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.

Bachelor of Building Design

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.

Duration 3 years Campus Footscray Park Delivery mode Blended, Face to Face
Bachelor of Building Surveying
Become a specialist in building and construction regulations, safety and design with this three-year degree in building surveying.
Duration 3 years Campus Footscray Park Delivery mode Face to Face
Bachelor of Construction Management (Honours)

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.

Duration 4 years Campus Footscray Park Delivery mode Blended, Face to Face
Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Architectural Engineering)

Launch your career as an architectural engineer with the Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Architectural Engineering) at Victoria University.

Duration 4 years Campus Footscray Park Delivery mode Face to Face
Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Civil Engineering)
Prepare for a career designing practical and sustainable community infrastructure, with a degree in civil engineering from VU.
Duration 4 years Campus Footscray Park Delivery mode Face to Face

Graduate Certificate in Performance-Based Building & Fire Codes

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.

Duration 0.5 years Campus City Flinders Delivery mode Burst, Face to Face

Master of Applied Research

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.

Duration 2 years Campus City Flinders, Footscray Park, St Albans, Werribee Delivery mode Blended, Face to Face
Doctor of Philosophy

Complete your PhD in a research community dedicated to improving our cities and communities through scientific, technological and social innovation.

Duration 4 years Campus City Flinders, City Queen, Footscray Park, St Albans, Werribee Delivery mode Blended, Face to Face
Doctor of Philosophy (Integrated)

Victoria University's integrated program offers research training, creating an alternative path to a PhD in the areas of sustainability and liveable communities.

Duration 4 years Campus City Flinders, City Queen, Footscray Park, St Albans, Werribee Delivery mode Blended, Face to Face
Master of Research

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.

Duration 1.5 years Campus City Flinders, Footscray Park, St Albans, Werribee Delivery mode Blended, Face to Face

Certificate III in Bricklaying/Blocklaying
Build your future with a trade qualification. This course provides training in the housing and industrial areas of the bricklaying trade.
Duration 3 years Campus Industry, Sunshine, Werribee Delivery mode Face to Face, Workplace
Certificate IV in Building and Construction (Building)
Take control of your building career and become a registered builder. Take the next step and learn the skills to run your own building business.
Duration 1 year Campus Sunshine, Other Delivery mode Face to Face
Diploma of Building and Construction (Building)
Learn how to coordinate the complete construction of a residential, industrial or commercial building.
Duration 2 years Campus Industry, Sunshine Delivery mode Face to Face
Certificate IV in Building and Construction (Estimating)
Gain the specialist skills and knowledge to launch your career as a building estimator or building scheduler. Learn the skills of quantity surveying, tendering, planning and scheduling construction technology.
Duration 1 year Campus Sunshine, Other Delivery mode Face to Face
Certificate II in Building and Construction Pre-apprenticeship

Learn key skills for the building industry and increase your chances of getting an apprenticeship.

Duration 3 months Campus Industry, Sunshine, Werribee Delivery mode Face to Face
Advanced Diploma of Building Design (Architectural)

Become proficient in the design, presentation and documentation process for residential, industrial and commercial buildings.

Campus Sunshine, Werribee, Other
Advanced Diploma of Building Surveying
This course provides training in building theory and surveying related to residential, industrial and commercial buildings.
Duration 2 years Campus Sunshine, Other Delivery mode Face to Face
Certificate II in Civil Construction

Develop the foundational skills necessary to gain access to an apprenticeship in civil construction with this pre-apprenticeship course.

Duration 0.5 years Campus Industry, Sunshine, Werribee Delivery mode Face to Face
Certificate III in Civil Construction

Develop practical skills and knowledge in a fast-growing industry with a Certificate III in Civil Construction apprenticeship.

Duration 3 years Campus Industry, Sunshine, Werribee Delivery mode Face to Face, Workplace
Certificate IV in Civil Construction Operations

Gain the technical skills and knowledge to operate as a specialist in the civil construction industry.

Duration 1 year Campus Industry, Sunshine, Werribee Delivery mode Blended, Workplace
Certificate III in Civil Construction Plant Operations

Gain the skills necessary to work on major infrastructure projects in the fast growing civil construction industry.

Campus Industry, Sunshine, Werribee
Certificate IV in Civil Construction Supervision

Expand your civil construction skills and management experience to provide effective leadership in the workplace.

Duration 1 year Campus Industry, Sunshine, Werribee Delivery mode Blended, Workplace
Certificate II in Cleaning

Take the first step towards further education and a career in the cleaning industry with this hands-on course at VU Polytechnic.

Campus Sunshine, Werribee
Certificate III in Cleaning Operations

Develop practical skills and knowledge in commercial and residential cleaning services with the Certificate III in Cleaning Operations.

Campus Industry, Sunshine, Werribee
Certificate II in Construction Pathways

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.

Campus Sunshine, Werribee
Certificate III in Construction Waterproofing

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.

Campus Sunshine, Werribee
Certificate III in Electrotechnology Electrician

Gain the skills and knowledge to become a licensed electrician with a Certificate III in Electrotechnology Electrician at Victoria University Polytechnic.

