Melbourne Polytechnic

Established: 
1912
Location: 
Melbourne
CRICOS code: 
00724G
Student Population: 
70,000

Melbourne Polytechnic boasts some of the best training facilities in Australia, designed to simulate real workplaces and provide services direct to the public or industry. There are a diverse range of courses on offer at all 6 campuses offering innovative, hands-on practical skills and modern theoretical learning.

With a history dating back more than 100 years, Melbourne Polytechnic is a quality assured government accredited institution and a vibrant and dynamic destination for international students.

There are currently more than 700 international students from 70 countries chose to make Melbourne Polytechnic their study destination of choice.

We will give you the knowledge and skills to leap into an evolving and challenging marketplace. Melbourne Polytechnic offers the perfect combination of higher education and vocational learning, delivered by passionate teachers with real-world experience and expertise.

We offer industry and professional career-focused programmes in the arts, social and related behavioural sciences, engineering, education, and natural sciences and technology, engaging you through applied learning and theory.

At Melbourne Polytechnic, you will be welcomed to a learning environment where class sizes are purposely small enough for you to gain the attention required from lecturers and teachers to gain the skills and knowledge required to excel in your chosen field. We’re ready to help you reach your true potential.

This institution is represented by Study Options in the UK
  • Study hospitality. Photo credit: Melbourne Polytechnic

    Study hospitality. Photo credit: Melbourne Polytechnic

  • Gym facilities at Melbourne Polytechnic. Photo credit: Melbourne Polytechnic

    Gym facilities at Melbourne Polytechnic. Photo credit: Melbourne Polytechnic

  • Students studying cookery in the kitchen faciliites.  Photo credit: Melbourne Polytechnic

    Students studying cookery in the kitchen faciliites. Photo credit: Melbourne Polytechnic

  • Study viticulture at Melbourne Polytechnic. Photo credit: Melbourne Polytechnic

    Study viticulture at Melbourne Polytechnic. Photo credit: Melbourne Polytechnic

  • Study locksmithing at Melbourne Polytechnic. Photo credit: Melbourne Polytechnic

    Study locksmithing at Melbourne Polytechnic. Photo credit: Melbourne Polytechnic

Our reputation

Melbourne Polytechnic is consistently recognised for excellence in international education by the Victorian Government. In 2014, Melbourne Polytechnic won the prestigious Premiers Award for Excellence in International Education and was a finalist in 2015.

Degree programmes

It’s possible to commence study at a certificate level and continue right through to a degree at Melbourne Polytechnic. Our degrees will develop your creativity, critical thinking and interpersonal skills and give you the confidence on graduating to participate in whatever you choose to do next; whether it is further study or joining the workforce. We offer degree courses in:

  • Accounting
  • Business
  • Education (early years)
  • Equine studies
  • Hospitality management
  • Engineering technology (civil)
  • Illustration
  • Information technology
  • Music
  • Music industry
  • Writing and publishing

Vocational programmes

We also offer certificates and diplomas ranging in length from six months to two years. These are designed to give you hands on practical skills that will align with industry practice and get you the career you want.

Spanning a wide range of areas, our teachers are all qualified professionals who have years of industry experience and are experts in their fields. Our modern facilities and focused programmes are designed to make you excel in your chosen career. Some study areas popular with our UK students include:

  • Accounting
  • Building and construction
  • Children’s services
  • Horse breeding (stud management)
  • Horticulture
  • Hospitality and events
  • Locksmithing
  • Professional writing
  • Travel and tourism

Campus life

Melbourne Polytechnic has nine sites including campuses and training centres. Each one has specialised equipment and technology in place to accommodate the specific courses running there. We offer student accommodation at Yarra House in Fairfield and have an active student engagement programme run through our Student Life and Media programme.

We are proud of an industry standard manufacturing and building centre at Heidelberg and state of the art editing and recording studios at our Fairfield campus, as well as our extensive libraries, student services, conference facilities and retail outlets.

Student Testimonials

  • Studied Bachelor of Equine Studies

    Heather turned her love of horses into a career through Melbourne Polytechnic’s Bachelor of Equine Studies. A Melbourne Polytechnic study grant of...

  • Studied locksmithing

    After a career in a different industry for ten years, Daniel decided it was time to try a different path – locksmithing.

    “I’d already had a...

  • Lorraine Duran studied an associate degree in Early Years Studies. Photo credit: Lorraine Duran
    Studied Early Years Studies

    I'm from the Philippines and decided to take up studying Early Years to further my career in childcare and teaching. I chose Melbourne Polytechnic...

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