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THE VICTORIA UNDERGRADUATE COURSE GUIDE UNIVERSITY DIFFERENCE 02 Victoria University is In its first year, this progressive, smarter By choosing to study with us, you can and sharper way to undertake tertiary be assured of a friendly, supportive an open and excellent study resulted in soaring pass rates, environment where our teachers will university that prides an increase in grade averages, and work closely alongside you, so you recognition from the International achieve your goals. We also offer itself on being inclusive. Education Association of Australia a range of targeted student support We are delivering a next Excellence Awards for innovation services that maximise student success and excellence in education. throughout your educational journey. generation education for the twenty first century Our comprehensive, flexible course We give our students the necessary offerings and pathways mean you will knowledge, skills and capabilities through our revolutionary find the right, personalised blend of needed to be the next generation of Victoria University Block learning that works for you now, and for problem solvers and creators of a new your future. We have a long tradition of future, by developing the skills needed Model – a first in Australia. transforming the lives of students who for work and life. Students completely come from diverse countries, cultures, socioeconomic and educational Thank you for considering VU for your immerse themselves backgrounds, with a strong focus tertiary studies and I hope to welcome in one subject at a time, on student success. you in 2020. without the pressure We are a university that is deeply of conflicting demands connected with industry, with access to workplace learning opportunities that and deadlines of will give you real-world experience so multiple subjects. you graduate work ready. You will have the opportunity to develop the Professor Peter Dawkins entrepreneurial mindset that employers Vice-Chancellor and President value, and that will give you the experience to shape the world, locally and globally.
CONTENTS UNDERGRADUATE COURSE GUIDE COURSE AREAS 03 20 BUSINESS 28 CREATIVE 36 EDUCATION ARTS & HUMANITIES 44 ENGINEERING, 56 HEALTH & 68 LAW & SCIENCE & IT BIOMEDICINE JUSTICE 78 SPORT & 92 YOUTH & 102 LIFE AT VU EXERCISE COMMUNITY SCIENCE
THE VU CAREER BLOCK MODEL FOCUSSED LEARNING UNDERGRADUATE COURSE GUIDE The Victoria University Block Model has revolutionised the way students learn – for the better. We’re also the first and As well as world-class facilities, your course only Australian university to introduce it. has been designed with close industry Completing just one subject at a time every consultation, so you learn side-by-side with four weeks, the award-winning VU Block industry experts. All this adds up to getting Model allows students to really focus a head start on your career, with a focus on and the results have been outstanding. your career development from the moment 05 you start learning. It’s no wonder that employers rate VU graduates in the top 10 of more than 40 universities INDUSTRY in Australia for work-readiness (2018 Employer Satisfaction Survey). PARTNERSHIPS Education doesn’t exist in a bubble. Which is why we pursue industry partnerships for our A UNI WITH HEART students that result in internships and work placements that are meaningful, engaging and impactful. We are first and foremost a university with heart and soul. Our pride rests with our people and our community, and we THERE’S MORE make sure our students feel that too. With multiple campuses and community THAN ONE WAY initiatives in the west, our rich and diverse community will reward you in so many ways well past your graduation. TO DO UNI There’s more than one way to succeed, so we provide multiple ways to achieve the world-class education our students deserve. VU is one of only six dual sector universities in Australia to offer courses in both (VET) TAFE and higher education. From certificate to diplomas and degrees, you can even progress to a masters degree or a PhD.
VU’S BLOCK MODEL A REVOLUTION IN LEARNING UNDERGRADUATE COURSE GUIDE WHAT IS VU’S BLOCK MODEL? WHY IS VU’S BLOCK MODEL In 2018, we introduced a new, highly-effective way of learning BETTER FOR ME? to make your transition to university easier and give you the skills to succeed when you enter the workforce. Rather than dealing with the stress of studying four units YOUR TRANSITION TO UNI WILL BE EASIER 06 at once as you would at any other university, the Victoria 1 Complete one subject every four weeks (including University Block Model lets you focus on studying one all assessments) and build confidence in your studies subject at a time every four weeks. from day one. We call these four-week study periods ‘blocks’. Each block focusses on one unit (subject) and includes all assessments. You’ll then get up to four days between blocks to relax and prepare for the next subject. YOU’LL FEEL SUPPORTED 2 Learn in smaller classes and have more one-on-one time with your teachers. DISCOVER A BETTER UNI EXPERIENCE YOU’LL FEEL LESS STRESSED VU Block Model is founded on the success of universities 3 using similar models in Sweden, Canada and the US. You only have to focus on one subject at a time. At other universities, you need to complete multiple At VU, each subject typically has three, three hour, units at once. face-to-face teaching sessions per week, scheduled over three days. These are available in multiple combinations of days and times (morning, mid-morning, afternoon and evening), allowing you to choose the combination that best suits you. Subjects with labs and professional experience (called ‘pracs’) have extra teaching hours, and where relevant, will be scheduled on the same days as teaching sessions. Teaching sessions will not run on more than two consecutive days, which means you will have a gap day between teaching sessions and two gap days each week. Assessments have been designed to be completed within each four-week block, with most work completed in class. Early and ongoing feedback, along with online and out-of-class support, will help you to achieve your best. You will have a great sense of how you’re progressing in your course, with final grades for subjects available at the end of each block.
