Why choose VU
At Victoria University (VU), we want you to follow your passion and excel in the industry you’ve always dreamed of.
We’re one of Australia’s most industry-connected institutions and are one of the top 2% of universities in the world.
You’ll learn from leading industry professionals who combine theory with practice to prepare you for your career from day one.
Experience our First Year Model
We've changed the way we teach our courses so that you experience the first year like no other – focused on you and your success.
Achieve the early wins and confidence that set you up for a successful university experience, with more one-on-one time with educators and multiple levels of support.
The block mode of teaching will be extended to second-year subjects in 2019 and third and fourth-year subjects in 2020.
Students who started at VU in 2018 will undertake all of their studies under the block mode throughout their degrees.
Discover industry-leading courses
We understand that the number one reason for the study is achieving your chosen career. That’s why our courses are designed together with industry, to ensure that you learn the skills employers are looking for – now, and in the future.
Because our courses are so relevant to the workplace, many have been recognized by leading organizations as industry-standard. Just some of our many accrediting organizations include:
- Australian Marketing Institute
- Australian Nursing and Midwifery Accreditation Council
- Australian Psychology Accreditation Council
- CPA Australia
- Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport Australia
- Institute of Chartered Accountants Australia
- Victorian Institute of Teaching.
Flexible study options
Being able to choose how you study is important to reaching your goals. That's why we offer a range of flexible study options.
Whether you are combining study with a full-time job, balancing family life, or need to further your education to achieve career goals, we can help make study work for you.
Support services that work for you
We offer students a wide range of support services – from scholarships and financial support, through to academic support, childcare and health and wellbeing services.
We understand that balancing study with work and life commitments isn’t always easy. That’s why our courses and support programs are designed to offer students from diverse backgrounds the opportunity to achieve their goals.
Regardless of your prior experience, economic and educational background, we want you to succeed.
A welcoming community
Experience a diverse range of cultures, religions, and languages at Victoria University (VU).
When you study with us, you will share classes, conversations, and friendships with students from over 175 different countries.
Because our students join us from so many different locations, we also have more than 240,000 VU alumni living and working around the world.
We won the Victorian Government’s Multicultural Business Award (external link) in 2018 for our outstanding service to multicultural communities.
Our global ranking
When choosing a university, it's important to consider how well it is ranked in Australia and internationally.
Although a relatively new institution, each year VU receives greater global recognition.
World-class research opportunities
At Victoria University (VU), you can undertake collaborative research for and with industry, government, and community.
Our graduate researchers are based within our colleges and specialized research centers and institutes, working with renowned research staff and contributing to the 600 papers published annually – more than half of which appear in the world’s best journals.
A recent survey of our graduate researchers found a 93% satisfaction rate with our support and skills development programs.
We are also one of just seven Australian universities to receive a five-star rating from the Council of Australian Postgraduate Associations for our facilities.
Leaders in sport
Victoria University (VU) is ranked number 12 globally for sport science education.*
As leaders in sport we offer over 40 sports-related courses at undergraduate, postgraduate and vocational education (TAFE) levels. Our research in human movement and sport science has a world-class reputation.
We have strong ambitions to be Australia’s leading sport university and a global leader in sport.