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Victorian Institute of Technology

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Students will find the Victorian Institute of Technology (VIT) in the laidback and beautiful Australian city of Melbourne, Victoria. It has eight campuses across Melbourne, Sydney, and Adelaide, making it a great choice for students who want to study in Australia.


VIT offers a range of courses, from short, skills-focused lessons to bachelor’s and master’s degrees. It specialises in courses that will set students up for specific jobs, such as carpentry, cookery, computer programming and hospitality management. It has a good reputation all over the world for delivering high-quality education.


The university aims to give students a high-quality education and practical training that sets them up for their dream career. Each student can change their life, with flexible courses for all sorts of lifestyles.


The 2018 Quality Indicators for Teaching and Learning (QILT) showed that VIT offered a great student experience. A huge number of students at VIT, 75 per cent, had positive things to say about their overall education experience.


Scholarships are available for international students who are studying a full-time course. There are 38 available, which offer different discounts on course fees or single payments.   

The Institute provides lots of practical, industry-focused education and training programmes at its convenient inner-city locations. Students can study for qualifications in car repair, multimedia, digital production, IT, business management and hospitality.


All VIT buildings are close to major shopping, restaurant and entertainment centres and it’s easy to reach them through public transport. All qualifications are recognised by professional industry groups.


Australia has become a favourite destination for international students. There are plenty of places to live, including Homestay properties, self-catered apartments, and shared houses.  


Victorian Institute of Technology (VIT) Student Services has dedicated Student Services Officers who help students with all sorts of study worries and personal problems.


At graduation, students had good things to say about VIT. 94 per cent would recommend VIT to their friends, family, and colleagues and 93 per cent of students were very happy with the facilities available at VIT.


Discover more about studying at VIT:


Teaching quality

Entry requirements

Scholarships & funding

University structure


Student support

Graduate outcomes


Teaching quality

At VIT, all students work towards their dream career and learn the skills and information that employers need. The courses focus on preparing students for the world of work and help them move from secondary education to work or postgraduate programmes.


Since it was set up in 1998, the university has had a great reputation for delivering quality education. Students on all courses get practical and book-based training to help them understand every part of their course.


The VIT teachers and lecturers have lots of experience in the education and training industry. They provide accredited, nationally recognised qualifications and short courses. Students can study everything from multimedia, digital production and IT to business management and hospitality. If students have studied at other universities, they can transfer any credits over to VIT.


VIT sticks to its principles to make sure the quality of its teaching never slips. Integrity (doing the right thing), teamwork and ownership, simple innovation (finding new ideas that make life easier or better) all help VIT focus on high-quality teaching.


Entry requirements

Entry requirements at VIT are different for each course, but all students must be over 18. One-day courses do not have set entry conditions, so anyone can join them. These are for specific skills, such as learning how to use Adobe software in a more advanced way. Longer courses that aren’t degrees ask that students have finished 12 years of education, but older students can show proof of work experience in some subjects like carpentry.


For bachelor’s degrees, students will need to show they have finished 12 years of education (equivalent to finishing high school in Australia). They also need to have some international higher qualifications, such as A levels. Master’s students must have a bachelor’s degree.


All students who will be studying in person will also need a current and valid passport and the right study visa. They will also need to show they have enough money to support themselves during their studies to get a visa. The Australian Home Office says students need around AUD 21,000 per year to support themselves.  


English Score Required

Students can prove they have a good level of English by taking a test, including:


  • PTE (Academic)
  • CEFR (CAE or CPE)



International applicants apply to VIT using an online form. This is the case no matter what course they’d like to apply for. Students should make sure they fill it out carefully, as the form won’t be looked at if there is missing information. If they have been successful, VIT will get in touch with an Enrolment Acceptance Agreement and ask the student to pay a course deposit.


After this, students can apply for their student visa up to six months before their course starts. It’s sensible to apply as early as possible, as visas can take up to eight weeks to be approved.


Applicants are required to present:


  • The relevant qualifications
  • A reference
  • A personal statement
  • Evidence of English language proficiency


Course fees vary a lot, ranging from around AUD 12,000 for practical courses to up to AUD 51,000 for a three-year bachelor’s or master’s degree.


