Melbourne Polytechnic has been delivering vocational training since 1912 and today offers a diverse range of innovative, hands-on TAFE (VET) and Higher Education (Degree) programs to equip you with the knowledge and skills to excel in an evolving and challenging marketplace.

Melbourne Polytechnic courses are designed and developed with industry participation to give students the best employment outcomes.

Melbourne Polytechnic has seven metropolitan campuses, Preston, Collingwood, Epping, Fairfield, Greensborough Campus and Heidelberg. Each campus provides an individual, unique and enriching student experience.

There are also six training centres, Northern Lodge – Eden Park, Northern Lodge – Yan Yean, Yarra Glen Racing Centre, Northern AMEP (Adult Migrant English Program) Centre in Broadmeadows, Growling Frog Vineyard and Melbourne Polytechnic Kyneton Park.

With over 26,000 enrolments annually, Melbourne Polytechnic is accredited to deliver approximately 550 nationally accredited courses, many which are available on either a full-time or part-time basis. It also provides over 400 Institute-accredited courses.

Melbourne Polytechnic currently offers three-year (and one four years), specialist bachelor and master degrees within our unique hands-on learning environment and optimal industry exposure in:

  • Accounting
  • Agriculture & Land Management
  • Business
  • Creative Industries
  • Education (Early Years)
  • Early Years Studies
  • Hospitality Management
  • Illustration
  • Information Technology
  • Music
  • Music Industry

We’re constantly developing new articulation pathways and degrees to grow the opportunities for our students. In 2016 we introduced the Masters of Professional and Practising Accounting with CPA accreditation, proving very popular already as our first postgraduate course offered. We will post details of any new courses on our website as soon as they are finalized.

Melbourne Polytechnic degree courses offer credit transfer and recognition of prior learning to students who have already completed a nationally recognized Diploma, Advanced Diploma or other qualifications.

Direct entry Associate degrees (2 years) embedded in all Melbourne Polytechnic degree programs offer great pathway (credit transfer and recognition of prior learning) opportunities to further education.

Melbourne Polytechnic has achieved international recognition with over more than 6,000 offshore enrolments annually and 24 educational partnerships across Asia, and is recognised by the Victorian Government for excellence in international education, winning the best provider in it's category in 2014 and runner up in 2015.

Melbourne Polytechnic's close ties with industry ensure students have the opportunity to be awarded study grants donated by industry sponsors, also extending their own networks for future success.

Much like choosing a course, every student’s circumstances are different when it comes time for tuition fees and we can guide you through the fee structure. Each course page will outline specific fees, or visit the International Student fees page for more information.

Programs taught in:
English

This school also offers:

Advanced Diploma

Melbourne Polytechnic

Rise up in the world of design with Melbourne Polytechnic's Advanced Diploma of Building Design (Architectural). Turn your dream of working for an architect, building des ... [+]

Rise up in the world of design with Melbourne Polytechnic's Advanced Diploma of Building Design (Architectural). Turn your dream of working for an architect, building designer or running your own building design firm, into reality. A career in building design can be both creative and rewarding.

Diverse opportunities for your future

This course will equip you with knowledge and skills to accomplish the design, presentation and documentation process for residential and commercial building projects.

The course focuses around the idea of ‘the simulated office’ with a project based delivery structure where students apply the knowledge gained to projects as they progress through the course.... [-]

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July 2019
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2 years
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Guarantee your future with a Diploma of Graphic Design. This course at Melbourne Polytechnic has an excellent reputation in the graphic design industry, boasting real emp ... [+]

Guarantee your future with a Diploma of Graphic Design. This course at Melbourne Polytechnic has an excellent reputation in the graphic design industry, boasting real employment opportunities for graduates through our widespread industry networks.

Stand out from the crowd

In this course you will develop your design skills with a high degree of innovation, making you highly employable.

Following on from the diploma course, you will carry out higher level studies with more complex briefs and visual communication problems, addressing a range of economic, social and environmental concerns.

