. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants are assessed in the same way as applicants under categories 2.A to 2.D

B. Domestic Applicants with Overseas Qualifications

The Admission Officer at VIT will assess the applicant’s qualifications and verify the suitability of entry into that course entry requirements. Such applicants are carefully assessed on a case by case basis. 

How to Apply

Application Form for Higher Education Courses (BITS, MITS and MBA) – Domestic and Online

Email: admissions@vit.edu.au

Post: Admissions Department,

Victorian Institute of Technology

Level 14, 123 Queen Street,

Melbourne, Vic, 3000, Australia

Before you submit your Application

Before enrolling in any VIT course, please make sure you are aware of the course content, duration, and mode of delivery. If you do not have this information, please email  info@vit.edu.au for further information.

Ensure that the application form has been fully completed and signed and all course entry requirement documents provided. For more course-specific entry requirements, please click here: Entry Requirements

What happens next?

Upon receipt of your application and meeting the requirements, you will be sent a letter of offer, detailing total course costs, course duration and course details.

If your application is approved and you accept the offer you must submit the Enrolment Acceptance by the acceptance date to VIT. Once VIT receives the signed Enrolment Acceptance it will accept payment (via bank draft or electronic transfer) and confirm your enrolment.

If the submission documentation is incomplete your application will not be processed, and you will be contacted for the required information.

Indigenous Students

VIT welcomes Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to study all of our courses and programs.

We at VIT are committed to helping you reach your goals and achieve your dreams.

Scholarships

VIT offers scholarships for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students, both at the time of application and during their course.

For prospective students, applications are made together with your VTAC application. For more information on Scholarships, please follow the link here.

Enrolment

After processing, each successful applicant will be given an offer letter.

Acceptance of Offer

Whether you received a VIT or TAC offer, you will need to attend VIT on the enrolment date specified in your offer to accept your offer and enroll in units.

Advanced Standing/ Academic Credit/Recognition of Prior Learning

Credits for units are awarded based on VIT/s Credit Transfer Policy

Deferment

You can defer for up to 12 months. If you wish to defer studies, you must do so before the offer acceptance and enrolment date specified in your offer letter.

You can download the Deferment Form from here

 Fees and Charges

Please contact VIT reception or click here

Students and Campus Services
  • Accommodation – Advisors at VIT Student Service Division (SSD) are available to help students to find accommodation
  • Careers – VIT Careers Guidance Unit works with students closely to identify job opportunities, provide resume help, soft skills development and assisting students with internships.
  • Childcare – Advisors at VIT Student Service Division (SSD) are available to assist students to find appropriate Childcare
  • Counselling – VIT enrolled students can meet and talk with professional counselors free of charge
  • Library /Computing Resources – VIT both Melbourne and Sydney Campuses have excellent libraries with access to online materials and computer resources