Whether you’ve just returned from a gap year backpacking around Europe, or you’re looking for a career change or to upskill, stepping into university life has its hurdles.

We understand that you’ve got extra commitments outside of uni life - whether that’s work or someone to care for at home.

So, we've developed a flexible way to learn with our Australia-first, First Year Model.

Traditionally, you juggle the demands and deadlines of four units at the same time.

Instead, our First Year Model uses a single-focused approach.

Your first year will be broken into two semesters.

Each semester will be broken into four blocks which run for four weeks.

You’ll focus on one unit in each block, completing all your assessments before moving onto the next.

So, instead of this (screen shows a graphic of 4 units being taught at once across each semester), your first year will look like this (screen shows a graphic of 1 unit at a time in 4 blocks across each semester).

The First Year Model offers you flexible study options so you can fit uni around your life.

It also offers practical, hands-on teaching methods that prepare you for your future.

So when you study at VU, you know you’ll get the experience you need to succeed.