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.
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.
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 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.
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.
Lay the foundation for a career in the building industry with a Certificate II in Building and Construction Pre-apprenticeship 22338VIC at VU Polytechnic.
Become proficient in the design, presentation and documentation process for residential, industrial and commercial buildings.
Build the framework for a career in construction with a Certificate III in Carpentry CPC30220.
Gain the skills and knowledge to become a licensed electrician with a Certificate III in Electrotechnology Electrician UEE30820 at Victoria University Polytechnic.
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.
Gain the knowledge and skills to become a licensed plumber with a Certificate IV in Plumbing and Services CPC40920 at Victoria University Polytechnic.
Get the training and support needed to gain your plumbing qualification with a Certificate III in Plumbing CPC32420 at Victoria University Polytechnic.
Lay the groundwork for an apprenticeship in the plumbing industry with a Certificate II in Plumbing (Pre-apprenticeship) 22569VIC at Victoria University Polytechnic.
Become a fully qualified sign-writer and gain practical skills for the design, manufacturing and installation of signage.
Gain the on-site safety knowledge required to apply for a Construction Induction (White Card) TNAAA in Victoria.
Learn to disconnect and reconnect low voltage fixed wired control devices.
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.
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.
Learn basic welding techniques for your DIY home projects, to undertake further studies, or seek new employment opportunities.
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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.