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Victoria University

Australia
Overview

Overview

Victoria University (VU) offers students the opportunity to gain internationally recognised qualifications at its Melbourne and Sydney campuses, two cities that are regularly ranked among the best places to live in the world. Ranking among the world's top two per cent of universities (Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2021), VU has more than 100 years of experience, over 4,000 industry partnerships, and options for study in Australia or closer to international students' home countries.

The university's industry-focused courses cover a diverse range of subject areas including arts business and management computing and IT education engineering science health, nursing and dermal sciences biomedicine hospitality and tourism law and criminology and sport and exercise science. Many of the courses can be taken as pathways to gain entry to higher education. Studies can begin as vocational certificates and diplomas, higher education diplomas and degrees or postgraduate study and research.

Foundation studies and English language courses are also offered through the highly-ranked English language centre, VU English. VU's courses are designed with industry, and accredited by leading industry bodies, to ensure VU students are graduate-ready and sought-after in the global workforce.

By studying at VU, students will benefit from the university's revolutionary Block Model of learning and teaching, its strong industry partnerships for real-world learning opportunities, as well as excellent facilities, services and support. They will join an inclusive student and alumni community that includes thousands of professionals living and working all over the world.

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What's new

What's new

Online learning in 2021

Until the Australian borders open again, VU is offering its students a selection of courses via digitally-supported remote (DSR) learning in Semester 2, 2021. This option allows students to commence their studies in their home country and then complete their qualification in Melbourne as soon as it is safe to travel to Australia. Courses available via DSR learning encompass the following VU colleges and schools, except for vocational education and training courses, which are not available online:

  • College of Engineering and Science
  • College of Health and Biomedicine
  • College of Sport and Exercise Science
  • VU Business School
  • VU College (higher education diplomas, English language and Foundation Studies).

Students outside of Australia who are applying for courses not available by DSR learning will receive offers for the next available intake or for an alternative course (if available). For students based in Australia, the university has resumed on-campus classes across all disciplines.

VU number one in Australia for employability

VU graduates have been ranked Australia's most employable by more than 3,400 Australian employers. According to the 2020 Quality Indicators for Learning and Teaching Employer Satisfaction Survey, Australia's most in-depth survey of employer satisfaction, Victoria University ranked number one in Australia for employability skills at 92.8 per cent second for adaptive skills and collaborative skills and third for foundation skills. Employability skills rated students for being able to work under pressure be flexible in the workplace meet deadlines grasping the nature of the business and demonstrating leadership skills.

In other fantastic news, Victoria University has been ranked third in Australia for Learner Engagement, and it was ranked fifth for skills development, according to the Australian Government's 2020 Student Experience Survey (SES).

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Block Model

Block Model

VU's multi-award-winning Block Model is now being delivered across all undergraduate and postgraduate coursework qualifications. With smaller, collaborative classes, students will focus on one or two units at a time instead of juggling four units at once. The university's timetabling also allows for greater flexibility and better work/life/study balance.

By studying in the VU Block Model, students have a better chance of achieving academic success. The current undergraduate pass rate is 93 per cent, with 53 per cent of those results a distinction or above, all achieved during the Covid-19 pandemic and studied via digitally-supported remote learning.

Block model benefits

Connection

With more focused timetables and collaborative classes with one group at a time, the Block Model gives students more time to connect with their peers, lecturers and industry partners, helping them to build strong professional networks.

Flexibility

The postgraduate Block Model courses give students the freedom to achieve a better work/life/study balance with more start dates, part- and full-time study, and remote delivery and on-campus options.

Focus

Block Model is designed to allow students to be more focused in both the four-week and eight-week modes, studying one or two units at a time instead of juggling the traditional four units at once.

VU has received numerous accolades for its Australian-exclusive pedagogy and First-Year College, which has been designed specifically for first-year students to make the transition to tertiary education easier. Awards include:

  • 2020 Australian Award for University Teaching by Universities Australia
  • 2018 International Education Association of Australia Excellence Awards – Innovation
  • Victorian International Education Awards – Excellence in International Education

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Study options

Study options

Study areas at VU include:

Arts

VU enables students to put theory into practice while working on real-world projects.

Business

The VU MBA has a tier one ranking in CEO Magazine's 2020 Global MBA Rankings, and it scored five stars for skills development and learner engagement in business and management economics and accounting (Good Universities Guide 2020).

Computing & IT

VU is rated 3rd in Victoria for computer science (Times Higher Education University Rankings by Subject 2020).

Education

In the VU Australian Graduate Survey, 93 per cent of graduates with a Bachelor of Education were employed within four months.

Engineering & science

VU ranks 32nd in the world for automation and control in the ShanghaiRanking Consultancy Global Ranking of Academic Subjects 2020.