WHAT DOES VU’S BLOCK MODEL LOOK LIKE? YOUR YEAR AT A GLANCE Instead of juggling four subjects at once, your semester is broken into four blocks. So you can focus on one subject at a time, UNDERGRADUATE COURSE GUIDE three times a week, for four weeks. SEMESTER ONE SEMESTER TWO OPTIONAL OPTIONAL OPTIONAL UNIT UNIT UNIT UNIT 4 UNIT 8 07 UNIT 3 UNIT 7 UNIT 2 UNIT 6 UNIT 1 UNIT 5 BLOCK 1 BLOCK 2 BLOCK 3 BLOCK 4 WINTER BLOCK 1 BLOCK 2 BLOCK 3 BLOCK 4 SUMMER SUMMER BLOCK BLOCK 1 BLOCK 2 1 BLOCK = 4 WEEKS BLOCK 3 INTAKE MID YEAR INTAKE FLEXIBLE TIMETABLE EXAMPLE TIMETABLES OPTIONS This timetable example gives TUITION TYPE MON TUE WED THU FRI you an idea of how your week 1 GAP 2 GAP 3 may look if you are undertaking a non prac-based unit. This MORNING TEACHING SESSIONS shows a student who has work commitments on Thursday. LUNCH LUNCH LUNCH This can be applied to any of the degree programs that don’t TIMETABLED STUDY SKILLS SESSION WORK have lab sessions. You can COMMITMENTS select the teaching sessions that suit you from options in the morning, mid-morning, afternoon and evening. This timetable gives you an TUITION TYPE MON TUE WED THU FRI idea of how your week may look if you are undertaking 1 2 GAP 3 GAP a prac-based unit. Lab times vary from one to three hours; TIMETABLED STUDY SKILLS SESSION number of labs per unit varies from one to 12. This is an LUNCH LUNCH LUNCH example of a student in the Nursing program (11 labs at AFTERNOON TEACHING SESSIONS two hours). LAB/PRAC SESSIONS
DISCOVER YOUR TRUE BE PREPARED FOR THE FUTURE POTENTIAL VU’s Block Model isn’t only about succeeding in first year, it includes skill-building activities to make sure you do your Victoria University’s Block Model and its new approach best in the rest of your degree and are set up for a great to learning has given students their greatest chance to future career. succeed in first year and beyond. UNDERGRADUATE COURSE GUIDE Through our Learning Hubs, on-campus centres for skill In 2018, more students performed well in first year than development and employability advice, you’ll be offered ever before. First-year pass rates increased to over 80% a range of complementary activities throughout your degree. and the amount of students receiving distinctions and high distinctions jumped to 40%. In first year, alongside coursework, you’ll complete Study Essentials – a program designed to help you gain the skills With such positive results, VU’s Block Model has been required for success at university such as research and writing. rolled out across the second year of our degrees from 2019, In the second year you will complete Course Essentials which and all remaining years of degrees from 2020. This means offers customised support for your subject area through that you will have a greater chance of success across your excursions and practical learning activities. Career Essentials whole study journey. in the third or fourth year will ensure you are ready and assisted 08 to find employment in your chosen field. With all this additional support, it’s no surprise that our graduates are the second-top earners in the state within three years of graduating (2018 Graduate Outcomes Survey). IN 2018, MORE STUDENTS PERFORMED WELL IN FIRST YEAR THAN EVER BEFORE S ION CT S ION S TIN ATE CT DI S SR TIN UP 7.9 POINTS UP 6.8 POINTS UP 6.6 POINTS H S TO TO TO HIG DI S PA 83.9% 26.7% 22.2% STUDENT DEMOGRAPHIC PASS RATES HIGH DISTINCTIONS LOW SOCIO ECONOMIC STATUS Up 15.3 points to 81.9% Up 8.6 points to 18.7% INDIGENOUS & TORRES STRAIT ISLANDER Up 19 points to 79% Up 11.9 points to 23.3% NON-ENGLISH SPEAKING Up 14.7 points to 82.1% Up 6.8 points to 15.6% Data for 2018 compared to 2017 (pre-block model).
THE VU BLOCK “It also gives me more time to relax, play futsal, and work part time in MODEL’S MORE personal training. My friends at other unis UNDERGRADUATE COURSE GUIDE MANAGEABLE are studying different subjects in a single day – it’s confusing for them. WORKLOAD HAS They think VU’s Block Model is a great idea.” MADE IT EASIER Ethan Bachelor of Science 09 (Osteopathy) TO KEEP UP.
FLEXIBLE AND ACCESSIBLE EDUCATION UNDERGRADUATE COURSE GUIDE With an inclusive and supportive ELITE STUDENT ATHLETE PROGRAM approach to learning, we can help Over 140 elite and aspiring student athletes studying with us through our Elite Student Athlete Program. you to realise your dreams. The Program helps students successfully complete their studies while training and competing at an elite level. Below are just a few of the ways we can support you all the way to achieving your goals in study and life. For more information or to find out if you are eligible: 10 03 9919 4433 or email@example.com A WELCOMING ENVIRONMENT All of our campuses are friendly, welcoming spaces that SUPPORT SERVICES support the learning of a diverse group of students from To make sure you have your best chance at succeeding the west of Melbourne and far beyond. in your studies, we offer support through a wide range of campus-based student services including counselling, Our students were born in 120 different countries, speak housing advice, academic support and more. over 170 different languages and represent more than 90 different cultures. Find out about all of our support services on page 108. We have a long history of helping migrants and refugees achieve success in study, work and community integration. VU GUARANTEED In 2018, we introduced the VU Guaranteed program, PATHWAYS an Australian university first guaranteed entry program for students from participating schools. We are one of six universities in Australia to offer both TAFE qualifications and university degrees, with easy transition VU Guaranteed recognises applicants for their full range between courses at all levels. of skills and capabilities, not just their academic results, and offers successful students a guaranteed place at VU or We call these connections between courses ‘pathways’. Victoria University Polytechnic within a week of applying. Pathways mean you can move between TAFE and university courses to reach your work or study goal, regardless of your Find out more at vu.edu.au/vu-guaranteed starting point. For example, you can start your education with us at certificate level and proceed to a diploma, degree, a masters or even SPECIAL ENTRY ACCESS SCHEME a PhD. Or you could start with a degree and add value to your qualification with a TAFE certificate or diploma. On the If you have encountered factors that may have impacted following pages, you’ll read more about how combining TAFE your performance in Year 12, you may be eligible to apply and university courses can be a great way to achieve success. for Special Entry Access Scheme (SEAS). To find out more about diploma pathways, please see the This will ensure any difficulties you have experienced pathways information included with each course table. that may have affected your results will be considered If you need further advice, email us at along with your course applications. firstname.lastname@example.org For more information about the program and your eligibility see vtac.edu.au/who/seas SCHOLARSHIPS Each year we award hundreds of financial support scholarships to enable students in need to thrive at university and complete their degree. Find out about scholarships you may be eligible to apply for on page 106.
