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Melbourne Polytechnic TAFE VIC

Melbourne Polytechnic is one of the largest and most successful providers of Vocational Education and Training (VET) and higher education in Australia, delivering excellence for more than 100 years.

The institute’s long history reflects the rise of vocational education in Victoria over the course of the 20th century and well into the new millennium. Throughout the last decade, Melbourne Polytechnic has adopted pathways and progressive programs, presenting students with a career-focused holistic learning experience.

Melbourne Polytechnic gives you the best of both worlds — the theoretical learning of a university with the hands-on approach of vocational learning. This rigorous and rich environment allows you to pinpoint your exact career right up to degree level in most cases. With a polytechnic, particularly at Melbourne Polytechnic, you are getting a wide range of courses at different levels of accreditation.

Offering degrees, diplomas and certificates, Melbourne Polytechnic was also the first vocational training institution to offer contemporary education in Victoria, providing direct pathways to degree level, with industry and professional career-focused programs in the arts, social and related behavioural sciences, engineering, education and natural sciences, and technology, engaging students through applied learning and theory.

Your learning and career partner

Melbourne Polytechnic will work with you through a diverse range of innovative, hands-on practical skills and modern theoretical learning as your learning and career partner.

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

We want you to be your best and excel in what you do.

Our beginning

For over a century, Melbourne Polytechnic has delivered practical and professional education to the northern suburbs of Melbourne, from trade beginnings as Collingwood Tech, through to NMIT and onto Melbourne Polytechnic.

Throughout the last decade as NMIT, we have adopted pathways and programs that are progressive in today’s education market, offering students a career-focused holistic learning experience.

Melbourne Polytechnic - what's in a name?

In October 2014, NMIT changed its name to Melbourne Polytechnic. This change of name was part of a wider, strategic process to transform the institute to a more contemporary provider of high-quality education and student experiences.

Melbourne Polytechnic has grown beyond the scope of a traditional TAFE to a training model that blends hands-on learning and traditional theory with greater options in, and a variety of pathways to, higher education.

'Polytechnic' fits much better with what the institute offers today and has greater recognition internationally — particularly across Europe and Asia. Additionally, our name reflects the broadening of the institute's operations to markets outside northern metropolitan Melbourne.

International Students

Melbourne Polytechnic welcomes international students! Courses available to international students are nationally accredited under the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) in accordance with the Education for Services for Overseas Students (ESOS) legislative framework, and registered with the Commonwealth Register of Institutions and Courses for Overseas Students (CRICOS). All courses are recognised internationally.


With a big presence in Melbourne’s expanding northern corridor, campuses can be found in Preston, Epping, Heidelberg, Fairfield and Collingwood. We’re in the south too, with a campus on High Street, Prahran , just off the Prahran/South Yarra hub of Chapel Street.

Skills and Job Centres - learning and career hubs

Designed to provide a fully interactive experience facilitated by our friendly Education and Career Advisors (ECAs), each Melbourne Polytechnic learning and careers centre is equipped with state-of-the-art technology (and, importantly, a barista-operated coffee machine) to help you navigate through the information you need.

If you would like career counselling or help finding where our courses are offered, our highly trained ECAs are there to help.

We have new hubs open at Northland, Westfield Plenty Valley, South Yarra and Doncaster. Find our trading hours through the links and come and visit soon! And with a new learning and career hub opening in Prahran any day, we have you surrounded with Melbourne Polytechnic!

Contact us

Web: www.melbournepolytechnic.edu.au

General enquiries: (03) 9269 1200

Course enquiries: (03) 9269 8400

Speak directly with an ECA for a personal, particular plan for your learning pathway.

Email: courses@melbournepolytechnic.edu.au 

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Collingwood 20 Otter Street COLLINGWOOD VIC 3066
Preston 77-91 St Georges Road PRESTON VIC 3072
Fairfield Yarra Bend Road FAIRFIELD VIC 3078
Epping Cnr Cooper Street & Dalton Road EPPING VIC 3076
Heidelberg Cnr Bell Street & Waterdale Road HEIDELBERG WEST VIC 3081
Northern AMEP Centre Cnr Belfast & Blair Streets BROADMEADOWS VIC 3047
Prahran 144 High Street PRAHRAN VIC 3181
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