Many institutions offer alternative entry schemes that take into account short- and long-term disadvantage. While many are offered through the single VTAC SEAS application process, others require you to apply directly to the institution. All applicants should read the information to find out whether or not they are eligible to apply through SEAS or via one of the direct institutional schemes.
|Special Entry Access Scheme (SEAS)||Open||Close|
|SEAS application and supporting documentation||3 August (9am)||6 October (5pm)|
To prepare and complete your SEAS application, familiarise yourself with:
- SEAS categories
- Institutions that recognise SEAS categories
- How to apply for SEAS
- Providing evidence
The role SEAS plays in VTAC selection
The Special Entry Access Scheme (SEAS) allow selection officers to grant special consideration for course entry to applicants, but does not exempt you from meeting the course entry requirements.
Courses with selection criteria
SEAS consideration will not exempt you from completing the selection criteria for a course. You must attend all interviews, sit any required tests, submit all required folios, and fill in all required forms, etc.
Courses with prerequisites
Consideration of SEAS circumstances may be given to performance slightly below the stated minimum study score for a prerequisite. Such consideration is determined by each institution in accordance with their selection policy. You cannot be exempted from having to complete the prerequisite study.
Specific questions about how SEAS is used in selection for specific courses should be directed to the institution.
Remember that applicants are selected in a competitive environment. Special consideration under SEAS does not guarantee an offer.
How does SEAS affect my results?
SEAS does not change your educational results or qualifications. It enables course selection officers to consider circumstances that may have affected your results or educational progress.
How does SEAS affect my offers?
Having a SEAS application does not guarantee you an offer. Selection officers may take into account any educational disadvantage when ranking eligible applicants for a course.
What about other entry and access schemes?
While most of the institutions participate in SEAS there are still some programs and institutions that run their own programs outside of the VTAC process. These programs are varied and worth considering or knowing about. For further information refer to other entry and access schemes.