The Victoria University


Victoria University (VU or Vic Uni) is a public research university based in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. It is a dual-sector tertiary institution providing courses in both higher education and Technical and Further Education (TAFE). 2016 marked VU's centenary as an educational institution and its 25th anniversary as a university. The University has several campuses in Melbourne Central Business District, Melbourne Western Region, and in Sydney, comprising six academic colleges, six research institutes, seven research centres and VU's Victoria Polytechnic (providing vocational education and training). It also offers courses at partner institutions throughout Asia.


The idea for a technical school based in the western suburbs of Melbourne was first proposed in 1910. The Foots Cray Technical School opened its doors to 220 students and 9 teachers in 1916 after five years of fundraising.

Charles Archibald Hoadley was the school's principal from its founding until his death in 1947. His vision was to aid students who had both a sound technical knowledge and an appreciation of the arts, sports, the outdoors and community activities. He believed in educating students "for life as well as for living",[2] wanting students to view education as opening the doors of opportunity.

Under Hoadley's leadership, the school expanded rapidly and began offering trade certificate courses, diplomas in architecture, building, and contracting, as well as evening classes. War and the Depression saw a dip in student numbers. However, by 1943, there were 2500 students enrolled in courses taught at the Foots Cray Park and Foots Cray Nicholson campuses.

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The following decades saw gender and cultural shifts. In 1958, the school changed its name to the Foots Cray Technical College. Ten years later, it changed its name again, this time, to the Foots Cray Institute of Technology (FIT). Women first enrolled in day diploma courses in 1960, and changes to the federal government's immigration policy resulted in many more European and Asian students entering the school. The secondary school component, now known as Foots Cray City College, was separated from the rest of the institute in 1972. By the mid-1970s, the expanded curriculum included degree courses and was well beyond the technical focus of the original Foots Cray Technical School. Further changes occurred in the 1980s, with the technical and trade education section separating from FIT to form the Foots Cray and Newport Colleges of TAFE.

In 1990, FIT merged with the Western Institute, which had been founded three years earlier to provide TAFE and higher education courses to the outlying suburbs in western Melbourne. In 1990, it was established as a university by the Victoria State Parliament as Victoria University of Technology.[3] The University further amalgamation with the Western Melbourne Institute of TAFE in 1998. In 2005, the Victoria University of Technology Act of 1990 was amended[4] to rename the University as Victoria University, reflecting the development of its teaching and research.

The institutions that combined to form VU include:

1.Footscray Technical School, renamed Foots Cray Technical College and later
2.Footscray Institute of Technology
3.Newport Technical College, renamed Newport College of TAFE
4.Melbourne School of Hairdressing
5.School of Painting, Decorating and Sign Crafts
6.Melbourne Technical College of Hairdressing
7.Melbourne College of Decoration
8.Footscray College of TAFE
9.Flagstaff College of TAFE
10.Western Institute
11.Gellibrand College of TAFE, renamed Western Metropolitan College of TAFE
12.Western Melbourne Institute of TAFE
13.Victoria University of Technology
14.Victoria Polytechnic


Victoria University has campuses located throughout Melbourne's western region and the city centre. One campus is located in central Sydney.

VU courses are also delivered by partner institutes throughout Asia, including in China, India, Malaysia, Singapore, Sri Lanka and Vietnam. Two of the largest partners are Sunway University College in Malaysia and Liaoning University in China.

Foots Cray Park
Foots Cray Park Campus on Ballarat Road, Foots Cray is the University's main campus and administrative centre. It offers higher education courses primarily in engineering, education and sport-related disciplines. It occupies a 7-hectare (17-acre) site overlooking Flemington Racecourse and the Maribyrnong River. A A$68.5 million sport and learning precinct, including sport and exercise science research labs, was completed in early 2011. The campus also has a 25-metre swimming pool and a childcare centre.

St Albans
St Albans Campus on McKechnie Street, St Albans, is the University's health and education hub, with a focus on psychology, nursing, arts, and paramedic and biomedical sciences. It is set on 32 hectares (79 acres) of native grasslands and sugar gums. The new St Albans Health and Fitness Centre was opened in 2013.

Foots Cray Nicholson Foots Cray Nicholson Campus is in central Foots Cray, on the corner of Nicholson and Buckley Streets. It delivers TAFE, VCE and short courses. Its new learning commons was opened in 2012 offering a broad range of educational and student services.

