International Foundations at VU (Extended)

Victoria University (VU)

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Pre-degree
CRICOS: 00124K

The International Foundations at VU (Extended) course including the curriculum: is designed for international students; and is comparable in standard to an Australian year 12 curriculum; and is intended to prepare students for the needs of first year tertiary studies at Victoria University. The course: incorporates blended teaching and learning activities which challenge and stretch the capacity of the students whilst at the same time developing within each of them a strong sense of self-efficacy; and delivers a curriculum which has a global context and promotes curiosity, collaboration, creativity, critical thinking and civic and cultural competencies; and provides a supported environment for international students as they adjust to living and learning away from home and in Melbourne. Victoria University offers both a Standard and Extended version of the Foundations course. This is the Extended version and is offered over 39 weeks; equivalent to 3 x 13 week trimesters.


  • Ten units consisting of: Four Core units
  • Six Discipline (Elective) units


  • The key learning areas are: mathematics science and technology the arts business and legal studies

Standard entry requirements

IELTS (or equivalent): Overall score of 5 with a minimum band of 5 in writing. Academic: 50% pass average in Australian year 11 equivalent

Study pathways

Upon successful completion of the International Foundations program and course-specific entry requirements, students will be provided guaranteed entry to VU undergraduate degrees and higher education diplomas.

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
Footscray Park International: $10,600 Yes

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