Education journeys

Victoria University has consolidated its research activity.

From 2018 research of the Victoria Institute is located within the Institute Sustainable Industries & Liveable Cities.


Disadvantaged communities are often exposed to different learning experiences. The Education journeys research panel examines how those pathways can be improved and if new alternatives need to be developed to ensure successful education outcomes for students.

Key projects include:

  • Advancement via Individual Determination (AVID) Australia
  • Professional learning for social inclusion in education
  • Putting the jigsaw together: innovative learning engagement programs in Australia
  • The value of Flexible Learning Options (FLO) for disenfranchised youth
  • School retention through alternative schooling
  • Victoria University student attrition study

Advancement via Individual Determination (AVID) Australia

AVID Australia investigates how effective, sustainable and transferable the AVID (university readiness) system can be in Australia.

Read more about the AVID project.

Professional development program to embed inclusive and explicit teaching practices in higher education first year units

This project explored how universities might improve the quality of higher education teaching by providing better professional learning opportunities for higher education educators.

Read more about 'Professional development program to embed inclusive and explicit teaching practices in higher education first year units'.

Supporting staff in flexible & inclusive learning programs

This project investigates the professional learning opportunities available for staff who work in flexible and inclusive learning programs and how this professional learning provision can be enhanced.

Read more about Supporting staff in flexible & inclusive learning programs.

Professional learning for social inclusion in education

How can professional learning opportunities equip staff in schools serving ‘disadvantaged’ communities to work in socially inclusive ways?

Read more about the Professional learning for social inclusion in education project.

Putting the jigsaw together: innovative learning engagement programs in Australia

This project explores alternative education options for young people in Innovative Learning Engagement or flexible learning programs.

Read more about the 'Putting the jigsaw together' project.

The value of Flexible Learning Options (FLO) for disenfranchised youth

The primary aim of this project is to generate evidence about the economic and social value of flexible learning options, for both young people themselves and for the wider society.

Read more about the 'value of FLO' project.

School retention through alternative schooling

This project aims to investigate how mainstream schools can become more socially just and inclusive of all young people.

Read more about the 'School retention through alternative schooling' project.

Victoria University student attrition study

The Victoria Institute investigates how the university can improve its attrition rates by better understanding the student's decision making process.

Read more about the 'Student attrition study'.

Contact us

Contact The Victoria Institute for more information on projects in the education journeys research panel.

Phone: +61 3 9919 5934
Email: victoria.institute@vu.edu.au