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Victoria University

CRICOS Code 00124K

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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 2018, 2019 and 2020)
•ranked 45 in the world’s top universities aged under 50 (THE Young University Rankings 2019).
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.

Did you know?

At Victoria University there's more than one way to succeed at learning. We provide multiple ways to achieve a world-class education and an exciting career.

When you study with us, you benefit from:

•work placements with our industry partners
•the VU Block Model – with smaller classes, focused learning and better results
•employability programs that prepare you for work after graduation.

All of this is enriched by our diverse and inclusive university environment.


In the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2020 (and previously in 2017–19), VU was ranked in the top 2% of universities worldwide.

In 2019, we were also ranked equal 51st among more than 300 universities in the Times Higher Education Asia–Pacific University Ranking
The ranking is a list of the best universities globally and is the only international performance ranking to evaluate universities across their core missions of teaching, research, knowledge transfer and international outlook.
In other THE rankings:

•VU entered the top 50 in 2019 in the Times Higher Education Young University Rankings, ranked at 45 in the world. That moves our ranking up from 53 in 2018 and 56 in 2017.
•VU ranked 8th out of 22 Australian institutions in the 2019 Times Higher Education Young University Rankings, up from 9th in 2018. Within this ranking we are #1 of the ranked Victorian universities.
•VU ranked 54th in 2018 and 55th in 2017 for the Times Higher Education Asia Pacific University Rankings.

Our engineering and computer science subjects also ranked among the state's best in the 2019 World University Subject Rankings.

THE Impact Rankings(external link) capture universities’ impact on society, based on the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) – a framework of 17 aims for sustainable development.

In the 2020 rankings, we had some great successes.
Based on the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals(external link), VU is ranked:

•12th in the world for Quality Education(external link) (SDG 4) out of more than 670 global institutions
•=33rd for Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions(external link) (SDG 16) out of more than 450 global institutions
•101-200 for Good Health and Well-being(external link) (SDG 3) out of 620 globally ranked institutions
•101-200 for Partnership for the Goals(external link) (SDG 17) out of 806 globally ranked institutions with a score of 71.4

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