Victoria University

RTO Code: 3113 | Type: University | Registered since 1996

Courses Offered

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Training Provider Summary


Victoria University Polytechnic is Victoria University’s vocational education provider. We offer accredited courses, apprenticeships, traineeships, non-accredited short courses and customised training programs that link closely with industry needs, skills and jobs. 

We offer over 130 courses of varying duration in:

  • Business services and legal
  • Communications
  • Community services and youth work
  • Cybersecurity and digital technologies
  • Early childhood and education support
  • English and preparation program
  • Fitness
  • Hair, beauty and massage
  • Health, nursing and care industries
  • Hospitality, tourism and events
  • Manufacturing and engineering
  • Trades including building, construction, civil construction engineering, electrotechnology and plumbing 

Our award-winning interactive eLearning model combines eLearning with face-to-face training and hands-on learning. You’ll learn in a supportive and engaging environment where you’ll be able to get to know your classmates and develop strong working relationships with our expert facilitators. Our teaching design and delivery is recognised as gold standard: we received eight awards at the 2021 LearnX Awards, including Diamond for Best Pandemic Response in Learning and Development, and Technical Skills Training,


Our courses are designed in consultation with industry leaders and we offer exciting opportunities to connect with industry, including: placement and work integrated learning, access to specialist guest speakers and industry led competitions and events. Our partners include leading organisations such as Western Health, Western United Football Club, Western Bulldogs, CISCO and LUCAS Restaurants.


We’re one of only six universities in Australia to offer both TAFE courses and university degrees, with pathways between courses at all levels. This means you can move from TAFE to university – or the other way around – to achieve your goals. And, when you complete a course at VU Polytechnic, not only do you have a qualification to start working in your chosen field, you may be eligible for credits towards a degree.


With links to leading tech organisations like CISCO, Amazon, Microsoft and Inspur, we’re at the forefront of digital and cyber training. Our Cybersecurity Training Centre includes simulated cyber ‘attack’ and ‘defend’ rooms where students take on real- time roles as data hackers and security professionals. We’re also working with partners on tech and robotics innovations that deliver real benefits to teams in retail, hospitality and health – reducing repetitive tasks and freeing up time for more personal interactions.

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This Training Organisation provides:

  • Delivery and assessment services
  • Courses of study through Australian Apprenticeships and Traineeships.
  • Recognition for prior learning.
Information is provided by the Training Provider. No warranty is given by the Commonwealth as to the accuracy or reliability of the information.


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Rosemary Irato
1300 82 33 87

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Delivery Options

This training provider offers courses in the following delivery modes:

Face to face training

VU Polytehnic offers in person training on-campus.

Offsite training

In addition to on-campus training, VU Polytechnic offers workplace/industry training. Our trainers also complete assessments on work sites for our apprentices and trainees. We offer recognition of prior learning and workplace assessment services.

Flexible learning

Digitally supported remote delivery is available. Select courses are also delivered as fully-online classes/workshops.

  • Online (training available online or via email submission)
  • Attendance required (training includes some fixed-time online lectures or fixed time class components)
  • Self-paced (training has no set class times of set submission dates)

Mixed mode training

We are committed to providing you with supported, flexible study options that suit your needs. Our multi award-winning blended learning model replaces paper-based theory with a combination of face-to-face teaching and user-friendly eLearning that can be completed anytime, anywhere. VU Polytechnic also offers VET Delivered to Secondary Students (VETDSS) allowing secondary students to gain practical skills in a specific industry while undertaking VCE or VCAL.

Information is provided by the Training Provider. No warranty is given by the Commonwealth as to the accuracy or reliability of the information.


Get hands-on in the classroom by working with industry-standard equipment and software. You’ll learn in specialised learning spaces and purpose-built facilities that simulate real workplace environments. 

  • Sunshine Skills Hub featuring an Innovation Space with technology. It also features a nursing simulation lab and specialist teaching spaces that replicate real-world environments.
  • Cybersecurity Training Centre - the facility features a Security Operations Centre (SOC), providing a simulated working environment for collaboration and practical experience.
  • Moss at VU hair, beauty and massage salon
  • VenU Restaurant at Footscray Nicholson Campus
  • VU Fitness Centres across multiple campuses
  • Multi-million dollar Construction and Trades Hub at Sunshine Campus
  • Civil Construction at Werribee East Campus
  • Convention Centre Sunshine campuses

Information is provided by the Training Provider. No warranty is given by the Commonwealth as to the accuracy or reliability of the information.


We offer support for our students’ studies, personal and other needs in a nurturing and caring environment. Student services include: 

  • VUHQ Student Services
  • Libraries and computer facilities
  • Student lounges and learning spaces
  • Children’s centres
  • Skills and Jobs Centres
  • Apprentice Support Officer
  • Safety and security programs
  • Learning Hubs
  • Student advocacy
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island student support
  • Counselling services
  • Disability support
  • Scholarships
  • Financial advice and assistance
  • Health and wellbeing services
  • Welfare services
  • Housing and accommodation support
  • IT services
  • Refugee and asylum seeker support
  • International student support
  • Student clubs and societies
  • Car parking
  • Cafes and food outlets

Information is provided by the Training Provider. No warranty is given by the Commonwealth as to the accuracy or reliability of the information.

Financial Assistance

The federal, state and territory governments provide financial incentives and support for vocational education and training students to help them gain the skills required to secure and maintain rewarding and sustainable employment.

There are programs for all kinds of students; apprentices and trainees, new job starters, those re-entering the workforce, retraining for a new job or upgrading their skills for an existing job.

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If you are leaving school or looking for work, you may be able to study a free or low-fee course through JobTrainer.

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Subsidised Training

State and Territory governments dedicate funds to reduce or, in some cases, fully cover tuition fees for VET students. This Training Provider is approved to deliver subsidised training in the following highlighted states and territories. Click on a state or territory below, or contact the Training Provider, for more information.

VET Student Loans

This RTO can offer VET Student Loans for certain approved courses. A VET Student Loan is a capped loan from the Australian Government to help you pay your tuition fees. Your initial loan debt amount (loan and loan fee, if applicable), plus indexation, must be paid back once you start earning over a certain amount. The compulsory repayment threshold for the 2019-20 income year is $45,881.

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