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Applying for higher education

Applying via VTAC

Holmesglen offers its Bachelor-level programs through the Victorian Tertiary Admissions Centre (VTAC).  Year 12 students should apply via Victorian Tertiary Admissions Centre (VTAC).

Each course page has a How To Apply section and this section will let you know whether you need to apply via VTAC. 

Find the course you would like to apply for and check the How To Apply section. It will also tell you if the course has extra entrance requirements, such as an interview or a portfolio of work.

Your application via VTAC must be made online at

Applications open early August and timely applications close late September while late applications close early December.

VTAC charge an application fee. If you apply after the timely applications closing date, VTAC charges a late fee.

Refer to VTAC website for all important dates.

If you have any questions about your application, please contact the faculty delivering the program. The contact details for the relevant faculty is listed on the course page.

VTAC Special Entry Access Scheme (SEAS)

Holmesglen supports the VTAC Special Entry Access Scheme (SEAS) for the following categories:

  • Category 1: Personal information and location (now incorporating Non-English speaking background)
  • Category 2: Difficult circumstances
  • Category 3: Disadvantaged financial background
  • Category 4: Disability or medical condition

The SEAS program allows selection officers to grant special consideration for program entry to applicants, but SEAS consideration does not exempt you from meeting the program entry requirements.

Applying directly to Holmesglen

Most Holmesglen higher education courses feature a direct, online application process. Providing you meet the requirements, you can complete the online application directly from the course pages on this website.

As a general guide, you can apply directly to Holmesglen for higher education coursdegree programs if you are:

  • not a Year 12 school leaver
  • not intending to apply to any other institute and only applying for programs at Holmesglen 
  • applying for a part time course
  • applying for a mid year start.

Steps to follow

Find the program you are interested in. Click the Apply Now button. Only courses open for direct application will have an Apply Now button. You will be taken to an online application form. It should only take five minutes to complete and you do not need to provide any documentation.

If you are not sure you meet the entry criteria the contact details for the faculty can also be found on the same course page.

Your application will be reviewed by the faculty and you will be contacted within two working days. You may be accepted directly into the course.  Some courses may need you to provide further evidence of pre-requisites, submit a portfolio or attend an interview.  You may also be eligible for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL).

All information is correct at the time of printing but subject to change.

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