Future Students

How to Enrol – Higher Education

How to Apply and Enrol for Higher Education (Local Students)

To apply and enrol, follow the the step-by-step instructions of the enrolment process. Check in here to see what you need and what to do next:

  1. Choose a course

    You can select from many higher education courses on our website. Have a question? Click the Enquire Now button on the course page, provide your details and we’ll get in touch with you. Alternatively, you can book a one-on-one appointment or sit with our friendly Education and Course Advisors who can guide you through your learning goals.

  2. Apply online or through VTAC

    Once you have chosen the course that is right for you, it’s time to apply.

    High School leavers can apply for your course through VTAC. If you’re only applying for your chosen course at Melbourne Polytechnic, you can apply direct as High School Leaver.

    If you’re a Non-School Leaver, click ‘Apply Now’ on the course page or contact us via phone (03 9269 8400) to start your enrolment. Once you’ve completed the initial application form, you will receive an email with a link to your complete online application called the e-Form. Fill this out and submit it online.

  3. Interview or audition (not applicable to all courses)

    After you have submitted your online application, some courses also require you to attend an interview or audition. The course page and/or an Advisor will let you know if this is the case. You can book your interview or audition via the online booking system. You can find a link to this on your relevant course page.

    In most cases, this is an informal discussion around your creative practice, technical skills, what you hope to gain from study. It includes a short performance, or a presentation of a folio of work, demonstrating your ideas, skills, and abilities.

    The Performing Arts Audition and Interview process is outlined on this page

  4. Course offer

    Once your application has been assessed, you will be contacted by the Department with an offer, or to let you know that your application was unsuccessful.

    If unsuccessful, the Department may be able to provide you with further guidance or alternative course options.

  5. Enrol in person

    After your application has been processed by Melbourne Polytechnic and you’re successful, you will be offered a place in your chosen course. To accept your application and enrol you need to complete the enrolment forms that will be sent to you via email.

    You may want or need to attend an Information and Enrolment Session to ensure the course is the right fit, and complete your enrolment.

What do I bring to my enrolment? (HE – Local Students)

Before you come in to enrol, make sure you have all of your documents in order. This is what you need to bring in:

  • E-Form – Make sure you complete your e-Form before attending an Information and Enrolment Session or making a book with a Department Course Administrator to finalise your enrolment. Note down your reference number and course name.
  • Proof of Citizenship/Residency – A Medicare card and current Australian Passport, Australian Birth Certificate and if applicable a Naturalisation Certificate
  • Proof of Age
    • A Current Driver Licence, Passport, or KeyPass ID
    • If you’re applying for FEE-HELP:
      • Tax File Number
    • If you’re applying for Credit Transfer or Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)
      • Statement of Results and Transcripts from other study, and/or
      • An updated curriculum vitae or evidence to demonstrate informal learning

Depending on your study option and choice of course, there may be other requirements that need to be met prior to enrolment (such as submission of a portfolio). You will be advised during the progress of your enrolment.

Fees & Payment

Melbourne Polytechnic will advise you of the applicable course fees, payment options (i.e. FEE-HELP loans), and finalise your enrolment by completing the fee payment.



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Last Modified: 4th June 2018