The Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning (VCAL) is recognised by the Victorian Tertiary Admissions Centre (VTAC) but applicants must have a VCE equivalent English subject. If applicants don’t have this they will need to complete an English Language Proficiency (ELP) Test.
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After applying for Melbourne, you may also be required to do an audition, interview or submit additional materials, such as a portfolio, to fulfil application requirements. View the following undergraduate and graduate courses for information on what is required and how to prepare.

The Wilin Centre can connect you with experts here at the University so you can discuss any folio requirements relating to your specialisation together.

Unfortunately, at this time there are no pre-audition workshops run by the University.

If you’ve not been successful, don’t be disheartened. Many of our successful students and alumni have applied multiple times before receiving an offer.
If you don't receive an offer for the course you applied for, you can also investigate short courses or studying a single subject with the University.
The Wilin Centre will continue to support you throughout your application process.

Applicants will be charged a non-refundable application fee payable via the supplementary application.
For persons who identify as Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander, the supplementary application fee will be waived. Other circumstances which could mean you’re eligible for a waiver of the supplementary application fee include disadvantaged financial background, i.e. as a category of Access Melbourne, the University of Melbourne's special entry and access scheme for domestic students.

If you believe you are eligible for a waiver of the supplementary application fee, please email prior to submitting your supplementary application form, and include a scanned copy of the relevant documentation as evidence of your eligibility.

Please note the Faculty of Fine Arts and Music is not able to waive your VTAC application fee. If you have questions regarding other fees such as STAT or ELP costs related to your application please contact us at

If you tell us you are Aboriginal or of Torres Strait Islander descent (through the VTAC course application and/or Special Entry Admissions Scheme (SEAS) application), your status will be verified by Murrup Barak at the Melbourne Institute for Indigenous Development.
Various staff supports are available through the Wilin Centre and Murrup Barak to assist you in the process.

The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Study Assistance Scheme (ABSTUDY) is an external initiative provided by the Australian Government. ABSTUDY is means-tested and can help with your living expenses, housing, travel and study costs.
Please refer to ABSTUDY, the ABSTUDY Policy Manual and a guide to Australian Government payments for up to date entitlements and rates.

All applicants applying for the Bachelor of Fine Arts courses or the Bachelor of Music must apply via VTAC. Please refer to the Study website for information relevant for each course, and how to apply.

Here's an indication of what the Faculty of Fine Arts and Music application and acceptance process might look like for an undergraduate applicant. The dates given here are indicative and are included for illustrative purposes only.

August to September

  • Apply via the Victorian Tertiary Admissions Centre (VTAC) by the course closing date (and pay the VTAC application fee).
  • Complete the supplementary application form and other requirements (selection test, selection project, or upload your audition or folio) via the link sent to you by VTAC. Applicants will be charged a application fee payable via the supplementary application. Applicants are eligible for a waiver of the application fee.

October to November

  • The Faculty will contact applicants to schedule an audition or interview after applications close.
  • Attend audition/interview.

December to February

  • You will receive an advisory letter indicating your audition or interview outcome from the Faculty in mid-December (this is not a formal offer).
  • Based upon your advisory letter, you can make changes to your VTAC preference during the Change of Preference period if necessary.
  • Formal VTAC offers are issued in January or early February.
  • Accept your offer.
  • Enrol and attend orientation activities.

Special Entry Access Scheme (SEAS).

SEAS| Recognition as an Indigenous Australian with VTAC

Applies to applicants who are of Australian Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander descent, or identify as a person of Australian Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander heritage and are accepted as such by an Indigenous community. Refer to the SEAS VTAC application resource here:

Please visit the link below for information on accommodation for students of the university.

Learn more here about the Covid safe practices in place to protect students.

You can find other information and common questions about studying with the Faculty of Fine Arts and Music at the University of Melbourne here.