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Victoria University

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Being a dual-sector university means that our students can easily pathway from vocational education to higher education - such as from a certificate or diploma course through to an undergraduate degree or even a postgraduate qualification by coursework or research.

Bachelor's programmes

Arts, Design & Architecture (5)
Applied Sciences & Professions (3)
Education & Training (3)
Computer Science & IT (1)
Humanities (1)
Journalism & Media (1)

About

History

For more than 100 years, Victoria University (VU) has offered accessible education to students in Melbourne’s west and beyond.

Our flexible approach to learning and teaching supports our vision and mission.

We aim to continue creating positive outcomes for education, industry and our community into the future.

Education

Our colleges at Victoria University offer diplomas, undergraduate and postgraduate degrees.

Each college focuses on a specific discipline area:

  • arts and education
  • business
  • engineering and science
  • health and biomedicine
  • law and justice
  • sport and exercise science.
  • Each College has Course and Unit Advisors to help with course-specific student enquiries.

English language courses and pathway diplomas are offered by VU College.

Our TAFE division, Victoria University Polytechnic (external link), delivers vocational training closely linked with industry.

Research

With 28 research disciplines ranked at or above world standard in the latest Excellence in Research Australia (ERA) assessments, VU offers world-class research opportunities.

Our researchers work across multidisciplinary research focus areas to develop new technologies and solve real world problems. Research is supported by our partnerships with industry and our research institutes and centres to provide beneficial outcomes to organisations, governments and communities.

Career

VU offers a range of online and face-to-face careers and employment services.

Learning Hubs are welcoming spaces where you can get advice on your university work and guidance on your career.

Workshops, drop-in sessions and online advice are available to all students – from first year to postgraduate study.

Workshops

Attend a career development workshop for support with:

  • job applications
  • interview skills
  • planning co-curricular activities
  • developing career resilience.

Global Student Satisfaction Awards 2019

GSSA 2019

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University Ranking

World University Rankings by Times Higher Education
2019
301
2018
301 50
2017
351
World University Rankings is a vital resource that provides the definitive list of the world's best universities.
QS World University Rankings by TopUniversities
2019
651 50
2018
701 -50
2017
651
QS World University Rankings is one of the top international rankings measuring the popularity and performance of universities all over the world.
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report
2019
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2018
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2017
643
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report presents all the top universities from the U.S. and 60 other countries around the world.

Services

Student services

We have campuses across Melbourne's central and western suburbs (and one in Sydney, too!), with purpose-built learning environments and state-of-the-art laboratories. We provide a range of services and facilities to help you get the most out of university life.

Stay safe in Melbourne and reduce risk to your personal safety. Everyone at VU is responsible for ensuring a safe campus environment.

Counselling services also provide assistance for staff when dealing with a student in crisis.

Housing services

Victoria University has campuses across Melbourne's CBD and western suburbs. International students can also choose to study at VU Sydney, VU India or partner institutions overseas.

Our flagship campus is located in Footscray - study with us in Melbourne's western cultural and creative epicentre.

  • City Flinders

Study business and multimedia at our City Flinders campus in the centre of Melbourne's CBD. The City Convention Centre is located here.

  • City Flinders Lane

Flinders Lane campus is home to our International office and Osteopathy clinic.

  • City King

Hairdressing, health and beauty, office administration and retail courses are held at Victoria University's City King campus.

  • City Queen

Located in Melbourne’s legal district, City Queen campus is our law and justice hub. It has Victoria Law School, Law Library and moot...

  • Footscray Nicholson

Footscray Nicholson campus is a relaxed and friendly campus with an emphasis on TAFE courses. It has brand new learning commons.

  • Footscray Park

Our Footscray Park campus, the largest of all the campuses, is home to world-class sports science facilities.

  • St Albans

St Albans campus is our health and nutrition hub, boasting state-of-the-art research centres.

  • Sunshine

Our Sunshine campus hosts building and construction courses, engineering courses and the AMEP.

  • Werribee

Located in the fastest growing area of Melbourne, our Werribee Campus is a part of a modern technology precinct.

  • VU at MetroWest (Footscray)

VU at MetroWest is a buzzing hub in the heart of Footscray available to the community, VU students and staff.

  • VU Sydney

Find out about Victoria University's international campus in Sydney.

Library services

Our online resources are available 24 hours a day from wherever you are. You can also visit any of our seven campus libraries for help with your information needs, access to a PC or a quiet place to study.

Student Life

Campus life

Victoria University has campuses across Melbourne's CBD and western suburbs. International students can also choose to study at VU Sydney, VU India or partner institutions overseas.

Our flagship campus is located in Footscray - study with us in Melbourne's western cultural and creative epicentre.

  • City Flinders

Our City Flinders Campus is a modern building in the centre of Melbourne’s busy central business district (CBD). Our City Convention Centre...

  • City Flinders Lane

Flinders Lane Campus is home to our International office and Osteopathy clinic.

  • City King

Our City King Campus offers mostly TAFE courses, including courses in massage, beauty, dermal therapies and hairdressing.

Sports facilities

Victoria University (VU) has plenty of options for staff and students wanting to join a sporting club and play in local competitions.

Our sport and fitness centres provide a range of sporting facilities across five campuses, including an aquatic centre, five indoor sports courts, an athletics track and tennis courts.

We also offer world-class sports programs, from TAFE diplomas through to PhDs. Browse our sport and exercise courses.

Student clubs

  • VU Student Union (VUSU)

VUSU is the peak body representing and supporting all students at Victoria University.

VUSU provides a range of representation and general services to students on all of our campuses.

VUSU also organises forums to discuss students’ views and issues. These forums help to inform senior staff at Victoria University of issues important to students.

  • International Student Association (ISA)
 It is the peak representation of all international students within VU, acting to provide guidance and advice when students need it most. We run diverse events and activities for international students so you can enjoy your new life at VU.
  • Postgraduate Association

Accreditation

Victoria University's tourism and hospitality courses are the first in Australia to receive quality accreditation from the European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD).

Student Reviews

Happy to graduate
Anonymous rated 2 out of 5 stars

I found the standard of intelligence and effort exerted among my fellow students very low, their lack of contribution to discussion throughout the majority of my course was uninspired.

Amazing chance
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

It's great in general

Review: Victoria University Kampala
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

Victoria University Kampala was a pretty young institution at the time of my joining so everything was quite simple and all staff were always very eager to help wherever and whenever they could. The student body was culturally diverse and all people from different walks were welcome and equal. The programme of study and scheduling of classes was very effective and...

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

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