Your studies will include:

advertising and marketing design business design research and analysis professional design practice motion graphics advanced illustration cultural branding environmental design complex packaging and publication design developing a variety of applications for the web ... [-]
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July 2019
Full-time
1 year
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Enhance your skills further and create jewellery that meets industry standards. Melbourne Polytechnic’s Advanced Diploma of Jewellery and Object Design focuses on hand-wo ... [+]

Enhance your skills further and create jewellery that meets industry standards. Melbourne Polytechnic’s Advanced Diploma of Jewellery and Object Design focuses on hand-working skills and introduces technological skills to promote individual attainment.

Learn in our professional jewellery school

If you want to pursue or enhance a career in jewellery, this Advanced Diploma is for you. Focusing predominantly on your hand-working skill base, you will learn technical aspects of making jewellery and gain industry knowledge and experience.

Hand-skilling competencies include:

creation of jewellery items using historical techniques development of a series of works for jewellery production implementation of mechanisms in jewellery production creation of work for a graduate jewellery project ... [-]
Australia Melbourne
July 2019
Full-time
2 years
Campus
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Certificate

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Do you want to be head chef? Or even own the restaurant? Melbourne Polytechnic's Certificate IV in Commercial Cookery has all the ingredients and techniques you’ll need t ... [+]

Do you want to be head chef? Or even own the restaurant? Melbourne Polytechnic's Certificate IV in Commercial Cookery has all the ingredients and techniques you’ll need to create your perfect career.

The full package just for you

Melbourne Polytechnic is the only training facility in Victoria that provides access to a fully operational winery and meat processing plant, at the Epping Campus. We have the best, to make you the best.

An exciting career menu

Melbourne Polytechnic’s Certificate IV in Commercial Cookery will combine your technical cookery skills with hospitality management training. You’ll learn from industry-qualified professionals in modern, state-of-the-art facilities, including the popular St Georges restaurant on Preston campus.... [-]

Australia Melbourne
July 2019
Full-time
1 month
Campus
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Can you hear us? Melbourne Polytechnic can help you start a career in sound production. Certificate IV in Music Industry (Sound Production) is the best place to start dev ... [+]

Can you hear us? Melbourne Polytechnic can help you start a career in sound production. Certificate IV in Music Industry (Sound Production) is the best place to start developing your knowledge and skills in this exciting field.

Get a head start in the world of sound

The Certificate IV in Music Industry (Sound Production) course is very hands-on. Working in Melbourne Polytechnic’s well equipped sound studios, you will learn the principles and techniques of recording. Both campuses (Fairfield and Prahran) have industry standard Mac laboratories with all the appropriate software for budding sound producers and composers.

In this practical course you will develop your skills using live sound and basic computer music. You will do this on contemporary high-end sound equipment.... [-]

Australia Melbourne
July 2019
Full-time
6 months
Campus
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Develop your photographic career at Melbourne Polytechnic. Study for a Certificate IV in Photography and Photo Imaging with the option of incorporating this into the Dipl ... [+]

Develop your photographic career at Melbourne Polytechnic. Study for a Certificate IV in Photography and Photo Imaging with the option of incorporating this into the Diploma of Photo Imaging. Under the banner of NMIT, Melbourne Polytechnic has been a three-time award winner in the Australian Professional Photography Awards (APPA) Institute of the Year.

Get in focus for a career in photography

Studying Photography and Photo Imaging at Melbourne Polytechnic, you develop your creativity, technical knowledge and business skills, enabling you to freelance or start your own photographic studio. You will gain practical experience in the many photographic imaging techniques and practices (both analogue and digital) currently in use.... [-]

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July 2019
Full-time
1 year
Campus
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Let your inner artist break free - Melbourne Polytechnic’s Certificate IV in Visual Arts is designed to give you a strong foundation in the visual arts, with practical st ... [+]

Let your inner artist break free - Melbourne Polytechnic’s Certificate IV in Visual Arts is designed to give you a strong foundation in the visual arts, with practical studio subjects in painting, drawing, illustration, printmaking, photo media, digital media and our new specialisation focusing on textiles (available from 2014 at Prahran campus).

