VCE results and ATAR SMS registration now open

If you are a Year 12 student in Victoria this year there are a number of ways you can receive your VCE results and ATAR as soon as they are released. One of the most popular methods, the SMS service, is now open for registrations.

You’ll also be able to access your results using the Results and ATAR website and the VTAC CourseSearch app on the same day. Additionally, if you’ve submitted and paid for a course application with VTAC for 2017, you’ll receive a printed ATAR statement in the mail.

Here’s everything you need to know about finding out your 2016 VCE results and ATAR.

Getting your results by SMS

To register to receive your results by SMS you can send a text message to 19 787 888 with the following:

• VCE student number (without the letter)
• Space
• Results Service PIN (four digits)

This SMS service is provided by Salmat Digital – SMS cost $1.10 max (incl. GST). You must obtain bill payer’s permission before using this service. For help with SMS registration, please call 1800 501 083 for assistance.

The Results Service PIN is not the same as the VTAC PIN. Your Results Service PIN will default to the first four digits of your date of birth. We strongly recommend that you change your Results Service PIN to one of your choice to protect your privacy. You can do this from the link in your VTAC  account, or by logging in directly to the Results Service PIN management service. See Changing your Results Service PIN for detailed instructions.

You can register to get your results via SMS from 9am, Monday 7 November until midnight, Sunday 11 December. Requests sent after this may be delayed. You will receive your results via SMS at approximately 7am, Monday 12 December. After this time, any SMS requests will be responded to with immediate results until the service closes at 5pm, Friday 16 December. SMS results can’t be sent to overseas numbers.

If you run into any trouble or have a question about the SMS service, contact the helpdesk number above, or check out Frequently Asked Questions.

Accessing your results online

You can view your results online by logging on to with your VCE student number and Results Service PIN. This is a free service that will be available from 7am, Monday 12 December until 5pm, Friday 16 December.

Note: The VCE Results and ATAR SMS and online services are only for 2016 results. Year 11 students undertaking one or more Unit 3 & 4 sequences this year can also access their raw subject score, however ATAR advice will only be available to students who qualify in the current year.

Getting your results in the mail

If you’re a current Year 12 student with a fully paid VTAC application, you will receive a hard copy of your ATAR statement through the post from Wednesday 14 December.

If you’re not a current fully paid VTAC applicant and would like a hard copy of your ATAR Statement, you can fill out the ATAR request form after results are released and send it to us by email. Fees apply for requested statements.

Getting your ATAR through the VTAC CourseSearch app

If you have the VTAC CourseSearch app, look out for the free update coming in November, which will allow you to access your ATAR and contributing scaled subject scores right from the app. If you don’t already have the app, you can download it from Google Play or the Apple App Store ($1.49 inc. GST).

Asking questions about your results

After you receive your VCE results and ATAR, you can contact the Post Results and ATAR Service (PRAS) if you have any questions about your VCE results, ATAR, scaling or PIN number. The PRAS is made up of staff from both VTAC and VCAA. This service will be available:

• 7am to 5pm, Monday 12 December
• 9am to 5pm, Tuesday 13 December
• 9am to 5pm, Wednesday 14 December

The PRAS can be contacted on (03) 9032 1717 or 1800 653 080 (toll free) and via email at You can also visit the PRAS blog at (available from late November). Note that you cannot access your results through the PRAS.

For more information about the above services, please check out the Year 12 and ATAR page on the VTAC website.

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