Open Days

Melbourne Polytechnic will have a stand at the Whittlesea show. Get your plans sorted for 2017, come down and see us – we’ve got some great courses for you in agriculture, conservation & land management, horticulture, equine studies, animal studies and much more. From agribusiness, viticulture and sustainability, we offer you modern facilities with teachers who go the extra mile.

Your career choices are important. We have so many courses and pathways available – from building and construction, hairdressing, apprenticeship programs, health and community, hospitality and tourism we offer flexible training to suit your needs.

Drop in to our stand where you can chat with one of our Teachers or Education and Career Advisors.

Date: Saturday 5 and Sunday 6 November 2016

Time: 9:00am – 5:00pm

Where: Whittlesea Showgrounds
Showgrounds Rd
Whittlesea VIC 3757

If you’re interested in Horticulture and landscaping, enjoy the outdoors and are keen to pick up a few new techniques – we’d love to see you at our Open Day.

Have a go at laying down paving and instant turf. Are you ready to assemble a dry stone wall? Join us on a scenic guided tour of Heritage-listed trees and learn how to grow a plant from a cutting. We have lots of information to get you started, from pest management, pruning techniques, floristry information, course information and much more.

Grab a bite to eat and watch our tree climbing and rope throwing demonstrations, or join one of our Arboriculture seminars. We have a range of demonstrations, seminars, activities and tours on the day, so check out the list to see what takes your interest.

Date: Saturday, 12 November 2016

Time: 10:00am – 3:00pm

Where: Melbourne Polytechnic – Fairfield Campus

Yarra Bend Road, Fairfield, 3078


10.30am – Is your elm tree at risk? Talk to the expert on Elm Leaf Beetle control

11am, 1pm – Guided walk and talk on heritage-listed trees on campus

12pm – Tree-climbing, rope-throwing and knot-tying

2pm – Learn how to select trees for the urban environmen


11am, 12.30pm, 1.30pm – Use your artistic flair to assemble a garden posy


1pm – Have a go at assembling a dry stone wall

10.30am, 11.30am, 1.30pm – Landscape Experience in Building W. Have a go at laying paving


11am, 2pm – Guided tour of the retail nursery and glasshouses

12pm – Learn how to care for your indoor plants

1pm – Learn how to produce plants using seeds, cuttings and layering.

Parks and Gardens

11am, 1.30pm – Guided tour of the retail nursery and glasshouses

11.30am – Attracting birds to your garden using local indigineous plants

12.30pm – Fruit tree and rose pruning technique


10.30am, 2pm – Try your hand at laying instant Turf. Golf putting green next to Chapel

11.30am, 1.30pm – Guided tour of tissue culture and hydroponics facilities

12.30pm – Learn how to select the right kind of grass species for the urban environment.