Scholarships & funding

Scholarships are available to international students who are studying full-time at VIT. There are 38 on offer for international students, which offer different levels of help with things like course fees and living costs. You can’t apply for them, as they are given to those who have done really well in their previous studies.


The VIT Academic Scholarship Programme is available for new students who are studying a BITS, MITS, or MBA programme. When students apply, they will be given something called an ATAR score by VTAC (the state higher education board), which shows how well they’re doing in their education. Those with the best ATAR scores will be submitted for a scholarship.


University structure

VIT offers higher education to local and international students. It offers lots of different courses, which are split into a few categories. VET, or vocational education courses, give students practical skills in industries like cookery, carpentry, IT, and computer programming. HE, or higher education courses, are more exam and coursework-based.  


VIT is a Registered Training Organisation (RTO) and a Microsoft Certified Partner, so its courses meet industry standards. There are eight campuses across Melbourne, Sydney and Adelaide.  


VIT offers courses on topics including:


  • Information Technology
  • Digital Media
  • Commercial Cookery
  • Patisserie
  • Hospitality
  • Business Management
  • English



In 2008, five modern commercial kitchens were built for hospitality training at the Abbotsford campus. The five kitchens are fitted out to the Service Skills Australia equipment guidelines, with tools and appliances students would find in real commercial kitchens. These kitchens were built for the Culinary Training School students, but they also act as a café, restaurant and bar for students and staff.


VIT has excellent facilities and resources. There are libraries at the main Melbourne and Sydney campuses, with books, printers, laptops, and an e-library of hundreds of resources. There are over 2,600 e-Journals and e-Books.


Each campus also has study spaces, where students can work together and catch up with friends whenever they like. As each building is close to lots of useful facilities in the surrounding cities, students will find it easy to get whatever they need.



Over the years, Melbourne has become a favourite destination for international students from all over the world to study. Finding the right place to stay is important and there are lots of options across the city. They include Homestay, where students live with a local family to learn more about the language and culture. Students can also choose self-catered apartments or shared houses



If this is their first time living away from home, a Homestay property is a great choice for younger international students, particularly in their first year. They get a valuable cultural experience while staying with a local host family. Students pay for a room, bills and will usually get meals from their host family, which costs between AUD 250 and AUD 350 per week.


Private Rental Accommodation

Students can live alone or with students from their course, or other local universities. Most property owners (landlords) will ask them to pay the first month of rent and a security deposit before they move in. The cost can be anywhere between AUD 100 and AUD 500 per week.


Hostels are a popular option for students who aren’t staying for very long. It is a good short-term solution for students until they find a permanent residence. There is the option of choosing between backpackers or a classic hostel. Generally, this costs between AUD 90 and AUD 150 per week. 


Student support

The VIT Student Services team has officers who help international students with any worries about their course or life in Australia. They can help with all sorts of issues, including accommodation, IT, language support, healthcare, finding an internship, visa problems and getting a work permit.


VIT Welfare Counselling Service aims to support students mentally so that they can achieve the best result on their course. Mental health professionals aren’t allowed to share what you talk about with anyone, so it’s a private service. There is also a Lifeline phone support service, which is available 24/7.


Graduate outcomes

VIT has strong partnerships and works with local and regional industries in Australia. These partnerships give VIT students a chance to gain work experience, develop more skills and learn what it’s like to work in their dream role. There are lots of ways they can do this, including:


  • Structured internships
  • Capstone industry-driven student projects
  • Industry-based learning placement programmes
  • Industry project programmes


2019 Graduation Survey

At graduation, most students had great things to say about their time at VIT. 94 per cent said they would recommend VIT to their friends, family, and colleagues. More than 82 per cent of the graduating students said they had a more positive experience at VIT compared with other schools. 93 per cent also had good things to say about the facilities.

Lots of students find a job before they’ve even graduated from VIT. In 2019, 57 per cent of students were in full-time or part-time employment by the time they graduated.


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