Out-of-home care & care leaver support

We offer a range of support for students who are in out-of-home care, or have left an out-of-home care arrangement.

If you are currently living in, transitioning out of or have previously lived in out-of-home care (including foster, residential, kinship and permanent), we are here to help you.

Our teams can assist you in your transition to Higher Education or TAFE and provide you with ongoing assistance to set you up for success.

Care leavers research project

Have you recently left out-of-home care and are attending or have attended Victoria University (VU)?

We would love you to be part of a research project that is gathering care leavers' experiences of support and study at VU. Participants are eligible for a $100 voucher.

Make a difference to the support offered by VU for those who have left out-of-home care.

Register your interest by filling out the online form. Or you can contact Dr Peter Gill:

Email: [email protected]
Phone: +61 3 9919 5641 or +61 403 107 369.

Scholarships & financial support

At Victoria University, we have a number of scholarships available to support students to get a head start.

Browse our scholarships

While these options are not specific to care leavers, we encourage you to review the criteria and submit an application if you are eligible for any of these.