Victoria University (Melbourne)

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Group.png Victoria University (Melbourne)  
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HeadquartersMelbourne, Victoria, Australia
Offers both higher education and vocational education

Not to be confused with Victoria University of Manchester or University of Victoria (Canada)

Victoria University (VU) is a public research university based in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. It is one of only six dual-sector universities in Australia, providing courses in both higher education and vocational education (TAFE).

In 2019, VU had 43,802 students, approximately 65% student in higher education degree programs, and 35% enrolled in TAFE training courses. [1]


It was founded in 1916 as the Footscray Technical School. In 1968 the name was changed to Footscray Institute of Technology and in 1991 it was merged with the Western Institute to form today's Victoria University. In 1998 the Western Melbourne Institute of TAFE was incorporated.


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