Victoria University Secondary College


Victoria University Secondary College is a co-educational state Year 7-12 college with three campuses. Our vision inspires students to ‘Create the Future’ and our college values ‘Aspire to Achieve’, ‘Strengthen the Community’ and ‘Respect Ourselves and Others’ support and guide all we do at VUSC.

At VUSC we believe all students can succeed with effort and persistence. Our teaching and learning framework is based on a synthesis of recent educational research. Our evidence based teaching practices and strategies establish safe, purposeful and inclusive classroom learning environments while providing the individual behaviour and learning supports needed to achieve academic and social success for all students.

Our focus on Literacy and Numeracy has seen our student outcomes increase significantly over the last few years. Support is provided to students at all levels and high achieving students are challenged and extended. Parent opinion of the college is overwhelmingly positive and student attitude surveys have shown progressive increases in their satisfaction with the school. Students comment that they feel safe, are motivated to learn and that teachers help them learn to the best of their ability.

I am pleased to report that 95% of students in our Year 12 group last year who applied for a tertiary place received a first round offer. They have been offered places in Engineering, Law, Accounting, Building/Building Design, Education, Finance/Commerce, Information Technology, Media/Music, Nursing/Medical, Science, Health Sciences and Youth Work as well as others. Our College also congratulates David Ly for being Dux of 2018 with an ATAR score of 94.5. Our mean VCE study score increased again last year to 27.13 and our English mean study score was 29.47, higher than the State average of 28.26.

However our focus begins in Year 7. From day one, we will teach your child how to aspire and succeed.

The college is intensely proud of our Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID) specialist program which supports students with independent study skills and organisational skills. Our partnerships with Beacon, Victoria University and the Australian Business and Community Network offer many opportunities for students including gaining scholarships and being mentored by business professionals.

Our Chinese program and sister school relationship have enabled students to create global connections and become part of a global learning community. Students have travelled to China each year since 2014 as part of the Victorian Young Leaders to China program. Again in 2019, another group of students will have the opportunity to study in China and visit our sister school.

Our Music and Performing Arts program, Sports and Rugby League Academy and Debating and School Leadership programs add to the many opportunities available at VUSC. Our music and concert band program and theatre productions support talented musicians, actors and singers. Our unique TEAM 9 program combines personal development and hands-on learning experiences for our Year 9 students, developing resilience, social skills and teamwork. Our interschool sports program is comprehensive and our Rugby League Academy has seen enormous success in Victoria and currently competes in the Tier 1 Schoolboys Australia-wide competition. We are one of only two schools in Victoria to achieve this honour.

We invite you to join our exciting community at Victoria University Secondary College and book a tour to see our classes in action.

Elaine Hazim

Acting Principal