How to Apply

Most Holmesglen programs feature a direct, online application process. Providing you meet the program requirements, you can complete the online application directly from the program page.

If you are unsure whether you meet the entry requirements, contact the faculty using the contact details listed below, or by enquiring directly from the program page.

When enrolling into a Holmesglen course you must complete a literacy, language and numeracy (LLN) assessment along with a pre-training review (PTR). These are a government requirement for all vocational students in Victoria. 

Your LLN results will be used to: 

  • help Holmesglen identify your educational support needs and 
  • determine your eligibility for VET FEE HELP/VET Student loans (if applicable)

VTAC Applicants
As a general guide, you can apply directly to Holmesglen for certificate to degree programs if you are:

  • not a Year 12 school leaver
  • not intending to apply to any other institute and only applying for programs at Holmesglen 
  • applying for a part time course
  • applying for a mid year start.
  • Call us direct for assistance with your application

    Arts & Design 9564 1602 Building & Construction 9564 2760 Business & Finance 9564 1603
    Community & Transitional Education 9564 2067 Early Childhood Education 9564 6267 Electrical and Information Technology 9209 5690
    English as a Second Language 9209 5768 English Language Teaching 9564 1820 Fitness and Wellbeing 9564 1699
    Health Sciences 9209 5606 Horticulture and Environment 9564 6391 Hospitality 9209 5938
    International Centre 9564 1703 Justice 9564 6320 Short Courses 9564 1546
    Tourism and Events 9564 1699 Vocational College 9209 5105 Youth and Community Services 9209 5854
  • Apply Direct


    Find the program you are interested in. Click the Apply Now button. Only courses open for direct application will have an Apply Now button. You will be taken to the my.holmesglen portal where you can complete your application online.  This will only take 5 minutes and you do not need to provide any documentation.

    If you are not sure you meet the entry criteria the contact details for the faculty can also be found on the same program page.  

    Your application will be reviewed by the faculty and you will be contacted within 2 working days. You may be accepted directly into the program. Some programs may need you to provide further evidence of pre-requisites, submit a portfolio or attend an interview.  You may also be eligible for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL).

    Accepting Your Offer

    If your application is successful you will receive a Letter of Offer via email. 

    Your Letter Of Offer will provide your program details, the subjects you need to register for the semester.

    To accept the offer and secure your place in the program you must register immediately.

    The Letter of Offer will explain how to register for your subjects and pay fees online.

    Payment of Fees

    When you register you will be asked to complete a Registration Checklist. This determines your eligibility for a Government Subsidised Place or fee concession.   

    When you have registered in your subjects your fees will automatically calculated and shown on your account in my.holmesglen.

    To confirm registration, you can make a full or part payment online with your credit card.   You can also pay by cash or EFTPOS at any Holmesglen campus Information Office.

    All fees must be paid by the Payment Due Date.  

    Complete your Enrolment

    You must finalise your enrolment before attending your first class.

    Your enrolment is not complete until Information Office staff have checked your documents and issued you a student ID Card.

    After you have paid your fees and before attending your first class, you must come on campus to the Information Office and present the original documents you entered in the Registration Checklist, such as:

    • Drivers licence
    • Medicare card
    • Passport (proof of identity)
    • Health Care Card (for fee concession)

    Your enrolment is complete when your photo is taken and have been issued with a student ID Card.

  • Recruitment

    Holmesglen may engage third parties to recruit students on behalf the of the institute. Third party recruiters receive a commission and this will not impact on your fees.

    Find out more about your rights and obligations as a student and the services we provide at Holmesglen.

  • VTAC

    Standard VTAC Applications

    Holmesglen offers many full time Certificate, Diplomas, Advanced Diploma and Bachelor level programs through Victorian Tertiary Admissions Centre (VTAC).  Year 12 students should apply via Victorian Tertiary Admissions Centre (VTAC).

    Each program page has a How To Apply section and this section will let you know whether you need to apply via VTAC.  

    Find the course you would like to apply for and check the How To Apply section.  It will also tell you if the course has extra entrance requirements, such as an interview or a portfolio of work. 

    Your application via VTAC must be made online at

    Applications open early August and timely applications close late September while late applications close early December
    VTAC charge an application fee
    If you apply after timely applications close date VTAC charge a late fee

    Refer to VTAC website for all important dates.

    If you have any questions about your application please contact the Faculty delivering the program.  The contact details for the relevant Faculty is listed on the course page.

    VTAC Special Entry Access Scheme (SEAS)

    Holmesglen supports the VTAC Special Entry Access Scheme (SEAS) for the following categories:

    Category 1: Personal information and location (now incorporating Non-English speaking background)
    Category 2: Difficult circumstances
    Category 3: Disadvantaged financial background
    Category 4: Disability or medical condition

    The SEAS program allows selection officers to grant special consideration for program entry to applicants, but SEAS consideration does not exempt you from meeting the program entry requirements.

