Victoria University was founded in 1916 as Footscray Technical School. After successive mergers with TAFE colleges across Melbourne's western suburbs, Victoria University of Technology was established in 1990, and renamed Victoria University in 2005.
Today, Victoria University is one of the largest and most culturally diverse education institutions in Australia, and one of the few Australian universities that is a multi-sector institution (higher education and TAFE). It offers learning pathways enable you to move from a certificate course through to an advanced diploma, degree, or postgraduate qualification by coursework or research.
Victoria University now has more than 48,000 enrolled students, which includes more than 13,400 international students studying our courses onshore or with partner institutions offshore. The University's teaching, training, research, scholarship and partnerships are locally relevant and globally significant.
Victoria University maintains strong links with local communities, government and industry, and is distinctive because of its transformational role in improving the lives of people and communities, especially in Melbourne's west.
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Any organisation with operations or interests that are based in Melbourne's west may apply for membership. There is a process set down in LeadWest's Constitution for approval of memberships by the Board of Directors.