Trades

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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
Modern, high-tech workshops
Hands-on learning
Hands-on learning
#1 for employability
#1 for employability
Award-winning learning model
Award-winning learning model
Industry connected
Industry connected

Courses in Trades

VU Stories

Darren Barnes.
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."
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Bryce Williamson.
Prize-winning plumber
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.
Ellie Mcevoy.
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 Sapwell with VUP teacher.
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.