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.

Units on offer may change at any time, so please check back regularly prior to enrolment.

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 for Summer & Winter school

Winter school timelines

  • 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) - MYTimetable 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 11.59pm)
  • 17 June 2017 - MYTimetable 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

Summer school timelines

  • 4 October 2017 - Publication of summer school offerings
  • 27 October 2017 - Summer school timetable published
  • 31 October 2017 - Online enrolment opens for all 2018 semesters
  • 1 November 2017 - MyTimetable semester 3 open in Allocation Adjustment (4pm)
  • 13 November 2017 - Summer semester (Start)
  • 1 December 2017 - MyTimetable semester 3 closes Allocation Adjustment (becomes read only from 4pm)
  • 25 December 2017 - Summer school admin census- last day to add units (11.59pm)
  • 15 January 2018 - Summer school census date – last day to drop units (11.59pm)
  • 22 January 2018 - Examination timetable displayed including publication of seating
  • 2 February 2018 - End of summer school
  • 5 February 2018 - Start of examination period
  • 9 February 2018 - End of examination period
  • 9 February 2018 - Online Commonwealth Assistance Notice (CAN) for summer school semester available in MYVUPortal
  • 23 February 2018 - Results released on MYVUPortal.
  • 23 February 2018 - Last day for students to query Commonwealth Assistance Notice (CAN) for summer school.

Step 1: Check which units are currently offered

College of Arts & Education

  • ACF2002 Aesthetics and Art Criticism (Footscray Nicholson)
  • AEB1307 Mathematical Knowledge for Teaching 2 (Footscray Park)
  • AEB2302 Science, Environment and Sustainability (Footscray Park)
  • AEB2303 International Teaching and Learning Context (Footscray Park)
  • AEB2803 Holistic Practice With Young People (Footscray Park)
  • AEB3301 Inquiry Into Adolescent Teaching and Learning (Footscray Park)
  • AEB3802 Professional Culture and Collaboration (Footscray Park)
  • AED5030 Positive Education (Footscray Park)
  • AEK1105 Aboriginal Traditions and Policy (Footscray Park)
  • ASA1024 Applied Human Rights (Footscray Park)
  • ASA5008 Peace, Violence and Conflict (Footscray Park)
  • ASA6001 Professional Project (Full-Time) (Footscray Park)
  • ASA6005 Community-Based Research (Part 1) (Footscray Park)
  • ASA6006 Community-Based Research (Part 2) (Footscray Park)
  • ECY3001 Working with Young People with Complex Issues (Footscray Park)
  • EEC1101 Personal and Professional Learning (Footscray Park)
  • EEC1104 Healthy, Active Individuals and communities (Footscray Park)
  • EEC1105 Reconciling Australian Humanities Education (Footscray Park)
  • EEC1106 Teaching Primary Mathematics 1 (Footscray Park)
  • EEC1107 Educating for STEM (Footscray Park)
  • EEC2102 Teaching Primary Mathematics 2Teaching Primary Mathematics 2 (Footscray Park)
  • EEC2104 Creativity and the Arts (St Albans)
  • EEE3012 International Teaching and Learning Contexts 1 (Footscray Park)
  • EEE3013 International Teaching and Learning Contexts 2 (Footscray Park)
  • EED6004 Capstone Research Investigation (Footscray Park)
  • EED6031 Minor Thesis A (Part Time) (Footscray Park)
  • EEE1200 Mathematics and Numeracy (Footscray Park).

College of Business

Undergraduate units

  • BMO1102 Management and Organisational Behaviour (Footscray Park)
  • BCO1102 Information Systems for Business (Footscray Park)
  • BEO1105 Economic Principles (Footscray Park)
  • BAO1101 Accounting for Decision Making (Footscray Park)
  • BHO1171 Introduction To Marketing (Footscray Park)
  • BEO1106 Business Statistics (Footscray Park)
  • BPD1100 Integrated Business Challenge (Footscray Park)
  • BPD2100 International Business Challenge (Footscray Park)
  • BPD3100 Applied Business Challenge (Footscray Park)

Postgraduate units

  • BMO6050 Art and Practice of Leadership (City Flinders)
  • BGP7730 Business Research Project (City Flinders)
  • BMO6622 Managing Innovation and Entrepreneurship (City Flinders)
  • BMO7001 Organisational Diagnosis and Change (City Flinders)
  • BMO7002 Technological Change and Innovation (City Flinders)
  • BMO6630 Business Research Methods (City Flinders)
  • BAO5534 Business Finance (City Flinders)

College of Engineering & Science

  • EPM5520 Sustainable Project Management (Footscray Park)
  • NEM3101 Engineering Analysis and Modelling (Footscray Park)
  • RSS3000 Industry Project (Werribee)
  • VQB5781 Mathematics for Fire Safety Engineers (Werribee)
  • VQB5791 Mechanics of Thermo Fluids and Solids for Fire Safety Engineers (Werribee).

College of Health & Biomedicine

  • APP3028 Fieldwork (Footscray Park)
  • APP1013 Psychology 1B (Footscray Park)
  • HBD1204 Electrology (City Queen)
  • HHD2172 Clinical Diagnosis & Management 2 (City Flinders)
  • HHD2273 Clinical Diagnosis &  Management 3 (City Flinders)
  • HHU4185 Clinical Practicum 5 (City Flinders)
  • HNB2207 Professional Practice 3 (St Albans)
  • HNB3208 Directed Studies for Nursing (St Albans)
  • HNB3210 Professional Practice 5 (St Albans)
  • RBF8001 Research Thesis 1 Full Time (Werribee)
  • RBM1202 Bioscience 2: Body Structure & Function (St Albans)
  • RBM1518 Human Physiology 1 (St Albans)
  • RBM1528 Human Physiology 2 (St Albans).

College of Law & Justice

  • BLB1101 Australian Legal System In Context (City Queen)
  • BLB1102 Contracts 1 (City Queen)
  • BLB1114 Legal Research Methods (City Queen)
  • BLB1115 Torts (City Queen)
  • BLB2120 Legal Writing and Drafting (City Queen)
  • BLB3133 Comparative Commercial Law (City Queen)
  • BLB3134 Taxation Law (City Queen)
  • BLB3137 Elements of Regulation (City Queen)
  • BLB4104 Commercial Arbitration Law (City Queen)
  • BLB4141 International Trade Law (City Queen)
  • BLB4142 Advanced Legal Research Dissertation (City Queen)
  • BLO1105 Business Law (City Flinders)
  • LLW1000 Introduction to Public Law (City Queen)
  • LLW1001 Criminal Law (City Queen)
  • LLW3001 Law in Practice 1 (Online)
  • LLW5901 Advanced Legal Research Dissertation (City Queen).

College of Sport & Exercise Science

  • AHE1112 Resistance Training (Footscray Park)
  • AHE2127 Motor Learning (Footscray Park)
  • SPE2007 Minor Games (Footscray Park).

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