Melbourne Polytechnic, formerly NMIT, is a vocational education (TAFE) and higher education institute located in Melbourne, Australia predominantly in the northern suburbs but also in the south with a campus at Prahran. It has seven functioning campuses located at Preston, Collingwood, Epping, Fairfield, Heidelberg, Prahran, Greensborough, training sites at Broadmeadows, and country training facilities at Eden Park, Yan Yean and Ararat.
In October 2014, NMIT decided to reposition itself in the tertiary education market under the Melbourne Polytechnic brand, appointing Publicis Mojo to coordinate the change. The change was facilitated by a $19 million grant from the Victorian Government.
A wide selection of study options in vocational education are offered from short courses, pre-apprenticeships, apprenticeships and traineeships through to certificates, diplomas, advanced diplomas, and onto higher education, tertiary degrees under the Australian Qualifications Framework. In 2013, there were 511 Full Time Equivalent (FTE) teaching staff and 348.5 (FTE) support staff employed by Melbourne Polytechnic delivering over 500 courses. There were 50,203 total enrolments as at November 2014 including 6,284 off-shore students at overseas partner institutions.
Melbourne Polytechnic offers a different way to learn. We have been delivering vocational training since 1912 and they're one of the largest providers in Victoria.
We offer a wide range of innovative TAFE (VET) and Higher Education (Degrees) that prepare students for the workplace. With courses that focus on practical skills and hands-on experience, our students graduate with the knowledge they need to thrive in their careers.
Teachers from industry
Our teachers are passionate and established in their professions and they're here to guide students in theirs. We know that circumstances can create barriers to learning, so we offer our students personalised pathways, flexible study options and learning support.
Excellent training facilities
Our campuses boast some of the best training facilities in Australia. Many of our classrooms and workshops simulate real-work environments. In many courses, students have an opportunity to provide services to the public and industry while learning.
The Melbourne Polytechnic is a Public university located in Melbourne.
The Melbourne Polytechnic was founded in 1912 .
The current president of Melbourne Polytechnic is Frances Coppolillo.