Victoria University (VU) is one of only a few Australian universities to offer both vocational training (TAFE) and higher education with direct pathways between the two. Our range of courses includes apprenticeships, certificates, diplomas, degrees and postgraduate programs.
With more than 45,000 students from around the world studying at one of our ten campuses in Melbourne’s west and the CBD—as well as an international campus in Sydney—Victoria University is also recognised for its industry connections and its leadership in sport education.
The students behind Victoria University’s College of the Arts are the drive behind Offset Journal.
HYDE Magazine is Victoria University Student Union’s student publication. Featuring content relevant to all VU students, HYDE intends to print an issue each semester PLUS a summer issue!
Check out HYDE‘s Facebook page for more information.
No trip to Yarraville would be complete without a visit to the Sun Bookshop—tucked into the gorgeous art deco Sun Theatre building, the shop is packed with well-chosen fiction, biography, history, travel, science and crime—and a great collection of beautiful art, photography and craft books.
There is also a selection of quirky and artistic cards. The booksellers are friendly and knowledgeable and always willing to help—be it with choosing a book or wrapping it up for a special occasion. The Sun Bookshop celebrated 15 years in May 2013, which is a remarkable feat for an independent bookshop.
It is a favourite of the locals in this vibrant inner-city village community. We keep busy with many events and book launches as well as a popular monthly book club.
Check out the Sun Bookshop website for more information.
The Williamstown Literary Festival explores books, stories and ideas around a sense of place. From diarist Ada Cambridge declaring herself at home residing at last, by the sea in Williamstown, to inspired garden designers who seek to create a more perfect place on earth, and bold, travelling adventurers with tales to tell, there’s sure to be a story you’ll find intriguing, beguiling, or just plain funny. The theme picks up ideas around local community, landscape as a place, and our attachment to home. Wider afield it will explore our collective memory and myths around ANZAC and Eureka, the role and place of women writers in history and politics, the modern memoir and the fantastical realms of science fiction and Gothic horror. Places in the heart will be played out through love poems, a new romantic movement and creating family legacies via love laden cook books!
Check out the Williamstown Literary Festival website for more information.