Victoria University (VU) is the university of the west.
Victoria University achieved university status in 1991, but our preceding institutions date back to 1916. We are one of Australia’s few dual-sector universities. Today, we have over 40,000 enrolled higher education, and vocational education and training students studying on our campuses.
VU has received the following rankings:
- ranked in the world’s top 2% (Times Higher Education – THE – World University Rankings 2018, 2019 and 2020)
- ranked 45 in the world’s top universities aged under 50 (THE Young University Rankings 2019)
- ranked number one in Australia for employability (2020 QILT Employer Satisfaction Survey).
As one of 39 public universities in Australia, graduates can be assured their qualification from VU is being awarded from a university operating in a world-class education system.
Being a dual-sector university means that our students can easily pathway from vocational education to higher education - such as from a certificate or diploma course through to an undergraduate degree or even a postgraduate qualification by coursework or research.