Master a building trade at Melbourne Polytechnic’s Heidelberg campus, one of Victoria's leading training centres for building trades. Our large campus hangar buildings feature state-of-the-art equipment and large-scale simulation environments.
Only 30 minutes north-east of the CBD, you can learn electrical, plumbing, engineering, bricklaying and carpentry and joinery.
At our Heidelberg campus, we have custom-built environments for each trade we teach. Electrical students learn in a training facility that includes a real-world testing environment. Plumbing apprentices practice their trade using the largest training sandpit in the Southern Hemisphere, simulated house stations and an advanced gas training laboratory. Our 'barn', used for building industry training, has an 8 metre roof and 1450 square metre floor space and can be used to construct full scale relocatable homes.
Our Heidelberg campus is home to Melbourne Polytechnic’s Technical Education Centre (TEC), which provides vocational training and education to 15–20 year-olds who have not completed secondary school. The TEC offers courses in the Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning (VCAL) in trade skills including bricklaying, cabinet making, carpentry, painting, plumbing and shopfitting.
Students studying building trades will typically spend one day per week at our Heidelberg campus and the rest of their time working for an employer. When you’re on campus you can make the most of our indoor and outdoor areas designed for study, including our comfortable library.
During the warmer months, you can catch up with friends in the green park between training centres, or eat lunch on the garden tables and benches. You can also access our basketball court and lawn area. On rainy days you can head indoors to our recreation hall, which has its own coffee shop, a ping pong table and plenty of areas to relax.
We’re in leafy-green Heidelberg with its vibrant shopping strip, including supermarkets and cafes. If you’d like to head off campus in your breaks, you have plenty of options for entertainment, including the nearby Yarra River and lush parklands.