Our foundation studies courses are developed for those who would like to gain employment or go on to further education.

We offer many courses designed to help you improve your English-language, writing, study and numeracy skills. Our courses are aimed at young people, mature-aged students, migrants and refugees, Indigenous Australians and students with special needs.

Foundations at VU provides a path to higher-education courses, and is designed for Australian citizens and permanent residents.

Certificate I in Employment Pathways

Develop foundation learning skills and find out about workplace expectations, with a Certificate I in Employment Pathways from Victoria University Polytechnic.

Campus City King St, Footscray Nicholson, Sunshine, Werribee, Other
Certificate I in General Education for Adults
Develop literacy and numeracy skills with a Certificate I in General Education for Adults at Victoria University Polytechnic.
Campus City Flinders, Footscray Nicholson, St Albans, Sunshine, Werribee
Certificate II in General Education for Adults

Further develop literacy, numeracy and communication skills with a Certificate II in General Education for Adults at Victoria University Polytechnic.

Campus City Flinders, Footscray Nicholson, Online, St Albans, Sunshine, Werribee
Certificate IV in Liberal Arts

This certificate provides an alternative path to further study.

Duration 1 year Campus City Flinders, Footscray Nicholson, St Albans Delivery mode Face to Face
Certificate IV in Tertiary Preparation

In this course you will gain the skills and knowledge required to successfully transition into tertiary education and training pathways.

Duration 0.5 years Campus Footscray Nicholson, Footscray Park Delivery mode Blended, Face to Face
Certificate I in Transition Education
This transition education program prepares young people with special learning needs for employment and further vocational education.
Duration 1 year Campus Footscray Nicholson, St Albans Delivery mode Face to Face, Workplace
Certificate I in Work Education
This work education program prepares young people with special learning needs for employment or vocational education.
Duration 1 year Campus Footscray Nicholson, Footscray Park, St Albans Delivery mode Face to Face, Workplace
Certificate II in Work Education

This work education program prepares young people with special learning needs for employment or vocational education.

Campus Footscray Nicholson, Footscray Park

Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning (Intermediate)

Gain work-related experience, practical knowledge and employability skills with the Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning (VCAL).

Duration 1 year Campus Footscray Nicholson, Werribee Delivery mode Face to Face, Workplace
Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning (Senior)

Gain work-related experience, practical knowledge and employability skills with the Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning (VCAL).

Duration 1 year Campus Footscray Nicholson, Werribee Delivery mode Face to Face, Workplace
Foundations at VU
Foundations at VU is a fully funded 13-week course providing Australian citizens and permanent residents with an alternative pathway, if you didn't meet direct entry requirements, to studying a higher education course.
Duration 13 weeks Campus Footscray Park

Studying foundation studies at VU

At Victoria University (VU), we want you to follow your passion and excel in the industry you've always dreamed of.

We're one of Australia's most industry-connected institutions, and are one of the top 2% of universities in the world.

You'll learn from leading industry professionals who combine theory with practice to prepare you for your career from day one.

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