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Health & Biomedicine courses

Do you want a rewarding career in the health sector? We offer a variety of courses from areas including aged care, beauty and personal services, nursing and paramedicine. We offer a range of study so you can study at TAFE, degree or postgraduate level.

Careers

Our graduates find employment opportunities in roles such as:

  • aged care workers
  • beauty therapists
  • massage therapist
  • midwives
  • nurses
  • osteopaths
  • paramedics.

Colleges

Our courses are provided by the College of Health and Biomedicine and Victoria Polytechnic.

Short courses 10 courses

Duration: 16 weeks
This course is for people working in the community and health industry who focus on alcohol and drug support.
Duration: 16 weeks
Gain recognition of your experience providing alcohol and other drug (AOD) support in the community and health industry.
Duration: 9 hours
Our course will take your skills to the next level with make-up techniques to translate red carpet and bridal trends into designs for your clients special occasion.
Duration: 3 hours
This Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) course is designed to teach the knowledge and skills necessary to maintain breathing and circulation in an adult, child or infant following cardiac arrest.
Duration: 1000 hours
EAP is a university and TAFE preparation course. It is designed for students with upper intermediate to advanced levels of English who want to gain admission to an Australian TAFE, undergraduate or postgraduate course.
Duration: 13 weeks
Foundations at VU is a fully funded 13 week course providing you an alternative pathway, if you didn't meet direct entry requirements, to reach your goal of studying a higher education undergraduate or diploma course.
Duration: 21 hours
Add the unique treatment of hot stone massage to your range of skills and provide clients with an indulgent and relaxing experience.
Duration: 9 hours
Get an insight into the make-up industry. In our step by step class exercises, you will learn how to effectively apply make-up to enhance natural beauty.
Duration: 9 hours
Expand your career as a make-up artist with this course in photographic make-up. Learn the techniques of the trade so you can venture into the world of make-up.
Duration: 11 hours
Learn practical first aid skills and knowledge such as CPR, bandaging and splinting, and applying the principles of first aid safety. The course contains a blend of online and face to face learning.

TAFE certificates & diplomas 12 courses

Duration: 1 year
In this course you'll develop your communication skills and learn how to provide services to people who have complex needs.
Duration: 2 years
This course will enable you to seek work as an allied health assistant. Learn effective communication strategies, anatomy and physiology, and workplace health and safety.
Duration: 9 months
Upgrade your skills to become a beauty therapist and work in the beauty industry or continue study at a higher level.
Duration: 1 year
Learn basic and advanced beauty therapy techniques along with business and management skills. This course is aimed at those wishing to manage their own beauty salon.
Duration: 9 months
Are you passionate about working in the health industry? Do you have a keen interest in clinical coding?
Duration: 0.5 years
Become competent in a wide range of administrative duties required to work in the health industry.
Duration: 0.5 years
Prepare yourself with the foundation knowledge and skills to have the confidence to enter a course in the field of nursing, paramedics or other health sciences fields.
Duration: 0.5 years
Develop a career caring for patients in hospitals as a Patient Service Assistant to professional health staff. You will train to work with patients under supervision.
Duration: 0.5 years
Gain the skills and knowledge you require to start your career in the aged, home and community care industry.
Duration: 2 years
Duration: 1 year
Begin a rewarding career in the private and non-emergency patient transport sector.
Duration: 1 year
This course teaches you the hands on practical skills of remedial massage as well as the theoretical knowledge required to assess your clients' soft tissue dysfunction.

Bachelor degrees (undergraduate) 13 courses

Duration: 3 years
Study a course that offers you the opportunity to work on solutions to complex problems associated with food and nutrition with fascinating ethical and social impacts within local and global communities.
Duration: 3 years
Be part of a growing demand for graduates with training in the field of exercise and biomedical sciences. Learn how the structure and function of the body influences and is impacted by exercise.
Duration: 3 years
This degree provides you with an in-depth knowledge of how the human body functions, focusing on physiology, anatomy and cell biology, preparing you for an exciting future in the health sector. You can utilise this course to embark on an exciting career in medical research or for entry into postgraduate health courses, including medicine.
Duration: 3 years
Gain a solid foundation in designing and critically analysing research methodologies, with a particular emphasis on nutrition and exercise interventions in medicine.
Duration: 4 years
Enter a new and exciting industry with this Bachelor of Dermal Sciences course. Graduates of this course provide competent, efficient and compassionate clinical care in the dermal profession.
Duration: 3 years
The Bachelor of Health Sciences is designed to provide you with the flexibility and foundations required to make an informed decision about a career pathway in the health sciences field.
Duration: 1 year
Enhance your paramedic knowledge and skills. This course aims to provide a route to the degree qualification in paramedic practice for qualified paramedics who currently hold an Associate Diploma or equivalent.
Duration: 3 years
Ensure you are a work-ready graduate by completing this course which meets requirements for registering as a Division 1 nurse with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia.
Duration: 3 years
This pre-service training degree prepares you for a career in paramedics. Clinical placements are included as part of this course. You will be progressively introduced to the responsibilities and experiences of the ambulance paramedic.
Duration: 3 years
This course combines the areas of human health and disease with the complementary areas of pharmaceutical, design and synthesis and analysis.
Duration: 1 year
With an emphasis on project work, this course provides study at a fourth year level which builds on the knowledge and skills developed at degree level.
Duration: 1 year
Further your science degree by developing your knowledge of the science of food. This additional fourth year of study prepares you for postgraduate studies.
Duration: 3 years
Build a career in osteopathy with this specialised course. To become a registered osteopath (nationally registered under the Osteopaths Board of Australia (OBA)) you need to complete the double degree program.

Postgraduate 6 courses

Duration: 2 years
Become a professional clinical psychologist working with children, adolescents and adults.
Duration: 1 year
Develop skills as a healthcare professional in care coordination for complex and chronic disease management within interprofessional healthcare teams.
Duration: 1.5 years
Get prepared for entry into the workplace as a fully trained osteopath. Core studies include osteopathic science, clinical practicum, imaging and medical sciences.
Duration: 2 years
Get prepared for entry into the workplace as a fully trained osteopath. Core studies include osteopathic science, clinical practicum, imaging and medical sciences.
Duration: 2 years

Graduate job-ready to practise as a nurse with a Master of Nursing (Graduate Nursing) from Victoria University.

Duration: 2 years
The Master of Public Health (Global Nutrition and Active Living) brings nutrition and active living together to focus on working with diverse communities.

Postgraduate research 5 courses

Postgraduate Research

Research postgraduate

Our Office for Research provides support to our current and future researchers, such as:

  • identify a research topic
  • find a supervisor
  • apply for research supervision or grants.
Duration: 2 years
Reach your goal in the field of nursing. If you have demonstrated an ability to conduct extensive study and research in a focused area of nursing, then this course will get you to where you want to be in your career.
Duration: 4 years
The Doctoral degree in Nursing and Midwifery is an advanced research program offered across VU’s research focus areas and the major disciplines of our academic Colleges.
The best thing about my course is the work placements. I’ve completed a placement at Austin Hospital in mental health within paediatrics and the experience was fantastic. My goal is to work as an intensive care nurse in the neonatal unit.
Jessica Bonello

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