Sunday 25 August 2013
10.00am - 4.00pm
Footscray Park campus

Why choose Victoria University?

As one of the few universities in Australia to offer both vocational training and higher education, we have a range of entry pathways to help you reach your dream course without your ATAR being an obstacle.

Being a student at Victoria University is not just about gaining your qualification; it’s about growing as an individual and enjoying the ride. With flexible course options and the support you need to help you achieve your goals, you'll graduate from VU work-ready.

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Academic and teaching excellence

We have been providing education, research and training for more than 100 years. Victoria University has a strong tradition of excellence in teaching, learning, research and academic success.

Our courses are designed so that you graduate work-ready. As a student, you'll be challenged to communicate effectively, work collaboratively, think critically and solve complex problems.

Our courses prepare you not just for a career but for life.

Work-ready graduates

Victoria University graduates are known for their practical experience and learning outside the classroom. Many of our courses have industry accreditation so you graduate with the relevant, up-to-date skills and knowledge that employers are looking for.

We collaborate with high profile partners including the University of Melbourne, Western Health, Hotel Sofitel, Linfox and the Australian Institute of Sport.

Support to help you succeed

We provide the right climate for learning success. Our wide-ranging academic and personal support services are designed to give you the best possible guidance and help.

Leadership and volunteering activities are a key part of Victoria University's student experience. We have a Student as Staff program so you can earn where you learn while gaining on-the-job skills.

We believe that finances should not hinder your study. We have more than 500 scholarships across all levels and fields of study, including 100 exclusively for secondary school students in Melbourne's west.

Our community

No matter who you are, at Victoria University you can immerse yourself in our vibrant, integrated and multicultural community.

We have clubs and societies for almost any interest – from fashion and films, to philosophy, politics, religion and many more. You can learn about different cultures, meet like-minded people and make friends from all over the world. 


Fitness centres

including aquatic centre and indoor sports courts


stars for cultural diversity

Best possible rating in the Good Unis Guide

Study abroad

as part of your degree

Explore our Open Day venue

Aerial shot of the Footscray Park campus
Courtyard between Buildings P and M at Footscray Park
Male and female student sitting in the courtyard between Buildings M and P, with a laptop
A male and female student talking outside of the Building M entrance
Students sitting in the cafeteria, Building M, Level 1
Two male students enjoying tea and coffee in the Building M cafeteria
Two female students sitting on the Building M balcony, studying
Three female students at VU Bar, Building M, Level 0
Female bartender pouring a cocktail at VU Bar, Building M, Level 0
A group of students sitting together over coffee at The Reading Room caf, Building P
Closeup of two female students at The Reading Room caf, Building P
Two students conversing in Building P, near the Library entrance
Female student studying in the Building P study alcoves
Two female students at the Footscray Park Library Service Desk, speaking with a staff member
Male student searching for a textbook among the bookshelves at Footscray Park Library
Group of students studying in the Footscray Park Library Learning Commons
Exterior shot of the Footscray Park Aquatic and Fitness Centre, Building L
Olympic-sized swimming pool at the Footscray Park Aquatic and Fitness Centre
Treadmills looking out onto the pool area of the Footscray Park Aquatic and Fitness Centre, Building L
Recreation courtyard between Buildings M and P (Sport and Learning Precinct)
Two students studying on the grass behind the Building P Sport and Learning Precinct
Students playing with the giant chess set in the recreation courtyard between Buildings M and P (Sport and Learning Precinct)
Walkway between Buildings A and K
Aerial shot of the Ballarat Rd and Geelong Rd intersection
Students boarding a bus on Ballarat Rd, outside Building E
Footscray train station walkway