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RTO Code: 3113 CRICOS Code: 00124K (Melbourne) 02475D (Sydney)
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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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    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: 


    Success Stories

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    Specialist make-up student of the year Julie Giuricin is working behind the scenes of King Kong.

    "When I first finished school I wanted to do something creative but I took a different path. I worked several jobs to support my family but realised I wanted a challenge in life and do something that pushed me.

    I learned a lot more than I expected in the course including character creation wigs, prosthetics, costumes and make-up effects. The knowledge, skill and talent of the VU teachers is impressive.

    The highlight of the course was the 80 hours work experience. VU has many industry contacts that benefit student placements.

    Working on King Kong is intense but incredible. I am so blessed to work with people of this calibre. If you impress one person, it can lead to many avenues."

    Course studied - CUF50407 - Diploma of Specialist Make-up Services, 2013

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    Industry Inteligence states outcomes of graduate from this type of course are that 67.3% received job-related benefits from training, with 84% of students being satisfied with the training.

    Labour market information indicates for a Makeup artist that the expected job openings that 11,300 persons were employed in the arts area in 2014 . Weekly earnings of about $1290 average. With the overall number of people employed in the creative arts industry increasing steadily annually.

    IBSA refers to the Diploma of Specialist Makeup s one of the Qualifications in demand according to industry consultations and validations that they conducted in 2014 in the Cultural and Creative area , Refer to The Industry Skills Council for the Cultural and Creative Industries for more information.


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