Whether you are interested in specialising in building and construction for a career, or just developing your home-improvement skills, we have many courses to get you started.
We deliver apprenticeship, pre-apprenticeship, skills recognition and other programs tailored to industry needs.
You can study short courses, TAFE certificates and diplomas, bachelor and postgraduate degrees.
Develop an independent and creative approach to building design and learn about the cultural, social, technical and sustainable issues that are associated with the built environment.
Take a leading role in exciting, large-scale building construction with VU's Bachelor of Construction Management (Honours).You’ll learn all the skills needed to manage residential, commercial and industrial projects.
Launch your career as an architectural engineer with the Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Architectural Engineering) at Victoria University.
Take the next step in your career and improve your knowledge of building surveying and design and approval of performance-based building, in light of national and international fire codes.
Gain a solid foundation in research methods before undertaking a thesis related to 'sustainable and liveable cities'. This masters allows bachelor-degree graduates in any discipline to undertake a research degree.
Complete your PhD in a research community dedicated to improving our cities and communities through scientific, technological and social innovation.
Victoria University's integrated program offers research training, creating an alternative path to a PhD in the areas of sustainability and liveable communities.
Complete a Master of Research in 18 months, in the areas of industry, community or urban development. This degree is tailored to graduates with a related bachelor degree, or an honours degree in a different discipline.
Learn key skills for the building industry and increase your chances of getting an apprenticeship.
Become proficient in the design, presentation and documentation process for residential, industrial and commercial buildings.
Develop the foundational skills necessary to gain access to an apprenticeship in civil construction with this pre-apprenticeship course.
Develop practical skills and knowledge in a fast-growing industry with a Certificate III in Civil Construction apprenticeship.
Gain the technical skills and knowledge to operate as a specialist in the civil construction industry.
Gain the skills necessary to work on major infrastructure projects in the fast growing civil construction industry.
Expand your civil construction skills and management experience to provide effective leadership in the workplace.
Looking to enter a trades apprenticeship or get a taste of the construction industry? The Certificate II in Construction Pathways at VU Polytechnic is the ideal starting point.
Gain the skills and confidence to either start your career in the construction waterproofing industry or build your current skillset with the Certificate III in Construction Waterproofing at VU Polytechnic.
Gain the skills and knowledge to become a licensed electrician with a Certificate III in Electrotechnology Electrician at Victoria University Polytechnic.
Lay the groundwork for an apprenticeship in the plumbing industry with a Certificate II in Plumbing (Pre-apprenticeship) at Victoria University Polytechnic.
Become a fully qualified sign-writer and gain practical skills for the design, manufacturing and installation of signage.
Develop the essential skills and training to effectively operate an excavator with this short course at VU Polytechnic.
Develop skills in wheeled front end loader operations in order to work on large-scale construction sites and infrastructure projects
During this course you will learn how to safely enter and operate within a confined space.
Gain the skills and knowledge to enter and work within a confined space in accordance with an issued permit to conduct work.
Gain the on-site safety knowledge required to apply for a Construction Induction (White Card) in Victoria.
Designed for those working in, or looking to get into, the resources and infrastructure industries, this short course will help you develop confidence in selecting hand and power tools as well as cleaning up.
Gain practical skills in the use of Revit Architecture to model internal and external building designs in 2D and 3D.
Currently training in civil construction or working in the construction industry? Learn how to operate an elevating work platform and add a key skill to your resume.
Maintain your safety accreditation with our professional development course designed specifically for technology teachers.
Develop specialist skills required to conduct skid steer loader operations and take advantage of the boom in infrastructure projects.
Learn the entry-level skills and knowledge necessary to gain employment in the civil construction industry on a range of major infrastructure and civil construction projects.
Learn basic welding techniques for your DIY home projects, to undertake further studies, or seek new employment opportunities.
Gain a solid understanding of the hazards present when working close to traffic as well as learn how to manage traffic safely on worksites.
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Studying building & construction at VU
At Victoria University (VU), we want you to follow your passion and excel in the industry you've always dreamed of.
We're one of Australia's most industry-connected institutions, and are one of the top 2% of universities in the world.
You'll learn from leading industry professionals who combine theory with practice to prepare you for your career from day one.
Through practical industry subjects, VU gave me the confidence to work as part of a team to support the delivery of large-scale projects and I gained invaluable knowledge from my course which allowed me to stand out, even as an undergrad.
Many of our graduates gain employment in the following industries:
- building and construction
Colleges & schools
Our building and construction courses are delivered by various colleges and schools across different VU campuses.