Hume Multiversity

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Hume Multiversity aims to develop and promote partnerships between business, education and community by offering a range of programs and services which increase employability and assist local businesses and industries to grow.

Multiversity delivers programs under six pillars:

1. Collaboration and problem solving
2. Workforce development
3. Training Courses and Pathways
4. Internships and work experience
5. Community research
6. Entrepreneurship

Multiversity Programs

Hume Multiversity partners with leading training institutions and industry bodies to help residents develop the skills needed for the jobs of the future.


Hume Multiversity are currently offering scholarships to local residents through our participating Multiversity partners. Please see the Multiversity Scholarships page for further information.

Overseas Qualified Professionals Program

Hume City Council, in partnership with Melbourne Polytechnic are proud to offer Hume residents access to OQP Victoria.

What is OQP Victoria?

OQP Victoria is a unique employment-focused program which introduces overseas-qualified migrants to the Australian labour market and workplace culture. Participants will also have an opportunity to undertake a practical placement relevant to their profession.

As part of Hume Multiversity, Council will be sponsoring up to 25 residents up to $500.00* each to participate in a program to help get Overseas Qualified residents back into the employment areas they have trained in overseas.

OQP Victoria is a skill set comprising three select units from the AQF-accredited Certificate III in EAL (Employment / Professional):

  • VU 21488 - Participate in a Range of Straightforward Interactions for Employment
  • VU 21494 - Read and Write Complex Texts for Employment
  • VU 21490 - Organise and Participate in a Practical Placement

Topics covered include resume development, responses to key selection criteria, interview skills, oral and written interactions in the workplace (formal and informal), employer research skills, industrial relations and occupational health and safety.

The course runs for 10 weeks / 3 days (14 hrs) per week. Subsequent practical placement to be completed by or before December of the program year.

Melbourne Polytechnic supports participants in securing a work placement of 6 to 12 weeks duration in their industry.

Eligibility criteria for OQP Victoria and Hume City Council Sponsorship:

  • Full work and study rights (e.g. through Permanent Residency) in Australia
  • An overseas qualification
  • Professional level of English language skills
  • Current resident of Hume City Council

If you meet the above criteria and are interested in a Hume Sponsorship placement, please submit an expression of interest application form to check your eligibility and to find out more. 

*Please Note: Depending on level of Australian qualifications, some fees may apply to participants.

Overseas Qualified Professionals Expression of Interest Form

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Holmesglen New Business Assistance

New Business Assistance with NEIS 

Have you got a new business idea that you need help to get off the ground? The Australian Government’s New Business Assistance with NEIS could be your ticket to success. With small business management training, financial support and mentorship, this program is the perfect way to bring your ideas to life.

Explore Being My Own Boss Workshop

Now is a great time to plan and think through a business idea you wish to create. 10 days, online, this is a thorough way to explore your dreams! No obligation to commence a business after the workshop - but you will emerge well informed for future planning. 

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Kangan Institute

Kangan Institute – Free Tafe

The Victorian State Government is providing Free TAFE for priority Courses for students who are eligible for government-subsidised training. More than ever, the skills we need to build our state are learned at TAFE and Free TAFE courses will give more Victorians the chance to study. This initiative will reduce financial barriers for students wanting to train in courses that lead to jobs in-demand by Victorian employers. Free TAFE for priority Courses cover tuition fees for students who are eligible for government-subsidised training.


Skills and Jobs Centre

A one-stop-shop for anyone seeking to explore tertiary studies, training, job and career options. Trained staff can provide you with one-on-one ongoing support to guide you through the job search and training process.

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Melbourne Polytechnic

Melbourne Polytechnic Free TAFE

More Victorians will have the chance to study at TAFE, with Free TAFE thanks to funding from the Victorian Government.

More than ever, the skills we need to build our state are learned at TAFE. Free TAFE will reduce financial barriers for students wanting to train in courses that lead to jobs in demand by Victorian employers. 

We are currently working to transition our Free TAFE courses to remote learning as well as introducing new courses to support the Victorian Government’s Working for Victoria Program. 

AMEP Volunteer Tutor Scheme 

The Volunteer Tutor Scheme (VTS) is an important service within the AMEP (Adult Migrant English Program). Volunteers commit to 1-2 hours a week supporting a newly arrived refugee or migrant practise English and learn about life in Australia. VTS training is now available 100% online and is a great way to give back to the community and build your skills and confidence.


La Trobe University

La Trobe University Open Day – On Demand

Did you miss our Open Day events? No need to worry, you can watch our metro and regional sessions on demand.

  • Watch on demand sessions with on courses, careers, Aspire program, scholarships and returning to study
  • Take virtual tours of all of our campuses and facilities.


COVID-19 Industry Response Program. 

La Trobe University has developed a suite of courses and programs to help businesses and individuals recover from the impact of COVID-19.  


Victoria University

Hume Education and Community Program

On 1 July 2020 Victoria University (VU) and Hume City Council signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that aims to increase learning opportunities and the skills for employment of Hume residents.


The VU Block Model

At Victoria University (VU) we have we have revolutionised tertiary education in Australia with our multi award-winning VU Block Model.

Unlike the standard university model where you juggle multiple subjects at once over a semester, at VU, you get to focus on one subject at a time over a four-week ‘block’. 

Higher Education Short Courses

Enhance your expertise, skills and employability with VU’s range of future-focused higher education short courses.

In just six months (full time), you'll gain a qualification that could refocus – or reinvent – your career. Most classes are also conveniently delivered online.

Polytechnic Shorts Courses

Victoria University Polytechnic’s short courses are cost-effective and a quick way to sharpen skills and upgrade specialist knowledge with industry-relevant, targeted training.

