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Melbourne Polytechnic opens Skills and Jobs Centre at Northland

15 Dec 2015

Melbourne Polytechnic celebrated a major milestone in the rollout of its new student and community engagement model on Friday 11 December, with the opening of Melbourne Polytechnic Skills and Jobs Centre at Northland, our first retail premises.

Designed to provide a fully interactive experience that is facilitated by our friendly Education and Career Advisers, the centre is equipped with state-of-the-art technology to help patrons navigate through the information they need. Whether you need career counselling or want to find out where our courses are offered, our highly trained Education and Career Advisers can help.

Everyone is welcome to explore our modern, open facilities, and you can even enjoy a free barista-made coffee while you’re doing it.


With VCE results released this week and students considering their options for further study or work, it’s the perfect time for secondary students and their carers to visit Melbourne Polytechnic at Northland to discuss their goals and find out more about the pathways open to them.

While some will choose to pursue higher education, others will prefer vocational education, and with both offered by Melbourne Polytechnic, a chat with one of our multilingual Education and Career Advisers is highly recommended.


Melbourne Polytechnic at Northland has been made possible with the help of the Victorian Government, which has provided funding of $15.3 million to bolster TAFE training and deliver important, relevant skills development to drive growth in apprenticeships and traineeships in Melbourne’s north.

“I would encourage school leavers, and anyone looking to retrain, in the northern Melbourne area, to consider enrolling at Melbourne Polytechnic,” said Minister for Training and Skills Steve Herbert, who presided over the official opening of Melbourne Polytechnic at Northland on Friday.

"High quality vocational skills are often the best pathway to a highly paid job."

Melbourne Polytechnic will be launching more retail premises in the next few months, with the Plenty Valley facility to be opened this week. This will be followed by additional locations early in 2016, including Chapel Street in Prahran, and Westfield Doncaster.

For more information about Melbourne Polytechnic and the higher education and vocational education we provide, come and visit us at Northland Shopping Centre (E11 on the store map) or use our new career pathways tool on our website.


Media enquiries should be directed to Melbourne Polytechnic Communications Officer, Anita Coia, on 03 9269 1251 or ua.ud1556207743e.cin1556207743hcety1556207743lopen1556207743ruobl1556207743em@ai1556207743dem1556207743

Melbourne Polytechnic operates across six campuses and five specialist training centres throughout Melbourne. The institute delivers high quality vocational education in industry-standard facilities.