Admissions at VU

At Victoria University (VU), we keep the admissions process as simple as possible.

We are one of only six universities in Australia to offer both TAFE and university courses – from certificate courses through to masters and PhDs. This means you can start at the level that suits you, and progress towards your goals.

We know that there is more than one way to succeed at learning and our admissions approach reflects that. Read about our admissions requirements and take the next step towards your future studies and career.

Admission categories

You must meet the minimum academic entry requirements in order to be eligible for admission into your chosen course.

Course-specific requirements can be found in both VU's course search and the VTAC course search.

Student profile

The table below provides an indication of the likely peer cohort for new students at Victoria University.

It provides data on students that commenced undergraduate study in a particular year, and were enrolled post census date across all Australian campuses and includes data on International students studying in Australia.

Student numbers in the table have been grouped by the most relevant study or work background of the applicant cohort.


Semester 1, 2022 student profile

Applicant types Number of students Percentage of all students
(A) Higher education study 1579 32.5%
(B) Vocational education and training (VET) study 760 15.7%
Recent secondary education    
 - Admitted solely based on ATAR 398 8.2%
 - Admitted where both ATAR and additional criteria were considered 79 1.6%
 - Admitted on the basis of other criteria only and ATAR was not a factor 1388 28.6%
(D) Work and life experience 226 4.7%
International students 425 8.8%
All students 4855 100%


Find out more about how to enrol as a domestic student after you receive your course offer. If you receive an offer directly from VU or via VTAC, you can accept it and enrol online. Accept your offer by clicking the link in your offer email, logging into MYVU Portal and enrolling online (for undergraduate courses).

If you're enrolling in a TAFE course, you'll be invited to attend an enrolment session in person.

If you are an international student, there are instructions on the process for enrolling as an international student.

If you're not ready to enrol just yet, find out how you can defer your study.

Credit (advanced standing)

Credit is used to recognise your prior learning or work and life experience. It reduces the number of units that you have to complete in your chosen course at VU.

If you’re applying directly to VU via our Admissions Centre and would like to apply for credit as part of your course application, you will be prompted during the process to complete and upload an application for credit (advanced standing) along with the required supporting documentation.

Units can be credited if they are part of the course structure for the course you are applying for. Please note that credits relating to prior VU subjects are automatically granted and no further action is required.

Use our credit calculator to find out what credits you may be eligible to receive towards completion of your course, based on your previous study, work and life experience.