VET College

Victoria University has a strong and continuing commitment to the trades sector. VET College is focused on the delivery of apprenticeship, pre-apprenticeship, skills recognition and other programs tailored to industry needs.

Our programs are highly regarded by industry for their innovative approach to skills development. We offer:

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Specialisations and expertise

VET College has vital connections with industry and enterprises that put us in good stead to successfully meet the workforce needs now and into the future.

Through our employer engagement, we have redesigned our approach to apprenticeship pedagogy and now offer flexible learning delivery options and new assessment practices which include relevant task-based projects. Bringing together competencies into projects mean higher quality, complex training that develops skilled job-ready graduates.

We are a leader in the development of trades education products including higher level apprenticeships and pathway opportunities into the Victoria University Colleges.

Our facilities

The Trades College building

The VET College construction program is based at our Sunshine campus home of the brand new $44 million state-of-the-art industry training facility.

The 6 Green Star rated building will be an example of environmental design excellence, incorporating the latest renewable energy, water preservation, solar design and temperature technologies to reduce VU's carbon footprint. The building has been developed to be flexible and adaptable so that it can be modified to meet training needs, industry demand and emerging technologies. This includes equipping the workforce of the future with green skills, through innovative teaching and materials but also through the sustainable nature of the building itself.

VET College is positioning itself as a leader in research, policy and practices that will transform future apprenticeships and trades training.

Tour our facilities

Join us for a first hand look at our new state-of-the-art training facility and campus.

Every Wednesday, Sunshine Campus hosts a tour of the new VET College trades facilities.

This is a great opportunity to ask questions about the courses you are considering, find out what to expect at Victoria University and meet some of your future teachers.

Please contact us to make an appointment:

King Street Campus
Phone
: +61 3 9919 7000
Email: trades@vu.edu.au

Sunshine Campus
When: Wednesday
Phone: +61 3 9919 7000
Email: trades@vu.edu.au

Werribee Campus
When: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Phone: +61 3 9919 7000
Email: trades@vu.edu.au

Apprenticeships & traineeships

Take your chance and earn while you learn! An apprenticeship or traineeship offers you a great opportunity to continue your education and training while being employed. Each of our program areas offer apprenticeship programs.

Apprenticeship & traineeship support unit

Phone: +61 3 9919 7300
Email: trades@vu.edu.au

Short courses

VET College delivers a number of short courses designed to provide skills for personal and professional development. Review the short course options available.

Short course support

Phone: +61 3 9919 7600
Email: trades@vu.edu.au

Contact us

View of the EJ Whitten building

Building and Construction Facility, Sunshine

VET College - Trades at VU
Phone: +61 3 9919 7000
Email: trades@vu.edu.au

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