Trades

Develop the tools to work in high-demand industries, with a construction, electrical, plumbing or furniture trade course at Victoria University Polytechnic.

You'll learn hands-on skills in our multimillion-dollar, high-tech facilities at our Sunshine Campus. If you're joining us for an apprenticeship, you'll finish up with real project experience to back up your practical learning, so you can confidently apply for your dream job.

Why choose VU Polytechnic?

  • State-of-the-art facilities

    You'll learn in our multimillion-dollar trades facilities. Modern, high-tech workshops include modelling software, plus labs for concreting, surveying, engineering, soldering and power-systems.

  • Connected with industry

    You’ll learn from industry-connected teachers, and develop networks and experience through site visits, industry projects, real work, and industry-endorsed workshops and simulations.

  • Innovative, flexible & hands-on learning

    At our Construction Hub, you'll get the hands-on learning and practical experience to back up your learning, and graduate ready to get started in your first trades job.


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


Browse our Trades courses

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Replacing a Door

Learn practical skills, such as replacing a door, with Trades Educator Daniel Vanboom.

Inclusion & Diversity – Women in Trades

 

VU Polytechnic is committed to building an inclusive culture where differences are valued and everyone is given equal opportunity to succeed. An inclusive culture is working together to recognise and remove discrimination and harassment. Together, we can create a positive environment for all and set a standard for a modern and vibrant industry we can all be proud of.

 

Learning at VU Polytechnic - David's Journey

VU Polytechnic's multi-million dollar, Sunshine campus trades facilities allow students like Dave to put the knowledge they learn in class into practice right away. Training with teachers with direct industry experience is a major benefit for Dave, who is hoping to open up his own business once he becomes a qualified carpenter. Dave studied the Certificate III in Carpentry CPC30211 (now CPC30220).