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. In July 2020, all our orientation sessions will be held online.

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

2020 orientation program

New to VU? Make sure you attend your Welcome Session(s) as well as our virtual Winter O-Fest activities.

Come along to your virtual postgraduate orientation session to get to know our friendly college and school staff. Gain all the essential information you need to start your study.

You will receive a link to register for each relevant session via email.

Postgraduate student welcome

Monday 20 July 10–10.45am
Webex online platform

The main postgraduate welcome is for all commencing postgraduate students. If you also have a course specific session listed below, please attend this in addition to the main welcome. This session will include a Q&A session with college staff, Student Mentors and Student Advisors, so you will have the opportunity to ask questions and hear from current VU students.

Course-specific sessions

Monday 20 July, 11.30am–12pm
Zoom online platform

If you are commencing one of the following courses, attend this in addition to the postgraduate student welcome:

  • AMCD Master of International Communications Development Orientation
  • AMDM Master of Digital Media Orientation
  • ATTL Graduate Certificate in TESOL Orientation
  • EGEC Graduate Diploma in Early Childhood Education
  • EMED Master of Education Orientation
  • EMES Master of Teaching (Secondary) Orientation
  • EMPE Master of Teaching (Primary) Orientation.

If you’re about to commence an undergraduate degree, come along to our Undergraduate Welcome Sessions and one of our live Block Essential Sessions to get prepared to commence your studies. 

You will receive a link to register for each relevant session via email.

Welcome session

Tuesday 21 July, 10–10.30am
Webex online platform

Block Essential Sessions

Come along and ask academic staff, Student Mentors, Student Advisors and Course Unit Advisors any questions you might have. You can select from any of the following sessions:

  • Session 1
    Tuesday 21 July, 10.30–11am
    Webex online platform
  • Session 2
    Wednesday 22 July, 2–2.30pm
    Webex online platform
  • Session 3
    Thursday 23 July, 11–11.30am
    Webex online platform

Other sessions

If your course is listed in this section, this is the only session you need to attend:

  • LGML Graduate Diploma in Migration Law
    Saturday 13 June, 9–11.30am
    This session has been recorded and is available in your VU Collaborate Essentials space.
  • EDES Diploma of Education Studies
    Wednesday 22 July, 2–2.30pm
    Zoom online platform.

If you’re about to commence a course with VU College, come along to your live Welcome Session to get prepared to commence your studies.

You will receive the meeting information for your session via email.

Higher Education Diploma Welcome

Monday 20 July, 12–2pm
Zoom online platform

If you are commencing one of the following courses, please attend the VU College Orientation:

  • VDBE Diploma of Business (Enterprise)
  • VDEN Diploma of Engineering
  • VDIT Diploma of Information Technology.

If your course is listed in this section, this is the only session you need to attend.

You will receive a link to register for each relevant session via email:

  • LGML Graduate Diploma in Migration Law
    Saturday 13 June, 9–11.30am
    This session has been recorded and is available in your VU Collaborate Essentials space.
  • EDES Diploma of Education Studies
    Wednesday 22 July, 2–2.30pm
    Zoom online platform.

If you are a newly commencing international student, please attend one of these Q&A sessions:

  • Session 1
    Thursday 2 July, 11–11.30am
    Zoom online platform
  • Session 2
    Tuesday 14 July, 11–11.30am
    Zoom online platform
  • Session 3
    Friday 24 July, 11am–12pm
    Zoom online platform.

You will receive a link to register for each relevant session via email.

Make sure you attend our virtual Winter O-Fest activities! You can meet other students, get involved with student life and take part in fun activities, which include:

  • yoga classes
  • Zumba lessons
  • Bollywood and hip hop dance classes
  • caricature sessions
  • cyber savvy sessions
  • student clubs sessions
  • career sessions
  • games rooms
  • a whole lot more!

Register now.