Take your career to the next level with a VU postgraduate course.

Watch our on-demand Postgraduate Information Series and gain insights into how to progress your career and growing your industry connections.

Hear from talented and experienced academics who will guide you through the many benefits of VU’s postgraduate courses.

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


Course/Title   Panelist  
Graduate programs in Digital Media Dr Natasha Dwyer View info

Innovate the digital landscape

Be at the forefront of this rapidly moving, global industry with VU’s range of graduate programs in Digital Media.

Join us to learn how you can advance your career as a digital media professional or implement innovative digital transformations in your current industry. Our courses offer the very latest industry practices and processes and equip you with an impressive portfolio of UX and human-centred design research methodologies.

Meet the expert

Dr Natasha Dwyer is a Senior Lecturer in Digital Media, a user experience (UX) design professional and researcher exploring the dynamics of digital trust.

Natasha is an expert in the use of social and learning analytics to inform design. As a registered scrum master, Natasha adapts lean methodologies for use in the curriculum.

For 10 years, alongside her position at VU, she worked as an interactive designer for the Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI).

Dr Natasha Dwyer
Graduate programs in International Community Development Associate Professor Jeannie Rea View info

Develop insights on conflict resolution and social change

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.

Become a leader in social change and sustainable development - from 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 international contexts.

With key insights into globalisation, conflict resolution, and the impacts of contemporary politics and climate change on governance of international organisations, you will develop crucial skills to assist your own community.

Potential career opportunities 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.

Hear the benefits from our Course Director

Associate Professor Jeannie Rea is the Chair of Postgraduate International Community Development at Victoria University. She has over 30 years of experience in public advocacy and action, environmental science, and social change.

She has held governance and management 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
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).

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.

Maria Prokofieva
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.

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.

Scott Bingley
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 Marketing Dr Joanna Krezel View info

Drive your marketing career to the next level

Discover how VU’s postgraduate Marketing programs are responding to the digital revolution and a changing marketing environment.

Our Marketing courses prepare you with the applied principles, techniques and frameworks necessary to analyse marketplace strategies and develop effective marketing plans to fulfil an organisation’s objectives.

Develop skills in marketing research, marketing communication, consumer behaviour, and global marketing management.

Applicants without an undergraduate qualification may be admitted to the Graduate Certificate based on approved work experience. Upon completion of the Graduate Certificate, graduates will be eligible for admission to the Graduate Diploma or Masters with credit granted for completed units.

Meet the expert

Joanna Krezel is a doctoral student and lecturer at VU Business School, with expertise in consumer behaviour. Her doctoral study examines the effects of social influence on student choice of higher education institution.

She holds a Master of Business Administration and a Master of Business (Marketing) degree.

Dr Joanna Krezel
Master of Accounting Dr Chitra de Silva View info

Gain in-demand industry experience and expertise

Join us to discover VU’s Master of Accounting – designed for professionals, with immediately applied outcomes. The program was developed to give students a high level of professional skills and industry engagement opportunities through our partnerships with leading organisations.

ICT skills are essential for a career in accounting in the current digital era. Throughout our program, students will learn how to use different Accounting software applications, data analytics, and gain a number of other technological skills to upskill themselves to move into a better position in their career or reskill to become an Accounting professional.

About the expert

Dr Chitra de Silva is a senior lecturer in Accounting at VU Business School and the chair of Accounting programs at VU.

Chitra is a member of Charted Accountants Australia and New- Zealand, Certified Management Accountants Australia and Institute of Public Accountants Australia.

Chitra is an experienced and an award-winning researcher in Accounting, environmental, social and Governance research. In recognition of her contribution to VU research, she received the Vice-Chancellor’s citation for best mid-career researcher in 2020.

Dr Chitra de Silva
Graduate Certificate in Digital Learning and Teaching Dr Natasha Dwyer View info

Gain in-demand digital design and development skills

Discover this future-focused course, designed to enable you to create effective online learning activities and content. You'll learn the production processes of digital instruction design and development, graduating ready to work in this ever-expanding field.

With a focus on contextual learning, this course draws on Victoria University’s award-winning Connected Learning area to offer real-world, exemplary learning-design methods.

You'll work on industry and community projects, and develop an interview-ready portfolio by the end of the course.

Meet the expert

Dr Natasha Dwyer is a Senior Lecturer in Digital Media, a user experience (UX) design professional and researcher exploring the dynamics of digital trust.

