Want to develop your skills with a Victoria University graduate course?

Our on-demand Postgraduate Information Series will give you insights into how we can help progress your career as well as grow your industry connections and skills. You will also hear from our experienced academics who will guide you through the variety of graduate courses available to you at Victoria University (VU).

This is a great opportunity for you to learn more about our amazing VU postgraduate courses and our talented teaching staff.

To watch the video, select the course(s) you would like to know more about from the table below.

 

Course/ Title   Panelist
Arts
Graduate programs in International Community Development Associate Professor Jeannie Rea
Dr Charles Mphande
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Develop insights on conflict resolution and social change

Become a leader in social change and sustainable development at a local to global level. Conduct community-based research on topics ranging from strengthening community organisations to identity and displacement and approaches to reducing social harms in local and global contexts.

Potential career prospects include becoming a project manager with international, government and local organisations such as Australian Red Cross and Save the Children. You could also step into international and regional consulting work in fields related to human rights, poverty reduction and planetary health.

With key insights into topics like globalisation, conflict resolution, and the impacts of contemporary politics and climate change on governance of international organisations, explore how crucial skills in these areas can be developed to assist your own community.

Responding to the coronavirus pandemic has changed the world and will have a profound impact upon international community development. Be part of making a new world.


Hear the benefits from experienced educators and professionals

With decades of experience in local to global advocacy, and on the ground community development and education, Associate Professor Jeannie Rea and Dr Charles Mphande, will take you through the benefits of the course.

Jeannie is Chair of Postgraduate International Community Development at VU, and Senior Project Manager for VU’s Place-based Planetary Health initiative. She has held governance and managements positions in national and global Civil Society Organisations (CSOs). Her particular focus is upon mobilising communities to organise for equitable and sustainable social change.

Jeannie Rea

Charles Mphande

Charles lectures in International Community development with interest in discourse in development and other settings. He has years of experience working with civil society organisations overseas in long-term development and social mobilisation, especially for girls’ education and health.

Graduate Certificate in Planetary Health Associate Professor Jeannie Rea View info

NEW COURSE FOR OUR TIMES ON PLANETARY HEALTH

The current convergence of the consequences of global record temperatures and the coronavirus pandemic has brought planetary health onto centre stage. Planetary health addresses the intersect between the health of the planet and the health of communities understanding that each profoundly effects the other.

Victoria University’s new course takes a place-based approach to finding local solutions, whilst sharing learning with communities around the world. Graduates will gain knowledge and skills in designing and applying innovative responses to problematise, address and resolve current and emerging issues in their workplace and communities to achieve transformational change.

This unique course is developed and will be taught by academics and researchers from across disciplines and fields reflecting the transdisciplinary nature of a place-based planetary health approach.


WHY A PLACE-BASED APPROACH TO PLANETARY HEALTH?

Associate Professor Jeannie Rea is Chair of the Graduate Certificate in Planetary Health and has extensive experience in research, development and teaching in trailblazing postgraduate programs drawing upon decades of academic and professional experience in local to global interventions organising in response to the joint challenges of environmental destruction and inequity amongst people and communities.

She is also currently Senior Project Manager for Victoria University’s Place-based Planetary Health initiative.

Jeannie Rea
Education
Master of Teaching (Primary Education) Dr Mark Vicars View info

More than 1300 new teachers are needed each year

The next four years will see 90,000 extra students enrolling into Victorian schools. To meet that growth the state needs in excess of 1300 teachers each year.

Develop the skills that will prepare you to teach in all areas of the primary school curriculum. Take up the challenge of engaging and teaching Australia’s next generation of children.


Meet the challenge

Associate Professor Dr Mark Vicars has over 24 years' experience in the field with:

  • extensive international, multi-sector experience of teaching and learning in Australia and Asia
  • generating international opportunities for collaborative partnerships focused on the teaching/research nexus
  • a philosophy of praxis that is underpinned by principles of social justice
  • researcher at VU’s Institute for Sustainable Industries & Liveable Cities.

Mark Vicars
Master of Teaching (Secondary Education) Dr Tony Watt View info

Make a difference

This course prepares graduates to be effective and innovative secondary school teachers, capable of making a difference in young people’s lives.

Develop skills that can enable you to engage with the different ways students learn so you can help the next generation of Australian citizens fulfill their potential.


Hear from an expert on young people and education

Associate Professor Anthony Watt is the Director, Learning & Teaching in the College of Arts & Education at Victoria University.

His research work is in the areas of the design and development of assessment instruments in sport psychology, student engagement in physical education, and childhood physical activity.

