Victoria University offers a range of engaging and informative programs for secondary-school students.

  • Campus tours and presentations allow year 10 to 12 students to see why they might choose VU.

  • Our academic programs help students transition to tertiary study.

  • Our special admission scheme offers year 12 students alternative entry options into their dream course.

VU's tours and programs help the transition from secondary school to university

Visit our university

For students in years 10 to 12, we provide campus tours as well as comprehensive presentations covering:

Register for a campus tour and presentation

Our tours allow Year 12 students to experience why they should choose VU

University activities for all year levels

Students who had not considered studying at university can experience university life through workshops and activities run by our academic colleges.

Legal studies

The Sir Zelman Cowen Centre and College of Law and Justice at Victoria University runs a number of school education and careers programs to expose students to a range of careers in the wider justice and legal sector.

Moot competition

The Michael Kirby Contract Law Moot Competition is a fascinating opportunity for students interested in legal studies to experience a simulation of live courtroom proceedings at our City Queen Campus.

Students are invited to attend as observers or volunteers.

Civics education network – Mix-it-Up

In 2018 the Sir Zelman Cowen Centre will be running ‘Mix-it-Up’, an intercultural civics education network for students in years 10-11 in the Brimbank local government area.

Schools in the Brimbank area are encouraged to contact the Mix-it-Up Coordinator at to find out more about the program.

Headstart in law

Headstart is a one day workshop for year 11 students interested in legal studies and learning more about the wider legal and justice related professions.

The workshop will be held at the Sir Zelman Cowen Centre, in the heart of Melbourne's legal district.

Individual workshops at schools will not be available in 2018.

Learn, Experience, Access Professions (LEAP)

The Sir Zelman Cowen Centre was the lead agency delivering LEAP into Law for five years. Funding for LEAP concluded in 2017, so the program is no longer running.

Students and teachers can still access the LEAP website for:

  • resources about the professions
  • study options.

Schools previously involved in the LEAP into Law program will be invited to attend Headstart Day in Term 3/4 in 2018.

The Kirby Moot competition is an excellent opportunity to see law students in action

Special programs for secondary-school students

Early Entry Offer Program

Our Early Entry Offer Program (EEOP) is an alternative-entry program for current Year 12 students. EEOP is about recognising students  individuals, not as numbers.

VET in Schools (VETiS)

VET in School (VETiS) programs are generally completed over one or two years, and provide a qualification or partial completion of a Certificate II or III.

Early Uni Pathways program

Through our Early Uni Pathways program, we work collaboratively with partner schools in Melbourne’s west to introduce students to university study while they’re still at school.

The programs for Year 11 (Uni-Link) and Year 12  (Uni-Study) help propel students into tertiary life, providing a greater understanding of university and their options for the future.

VU's programs offer secondary students alternative pathways to study

Contact us

For more information or to find activities in other study areas, email