Important Information - How to Enrol
Important: You must complete all of the six steps below to be able to enrol, be honest with the information you provide as it is used so we can best support you to be successful in your study and career goals.
If you are unable to complete all of the steps or require assistance please contact the Program Contact detailed on the Program details page.
STEP 1 - Select a course
Before applying for a course you are encouraged to read all the supplied information about it on the website.
Victoria Polytechnic also holds information sessions throughout the year where you can ask questions about the course and get assistance with your application. Check the course page for information session dates and to register your interest.
Please contact 1300 82 33 87 if you need further information.
STEP 2 - Apply for a course
When you are ready to apply for the course, please follow the Apply Now link on the course page.
As part of the application process you are required to complete a Pre-Training review. This ensures the training you receive is at the appropriate study level for you, and best meets your needs.
You will also need to complete a Language Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) assessment to determine if Victoria Polytechnic needs to provide additional learning support that may assist you in achieving your study goals.
Information about how to complete these steps is provided in an Welcome Email when your application has been received.
STEP 3 - Obtain your Unique Student Identifier (USI)
What is a USI?
If you are undertaking nationally recognised training delivered by a registered training organisation (RTO) you will need to have a Unique Student Identifier (USI). This includes studying at:
- TAFE or with a private organisation
- Completing an apprenticeship
- Certificate or Diploma course
- Skill set
Your USI links to an online account that contains all your training records and results (transcript) that you have completed from 1 January 2015 onwards. Your results from 2015 will be available in your USI account in 2016.
When applying for a job or enrolling in further study, you will often need to provide your training records and results (transcript). One of the main benefits of the USI is the ability to provide students with easy access to their training records and results (transcript) throughout their life.
You can access your USI account online from your computer, tablet or smart phone anytime.
How to get a USI
STEP 4 - Read enrolment terms & conditions
There are certain conditions that all students are expected to meet in order to study at Victoria Polytechnic. Other conditions are more specific, and may be based on your particular course of study, or external factors such as whether you're an Australian citizen.
All current or prospective Victoria Polytechnic students should be aware of the conditions that affect them. Click HERE for further information regarding these terms and conditions.
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STEP 5 - Check your eligibility for Commonwealth & State Government support
Skills First Program
Victoria Polytechnic will assess your eligibility for a State Government funded place at enrolment.
The Skills First Program is a Government fund that makes vocational training more accessible to people who don't hold a post-secondary qualification, or who want to gain a higher level qualification than they already hold. If you are eligible the government will contribute funds toward the cost of your training.
Click HERE to check if you may be eligible for a government-subsidised place in a course.
You eligibility will be confirmed at your enrolment by a Victoria Polytechnic staff member.
VET Student Loans
Students commencing in 2017
From 1 January 2017, VET Student Loans will be implemented. This is a new student loans program replacing the current VET FEE‑HELP scheme, and is accessible for certain Diploma and above courses.
VET Student Loan eligibility
You are eligible for a VET Student Loan if you:
- are an Australian citizen; OR
- hold a permanent humanitarian visa and usually reside in Australia; OR
- are a qualifying New Zealand citizen; AND
- have been assessed as academically suited to undertake the eligible course; AND
- have not exceeded the FEE-HELP limit; AND
- are enrolled on or before the census date of an eligible unit of study through an approved VET provider; AND
- meet tax file number requirements
To access a VET student Loan for your studies you will need to select one of the eligible courses listed on the VET Student Loans Approved Course List.
VET FEE-HELP assists eligible students in Diploma & above courses, as well as some Certificate IV courses (until end of 2016), to pay all or part of their tuition fees via a loan. This means you can study now and pay later.
If you are eligible for assistance, the Australian Government pays the amount of the loan direct to Victoria University and records a debt against your Tax File Number with the Australian Taxation Office (ATO).
You can find course fees for courses at Diploma level & above (and some Certificate IV courses) in the:
VET FEE-HELP for Certificate IV courses
These selected Certificate IV qualifications are eligible to defer their fees via the VET FEE-HELP trial (for units that have an end date up until 31st December 2016):
- CPC40110 - Certificate IV in Building and Construction (Building)
- CHC43115 - Certificate IV in Disability
- TAE40110 - Certificate IV in Training and Assessment.
If you'd like to complete the VET FEE-HELP form prior to enrolling you can collect the form from any Student Service Centre.
STEP 6 - Fees
When you enrol in a course, re-enrol or change your enrolment, an invoice is generated with the amount you are required to pay. It is important for you to understand what fees are involved, and to ensure that your enrolment, fee and personal details are correct.
Eligible students enrolled in a VE/TAFE course who are not eligible for VET-FEE HELP, may be eligible to pay for their course fees via instalments.
This option is made available to students by a Payment Plan Option.
Click on the links below to access information regarding fees, VET-FEE HELP, payment plan option and refund rules.
CHECKLIST FOR ENROLMENT SESSION
Please bring along the following to your Enrolment Session:
- Printed copy of your Unique Student Identifier (USI).
- Original Proof of Citizenship can include:
- Original Birth Certificate (not an extract).
- Green Medicare Card (as well as proof of age if you are under 20).
- Certificate of Australian Citizenship.
- Original and a copy of a valid concenssion card (State Government subsidised students who are studying Certificate I - IV).
- Copies of prior qualifications (if you are seeking Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) or credit transfer from previous study).
- School Transistion form (if you are under 17).
- Any relevant referral forms (if applicable).
- Your Student ID number (found in the email containing your enrolment details.
- Offer letter.
If you have any questions, please contact the course contact detailed on the course program details page.
Pre-Training Review Form
To enable Victoria Polytechnic Staff to make an informed decision about whether or not to proceed with your course application, please open the form at the link provided and follow instructions on the form.
Click HERE to access the form.
Literacy & Numeracy Assessment
The Literacy and Numeracy assessment must be completed prior to enrolment into your course. The assessment will enable Victoria Polytechnic staff to ensure that the course that you are applying for is at the appropriate level and, where necessary, to provide learning support which may assist you to successfully achieve your study goals.
Please click on the link below to access the assessment using the Username and Password which were provided to you in your Welcome Email.
The website works best with the internet browser Google Chrome (a link is provided below if you wish to download).
If you encounter difficulties, please email Learning.firstname.lastname@example.org