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The trades industries are some of the largest sectors for employment in Australia, and a qualification from Victoria University Polytechnic can help you get your foot in the door.

Our programs span the full trades offer across construction, electrical, plumbing and furniture. You will hone your skills through hands-on learning, taught by teachers who hold industry relevant qualifications.

To ensure you have the most up to date skills you will learn in our multi-million dollar trades facilities at our Sunshine campus. This state-of-the-art training facility boasts high-tech labs and dynamic workshops with the latest machinery and technologies. The Construction Hub’s computer work stations give students access to discipline specific software for simulation, modelling and experimental analysis.

Our apprenticeship students work on real-world projects with their employers and on campus. Campus projects can be small-scale activities or part of larger programs, such as our full-scale Live Works transportable homes.

Dylan Di Martino's success story

Plumber Dylan Di Martino proved he is one of the world’s best young apprentices, winning a bronze medal at the International WorldSkills championships.

"Victoria University Polytechnic played a major role in making me a world champion. One of my teachers encouraged me to enter and I thought he was dreaming when he said I had a good chance of going far. That just shows the skill level and quality of the training I had been given."

Trades Information Session

VU Polytechnic Trades webinar

Are you interested in starting a career in Trades? Want to learn how apprenticeships work and if Trades training would be right for you? Hear from our expert panel of course managers in this informative webinar.

Join an application support session

Do you need help applying for a pre-apprenticeship? Attend a session and be guided through your pre-apprenticeship application at VU Polytechnic.

All Trades courses

Inclusion & Diversity - Women in Trades

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.