Natasha is an expert in the use of social and learning analytics to inform design. As a registered scrum master, Natasha adapts lean methodologies for use in the curriculum.

For 10 years, alongside her position at VU, she worked as an interactive designer for the Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI).

Dr Natasha Dwyer
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
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) Professor Anthony 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.

Anthony Watt
Engineering & IT
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.

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.

Khandakar Ahmed
Master of Engineering Dr Horace King View info

Next generation careers

Discover the course that will open doors to engineers of the future in Telecommunications, Power and Civil Engineering to companies such as Telstra, AusNet and John Holland. VU’s Master of Engineering prepares you for work in these fast-growing industries, with a strong emphasis on practical problem-solving and international trends.

You’ll acquire targeted skills through a combination of coursework, design exercises and research. You’ll have the chance to develop and implement innovative telecommunication or power-distribution solutions, with real-world applications.

Our College of Engineering and Science has world-class facilities, including high-tech engineering labs and a very strong research community.

Meet the expert

Dr Horace King is a senior lecturer in the electrical engineering discipline, teaching and coordinating Telecommunication units at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels. He is also an active research member of Telecommunications, Electronics, Photonics and Sensors (TEPS) research centre.

Dr King specialises in Telecommunication technologies specifically in wireless communication of CDMA, LTE, Microwave and Satellite communication systems.

Dr Horace King
Graduate programs in Project Management Dr Amir Ghapanchi View info

Learn advanced techniques to improve career prospects

This session will interest current and potential project managers looking to develop their skills in a field that is projected to have substantial growth.

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

AIPM endorsed

Dr Amir Ghapanchi is the Course Chair for the Master of Project Management. Amir has extensive academic and industry experience, including project management, business analysis, information systems adoption, technology/innovation diffusion, and planning and decision making. In this video, Amir will discuss the advantage of studying an Australia Institute of Project Management (AIPM) endorsed graduate program.

Dr Amir Ghapanchi
Graduate programs in Building Surveying Professor Zora Vrcelj View info

Expand your knowledge for an in-demand industry

The Graduate Diploma in Building Surveying provides you with an essential understanding of building regulations, construction compliance, and inspection processes.

In Australia, there is currently a nationwide shortage of building surveyors which has created significant opportunities for those wishing to enter the industry. By graduating as a qualified building surveyor you will be well placed to find employment as a key professional in the private or public sector.

Head of Built Environment Professor Zora Vrcelj

Professor Vrcelj joined Victoria University in 2012 and has extensive experience in the built environment, engineering, and construction sector.

Hear from Professor Vrcelj in this information session where she demonstrates how the Graduate programs in Building Surveying can help you develop the necessary skills and connections to excel in the building industry.

Zora Vrcelj
Health & biomedicine
Graduate programs in Global Public Health Dianne Stevens View info

Get ready to respond to a changing world

Graduate with specialist skills to develop responses to complex 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, Course Leader for the Master of Global Public health, will explore in this session.

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.

Dianne has assisted national governments in support of scaling up national public health and nutrition programs, and at the policy and advocacy level. She has lived and worked in Liberia, Kenya, Zimbabwe, and Sri Lanka; her experience covered large-scale emergency responses, disaster risk reduction and long-term development.

Dianne Stevens
Master of Speech Pathology Associate Professor Deb James View info

A rewarding career

Graduates of the Master of Speech Pathology will play an essential role in our society by helping individuals communicate effectively and support carers, educators, families and communities.

Develop your practical skills in Victoria University’s health science simulation labs and gain experience in realistic clinical scenarios. Work-based placements provide an opportunity for students to advance their skills and knowledge and gain the confidence to enter the workplace as a practicing speech pathologist.

Why Speech pathology is important today

Associate Professor Deb James is the Course Chair and Head of Speech Pathology. A certified practicing speech pathologist, she has extensive experience working with children who have talking difficulties and communicating effectively with others. Deb has a thorough understanding of how this impacts a child’s social skills and adversely affects their learning and development.

In this information session, Professor James outlines how there is an increasing demand for speech pathologists in Australia, and how Victoria University’s extensive industry connections can facilitate opportunities for students.

Deb James
Law & 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 & exercise science
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.

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.

Hans Westerbeek
Graduate programs in Sport and Exercise Science Dr Fabio Serpiello
Dr Alice Sweeting
View info

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).

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.

Fabio Serpiello
Alice Sweeting
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

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