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Industry and Business Partnerships

Partner with Melbourne Polytechnic

Melbourne Polytechnic is committed to working together with industry, business, and community stakeholders to pursue innovative and sustainable education, training products and initiatives.

Melbourne Polytechnic is leading the way in supporting local and international industry partners to achieve their goals and adapt to challenges.

Guided by our Strategic Plan 2019-2023, we are working with partners to develop the capabilities of students and industry to not only keep pace, but thrive in a rapidly changing world.

Together with key partners, we aim to innovate training practices and streamline solutions in the workforce.

Advertise

We offer a range of low-cost opportunities to have your brand recognized within the vast student community. Gain exposure through advertising in student publications, discounting your supplies or services, and featuring at major student events.

Innovate

Melbourne Polytechnic staff and students can work with you to help solve your business challenges with research and innovation projects. Become a partner in workforce development to collaborate and co-design bespoke training solutions.

Impact the Curriculum

Bring your industry insight directly to course development. Your relevant knowledge ensures graduates can meaningfully contribute to your workforce with future-focused skills and current information.

Host Work Placements

Link up with a community of future professionals with the hosting of student placements. Guide others and benefit from new perspectives in the workplace.

Sponsor Awards and Scholarships

Gain exposure for your business as a dependable local source, with co-branded community projects and sponsorship of student scholarships and awards.

Donate

Donate goods for use in our course delivery. Raise awareness of your brand and value proposition on the ground level of an active student community.

Access Facilities

Tap into our vibrant precincts as a valued partner. Our student, community and industry-centred settings include advanced facilities, together with opportune spaces for corporate conferences and events.

Provide Opportunities

Become a partner in the design of our programs responding to key challenges facing our local community through our Tech Schools (Banyule-Nillumbik and Whittlesea).

In response to local industry data, direction from the State Government, workforce analysis, skills gaps and needs, and economic forecasting, Melbourne Polytechnic is dedicated to supporting initiatives in key industry areas.

  • health and human services
  • food and fibre
  • construction
  • advanced manufacturing
  • logistics

Given more than 25% of Melbourne's population growth is targeted for the north, we can expect significant job growth in these sectors.

Melbourne Polytechnic is bringing together students, teachers, industry, and community to collaborate with these five priority industries.

We strive to support these industries through:

  • key partnerships
  • the creation of inclusive precincts at our major sites
  • targeted workforce development

Melbourne Polytechnic is a leading and highly recognised training provider with a diverse course portfolio. We are fully committed to future-focused and applied learning, so we can help you reach your organisational outcomes with lasting and dependable practices.

When you partner with Melbourne Polytechnic, we work with you to identify your workforce goals, engage your staff in bespoke training and increase the overall productivity of your workplace.

We focus on:

  • identifying the gaps between existing and desired skills
  • assessing your organisation's readiness for change
  • analysing the current demands and attitudes of your workforce
  • analysing the specific knowledge, skills and attitudes needed to achieve your goals

Applying this data, we will work with you to create a sustainable training and workforce development solution tailored to your organisation.

Melbourne Polytechnic understands the need for adaptability in training delivery. Choose from a range of flexible training options:

  • Train on your site
  • Train on our sites – across any seven campus locations and two training centres
  • Online learning
  • Train with a ‘blended’ approach for both on-site and online learning

Evaluating your outcomes

All throughout and upon completion of your training program, we work with you to measure and evaluate the outcomes of your investment, including:

  • safety and compliance
  • organizational productivity
  • skills acquisition and application
  • staff engagement

Our evaluation may recommend further opportunities for collaboration, such as partnering on an applied research project.

Partner with us on an applied research project – our collaborations can clear the way for successful and sustainable future industry.

Melbourne Polytechnic’s expertise, facilities, national and international partnerships can assist the progress of your organisation. As a leading training provider, Melbourne Polytechnic has a proven track record of winning collaborations with government, industry, other training providers and community partners.

Melbourne Polytechnic’s specialist centres open the door for modern research and development. Our campuses boast some of the best training and development facilities in all of Australia, with many of our classrooms and workshops simulating real-life work environments.

Our specialist centres:

If your organisation is interested in partnering with Melbourne Polytechnic on a project in research and innovation, contact us here.

Get involved with us.

Melbourne Polytechnic’s team of industry specialists can work with you to discuss your current and future workforce development.

If you have identified challenges in your workplace, we can assist with applied research projects that to deliver expedient solutions, custom-built to your business.

Contact us at IndustryPartnerships@melbournepolytechnic.edu.au to discuss future collaboration opportunities with Melbourne Polytechnic in any of these areas.

Our partnerships with industry

Our partnerships with local industry and organisations set the ball rolling on exciting and innovative projects.

Melbourne Polytechnic’s excellent performance in teaching and learning is far-reaching, with the successful delivery of offshore VET programs since 1995. We are committed to developing our training all over the world with the help of new international partnerships.

Melbourne Polytechnic maintains a sophisticated international footprint, partnering with governments, colleges, organisations and other training institutes.

Abroad, we get to deliver technical and workplace training, from English language competency, to welding for students in such countries as South Korea, Indonesia and Mongolia.

We also deliver high-profile projects, training parliamentary support staff in Myanmar, and implementing VET development programs with the federal education department in Pakistan.

In 2016, together with Minjiang University in China, we established Fuzhou Melbourne Polytechnic. With its first intake of students having recently graduated in 2020, this branch currently trains around 2000 students. Our foundations here are expected to grow and flourish in the coming years.

Our commitment to international partnerships:

  • Deliver training at all levels and to all manner of students throughout the region and beyond.
  • Deploy innovation and development to a variety of partners and institutions.
  • Support pathways for students abroad to continue their education in Australia.

Melbourne Polytechnic would like to establish long-term and mutually beneficial partnerships internationally that are aligned to our Strategic Plan 2019-2023. We assist our international partners with workforce development through a variety of accessible learning solutions, from face-to-face teaching to highly effective online and blended models of training.

In this changing world, Melbourne Polytechnic is working to establish and maintain links with training institutions both within and beyond the Australasian region.

If you are interested in partnering with Melbourne Polytechnic, please contact us at international@melbournepolytechnic.edu.au

Our International Office is based on our main campus in Victoria, at 77 St George Rd, Preston.

Case Study: Floridia Cheese

Blue cords all plugged into the back end of a computer

Floridia Cheese has developed a secure milk payment system thanks to a Melbourne Polytechnic student project.

It was facilitated through the North and West Melbourne Data Analytics Hub and the Northern Industry Student Placement Program

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Case Study: Health Innovation and Education Hub

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Melbourne Polytechnic and Health Care Insurance are working together to develop a Health Innovation and Education Hub (HIEH). 

The project brings together innovators and thought leaders from education, healthcare, industry and technology to solve some of the most pressing problems and needs of the healthcare sector.

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Case study: Food and Kitchen Incubator

Image of Cookery preparation and kitchen study area at Epping Campus

The Melbourne's North Kitchen & Food Incubator is a program for start-ups looking to realise their dreams of joining Melbourne’s food scene.

It is a partnership between Melbourne Innovation Centre, Melbourne Polytechnic and Melbourne’s North Food Group.

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Case Study: Engaging with Chinese Tourists

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Melbourne Polytechnic collaborated between industry and TAFE and training systems to enhance the communication of local businesses and Chinese tourists

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Case Study: Virtual Mushroom Picker

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Costa partnered with Melbourne Polytechnic, Liminal VR and Food and Fibre Gippsland to improve the process to improve the training and on-boarding process for new staff in the industry. 

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