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Thousands of graduates are jumping at a second chance to study their dream university course. Find your offer in our searchable database.
Hopeful university students continue to vie for university places, with nearly 13,000 offers made in February so far.
This follows the 47,000 offers made in mid-January by the Victorian Tertiary Admissions Centre.
The February 1 round included around 10,000 offers and today’s round includes a further 1963 offers.
“VTAC is delighted to be able to support students in the next step on their journey,” VTAC acting director Tamara Barth said.
“All students should be immensely proud of themselves for completing the final years of high school under the difficult circumstances they have endured throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.”
There are still two rounds after this one – one on February 14 and 18 – and students have opportunities to change preferences between rounds.
To assist applicants in making change of preference decisions, a list of courses unlikely to make further offers is available on the VTAC website.
Students can access information on VTAC CourseSearch, contact tertiary institutions directly, or seek assistance from a careers counsellor.
One lucky graduate from Strathcona Girls Grammar is Rene Stitz, who has chosen to study a bachelor’s degree of construction management (honours) at RMIT in 2022.
Following work experience in a real estate agency in year 10, Rene pursued subjects in year 12 like accounting complemented her interest in real estate.
“I think it’s important for people to follow their own path rather than sticking to the well-known university courses or pathways,” she said.
“I want people to feel confident in following something they enjoy and have a passion for.”
Ms Stitz said she would also like to inspire more women to break into the male-dominated field of construction and property valuation.