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STUDY YOUR WAY With TAFE courses, university degrees BLENDED LEARNING MODEL UNDERGRADUATE COURSE GUIDE and combinations of these, there’s a wide VU Polytechnic’s Blended Learning Model replaces paper-based theory with user-friendly e-learning you range of options for everyone. can do anywhere, any time. It means flexible access to course content and a self-directed pace so you can spend Studying at Victoria University offers you the opportunity to more quality time refining your skills through practical benefit from a range of different education offerings so you face-to-face workshops and on-the-job work placements. can find the one that best suits the way you prefer to learn. Through VU’s Block Model, the offerings of our TAFE division, Victoria University Polytechnic, and university preparatory FOUNDATIONS AT VU 12 programs, you can find the perfect combination of study options for you. Foundations is a 13-week course that can assist you to develop the numeracy, critical thinking, academic writing and research communication skills you may need to make your dream of tertiary study a reality. It is available to VICTORIA UNIVERSITY POLYTECHNIC students who have completed an Australian Year 11 or Victoria University Polytechnic (VU Polytechnic) can a comparable educational level, and the majority of an prepare you for a world that is changing rapidly by providing Australian Year 12 (or equivalent). the up-to-date, real-world skills that you need to achieve Find out more at success and thrive in the workforce. vu.edu.au/foundations VU Polytechnic offers a supportive environment and multi- award winning Blended Learning Model for courses that are connected with industry and jobs in the following fields: PATHWAY DIPLOMAS • Business Services, Legal & Logistics Our range of one-year diplomas can provide guaranteed • Communications, Arts & Design entry into the second year of some VU bachelor degrees (or credits towards these degrees) when successfully • Community Services & Youth Work completed. If you want to undertake a degree but don’t • Early Childhood & Education Support feel fully prepared or lack certain prerequisites, these are good options for you. • Health, Nursing & Care Industries Even if you choose not to continue on to a VU degree • Hair, Make-up & Beauty after the first year, you’ll graduate with a diploma that • Hospitality, Tourism & Events has prepared you for the start of your career. • Manufacturing & Engineering To find out more about our diploma pathways, please see • Sport & Wellbeing the pathways information included along with each course table in this guide. • Systems & Information Technologies • Trades • English & Preparation Programs. Find out more at vupolytechnic.edu.au
WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN TAFE The table below explains the different types of courses we offer and may help you AND UNIVERSITY COURSES? decide which level of study suits you best. QUALIFICATION DURATION UNDERGRADUATE COURSE GUIDE VCAL, VCE, VETIS, APPRENTICESHIPS For students in Years 10, 11 and 12, including VCAL, Australian School-Based 1 day (short courses and tasters) to Apprenticeships and short courses. 3 years full-time (apprenticeships) For more information email email@example.com or visit vu.edu.au/vet-dtss FURTHER AND VOCATIONAL EDUCATION (TAFE) DURATION 13 CERTIFICATES I-IV Training ranges from basic skills to trade and post-trade qualifications. 6 months – 4 years full time Students who complete an Australian Apprenticeship will receive a qualification. DIPLOMA AND ADVANCED DIPLOMA Provides students with the knowledge and skills necessary to work 6 months – 2 years full time in many professions. HIGHER EDUCATION – UNDERGRADUATE DURATION ASSOCIATE DEGREE Similar to an advanced diploma but focussed more on academic theory rather 2 years full time than industry-specific workplace knowledge. BACHELOR DEGREE Provides students with knowledge and skills for work in their chosen profession 3 – 5 years full time and initial preparation for postgraduate study. HONOURS DEGREE An additional year of study with supervised research experience. Available to 1 year full time students who achieve consistently high results in their undergraduate degree. DOUBLE DEGREES Double degrees combine the core components of two disciplines into a single 4 – 5 years full time program of study. The student receives two degrees. HIGHER EDUCATION – POSTGRADUATE DURATION GRADUATE CERTIFICATE AND GRADUATE DIPLOMA Improves your professional practice and extends your skills and knowledge 6 months – 1 year full time from your bachelor degree or advanced diploma. You’ll develop professional competence in new areas. MASTER AND DOCTORAL DEGREES Master degrees are studies in a specific area through coursework and/or research. Masters – maximum 2 years Doctorates are the highest levels of academic achievement and require an original Doctoral – minimum 3 years contribution of knowledge, usually through a thesis.
GLOBAL LEARNING As well as delivering As a VU student you can study and gain Each year we award up to $500,000 UNDERGRADUATE COURSE GUIDE life-changing experiences in exciting in travel grants to support student courses to thousands of international locations, as varied as international learning experiences. international students Berlin, Mexico City, Seoul and Fiji. There is also funding available from the Australian Government, as well as from around the world, we We have over 110 exchange partners some of our exchange partners, to help support our local students across 34 countries where you can support your overseas study. immerse yourself in a different culture to become global citizens. and complete part of your studies For information about undertaking an for a full semester or year. You can overseas study experience as part of also undertake an international study your VU degree, contact the Victoria 14 tour or short program for 2-4 weeks. Abroad team. Overseas study can be counted credit towards your VU degree. vu.edu.au/study-overseas firstname.lastname@example.org I TRAVELLED TO INDIA ON A STUDY TOUR AND WAS FULLY IMMERSED IN INDIAN FOOD CULTURE. “We focussed on maternal and early childhood health, and collected data regarding the nutritional status of Indian tribe sub-populations and their food intake. The entire experience has given me an advantage in liaising with health professionals, as well an understanding of the diverse needs and goals of a different country and culture. It was an opportunity I learnt so much from.” Stefanie Bachelor of Human Nutrition
STUDENT LIFE Enrich your learning experiences DEVELOP LEADERSHIP SKILLS UNDERGRADUATE COURSE GUIDE with social events and opportunities Gain confidence and participate in the VU community. on campus. We can assist with your professional development in preparation for the workplace. Our award-winning student events, workshops and conferences connect you with the WELCOME TO UNI influencers of today and inspire you to be a leader tomorrow. Have fun at student social events held regularly throughout the year. BECOME A STUDENT AMBASSADOR 15 The fun kicks off with orientation ‘O-Fest’ in February when The VU Student Ambassador program provides opportunities we welcome commencing students. You can meet your to develop communication and networking skills through teachers, tour campuses, explore the library, chat with paid activities. If selected for the program, you will meet support staff and meet other new students just like you. with people from across the University and the community, and speak on behalf of VU and its student body at key events. GET ACTIVE You can join a variety of student sport clubs including CELEBRATE CULTURAL DIVERSITY cheerleading, martial arts, University Games, swim club Gain confidence and pride in your own culture, while finding and much more. an appreciation of the more than 90 cultures represented Our sports facilities on-campus include fitness centres, among our student population. We are one of the most a swimming pool, athletics tracks and tennis courts. culturally diverse universities in Australia and celebrate key cultural dates with festive student events. FIND YOUR TRIBE Find like-minded people in student social and cultural clubs and societies. There is a group to cover almost any interest – from fashion and films, to philosophy, politics and religion. $ 500 K + + 50 + 4000 HR IN TRAVEL STUDENT CLUBS VOLUNTEERS INVESTING IN YOUR FUTURE MAKING CONNECTIONS ENRICHING THE WEST We offer over $500,000 in travel More than 50 student clubs 4000+ hours per year spent by grants each year for study with our and societies on campus including student volunteers supporting 114 international exchange partners. academic, cultural and special interest. local community projects.