Health, biomedicine, nursing & dermal sciences

Dermal sciences and osteopathy students learn real-world skills at the university's student-run, public clinics.

Hospitality & tourism

Work placements are central to teaching at VU, and industry partners include Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre and Crown Hotels and Resorts.

Law & criminology

VU's in-class learning, moot courts, work placements and industry partnerships prepare students for success. Its City Queen Campus is in the heart of Melbourne's legal district. VU ranks 10th in the world for peace, justice and strong institutions by the Times Higher Education Impact Rankings 2021.

Social, community and youth development

VU scored five stars for learner engagement in social work in the Good Universities Guide, and its Bachelor of Social Work is accredited by the Australian Association of Social Workers.

Sport and exercise science

VU ranks 9th in the world in the 2020 Shanghai Ranking Global Ranking of Sport Science Schools and Departments. It has partnerships with the International Federation of Association Football (FIFA), Sport Australia, the Australian Institute of Sport, and Real Madrid Graduate School Universidad Europea.

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Entry requirements

Entry requirements

Undergraduate programs

Entry into undergraduate courses generally requires a completed secondary school qualification equivalent to an Australian year 12 certificate.

Postgraduate programs

Entry into postgraduate courses requires a completed undergraduate degree that is equivalent to a bachelor honour's degree, a bachelor's degree or a graduate diploma by Australian standards.

English language requirements

Entry into undergraduate or postgraduate degrees requires students to have completed any one of the following exams that tests their English language proficiency:

Undergraduate

  • IELTS (Academic module): Overall score of 6.0 (no band less than 6.0)
  • TOEFL Internet: Overall score of 67 with no section score less than:
    • Listening: 12
    • Speaking: 18
    • Reading: 15
    • Writing: 21
  • Pearson Test of English (PTE): Overall score of 50-57 (no section score less than 50)
  • University of Cambridge - Advanced (CAE): Overall score of 169 and no individual band less than 169.
  • VU English - English for Academic Purposes (EAP) (Level 5): achieved
  • IELTS, TOEFL, PTE and CAE: These tests must be taken no more than two years prior to commencing the course.

Postgraduate

  • IELTS (academic module): Overall score of 6.5 (no band less than 6.0)
  • TOEFL Internet: Test score of 79 with no section score less than:
    • Listening: 19
    • Speaking: 19
    • Reading: 18
    • Writing: 22
  • Pearson Test of English (PTE): Overall score of 58-64 (with no section score less than 50)
  • University of Cambridge - Advanced (CAE): Overall score of 176 with no individual band less than 169.
  • VU English - English for Academic Purposes (EAP) (Level 6): achieved
  • IELTS, TOEFL, PTE and CAE: These tests must be taken no more than two years prior to commencing the course.

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Facilities

Some of the facilities students will benefit from across the campuses are listed below.

Sports facilities

At this leading sports university, students have access to:

  • a 25-metre swimming pool
  • indoor sports courts
  • gymnasiums with discounted membership fees for students
  • tennis courts
  • athletics track.

Creative arts facilities

Students enjoy access to several creative arts spaces and services, including Kindred Studios, which was ranked by Lonely Planet in recent years as one of the world's top ten co-working spaces. It offers students dedicated spaces for performance, recording, and music rehearsal, as well as a wide range of equipment. Its media production precinct includes a radio studio, post-production labs, a television studio with a green screen, and backstage makeup, hair, and costume facilities.

Other general on-campus services and facilities include:

  • bookshops
  • university libraries and learning commons
  • cafeterias
  • restaurants

Accommodation

VU offers guaranteed accommodation to new and continuing international students, in partnership with UniLodge. This purpose-built, 537-bed student accommodation complex is safe, secure and affordable. It features:

  • high-tech study rooms
  • gourmet kitchens, dining rooms and TV lounges
  • a barista cafe
  • convenience store and rooftop garden
  • basketball half-court, pool table and table tennis table
  • cinema room with access to Foxtel services, gaming consoles and media players

UniLodge Victoria University is located next to the university's Footscray Park campus. It's just a short walk from VU's Footscray Nicholson campus and the Footscray train station, which is a 12-minute trip to the centre of Melbourne and VU's city campuses. UniLodge features twin-share studio apartments from AUD 172 per week, as well as two and six-bedroom apartments. There is unlimited Wi-Fi and all utilities are included in the cost.

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Scholarships

Scholarships

VU offers a range of scholarships and accepts students who have scholarships funded by the Australian or other governments.

Applications are not needed for VU scholarships, students will be assessed on submission of their application to study at VU, and the scholarships will be offered based on their academic results and the course they apply for.

