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Victoria University

Victoria University (VU), in Melbourne, Australia, offers internationally recognised, world-class qualifications built on more than 100 years of teaching history. VU has campuses in the heart of Melbourne city, and in Melbourne’s cosmopolitan western suburbs. Our facilities including contemporary learning spaces, simulation labs, robotics, high-performance testing, industry-supported facilities such as the CISCO cybersecurity centre and the SAP Next Gen Lab, and the latest technology for vocational skills development.

Our alumni network of more than 240,000 includes 30,000 professionals living and working around the world, while employers of our alumni include the London Ambulance Service, Indonesia’s Ministry of Finance, Walt Disney World, Facebook and NASA. Many VU courses include a compulsory placement or industry project. These practical learning opportunities apply to a range of subject areas including business, engineering, health and education

Why VU:

When you study with us, you benefit from:

  • work placements with our industry partners
  • the VU Block Model – with smaller classes, focused learning and better results
  • employability programs that prepare you for work after graduation
  • our courses are designed together with industry, to ensure that you learn the skills employers are looking for – now, and in the future
  • We have over 4000 links with industry across our teaching and research, making us one of the most industry-connected universities in Australia
  • We are one of only six universities in Australia to offer TAFE and university courses. This means that we can help you to move easily between courses at all levels, progressing from TAFE, to undergraduate (bachelor degrees) and then postgraduate degrees
  • We offer students a wide range of support services – from scholarships, health and wellbeing services.

Exclusive Teaching Method – BLOCK MODEL:

  • VU, the first university in Australia to introduce the Block Model, building on the proven successes of block programs at universities in Sweden, Canada and the US
  • In 2019, first-year pass rates were at 87% (up 13% on standard model) while for second year students, pass rates were at 90%
  • Over 40% of students received distinctions and high distinctions, without a change to the assessments given
  • Each unit typically has three, three-hour, face-to-face teaching sessions per week, scheduled over three days


  • The success of VU’s Block Model has been recognised by the International Education Association of Australia 2018 Excellence Award for Innovation, the Victorian International Education 2018 Award for Excellence in International Education, and the Desire 2 Learn 2019 D2L Excellence Award
  • In the Times Higher Education (THE)World University Rankings 2021 (and previously in 2017–20), VU was ranked in the top 2% of universities worldwide
  • VU ranked 56th in the world’s top 200 universities under 50 years old, in the Times Higher EducationYoung University Rankings. VU has ranked in the top 60 since 2017
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Victoria University, City Flinders Campus Image

Courses Offered

  • Bachelor of Business
  • Bachelor of Early Childhood Education
  • Bachelor of Education
  • Bachelor of Dermal Sciences
  • Bachelor of Sport Exercise Science

University Campus

  • Footscray
  • City Flinders
  • City Flinders Lane
  • City King
  • City Queen
  • Footscray Nicholson
  • Footscray Park
  • St Albans
  • Sunshine
  • Werribee
  • VU at MetroWest (Footscray)
  • VU Sydney

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