Victoria University (VU) is the university of the west.
Victoria University achieved university status in 1991, but our preceding institutions date back to 1916. We are one of Australia’s few dual-sector universities. Today, we have over 40,000 enrolled higher education, and vocational education and training students studying on our campuses.
VU has received the following rankings:
- ranked in the world’s top 2% (Times Higher Education – THE – World University Rankings 2016/2017/2018)
- ranked 56 in the world’s top universities aged under 50 (THE Young University Rankings 2017).
As one of 39 public universities in Australia, graduates can be assured their qualification from VU is being awarded from a university operating in a world-class education system.
Being a dual-sector university means that our 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 by coursework or research.
In 'University profile':
Our history - celebrating our Centenary
In 2016, Victoria University celebrated a Centenary of Opportunity.
Teaching & learning at VU
Our vision is to achieve success through outstanding educational opportunities for students from diver...
Diversity & inclusion
Information on equal opportunity and discrimination, with support to help you participate fully in uni...
Moondani Balluk Academic Unit works across Aboriginal, non-governmental organisation and community spa...
VU is committed to environmental sustainability across all campuses and in teaching, learning and rese...
University of the West
For more than 100 years, Victoria University (VU) has provided tertiary education opportunities to hun...
VU Academy for Social Change & Leadership
The VU Academy for Social Change & Leadership is a student leadership academy, enabling students to le...
Victoria University’s Vice-Chancellor and President is Professor Peter Dawkins AO. Peter leads VU’s vi...