His teaching focuses on the key practices associated with the teaching of physical education at the primary and secondary school levels.

Tony Watt
Graduate Diploma of Early Childhood Education Sarah Jobson View info

Demand for quality teaching

Teaching our youngest members of society can be challenging job, and right now there’s huge demand for quality teachers.

This session will explore how Victoria University’s Graduate Diploma of Early Childhood Education can help you engage with your pupils to become a creative and responsive teacher.


Hear from an experienced teacher

Sarah Jobson is an early childhood consultant and experienced teacher and has a background in research around childcare workers and how they can develop their responsive caregiving and quality practice.

She has worked in Steiner, Montessori and Reggio inspired settings, including playgroups and has lectured at universities in Melbourne and China.

She’ll be talking through the graduate diploma and early childhood education practice and implementation.

Sarah Jobson
Engineering and IT
Master of Project Management Vinayaga Sarma View info

Learn advanced techniques

This session will interest current and potential project managers looking to develop their skills.

Victoria University’s Project Management course will equip you with advanced principles and techniques across various industries like construction, engineering, information technology and more.

Previous graduates have gone on to work for companies such as Transurban and Major Projects Victoria.


AIPM endorsed

Senior lecturer, Vinayaga Sarma, will discuss the advantage of studying this Australia Institute of Project Management (AIPM) endorsed graduate program.

Vinayaga Sarma

Mr Sarma is highly experienced and has excellent industry knowledge, including:

  • working on various infrastructure projects in the UK, West Africa and Australia
  • being a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Project Management (FAIPM) and a Certified Practising Project Director (CPPD).

Graduate programs in Information Technology Dr Khandakar Ahmed View info

Learn cutting edge technology with industry placements

Victoria University’s Information Technology team is leading the way in helping students learn about cutting edge technologies in:

  • cloud and cyber security
  • network systems
  • data analytics.

With hands-on practical work, strong industry associations and placement opportunities, learn how you can become involved.


Choose the IT program that best suits you

Australia requires an extra 17,000 professionals by 2026 in the IT, cyber security and tech industries. Learn which graduate course best suits you to become a part of this booming workforce.

Khandakar Ahmed

Dr Ahmed, has extensive industry engagement as a chief investigator in multiple research projects related to:

  • the Internet-of-Things
  • smart cities
  • cybersecurity
  • biomedical informatics and machine learning.

Health and biomedicine
Master of Public Health (Global Nutrition and Active Living) Dianne Stevens View info

Get ready to respond to a changing world

This course has been developed to prepare students to be ready to respond to health issues linked to globalisation, climate change and shifts in demographics.

Graduates may find work opportunities with the likes of the Australian government or international organisations like the United Nations (UN) and the World Health Organisation (WHO).


Develop your knowledge with an experienced specialist

You’ll develop specialist skills in areas of public health and active living that Dianne Stevens, Lecturer at the College of Health & Biomedicine, will explore in this session.

Dianne Stevens

With over 15 years of experience Dianne has:

  • worked with UNICEF and as an independent consultant in the areas of public health, nutrition, food security, and large-scale emergency response
  • assisted national governments in support of scaling up national public health and nutrition programs and at the policy and advocacy level
  • lived and worked in places as far afield as Liberia, Kenya, Zimbabwe and Sri Lanka, her experience covering large-scale emergency responses, disaster risk reduction and long-term development.

Law and justice
Graduate Diploma of Migration Law Professor Rodger Fernandez View info

Gain practical insights and knowledge

Victoria University is the leading provider of migration law education in Australia.

We have more than 25 years’ experience teaching migration law, an emphasis on practical learning, and strong connections with the Australian migration and government sectors.

Gain advanced knowledge in migration law with our practical and engaging Graduate Diploma in Migration Law.

VU is Australia’s leading migration law education provider, with the longest-running program nationwide. The Graduate Diploma in Migration Law is designed for prospective migration agents, legal practitioners, HR migration specialists and government workers to build on their knowledge and become registered migration agents.


Hear from our best

Professor Rodger Fernandez is the Chair of the Law Institute of Victoria, Advisory Committee to the Specialisation Board (Immigration Law).

Professor Fernandez currently serves as a barrister and solicitor in the Supreme Court of Victoria and High Court of Australia, and as a solicitor for the Supreme Court of NSW.

He is listed in the Financial Review's Australia’s Best Lawyers.

Rodger Fernandez
Sports and exercise science
Graduate programs in Sport and Exercise Science Dr Fabio Serpiello
Dr Alice Sweeting
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The value of postgraduate studies

Gain the high-level skills and knowledge to succeed in the global sport industry with our Graduate programs in Sport and Exercise Science.

