While studying at VU, you may need to pay additional fees that are charged in special circumstances. These include situations such as enrolling late, or requiring a reprint of an academic transcript.

On this page you will find most additional fees listed.

Please note that these are subject to change.

Types of additional fees & charges

Standard academic transcript

You will be provided with a free digital version of your academic transcript at graduation.

For additional copies, the fees are outlined in this table.

Type 2019 2020
Single copy $26 $26
Subsequent copies when requested at the same time $12 $12
Digital version $15 $15

Pre-2001 academic transcript

If you graduated before 2001 and require an academic transcript, the fees are outlined in this table.

Type 2019 2020
Single copy $37 $35
Subsequent copies when requested at the same time $18 $17

Receiving transcripts via post

To receive your academic transcript via post, fees apply (see Postage section on this page).

Please note that Victoria University doesn't accept responsibility for delays in the delivery of your academic transcript.

The AHEGS is an internationally recognised document that helps potential employers and other institutions understand the achievements of the graduate.

It describes:

  • higher-education qualifications by award
  • the awarding institution
  • the Australian higher-education system.

An AHEGS document is only available to graduating higher-education award students (from October 2012).

You will receive a free digital version at graduation.

You can request additional copies at any other time:

Fees are as follows:

Type 2019 2020
Single copy $26 $26
Subsequent copies when requested at the same time $12 $12
Digital version $15 $15

Receiving AHEGS via post

To receive your AHEGS via post, fees apply (see Postage section on this page).

Please note that Victoria University does not accept responsibility for delays in the delivery of your document.

Fee type 2019 2020
General late fee – failure to meet any published deadline including but not limited to application for admission, unit enrolment or withdrawal $160 $158
Late payment fee – where payment of tuition fees is not made by the due date $160 $158
Reinstatement of enrolment fee – approved for reinstatement of enrolment after cancellation $160 $158
Rectification of student record – student error or omission including failure of student to meet published deadlines or comply with legitimate requests $160 $158
Re-issue of Commonwealth Assistance Notice (CAN) $10 $10
Late CAN dispute fee – disputes made after the deadline $160 $158

 

Non-VU students wishing to have their examination supervised by VU staff can apply to the Assessments and Completions Unit and will be charged the following fees.

Type of external candidate 2019 2020
External candidates sitting with VU candidates $130 $125
External candidates not sitting with VU candidates $165 $160

 

The cost for you as a graduating student to attend your graduation ceremony includes gown hire and the graduation reception.

Graduation ceremony attendance

Guest tickets can be purchased at a cost (limited to 3 guests per graduate). If additional tickets are available, attending students will be notified two weeks prior to the ceremony.

The graduation attendance fee does not include any photography packages.

  2019 2020
Graduation attendance fee for graduating students (Melbourne) $120 $117
Guest tickets (each) $44 $43

 

You will be charged the below fee if you don't comply with minimum standards for external placements (late cancellations, failure to attend, student and professional misconduct, failure to provide mandatory documentation etc).

Discipline Rate per day per student (excl GST)*

Nursing and Midwifery

$49.60

Allied Health (includes the following areas)

  • Social Work
  • Nutrition and Dietetics
  • Physiotherapy
  • Clinical based Psychology
  • Speech Pathology
  • Clinical Exercise and Rehabilitation

$ 29.28

 

Fees for replacement documentation vary.

Request a replacement document using the Request for formal results statements form.

Document 2019 2020
Recall of archived testamur – this applies 12 months after award conferral $32 $32
Reissued notification of completion (electronic) Free Free
Reissued official letter of completion (single hardcopy) $21 $22
Reissued official letter of completion (subsequent copy) $12 $12
Replacement testamurs (hard copy)** $170 $168
Replacement testamurs (digital version – for those who graduated December 2017 onwards)** $15 $15

**Please note: Replacement Testamurs will be issued if they have been destroyed, damaged, lost or stolen. The replacement document will include a statement indicating that it is a replacement and the date it was issued. You must provide supporting evidence, such as a copy of a Police report (contact your local police station) or Fire report detailing the circumstances of the damage, loss or theft. If an official report is not available please attach a signed and appropriately witnessed Statutory Declaration stating the details of how the document was lost/destroyed. If the testamur is damaged you must return the original version.

Receiving replacement documentation via post

To receive your replacement document(s) via post, fees apply (see Postage section on this page). Please note that Victoria University does not accept responsibility for delays in the delivery of your document(s).

Verifying documentation

  • Award verification international request (GST not applicable): $60
  • Award verification within Australia: $75.

Replacement student ID cards can be requested online, simply upload your photo and your card will be prepared for collection at your preferred VUHQ.

There is a fee for lost ID cards unless you have a police report (contact your local police station) stating that it was stolen, in which case it is free.

  2019 2020
Replacement for lost card $32 $32
Replacement for stolen card (if a Police Report is provided) Free Free

 

A statement of attainment is applicable to VET/TAFE students. The statement lists all units passed for courses recognised within the Australian Qualifications Framework.

If you are applying to study at another Registered Training Organisation (RTO) you should request a Statement of Attainment.

If you need an official University statement showing all your results for both Higher Education and TAFE courses you should request an academic transcript.

Document 2019 2020
Statement of Attainment $25 $26

Receiving your statement of attainment via post

To receive your statement of attainment via post, fees apply (see Postage section on this page).

Please note that Victoria University does not accept responsibility for delays in the delivery of your document.

Postage

The following postage applies for letters of completion, transcripts, statements of attainment and AHEGS.

Postage type 2019 2020
Standard or international airmail Free Free
Express post (Australia) $18 $18
Express post (International) $24 $24
DHL overseas courier (trackable) $75 $72

The following postage applies for testamurs.

Postage type 2019 2020
Testamur express post (Australia) $24 $24
Testamur express post (International, non-trackable) $28 $28
DHL overseas courier (trackable) $75 $70

 

Other costs you may incur while studying

In addition to your course fees and the fees and charges listed on this page, you may have other costs to consider while studying at university/TAFE.

Examples include:

  • material fees
  • transport costs related to public transport, riding a bicycle, driving a car, or taking a taxi/Uber
  • health expenses
  • accommodation/housing
  • food and groceries
  • schooling for your children.

Learn more about the costs of studying and living