Hospitality, tourism & events

To keep the VU Polytechnic community safe during the COVID-19 pandemic, most VU Polytechnic students have access to supported remote learning. This means you can continue to study the same high-quality program from home.

A qualification in hospitality, tourism and events provides many career opportunities in one of the world’s largest industries for employment.

At Victoria University Polytechnic, we understand that to be successful you need a balance of relevant skills and real-world experience. You will learn from expert teachers with the latest industry knowledge and then put theory into practice in our modern facilities right on campus.

The Footscray Nicholson hospitality training centre includes three state-of-the-art commercial kitchens with the latest cooking equipment, two demonstration kitchens and a training bar.

The facility also features an award-winning 150-seat training restaurant, VenU, where students can practice their skills in a live environment.

As a hospitality, tourism and events student, you will be exposed to our high-profile industry partnerships including:

  • Delaware North
  • Sebastian Restaurant and Bar
  • Lucas Restaurants
  • Melbourne Convention Exhibition Centre
  • Contiki
  • Riverland Group.

School for the Visitor Economy

The School for the Visitor Economy is a cross-university school providing the hospitality and tourism industries with qualified professionals. The school delivers industry-based programs across all qualification levels, from pre-vocational certificates through to PhDs. The school enables students to pathway seamlessly between vocational education courses at Victoria University Polytechnic and tertiary courses at VU. Students can re-enter education at any point in their career to top-up their skills or to qualify for promotion.

Jen Seymen's success story

Jen Seymen
Jen acquired the tools to pathway into further study and gain higher level employment in the industry through an Advanced Diploma of Hospitality Management SIT60307.

"Victoria University Polytechnic gave me the confidence and knowledge to move forward in my career, and opportunities to build my professional network."

Join an information session

VU Polytechnic are running a series of information sessions that cover course structure, industry connections, placement opportunities, pathways to further study and more:

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