Discover industry-leading courses

We understand that the number one reason for study is achieving your chosen career. That’s why our courses are designed together with industry, to ensure that you learn the skills employers are looking for – now, and in the future.

We are Australia's number one university for workplace technical skills, according to the independent, government-funded Employer Satisfaction Survey.

And because our courses are so relevant to the workplace, many have been recognised by leading organisations as industry-standard. Just some of our many accrediting organisations include:

  • Australian Marketing Institute

  • Australian Nursing and Midwifery Accreditation Council

  • Australian Psychology Accreditation Council

  • CPA Australia

  • Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport Australia

  • Institute of Chartered Accountants Australia

  • Victorian Institute of Teaching.

You can find out more about our accreditations when you search our course pages

Our industry connections

We have over 4000 links with industry across our teaching and research, making us one of the most industry-connected universities in Australia.

Some of our current partners include:

Our teachers and adjunct professors are also industry professionals. Many of our teachers are currently working in their field of expertise or are renowned nationally and internationally.

Practical learning

When you study with us, you don't just learn about your future workplace – you learn in it!

Practical learning and placement opportunities can be anything from projects with partners, to formal work placements, paid employment or structured volunteering.

Arts placements

Arts students have access to a broad range of placement opportunities related to community development and youth work.

Beauty placements

Hairdressing, beauty and make-up students have the opportunity to travel to New York and get hands-on experience at New York Fashion Week.

Business placements

Our work-integrated learning partners have included workplaces such as:

  • ANZ Bank
  • Crown Hotels
  • Disney World Florida
  • Mercedes Benz
  • Mushroom Records
  • Qantas
  • Toll.

Education placements

Education students have access to over 1,800 placements with:

  • primary and secondary schools
  • childcare centres
  • kindergartens
  • libraries
  • zoos.

Engineering placements

Our Engineering and science courses champion Problem-Based Learning (PBL) – a team-based approach to learning.

All of our Bachelor of Engineering degrees include a compulsory 12-week industry placement.

Law placements

Our law students take internships at:

  • County and Supreme Courts
  • Magistrates Court
  • Legal Aid.

Health & biomedicine placements

Our health and biomedicine students learn in clinical settings in a simulation-based learning environment.

Our nursing and midwifery students train with:

Paramedicine students complete clinical placement with Ambulance Victoria.

Sport & exercise placements

Our Career Development & Employability (CDE) program facilitates work placements with more than 350 sports industry employers.

Research placements

Our doctoral industry placement program supports PhD students experience placements in either industry, government or non-government organisations.

Industry-standard facilities

At VU, we give you the best chance to succeed in your industry by making sure that you learn using the latest techniques and equipment.

For example, our music and sound production students study at Kindred Studios, a professional music rehearsal, performance and recording space.

Trades students get hands-on at our multi-million dollar Construction Hub at Sunshine Campus with Concrete Laboratory, Engine Laboratory, Power Systems Laboratory and more.

Our sport students learn in our $68 million state-of-the-art research facilities, including the altitude hotelmotor control and biofeedback labs.

You'll also gain practical experience in our student-run public services which include: