Frequently Asked Questions – Offers

When are offers released?

Round One offers for Graduate Entry Teaching courses were released at 9am on Monday 13 January 2014 and round two offers for Graduate Entry Teaching courses were released on 22 January.
Offers for international Year 12 students were released at 2pm on Monday 13 January 2014. All other round one offers were released at 2pm on Friday 17 January 2014.  Round two offers will be released at 2pm on Thursday 6 February 2014.
You can access your offer message through the course offers section of your VTAC user account. VTAC will also send you an email.

I couldn’t find my name in the newspaper. Does that mean I did not get an offer?

Newspapers release the list of names online at 2pm on Friday 17 January 2014 and 2pm on Thursday 6 February. VTAC needs your permission to publish in the press so if your name was not published then it is most likely because you did not give your permission. Log into your VTAC user account to check whether you received an offer.

Newspapers released the names of Graduate Entry Teaching applicants who gave permission to publish on the morning of Monday 13 January 2014.

I have lost my VTAC ID or PIN, so cannot access my offer status.

You can request your VTAC ID or PIN by clicking on this link. Your login information will be sent by email to your registered email address.

I received an offer in November last year, why is my name not in the newspaper?

Only offers made to domestic undergraduate/other graduate applicants in January 2014 are published in the newspapers.

I am an international student and I cannot see my offer published?

Offers for international Year 12 students with course codes ending in 3 are available in the applicant’s VTAC user account from 2pm on Monday 13 January 2014. International offers are not published in the newspaper.

How do I know if I received an offer for a government funded or fee place?

If the last number on your course code ends in 1, then you have been offered a place in a government funded course.

If your course code ends in 2, then you have been offered a full-fee paying place.

Course codes ending in 4 are for VET places where the fee type will be determined by the institution at enrolment.

How do I accept an offer?

Receiving an offer does not confirm your enrolment in the course. You must follow the instructions in your offer message and accept the offer with the institution to secure your place. Also see enrolment policies.

I have received an offer but I now want to do another course.

It is important to note that accepting an offer does not stop the offer process and does not reduce your chances for future offers. If you enrol in a course, it is still possible for you to receive offers in future rounds for courses higher on your list of preferences than the course you have been offered. If you want an offer for a course that is not listed higher than the one you have received see negotiated offer process.

You should only decline an offer if you are absolutely certain you wouldn’t undertake the course even if you don’t receive any other offers. To decline an offer, you don’t need to do anything; if you do not enrol in the course on the date and time specified in your message, your offer will automatically lapse. The place that was offered to you will become available for someone else in a future round.

What if I get a better offer later?

If you have enrolled in a course and later receive an offer that you prefer, you can enrol in the new course. However, you must withdraw your previous enrolment.

If you need to withdraw your enrolment, you must contact the institution for instructions. To formally withdraw, you generally need to submit your request in writing and you may need to complete an official form. In most cases you will be able to receive a refund of the fees you have paid. Some institutions charge an administrative fee for this process.

I have received an offer but I can’t attend enrolment. What do I do?

First of all, check the enrolment date on your offer message. If you can’t attend enrolment, you should contact the institution immediately and check whether they will allow a nominee (someone you choose) to enrol on your behalf. If this is possible, you should provide your nominee with the enrolment instructions and the list of subjects you wish to be enrolled in.

Note: Assigning a nominee for enrolment must be authorised by the institution making you an offer. You can download nominee forms from institution websites.

I have received an offer but now want to defer. How do I do this?

Not all institutions allow deferment. To find out if it is possible and what you need to do to defer, you should check with the institution. In most cases, to formally defer your place, you will need to submit your request in writing and you may need to complete an official form. In some cases, you may even need to attend enrolment. Also see deferment policies.

I have not received an offer in round one, what do I do now?

Do not worry.

You may still be eligible for an offer in Round 2.

If the course you want is not listed on your application, you may decide to apply for a negotiated offer.

You may also want to consider the supplementary offer process.

What is a negotiated offer?

The negotiated offer is an option to seek an offer for a course you won’t be considered for in the normal offer process. You can apply for a negotiated offer for one of the following:

  • a preference listed lower on your application than an offer you have received
  • a course not listed on your application.

How do I apply for a negotiated offer?

First you must ensure you meet the requirements for the course.

Next you must contact the selection officer for the course to find out whether there are any places available and whether they are prepared to consider making you an offer. Please note, not all courses consider negotiated offers.

Then you must complete the negotiated offer request via your VTAC user account (available from 9am Monday 20 January 2014).

Negotiated offers for Graduate Entry Teaching courses will be available after 13 January 2014.

If I apply for a negotiated offer, can I still get offers in the second round?

If your negotiated offer request is approved, you will receive that offer in Round 2. You cannot submit another request and you forfeit the right to be considered for any other offers through VTAC for the remainder of the selection period.

If your negotiated offer request is rejected, you will still be considered for course preferences on your application higher than any offer you have already received.

What is the supplementary offer process?

VTAC runs a supplementary offer process after Round 2 which is available to applicants who:

  • have not received an offer in any of the previous offer rounds (Early, Round 1, Round 2)
  • have not been granted a negotiated offer
  • have given VTAC permission to release their application to all courses with vacancies.

Supplementary offers are processed weekly during February. VTAC will advise you of supplementary offers via your VTAC user account.

Where can I give permission for supplementary offers?

You can check and update your permission status in your VTAC user account under “Course Application” and then “Participation permissions”. To be eligible for supplementary offers you need to tick ‘yes’ by 9am on Monday, 10 February 2014.

I didn’t get an enrolment pack, what should I do?

Contact the institution.

If I accept my Round 1 offer, does that mean I don’t receive an offer in Round 2?

It is important to note that accepting an offer does not stop the offer process and does not reduce your chances for future offers. If you enrol in a course, it is still possible for you to receive offers in future rounds for courses higher on your list of preferences than the course you have been offered. If you want an offer for a course that is not listed higher than the one you have received see negotiated offer process.

I really thought I would receive an offer, why didn’t I get one?

First check if you met all the Prerequisites and Extra requirements for the course. If you have met all of these, and you would like specifics about why you were not offered a place, contact the institution directly as VTAC does not make selection decisions.

About VTAC

The Victorian Tertiary Admissions Centre (VTAC) is the central office that administers the application and offer process for places in tertiary courses at university, TAFE and independent tertiary colleges in Victoria (and a few outside Victoria). VTAC receives and forwards application information and supporting documentation to the course selection authorities at institutions. After selection decisions have been made by the course authorities at institutions, VTAC sends offer letters to successful applicants on the institutions' behalf.
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5 Responses to Frequently Asked Questions – Offers

  1. Sierra Rasten says:

    Aren’t Negotiated Offers for Graduate Entry Teaching Applicants open from 13 January and not “available from 9am Monday 20 January 2014″ as stated above … it would be good to be clear about what is for GET and what is not for each point.

    • VTAC says:

      Hi Sierra,
      Yes you are correct. Negotiated offers for Graduate Entry Teaching applicants will be available from 13 January 2014. Please stay tuned for updates about the GET negotiated offer process.

  2. Georgie says:

    How long are we allowed to think about whether we want to accept the offer. Is there a specific time that your offer must be accepted by! An if so when?
    Thanks

    • VTAC says:

      Hi Georgie,
      To accept an offer you need to enrol in the course. To find your specific enrolment date and time, follow the instructions that will be included in your offer message. Generally, enrolment is held in the last week of January for Round 1 offers.

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