Hospitality, tourism & events

Study for a qualification in cooking, hospitality, or tourism and events at Victoria University Polytechnic, and prepare to join one of the world’s largest and most dynamic industries.

You will learn from expert teachers with the latest professional knowledge, and put theory into practice in our modern facilities, on campus.

Why choose VU Polytechnic?

  • Connected with industry

    High-profile industry partners include Delaware North, Sebastian Restaurant & Bar, Melbourne Convention Exhibition Centre, Contiki, and Riverland Group.

  • State-of-the-art facilities

    Footscray Nicholson Campus has commercial kitchens, a training bar and an award-winning 150-seat restaurant, VenU, where you can get hands-on experience.

  • School for the Visitor Economy

    Our cross-university School for the Visitor Economy delivers industry-based programs across all qualification levels, from certificates to PhDs.


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


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Get a taste of our culinary course

Perfect your omelette

Learn how to cook a quick and easy omelette, and jazz it up with your favourite ingredients with Culinary Educator, David Hayes.

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Practise in our industry-standard kitchen & restuarant

Student Training Kitchen and VenU Restaurant

Take a look at our student training kitchen and VenU Restaurant, located at Footscray Nicholson Campus.