Duration 4 years Campus Industry, Sunshine, Other Delivery mode Face to Face, Workplace
Diploma of Engineering - Advanced Trade
In this course you will learn advanced trade skills for a career in engineering. You’ll gain strong practical and theoretical knowledge that will ensure you are work ready.
Duration 1.5 years Campus Sunshine Delivery mode Face to Face
Advanced Diploma of Engineering Technology - Electrical
Learn the technical skills to design, validate and evaluate electrical equipment and systems for a career in electrical engineering.
Duration 2 years Campus Industry, Sunshine Delivery mode Face to Face, Online, Workplace
Certificate II in Furniture Finishing
Develop the foundational skills to access an apprenticeship in furniture finishing, with a Certificate II in Furniture Finishing at Victoria University Polytechnic.
Duration 0.5 years Campus Sunshine Delivery mode Face to Face, Workplace
Certificate II in Furniture Making
Gain the foundational skills for an apprenticeship in furniture making or cabinet making, with a Certificate II in Furniture Making at Victoria University Polytechnic.
Duration 0.5 years Campus Industry, Sunshine Delivery mode Face to Face, Workplace
Certificate III in Joinery
As an apprentice joiner you will learn techniques such as manufacturing and assembling stairs, cutting and installing glass and applying finishes.
Duration 3 years Campus Industry, Sunshine Delivery mode Face to Face, Workplace
Certificate IV in Plumbing and Services
Reach your goal of operating as a self-employed or contractor plumber.
Duration 2 years Campus Industry, Sunshine Delivery mode Face to Face, Online, Workplace
Certificate III in Plumbing
The Certificate III in Plumbing provides you with the training and support to gain your trade qualification.
Duration 4 years Campus Industry, Sunshine Delivery mode Face to Face, Workplace
Certificate II in Plumbing (Pre-Apprenticeship)

Lay the groundwork for an apprenticeship in the plumbing industry with a Certificate II in Plumbing (Pre-apprenticeship) at Victoria University Polytechnic.

Duration 3 months Campus Sunshine Delivery mode Face to Face, Workplace
Certificate III in Signs and Graphics

Become a fully qualified sign-writer and gain practical skills for the design, manufacturing and installation of signage.

Duration 3 years Campus Sunshine Delivery mode Face to Face, Workplace

Basic Scaffolding
Gain the practical skills and knowledge to safely erect, alter and dismantle scaffolding at a basic industry-approved level.
Duration 1 week Campus Sunshine, Werribee
Introduction to Civil Construction Excavator Operations

Develop the essential skills and training to effectively operate an excavator with this short course at VU Polytechnic.

Campus Industry, Werribee
Introduction to Civil Construction Wheeled Front End Loader Operations

Develop skills in wheeled front end loader operations in order to work on large-scale construction sites and infrastructure projects

Campus Industry, Werribee
Class 1 Restricted Electrical Fault Finding Licence
Ensure workplace safety with this course in Class 1 Fault Finding Licence for Appliances.
Campus Sunshine, Werribee
Confined Space Refresher

During this course you will learn how to safely enter and operate within a confined space.

Duration 4 hours Campus Werribee
Introduction to Confined Space Rescue

Learn the essential skills and knowledge required to undertake rescue in confined spaces.

Campus Industry, Sunshine, Werribee
Confined Spaces Induction

Gain the skills and knowledge to enter and work within a confined space in accordance with an issued permit to conduct work.

Campus Industry, Werribee
Construction Induction (White Card)

Gain the on-site safety knowledge required to apply for a Construction Induction (White Card) in Victoria.

Campus Industry, Sunshine, Werribee
Restricted - Disconnection / Reconnection of Fixed Wired Low Voltage Composite Appliances
Learn to disconnect and reconnect low voltage fixed wired control devices.
Duration 1 week Campus Sunshine
Restricted - Electrical Safety Testing of Electrical Cord Connected Equipment and Cord Assemblies
Learn how to test, tag and report on portable/handheld low voltage electrical equipment using a portable appliance tester (PAT)
Campus Industry, Sunshine
Hand-held Power Tools

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.

Campus Industry, Werribee
Registered Electrical Contractor (REC)
The Registered Electrical Contractor course provides Grade A electricians with specialist business knowledge and skills to assist in gaining a REC Licence with Energy Safe Victoria.
Duration 100 hours Campus Industry, Sunshine
Revit Level 1

Gain practical skills in the use of Revit Architecture to model internal and external building designs in 2D and 3D.

Duration 36 hours Campus Footscray Park, Sunshine
Introduction to Roller Operations
Campus Industry, Werribee
Safe Operation of an Elevating Work Platform

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.

Campus Werribee
Course in Safe Use of Machinery for Technology Teaching

Maintain your safety accreditation with our professional development course designed specifically for technology teachers.

Campus Industry, Sunshine
Introduction to Skid Steer Loader Operations

Develop specialist skills required to conduct skid steer loader operations and take advantage of the boom in infrastructure projects.

Campus Industry, Werribee
Skills Uplift in Civil Construction

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.

Duration 4 weeks Campus Werribee
Welding for Beginners

Learn basic welding techniques for your DIY home projects, to undertake further studies, or seek new employment opportunities.

Duration 7 weeks Campus Sunshine
Work Zone Traffic Control - Traffic Controller Skill Set

Gain a solid understanding of the hazards present when working close to traffic as well as learn how to manage traffic safely on worksites.

Campus Industry, Sunshine, Werribee

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.

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