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 3, 2016/2017 (Summer school)

  • 21 October 2016 – Summer timetable will be available for students to view
  • 31 October 2016 – Timetable published
  • 31 October 2016 – Online enrolment will be open for selecting units of study
  • 4 November 2016 (4pm) – MyTimetable open in Allocation Adjustment Mode
  • 14 November 2016 – Summer school semester 3 begins
  • 4 December 2016 – MyTimetable closes Allocation Adjustment – read only (4pm)
  • 23 December 2016 – Last day to add units for online enrolments – (11.59pm)
  • 13 January 2017 – MyTimetable closes now Read-only Mode – (4pm)
  • 13 January 2017 – Census date (online enrolment closes)
  • 23 January 2017 – Examination timetable released
  • 3 February 2017 – Summer school semester 3 finishes
  • 6 February 2017 – Examinations begin
  • 10 February 2017 – Examinations finish
  • 22 February 2017 – Examination results released in MYVU portal.

Step 1: Check which units are offered

Step 1: 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. Units being offered are subject to change at the discretion of Victoria University.

College of Arts units

  • ABA1003 Introduction to Sociology (summer, Footscray Park)
  • ACG5216 Professional Public Speaking (summer, City Flinders)
  • ACU1002 Creativity, Communication & the Digital Age (summer, Footscray Park)
  • ACX2001 International Study (summer, study tour – no timetable)
  • AEK1105 Aboriginal Traditions and Policy (summer, Footscray Park)
  • APP1013 Psychology 1B (summer, Footscray Park)
  • ASA5007 Latin America: Roots and Radicalism (summer, Footscray Park).

College of Business units

*Enrolment for units marked with an asterisk "*" must be completed by using A13 Unit of Study Amendment form. It also requires permission from unit coordinator Andrew Stein. Please email for more information.

College of Education units

  • AEB1103 Learning, Teaching and Praxis Inquiry (St Albans) [students in ABEC, ABED, HBED only]
  • AEB1306 Mathematical Knowledge for Teaching 1 (Footscray Park) [students in ABEC, ABED, HBED only]
  • AEB1307 Mathematical Knowledge for Teaching 2 (St Albans) [students in ABEC, ABED, HBED only]
  • AEB2164 Health, PE and Motor Development (St Albans) [students in ABEC only]
  • AEB2250 Healthy Activity, Community and Wellbeing (Footscray Park) [students in ABED, HBED only]
  • AEB2251 Imagination, Creativity and Design (St Albans) [students in ABED, HBED only]
  • AEB2283 Development Studies 2 (St Albans) [students in ABEC only]
  • AEB2302 Science, Environment and Sustainability (Footscray Park) [students in ABED, HBED only]
  • AEB2802 Ethics and Youth Work Practice (Footscray Park) [Offered to students enrolled in College of Arts, Education, and Sport & Exercise Science]
  • AEB2803 Holistic Practice With Young People (Footscray Park) [Prereq AEB1800. Offered to students enrolled in College of Arts, Education, and Sport & Exercise Science]
  • AEB3802 Professional Culture and Collaboration
  • AEG5117 Early Childhood Curriculum and Pedagogy 1: the Sciences (St Albans) [students in AGTE amd EMTC students]
  • ECY3000 Supporting Young People in Dual Diagnosis Settings (Footscray Park) [Prereq AEB1800. Offered to students enrolled in College of Arts, Education, and Sport & Exercise Science]
  • EEC1102 Orientation to Education and Human Development (Footscray Park) [ABEC, ABED & EBED only. Classes run late 2016 so only open to students enrolled in 2016]
  • EEC1103 ICT in Education for the 21St Century (Footscray Park) [Open to all continuing ug students]
  • EEC1104 Healthy, Active Individuals and Communities (Footscray Park) [EBED and EDES only. Classes run in January so open for early offer EBED students]
  • EEC1105 Reconciling Australian Humanities Education (Footscray Park) [Open to ABED, ABEC students enrolled in 2016 and EBED students. Classes run in January so open for early offer EBED students]
  • EEC1106 Teaching Primary Mathematics 1 (Footscray Park) [EBED only. Classes run late 2016 so only open to students enrolled in 2016]
  • EEC1107 Educating for STEM (Footscray Park) [Open to all EBED students. Classes run in January so open for early offer students].

College of Engineering & Science units

  • EPM5520 Sustainable Project Management (Footscray Park)
  • NEF1102 Engineering Physics 1 (Footscray Park)
  • RCS1110 Chemistry for Biological Sciences A (Footscray Park)
  • VQB5781 Mathematics for Fire Safety Engineers (online)
  • VQB5791Mechanics of Thermo-Fluids and Solids for Fire Safety Engineers (online).

College of Health & Biomedicine units

  • No summer units on offer at this time.

College of Law & Justice units

  • BLB3133 Comparative Commercial Law (City Queen)
  • BLB3137 Elements of Regulation (City Queen)
  • BLB4141 International Trade Law (City Queen)
  • BLB4142 Advanced Legal Research Dissertation (City Queen)
  • LLW2001 Competition Law and Policy (City Queen)
  • LLW3001 Law in Practice
  • LLW4002 Australian Migration Law (City Queen)
  • LLW4003 Australia’s Visa System(City Queen).

College of Sport & Exercise Science units

  • AHE1112 Resistance Training (Footscray Park)
  • AHE2127 Motor Learning (Footscray Park)
  • SCL1001 Personal Training (Footscray Park)
  • SPE1000 Movement Skill Acquisition (Footscray Park)
  • SPE1006 Introduction to Movement Skills (Footscray Park)
  • SPE1105 Aquatic and Athletic Movement Activities (Footscray Park)
  • SPE2007 Minor Games (Footscray Park)
  • SPE2200 Games and Sports (Footscray Park).

Step 2: Check the timetable planner

Step 2: Check the 2016 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

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 VU Student Service Centre.


Find out about enrolment fees and charges for domestic students.


If you have any questions about summer or winter school please contact the Student Service Centre.

Phone: +61 3 9919 6100
In person: Student Service Centre locations