Note: Current Year 12 students are not eligible for early offers
Early offer emails are being sent this morning, and will also be available in the VTAC user account from 2pm.
If you have received an offer in the early round, congratulations! Be sure to correctly accept your offer and enrol, otherwise the offer will lapse.
Accepting an offer and enrolling
The institution making you an offer will contact you with instructions to accept the offer and enrol in the course. To officially accept the offer, you will need to follow these instructions and complete the enrolment process with that institution, not with VTAC. Make sure you pay attention to important dates such as the date you need to accept the offer by and any enrolment dates you need to attend.
If you do not enrol by the specific date and time stated on your offer message, your offer will lapse and the institution will assume you do not want to accept the offer.
How to enrol
For most institutions, you will begin the enrolment process online, and attendance in person may be required at a later date. If required to attend in person, you will generally need to take photo ID with you and for Type 1 government subsidised places (CSP places) you will need to provide your tax file number on enrolment.
If you are unable to attend enrolment (for example if you are overseas at the time of enrolment) you should contact the institution immediately and check if a nominee (someone you designate to act on your behalf) can enrol for you. Assigning a nominee for enrolment needs to be done directly with the institution and needs to be authorised by them. This is a separate process to assigning a nominee for your VTAC application and your VTAC nominee will not be recognised by the institution.
Not sure you want to accept this offer?
Don’t reject an offer or let it lapse just because you are hoping for a better offer in the next round. If you are thinking about rejecting your early offer because you are hoping for a better one in the next round, you should reconsider.
Whether you accept or reject an offer does not change your chance of receiving a higher preference offer in a later round. Even if you accept an offer and enrol in the course, you can still receive an offer for a course higher on your preference list. However, you will not receive another offer for the same course or anything lower than this course on your preference list.
VTAC strongly advises you to accept any early offer as there are no guarantees you will receive another offer. If you reject your early offer and do not receive a higher offer in subsequent rounds you will be stuck with no offers at all.
Changing preferences: You can change your course preferences during the Change of Preference period and move or add courses you wish to be considered for. You will only be considered for preferences higher than the course you already have an offer for, so make sure you add any new preferences above your existing offer.
If you would like to be considered for all of your other preferences, you could enrol in the offered course to secure your place, and then move it to the bottom of your preference list so that you will still be considered for all other preferences in the later offer rounds.
The change of preference period opens at 10am on Monday 23 November.
What if I receive a better offer in a later round?
If you have already enrolled in a course but are made an offer in a later round for a course that you prefer, you can accept the new offer and enrol in your preferred course. You must also formally withdraw your previous enrolment. To do this you will need to contact the institution for instructions and you will usually need to submit an official withdrawal form in writing. There may be administrative fees applicable for withdrawing enrolments.
Remember, not all courses make early offers. A list of courses participating in early offers is published on the VTAC website.