About the Trade Institute of Victoria (TIV)

We are passionate about educating and building bright futures for people who are working, or wish to work in the Building and Construction Industry either in Australia, or to take those skills back to their home country. All our courses for International students are recognised globally, meaning your skills and qualifications will be accepted around the world.

Our CRICOS courses are already up and running for 2023

International students will be attending the same course(s) as our current domestic students. Our campus locations are Dandenong, Tottenham (in Melbourne) and Bendigo (in Central Victoria).

Our Vision

To inspire a new generation of men and
women to build better communities.


Transforming lives through knowledge
and leadership.

Why students choose TIV

Established in 2007, TIV provides quality Building and Construction courses ranging from Certificate to Diploma levels. We offer a stimulating, friendly and personalised learning environment with modern and extensive facilities.

Training is delivered all around the Melbourne Metropolitan area, in Central Victoria’s principal rural city Bendigo, and by remote learning through a virtual classroom.

Our Courses

Our current CRICOS course packages on offer for International students are:

Certificate III in Carpentry and
Certificate IV in Building and Construction
(2 Years)

See full course details here:

CPC30220 – Certificate III in Carpentry

CPC40120 – Certificate IV in Building and Construction [Building Stream]

Support Document

Application process and how to apply:

Once we connect you with one of our preferred agents, they will require the following information from you in order to process your application:

  • Evidence of a Secondary School Grade equivalent to the Australian Year 12 Higher School Certificate;
  • An IELTS English language score at least 5.5;
  • Relevant financial information.

Once approved, if you are applying from outside Australia, a letter of offer and, a visa application will be sent to you.
Then you can plan for your move and lifestyle needs.

If you would like more information about studying Building and Construction with TIV, please choose one of our below preferred International Agents to speak with.

Please click here for the Agents’ Contact details

Check out TIV’s facilities and training campuses by clicking the video