Victoria University Polytechnic is proud to deliver courses that meet the needs of both students and industry

Interior of Sunshine Campus, showing a wall of plants, and several students studying or walking by
Victoria University Polytechnic builds on Victoria University's proud 100 year history of excellence in the delivery of vocational education, providing you with tailored, work-based and flexible courses.

Graduates are equipped with both the technical skills and thinking abilities needed to adapt and evolve in a modern work setting.

What you study today at Victoria University Polytechnic will take you closer to where you want to be tomorrow.


Nasir Sobhani - The Street's Barber

Nasir studied Hairdressing as an International student and is influencing tomorrow by providing free haircuts and compassion to those in need.

Courses & training

Skills & Job Centres

Skills and Jobs Centres are part of a state-wide Government initiative to provide prospective students and employers with free advice on training, job opportunities and links to other services available to help improve skills, careers and the workforce.

Co-branded logo for Victoria University Polytechnic, Victoria - The Education State and Skills and Jobs Centres

VU Centenary

Historical photo of Footscray College of Technical and Further Education
Victoria University’s (VU's) history as a TAFE provider and technical school dates back to 1916 when it first opened as Footscray Technical School.

Today VU is one of the largest and most culturally diverse education institutions in Australia.

In 2016 VU proudly celebrated 100 years of high quality, accessible education in the west of Melbourne.