A solid pathway to a career doing something you love

The Certificate IV in Visual Arts will give you a broad experience of 2D art forms, including painting, printmaking, drawing, illustration, digital art and photo media. Developed with industry input, and emphasising innovation and self-sufficiency, you will be encouraged to develop career networks and pathways for your future.... [-]

Australia Melbourne
July 2019
Full-time
1 year
Online & Campus Combined
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Diploma

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Be in the black with Melbourne Polytechnic’s Diploma in Accounting. Learn the fundamentals of accounting and work towards the academic skills required to be a regis ... [+]

Be in the black with Melbourne Polytechnic’s Diploma of Accounting. Learn the fundamentals of accounting and work towards the academic skills required to be a registered tax agent.

Be job-ready, quickly

Benefit from our reputation in industry and insightful teaching ensuring you will be job-ready in six months. The course is accredited by the Accounting industry’s professional bodies and Melbourne Polytechnic offers a career-ready conference, with networking opportunities. You’re on your way to a role as assistant accountant, the ideal start to an exciting accountancy career.

A balanced ledger of skills

The Diploma of Accounting provides you with the critical skills and knowledge required on the pathway to being a registered tax agent and an assistant accountant.... [-]

Australia Melbourne
July 2019
Full-time
6 months
Campus
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With Melbourne Polytechnic’s Diploma of Agriculture you will be at the forefront of specialist knowledge and skills that are in demand right across Australia. With increa ... [+]

With Melbourne Polytechnic’s Diploma of Agriculture you will be at the forefront of specialist knowledge and skills that are in demand right across Australia. With increased concern about the welfare and husbandry of livestock, soil health, and sustainable farming and climate risk management, Agriculture is a dynamic industry that will provide a rewarding career.

Strengthen your employment prospects

With the Diploma of Agriculture you will gain specialised, professional skills and knowledge that you can utilise within a variety of enterprises around Victoria and the country. Learn the rationale behind many different farming practices, why pasture and soil health is vital for livestock production, and be able to identify practices to improve farming efficiency.... [-]

Australia Melbourne
July 2019
Full-time
18 months
Campus
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Melbourne Polytechnic

Manage your building career with Melbourne Polytechnic's Diploma of Building and Construction (Building). You’ve got the hands-on experience, so take your career to the n ... [+]

Manage your building career with Melbourne Polytechnic's Diploma of Building and Construction (Building). You’ve got the hands-on experience, so take your career to the next level and manage a commercial or domestic building site with your leadership.

The building industry needs your leadership skills

Construction is a thriving industry and using your abilities as a leader in this fast-paced trade, take the opportunity to hone skills, learn, and grow your own business. Alternatively, become an even more valuable employee to any construction employer.

Learn the essentials of building management, including project risk, quality standards related to the construction industry, client liaison, and relevant costing systems.... [-]

Australia Melbourne
July 2019
Full-time
2 years
Campus
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Melbourne Polytechnic’s Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care is a rewarding way to consolidate your professional qualifications and skills.With growing demand in ... [+]

Melbourne Polytechnic’s Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care is a rewarding way to consolidate your professional qualifications and skills.

Advance your children’s services career

With growing demand in the Early Childhood Education and Care sector, there is no better time to upgrade your qualifications.

With Melbourne Polytechnic’s highly regarded Diploma, you’ll be qualified as a child care room leader, responsible for program planning to further the development of children in your care. You'll also be qualified to work as a nanny in private homes.

You can also run three-year-old kinder programs in registered kindergartens or progress to university-level studies, including Melbourne Polytechnic’s Bachelor of Early Years Studies or Bachelor of Education (Early Years).... [-]

Australia Melbourne
July 2019
Full-time
18 months
Campus
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Melbourne Polytechnic

Engineer your career for the future with the Civil Engineering stream of Melbourne Polytechnic's Diploma of Engineering Technology. Work on important infrastructure in th ... [+]

Engineer your career for the future with the Civil Engineering stream of Melbourne Polytechnic's Diploma of Engineering Technology. Work on important infrastructure in the community, bring your analytical and design skills and eye for accuracy to life.

