Get personalised advice by registering for our Change of Preference expo or talking to one of our course advisers.

Congratulations, exams are finally over. 

Now's the time to celebrate – and lock-in your study plans for next year!


With results coming out soon, you might be feeling nervous. But we're here to set your mind at ease. There's a great course waiting for you at VU, no matter what your ATAR is.


On this page, we've gathered everything you need to know to make the most of the VTAC Change of Preference period and find out more about why VU is a top choice for you.

NEED ADVICE ABOUT YOUR STUDY OPTIONS? 

WE'RE HERE TO HELP

CHANGING PREFERENCES?

FIND ALL YOUR STUDY OPTIONS NOW

Select the study area you’re interested in below to see all available courses. 


Once you’ve found the new courses you’d like to preference, you can update your VTAC preference list or contact us for further information from our course advisers.

Our students are loving the First Year Model and it's proven effective with our 2018 first-year pass rate increasing to 90% since introducing the First Year Model.

What is VU's First Year Model?

What our students are saying about their first year at VU

In 2018, we designed a new way of learning to make your transition into university easier and give you the skills to succeed when you enter the workforce. 


Rather than dealing with the stress of studying 4 units at once as you would at any other University, the First Year Model lets you focus on studying one unit at a time, completing a unit every 4 weeks.  

VU'S FIRST YEAR MODEL — A REVOLUTIONARY WAY TO STUDY FIRST YEAR UNI

Why is VU's First Year Model better for me?

You'll have a greater chance of success

More students are passing their first year than ever before. Our first-year pass rates increased to 90% in 2018.

You'll feel less stressed

You only have to focus on one subject at a time. At other universities, you will complete multiple units at once.

Your transition to uni will be easier

You'll complete 1 subject every 4 weeks (including exams), building confidence and momentum in your studies from day one.

You'll feel supported

Learn in smaller classes and have more one-on-one time with your teachers.

Check out this video to hear from our students about how VU's First Year Model is working for them.

Don’t miss the chance to:

Monday 17th December

3pm - 6pm

Footscray Park campus

  • chat about courses with our teachers and current students
  • find out why our First Year Model means less stress & more success
  • discover how you can easily transition from one course to another
  • get all your questions on fees and scholarships answered.

You can even change your preferences on the day & go home knowing you’ve made a great choice!

"The most hands-on experience", "work placements from the start" and "passionate teachers" are just some of the reasons students love studying with us.

WHY I CHOSE VU

HOW IS VU'S FIRST YEAR MODEL DIFFERENT TO THE TRADITIONAL MODEL?

"....spacing it (exams and assessments) out across a whole semester makes a lot more sense to me. It seems to be really resonating at VU, I know that a lot of my fellow students really enjoy it."

Dr John Weldon, author, senior academic and head of VU first year curriculum, failed Year 12. But that hasn't stopped him from having an incredible career.


After an eleventh-hour decision to switch to law from science, Michael Tourkakes discovered where his real talents lay. 


Michael shares his own career success story, beginning with a drastic change of direction.

Got a few burning questions about TAFE or uni?

From common definitions to ‘what if’ scenarios, we’ve got you covered.

So, what happens if you don’t get the ATAR you were hoping for?


If you’re disappointed by your ATAR, whether you worked your butt off or not, don’t freak out. Believe it or not, you’ve still got options.

Turn life's let-downs into something amazing with these five winning techniques from clinical psychologist and VU graduate Minh Nguyen.

You can be disappointed by your ATAR and still go on to have the career of your dreams. Here are five people who didn’t get the ATAR they hoped for, and went on to find great success.

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