What is VTAC?

The Victorian Tertiary Admissions Centre (VTAC) is the main body for applying to tertiary institutions in Victoria. Most Year 12 students apply for university via a VTAC application, though some non-Year 12 applications use VTAC as well.

The VTAC website should have answers to most questions about courses, but here are some important things you need to know:

  • VTAC course codes. These are 10-digit codes that are used in your VTAC application. The easiest way to find your VTAC course code is to search for your course. The VTAC course code can be found next to other key information such as course dates and duration.
  • The Special Entry Access Scheme (SEAS). This scheme is available to students who experience educational disadvantages. Swinburne participates in all four SEAS categories — learn more about SEAS
  • Location adjustments. We offer automatic adjustments to your application if you live in outer regions or remote communities. 

This applies if you are currently studying Year 12 (or Year 12 is your highest level of study), and you submit a VTAC course application where assessment is based on ATAR.

Put Swinburne to the test

  • Swinburne Open Day

    Your chance to explore Swinburne: in person, up close, and at your own pace.

    Sun 28 July
    10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
    Swinburne, Hawthorn campus
  • Midyear Study Expo

    Looking to start midyear? Attend our Study Expo to browse Swinburne courses, study areas, and our Hawthorn campus at your own pace.

    Tue 4 June
    4:30 PM to 6:00 PM
    Swinburne Hawthorn campus, AMDC building, Level 3
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    • Science
    • Information Technology

    A Day in the Life of a Swinburne STEM and Aviation Student

    Want to see what it’s like to study STEM or aviation at uni? Walk a day in a Swinburne student’s shoes and find out.

    Tue 9 April
    9:00 AM to 3:15 PM
    Foyer, Advanced Technologies Centre (ATC), Hawthorn campus
    A Day in the Life of a Swinburne STEM and Aviation Student
Are you a current Year 12 student?

Learn more about our 2023 Early Entry Program, your ATAR-free alternative pathway into uni next year.

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SEAS Category 1– Personal information and location

The list of schools below has been defined by the University as being under-represented at Swinburne. Under-represented schools form part of SEAS Category 1.

If you attend one of the schools below, please ensure you submit your SEAS application by the VTAC deadline to be considered for this category.

