Hair, beauty & massage

VU Polytechnic is open for on-campus activity. Our priority is always the safety, health and wellbeing of our students, staff and community.


We recognise the importance of real-world learning, delivered by real-world industry experts. That is why you’ll get hands-on experience in your field at our City King student-run clinics, providing services to members of the public under the guidance of expert trainers. You will also have the chance to showcase your skills through an extensive events calendar, including community competitions and fundraising activities.

We have solid relationships within the fashion, entertainment and creative arts industries, giving you the opportunity for incredible work experiences. Our graduates have gone on to work in television, theatre and film and are regularly employed in some of Australia’s finest spas and salons.

Our screen and media (specialist make-up) students have gained experience on productions including Australia’s Got Talent and King Kong, and overseas opportunities like New York Fashion Week.

Massage students learn at our multi-million dollar Sport and Recreation Learning Centre at Victoria University Whitten Oval Stadium (home of the Western Bulldogs), where they work with the players and manage the massage clinic.

All hair, beauty & massage courses

Next intake date is shown on course pages.

Samantha Page's success story

Samantha's passion for hair, make-up and beauty has translated into a successful career, and her own business. 

“I chose to study at VU Polytechnic because of its strong industry connections and the superb facilities, including the student-run hairdressing and beauty salon and dermal therapy salon. The salons are open to the public so you can practise your skills while you learn to work with real clients.
Studying at VU Polytechnic didn't just teach me the technical skills I needed; the support and encouragement I received from the staff also helped me to have the confidence to set up my own business.
I highly recommend VU Polytechnic to anyone who wants to pursue their dream career."

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