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.

You'll need to register for your free orientation in the Postgraduate Business or Very Useful Information sections below

It’s a good idea to arrive at least a week before your international orientation. You'll then have time to explore Melbourne.

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.

For students commencing a postgraduate business course on 4 November 2019.

Wednesday 30 October 2019

10am - 3pm
Room 1101, Level 11, City Flinders Campus

This orientation, academic advice and enrolment session is essential for international students starting a postgraduate business course.

Register for Postgraduate Business international orientation

The Very Useful Information Sessions are free, optional sessions designed to help international students to do the following:

  • meet other students
  • find out where and how to look for a job
  • understand your working conditions and what you should be paid
  • learn about Australian life and culture
  • find out about travelling safely and economically on public transport
  • have a great experience at VU and in Melbourne.

You can come to as many sessions as you'd like:

Register to get a free lunch!

Find out more about the sessions and register online.