Support for VU Brisbane students

Our students are supported every step of the way - from enrolment right through to graduation. With an award-winning teaching method, excellent services and individual support, our students become confident, career-ready graduates.

Victoria University's standards of practice and obligations to international students refer to the ESOS framework, implemented by the Australian government to ensure that overseas students have a safe, enjoyable and rewarding place to study.

Find out more about the ESOS framework and information for international students.

Academic support

VU Brisbane provides academic support throughout your studies to equip you with the skills, knowledge and confidence to succeed at university. From group workshops to individual support, we are with you every step of the way.

INTERNATIONAL STUDENT SUPPORT

As a VU Brisbane student, you have access to student support offered by the University as well as services offered by ECA.

Services and support include:

  • orientation
  • academic support and study skills
  • academic administration services
  • counselling
  • social events and activities.

LIBRARIES & LEARNING HUBS

VU library provides access to ebooksejournalsdatabasesreferencing and plagiarism guides and more.

The VU Brisbane Learning Hub is a welcoming study space that provides library services and has a selection of text books available to students, which can be borrowed from Monday to Friday. The Learning Hub is located on Level 1 and can be accessed at any time during campus opening hours.

ACCESS OTHER NON-VU LIBRARIES

Victoria University is a member of the University Libraries of Australia and New Zealand (ULANZ), which provides a national reciprocal borrowing scheme for its staff and students. Under this scheme, Victoria University Brisbane students will be able to join local academic libraries for study and borrowing, including the QUT library.

In addition, for the State Library of Queensland, residents can use their inter-library loans system.

You may also like to a state library nearby our campus in Fortitude valley. These locations offer a great study environment as well as regular exhibitions and events.

Graduate support

As a VU Brisbane student, you will be provided with a diverse range of opportunities offered by ECA to prepare you for life after graduation.

Career workshops

ECA offers career-related workshops to help graduating students enter the Australian workforce. Workshops include:

  • job search techniques
  • résumé and cover letter writing
  • interview preparation and training, including mock interviews.

Work experience

VU Brisbane graduates can participate in work experience placements offered by ECA. Work experience can be a great way to enter your chosen industry, with host companies often looking to train candidates for future employment if they demonstrate employable qualities during their placement.

The advantages of work experience include:

  • observation, learning and training opportunities
  • exposure to Australia’s professional culture
  • access to mentoring opportunities
  • a competitive edge in job applications (for example, employers are interested in experience as well as qualifications).

Find out more about ECA internships.

Welfare services

Our Manager Student Services can assist you as an advocate, mediator or support person with any issues you may encounter during your studies. There is also a counselling service available on campus for assistance with any personal issues you may experience while in Australia.

Contact us to find out more about our range of welfare services:

  • international student orientation
  • student activities and trips
  • housing services
  • financial advice
  • welfare and counselling
  • student equity
  • accessibility & disability support
  • employment services
  • complaints resolution.

Our Manager Student Services can assist you as an advocate, mediator or support person with any issues you may encounter during your studies. There is also a counselling service available on campus for assistance with any personal issues you may experience while in Australia.

Account services

Our Accounts department can assist with fee-related enquiries such as:

  • payment methods
  • invoice enquiries
  • refunds.