About Victoria University
Victoria University achieved university status in 1991, but our preceding institutions date back to 1916. It is one of Australia’s few dual-sector universities.
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.
As well as about 5000 international students studying our courses in Australia, we have more than 9400 international students studying VU courses at overseas partner institutions, mainly in Asia.
Being a dual-sector university means that their 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.
Total students: 28,000 (18% postgraduate)6
Graduate Satisfaction & Employment
Victoria University performs close to average on most postgraduate outcomes but underperforms in terms of full-time work and earnings.
Overall satisfaction1: 82.2% (national average 83.0%)
Teaching quality rating2: 73.2% (national average 71.8%)
Skills improvement rating3: 79.6% (national average 79.7%)
Full-time employment4: 76.2% (national average 83.5%)
Median salary5: $63,100 (national average $80,000)
Employer satisfaction7: 81.7% (national average 84.0%)
Source: Quality Indicators for Learning and Teaching
Applying for postgraduate study
An application for a research degree that is not dependent upon a scholarship can be made at any time throughout the year.
Applicants for a research degree who would also like to apply for a main round graduate research scholarship are required to apply for a scholarship first. These are available for application each year in August to September for International students and September to October for Domestic Students and include government schemes APA and IPRS.
In addition to these scholarships there are a range of other options for funding your research degree available throughout the year.
- The percentage of graduates who expressed overall satisfaction with their course, based on an individual question in the CEQ.
- The percentage of graduates who agreed they experienced good teaching practices during their study.
- The percentage of graduates who agreed their studies had improved their generic skills.
- The proportion of graduates who were employed full-time four months after completing their course, as a percentage of those who were available for full-time employment.
- The median salary level of graduates who were in full-time employment.
- Department of Education and Training Higher Education Statistics.
- The extent to which employers were satisfied with graduates from Australian Catholic University, as per the 2017 Employer Satisfaction Survey.