Study at VU

Health & Biomedicine courses

Do you want a rewarding career in the health sector? We offer a variety of courses from areas including aged care, beauty and personal services, nursing and paramedicine. We offer a range of study so you can study at TAFE, degree or postgraduate level.

Careers

Our graduates find employment opportunities in roles such as:

  • aged care worker
  • beauty therapist
  • massage therapist
  • midwife
  • nurse
  • osteopath
  • paramedic
  • psychologist
  • social worker.

Colleges

Short courses 9 courses

Duration: 16 weeks
This course is for people working in the community and health industry who focus on alcohol and drug support.
Duration: 16 weeks

Complete this course and gain recognition of your experience providing alcohol and other drug (AOD) support in the community and health industry.

Duration: 3 hours
This Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) course is designed to teach the knowledge and skills necessary to maintain breathing and circulation in an adult, child or infant following cardiac arrest.
Duration: 13 weeks
Foundations at VU is a fully funded 13 week course providing you an alternative pathway, if you didn't meet direct entry requirements, to reach your goal of studying a higher education undergraduate or diploma course.

Gain a clear understanding of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) and learn how to work with a NDIS participants.

Duration: 9 hours
Get an insight into the make-up industry. In our step by step class exercises, you will learn how to effectively apply make-up to enhance natural beauty.
Duration: 54 hours

Extend your dermal clinical knowledge and develop advanced micropigmentation (cosmetic tattooing) skills with this short course for industry professionals.

Duration: 9 hours
Expand your career as a make-up artist with this course in photographic make-up. Learn the techniques of the trade so you can venture into the world of make-up.
Duration: 18 hours
Learn practical first aid skills and knowledge such as CPR, bandaging and splinting, and applying the principles of first aid safety. The course contains a blend of online and face to face learning.

TAFE certificates & diplomas 16 courses

Duration: 1 year
Gain knowledge and experience in providing support to older people with complex needs, and working with groups of older people.
Duration: 2 years
You'll learn about effective communication strategies, anatomy and physiology and workplace health and safety, when you study the Certificate III in Allied Health Assistance.
Duration: 9 months
Upgrade your skills to become a beauty therapist and work in the beauty industry or continue study at a higher level.
Duration: 1 year
Advance your beauty therapy skills and prepare for management positions in salons and spas with the Diploma of Beauty Therapy.
Duration: 1 year

Are you passionate about working in the health industry? Do you have a keen interest in clinical coding?

Duration: 1 year
Develop the skills to provide support and training to people with disabilities in community-based and residential settings.
Duration: 0.5 years
Develop the skills necessary for supporting the daily operations of a health practice, with a Certificate III in Health Administration at Victoria University Polytechnic.

Develop the skills and knowledge to work confidently in the health and wellbeing sector as a Health Coach, providing healthy eating, exercise and lifestyle management to individuals, groups or in the workplace.

Duration: 0.5 years
Develop a career caring for patients in hospitals with a Certificate III in Health Services Assistance at Victoria University Polytechnic.

Develop practical skills in cleaning services and basic food safety and learn how to provide support in the health services industry.

Duration: 0.5 years
Gain the foundational skills and knowledge to work in the aged, disability, home and community care industry.

Develop the skills for a rewarding career in the fast-growing health industry, working with people experiencing mental health issues.

Duration: 1 year

Learn the physical assessment and treatment skills needed for the preventative, corrective and rehabilitation phases of musculoskeletal care.

Duration: 2 years

Gain the foundational skills and knowledge to work as an enrolled nurse in the dynamic healthcare industry.

Duration: 1 year
Gain clinical skills and theoretical knowledge to treat and transport patients with a Diploma of Paramedical Science.
Duration: 1 year
Learn the practical skills of remedial massage as well as the theoretical knowledge required to assess your clients' soft tissue dysfunction.

Bachelor degrees (undergraduate) 17 courses

Duration: 3 years
Be part of a growing demand for graduates with training in the field of exercise and biomedical sciences. Learn how the structure and function of the body influences and is impacted by exercise.
Duration: 3 years

This degree provides you with an in-depth knowledge of how the human body functions, focusing on physiology, anatomy and cell biology, preparing you for an exciting future in the
health sector. You can utilise this course to embark on an exciting career in medical research or for entry into postgraduate health courses, including medicine.

Duration: 3 years

Our Bachelor of Biomedicine (HBBM) has a particular focus on nutrition and exercise interventions in medicine and will prepare you will for postgraduate study.

