Victoria University (VU) has offered accessible, world-class education to students in Melbourne’s west and beyond for more than a century. VU ranked in the top three per cent of universities in the Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings 2023 and top six per cent in the THE Impact Rankings 2022. It was also named Australia’s number one university for employability skills in 2020 and 2021.
Doing dual differently
In 2018, VU introduced the revolutionary VU Block Model of teaching and learning, an Australian first. It enables students to study one subject at a time over four weeks in smaller classes, allowing more one-on-one time with lecturers and greater immersion in each subject. Results show increased pass rates and grades.
As one of only six Australian dual sector universities, VU offers flexible, concurrent, and complementary studies – bringing together TAFE, through Victoria University Polytechnic, and Higher Education.
Research with impact
The development and sustained application of ethical knowledge in all its forms is key to VU’s research with impact mandate. Done in partnership and collaboration, researchers address the challenges of people, place and planet. VU’s strengths lie in sport, health and active living, and sustainable industries and liveable cities.
Ethical partnering is at the core of what VU does. Strong alliances with regional organisations like Western Health and the Western Bulldogs and partnerships with more than 4,000 organisations are integral in shaping VU’s teaching. They provide industry immersed learning experiences and research collaboration to benefit the region and local communities.
A place of opportunity and diversity
VU are champions of progressive inclusivity, with more than 40,000 students from over 90 countries studying onshore and 5,400 studying at the university’s international partner institutions. Proudly, 51 per cent of students are first-generation – at VU, education comes with opportunity and success.