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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: 

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    Our programs are delivered at the following campuses:


    Contact Us - General Enquiries

    Graeme Bendle: +61 (03) 9919 7334



    Industry Inteligence

    Data on Job Outlook are updated on a yearly basis and are compiled from national statistics which may not reflect either regional variations or more recent changes in employment conditions.

    • Over the five years to November 2019, the number of job openings for Plumbers is expected to be above average (between 25,001 and 50,000). Job openings count both employment growth and turnover (defined as workers leaving their occupation for other employment or leaving the workforce). Further information about job openings and projected employment growth is available on the Help page.
    • Employment for this occupation rose moderately in the past five years and rose strongly in the long-term (ten years). Looking forward, employment for Plumbers to November 2020 is expected to grow moderately.
    • This is a very large occupation (87,100 in November 2015) suggesting that opportunities should be available in most regions.
    • Plumbers have a high proportion of full-time jobs (93.1 per cent). For Plumbers working full-time, average weekly hours are 40.5 (compared to 40.2 for all occupations) and earnings are below average - in the third decile. Unemployment for Plumbers is average.
    • The most common level of educational attainment for Plumbers is Certificate III/IV (76.7 per cent).
    • Plumbers are mainly employed in: Construction; Public Administration and Safety; and Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services.

      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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