VTAC CourseLink is an initiative of the Victorian Tertiary Admissions Centre (VTAC). It is an interactive web-based program aimed to assist Careers Teachers, Counsellors, students (years 10-12) and their parents investigate course options based on a range of criteria including interests, studies undertaken and results.
The program has two distinct components:
- Password protected Teacher Access available free of charge to all Victorian schools that have VCE or IB enrolments in Years 11 and/or 12.
- Student access available free of charge to anyone with Internet access.
Teacher Access is the password-protected component through which VTAC provides schools with information such as:
- Courses listed on the original preferences (30 September 2009)
- The ENTER
- Courses listed at change of preference
- The offer list (1st, 2nd and 3rd rounds)
- VTAC CourseLink allows teachers to record accurate statistical data on their students participating in the VTAC application and selection process.
- The Student Access program provides students with the opportunity to investigate course options based on a range of search functions that include region, institutions, interest areas, VCE studies (undertaken at Units 3/4 level), study scores and results.
Additionally VTAC CourseLink allows users to:
- Check prerequisites for courses active in:
- 2010 (current Year 12 students)
- 2011 (current Year 11 students) and
- 2012 (current Year 10 students).
- Investigate the implications on prerequisites of removing or adding studies for prospective courses based on interest areas, regions etc
- Make practice applications and check whether students meet prerequisites
- Check last years Clearly in Data
The fields of Education referenced in this program are taken from the Australian Standard Classification of Education (ASCED). VTAC CourseLink utilizes the following eleven fields of interest:
- Natural and Physical Resources
- Information Technology
- Engineering and Related Technologies
- Architecture and building
- Agriculture, Environmental and Related Technologies
- Management and Commerce
- Society and Culture
- Creative Arts
- Food Hospitality and Personal Services