Diverse range of opportunities in engineering

Civil engineering improves our environment and living standards with the design and construction of large works infrastructure. Career opportunities for skilled employees are plentiful in this thriving sector.

Possible career paths for drafting persons include:

design drafters engineering technical support urban planning assistant

Pathways to a successful career

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July 2019
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1 year
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Do you see yourself coordinating a music festival, organising a dynamic corporate event or starting your own wedding planning business? Melbourne Polytechnic’s Diploma of ... [+]

Do you see yourself coordinating a music festival, organising a dynamic corporate event or starting your own wedding planning business? Melbourne Polytechnic’s Diploma of Events will see you develop the strong and practical organisational skills essential for a career in the fast-paced and dynamic events management industry.

Perfect execution every time

Melbourne Polytechnic’s Diploma of Events teaches you all the skills required to run events without a hitch, including:

budgeting people management ticketing systems staging food and beverage service Assist in organising dynamic events at Melbourne Polytechnic and have the opportunity to gain paid or volunteer work at festivals, conferences and major cultural and sporting events. ... [-]
Australia Melbourne
July 2019
Full-time
12 months
Campus
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Melbourne Polytechnic

Nurture your interest in all things green by gaining a well sought after qualification in the Diploma of Horticulture. Be the one dispensing advice on plant suitability, ... [+]

Nurture your interest in all things green by gaining a well sought after qualification in the Diploma of Horticulture. Be the one dispensing advice on plant suitability, health and design, and become the expert this ever-changing and dynamic industry needs - a rewarding career awaits.

Become a Horticulturist with a specialised career

Horticulture is playing an increasingly vital role in conserving our environment and maintaining flora for future generations.

Our Horticulture programme is diverse and facilitates entry into a range of industry sectors including landscape construction and design, local government, contract maintenance, consultancy services, botanic gardens and horticultural enterprises.... [-]

Australia Melbourne
February 2020
Full-time
2 years
Campus
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Melbourne Polytechnic

Unleash your leadership potential in Hospitality - use strong practical skills, hands-on experience and excellent leadership capability with Melbourne Polytechnic’s Diplo ... [+]

Unleash your leadership potential in Hospitality - use strong practical skills, hands-on experience and excellent leadership capability with Melbourne Polytechnic’s Diploma of Hospitality. Gain all the skills required to gain a management position within this exciting and growing industry.

Be the leader of your future in hospitality

Melbourne Polytechnic’s Diploma of Hospitality will help you achieve your goals of leadership. Career areas for senior hospitality professionals include:

restaurant owner/manager venue manager resort catering manager hotel manager

Access to qualified industry professionals

At Melbourne Polytechnic, we will guide you through your Diploma of Hospitality with industry qualified professionals in modern facilities.... [-]

Australia Melbourne
July 2019
Full-time
6 months
Campus
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Get ahead in your information technology career. Find your pathway to a rewarding career in computers systems and information technology consultancy or be a leading busin ... [+]

Get ahead in your information technology career. Find your pathway to a rewarding career in computers systems and information technology consultancy or be a leading business systems developer.

Working with you to reach your career goals

This course is designed to provide a wide range of knowledge and skills over a broad range of computing and information technology areas, especially in networking, ICT support, database development, programming, IT project management, web development and systems analysis.

Learn crucial elements of the information technology industry. You'll use all the latest industry hardware and software, as well as have the opportunity to specialise in your chosen field of network security, software development or information systems through higher education.... [-]

Australia Melbourne
July 2019
Full-time
1 year
Campus
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Melbourne Polytechnic

Design your perfect career. Use your current interior design skills to place you into the world of commercial interior design. Work for large corporate clients and presti ... [+]

Design your perfect career. Use your current interior design skills to place you into the world of commercial interior design. Work for large corporate clients and prestigious customers to unleash your creative flair into their world.

