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.

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Summer school enrolment

Summer school is also known as Study Period 3 and is only available for Higher Education students. When considering enrolling in a summer unit, please be aware that enrolment is subject to minimum and maximum student numbers.

Benefits of summer 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, 2015/2016 (Summer school)

  • 16 October 2015 - Timetable published and available to view in Timetable Planner.
  • 26 October 2015 - Online enrolment will be open for select units of study. (Unit of Study Amendment forms will be accepted for students whose course was not available for online enrolment).
  • 2 November 2015 (4pm) - MyTimetable open in Allocation Adjustment Mode.
  • 9 November 2015 - Summer school semester 3 begins.
  • 11 December 2015 (4pm) - MyTimetable now in Read-only mode.
  • 11 December 2015 - Online enrolment will close for timely amendments (Unit of Study Amendment forms will no longer be accepted after this date).
  • 15 January 2016 - Summer school census date.
  • 29 January 2016 - Summer school semester ends.

Higher Education, Trimester 3, 2015/2016

  • Monday 16 November 2015 (4pm) - MyTimetable Open in Allocation Adjustment Mode.
  • Monday 16 November 2015 - Online enrolment open for select units of study.
  • Monday 23 November 2015 - Trimester 3 begins.
  • Friday 4 December 2015 - Online enrolment closes for timely amendments.
  • Wednesday 16 December 2015 (4pm) - MyTimetable open in Read-only Mode.
  • Friday 19 February 2016 - Trimester 3 ends.

Higher Education, Semester 4, 2016 (Winter school)

  • TBA – Timetable published.
  • 16 May 2016 - Online enrolment will be open for select units of study. (Unit of Study Amendment forms will be accepted for students whose course was not available for online enrolment).
  • 23 May 2016 (4pm) – MyTimetable Open in Allocation Adjustment Mode.
  • 06 June 2016 -  Winter school semester 4 begins.
  • 15 June 2016 - Online enrolment closes for timely amendments. (Unit of Study Amendment forms will no longer be accepted after this date).
  • 17 June 2016 (4pm) – MyTimetable open in Read-only Mode.

Enrolment process

Step 1: Check which units are offered for summer school (study period/semester 3). 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

  • ACL1001 Reading Contemporary Fiction (Footscray Park)
  • ACL1002 Studying Poetry and Poetics (Footscray Park)
  • APP1013 Psychology 1B (Footscray Park)
  • ASH1001 World History 1 (Footscray Park)
  • ACX2001 International Study (this unit is running but not timetabled, as it is an international study tour)
  • ASP2003 International Security (Footscray Park) – this unit is now full- no further enrolments permitted
  • ACG5206 Creative Writing (City Flinders) – postgraduate students only
  • AEK1105 Aboriginal History and Tradition (Footscray Park)
  • ASS1053 Introduction to Sociology (Footscray Park) – (unit was previously ASS1051 Sociology 1A – unit has now changed name).

College of Business units

  • BAO1101 Accounting for Decision Making (Footscray Park)
  • BEO1105 Economic Principles (City Flinders)
  • BEO1106 Business Statistics (City Flinders)
  • BEO3433 Field Research Project (Footscray - Study tour Singapore) *
  • BHO1171 Introduction to Marketing (Footscray Park)
  • BHO6505 Marketing Management (City Flinders)
  • BMO1102 Management and Organisation Behaviour (Footscray Park)
  • BMO5501 Business Ethics and Sustainability (City Flinders)
  • BMO5505 Leadership and Innovation Practicum (City Flinders - Study tour India) **
  • BMO6050 Art and Practice of Leadership (City Flinders)
  • BMO6630 Business Research Methods (City Flinders)
  • BPD2100 International Business Challenge (Footscray Park)
  • BPD3100 Applied Business Challenge (Footscray Park) ***

Please note:

Units marked with * can only be enrolled in using the A13 Unit of Study Amendment form, and require permission from Unit coordinator Roberto Bergami. Funding may be available (conditions apply). (Email roberto.bergami@vu.edu.au for more information).

Units marked with ** can only be enrolled in using the A13 Unit of Study Amendment form, and require permission from Unit coordinator Keith Thomas. (Email keith.thomas@vu.edu.au for more information).

Units marked with *** can only be enrolled in using the A13 Unit of Study Amendment form, and require permission from Unit coordinator Andrew Stein.(Email andrew.stein@vu.edu.au for more information). You'll be notified by 13 November if you were successful.

