Welcome to Victoria University and Victoria University Polytechnic! We hope that studying with us is one of the most memorable times of your life.

Orientations are a great way to start university or TAFE.  You'll get important course information and make friends at fun social events.

On-campus orientations are held twice a year. In February/March (Semester 1) we call our orientation 'Summer O-Fest', and in July (Semester 2) we call it 'Winter O-Fest'.

International student orientation

As a new international student you need to arrive in Australia before your course starts and in time to attend your compulsory orientation session.

It’s a good idea to arrive at least a week before your international orientation. You'll then have time to explore Melbourne and go to O-Fest on your campus.

International orientation provides important information from VU staff, students and community organisations about living in Melbourne and getting a great start at VU, including:

  • support services for international students
  • overseas student health cover (OSHC)
  • safety
  • your student visa rights and responsibilities
  • facilities and services on campus
  • learning resources, support and expectations.

VU College/Foundation/Polytechnic International Orientation (including postgrad business)

Wednesday 10 July 2019

9am - 4pm
Room 1101, Level 11, City Flinders Campus

This orientation and enrolment session is essential for international students starting a:

  • postgraduate business course
  • Doctor of Business Administration
  • VU College/Foundation course
  • VU Polytechnic course.

Register for VU College/Foundation/Polytechnic international orientation

Bachelor & postgraduate International Orientation

Tuesday 16 July 2019

9am - 4pm
Room L114, Building L, Footscray Park Campus

This orientation and enrolment session is essential for international students studying an undergraduate or postgraduate degree at the following course levels:

  • Bachelor
  • Graduate certificate (all courses except Business)
  • Graduate diploma (all courses except Business)
  • Masters (all courses except Business)
  • Phd (Integrated) from all Colleges.

Register for Bachelor & postgraduate International Orientation

Friday 19 July
11.45am - 3.45pm
VU Bar, Level 0, Building M, Footscray Park Campus

The Incredible Race combines team building and exploration into one action-packed afternoon. Working in teams, you’ll be given clues to help you explore our Footscray Park campus.

Lunch and afternoon tea will be provided.

Register for The Incredible Race