VU City Flinders
Situated in two buildings at 300 Flinders Street and 301 Flinders Lane in central Melbourne. The Flinders Lane building focuses on osteopathy and English language training (VU English, quality endorsed by NEAS Australia), and is also the University's administrative centre for international student recruitment and support. The 19-storey Flinders Street building overlooks Melbourne's historic Flinders Street station, the Yarra River and the Southbank precinct. The University's postgraduate business courses and many of its courses in graphic design, visual art and multimedia are taught at this campus. The Flinders Street building also contains convention facilities.

City King
The City King Campus is located in a high-rise building close to Southern Cross station. It provides health and beauty courses, and includes a hair and beauty salon that is open to the public.

City Queen
Victoria University City Campus on Queen Street
The City Queen Campus occupies two heritage buildings at 283 and 295 Queen Street in the heart of Melbourne's legal precinct. The campus houses the University's College of Law and Justice, a law library, the Sir Zelman Cowen Centre and two moot courts. It offers undergraduate and postgraduate law courses, including continuing legal education courses for legal professionals.

The 16-hectare (40-acre) Werribee Campus is located in the Werribee agricultural research and tertiary education precinct. It offers trades training as well as facilities for water, food and fire safety research.

The Sunshine Campus of Victoria Polytechnic is located on Ballarat Road, Sunshine. It offers TAFE courses, focusing mainly on business and the construction industries. The A$44 million high-technology Construction Hub was opened in 2013 for building and construction training. The campus also has a convention centre with a 200-seat auditorium.

Victoria University delivers a number of business courses for international students at its campus in central Sydney, which operates in partnership with the Education Centre of Australia (ECA).

Whitten Oval
In late 2010, VU opened an A$8 million Sport and Recreation Learning Centre in partnership with the Western Bulldogs at the Whitten Oval in West Foots Cray. The Centre contains massage therapy clinics open to the public, as well as a 140-seat lecture theatre, a library, classrooms and offices.


Several of the University's colleges offer internationally recognized qualifications ranging from certificates and diplomas to degrees, postgraduate certificates and diplomas, and masters and doctoral research degrees (PhD). Victoria Polytechnic and VU College offer vocational education courses and higher education diplomas.

The College of Arts and Education offers a range of pre-degree, undergraduate, and postgraduate courses and conducts research in education, youth work, arts, communication, community development, creative arts and industries, psychology, social science, and social work. The College emphasises workplace learning in teacher and youth work education through its partnerships with schools, community organizations, and industry, especially in western Melbourne. VU is one of the few Australian universities to offer a Bachelor of Education (P-12) course, so graduates can teach at any level. The Victoria Institute, which focuses on inclusive education, is part of the College of Education.
The College of Business is one of the largest business schools in Australia. Training is provided across various business-related areas including business, management, accounting, finance, supply chain and logistics, marketing and human resources. It conducts research at its associated centres: the Institute for Supply Chain and Logistics and the Victoria Institute of Strategic Economic Studies.
The College of Engineering and Science offers architectural, building, civil, mechanical, electrical and sports engineering courses, as well as courses in information technology, building surveying and science.
The College of Health and Bio-medicine provides hands-on learning, teaching, and research in nursing and midwifery, dermal therapies, osteopathy, beauty therapy, nutrition, and paramedics. Most courses include use of simulation labs, training clinics and salons.
The College of Law and Justice operates through the Victoria Law School at the University's Sir Zelman Cowen Centre. It offers undergraduate and graduate law degrees, as well as continuing legal education, including migration law courses. Second and third-year students participate in real cases at the Melbourne, Sunshine, and Werribee magistrates' courts.
The College of Sport and Exercise Science offers courses in aspects of sport, physical education, recreation management, coaching and exercise science. The courses are based mainly at the Foots Cray Park Campus, the site of the University's new sport and learning precinct, which includes the Institute of Sport, Exercise, and Active Living (ISEAL).
VU College provides a range of student support programs for local and international students, including assistance and courses in English language, literacy, and numeracy. It also delivers nationally accredited and customised higher education courses, foundation studies and career development services.
Victoria University Polytechnic[edit]
Victoria University Polytechnic is the TAFE division of Victoria University. It offers National Training Package qualifications in construction, engineering and machining, hairdressing, hospitality, and make-up. These courses include skills development for pre-apprentices, apprentices, trainees, and current workers, as well as tailored workforce development for enterprises, both nationally and internationally.