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Hands-on learning in high-tech simulation labs, industry-standard clinics, and in the workplace with our partner organisations UNDERGRADUATE COURSE GUIDE will shape you into a stand-out graduate. SPORT AND EXERCISE SCIENCE FACILITIES Our $68 million sport and exercise science high-technology facility meets international standards for best practice. It is designed with multiple integrated spaces to facilitate interdisciplinary teaching, research and engagement. It houses the latest technologies and equipment, including: 17 • exercise physiology laboratories • an altitude hotel • biomechanics laboratories • motor learning and skilled performance laboratories • a sport and exercise biochemistry laboratory • motor control and biofeedback laboratories. vu.edu.au/ihes SPORT AND FITNESS You can stay fit on campus with a range of opportunities including: • Sport clubs, campus sport programs and representative sport opportunities. • Quality fitness centres at Footscray Park and Werribee Campuses. • A multipurpose sports hall at St Albans Campus. • A heated 25 metre swimming pool at Footscray Park Campus. • A first-class athletics track and rugby field at Werribee Campus. • Multipurpose sports halls at Footscray Park and Footscray Nicholson Campuses. • Tennis courts at Werribee, Footscray Park and St Albans Campuses.
CLASSROOMS OF THE FUTURE HEALTH AND BIOMEDICINE CLINICS Our classrooms are transforming into creative and Clinical learning is an important part of our courses in the technologically-rich environments. In 2018, new multi- College of Health and Biomedicine. million-dollar simulation labs were opened for our paramedic, UNDERGRADUATE COURSE GUIDE nursing and midwifery students. Staged with realistic sets, Our clinics provide students with the opportunity to practice fully responsive mannequins and role-playing actors, new skills in a safe environment, gaining confidence and an these labs allow students to practise difficult techniques industry edge. These include: in a safe and supportive setting – and be confident • Dermal Therapy Clinic and ready for the workplace. • Osteopathy Clinic • Massage and Myotherapy Clinics ENGINEERING, SCIENCE AND IT FACILITIES • Clinical Exercise and Rehabilitation Clinic Our Werribee Campus is part of a modern technology • Psychology Clinic. 18 precinct with cutting-edge science facilities and a research centre, the newly formed Institute for Sustainable Industries and Liveable Cities. INDUSTRY FACILITIES At our Footscray Park Campus we have specialised labs Our students also enjoy use of the facilities of our industry in areas such as analytical chemistry, biotechnology, partners. These include the $8 million VU education research concrete materials geomechanics, heavy structures, centre for sport and exercise sciences at Victoria University hydraulics, mechanics, microelectronics, power engineering, Whitten Oval, home of the Western Bulldogs Football Club; and thermodynamics. and a $51 million facility at Sunshine Hospital, which provides The newly established Built Environment Design Studio opportunities for science research. offers students of building design, surveying and construction a place to practise creative problem solving, model-making and communication. LIBRARY When you study IT, you’ll have access to extensive VU’s campus libraries are known as ‘learning commons’ – computing and networking resources including: integrated spaces that offer academic resources and learning • a full set CISCO routers and switches for network design and IT supporting a relaxed, lounge-like setting. and access control (security) Learning commons include computing and printing facilities, • virtualisation (Hyper-V) infrastructure electronic and print resources, and a comprehensive information skills training program. • Amazon cloud servers • mobile labs • graphics and video authoring tools COMPUTER FACILITIES • software development kits We have more than 4,000 computers spread across our campuses and our central IT help desk is available to • latest software packages including net assist you. and Java integrated development environment. You also have access to a rich collection of online resources, e-learning content, student software packages and social networking tools.
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BUSINESS VU.EDU.AU/BUSINESS BUSINESS UNDERGRADUATE COURSE GUIDE ACCOUNTING BANKING AND FINANCE 20 EVENT MANAGEMENT FINANCIAL RISK MANAGEMENT HUMAN RESOURCE INFORMATION SYSTEMS MANAGEMENT MANAGEMENT INTERNATIONAL TRADE MANAGEMENT AND INNOVATION MARKETING SUPPLY CHAIN AND LOGISTICS MANAGEMENT TOURISM AND HOSPITALITY MANAGEMENT
OUR BACHELOR OF BUSINESS OFFERS BUSINESS YOU THE SKILLS AND UNDERGRADUATE COURSE GUIDE FLEXIBILITY TO PURSUE A DIVERSE RANGE OF EXCITING CAREERS 21 Choose from 11 different specialisations and 55 double specialisation combinations (in addition to double degrees with Law, Psychology and more). A a ch K I e lo B LA r o fB us in es s
CAREER CONNECTIONS BUSINESS UNDERGRADUATE COURSE GUIDE Everything you learn with We are proud to have some of the us is linked directly to the country’s biggest names in business supporting our courses, including the PARTNER PROFILE real world of business following Adjunct Professors who inform our teaching and offer guest lectures. EUREKA SKYDECK and your future career. 88 Throughout your degree, our Centre for THE HONOURABLE 22 Work-integrated Learning (WIL) helps For over a decade, VU business you to find and complete on-the-job DR CRAIG EMERSON students have gained precious learning placements, ensuring that you High-profile economist and former industry experience through graduate with the skills and networks Minister for Trade and Competitiveness; Work-integrated Learning at to succeed in your chosen field. Minister for Tertiary Education, Skills, Eureka Skydeck. Science and Research; and Minister Work-integrated Learning partners Assisting the Prime Minister on Asian Find out more at vu.edu.au/wil have included some of Australia’s Century Policy. and the world’s top companies like KPMG, GM Holden, Crown Hotels and Resorts, RACV Clubs and Resorts, ALAN KOHLER Western Bulldogs FC, ANZ Bank, Department of Education and Training One of Australia’s most well-known and more. financial journalists. IAN JAMES Managing Director of Mushroom Music Publishing. AUSTRALIAN + 300 UNIVERSITY SUPPORTING PARTNERS 1ST START-UPS LEARN IN THE WORKPLACE School for the Visitor Economy, Become the next big entrepreneur a new cross-university college with the VU Hanger, an on-campus Over 300 placement partners focussed on hospitality, event business simulator. including Crown Hotels and Resorts, and tourism education. RACV Clubs and Resorts, GM Holden, Western Bulldogs FC, Museums Victoria, Melbourne Fashion Week and more.
