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WHY CHOOSE VU

At Victoria University there's more than one way to succeed at learning. We provide multiple ways to achieve a world-class education, and an exciting career. Our revolutionary VU Block Model brings greater student success, increased student satisfaction and recognition from employers.

It's the New Way To Do Uni.

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We put our students at the centre of everything we do.

We’re ranked in the top 2% of universities worldwide (Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2021) and our award-winning teaching models for university and TAFE, plus pathways programs, support services and industry-connected courses are all designed to ensure your success. Throughout the pandemic, our unique, student-centric approach has seen our students continue to thrive in the online environment.

When you study with us,
you’ll benefit from:

  • The VU Block Model and VU Polytechnic Blended Learning Model:
    our award-winning, revolutionary learning models that will set you up for success
  • work placements with some of our 4000+ industry connections
  • industry-informed courses, many with professional accreditation
  • employability programs that prepare you for work after graduation
  • a broad range of support services to help you manage university life.

REVOLUTIONISED
EDUCATION
PROVEN SUCCESS

VU BLOCK MODEL

The VU Block Model is an Australian first. It’s transformed the way you learn to make your transition into university smoother, and ensure you succeed – both while you’re studying and when you enter the workforce.

By studying one unit every four weeks, in small groups, and with classes just three times a week, you’ll have better focus, more support from lecturers and a greater chance of success. In the three years since rolling out the Block Model, it has won numerous global awards for innovation and teaching. But the best indication of its success is seen in our students’ results. Since the introduction of the VU Block Model, we’ve seen pass rates increase from 82% to 91% and grades improving with 60% of VU students achieving distinction level and above in 2020, with no change to assessments.

Our First Year College offers a unique learning experience designed specifically for first-year students. We make sure you have exactly what you need to get where you want to go, regardless of where you've come from, and give all students the opportunity to enter second year on an even playing field.

Following the overwhelming success of the VU Block Model with undergraduate students, our postgraduate students are now enjoying the benefits of the Block Model in a modified form.

VU POLYTECHNIC’S
BLENDED LEARNING MODEL

At our TAFE division, Victoria University Polytechnic, we take a contemporary approach to education. Our multi award-winning Blended Learning model replaces paper-based learning with flexible and user-friendly eLearning, face-to-face training and support, and practical experience in workplace or simulated settings.

Smaller classes provide a supportive and engaging environment where you’ll be able to build a strong relationship with your teachers.

A FLEXIBLE APPROACH
TO DELIVERY MODES

Thanks to VU’s digital-learning platform and the Block Model’s single-unit focus, small class sizes and real-time learning, students have continued to flourish in the online learning environment, achieving similar academic results in 2020 to 2019 – despite the disruption. VU’s student satisfaction also rose in 2020, placing us number one in Victoria for learner engagement (QILT Student Experience Survey 2020).

We know that students are now seeking greater choice in the delivery modes and at VU we are committed to offering this choice. From 2021, we will offer flexibility in where you learn, whether face-to-face classes, in an online classroom or a hybrid approach, and where you connect with your classmates and teachers in interactive digital spaces. Our website course pages are regularly updated with details about delivery mode.

CONNECTED TO
INDUSTRY

With thousands of links with leading organisations across our teaching and research, we are one of the most industry-connected universities in Australia. Through close industry consultation, your course has been designed with the latest expertise and technology, delivered in our state-of-the-art facilities. Our wide range of partners align to our principles of inclusion and innovation, and share our goals to support people, place and planet.

Our teachers are experts in their field, bringing practical industry knowledge to you in the classroom. You will learn to solve real-world problems, and gain the hands-on expertise to prepare you for your career. We’re proud to have some of the country’s biggest names supporting our courses as adjunct professors, who inform our teaching and offer guest lectures. These include former high court judges, award-winning business leaders, CEOs – even an AFL Premiership coach.

Together with our partners, we provide meaningful, engaging and impactful internships and work placements across our range of courses. Combined with our hands-on approach to learning in the classroom, this adds up to you gaining the confidence and skills needed to get a head start in the workforce.

VU CITY TOWER:
CAMPUS OF THE FUTURE

Opening in January 2022, you may be one of the first to experience the VU City Tower − the uni campus of the future.

Located in the heart of Melbourne’s CBD, our 5-star green rated vertical campus will be home to a range of higher education and TAFE courses including Business, Health, Beauty, Education and English language. With industry partners located on our doorstep and operating within the campus, you will benefit from networks and practical experience from day one.

The VU City Tower’s state-of-the-art practical teaching clinics are informed by the latest industry practices. And with student-centric spaces designed to encourage collaboration, you’ll discover a dynamic and interactive learning environment that will give you the confidence and skills to excel in your career.

COMMITMENT TO
PEOPLE, PLACE & PLANET

At VU, we are immensely proud of our people and our vibrant community, and we make sure our students feel that pride too. From our heartland in the west and beyond, we have initiatives in local communities that you can get immersed in for social, personal and professional development.

We are proud to pursue teaching and research that protects Country and extends our commitment to planetary health at every opportunity.

We have a responsibility, in all that we do – our research, our teaching, on our campuses and in our communities – to improve the health and wellbeing of our local and global communities, and the planet that we share.

PATHWAYS
TOWARDS SUCCESS

We provide multiple ways for you to achieve the world-class education you deserve. VU is one of only six dual-sector universities in Australia to offer courses in both TAFE – with VU Polytechnic – and higher education with VU. From certificates to diplomas, degrees and postgraduate courses, you can begin your studies at any point and progress to achieving your qualification goals. You can also start your university studies and then up-skill or specialise with a TAFE qualification.

GLOBAL
RECOGNITION & RANKINGS

By choosing VU you will be part of a globally-recognised institution.

  • Top 2% of universities worldwide (Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2021).
  • No. 1 in Australia for employability skills (QILT 2020 Employer Satisfaction Survey).
  • No. 9 in the world for sport education (Shanghai Rankings 2020).
  • No. 10 in the world for Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions (Times Higher Education Impact Rankings 2021).
  • 16 research focus areas rated at or above world standard in the latest Excellence in Research for Australia ranking.
  • More than 90% of research ranked as significantly contributing to society, community and culture (2019 Engagement and Impact assessment).

FIND OUT MORE

Chat to one of our friendly advisers today or visit the VU website (external link) to find out more.

Or call us any time on 1300 VIC UNI.

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