Duration: 4 years
Enter a new and exciting industry with this Bachelor of Dermal Sciences course. Graduates of this course provide competent, efficient and compassionate clinical care in the dermal profession.
Duration: 3 years
The Bachelor of Health Sciences is designed to provide you with the flexibility and foundations required to make an informed decision about a career pathway in the health sciences field.
Duration: 3 years

Prepare for an important and rewarding career in public health, community nutrition, food science or food service with a Bachelor of Human Nutrition from VU.

Duration: 4 years
Prepare for a career supporting life and bringing new life into the world. Our double degree in midwifery and nursing gives you the knowledge and skills for two distinct, in-demand professions.
Duration: 3 years
Ensure you are a work-ready graduate by completing this course which meets requirements for registering as a Division 1 nurse with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia.
Duration: 3 years
This pre-service training degree prepares you for a career in paramedics. Clinical placements are included as part of this course. You will be progressively introduced to the responsibilities and experiences of the ambulance paramedic.
Duration: 3 years
This psychology course will help you develop an understanding of human behaviour, motivation, relationships, communication and cognitive processes.
Duration: 1 year
Study at an advanced level, complete a research thesis and gain a higher qualification. Further develop your capacity for informed, conceptual thinking and research skills.
Duration: 4 years
Get the flexibility to combine study in psychology with a business specialisation. Combining studies in psychology and business will enable students to gain expertise in understanding the behaviour of individuals in group and organisational settings.
Duration: 4 years
Get a better understanding of human behaviour, motivation, relationships and communication.
Duration: 1 year

With an emphasis on project work, this course provides study at a fourth-year level which builds on the knowledge and skills developed at degree level.

Duration: 1 year

Further your science degree by developing your knowledge of the science of food with a Bachelor of Science (Honours) (Nutrition and Food Sciences).

Duration: 3 years
Build a career in osteopathy with this specialised course. To become a registered osteopath (nationally registered under the Osteopaths Board of Australia (OBA)) you need to complete the double degree program.
Duration: 4 years
Create a career that improves the quality of life and develops the potential of individuals, groups and communities. Social workers are involved with people at individual, family, and community levels to bring about change.

Postgraduate 7 courses

Duration: 2 years
Become a professional clinical psychologist working with children, adolescents and adults when you study the Master of Applied Psychology (Clinical Psychology).
Duration: 2 years

Pursue a career as a community psychologist. Become a part of a vibrant learning environment where your psychology skills and knowledge will be directed towards applied community psychology.

Duration: 2 years

The Graduate Diploma of Counselling will extend your expertise in counselling theory and practice.

Duration: 2 years
Further your knowledge in counselling theory and practice through VU’s Master of Counselling.
Duration: 1.5 years

Become a skilled healthcare professional, eligible to practise and register as an osteopath, with a Master of Health Science from VU.

Duration: 1 year

Prepare for your final internship to become a practising psychologist, with a Master of Professional Psychology at VU.

Duration: 2 years

Equip yourself to tackle complex global health issues with a Master of Public Health (Global Nutrition and Active Living) at Victoria University.

Postgraduate research 6 courses

Postgraduate Research

Research postgraduate

Our Office for Research provides support to our current and future researchers, such as:

  • identify a research topic
  • find a supervisor
  • apply for research supervision or grants.
Duration: 2 years

Gain a solid foundation in research methods before undertaking a thesis related to health or sport with the Master of Applied Research.

Duration: 2 years
Reach your goal in the field of nursing. If you have demonstrated an ability to conduct extensive study and research in a focused area of nursing, then this course will get you to where you want to be in your career.
Duration: 4 years

Undertake your PhD in a world-leading research centre. Victoria University's Institute for Health and Sport (IHES) provides expert supervision in a wide range of disciplines.

Duration: 4 years

Receive intensive research training before beginning an innovative thesis in the broad areas of health and sport with our integrated PhD program.

Duration: 1.5 years

Complete a Master of Research in 18 months, in the areas of industry, community or urban development. This degree is tailored to graduates with a related bachelor degree, or an honours degree in a different discipline.

Duration: 2 years
Enhance your range of knowledge in various research fields across health, biomedicine, engineering and science and to enable a focusing of practical skills into a specific research area.
The best thing about my course is the work placements. I’ve completed a placement at Austin Hospital in mental health within paediatrics and the experience was fantastic. My goal is to work as an intensive care nurse in the neonatal unit.
Jessica Bonello

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