VU Future Leaders Scholarship

The VU Future Leaders Scholarship (International) is open to new international students starting a higher education diploma or undergraduate or postgraduate (coursework) studies in 2021.

Study level: higher education diploma, undergraduate or postgraduate.

VU Alumni Discount

The VU Alumni Discount offers a 10 per cent fee discount for former VU students when they enrol in a new course.

Study level: Various

VU Diplomatic Scholarship

VU offers a 10 per cent tuition fee discount to members of the diplomatic community and their family who are on 995 visas and do not hold a higher qualification than the one applied for (offer excludes New Zealand citizens).

Study level: Various

Australia Awards Scholarships

These are administered by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) and offered by the Australian Government. These offer citizens of the Middle East, Asia, the Pacific, and Africa, the opportunity for full-time study at Australian education institutions at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. These are inclusive of tuition fees, living allowance, flight charges, overseas student health cover and academic support.

Other scholarships

VU welcomes students with scholarships from their home government or organisations worldwide, including:

  • Ministry of Higher Education (Kuwait, Oman, Saudi Arabia)
  • Ministry of Religious Affairs (Indonesia)
  • United Arab Emirates Police Attache

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Melbourne Victoria 225 King Street
Melbourne Victoria 256, 283, 295 & 300 Queen Street
Footscray Victoria Corner of Nicholson and Buckley Streets
Footscray Victoria Ballarat Road
St Albans Victoria McKechnie Street, St Albans
Werribee Victoria Hoppers Lane
Melbourne Victoria 300 Flinders Street
Victoria University is an accessible and friendly university. It is one of the largest and most culturally diverse institutions in Australia. The University achieved status in 1991, but their preceding institutions date back to 1916. Today, it has over 40,000 enrolled higher education, and vocational education and training students studying on their campuses.

The university provides multiple unique ways to achieve a world class education and an exciting career. Different ways of learning include work placements with our industry partners, the VU Block Model with smaller classes, focused learning and better results, employability programs that prepare students for work after graduation. The colleges offer diplomas, undergraduate and postgraduate degrees. Each college focuses on a specific discipline area like arts and education, business, engineering and science, health and biomedicine, law and justice, sport and exercise science. Every year, institute award hundreds of scholarships worth millions of dollars for students at all levels TAFE certificates, diplomas, undergraduate, postgraduate and honours degrees.

The university provides state-of-the-art facilities, laboratories and technology, providing the perfect environment for teaching, learning and research and also have range of specialist laboratories and research facilities that are ranked among the best in Australia and the world. These include specialised facilities for studying water treatment, food and biomedical science, and fire safety, among many other areas.

The Victoria University has campuses in the heart of Melbourne city, and in Melbourne's cosmopolitan western suburbs and also campuses are easily accessible by public transport. It has four campuses among the gorgeous laneways and bustling arteries of Melbourne's central business district.
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Rated3/5based on11 student reviews
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Victoria University Victoria University
Rated3/5based on11 student reviews
I made good friends Customer reviews:
Victoria University - by, 2020-01-29
3.0/ 5 stars
Victoria University Victoria University
Rated3/5based on11 student reviews
Customer reviews:
Victoria University - by, 2020-01-08
1.0/ 5 stars
Victoria University Victoria University
Rated3/5based on11 student reviews
Customer reviews:
Victoria University - by, 2020-01-07
3.0/ 5 stars
Victoria University Victoria University
Rated3/5based on11 student reviews
Diversified and all the staffs are accommodating Customer reviews:
Victoria University - by, 2020-01-11
5.0/ 5 stars
Victoria University Victoria University
Rated3/5based on11 student reviews
Customer reviews:
Victoria University - by, 2019-12-14
5.0/ 5 stars
Victoria University Victoria University
Rated3/5based on11 student reviews
Customer reviews:
Victoria University - by, 2019-12-14
4.0/ 5 stars
Victoria University Victoria University
Rated3/5based on11 student reviews
Uni is one of the least expensive. Grading assessments was really not that great Customer reviews:
Victoria University - by, 2020-01-07
3.0/ 5 stars
Victoria University Victoria University
Rated3/5based on11 student reviews
I love that they have a student HQ where they help students in need Customer reviews:
Victoria University - by, 2020-01-10
4.0/ 5 stars
Victoria University Victoria University
Rated3/5based on11 student reviews
The diversity. Cheaper school fee. Customer reviews:
Victoria University - by, 2020-01-15
4.0/ 5 stars
Victoria University Victoria University
Rated3/5based on11 student reviews
Customer reviews:
Victoria University - by, 2020-01-12
5.0/ 5 stars
Victoria University Victoria University
Rated3/5based on11 student reviews
Customer reviews:
Victoria University - by, 2020-01-29
5.0/ 5 stars

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