Search jobs at VU/VU Polytechnic for current employment opportunities and information about working with us.

We have a range of career opportunities for professional staff, academic staff, TAFE teachers and industry trainers/instructors.

Our positions are generally located across our campuses in Melbourne's west and CBD. We offer full-time, part-time, contract, casual and sessional positions.

Job vacancies

In addition to teaching and research positions, we also recruit professional staff such as:

  • administrators
  • business managers
  • IT specialists
  • finance, accounting and human resources professionals
  • project officers
  • program managers
  • executive positions
  • other specialist roles, advertised as needed.

Our job vacancies are for Victoria University and Victoria University Polytechnic.

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Employment benefits - why choose to work at VU?

VU has a proud 100-year plus history. We achieved university status in 1991, but our preceding institutions date back to 1916. We're one of Australia’s few dual-sector universities, with over 40,000 enrolled higher education and vocational education and training students studying on our many campuses across Victoria, Sydney and Asia.

It's an exciting time to work at Victoria University.

As an employer, our focus for staff is on:

  • flexibility
  • health, fitness, safety and wellbeing
  • professional/career development
  • diversity and inclusion practices
  • extensive range of staff benefits.

Read about staff benefits

Group exercise classes - one of the many health and fitness options available at our on-campus aquatic & fitness centres.

Staff testimonials

"My favourite part about working at VU has been the opportunities I’ve been given to grow. I started in admin support for a small area and I’m now a team leader of a whole centre. I have a really great team and lots of opportunities for teamwork. When you work here you’re well supported to have a great work life balance and staff get some great benefits through our large network of partners. For me, the excitement of going to work every morning is still there even after 10 years!"

Edita, Administrative Team Leader

"I love how VU offers flexible working arrangements. I also do free personal training sessions with Masters students at the VUCER clinic. There are so many benefits to working at VU."

Caroline, Marketing & External Relations

"One of the main reasons I like working at VU is because of the people who I work alongside – a genuine group of people who care about their colleagues who also want to contribute to the success of VU and its staff and students."

Joanna, People & Culture

"I get a kick out of seeing the students get excited about learning and knowing we’re setting them up to get employment. I’m passionate about my industry and teaching. I come to work every day knowing that what I do improves the outcomes and opportunities for our students. My team are all engaged and passionate and we work collaboratively, which I really enjoy.

Another great part of working at Victoria University Polytechnic is our facilities - they are modern and aligned with industry standards, so we can simulate the current work environment. Working at the Polytechnic I’ve been challenged to move to blended delivery and work with emerging technologies, which I’ve enjoyed and I know my practice as a teacher is always ahead of the game."

Haydn, Teacher - VU Polytechnic

Diversity & inclusion at VU

We acknowledge that some people face particular barriers to employment, including people with disabilities, and trans and gender diverse people. Victoria University is dedicated to equal opportunity, social justice, cultural diversity and social inclusion in education and employment. 

We have a Pride & Ally Network to support LGBTQIA+ staff, as well as discrimination, harassment and bullying contact officers. We also have a Disability Employee Network and a Cultural Inclusion Network. 

More on diversity and inclusion at VU.

 Two people wearing VU pride shirts on a sunny oval. One person is holding a rainbow umbrella.

VU at Midsumma Pride March


For more information about any current employment opportunities on our jobs site (Jobs at VU) please contact the specified recruitment officer listed for the position you're interested in.

Current VU students

Current VU students can access our Careers service for career advice.