Admission Process

Following is the procedure for admission to the MBBS course at Humanitas University which candidates need to follow:

Step 1: Candidates who want to get an admission at Humanitas University must firstly fill the application form online along with the required documents.

Step 2: After the University reviews the application and verifies the documents the candidates should deposit the fees in the University’s Bank account.

Step 3: The immigration process of the students will begin as soon as the admission is confirmed. After this, a ministry order will be received by the University which leads to issue an invitation letter for the students.

Step 4: Approval for the visa requires around 30 days approximately after all these procedures gets completed.

Step 5: After the fee is cleared, the candidates can apply for student visa. When the visa arrives, the day and date of departure of applicants is proceeded.

Eligibility Criteria

The minimum programme-wise eligibility criteria that international applicants need to meet before applying to Victoria University are given below:

Undergraduate Level Eligibility Requirements —

Undergraduate programme requirements are further divided into two parts, wherein eligibility for basic education and English proficiency differs for both of them:

1. Certificates, Diplomas, and Advanced Diplomas
Basic Education:
Varies with every certificate and diploma course (students need to check this on the dedicated course page on the university website)
English Proficiency (either of):
IELTS Academic: Minimum 5.5 bands overall (no less than 5 in each section)
TOEFL: Minimum score of 55 overall (Listening: 9, Speaking: 16, Reading: 10, Writing: 18)
PTE Academic: Minimum score of 42-49 overall (with no section score less than 40)
University of Cambridge – Advanced (CAE): Minimum score of 162 overall (no less than 154 in individual section)
VU English - English for Academic Purposes (EAP) (Level 4): Achieved

2. Bachelor Degrees
Basic Education:
Grade 12 in relevant discipline equivalent to an Australian Year 12 certificate
English Proficiency (either of):
IELTS Academic: Minimum 6 bands overall (no less than 6 in each section)
TOEFL: Minimum score of 67 overall (Listening: 12, Speaking: 18, Reading: 15, Writing: 21)
PTE Academic: Minimum score of 50-67 overall (with no section score less than 50)
CAE: Minimum score of 169 overall (no less than 169 in individual section)
VU English – EAP (Level 5): Achieved

Graduate Level Eligibility Requirements —

Eligibility for all graduate courses including master’s degrees, research degrees, graduate certificates and diplomas has been explained in three parts. While the English proficiency level is the same, basic education requirement is different for all these three sections.

English Proficiency (either of):

1.IELTS Academic: Minimum 6.5 bands overall (no less than 6 in each section)
2.TOEFL: Minimum score of 79 overall (Listening: 19, Speaking: 19, Reading: 18, Writing: 22)

Advantages of taking admission in Victoria University

1.The University follows a trimester delivery basis.
2.Application deadlines differ from program to program.
3.Students who cannot provide all documents at the time of application can submit the missing documents at a later date. However, this will increase the processing time and does not guarantee commencement in the preferred intake.
4.Applicants may receive an email from the University requesting further information from students who have directly applied to VU.
5.International students who need assistance to complete their application can approach one of the international education agents of the university.
6.Some competitive courses receive high volume of applications for limited places, so it is best to apply early.
7.Certain programs consider work experience instead of higher education qualification.
8.International applicants must check the country-specific admission qualifications before applying.
9.Victoria University has introduced a new scholarship for international students commencing in 2021 known as the VU Future Leaders Scholarship. This scholarship provides 20% of the tuition fee for the first 2 semesters and an extension of 10% off on tuition fee based on academic performance.

Fees Structure

Courses Duration 1st year Tuition Fees INR
MBA 18 months 17.2L
MS 24 months 16L
BBA 3 years 15.4L
MIM 2 years 15.8L – 16.6L
BE/ B tech 2 years 17.7L
M English 3-4 years 5.7L – 17.8L
MA Sc 2 years 14.9L

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

How do I enrol myself for the first time ?

You will receive a letter of offer into your course which contains your student ID number and important information about how to enrol.

How do I obtain my student identification card?

You will receive a letter of offer into your course which contains your student ID number and important information about how to enrol.

How do I pay my fees?

A. To pay your fees, you need to access your Statement of Account which will detail how much you need to pay, your units of study, payment details and the University’s bank details.