BUSINESS IT’S BEEN CLEARLY PROVEN “Through the relationship we’ve UNDERGRADUATE COURSE GUIDE developed with VU over the last THAT THE KNOWLEDGE, 10 years, it’s been clearly proven that the knowledge, education and EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE experience offered to students at the University is outstanding. We do an OFFERED TO STUDENTS AT intake of staff twice a year and our first port of call is VU students. VU IS OUTSTANDING. We know that VU business graduates are well prepared, well-groomed and ready to experience the real-world.” 23 Rob Rabba Operations Manager, Eureka Skydeck
BUSINESS COURSE / CODE OVERVIEW ADMISSION CRITERIA CAREER OUTCOMES BUSINESS DIPLOMA OF BUSINESS Get prepared for transition into Year 12: Completion of an Australian When you successfully complete all BUSINESS (ENTERPRISE) university studies and further studies Senior Secondary Certificate the requirements of this program CODE: VDBE in the Bachelor of Business (BBNS) (VCE or equivalent).* you will be eligible to transfer into and/or for transition to the business the second year of the VU Bachelor DURATION: 1 YEAR workforce at entry level. If you of Business program. If you decide CAMPUS: CF successfully complete this diploma not to continue your tertiary studies you will be eligible for a guaranteed upon completion of the diploma you UNDERGRADUATE COURSE GUIDE vu.edu.au/courses/VDBE place in the second year of the will have acquired a range of skills Bachelor of Business. relevant in the business world to commence a successful career. DIPLOMA OF HOSPITALITY Become a highly skilled manager There are no prerequisites for This course will prepare you for MANAGEMENT in the hospitality industry. this course.* job titles such as banquet or CODE: SIT50416 This course offers a broad range function manager, bar manager, of industry knowledge and skills café manager, club manager, front DURATION: 1 YEAR which are practically applied in office manager, motel manager CAMPUS: FN a managerial context. and restaurant manager. vu.edu.au/courses/SIT50416 24 DIPLOMA OF TRAVEL AND Develop high-level skills to manage There are no prerequisites for This course will prepare you for TOURISM MANAGEMENT travel and tourism operations this course.* job titles such as inbound group or CODE: SIT50116 and launch a career in the exciting sales manager, incentives manager, and diverse travel industry, from tour operations manager, marketing DURATION: 1 YEAR marketing strategy and business manager (hospitality), travel agent, CAMPUS: FN, BL management to tourism sales product development manager and customer service. and sales manager visitor. vu.edu.au/courses/SIT50116 DIPLOMA OF EVENT Learn how to coordinate and manage There are no prerequisites for This course will prepare you for MANAGEMENT effective, safe and engaging events. this course.* job titles such as conference CODE: SIT50316 You’ll develop fundamental planning, coordinator, event coordinator, communication and organisational event planner, exhibition planner, DURATION: 1 YEAR skills, and acquire a detailed meetings coordinator, and staging CAMPUS: FN, BL understanding of the event and venue coordinator. management process. vu.edu.au/courses/SIT50316 DIPLOMA OF BUSINESS Gain the practical skills you need There are no prerequisites for This course will prepare you for job ADMINISTRATION for a successful office career. this course.* titles such as administration officer, CODE: BSB50415 You will learn to effectively manage personal assistant, receptionist, key administrative processes, administration manager, assistant DURATION: 0.5 YEARS as well as gain knowledge in team manager and executive officer. CAMPUS: FN and people management. vu.edu.au/courses/BSB50415 DIPLOMA OF Build connections in the financial There are no prerequisites for This course will prepare you for job PAYROLL SERVICES services industry and develop this course.* titles such as payroll officer, payroll CODE: FNS50417 a broad range of payroll skills manager and other specialised including superannuation, taxation, payroll functions. DURATION: 0.5 YEARS budgeting and forecasting. CAMPUS: FN vu.edu.au/courses/FNS50417 CAMPUSES: CF – CIT Y FLINDERS CK – CIT Y KING CQ – CIT Y QUEEN FP – FOOTSCR AY PARK SA – ST ALBANS W – WERRIBEE FN – FOOTSCR AY NICHOLSON OL – ONLINE BL – BLENDED LEARNING (online and face-to-face) I – INDUSTRY WO – WHIT TEN OVAL
COURSE / CODE OVERVIEW ADMISSION CRITERIA CAREER OUTCOMES DIPLOMA OF LEADERSHIP If you have experience in an industry There are no prerequisites for This course will prepare you AND MANAGEMENT or vocational area and want to work this course.* for job titles such as manager, CODE: BSB51918 towards a career as a manager, team leader, project officer BUSINESS this course is for you. and office administrator. DURATION: 0.5 YEARS You will develop the skills and CAMPUS: FN, I emotional intelligence to lead vu.edu.au/courses/BSB51918 and manage: • workplace relationships UNDERGRADUATE COURSE GUIDE • effective teams and individuals • organisational change • people performance • professional development. ADVANCED DIPLOMA OF Develop a broad range of hospitality There are no prerequisites for This course will prepare you for HOSPITALITY MANAGEMENT skills, combined with specialised this course.* job titles such as area manager CODE: SIT60316 managerial skills and the substantial or operations manager, café owner knowledge of industry required to or manager, club secretary or DURATION: 1.5 YEARS coordinate hospitality operations. manager, executive chef, executive CAMPUS: FN You will be provided the skills housekeeper, executive sous chef, and knowledge to be able to food and beverage manager, head vu.edu.au/courses/SIT60316 operate with significant autonomy chef, motel owner or manager and make strategic business and rooms division manager. management decisions. 25 ASSOCIATE DEGREE Develop your business management Completion of an Australian Senior This course will prepare you for job IN HOSPITALITY AND potential, get hands-on experience Secondary Certificate (VCE or titles such as food and beverage HOTEL MANAGEMENT in our hospitality training centre equivalent) including Units 3 and 4: manager, hotel manager, restaurant CODE: VAHH and gain a thorough understanding a study score of at least 25 in English manager, accommodation manager, of the industry’s trends and issues. (EAL) or 20 in any other English.