Victoria University VU

Victoria University (VU) in Melbourne is one of the few dual-sector universities in Australia, offering both TAFE and higher education courses. With less focus on ATAR scores and a number of pathway study options, VU empowers a diverse student population to achieve their desired career outcomes, no matter their background.

At VU, we have more than 42,000 students enrolled across a wide range of disciplines and course levels including diploma, bachelor, masters and PhD programs.


We are one of the most culturally diverse institutions in Victoria, with representation from over 100 nationalities and over 600 languages spoken across the university. We aim to be inclusive.


VU has been instrumental in the education of students in the west of Melbourne. In 2016, we celebrated 100 years since the founding of our predecessor institution, Footscray Technical School, and our 25th anniversary as a university.


We take great pride in our industry and community connections. Some of our partnerships include Western Bulldogs Football Club, Western Health, Malthouse Theatre and City West Water. We believe there is no greater victory than being confident and prepared for your career goals. Our partnerships will help you graduate job-ready.


We take great pride in our assets: a diverse staff and student population, close links with the region, flexibility, and openness to new ideas. In partnership with Maribyrnong City Council, we have a 10-year plan to establish Footscray as a university town to nurture, promote, and integrate the renaissance in art, education, sport and innovation taking place in the region.


Sport is a major focus and great strength for VU. We have the largest population enrolled in sport courses, the greatest number of sport-related industry partners, highest graduate employment outcomes in Australia, and the most graduates working in the sport industry.


VU has more than 55 years’ experience educating international students in Australia and more than 20 years’ experience delivering education in collaboration with partner institutions in Asia.


We work with education partners in China, Malaysia, Vietnam, Singapore and Myanmar to deliver courses to more than 9000 students. We also provide hundreds of our students with the opportunity to gain international perspectives through overseas short-term study and internships with partner institutions. 


Notable VU graduates include Quest Serviced Apartments founder and chairman Paul Constantinou; former basketballer Andrew Gaze; former Western Bulldogs chief executive and Olympian Campbell Rose; Collingwood Football Club senior coach Nathan Buckley; Olympian Mike McKay; Victorian MP Kim Wells; golfing legend Peter Thompson; actor Pia Miranda; and Sunway Group founder Tan Sri Jeffrey Cheah.


Don’t just take our word for it. Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2016/17 ranked VU in the top two per cent of the world’s universities, and number 56 in the world’s top universities aged under 50 (Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2016/17). We also hold a prominent position in the QS World University Rankings (2016/17).

For more information: 

03 9919 6100 or 1300 VICUNI 

City Flinders 300 Flinders Street MELBOURNE VIC 3000
City King 225 King Street MELBOURNE VIC 3000
City Queen 295 & 283 Queen Street MELBOURNE VIC 3000
Footscray Nicholson Cnr Nicholson & Buckley Streets FOOTSCRAY VIC 3011
Footscray Park Ballarat Road FOOTSCRAY VIC 3011
St Albans McKechnie Street ST ALBANS VIC 3021
Sunshine 460 Ballarat Road SUNSHINE VIC 3020
Sydney Level 2, 545 Kent Street SYDNEY NSW 2000
Werribee Hoppers Lane WERRIBEE VIC 3030

2017 Victoria University VU Scholarships

The scholarships listed below have been sourced from Victoria University VU for 2017.
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Description The Chancellor's Scholarship offers high-achieving students $5000 a year for the duration of their undergraduate degree and access to a range of opportunities and benefits. This Scholarship is designed to help students develop leadership skills, and become more adaptable, capable, creative and confident.
Eligibility Applicants must: be an Australian citizen or permanent resident; be enrolled in year 12; apply to study and be offered a place at VU; enrol to study full-time in an undergraduate degree; and achieve an ATAR of 90.
Annual amount $5,000
Application closing date
Support types Scholarship,
Level of study Undergraduate,
Gender Co-Ed
Frequency of offer Annual
Length of support 4 years
Field of study
  • Accounting
  • Agriculture & Natural Resources
  • Architecture
  • Psychology
  • Built Environment
  • Business & Management
  • Communications
  • Computing & Information Technology
  • Creative Arts
  • Dental Studies
  • Economics
  • Education & Training
  • Engineering & Technology
  • Environmental Studies
  • Food & Hospitality
  • General Education & Employment Skills
  • Health Services & Support
  • Humanities & Social Sciences
  • Language & Literature
  • Law
  • Legal Studies
  • Mathematics
  • Medicine
  • Nursing
  • Personal Services
  • Pharmacy
  • Rehabilitation
  • Sciences
  • Social Work
  • Sport, Leisure & Recreation
  • Surveying
  • Tourism
  • Veterinary Studies & Animal Care
  • Welfare & Community Services
  • ELICOS course

2018 Victoria University Ratings and Rankings

These ratings for Victoria University were published in The Good Universities Guide 2018. Data is sourced from graduates four months post-graduation and other public sources.

Top 20% in AUS

Outside top 20% in AUS

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Rating Types University Ratings Field of Study Ratings
Social Equity 21.00%
Staff Qualification 71.00%
Student Demand
L: 85% M: 15% H: 0%
Student Retention Less than 1%
Student:Teacher Ratio 25:1
Learner Engagement 64.60%
Learning Resources 83.00%
Overall Experience 76.40%
Skills Development 81.90%
Student Support 68.20%
Teaching Quality 77.00%
Full-Time Employment 62.10%
Starting Salary $55,400

Name: Kayla McLeod

Course: Bachelor of Arts

Communication graduate Kayla McLeod leveraged the University’s industry connections to forge an exciting career in media.

"Victoria University was a great option for me as it presented diverse and relevant units to fit my career goals. What I loved about my course was the practical experience that I gained whilst studying. 

VU staff have great relationships with industry and are highly experienced in their fields. This played a significant part in me gaining work as an account coordinator at Multi Channel Network. My lecturer advised me of the job opening and put me in touch with the strategic director of the network.

Working in TV, I gained a great insight to the media industry and have worked across some exciting brands, developing campaigns, sponsorship opportunities and placing advertisements on some of our favourite TV shows and channels."

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