Get help while you study

Adjusting to university or TAFE can be challenging, so we are here to help.

Victoria University (VU) is proud to be a supportive, inclusive university. We understand the challenges our students face and our friendly staff are available to offer advice when you need it.

Whether you've come from high school or overseas, or you're returning to study, we can help you adjust to life at university.

International student support

Adjusting to a new culture and environment is exciting, but it can be overwhelming at times.

VU has students from all over the world, of all ages and all backgrounds, so you’ll always find people you can relate with and talk to at VU.

If you need help, please contact our international student support team:

Phone: +61 3 9919 4953

Learning advice

Our Learning Hubs offer workshops and a drop-in sessions to help you develop the skills you need to keep on track. Academic advice is offered through mentoring, group activities and online after-hours support.

We can help you with:

  • university assignments and assessment tasks
  • maths and writing skills and resources
  • effective ways to study and manage your time
  • exam preparation.

Staying on track

Our student advocacy service provides confidential advice, support and representation to help you progress successfully during your time at university.

We can help you prepare and present your own views regarding course progress, appeals, special consideration and complaint resolution.

Disability support

If you have a disability or medical condition that could impact your studies, talk to us. Our Accessibility Liaison Officers will help you participate in all aspects of university life.

We can provide support to enhance your learning in class through course adjustments, alternative arrangements and direct, in-class support workers.

Financial advice

Our professional staff can provide financial advice for managing your study and living costs.

We also offer guidance on financial assistance you may be entitled to from the Australian Government.

Make a finance/welfare enquiry online or contact us on +61 3 9919 6100.

Housing & accommodation

Our Student Housing Service provides you with free advice and assistance, access to the student housing database and lots more.

We also operate university accommodation for students at our Footscray Park Campus through UniLodge Victoria University.

Contact our housing services team:

Ask a question in ASKVU
Phone: +61 3 9919 6100

Health & wellbeing advice

We care about your health and wellbeing. Our health advisor can provide confidential support, information and referrals to help you manage any physical, mental and emotional challenges.


Our counselling service also offers confidential, individual counselling sessions, as well as year-round group workshops. We can help equip you with the skills, tools and resources to handle the demands of university life.