This course prepares you to success in the growing sport industry. You can gain high-level professional and specialist skills in areas such as:

  • sports science
  • coaching
  • talent management
  • strength and conditioning
  • analytics.

You will graduate with a comprehensive education in the field of sport and exercise science, to meet the needs of industry and apply to different sporting disciplines.


Hear from our experts

Dr Fabio Serpiello, Senior Lecturer in Sports Physiology and Chair of the Master of Sport and Exercise Science and Dr Alice Sweeting, Research Fellow at our Institute for Health & Sport will be discussing the value and benefits of studying Sport and Exercise Science at VU.

Fabio has a bachelor and master degree in Sports and Exercise Science from the Universita’ degli Studi di Milano (Italy) and the Universidad Politecnica de Madrid (Spain).

Fabio Serpiello

Alice Sweeting

His other achievements include:

  • 2011 recipient of a Joao Havelange Research Scholarship, awarded by the Federation Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) and the International Centre for Sport Studies (CIES)
  • head of Academy Performance and Sport Science at Melbourne Victory FC.

Alice, completed her PhD in 2016, with Victoria University, Netball Australia and the Australian Institute of Sport. Alice’s PhD focused on the use of radio-frequency tracking and data mining techniques to profile the movement patterns of elite and junior-elite netball athletes.

Since November 2016, Alice has been a Research Fellow with Victoria University and co-appointed with the Western Bulldogs Football Club.

Graduate programs in Sport Business Integrity Professor Hans Westerbeek View info

A changing business

These courses prepare you for the pressures and complexity of contemporary sport management at a university that is ranked number 9 in the world for sport science education.

You’ll learn about subjects like upholding values of trust, fair play, transparency and integrity and delivering sports programs that are financially and operationally sustainable while having socially responsible outcomes.


Hans Westerbeek

Specialist knowledge

Throughout his career Dr Westerbeek’s knowledge has come from real-world experience and he has held such positions as:

  • director of the Institute for Health & Sport and Dean of the College of Sport and Exercise Science at VU
  • member of Track, VU’s human performance tracking business
  • positions with the Dutch Sports Council in the Netherlands, with fanbase marketing company SportsCloud International and with the Ingesport Group in Spain.

Master of Clinical Exercise Science & Rehabilitation Dr Matt Clarkson View info

Become accredited and knowledgeable

This graduate program will assist you in becoming an accredited exercise physiologist in this growing allied health profession.

You’ll learn how to prescribe exercise and physical activity for people with chronic conditions or complex care needs like musculoskeletal injuries or neurological conditions.

From working in hospitals to sports clinics, you could also run your own private practice using skills developed from Victoria University’s practical training.


Dr Matt Clarkson will give you a great overview of our Master of Clinical Exercise Science & Rehabilitation and talk about the strong and unique partnerships VU has with more than 350 local, national and global sport organisations.

He has investigated the applications of Blood Flow Restriction (BFR) during exercise and to combat muscle atrophy among patients with end stage renal disease who are undergoing dialysis. His former positions include Director and Senior Exercise Physiologist at Body Link Health Clinic.

Matt completed his PhD at Deakin University in 2019 and recently joined VU as Senior Lecturer.

Matt Clarkson
Victoria university business school
Graduate programs in Business Administration (MBA) Dr Ranjith Ihalanayake View Info

An MBA that suits you

Take your career in business to the next level with a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from Victoria University.

The MBA covers a broad range of business and management disciplines. Tailor your MBA by completing elective units in a particular business area of study.


Be the next leader

Dr Ranjith Ihalanayake is the Head of Postgraduate Courses and a Senior Lecturer in Economics and Finance in the Victoria University Business School.

He completed both his PhD (in Applied Economics) and MBus Degree at Victoria University. Upon completion of his PhD, Ranjith joined the School of Applied Economics at Victoria University.

Prior to joining VU, he worked as a Senior Lecturer at the University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Sri Lanka and in several other tertiary institutions both in Australia and Sri Lanka.

Ranjith Ihalanayake
Graduate programs in Business Analytics Dr Maria Prokofieva View info

Solve problems and create opportunities

Gain in-demand, practical skills for a rewarding career applying data to solve business problems, with a Master of Business Analytics from Victoria University.

In an era where information and data are central to business, our Master of Business Analytics teaches skills you can apply every day to solve business problems, create new opportunities and run the market.


Learn from our experts

Dr Maria Prokofieva is a senior lecturer at Victoria University Business School.

