Associate Degrees


Melbourne Polytechnic Associate Degrees are an excellent way to boost your career opportunities quickly and gain transferable skills. They also lead onto Bachelor Degrees if you are looking to continue your education.

Gain real world skills and be industry ready with a Melbourne Polytechnic Associate Degree

Melbourne Polytechnic offers a wide range of Associate Degrees, from Equine studies right through to Music Production. We have highly qualified and experienced academic staff who are passionate about your learning. Our programs, taught in modern facilities, focus on hands-on learning delivered by industry experienced practitioners to make sure you get a head start on your career goals.

We offer a range of study pathways into our Associate Degree programs. An Associate Degree is either full time for two years, or part time for four years and complies with the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) standards for the award at AQF Level 6. 

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Associate Degrees at Melbourne Polytechnic

Associate Degree of Accounting
Develop an exciting and vibrant accountancy career with Melbourne Polytechnic's Associate Degree of Accounting. Exit after two years full-time (or four years part-time) with a paraprofessional qualification, or continue your studies and complete the Bachelor of Accounting.

Associate Degree of Business
Introducing our new Bachelor of Business and Associate Degree of Business.

Associate Degree of Early Years Studies
Are you inspired to work with young children? Would you like to work as an educator (room leader) in a long day care setting or as a co-educator (assistant) in a kindergarten? If so, our Associate Degree of Early Years Studies is ideal for you.

Associate Degree of Engineering Technology (Civil)
Are you ready for a career in Construction Management, Structural Engineering or Transportation design and practice? Gain skills in planning, critical thinking, problem solving, inspection, collaboration, communication and project management, as well as specialist skills and knowledge in engineering.

Associate Degree of Hospitality Management
An Associate Degree in Hospitality Management at Melbourne Polytechnic combines hospitality and business management. In this course you will develop the knowledge and skills required for a range of hospitality contexts.

Associate Degree of Illustration
Melbourne Polytechnic's Associate Degree of Illustration is a two-year course that provides an embedded exit point within the Bachelor of Illustration.

Associate Degree of Information Technology
Learn a range of skills to work in a range of positions including a programmer, software engineer or a systems analyst. We have designed this program so that it focuses on giving you the right skills to get ahead.

Associate Degree of Music
Melbourne Polytechnic's Associate Degree of Music incorporates all first and second year subjects of the Bachelor of Music program. The course provides students with the flexibility to pursue their musical stylistic preferences, while developing a detailed knowledge and understanding of the broader music scene.

Associate Degree of Songwriting and Music Production
The Associate Degree of Songwriting and Music Production will see you well on the way to a Bachelor degree qualification as a music artist. The Associate Degree is for music artists, emerging songwriters, composers and music producers, who want to be taught as artists.

Associate Degree of Veterinary Nursing
Melbourne Polytechnic's exciting Associate Degree of Veterinary Nursing is the first para-professional veterinary nursing qualification of this level available in Australia. It is designed to produce highly skilled clinicians with exceptional levels of practical skill, knowledge and in-depth understanding gained through a stimulating exploration of the academic underpinnings of the field.

Associate Degree of Writing and Publishing
Melbourne Polytechnic's Associate Degree of Writing and Publishing is embedded within the Bachelor of Writing and Publishing. You will develop skills and knowledge in fiction and non-fiction writing, as well as editing and proofreading.

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