Victoria University offers types of courses as outlined in the Courses Lifecycle - Award Course Design (HE) procedure (requires log in to view). VU courses are comprised of units which are structured within a modular approach:
- general degrees: broad-access qualifications for non-traditional and less academically-prepared students
- professional degrees: provide clear professional outcomes and are more linear than general degrees
- sub-degrees: diploma and associate degree courses which provide potential pathways to degree courses
- double degrees: combinations of general and/or professional degrees
- double qualifications: combination of qualifications at different AQF levels, undergraduate to postgraduate, that are studied sequentially.
The accreditation of a new course requires a 3 step development of:
- a concept proposal
- a business case
- a curriculum document.