Cairnmillar Application Portal

Welcome to the Cairnmillar Application Portal

Step 1: Before you begin

For more information about our current courses offered see: Cairnmillar Course and Program Information.

We will be running a mixture of online and in-person information sessions for all of our courses throughout September 2021. Please see our website for more information and to register your attendance

For undergraduate level applications please apply through VTAC.

Step 2: Create or access your application account

To make an application, register or login below

New User?

Before applying you will need to register an account

Already Registered?

Use the button below to login to apply or check on current application

Step 3: View your applicant dashboard

Once logged in you will be able to create a new application (when applications are open) by clicking the ‘Apply Now’ button.

Use the Applicant Dashboard to monitor your application status – see: Application Status

You can apply for our PhD program and MPPP Advanced Entry at any time of the year.

Applications for all other 2023 Semester 1 for other postgraduate courses will open on 01 August

2022 and close on the 31 October 2022. Late applications are not accepted.

Please see individual course pages for further information on courses and entry criteria.

Applicants for the Bachelor of Psychology & Counselling must apply through VTAC for Semester 1 2023

Step 4: Complete your application form

Create and submit your application.

  1. Click Apply Now
  2. Select Course
  3. Complete the form and upload relevant documents
  4. If external references are required you will be reminded at the end of your application to submit them through the HODSPA psychology reference website.

Any questions or queries about the admissions process can be directed to

If you experience any technical difficulties during the application process, please contact

Important: Make sure that you whitelist both and in your email service after you make your application. 

The majority of communication about your application will be via email and offers and invitations will lapse if not responded to. The Institute cannot take any responsibility for missed emails or notifications due to your email settings or spam filter services.

This is especially relevant to,, users and people who use an email account from their ISP.

Step 5: Application review next steps

Your application will be reviewed and you will hear back via email with an outcome or next steps in due course. Please see FAQs on our website for timelines and course specific application stages.

You can check your application status on this portal at any time. See also: Application Status