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About Victoria Polytechnic

Victoria Polytechnic is Victoria University’s TAFE division, delivering National Training Package qualifications through high-quality and industry-focused blended learning.

Victoria Polytechnic provides industry-informed training and assessment services for individuals and organisations. Our solutions meet current and future workforce needs, locally, nationally and internationally.

Focused on building individual and enterprise capabilities to increase workforce productivity, Victoria Polytechnic is student and client driven. Our industry partnerships provide the market intelligence to offer distinctive and innovative training.

We deliver high quality accredited courses, apprenticeships, traineeships and customised training programs, through our Specialist Divisions.

Victoria Polytechnic gives every student, school-leaver, career-changer and those looking to move up in their career a personalised learning journey that recognises their unique skills, interests and learning styles, supporting their individual vocational journey.

We are well known for preparing our students not just for a career, but for life.  Through our strong industry connections we provide opportunities for every individual to achieve success on their own terms, whether you are a school leaver, returning to study or want to undertake postgraduate study.

Fully Accredited

Upon completion of these qualifications you will be ready to gain employment in a wide range of organisations. All courses are quality assured and many are offered in a blended learning model including classroom, online, simulated practical and on-job learning experiences as required.

Industry Connections

Through our network of business, industry and community partners, Victoria Polytechnic equips its students with the skills and knowledge required in the real world. These connections help provide meaningful work placements for our students.  We have an extensive network across many sectors of the health industry which helps make sure that course content is absolutely current and contributes to the outstanding quality of our graduates.


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    Study Tours

    Victoria Polytechnic offers early childhood students the opportunity to travel overseas to extend on their skills and knowledge of the Early Childhood industry.  Previous study tours to both Vietnam and Singapore have been an exciting time for a select group of students.


      Student Induction

      This Student Induction resource is designed to assist you with your study and experiences here at Victoria Polytechnic.  You can access this from the link in your Welcome Email at any time or from the Learning Management System, VU Collaborate once your enrolement is completed.

      Student Charter

      The Student Charter outlines your rights and responsibilities as a student here at Victoria Polytechnic. It is important for you to know your rights and responsibilities so that you are able to exercise them appropriately. To view the Student Charter, please click HERE.

      Student Orientation

      Victoria Polytechnic offers a range of orientation activities to help you which provide you with information for support services, campus tours and lots of fun activities. For more information, please click HERE.

      Student Support

      We have a range of facilities and services to support learning and to help you get the most out of being at Victoria Polytechnic. For information on all available support services, please read our Getting Involved, Getting Help brochure. Our services include: 


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      Campus Maps

      Our programs are delivered at the following campuses:  



      VUSafe is the free, official mobile safety app of Victoria University.

      VUSafe features an emergency silent alarm to alert Campus Security for immediate assistance, safety notifications, request first aid or a security escort, track the VU shuttle bus, start a virtual safe walk, report a tip, campus maps, emergency plans, as well as information and contacts for support services on and off campus. VUSafe brings safety, security and support services at Victoria University to your fingertips.

      Find out more about VUSafe and watch a video of the features.

      Download free for iOS and Android now!


      Contact Us - General Enquiries

      Narelle Delbridge
      Administration Officer Early Childhood and Education Support

      Phone: +61 (03) 9919 8234


      Industry Inteligence

      Diploma of Early Childhood Early Childhood & Care - This qualification reflects the role of early childhood educators who are responsible for designing and implementing curriculum in early childhood education and care services. In doing so they work to implement an approved learning framework within the requirements of the Education and Care Services National Regulations and the National Quality Standard.

      They may have responsibility for supervision of volunteers or other staff.

      Under the Education and Care Services National Law (2011) the Australian Children’s Education and Care Quality Authority (ACECQA) publishes lists of approved early childhood education and care qualifications and information regarding regulatory requirements here:

      Certificate IV in Education Support - This qualification reflects the role of Education Support Officers in a range of education settings including: public and independent schools; and community based educational settings. Education Support Officers provide assistance and support to teachers and students with additional needs under broad-based supervision. Some job roles may require tasks to be performed with a moderate level of autonomy and/or the provision of supervision/leadership to other staff/volunteers.


        Our Next Open Day

        Make the most of the day and tailor a program that matches your interests.

        Select a study area to see the events and information sessions available, click HERE for more information.


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