Victoria University (VU) is a public university based in Melbourne. It is one of only six dual-sector universities in Australia, providing courses in both higher education and Vocational Education or Technical and Further Education (TAFE).
Victoria University achieved university status in 1991, but the preceding institutions date back to 1916.
Being a dual-sector university means that VU students can easily pathway from vocational education to higher education - such as from a certificate or diploma course through to an undergraduate degree or even a postgraduate qualification.
VU Colleges offer Diplomas, Undergraduate and Postgraduate degrees.
Each College focuses on a specific discipline area:
English-language courses and pathway diplomas are offered by VU College.
VU TAFE division, Victoria University Polytechnic, delivers vocational training closely linked with industry.
City Flinders Campus
VU City Flinders Campus is a modern building in the centre of Melbourne’s busy CBD. You could be studying courses as diverse as osteopathy and business at this campus. It is opposite Melbourne’s grand Flinders Street Station, the Yarra River and the Southbank precinct.
City Flinders Lane Campus
City Flinders Lane Campus is located next to our City Flinders Campus and is set amongst Melbourne’s famous arcades and laneways. It is home to VU’s Osteopathy clinic.
City King Campus
VU’s City King Campus is close to Southern Cross Station - Melbourne's major railway station and transport hub.
This campus offers mostly TAFE courses through Victoria University Polytechnic, including courses in massage, beauty, dermal therapies and hairdressing. It also has massage, beauty and dermal clinics open to the public, and a hairdressing salon.
City Queen Campus
The City Queen Campus is made up of two main heritage buildings in the heart of Melbourne's legal precinct, and two smaller buildings. It has the Victoria Law School, Law Library and moot courts.
The VU City Campus embodies the university campus of the future. It houses a state-of-the-art, 32-level building in the heart of Melbourne's CBD and legal precinct. Currently under construction, the City Tower will consolidate a number of VU's city facilities into a 5-star green-rated, industry-leading building.
Footscray Nicholson Campus
Footscray Nicholson Campus is a few minutes' walk from the Footscray train station. This relaxed and friendly campus has an emphasis on TAFE courses, run through VU Polytechnic.
It's easy to find your way around – there is a brand new learning commons with a library and study spaces. We also have childcare facilities and a recreation centre.
Footscray Park Campus
Footscray Park Campus is next to the parklands along the Maribyrnong River, a short walk from Footscray Station. Footscray is one of Melbourne’s multicultural hubs, only 10 minutes by train from the city.
This campus has restaurants and cafes, learning commons, world-class sports science facilities, a bookshop, and a pool and gym. It hosts many of VU’s degree and postgraduate courses, including business, sport, youth & community work, science, engineering and education.
St Albans Campus
VU’s St Albans Campus is a hub for health and nutrition research. It also specialises in arts and science programs. VU’s nursing and biomedical science students complete a large part of their studies at the new teaching and research centre at Sunshine Hospital alongside medical professionals.
This campus has a modern community feel and is set in gardens of native grasses and gum trees. It’s a relaxed, friendly place to study, with a gym and award-winning architecture.
Sunshine Campus hosts a range of Victoria University Polytechnic courses, including courses in building, engineering, construction, nursing and paramedicine. It also houses Western Melbourne English Program (WMEP).
VU’s multi-million dollar trade training centre, Construction Futures, has a 6-star green star rating and is home to the Victoria University Polytechnic construction program.
VU’s state-of-the-art Sunshine Skills Hub opened in 2020. The hub includes purpose-built innovation spaces, 3D printing facilities, a high-tech nursing simulation lab, and a paramedics lab fitted with an ambulance pod. It also has a new learning commons and café.
Located in the fastest growing area of Melbourne, VU’s Werribee Campus is a part of a modern technology precinct.
Werribee Campus has specialised facilities for teaching and research, including major research centres for water treatment, food science, biomedical science and fire safety.
Located in the heart of Sydney, the VU Campus offers you all the benefits of VU’s progressive approach to education in a highly supportive, inclusive learning environment.
Victoria University (VU) is a world-class university, ranking in the top 2% of universities worldwide (Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2020). It's also the first Australian university to deliver the award-winning way of learning – The VU Block Model.
VU welcomes students from over 45 different countries around the world at this modern, accessible campus, situated in the heart of one of the world’s most liveable cities.