Student CourseLink currently allows Victorian students to enter or retrieve their study program, and search for courses on that basis. To broaden access to this tool, we are adding prerequisite and study program filtering to CourseSearch, the canonical source of VTAC course information. After this functionality has been added to CourseSearch, Student CourseLink will be discontinued, and students will need to access these features through CourseSearch instead.
As new privacy legislation restricts the use of the VCAA number to log in to a VTAC service, students will no longer be able to automatically retrieve their VCE study program and will need to manually select their subjects in order to use CourseSearch with their own study plan.
Why this change?
- We want to make the advanced searching features accessible to all applicants. Unlike Student CourseLink, CourseSearch does not require registration to use, so it is easier for students to access, and there is no need to remember a PIN.
- Student CourseLink was designed and built many years ago, and cannot run on VTAC’s newest and most reliable servers, leading to occasional downtime. Integration of these features into CourseSearch will make them more reliably available.
- New privacy regulations prevent Year 11/12 CourseLink from continuing to operate in its current state.