* operations manager, function DURATION: 2 YEARS This course prepares you to join the manager, small business operator, CAMPUS: FN fast growing hospitality and tourism or event manager. vu.edu.au/courses/VAHH job sector. BACHELOR OF BUSINESS VU’s Bachelor of Business allows Completion of an Australian Senior Find employment in a wide range of CODE: BBNS you to tailor your learning to your Secondary Certificate (VCE or occupations and professional settings career goals. You will study a common equivalent) including Units 3 and 4: including private corporations, DURATION: 3 YEARS first year, then choose from the a study score of at least 25 in English professional service firms, the public CAMPUS: CF, FP specialisations below – either a single (EAL) or at least 20 in English other service and community sector. or double major. You will gain solid than EAL.* Course accreditations in the Bachelor vu.edu.au/courses/BBNS business and operational skills, of Business refer to the respective and real-life working experience course majors. through work-integrated learning and Co-operative Education work placement units and practical projects, all designed to make you work ready. Business specialisations: ™ ACCOUNTING BANKING & FINANCE EVENT MANAGEMENT FINANCIAL RISK MANAGEMENT HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT INFORMATION SYSTEMS MANAGEMENT INTERNATIONAL TRADE MANAGEMENT & INNOVATION MARKETING SUPPLY CHAIN & LOGISTICS MANAGEMENT TOURISM & HOSPITALITY MANAGEMENT Find out more about careers and coursework for your Business specialisation at vu.edu.au/courses/BBNS The information above is valid for applicants with recent secondary education only. If you have previous VET/TAFE study, higher education study or work and life experience, * please see course webpage listed. The course information above was accurate at the time of printing (July 2019). For the latest information visit vu.edu.au/courses
CHOOSE YOUR PATHWAYS BUSINESS The tables below demonstrate our guaranteed pathways. You can enter and exit at many levels and courses UNDERGRADUATE COURSE GUIDE This is just a small sample of what can be achieved with VU’s and transfer between study areas if your interests many pathway options. Choose the course on the left based change while you’re studying. It all depends on your on your own education needs, and pathway into the higher own needs and experience. degree on the right. vu.edu.au/pathways PATHWAY COURSE CODE CREDITS DESTINATION COURSE Associate Degree in Hospitality and Hotel Management VAHH 192 26 Advanced Diploma of Accounting FNS60217 144 BACHELOR OF BUSINESS Advanced Diploma of Hospitality Management SIT60316 144 BBNS Diploma of Accounting FNS50217 96 SPECIALISATION: Diploma of Business Administration BSB50415 96 ACCOUNTING BANKING AND FINANCE Diploma of Hospitality Management SIT50416 96 EVENT MANAGEMENT Diploma of Leadership and Management BSB51918 96 FINANCIAL RISK MANAGEMENT HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT Diploma of Logistics TLI50415 96 INFORMATION SYSTEMS MANAGEMENT INTERNATIONAL TRADE Diploma of Business (Enterprise) VDBE 96 MANAGEMENT AND INNOVATION Diploma of Payroll Services FNS50417 48 MARKETING SUPPLY CHAIN AND LOGISTICS MANAGEMENT Foundations at VU JYAC 0 TOURISM AND HOSPITALITY MANAGEMENT Certificate IV in Tertiary Preparation 22313VIC 0 Graduate Certificate in Management 22443VIC 48 MASTER OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION BMPF WHAT ARE COURSE CREDITS? Many of our TAFE courses give you credits towards a higher diploma or degree, so you can complete your studies faster. Most units or ‘subjects’ equal 12 credit points, so 96 course credits would reduce your degree by eight units (or one year full time).
BUSINESS UNDERGRADUATE COURSE GUIDE 27 I WAS SELECTED FOR A 12-MONTH PAID POSITION AT THE RACV CLUB. “In the third year of my degree Being rotated through almost every at Victoria University, I had the department and location throughout opportunity for Work-integrated the year, I got to learn about the day- Learning and was selected for to-day operations of the hospitality a 12-month paid position at the business first-hand.” RACV Club. Austin The technical hospitality skills Bachelor of Business I learnt on placement are invaluable. (Tourism and Hospitality Management)
28 UNDERGRADUATE COURSE GUIDE CREATIVE ARTS & HUMANITIES MUSIC CREATIVE ARTS ARTS & CREATIVE HUMANITIES HUMANITIES SCREEN MEDIA VU.EDU.AU/ARTS
CREATIVE ARTS & HUMANITIES PURSUE YOUR PASSION FOR UNDERGRADUATE COURSE GUIDE CREATIVE ARTS AND HUMANITIES 29 Our broad range of courses in the arts will help you develop the practical skills and industry networks to put theory into practice and launch an exciting career. R E a ch B M e lo r O of N A A rt s
CREATIVE ARTS & HUMANITIES CAREER CONNECTIONS UNDERGRADUATE COURSE GUIDE Study Creative Arts at From Williamstown Literary Festival to Footscray Community Arts Centre, VU and you’ll have the Maribyrnong City Council and chance to collaborate Setting Sun Film Festival – there’s an opportunity in every field. with key organisations, events and venues in Through practical learning with our arts partners, you’ll gain the latest skills 30 the west and beyond. and experience to be work ready and career-focussed when you graduate. PARTNER PROFILE OVERLAND Overland, one of Australia’s most distinguished literary journals, takes on VU arts interns who help with assessing submissions and other publishing tasks. Find out more about our work placements at vu.edu.au/work-ready + 150 PROFESSIONAL WEST TOP 10 WORLD PROGRAMS PARTNERSHIPS CO-WORKING SPACE LEARN IN THE WORKPLACE CONTRIBUTE TO COLLABORATE LOCAL CULTURE Access 150+ professional placement Music teaching space Kindred programs with SBS Television, Enrich Melbourne’s west through Studios ranked in the top ten Multi Channel Network, Film Victoria partnerships with Footscray co-working spaces in the world and more. Community Arts Centre, (Lonely Planet, 2016). Williamstown Literary Festival, Setting Sun Film Festival and more.
CREATIVE ARTS & HUMANITIES VU INTERNS DEVELOP A GREAT DEAL OVER THEIR UNDERGRADUATE COURSE GUIDE TIME WITH US AND GAIN A LOT OF CONFIDENCE 31 IN THEIR ABILITIES. “VU’s strong ties to industry ensure students have access to learning in the workplace – a huge benefit that should not be underestimated. All of our recent interns have gone on to work in the industry.” Dr Jacinda Woodhead Editor and Artistic Director, Overland
CREATIVE ARTS & HUMANITIES CREATIVE ARTS & HUMANITIES COURSE / CODE OVERVIEW ADMISSION CRITERIA CAREER OUTCOMES CREATIVE ARTS DIPLOMA OF Gain the skills and knowledge to You must be able to provide This course will prepare you for GRAPHIC DESIGN produce artwork for commercial evidence of your ability to produce job titles such as graphic designer CODE: CUA50715 purposes using both traditional multiple examples of graphic design or illustrator across both print and electronic methods. Learn to work that respond effectively and digital media. DURATION: 1 YEAR create design concepts from a brief, to different design challenges, CAMPUS: FN build your personal portfolio and produce typography that supports develop general skills in design, the overall design solution and use UNDERGRADUATE COURSE GUIDE vu.edu.au/courses/CUA50715 layout, typography and context. graphic design industry software. These skills and knowledge may have been acquired through personal or work experience, or through formal study such as VCE Visual Communication Design, Certificate IV in Screen and Media or Certificate IV in Design. DIPLOMA OF PROFESSIONAL Develop your writing skills for work in Applicants must have: This course will prepare you for WRITING AND EDITING the creative and publishing industries. job titles such as published author, • an ability to write short works CODE: 22091VIC You will expand your writing and (c. 1000 words) freelance writer, editor, and other editing skills for novels, short stories, roles in publishing, communication DURATION: 1 YEAR children’s books, advertising and the • an ability to correct another’s and media such as journalist, CAMPUS: FN web. Learn how to market your work, written work for grammar, scriptwriter, copywriter as well as discover what roles punctuation and appropriate and project manager. 32 vu.edu.au/courses/22091VIC and opportunities are available use of language to a professional writer or editor. • broad reading experience • an ability to provide an objective critique of another’s written work in a positive manner to assist re-writing • basic computer skills.* DIPLOMA OF VISUAL ARTS Become a visual artist by studying Applicants must have the This course will prepare you for CODE: CUA51115 a full range of classical and technical and organisational skills job titles such as visual artist, contemporary techniques in painting to conceptualise and create works artist and new media artist. DURATION: 1 YEAR and drawing. You’ll be taught by in a selected medium. Those skills CAMPUS: FN practising artists and your studies and knowledge may have been will include gallery visits and visiting acquired through experience in vu.edu.au/courses/CUA51115 speakers who give talks on their work. creative practice or through formal study such as VCE Studio Arts, Certificate IV in Screen and Media or Certificate IV in Design.* BACHELOR OF ARTS Follow your own career path with Completion of an Australian Senior After graduation, you may move CODE: ABAB maximum flexibility. You can choose Secondary Certificate (VCE or straight into positions in public to major in digital media, visual art, equivalent) including Units 3 and 4: service, corporate, community DURATION: 3 YEARS or writing. a study score of at least 25 in English and non-government organisations. CAMPUS: FP (EAL) or at least 20 in English other Alternatively you may move onto than EAL.* graduate studies to pursue the many vu.edu.au/courses/ABAB professional careers that are best served by graduates with a generalist first degree such as teaching, law, journalism, communications and business leadership. HUMANITIES DIPLOMA OF LIBRARY AND Improve your skills for success in There are no prerequisites for This course will prepare you for job INFORMATION SERVICES a number of job positions including this course.* titles such as access services officer, CODE: BSB52115 technician in a library, museum information services officer, journals or gallery. officer, library technician, metadata DURATION: 1 YEAR officer, special collections officer Learn to use a range of specialised CAMPUS: FN, OL technical or managerial competencies and technical services officer. vu.edu.au/courses/BSB52115 to plan, carry out and evaluate work with a team. BACHELOR OF ARTS Follow your own career path with Completion of an Australian Senior After graduation, you may move CODE: ABAB maximum flexibility. You can Secondary Certificate (VCE or straight into positions in public choose to major in communication equivalent) including Units 3 and 4: service, corporate, community DURATION: 3 YEARS studies, history, literary studies, a study score of at least 25 in English and non-government organisations. CAMPUS: FP and sociology. (EAL) or at least 20 in English other Alternatively you may move onto than EAL.* graduate studies to pursue the many vu.edu.au/courses/ABAB professional careers that are best served by graduates with a generalist first degree such as teaching, law, journalism, communications and business leadership. CAMPUSES: CF – CIT Y FLINDERS CK – CIT Y KING CQ – CIT Y QUEEN FP – FOOTSCR AY PARK SA – ST ALBANS W – WERRIBEE FN – FOOTSCR AY NICHOLSON OL – ONLINE BL – BLENDED LEARNING (online and face-to-face) I – INDUSTRY WO – WHIT TEN OVAL
