Summer & winter school study

Victoria University offers a range of summer and winter school elective units for students to undertake during the two main semester breaks. Units are offered at undergraduate and postgraduate level.

Summer school is also known as Study Period 3 and winter school is known as Study Period 4, both are only available for Higher Education students.

When considering enrolling in a summer or winter unit, please be aware that enrolment is subject to minimum and maximum student numbers.

Benefits of summer & winter school study

  • Lower student to teacher ratio
  • Shorter time frame to complete a unit
  • Faster completion of credit points toward your qualification
  • Potential opportunity to repeat failed units in order to meet pre-requisites for the following semester
  • Weekend classes and short intensives available in some instances

Important dates

Higher Education, Semester 4, (Winter school)

  • 1 May 2017 - Publication of Winter school units on the website
  • 12 May 2017 - Winter School Semester timetable published
  • 22 May 2017 - Online enrolment will be open for selecting units of study
  • 23 May 2017 (4PM)  -  MY Timetable open in Allocation Adjustment Mode
  • 5 June 2017  - Winter School semester 4 begins
  • 8 June 2017 - Winter School Admin Census date – Last day to add units (11.59PM)
  • 15 June 2017 - Winter School Census date (online enrolment closes at 11.59 PM)
  • 17 June 2017 - MY Timetable closes in Allocation Adjustment (becomes read only mode from 4PM)
  • 12 July  2017 - Examination timetable displayed including publication of seating
  • 13 July  2017 - Online Commonwealth Assistance Notice (CAN) for Winter School available in MYVU Portal
  • 14 July  2017 - Winter School semester 4 finishes
  • 17 July  2017 - Examination begins
  • 21 July  2017 - Examination finish
  • 27 July  2017 - Last day for students to query Commonwealth Assistance Notice (CAN) for Winter School
  • 7 August 2017 - Examination Results releases in MYVU Portal

Steps to enrol

Step 1 - Check which units are offered

Check which units are offered for summer (semester 3 ) or winter school (semester 4). Please note that not all colleges offer units over summer/winter.

Unit offerings for winter school will be published on 1 May 2017.

These units are subject to change at the discretion of Victoria University.

Step 2 - Check the timetable

Check Timetable Planner to find out when the unit is offered.

Have a look at the Timetable Planner hints & tips if you get stuck.

Step 3 - Enrol online

You will be able to enrol in available summer or winter school units online via MYVU Portal when enrolment opens. When selecting units, ensure you select semester 3 for summer of semester 4 for winter.

Enrolment forms

You can submit your completed form via ASKVU or in person at any VUHQ.


Find out about enrolment fees and charges for domestic students.


If you have any questions about summer or winter school please contact us via phone or in person.

Phone: +61 3 9919 6100
Visit: VUHQ