Victoria University (VU) is a multi-sector institution (higher education and TAFE) with excellence in teaching, training, research and scholarship. We offer short courses, as well as qualifications in vocational education (TAFE) and higher education. Our learning pathways enable you to move from a certificate course through to an advanced diploma, degree, or postgraduate qualification by coursework or research.
We have over 50,000 students enrolled at our local campuses and international sites. We operate primarily at campuses in the western suburbs of Melbourne (Australia), Melbourne city centre and locations provided by our partners in Asia and Europe. As the primary university in Melbourne's western region, we are proud to deliver courses, research and engagement activities that are locally relevant and globally significant.
Victoria University gives you the flexibility to design your own future.
Our courses are clustered according to their industry type creating simpler study pathways between vocational, undergraduate and postgraduate courses. A panel of industry and community experts ensure our courses are kept up-to-date with the latest workplace practices so you can graduate with the knowledge and training to meet the current and anticipated future demands of industry.
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* Cultural and creative industries
* Financial and economical services
* Health, environment and community services
* Manufacturing and mechanical engineering
* Sports and recreation
* Tourism and hospitality
Cultural and creative industries
Advanced Diploma of Multimedia
With streams in Interactive Media and Games Development, we encourage students to try out new ideas and produce innovative and exciting projects. Our students have been recognised in the prestigious ATOM and AIMIA awards every year since 1999.
Visit the School of Creative Industries for more information.
Financial and economical services
Graduate Diploma in Professional Accounting (new window)
With the Graduate Diploma in Professional Accounting, you are eligible for 'associate' status with CPA Australia in just one year (eight units). VU is the only university in Australia which can offer this fast track course to professional accreditation.
Visit the School of Accounting (new window) for more information.
Two Masters in Two Years
With the Double Master Degrees, you can complete two years of postgraduate study in two internationally recognised and accredited business disciplines.
* Master of Accounting/Master of Business Administration
* Master of Accounting/Master of Business (Enterprise Resource Planning Systems)
* Master of Business (Finance)/Master of Business Administration
* Master of Business (Enterprise Resource Planning Systems)/Master of Business Administration
* Master of Accounting/Master of Business (Finance)
Visit the Faculty of Business and Law for more information.
Health, environment and community services
Bachelor of Science (Specialisation)
VU has a new Science Specialisation degree tailored to suit your needs. You can specialise in biotechnology, chemistry, computing, ecology and environmental management, mathematics, physics or our unique community science discipline.
Visit the Faculty of Health, Engineering and Science for further information.
Certificate III in Community Services
(new window) The community services industry is currently experience a shortage of skilled employees. You may be eligible to study this course at no cost to you as part of the Australian government's Productivity Places Program (PPP).
Contact the School of Community Services for further information.
Manufacturing and mechanical engineering
Advanced Diploma of Engineering Technology (Streams in Mechanical, Manufacturing, Mechatronics or Civil)
This two year, full time course allows you to work as a qualified Technical Officer or Engineering Assistant. You will learn skills to solve practical and theoretical problems, and be able to supervise and train technical, trade and unskilled staff.
Visit the Faculty of Technical and Trades Innovation for more information.
Advanced Diploma of Electrical Technology
Set yourself up for a second trade qualification with the Advanced Diploma of Electrical Technology from VU.
Covering 14 of the 20 competencies required for an Electrical Licence, it includes:
* Electrical Theory
* Hand Tools and Assembly
* Trade Documentation
* Electrical Calculations
* Motor Control
* Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs)
* Power Distribution
* Microcontrollers (Electronics)
Diploma of Fitness
Study in our state-of-art facilities and work in this industry during this 2 year practical course. Designed to give graduates the skills and knowledge to move into a career in the Fitness industry with popular pathways into Bachelor degrees.
Visit the School of Sport and Science for more information.
Tourism and hospitality
Advanced Diploma of Hospitality Management
VU offers this course in conjunction with the Sofitel in Melbourne's CBD. Delivered at Academy Sofitel the Advanced Diploma of Hospitality Management is a 12 month intensive, hands-on program. It has been designed to give graduates the skills and knowledge to move into a career at middle to department management level within a hotel, catering or food and beverage environment.