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                            UNDERGRADUATE
                              COURSE GUIDE

                                      2020
VICTORIA UNIVERSITY - COURSE GUIDE UNDERGRADUATE 2020
THE VICTORIA
UNDERGRADUATE COURSE GUIDE




                             UNIVERSITY
                               DIFFERENCE
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                             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.
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CONTENTS




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     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
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THE NEW WAY TO DO UNI
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THE VU                                           CAREER
BLOCK MODEL                                      FOCUSSED
                                                 LEARNING




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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




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                                                 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.
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VU’S BLOCK MODEL
                             A REVOLUTION IN LEARNING
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                             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
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                             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
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                                                                                                  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
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                             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.
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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,




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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
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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.
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                                                                                                        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
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                                                                                                        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
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                                               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).
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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




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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
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                     (Osteopathy)


  TO KEEP UP.
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FLEXIBLE AND
                             ACCESSIBLE EDUCATION
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                             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:
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                                                                                                03 9919 4433 or eliteathletes@vu.edu.au

                             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.
                             pathways.futurestudents@vu.edu.au
                                                                                                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
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                             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
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                             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




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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 vet.dtss@vu.edu.au or visit vu.edu.au/vet-dtss



FURTHER AND VOCATIONAL EDUCATION (TAFE)                                                  DURATION




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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
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                                                          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
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                                                          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
                                                                                                    educationabroad@vu.edu.au




                                                                                                    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




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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.
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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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     WORLD-CLASS
           FACILITIES
Hands-on learning in high-tech simulation
labs, industry-standard clinics, and in the
workplace with our partner organisations




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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:




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• 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,
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                             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.
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                             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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                             ACCOUNTING                BANKING
                                                       AND FINANCE
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                             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




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FLEXIBILITY TO PURSUE
A DIVERSE RANGE OF
EXCITING CAREERS




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Choose from 11 different specialisations
and 55 double specialisation
combinations (in addition to double
degrees with Law, Psychology and more).
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                             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.
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                             Throughout your degree, our Centre for   THE HONOURABLE
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                             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.
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IT’S BEEN CLEARLY PROVEN   “Through the relationship we’ve




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                            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.”




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                           Rob Rabba
                           Operations Manager,
                           Eureka Skydeck
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                             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
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                               (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
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                               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
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                               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




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                                        • 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.




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     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
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                             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.
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                             PATHWAY COURSE                                         CODE             CREDITS         DESTINATION COURSE
                             Associate Degree in Hospitality and Hotel Management   VAHH             192
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                             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).
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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)
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MUSIC
               CREATIVE ARTS
                               ARTS &
                               CREATIVE
                               HUMANITIES
               HUMANITIES



SCREEN MEDIA
                                                       VU.EDU.AU/ARTS
CREATIVE ARTS & HUMANITIES
PURSUE YOUR
PASSION FOR




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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.
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                             CAREER
                             CONNECTIONS
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                             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
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                             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.
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VU INTERNS DEVELOP A
GREAT DEAL OVER THEIR




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TIME WITH US
AND GAIN A LOT
OF CONFIDENCE




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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
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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
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                               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.
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                               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




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                                                                                                                                     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
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                             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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