  • Academy Of Mary Immaculate 
  • Al-Taqwa College
  • Alexandra Secondary College
  • Alphington Grammar School
  • Ararat Community College - Secondary
  • Ashwood Secondary College
  • Bacchus Marsh College
  • Baimbridge College Hamilton
  • Ballarat High School
  • Ballarat Secondary College
  • Bayside Christian College
  • Bayswater Secondary College
  • Beaufort Secondary College
  • Beechworth Secondary College
  • Belgrave Heights Christian School
  • Bellarine Secondary College
  • Beth Rivkah Ladies College
  • Bialik College
  • Birchip P-12 School
  • Boort District P-12 School
  • Boronia K-12 College- Mount View Campus
  • Brauer College
  • Bright P-12 College
  • Broadford Secondary College
  • Bundoora Secondary College
  • Camperdown College
  • Casey Grammar School
  • Casterton Secondary College
  • Castlemaine Secondary College
  • Cathedral College
  • Catholic College Bendigo
  • Chairo Christian School
  • Charles La Trobe P-12 College
  • Charlton College
  • Cobram Anglican Grammar School
  • Cobram Secondary College
  • Cohuna Secondary College
  • Colac Secondary College
  • Collingwood College
  • Corryong College
  • Damascus College
  • Darul Ulum College Of Victoria
  • Daylesford Secondary College
  • Diamond Valley College
  • Dimboola Memorial Secondary College
  • Donald High School
  • Dromana Secondary College
  • East Preston Islamic College
  • Emmanuel College
  • Epping Secondary College
  • Euroa Secondary College
  • Firbank Grammar School
  • Fitzroy High School
  • Flinders Christian Community College - Latrobe City Camp
  • Footscray High School
  • Forest Hill College
  • Galen College
  • Glenroy Secondary College
  • Gordon Institute
  • Goroke P-12 College
  • Grovedale College
  • Healesville High School
  • Heathmont College
  • Heritage College
  • Heywood And District Secondary College
  • Highview Christian Community College
  • Hoppers Crossing Secondary College
  • Horsham College
  • Hume Central Secondary College - Town Park Campus
  • Ilim College Of Australia
  • Sirius College - Meadow Fair Campus
  • Kerang Technical High School
  • Keysborough Secondary College - Acacia Campus
  • Kilvington Grammar School
  • Korowa Anglican Girls' School
  • Korumburra Secondary College
  • Kurnai College - Precinct Campus
  • Kurunjang Secondary College
  • Kyabram P-12 College
  • Kyneton Secondary College
  • Lalor North Secondary College
  • Lara Secondary College
  • Lauriston Girls School
  • Lavalla Catholic College
  • Laverton P-12 College - Bladin Campus
  • Leibler Yavneh College
  • Leongatha Secondary College
  • Lighthouse Christian College
  • Edinburgh College
  • Lilydale Heights College
  • Loreto College
  • Lowanna College
  • Macleod College
  • Macrobertson Girls High School
  • Mallacoota P-12 College
  • Manangatang P-12 College
  • Marian College Ararat
  • Marian College Myrtleford
  • Maryborough Education Centre
  • Matthew Flinders Girls' Secondary College
  • Mcclelland Secondary College
  • Mcguire College Shepparton
  • Melba College
  • Melbourne Girls Grammar
  • Melbourne Rudolf Steiner School
  • Melton Christian College
  • Melton Secondary College
  • Mentone Girls' Grammar School
  • Mercy College
  • Mercy Regional College Camperdown
  • Minaret College
  • Mirboo North Secondary College
  • Monterey Secondary College
  • Montmorency Secondary College
  • Mordialloc College
  • Mortlake College
  • Mount Alexander 7-12 College
  • Mount Beauty Secondary College
  • Mount Clear College
  • Mountain District Christian School
  • Mt Hira College
  • Murtoa P-12 College
  • Nagle College
  • Narre Warren South P-12 College
  • Neerim District Secondary College
  • Newcomb Secondary College
  • Noble Park Secondary College
  • Northern Bay P-12 College
  • Northside Christian College
  • Oberon High School
  • Ouyen P-12 College - Secondary Campus
  • Ozford College
  • Pakenham Secondary College
  • Phoenix P-12 Community College
  • Plenty Valley Christian College
  • Presbyterian Ladies' College
  • Preshil The Margaret Lyttle Memorial School
  • Red Cliffs Secondary College
  • Reservoir High School
  • Robinvale P-12 College
  • Rochester Secondary College
  • Roxburgh College
  • Rushworth P-12 College
  • Rutherglen High School
  • Ruyton Girls' School
  • Sacred Heart College
  • Sacred Heart College Kyneton
  • Saint Ignatius College Geelong
  • Sale College
  • Sirius College
  • Scoresby Secondary College
  • Sherbrooke Community School
  • Somerville Secondary College
  • Foster Secondary College
  • South Oakleigh Secondary College
  • St Augustine'S College
  • St Brigid'S College
  • St John'S Greek Orthodox College
  • St Joseph'S College Echuca
  • St Margarets School
  • St Mary Mackillop College
  • St Mary Of The Angels School
  • St Mary'S Coptic Orthodox College
  • St Patrick'S College
  • Stawell Secondary College
  • Strathcona Baptist Girls Grammar School
  • Sunbury Downs Secondary College
  • Sunshine College
  • Swan Hill College
  • Taylors Senior College
  • The Hamilton And Alexandra College
  • The King David School
  • Thomas Carr College
  • Thornbury High School
  • Tintern Ggs
  • Trafalgar High School
  • Traralgon College
  • Trinity College Colac
  • Tyrrell College
  • Upper Yarra Secondary College
  • Victoria University Of Technology - Tafe
  • Victoria University Secondary College - St Albans
  • Victorian College Of The Arts Secondary School
  • Victory Lutheran College
  • Wanganui Park Secondary College
  • Westall Secondary College
  • Western Heights Secondary College
  • Western Port Secondary College
  • Whittlesea Secondary College
  • William Ruthven Secondary College
  • Wodonga Senior Secondary College
  • Wyndham Central College
  • Yarram Secondary College
  • Yarrawonga College P-12
  • Yea High School
  • Antonine College
  • Apollo Bay P-12 College
  • Auburn High School
  • Australian International Academy Of Education
  • Bairnsdale Secondary College
  • Ballarat Christian College
  • Balmoral K-12 Community College
  • Bayview College
  • Benalla P-12 College
  • Coburg High School
  • Craigieburn Secondary College
  • Derrinallum P12 College
  • East Loddon P-12 College
  • Echuca College
  • Edenhope College
  • Euroa Secondary College
  • F.C.J College
  • Geelong High School
  • Geelong Lutheran College
  • Good News Lutheran College
  • Hawkesdale College
  • Holmes Secondary College
  • Hopetoun P-12 College
  • Kaniva P-12 College
  • Kerang Christian College
  • Kings College
  • Lakes Entrance Secondary College
  • Lakeside Lutheran College
  • Lavers Hill K-12 College
  • Lorne P-12 College
  • Lynall Hall Community School
  • Mansfield Secondary College
  • Murrayville Community College
  • Myrtleford P-12 College
  • Nathalia Secondary College
  • Nhill College
  • North Melbourne Grammar College
  • Numurkah Secondary College
  • Nunawading Christian College - Secondary
  • Peter Lalor Vocational College
  • Rosehill Secondary College
  • Seda College
  • Seymour College
  • Shelford Girls' Grammar
  • Shepparton Christian College
  • Shepparton High School
  • Sirius College - Eastmeadows Campus
  • St Andrews Christian College
  • Stott'S Colleges
  • Surf Coast Secondary College
  • Swifts Creek School
  • Sydney Road Community School
  • Tallangatta Secondary College
  • Terang College Secondary Campus
  • Timboon P-12 School
  • Victory Christian College
  • Wallan Secondary College
  • Wangaratta High School - Edwards Street
  • Warracknabeal Secondary College
  • Warragul Regional College
  • Wycheproof P-12 College
  • Yeshivah College
  • VTAC Website

    The Victorian Tertiary Admissions Centre (VTAC) is the central office that administers the application processes for places in tertiary courses, scholarships and the Special Entry Access Scheme at universities, TAFEs and independent tertiary colleges in Victoria (and a few outside Victoria). 

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