Get hands-on experience at our student-run clinics, under the guidance of expert trainers, during your hair, beauty or massage course at Victoria University.
Our relationships within the fashion and entertainment industries give you incredible work experiences, including opportunities like New York Fashion Week. Our graduates have gone on to work in television, theatre and film, and some of Australia’s finest spas and salons.
Why choose VU Polytechnic?
Award-winning students & teachers
We regularly win top prizes at the Hair & Beauty Industry Association (HBIA) Awards for make-up, beauty, hairdressing and barbering.
Practise your skills in our city beauty clinics, or massage rooms at the Bulldogs AFL stadium, gaining real experience to graduate work-ready.
Innovative, flexible and hands-on learning
Our multi-award-winning blended-learning model combines eLearning with in-person training and practical applications.
VU Polytechnic is open for on-campus activity. Our priority is always the safety, health and wellbeing of our students, staff and community.
Browse hair, beauty & massage courses
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Get a taste of our barbering course
VU Polytechnic stories
– Michael teaches the Certificate III in Barbering SHB30516 Michael's story
– Samantha, Diploma of Screen and Media CUA51015 & Certificate III in Hairdressing SHB30416 Samantha's story
The beauty of teaching
– Andrea teaches the Diploma of Beauty Therapy SHB50121 Andrea's story
Take part in extraordinary events
Hone your hair and make up skills in festivals, events and national competitions.