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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.



    The Apprenticeship Support Unit (ASU)  is the information, administrative and contact point for all current trainees and their employers in Aged Care.

    More information for regarding traineeships can be found on the MEGT website.


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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

    Abrehet Fssaheye completed a Certificate III in Aged Care, Certificate III in Health Administration and a Certificate III in Home and Community Care.

    Workplace learning: Glendale Nursing Home.

    "I'm originally from Eritrea and always dreamed of becoming a nurse and caring for older people. I come from a culture where older people are highly respected.

    I gained a lot of experience during my work placement in an Aged Care facility during my Certificate III in Aged Care at VU.

    I worked at an Aged Care facility in Werribee for six weeks – three days a week from 7am to 3pm. It was really interesting. I was doing real work, and it was useful for my classroom studies. When you do something in real life it's totally different to studying it. I learned to do things practically and I learned a lot.

    With the help of supportive and helpful teachers, Victoria University has given me the chance to fulfil a bright future. It is never too late to go after your dream."

    Campus Maps

    The Aged Care and Disability department delivers training at the following campuses:


    Contact Us - General Enquiries

    General Enquiries: +61 (03) 9919 8259



    Industry Inteligence

    Demand for health and community services continues to grow. Population ageing is expected to increase demand for aged care and related services. The number of people aged over 65 with a disability is expected to reach 4.1 million by 2051 (Nepal, et al., 2011). By 2051, over 1 million people aged over 65 are estimated to need residential high care, with at least a further 370,000 needing residential low care. Even larger numbers of older Australians will require low level and high level formal community care by 2051 (around 1.3 million in each category) (Nepal, et al., 2011).

    In addition, to avoid future shortages it is important that sector specific and longer term projections are considered in workforce planning. For example, the full national rollout of the NDIS is expected to require the disability workforce to double in size (Treasury, 2013). In aged care, there were 350,000 workers in 2012 (King et al., 2013), and the latest estimate is that the sector will need 1.3 million workers by 2050 (Centre of Excellence in Population Ageing Research, 2014b).

      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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