Welcome to Victoria University and Victoria University Polytechnic – we hope it's one of the most memorable times of your life!

Orientation is a great way to start university or TAFE. You'll receive important course information and make friends at fun social events.

On-campus orientation is held twice a year. In February/March (Semester 1) we call it 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 international orientation and enrolment session.

These sessions are free and run by Student Services. You will find out important information about living in Melbourne and getting started at VU, including:

  • health and safety
  • arriving in Melbourne
  • accommodation and rental advice
  • your student visa rights and responsibilities
  • academic and support services for international students.