When you graduate from VU, your connection doesn’t need to end. Participating in the alumni community gives you access to a range of benefits including networks with other professionals, career advice and participation in lifelong learning.

The VU alumni community is a global network of over 240,000 people across 130 countries. Being active in the alumni community can bring you both personal and business benefits, and your contributions help support VU achieve its aims.

10% discount on full fee tuition

In 2021, VU Alumni will be eligible for a 10% discount on tuition fees for eligible full fee courses. Alumni includes any individual who has successfully completed an award at Certificate IV or above at Victoria University and have applied directly to VU and not via an agent.

The Alumni discount applies to commencing:

  • Australian fee paying (postgraduate coursework) students
  • International fee paying students
  • students applying for non-accredited, non-award short courses in Higher Education (HE)
  • students enrolling in single HE units (unless undertaken as part of Commonwealth supported cross-institutional study).

The discount does not apply to students enrolling in:

  • Commonwealth supported (HE) places
  • for regulatory reasons, Vocational Education and Training (VET) places
  • courses offered as a single package (International students)
  • an award course after completion of a standalone ELICOS course (International students)
  • Vocational Education and Training (VET) accredited and non-accredited short courses.

The discount cannot be applied in conjunction with other discounts/scholarships. The usual rules about eligibility for admission will apply for all courses.

So why not take advantage and continue your studies at VU!

Free Mandarin lessons

VU alumni are eligible to enrol in a free Mandarin course, designed and delivered by Victoria Business Confucius Institute to provide participants with an opportunity to learn Chinese Mandarin. Specifically, it provides an introduction at a reasonable pace with the emphasis on developing listening and speaking skills.

The introductory-level course includes five workshops (45mins each) covering 5 different topics, with 20 tutorials for daily practice based on the workshops. The first course is delivered from 5 October to 6 November 2020 with a workshop on the Monday, followed by lessons on Tuesday to Friday with a brief daily practice, 5 weeks in total. No prior knowledge or experience in Chinese is required.

On successful completion of this session, participants will be able to:

  • have a basic understanding of Chinese language and its structure
  • perform basic greetings and expressions for daily communication
  • learn Mandarin through other platforms by themselves.

Career advice

Our Career Development & Employment team provide a range of online and face-to-face career services for current students and graduates who have completed their studies in the last 24 months.

Services include:

  • one-on-one careers counselling
  • job application reviews
  • conducting mock interviews
  • access to an online jobs board.

We also hold a number of events throughout the year to help you develop personal and professional skills, ranging from social evenings to career planning workshops and industry information nights.

Social & networking events

All Alumni receive invitations via the alumni e-newsletter to social functions including reunions, celebrations and networking events. You can also check the VU events listing.

Alumni membership

You are a lifetime member of the VU Alumni Community upon graduating from VU.

VU no longer offers paid alumni membership and will not contact anyone directly to solicit payment, unless we have received a direct query from you personally.

If you believe you have been contacted by somebody who claims to represent VU but does not seem legitimate, please email [email protected] to let us know, or alternatively, you can call the Alumni Relations Office on +61 3 9919 1017.

Library Membership

As alumni, you can access the library by applying for external membership at a cost of $55 per annum directly at a VU library.

Academic records

During or upon completion of your studies at VU, you may have received a copy of your:

  • Academic Transcript, a true account of your results achieved at Victoria University.
  • Letter of Completion, an official statement from the University that is sent to students once their eligibility to graduate is confirmed.
  • Australian Higher Education Graduation Statement (AHEGS) which describes a higher education qualification in an easily understandable way, relating it to the system in which it was issued.
  • Testamur (known also as 'award' or 'degree') this is the certificate you receive at your graduation ceremony.

Contact VUHQ (Student Service Centre) to get copies of your academic records. You can also access digital versions of your documents through the My eQuals portal.

Please note that VU Alumni Relations cannot provide these documents.