Get a trade skill under your belt. We offer a range of practical courses in building and construction, hospitality, beauty, plumbing and more to get you started in a sector with real job openings.
Modern, high-tech workshops
#1 for employability
Award-winning learning model
Courses in Trades
Trades reconstructed at VU
Our multimillion-dollar trade training centre has a 6-star green rating and is home to the Victoria University Polytechnic construction program.
If you're eligible, you won't pay course tuition fees for select Victoria University Polytechnic courses.
Victoria University Polytechnic
All our trades courses in carpentry, plumbing, electrical and more are delivered in high-tech facilities by Victoria University Polytechnic, our TAFE division.
Women in trades
There’s never been a better time to be a woman in trades. At VU Polytechnic, you’ll fit right in with our diverse students and staff.
Specialist training salon
Aura at VU is a new, purpose-built salon in the heart of the city. If you study hair, barbering or beauty services, you'll get professional experience here, under the supervision of your teachers.
Read Darren's story
Winning at welding
Certificate III in Engineering - Fabrication Trade MEM30305
"During my time with VU I gained the opportunity to enter the WorldSkills Australia competition twice, and competed in the welding category. In 2014 I finished 10th in Australia and in 2016 I finished 3rd in Australia."
Certificate III in Plumbing CPC32413, Certificate IV in Plumbing and Services CPC40912
"The resources at VU are excellent and I’ve received so much help from the staff - it’s a great place to study. "
The resources at VU are excellent and I’ve received so much help from the staff - it’s a great place to study.
How Ellie's making it in the film industry
Diploma of Screen and Media CUA51015 (Specialist Make-up Services specialisation)
"As a result of my placement I got a job working on the Oscar Nominated Film, Lion, and consistent employment in the TV and Film industry ever since."
As a result of my placement I got a job working on the Oscar Nominated Film, Lion, and consistent employment in the TV and Film industry ever since.
Jacinta's interest in electronics helped forge a career
Certificate III in Electrotechnology Electrician UEE30811
"The best thing about VU Polytechnic is the quality of teaching. The teachers are all very happy to help you out and enjoy sharing their knowledge."
The best thing about VU Polytechnic is the quality of teaching. The teachers are all very happy to help you out and enjoy sharing their knowledge.