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.