CREATIVE ARTS & HUMANITIES COURSE / CODE OVERVIEW ADMISSION CRITERIA CAREER OUTCOMES BACHELOR OF Gain a developed understanding of Completion of an Australian Senior Employment in the criminal justice CRIMINAL JUSTICE the philosophies and objectives of Secondary Certificate (VCE or system is becoming increasingly CODE: ABCJ modern criminal justice and the role equivalent) including Units 3 and 4: professionalised and requiring of various agencies within it and the a study score of at least 25 in English graduates with a broad knowledge of DURATION: 3 YEARS systemic interactions between social (EAL) or at least 20 in English other justice in a range of professional and CAMPUS: FP welfare organisations, law and judicial than EAL.* community settings. As a graduate administration, penal and correctional of this course, you can also seek vu.edu.au/courses/ABCJ institutions, family and community, employment in community legal and policing. settings, law firms, security and UNDERGRADUATE COURSE GUIDE intelligence organisations and related welfare and support agencies. BACHELOR OF This course combines studies in Completion of an Australian Senior You will be equipped to undertake CRIMINAL JUSTICE AND criminal justice with an accredited Secondary Certificate (VCE or a range of roles in criminal justice, PSYCHOLOGICAL STUDIES psychology major. You will gain equivalent) including Units 3 and 4: government, police and correctional CODE: ABCY a strong theoretical, research, a study score of at least 25 in English services, health care and welfare and applied understanding of human (EAL) or at least 20 in English other systems. DURATION: 3 YEARS behaviour and the interplay between than EAL.* Careers include the justice sector, CAMPUS: FP psychological and social contributors health and community services to crime; as well as an understanding such as child protection, policy vu.edu.au/courses/ABCY of the legal, political and community development and related service responses to social dislocation, provision. Students successfully human behaviour and development. completing this course are eligible to apply for further study in psychology followed by postgraduate studies in 33 criminal justice/criminology or further professional training in preparation for more senior roles. This course is designed to meet the accreditation requirements of the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council. MUSIC ADVANCED DIPLOMA Build the technical, compositional Applicants are required to undertake This course will prepare you OF MUSIC INDUSTRY and performance skills you need an audition.* for job titles such as composer CODE: CUA60515 to be a professional musician with and/or performer. access to well-equipped rehearsal DURATION: 1 YEAR facilities, a 21-machine computer CAMPUS: FN music lab, and multimedia software for production, arranging and vu.edu.au/courses/CUA60515 composition. You will study music analysis, music craft, improvisation, technology, and touring and self- promotion. Specialisations offered are: • Performance • Composition. BACHELOR OF MUSIC Expand your artistic knowledge, Completion of an Australian Senior Potential careers include: music CODE: ABMC musicianship, technical fluency, Secondary Certificate (VCE or performer; composer/songwriter creativity and critical listening equivalent) including Units 3 and 4: (freelance); composer; sound artist; DURATION: 3 YEARS skills to prepare for a career in the a study score of at least 25 in English music producer; instrumental music CAMPUS: FP music, creative arts or education (EAL) or at least 20 in English other teacher; music theory teacher; band industries, using our commercial than EAL. leader; musical director; copyist; vu.edu.au/courses/ABMC recording facilities at Kindred arranger; accompanist; music In addition to achieving the above Studios. This course focusses on prerequisites, applicants will be administrator. popular and contemporary music required to attend an audition.* through practice, theory, cultural analysis and critical listening. SCREEN MEDIA DIPLOMA OF Forge an exciting career as a make-up There are no prerequisites for This course will prepare you for SCREEN AND MEDIA artist in the entertainment industry. this course.* roles in all aspects of media such as (SPECIALISATION: SPECIALIST Learn how to apply specialist make-up special effects, body art and face MAKE-UP SERVICES) such as bridal, photographic, theatre, painting, feature films and television CODE: CUA51015 period, special effects, television, film productions, theatre, fashion and DURATION: 1 YEAR and fashion make-up. Also style wigs wedding photography, runways and hairpieces. and music clips. CAMPUS: CK, BL vu.edu.au/courses/CUA51015 BACHELOR OF SCREEN MEDIA Follow your interests in industries Completion of an Australian Senior You will be ready to enter into CODE: ABSN that include film, television, radio, Secondary Certificate (VCE or and succeed within a range of screen culture, online and mobile equivalent) including Units 3 and 4: professional roles that include DURATION: 3 YEARS media production. In practically- a study score of at least 25 in English producer, director, cinematographer, CAMPUS: FP oriented subjects, you will develop (EAL) or at least 20 in English other production manager, sound recordist, skills in media production and than EAL.* post production supervisor, editor, vu.edu.au/courses/ABSN intellectual property for online distributor and cross-platform distribution, and video-on-demand content creator. use of streaming sites such as YouTube, television and radio. The information above is valid for applicants with recent secondary education only. If you have previous VET/TAFE study, higher education study or work and life experience, * please see course webpage listed. The course information above was accurate at the time of printing (July 2019). For the latest information visit vu.edu.au/courses
CREATIVE ARTS & HUMANITIES CHOOSE YOUR PATHWAYS The tables below demonstrate our guaranteed pathways. You can enter and exit at many levels and courses This is just a small sample of what can be achieved with VU’s and transfer between study areas if your interests change many pathway options. Choose the course on the left based while you’re studying. It all depends on your own needs on your own education needs, and pathway into the higher and experience. degree on the right. UNDERGRADUATE COURSE GUIDE vu.edu.au/pathways PATHWAY COURSE CODE CREDITS DESTINATION COURSE Diploma of Education Studies EDES 96 Diploma of Professional Writing and Editing 22091VIC 96 Certificate IV in Liberal Arts 22317VIC 24 BACHELOR OF ARTS ABAB 34 Foundations at VU JYAC 0 Certificate IV in Tertiary Preparation 22313VIC 0 Advanced Diploma of Music Industry CUA60515 96 Foundations at VU JYAC 0 BACHELOR OF MUSIC ABMC Certificate IV in Tertiary Preparation 22313VIC 0 Foundations at VU JYAC 0 BACHELOR OF SCREEN MEDIA Certificate IV in Tertiary Preparation 22313VIC 0 ABSN Foundations at VU JYAC 0 BACHELOR OF CRIMINAL JUSTICE Certificate IV in Tertiary Preparation 22313VIC 0 ABCJ Foundations at VU JYAC 0 BACHELOR OF CRIMINAL JUSTICE AND PSYCHOLOGICAL STUDIES Certificate IV in Tertiary Preparation 22313VIC 0 ABCY WHAT ARE COURSE CREDITS? Many of our TAFE courses give you credits towards a higher diploma or degree, so you can complete your studies faster. Most units or ‘subjects’ equal 12 credit points, so 96 course credits would reduce your degree by eight units (or one year full time).
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