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Victoria University Vice-Chancellor

Vice-Chancellor and 


Professor Peter Dawkins
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Campus locations

  • City Flinders
  • City Flinders Lane
  • City King
  • City Queen
  • Footscray Nicholson
  • Footscray Park
  • St Albans
  • Sunshine
  • Werribee
  • Sydney


Victoria University (VU) has an independently-recognised reputation for providing a world-class education. In the Times Higher Education World University Rankings (2018/19) VU retained its position in the top two per cent of universities for the third consecutive year.

VU is the only university in Australia to use the block teaching model, which has been used throughout Sweden and parts of North America for more than four decades. Undergraduate students study one subject at a time, in smaller classes, allowing more one-on-time time with lecturers and greater immersion in each subject. 2018 results show an increase in pass rates, distinctions and high distinctions.

VU is also one of only six Australian universities to combine TAFE with higher education. Students can move between vocational courses at Victoria University Polytechnic and tertiary courses at VU, returning to study at any point during their career. VU Polytechnic’s award-winning blended learning model replaces paper-based theory with a combination of face-to-face teaching and flexible eLearning.

VU’s strong industry and community partnerships inform all courses and students experience practical learning including placements in work-integrated learning programs, to ensure they’re ready to work as soon as they graduate.

With 15 research disciplines ranked at or above world standard in the latest Excellence in Research Australia (ERA) assessments, VU Research offers preeminent research opportunities in sport, health and active living, and sustainable industries and liveable cities.

VU is also a global leader in sports science education. Its world-renowned Institute for Health & Sport fosters close relationships with over 350 sport-related partners including elite sporting organisations.

VU colleges include Business, Arts and Education, Engineering and Science, Health and Biomedicine, Law and Justice, and Sport and Exercise Science. Disciplines are based across campuses in Melbourne CBD, Footscray, St Albans, Werribee and the Sunshine Hospital Western Centre for Health Research and Education.

VU has more than 40,000 students from over 90 countries studying onshore and 5400 studying at VU’s partner institutions in the People’s Republic of China, Malaysia, Singapore and Vietnam.

After more than 100 years VU continues to provide accessible, flexible, internationally engaged and industry-focused education that produces job-ready graduates.