VU Block Model

Achieve more with our unique and award-winning VU Block Model®, studying one subject at a time.
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No.1 learner engagement (Vic)
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Teaching Excellence Award
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Top university for real job skills

Feel confident and engaged in your studies with our unique VU Block Model®.

Study one subject at a time, learn in interactive, workshop-style classes, and be supported to reach your full potential.

Victoria University (VU) is the first university in Australia, and the largest in the world, to deliver courses through this innovative teaching model, inspired by similar successful models across North America and Europe.

The information on this page applies to undergraduate courses at VU. For postgraduate study, please see VU Block Model® – postgraduate courses.

Our VU Block Model® explained

At most universities, you would usually study four subjects at the same time, similar to high school. 

With the VU Block Model®, you study one subject at a time, in four-week blocks. That means you can focus your efforts, master your skills, and receive real-time feedback before moving on to the next subject. 

Watch our short video below, where VU student Maneesha explains how it all works – and how it gives you a better study experience.  

A more engaging way to study

  • Enjoy more flexibility with a focused timetable of three-hour classes, three days a week – making it easier to balance work, family and everything else that matters in life. 
  • Learn in interactive classes where you can apply your skills to real-world scenarios and really get to know your teachers, classmates and our industry partners. 
  • Build career-ready skills that put you in demand – employers rate our graduates number 1 in Australia for real job skills.*
  • Get real-time feedback on assessments. You’ll typically finish a block on a Friday and receive your results the following Monday, so you can feel confident moving on to the next subject.
  • Fast-track your studies with optional summer or winter blocks, or take a block off when life demands a break.
  • Enjoy dedicated first-year support with our unique VU First Year College®, the first in Australia. 

*Top university in Australia for workplace technical skills (QUILT 2022)

Frequently asked questions (FAQ) about the VU block model®