Victoria University offers a range of engaging and informative programs for secondary-school students.

  • Our 'On Campus' series is designed to give Year 10 and Year 11 students first-hand experience of university life.

  • Campus tours and presentations allow Year 12 students to see why they might choose VU.

  • Our academic programs help students transition to tertiary study.

VU's tours and programs help the transition from secondary school to university

Year 10 & Year 11 'On Campus' series

Our 'On Campus' series are designed to give your Year 10 and Year 11 students the opportunity to experience their preferred area of study.

Tours, information and activities are available in a range of areas.

Students take part in a scavenger hunt, and hear a presentation from our Future Student Advisers. This is the best option for large groups of students, who do not have a specific focus.

When & where: 2-hour duration, Monday to Friday - Footscray Park

Suitable for a group of up to 200 students.

Register for 'On Campus' general.

This hands-on workshop introduces students to the latest design methods and tools used by graphic design professionals. They will have the opportunity to create a branding project with a unique point of difference that can be used in a portfolio.

When & where: 2 hour duration, Monday, Tuesday or Friday - Footscray Nicholson

Suitable for groups of up to 15 students.

Register for 'On Campus' arts.

In our hands-on engineering workshops, students design and construct shock-absorbing landing pads, wind turbines, and structures that withstand tsunamis or earthquakes. The interactive activities focus on skills such as measurement and design for preparing creative prototypes.

When & where: 2-hour duration, Monday to Friday - Footscray Park

Suitable for groups of up to 30 students.

Register for 'On Campus' engineering.

Students interested in a health profession can experience a taste of the day-to-day life of a VU health student. Subject to campus and availability, students may also have the opportunity to tour our nursing and paramedic labs and facilities.

When & where: 1-2 hour duration, Monday to Friday - St Albans or Footscray Park

Suitable for groups of up to 25 students.

Register for 'On Campus' health.

Our interactive law workshop gives your students a chance to find out what it's like to study law and to become a lawyer. We'll take them through the transition from school into a university law course, the subjects they can study, and their career options once they finish. We'll also explore a criminal law case – students will be asked to piece together the clues and build the legal case!

When & where: 1-2 hour duration, Monday to Friday - City Queen or Footscray Park

Suitable for a group of up to 100 students.

Register for 'On Campus' law.

At this workshop, your students will learn what's involved in becoming a PE teacher. They'll participate in fun team-building games and activities, including stepping into their teachers' shoes by putting together a PE lesson. Students will also learn the basics of Biomechanics and explore the careers in the Sporting Industry.

When & where: 1-2 hour duration, Monday to Friday - Footscray Park

Suitable for a group of up to 100 students.

Register for 'On Campus' sport.

Students participate in activities in their field of interest at VU

Year 12 student university tours

For students in Year 12, we provide a campus tour as well as a comprehensive presentation covering:

  • courses
  • careers options
  • pathways to study
  • support services at VU.

Register for a campus tour and presentation.

Our tours allow Year 12 students to experience why they should choose VU

University activities for all year levels

Learn, Experience, Access Professions (LEAP)

The LEAP program aims to demystify the links between school, university and professions.

Students who had not considered studying at university get the opportunity to experience university life through various workshops and activities run by our academic colleges.

Visit the LEAP web portal to register your students for various workshops and activities in one of these streams:

Legal studies

The Michael Kirby Contract Law Moot Competition is a fascinating opportunity for students interested in legal studies to experience a simulation of live courtroom proceedings at our City Queen Campus.

Students are invited to attend as observers or volunteers.

The Kirby Moot competition is an excellent opportunity to see law students in action

Special programs for secondary-school students

VET in Schools (VETiS)

VET in School (VETiS) programs are generally completed over one or two years, and provide a qualification or partial completion of a Certificate II or III.

Find out more about our VETiS programs.

Early Uni Pathways program

Through our Early Uni Pathways program, we work collaboratively with partner schools in Melbourne’s west to introduce students to university study while they’re still at school.

The programs for Year 11 (Uni-Link) and Year 12  (Uni-Study) help propel students into tertiary life, providing a greater understanding of university and their options for the future.

Find out more about our Early Uni Pathways program.

Early Entry Offer Program

Our Early Entry Offer Program (EEOP) is an alternative-entry program for current Year 12 students. EEOP is about recognising students  individuals, not as numbers.

VU's programs offer secondary students alternative pathways to study

Contact us

For more information or to find activities in other study areas, email student.recruitment@vu.edu.au.