College of Education units

  • AEB1103 Learning, Teaching & Praxis Inquiry (Footscray Park)
  • AEB1103 Learning, Teaching & Praxis Inquiry (St Albans)
  • AEB1261 Language and Literacy in Early Childhood (St Albans)
  • AEB1306 Mathematical Knowledge for Teaching 1 (Footscray Park)
  • AEB1307 Mathematical Knowledge for Teaching 2 (St Albans)
  • AEB2150 Reasoning for Problem Solving (Footscray Park)
  • AEB2163 Visual & Creative Arts (St Albans)
  • AEB2250 Healthy Activity, Community & Wellbeing (Footscray Park)
  • AEB2251 Imagination, Creativity & Design (St Albans)
  • AEB2283 Development Studies 2 (St Albans)
  • AEB2302 Science, Environment & Sustainability (Footscray Park)
  • AEB2801 Gangs and Groups: the Culture of Young People (Footscray Park)
  • AEB2803 Holistic Practice with Young People (Footscray Park)
  • AEB3150 Engagement & Pathways (Footscray Park)
  • AEB3802 Professional Culture & Collaboration (Footscray Park)
  • AEB3804 Research & Young People (Footscray Park)
  • AEB4169 Mathematics & Numeracy in Primary (St Albans)
  • AEG5124 Professional Practice (Offered Off-Campus)
  • AET4003 Improving Practice (Footscray Park)
  • EEC1105 Reconciling Australian Humanities Education (Footscray Park)

College of Engineering & Science units

  • ECB3142 Active Directory Design And Management (Footscray Park)
  • ENE3102 Systems And Applications (Footscray Park)**
  • VAN4011 Engineering Project 1 (Footscray Park)
  • VAN4012 Engineering Project 2 (Footscray Park)
  • VEB4100 Engineering Design 4A (Footscray Park)**
  • VEB4200 Engineering Design 4B (Footscray Park)**
  • RCM1614 Applied Statistics 2 (Footscray Park)

Please note: Units marked with ** can only be enrolled with permission from Unit coordinator Andrew Cramond (email andrew.cramond@vu.edu.au for more information).

College of Health & Biomedicine units

  • HBM1202 Anatomy & Physiology 2 (St Albans)
  • RBM1202 Bioscience 2: Body Structure and Function (St Albans)
  • RBM1203 Bioscience 2: Human Body Structure & Function (St Albans)

College of Law & Justice units

  • BLB2122 Advocacy and Communication (City Queen)
  • BLB3129 Intellectual Property Law (City Queen)
  • BLB3130 Interviewing and Negotiation Skills (City Queen)
  • BLB3133 Comparative Commercial Law (City Queen)
  • BLB3137 Elements of Regulation (City Queen)
  • BLB4105 Commercial Arbitration Practice and Procedure (City Queen)
  • BLB4141 International Trade Law (City Queen)
  • BLB4142 Advanced Legal Research Dissertation (City Queen)
  • BLB4146 Wills and the Administration of Estates (City Queen)
  • BLO2206 Taxation Law and Practice (Footscray Park)
  • BLO2207 Employment Law (Footscray Park)
  • LLW1000 Introduction to Public Law (City Queen)
  • LLW3001 Law in Practice 1 (Online)
  • LLW5000 Advanced Commercial Law (City Queen)
  • LLW5003 Evidence and Criminal Procedure (City Queen)
  • LLW5903 Mooting Competition (City Queen)**

Please note: Units marked with ** can only be enrolled in using the A13 Unit of Study Amendment form, and require permission from Unit coordinator Vivi Tan (email vivi.tan@vu.edu.au for more information).

College of Sport & Exercise Science units

  • AHE1202 Biomechanics (Footscray Park)
  • AHE2127 Motor Learning (Footscray Park)
  • RBM1174 Human Physiology (Footscray Park)
  • SCL1001 Personal Training (Footscray Park)
  • SPE1000 Movement Skill Acquisition (Footscray Park)
  • SPE1006 Introduction To Movement Skills (Footscray Park)
  • SPE2007 Minor Games (Footscray Park)
  • AHE1106 Exercise Psychology (Footscray Park)
  • AHE2129 Advanced Resistance Training (Footscray Park)

Step 2: Check the Timetable Planner to find out when the unit is offered. You should ensure you check the timetable regularly for updates.

Step 3: Enrol, either online or by paper.

  • If you enrolled in your course online, you will be able to enrol in available summer school units online via MYVU Portal when enrolment opens. When selecting units, ensure you select semester 3.
  • If your course is not available for online enrolment, you can use the Unit of Study Amendment (higher education) form.

Enrolment forms

You can submit your completed form via ASKVU or in person at any VU Student Service Centre.

Fees

Information about enrolment fees and charges for domestic students can be found on our website.

Contact

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