Thrive in a profession that values cutting-edge design in a commercial environment.

Possible career outcomes on completion of the Diploma of Interior Design and Decoration include: business owner/manager interior designer interiors consultant Qualified to help you reach your goals

Melbourne Polytechnic will teach you the core principles and techniques to start your career in interior design. Our qualified and experienced design teachers focus on your progress throughout the course, providing quality personal attention to ensure that you are industry ready. You will have the opportunity to attend invaluable site visits and learn from industry speakers.... [-]

Australia Melbourne
July 2019
Full-time
6 months
Campus
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Melbourne Polytechnic

Be job ready in six months - Graduates of the Diploma of International Business obtain a practical understanding of international business and marketing theory to apply t ... [+]

Be job ready in six months - Graduates of the Diploma of International Business obtain a practical understanding of international business and marketing theory to apply to a wide range of functions and tasks allowing students to move straight into employment after completion of the course.

Get a qualification industry prefers

Our industry insights and connections ensure students acquire current industry skills and training.

Graduates of this course will be sought after as entry-level managers by any firm that is internationally active and the institutions they collaborate with, including exporters, global consumers, manufacturers, financial service providers and travel and tourism operators.... [-]

Australia Melbourne
July 2019
Full-time
6 months
Campus
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Learn the fundamentals of marketing and be job-ready in six months with Melbourne Polytechnic’s Diploma of Marketing and Communication. Benefit from the course’s strong r ... [+]

Learn the fundamentals of marketing and be job-ready in six months with Melbourne Polytechnic’s Diploma of Marketing and Communication. Benefit from the course’s strong reputation in industry, gained through our emphasis on practical application of contemporary marketing theory.

Graduate with practical and theoretical skills

Graduate with solid theoretical knowledge and practical work experience, increasing your employability in a range of entry-level marketing roles.

Theory and practice is the key to success

The course provides an introduction to the fundamental concepts of marketing, including specialist marketing theory and how it applies in today’s commercial world.... [-]

Australia Melbourne
July 2019
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6 months
Campus
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Become one of tomorrow’s media makers at Melbourne Polytechnic. Enrol in the Diploma of Screen and Media and develop your production skills, creativity, resourcefulness a ... [+]

Become one of tomorrow’s media makers at Melbourne Polytechnic. Enrol in the Diploma of Screen and Media and develop your production skills, creativity, resourcefulness and resilience as an internet film producer.

Develop a folio and promote your personal brand in the digital workplace

As part of the Diploma of Screen and Media course, you will write webisodes and micro-blogs, keep active blogs, develop resources, scrapbooks and working tools, to help you define your working methods and brand. You will develop small business resilience and a creative versatility that will be an excellent resource for future freelance or entrepreneurial work.

In this practice led course you will be engaged in cycles of rapid development, production and publication of short media works. There is a strong emphasis on designing animation and digital effects, creating digital effects and shooting material for screen productions.... [-]

Australia Melbourne
July 2019
Full-time
1 year
Campus
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If your passion is producing your own music and sound designs, Melbourne Polytechnic’s Diploma of Sound Production will hone your skills to a professional, commercial-rel ... [+]

If your passion is producing your own music and sound designs, Melbourne Polytechnic’s Diploma of Sound Production will hone your skills to a professional, commercial-release standard.

Become an expert in sound production and produce your own music

In the Diploma of Sound Production course you will hone your skills as DJ, composer, sound designer and/or sound producer.

You may have already completed the Certificate IV in Sound Production – either full-time, part-time or via the fast track option.

Melbourne Polytechnic’s sound studios (at Fairfield and Prahran) are fully equipped to allow you to specialise in producing electronic music and sound for commercial release, live performance, theatre, film and television.... [-]

Australia Melbourne
July 2019
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1 year
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Melbourne Polytechnic
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