Victoria University Archives: Handbooks


The VU Archives holds handbooks and prospectus for all its predecessor institutions and for VU. Course handbooks contain a wealth of information relating to course requirements and subjects. They are published annually and describe the courses and subjects for the year ahead. Information contained in handbooks includes:

  • Entrance requirements for courses
  • Outline and structure of courses - if you are required to take the subjects in a particular order
  • Number of hours required, and composition of those hours (eg. lectures / tutorials / work placements etc), both across courses as a whole and individual subjects
  • Summary of the content of subjects, usually a description but sometimes required textbooks and readings too
  • How the subject will be assessed
  • General information about the university, campus locations and facilities.

The information contained in handbooks is therefore very useful for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) applications and similar issues.

Link through to the institution handbooks:

General information about current courses, including Course Guides and Handbooks, can be found on the Courses section of the VU website.