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 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 Online Real Time Delivery mode Online Real Time
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 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 In person
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 In person

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 Online Real Time Delivery mode Online Real Time
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 Online Real Time Delivery mode Online Real Time
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 In person
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 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 Online Real Time Delivery mode Online Real Time

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 Campus, 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 City 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 City 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 Campus, Footscray Park, Online Self-Paced, St Albans, Werribee Delivery mode Blended, In person, Online Self-Paced

Certificate III in Bricklaying and Blocklaying CPC33020

Develop the skills and knowledge required to work as a bricklayer or blocklayer in the housing and commercial construction industry, with the Certificate III in Bricklaying and Blocklaying CPC33020 from Victoria University Polytechnic.

Campus Sunshine
Diploma of Building and Construction (Building) CPC50220
Develop the skills to manage a wide range of building projects with a Diploma of Building and Construction (Building) CPC50220 at Victoria University Polytechnic.
Campus Online, Sunshine
Certificate II in Building and Construction Pre-apprenticeship 22338VIC

Lay the foundation for a career in the building industry with a Certificate II in Building and Construction Pre-apprenticeship 22338VIC at VU Polytechnic.

Duration 3 months Campus Industry, Sunshine, Werribee, Other 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 Online, Sunshine
Certificate III in Carpentry CPC30220

Build the framework for a career in construction with a Certificate III in Carpentry CPC30220.

Campus Sunshine, Other
Certificate III in Civil Construction Plant Operations RII30820
Gain the skills to work on major infrastructure projects in the fast-growing civil construction industry, with the Certificate III in Civil Construction Plant Operations RII30820 at Victoria University Polytechnic.
Campus Industry, Sunshine, Werribee
Certificate II in Civil Construction RII20720
Develop the skills needed to begin an apprenticeship in civil construction with the Certificate II in Civil Construction RII20720 pre-apprenticeship course at Victoria University Polytechnic.
Campus Industry, Sunshine, Werribee, Other
Certificate III in Civil Construction RII30920
Develop practical skills and knowledge in a fast-growing industry with a Certificate III in Civil Construction RII30920 at Victoria University Polytechnic.
Campus Industry, Sunshine, Werribee
Certificate IV in Civil Construction RII40720
Expand your civil construction and management skills with the Certificate IV in Civil Construction RII40720 at Victoria University Polytechnic.
Campus Industry, Werribee
Certificate II in Drainage CPC20720
Gain specialist skills in planning, installing, maintaining and repairing stormwater, drainage and sewerage systems, with the Certificate II in Drainage CPC20720 at Victoria University Polytechnic.
Campus Sunshine
Certificate III in Electrotechnology Electrician UEE30820

Gain the skills and knowledge to become a licensed electrician with a Certificate III in Electrotechnology Electrician UEE30820 at Victoria University Polytechnic.

Campus Sunshine
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 Engineering Studies 22470VIC

This hands-on course is designed for people looking to enter an engineering apprenticeship or who are already doing some engineering work and would like to gain accreditation and a pathway to a full apprenticeship.

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 CPC31920
Gain specialist building skills for a career in the construction industry with a Certificate III in Joinery CPC31920 at Victoria University Polytechnic.
Campus Industry
Certificate IV in Plumbing and Services CPC40920

Gain the knowledge and skills to become a licensed plumber with a Certificate IV in Plumbing and Services CPC40920 at Victoria University Polytechnic.

Campus Sunshine
Certificate III in Plumbing CPC32420

Get the training and support needed to gain your plumbing qualification with a Certificate III in Plumbing CPC32420 at Victoria University Polytechnic.

Campus Sunshine
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
Diploma of Project Management BSB50820
Develop the technical, organisational and personal skills needed to manage complex projects in dynamic environments with a Diploma of Project Management at Victoria University Polytechnic.
Campus Online
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

Basic Scaffolding TNSCF
Gain the practical skills and knowledge to safely erect, alter and dismantle scaffolding at a basic industry-approved level.
Duration 5 day Campus Werribee Delivery mode Face to Face
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 Delivery mode Face to Face
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, Other Delivery mode Face to Face with eLearning
Continuing Professional Development (CPD) THACF
If you are a licenced electrician, complete your mandatory training with the free THACF Continuing Professional Development (CPD) at Victoria University Polytechnic.
Duration 1 day Campus Sunshine Delivery mode Face to Face with eLearning
Restricted - Disconnection/Reconnection of Fixed Wired Low Voltage Electrical Equipment UEESS00133

Learn to disconnect and reconnect low voltage fixed wired control devices.

Duration 5 day Campus Sunshine Delivery mode Face to Face with eLearning
Electrical Safety Testing of Electrical Cord Connected Equipment and Cord Assemblies Skill Set UEESS00174

Add test and tagging of voltage electrical equipment to your skillset, with the Electrical Safety Testing of Electrical Cord Connected Equipment and Cord Assemblies Skill Set UEESS00174 at VU Polytechnic.

Duration 3 day Campus Industry, Sunshine Delivery mode Face to Face
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 Sunshine Delivery mode Face to Face
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 Delivery mode Face to Face
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 Delivery mode Face to Face
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 Delivery mode Face to Face
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 Delivery mode Face to Face
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 Delivery mode Face to Face

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.