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). VTAC receives and forwards application information and supporting documentation to the relevant authorities at institutions.
VTAC is not a selection authority, does not determine the selection criteria used by institutions and does not decide who will receive an offer. All decisions about which applicants are offered a place are made by the course selection authorities at institutions.
After selection decisions have been made by the course authorities at institutions, VTAC sends offer messages to successful applicants on the institutions’ behalf.
- calculates and issues the ATAR for VCE students;
- co-ordinates sittings for Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT) and Australian Law Schools Entrance Test (ALSET);
- provides telephone and online information and enquiry services for applicants;
- publishes a range of guides to tertiary study;
- provides timely information to assist applicants via its social media networks, blogs, Facebook and Twitter; and
- conducts information sessions for secondary school students and their parents, careers practitioners and adults returning to study.
VTAC is not a government body—it is funded by participating institutions and processing fees paid by applicants.