Our foundation studies courses are developed for those who would like to gain employment or go on to further education.

We offer many courses designed to help you improve your English-language, writing, study and numeracy skills. Our courses are aimed at young people, mature-aged students, migrants and refugees, Indigenous Australians and students with special needs.

Foundations at VU provides a path to higher-education courses, and is designed for Australian citizens and permanent residents.

Certificate I in Employment Pathways 22523VIC

Develop foundation skills and knowledge to improve your employability and work readiness, and re-engage with learning.

Campus City King St, Footscray Nicholson, Industry, Sunshine, Other
Certificate I in General Education for Adults 22472VIC
Develop literacy and numeracy skills with a Certificate I in General Education for Adults 22472VIC at Victoria University Polytechnic.
Campus City Flinders, Footscray Nicholson, St Albans, Sunshine, Werribee
Certificate II in General Education for Adults 22473VIC

Further develop literacy, numeracy and communication skills with a Certificate II in General Education for Adults 22473VIC at Victoria University Polytechnic.

Campus City Flinders, Footscray Nicholson, Online, St Albans, Sunshine, Werribee
Certificate IV in Tertiary Preparation 22582VIC

In this course you will gain the skills and knowledge required to successfully transition into tertiary education and training pathways.

Campus Footscray Park
Certificate I in Transition Education 22567VIC

This transition education program prepares young people with special learning needs for employment and further vocational education.

Campus Footscray Nicholson, St Albans
Certificate II in Work Education 22481VIC

This work education program prepares young people with special learning needs for employment or vocational education.

Campus Footscray Nicholson, Footscray Park
Certificate I in Work Education 22566VIC

This work education program prepares young people with special learning needs for employment or vocational education.

Campus Footscray Nicholson, St Albans

Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning (Intermediate) VCALINT001

Gain work-related experience, practical knowledge and employability skills with the Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning (Intermediate) VCALINT001.

Duration 1 year Campus Footscray Nicholson Delivery mode Face to Face, Workplace
Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning (Senior) VCALSEN001

Gain work-related experience, practical knowledge and employability skills with the Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning (Senior) VCALSEN001.

Duration 1 year Campus Footscray Nicholson Delivery mode Face to Face, Workplace
Foundations at VU JYAC
Foundations at VU is a fully-funded 13-week course providing Australian citizens and permanent residents with an alternative pathway, if you didn't meet direct entry requirements, to studying a higher education course.
Duration 13 weeks Campus City Campus, Footscray Park

Studying foundation studies at VU

At Victoria University (VU), we want you to follow your passion and excel in the industry you've always dreamed of.

We're one of Australia's most industry-connected institutions, and are one of the top 2% of universities in the world.

You'll learn from leading industry professionals who combine theory with practice to prepare you for your career from day one.

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