Taught by industry professionals, our short courses will give you a head start in your career.

VU Guaranteed Program

Students at a number of schools in Hume are eligible for The VU Guaranteed Program! This program offers Year 11 and 12 students from partnership schools a guaranteed place at Victoria University (VU) or Victoria University Polytechnic (VU Polytechnic), prior to their final Year 12 exams. Please go to the VU Guaranteed page to see the list of eligible schools.


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Deakin University

There are more pathways to university than you might think. No matter your ATAR or education history, Deakin are here to support you on your journey into study. Use their pathways finder tool and discover the options leading you to your dream course.

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Take a step towards your future with GOTAFE

No matter where you've started or where you're going, choosing GOTAFE for your education journey means taking a step towards your future. Whether it's working with animals, upskilling on the tools, or finessing your style in hairdressing, GOTAFE has a course to suit every passion.

Browse courses on offer

Illuminate Education

illuminate:nextgen Challenge 

Illuminate Education Australia, in partnership with Hume City Council are excited to announce that our nationally renowned entrepreneurship and problem-solving education program is returning for 2022 – and will be hosted for students of Hume.

The challenge is designed for students in Years 9, 10 and 11 (but entries are open to all high school students) and through the generous support from Hume City Council and other partners there is no cost for your students to register for the program!

Please contact us by emailing to register your school's interest!

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Northern Industry Student Placement Program (NISPP) 

NISPP connects local businesses with tertiary students from leading higher education providers so that businesses benefit from their expertise and students gain valuable workplace experience. 

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Caravan Industry Victoria

Caravan Industry Victoria (CIV) was formed in 1952 to foster the growth of caravanning holidays in Victoria. The Association quickly became an integral body for like-minded entrepreneurs who were manufacturing caravans, recreational vehicles, RV accessories and technology in Victoria. Today, 90 per cent of all caravan manufacturing in Australia takes place in Victoria with most manufacturers based in the city of Hume.


Hume Education Guarantee Scheme (HEGS)

The Hume Education Guarantee Scheme (HEGS), a pilot project between Hume City Council and education partners Victoria University and Kangan Institute, will assist local Hume students access tertiary education opportunities by guaranteeing a place in a course with one of the two tertiary providers.

The Hume Education Guarantee Scheme will work with aspiring tertiary students that have not been offered a place through VTAC but have satisfactorily completed VCE. These students will be able to seek assistance from Victoria University and Kangan Institute who will work with them to secure a pathway into a course of interest, most likely to be entry at a diploma level.

The eligibility criteria for the scheme are:

  • To have recently completed Year 12 at a secondary school within Hume (less than 12 months from completion) and
  • Are a Hume resident

To discuss your pathway options with representatives from both Victoria University and Kangan Institute, please register by completing the HEGS Registration Form

Representatives from Victoria University and Kangan Institute will contact you within three business days of registration.

Victoria University Disclaimer
At Victoria University, we make every reasonable effort to ensure information displayed in marketing material is accurate and complete as at the time the materials are produced. Guaranteed entry into a VU diploma is dependent on the student successfully completing a VCE or VCAL qualification. In some cases, students may be required to complete additional requirements prior to being accepted certain courses. Students should seek their own advice to select the appropriate course that will meet the needs of their desired career.

Kangan Institute Disclaimer 

Guaranteed entry into a Kangan Institute diploma is dependent on the student successfully completing a VCE or VCAL qualification and meeting the minimum entry requirements of the course. In some cases, students may be required to complete additional requirements prior to being accepted certain courses. Students should seek their own advice to select the appropriate course that will meet the needs of their desired career. 


External Resources


The Victorian Government are offering free TAFE for priority courses to give more Victorians the chance to study at TAFE. This covers tuition fees for students who are eligible for government-subsidised training.

Visit Free TAFE to learn more.

The Victorian Skills Gateway

The Victorian Skills Gateway is managed by the Victorian Department of Education and Training.  The courses listed on the Victorian Skills Gateway website are either regulated qualifications under the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF), or short training programs comprising units of competency from regulated qualifications.  All training providers listed on the Victorian Skills Gateway are registered under the Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA) or the Victorian Registration and Qualifications Authority (VRQA).

Visit Victorian Skills Gateway to learn more.

Federation University and Federation TAFE

Federation University and TAFE aim to make a real difference to the lives of every student, and in the communities that they are proud to be part of. They are uniquely positioned as a dual-sector university to provide pathways from vocational education and skills training at Federation TAFE, through to higher education programs. Federation have a range of fully supported online courses, and their flexible study options mean you can study the way you like.

Visit the Federation Uni Future Students page to learn more. 


Coursera was founded by two Stanford University Professors and partners with more than 200 leading universities and companies to bring flexible, affordable, job-relevant online learning to individuals and organizations worldwide. They offer a range of learning opportunities—from hands-on projects and courses to job-ready certificates and degree programs. They offer limited free online courses.

Visit Coursera to learn more.


edX is a global non profit founded by Harvard and MIT. They are home to more than 20 million learners, the majority of top-ranked universities in the world and industry-leading companies. Their online courses aim to transform education through removing barriers of cost, location and access. They offer limited free online courses.

Visit edX to learn more.


FutureLearn is jointly owned by The Open University and SEEK Ltd. They have partnered with 175 international partners including non-university to provide fully online content. They offer limited free online courses.

Visit FutureLearn to learn more.

The Good Universities Guide

The Good Universities Guide is owned by Good Education Media and is an excellent resource for all things relating to Courses, Institutions, Scholarships, Events and Study Information.  They offer accessible data and analysis, which allows students and families to make informed decisions about education and career pathways.

Visit The Good Universities Guide to learn more.

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