She has a Bachelor in IT and Graduate Certificate in Accounting and her PhD is in the area of Business Information Systems (Russia).

Maria Prokofieva

Her outstanding work has appeared in top-tier outlets of the field, such as:

  • journal of the association for information systems
  • journal of information systems
  • australasian journal of educational technology.

Graduate programs in Change, Innovation & Leadership Associate Professor Shahnaz Naughton View info

Recognised qualification in a growing market

Organisational change management (OCM) is a fast-growing profession, with the demand for qualified professionals increasing.

Many organisations have realized there is a lack of knowledge and understanding of the field, with most studies showing a 60-70% failure rate.

These courses can offer a recognised OCM qualification that will produce professionals with the necessary skills and thought leadership to fill this gap in this growing market.


Key insights with an experienced expert

With more than 30 years’ experience working across public and private sector, Associate Professor Shahnaz Naughton will take you through the key insights and the benefits of studying at Victoria University.

Shahnaz Naughton

She has worked as a principal consultant and change lead in the:

  • financial sector
  • UNDP (United Nations Development Programme)
  • Australian government
  • international and local governments.

Graduate programs in Enterprise Resource Planning Dr Scott Bingley View info

Hands-on experience and Industry connections

Listen to an experience academic talk about how this course can educate you in enterprise resource management planning (ERP) systems and SAP software.

These in-demand skills needed to implement and maintain ERP systems have led many of our graduates to careers in large organisations such as Accenture, Australia Post and IBM.


Investing in your development

Dr Scott Bingley, is an experienced researcher in the field of Information Systems at Victoria University and Director of SAP Next-Gen Lab.

Scott Bingley

Some of his experience includes:

  • published in the International Journal of Information Management (‘Q1’ ranked on SCIMAGO) and Journal of Electronic Commerce Research (‘Q1’ ranked on SCIMAGO)
  • postgraduate coordinator of the Masters of Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) Management and the Graduate Diploma of ERP.

Graduate programs in Finance Dr Syed Haider View info

Specialisation and management

Develop high-level financial management skills and advance your career in the private or public sector with our graduate programs in Finance from Victoria University.

This professional qualification will help you become a high performer in the financial-services field. It is an effective path towards a senior role in business, or in shaping public policy.

Our graduate programs in Finance prepare you for a financial specialisation with general business units such as Accounting for Management, Data Analysis for Business, and Business Economics.


Listen to our industry experts

Dr Syed Haider, started his career as a treasury officer at a multinational pharmaceutical firm and further expanded his experience as an accountant in a retail corporation.

He was actively involved in the teaching of accounting and finance in both graduate and post graduate courses at Pakistan Institute of Management, Melbourne Institute of Technology and Australian Catholic University.

Syed has served as Course Coordinator, Discipline Leader of the Financial Accounting Group, and Planning Manager of the College. He is presently serving as Head of Learning and Teaching and Head of Academic Planning.

Syed Haider
Graduate programs in Hospitality, Tourism & Events Dr Joanne Pyke
Dr Colin Drake
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An industry that bounces back

Even though these industries have been hit hard by bushfires and travel restrictions due to COVID-19 in 2020, it is anticipated that the industry will progressively bounce back along with new and different opportunities and trends.

Now is the perfect time to become a leader in the exciting world of Hospitality, Tourism and Events, with our respected postgraduate qualifications. Our degrees will prepare you for managerial, policy development, and planning roles within these exciting industries.

Victoria University's practical skills-based, work-integrated learning units will help you grow the skills and knowledge to develop, manage and market sustainable tourism products, experiences and businesses with insights from industry guest lectures, field trips, workshops and more.


Hear from those in the know

Watch Dr Joanne Pyke and Dr Colin Drake, discussing how undertaking programs with VU will equip you with the skills and knowledge to forge an exciting career.

Colin Drake

Joanne Pyke

With their years of experience in the industry, you’ll be in the know and ready to take that next step in your career:

  • in 2018, Joanne was appointed as Director, School for the Visitor Economy at VU, an initiative designed to reinvigorate tourism, hospitality and events training, education and research
  • she has since been employed in the Tourism and Events Research Group and was Discipline Group Leader for Tourism, Hospitality, Music and Events from 2016–18
  • colin is currently the Deputy Chair of Western Melbourne Tourism Inc. a regional destination management organisation representing tourism stakeholders in six local government areas to the West of Melbourne
  • he has held a range of management and marketing roles in the events, aviation, tourism and hospitality sectors in Australia, UK and New Zealand.

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