Here at VU College, you can follow a range of pathways into university. 

Our courses are designed for domestic and international students who are preparing to enter university for the first time or need to boost their scores to meet entry requirements.

We offer:

  • Higher Education (HE) Diplomas delivered here at VU and through our partner universities in China, providing entry into second year of selected bachelor degrees.
  • Foundations courses delivered here at VU, helping you to meet the entry requirements for undergraduate-level study.
  • English language courses delivered here at VU and through our partner universities in China, preparing you for academic study.

Higher Education Diplomas

Our one-year Higher Education (HE) Diploma courses provide guaranteed entry into the second year of a bachelor degree. HE Diplomas are delivered by VU staff on VU’s campuses and designed to prepare you for success in the second and third years of undergraduate study.

We offer three one-year HE Diplomas which provide the following pathways:

  • Diploma of Business (Enterprise) - successfully completing this course will give you guaranteed entry into the second year of a Bachelor of Business.
  • Diploma of Information Technology - successfully completing this course will give you guaranteed entry into the second year of a Bachelor of Information Technology.
  • Diploma of Engineering - successfully completing this course will give you guaranteed entry into the second year of a number of Bachelor of Engineering degrees.

The benefits of HE Diplomas include:

  • follow our award-winning 'Block Model', where you study one subject at once
  • more focused support with smaller class sizes
  • guaranteed entry into the second year of nominated bachelor degrees
  • study at a university, with full access to our resources and facilities
  • reduced overall tuition fees through cheaper fees (than a bachelor) in the first year of study
  • longer semesters with more time to develop your academic skills.

Foundations courses

Our Foundations courses can help you meet the entry requirements for your chosen course.

Foundations may be a good choice for you if:

  • your study scores were lower than you were expecting
  • you had a challenging final year of high school
  • you are finding your first year at VU challenging and want to revisit the basics
  • you are an international student who needs to meet the equivalent of Australian Year 12 standards.

After successfully completing a Foundations course, you will be ready to begin a degree at Victoria University.

English language courses

VU English, our English language centre, provides nationally accredited English language courses.

Taught at our City Flinders Campus, these courses are designed to help you achieve the required level of English for direct entry into a VU diploma or degree.

Our English Language Intensive Courses for Overseas Students (ELICOS) include:

  • General English
  • English for Academic Purposes.

VU ELICOS has nine intakes per year, which means VU can ensure you complete your required English study before you begin your academic studies.

Campuses, facilities & support

VU College courses are taught at:

  • our City Flinders campus in the heart of Melbourne's CBD
  • our Footscray Nicholson and Footscray Park campuses in the vibrant suburb of Footscray.

If you are an international student, there is plenty of support available to help you transition to life in Australia. Living and studying in another country can be challenging, and you can always reach out to international student support services if you have questions or concerns.

All VU College students have full access to the University’s facilities. These include the learning commons and library, sports and recreation facilities, and teaching and study spaces. You will also have the opportunity to join the University’s various clubs and societies.

Our people

Our staff are committed to helping you find the right pathway to university.

To discuss any of our courses, programs or partnerships, contact one of our college staff listed below. To make a general international enquiry, get in touch with one of our international contacts.

To discuss the academic and delivery models of VU College courses offered, including those offered with our international delivery partners, contact:

Name & role Contact details
Wayne Butson
Dean, VU College
+61 3 9919 8756
[email protected]

To discuss opportunities including establishing a new partnership or developing a tailored study tour, contact:

Name & role title Contact details
Netra Dave
Administration Officer
+61 3 9919 1175
[email protected]

The program managers for our Higher Education Diplomas are listed below:

Silvana DiSisto
Program Manager, Diploma of Business (Enterprise)
+61 3 9919 8836
Janusz Dutka
Program Manager, Diploma of Engineering and Diploma of Information Technology
+61 3 9919 8700

Contact us

VU College is located at:

Victoria University, City Flinders Campus, Level 17,
300 Flinders Street, Melbourne, Australia.

To make a general enquiry about a course at VU College, contact us on the following details: