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, In person
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 In person
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, In person
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 In person
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 In person

Undergraduate Certificate in Architectural Design
Launch a creative career in building design with the Undergraduate Certificate in Architectural Design from Victoria University.
Duration 0.5 years Campus Footscray Park Delivery mode Block
Undergraduate Certificate in Building Construction Management
Kick start your career, with the Undergraduate Certificate in Building Construction Management from Victoria University.
Duration 0.5 years Campus Footscray Park Delivery mode Block

Graduate Certificate in Building Surveying
Develop your industry skills in building surveying and prepare for success, with a Graduate Certificate in Building Surveying from Victoria University.
Duration 0.5 years Campus City Flinders Delivery mode In person
Graduate Diploma in Building Surveying
Become a building surveyor, with in-demand expertise in building regulations, construction compliance and inspection processes, with a Graduate Diploma in Building Surveying from Victoria University.
Duration 1 year Campus City Flinders Delivery mode Blended, In person
Graduate Certificate in Construction Project Management
Learn the fundamentals of project management for the construction industry, and prepare for an in-demand career, with the Graduate Certificate in Construction Project Management at Victoria University.
Duration 0.5 years Campus Footscray Park Delivery mode Blended
Master of Engineering

Gain specialised skills in electrical power, telecommunications, or civil engineering and aim for a top engineering career with the Master of Engineering from Victoria University.

Duration 2 years Campus Footscray Park Delivery mode Blended, In person
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 1 year Campus City Flinders Delivery mode Blended

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, In person
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 Footscray Park, St Albans, Werribee Delivery mode Blended, In person
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 Footscray Park, St Albans, Werribee Delivery mode Blended, In person
Master of Research

Complete a Master of Research in 18 months related to sustainable cities and industries, in a broad range of disciplines. This program 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, Online Self Paced, St Albans, Werribee Delivery mode Blended, In person, Online Self Paced

Certificate III in Bricklaying/Blocklaying CPC30111
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) CPC40110
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) CPC50210
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 II in Building and Construction Pre-apprenticeship 22338VIC

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) 22477VIC

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

Campus Sunshine, Werribee, Other
Certificate IV in Civil Construction Operations RII40615

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 RII30815

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

Campus Industry, Werribee
Certificate II in Civil Construction RII20715

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 RII30919

Develop practical skills and knowledge in a fast-growing industry with a Certificate III in Civil Construction RII30919.

Campus Industry, Werribee
Certificate IV in Civil Construction Supervision RII40715

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 Drainage CPC20712
Gain specialist skills in planning, installing, maintaining and repairing stormwater, drainage and sewerage systems.
Campus Industry, Sunshine
Certificate III in Electrotechnology Electrician UEE30811

Gain the skills and knowledge to become a licensed electrician with a Certificate III in Electrotechnology Electrician UEE30811 at Victoria University Polytechnic.

Duration 4 years Campus Sunshine Delivery mode Face to Face, Workplace
Certificate III in Engineering - Mechanical Trade MEM30219
Start a career as a mechanical tradesperson with the Certificate III in Engineering – Mechanical Trade MEM30219 apprenticeship course.
Campus Sunshine
Certificate II in Furniture Making MSF20313
Gain the foundational skills for an apprenticeship in furniture making or cabinet making, with a Certificate II in Furniture Making MSF20313 at Victoria University Polytechnic.
Duration 0.5 years Campus Industry, Sunshine Delivery mode Face to Face, Workplace
Certificate III in Joinery CPC31912
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 CPC40912
Reach your goal of operating as a self-employed or contractor plumber.
Duration 2 years Campus Sunshine Delivery mode Face to Face, Online, Workplace
Certificate III in Plumbing CPC32413
The Certificate III in Plumbing CPC32413 provides you with the training and support to gain your trade qualification.
Duration 4 years Campus Sunshine Delivery mode Face to Face, Workplace
Certificate II in Plumbing (Pre-apprenticeship) 22569VIC

Lay the groundwork for an apprenticeship in the plumbing industry with a Certificate II in Plumbing (Pre-apprenticeship) 22569VIC at Victoria University Polytechnic.

Campus Sunshine, Werribee
Certificate III in Signs and Graphics CPC30216

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

Class 1 Restricted Electrical Fault Finding Licence TNCL1
Ensure workplace safety with this course in Class 1 Restricted Electrical Fault Finding Licence TNCL1 for appliances.
Duration 3 day Campus Sunshine, Werribee
Construction Induction (White Card) TNAAA

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

Duration 1 day Campus Industry, Sunshine, Werribee
Registered Electrical Contractor (REC) TNREC
The Registered Electrical Contractor (REC) TNREC course provides Grade A electricians with specialist business knowledge and skills to assist in gaining a REC Licence with Energy Safe Victoria.
Duration 5 day Campus Industry, Sunshine
Revit Level 1 THAAC

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
Safe Operation of an Elevating Work Platform TNAAH

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.

Duration 1 day Campus Werribee
Course in Safe Use of Machinery for Technology Teaching 22454VIC

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

Duration 4 day Campus Industry, Sunshine
Welding for Beginners THAAN

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

Duration 7 weeks Campus Sunshine
Working at Heights Safely in the Resources and Infrastructure Industry TNABQ
Learn the essential skills required to work safely on construction sites at heights above 1.5 metres from ground level.
Duration 1 day 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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