1916 - Footscray Technical School formed.
1958 - Footscray Technical School is renamed Footscray Technical College.
1960 - Melbourne School of Hairdressing formed.
1965 - The School of Painting, Decorating and Signcrafts formed.
1968 - Footscray Technical College renamed Footscray Institute of Technology (F.I.T).
1973 - Footscray Technical College ( A division of F.I.T) formed.
1975 - The Melbourne School of Hairdressing renamed as Melbourne Technical College of Hairdressing.
1976 - The School of Painting, Decorating and Signcrafts becomes the Melbourne College of Decoration.
1979 - Newport Technical College,a division of Footscray Institute of Technology (F.I.T), formed.
1982 - Footscray Technical College renamed as Footscray College of TAFE.
1982 - Newport Technical College renamed as Newport College of TAFE.
1984 - The Melbourne Technical College of Hairdressing changes its name to the Flagstaff College of TAFE.
1987 - The Western Institute is established.
1991 - The Western Metropolitan College of TAFE is formed out of the mergers of Footscray and Newport Colleges of TAFE (briefly called Gellibrand College of TAFE in 1991).
1992 - Victoria University of Technology opens. Formed out of the merger of Footscray Institute of Technology and Western Institute.
1993 - Flagstaff College of TAFE and the Melbourne College of Decoration (painting, decorating and signwriting programs) merge with the Western Metropolitan College of TAFE.
1996 - Western Metropolitan College of TAFE is renamed Western Melbourne Institute of TAFE.
1998 - The Western Melbourne Institute of TAFE merges with Victoria University of Technology.
2005 - Victoria University of Technology formally renamed to Victoria University.
2016 - Victoria University, Celebrating a Centenary of Opportunity.
2018 – VU Block Model is implemented – disrupting Australian higher education by introducing the entirely new model of student learning, where students undertake one unit at a time.
2022 – Victoria University’s 32-level VU City Tower opens in the heart of the business and legal district, ushering in an exciting new era for the University.