    SEAS applications open at 9am on Monday, 4 August and close at 5pm on Tuesday, 7 October 2014. Some categories may require supporting documentation. For further information go to

  • Apprenticeship and Traineeship

    To apply for an apprenticeship or traineeship at Holmesglen, you’ll need to:

    • Find a job as an apprentice or trainee
    • Register with an Australian Apprenticeship Centre (AAC). You and your new employer will need to contact an AAC and sign a training agreement. You'll be issued with registration number, called a 'Delta number.'
    • Nominate a Registered Training Organisation like Holmesglen Institute. You and your employer must notify the AAC that Holmesglen Institute is your nominated trainer. This must be noted on your AAC registration.
    • Holmesglen will contact you when you've registered with an AAC and you have your Delta number to arrange your training schedule and assist with your Holmesglen enrolment.
  • International

    Students may apply directly to Holmesglen or through an accredited agent or IDP Education Office. To find your local Holmesglen accredited agent, please use the Agent Locator.

    1. Application Form

    • Before completing the Application Form you should ensure that you fully understand the Institute’s Terms and Conditions of Enrolment and the Fee Payment and Refund Procedures. These can be found at the back of our 2016 International Course Guide.
    • You must attach to your application certified copies of your academic results including your English language assessment.
    • You are required to confirm and consent to important items at the end of the Application Form – under the heading “Declaration”. Please read them carefully before you sign the Application Form.
    • If you are under the age of 18 the Application Form must also be signed by your parent (or welfare carer). Your application must be forwarded to:

    The Director, International Centre,
    Holmesglen Institute of TAFE
    PO Box 42,
    Holmesglen Melbourne 3148 Australia

    2. Application Fee

    • Applications will only be considered when they are accompanied by an Application Fee of A$500.
    • Applicants who are applying through accredited agents and IDP Education offices are exempt from paying this application fee.

    3. Provisional Acceptance / Rejection

    • Upon receipt of your application the Institute will notify you whether you have been accepted.
    • If you are NOT accepted, your application fee will be refunded.
    • If you are accepted, Holmesglen will forward to you a Letter of Offer and the Fee Schedule. The Fee Schedule will highlight the payment required to accept your offer.

    4. Confirmation of Enrolment Forms / Visas

    On receipt of your required payment as specified in the Fee Schedule, Holmesglen will forward you an official Electronic Confirmation of Enrolment (eCOE) which will allow you to apply at Australian Embassies and Consulates abroad for a student visa to enter Australia.

    Family discount.

    As of 1 January 2010, Holmesglen is offering immediate family members of current or recent past students at Holmesglen a discount on their tuition fee. Siblings (brothers and sisters) of students who are studying at Holmesglen or have studied at Holmesglen within 3 years of the date of submission of an application are entitled to receive a reduction of 10% off their tuition fee for each year of their course at Holmesglen (excluding ELICOS programs and courses undertaken at partner institutions).

    Evidence of the relationship (birth certificates) should be submitted at the time of application.

  • VCAL at Vocational College


    If you would like to apply now, please see the Apply Direct instructions 

    You apply online at

    This application takes about 5 minutes and does not require any documentation.

    Interview and Assessment

    Applicants will be notified of an interview time within one to two weeks of the application being received. 

    The interview is preceded by a short literacy and numeracy assessment to ascertain the student's current level. 

    Students must bring a copy of their latest school report to the interview.

    Please fill out and bring along the Industry Choices form.

    Letter of offer

    Students will be emailed a letter of offer that will list the details of their program.

    Registration and enrolment

    Using the information from the letter of offer, students must follow the registration process outlined here to complete their registration checklist.

    Payment of fees

    Payment of fees is required to finalise enrolment.

  • VETiS Application

    How do I enrol my students?

    To enrol students, please complete the application form and fax or email it back to us. You will receive an email confirming the receipt of your application.

    When do applications close?

    Applications for 2017 courses will close on Friday 28 October 2016. Late applications will be accepted but positions are not guaranteed.
    Please note: Classes run subject to student numbers. We will endeavour to notify you as soon as possible if classes are not being run.

    What happens after I apply?

    If the application is successful, you will be contacted at a later date. You will also be given instructions on how to access the Holmesglen VETiS portal including a username and password. This password can be changed easily by contacting us. The portal will give you information about units that the students are enrolled in and their current status. A contract will be sent to your school four weeks after classes commence.

    How much do VETiS courses cost?

     Please contact us directly for pricing information.

    What do the results mean?

    See an explanation of the academic result codes.

As an enrolled student you may be requested to participate in the National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER) survey and/or receive an invitation to participate in a Department endorsed project/annual student outcome survey. You may also be contacted by the Department (or persons authorised by the Department) for audit, review or investigation purposes.

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