Welcome from our DVC

RMIT has a proud history of Vocational Education (VE). Founded more than 130 years ago as a ‘Working Men’s College’, RMIT’s original motto ‘a skilled hand, a cultivated mind’ still resonates today, with the university growing into a leading global vocational and higher education institution. 

The College of VE incorporates the fields of business, design and technology, media, art and communication, social care, engineering technology, nursing, computer science, myotherapy, dental studies and flight training.

We provide high quality vocational programs to school leavers, existing workers and employers. Through a range of certificates, diplomas, sub-bachelor programs, advanced diplomas and associate degrees.

With robust ties to industry through effective engagement and deep collaboration, the College of VE provides rich discipline knowledge and a learning and teaching delivery model that aligns to future student and industry needs.

VE is a key component of RMIT’s success and a significant strategic and financial contributor to the university. RMIT is committed to growing its strength in VE as it embarks on delivering our new VE roadmap. ALiVE (Applied Learning in Vocational Education) communicates the vision for the future of VE at RMIT and within Victoria.

The College of VE is known as an area of the University that is unashamedly focused on high quality outcomes and impacts for our students, our communities and our stakeholders – through supporting and enabling our staff to deliver together against our promise of ‘a skilled hand, a cultivated mind’

Best wishes, 


Mish Eastman

Deputy Vice-Chancellor College of Vocational Education

Mish Eastman
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Acknowledgement of country

RMIT University acknowledges the people of the Woi wurrung and Boon wurrung language groups of the eastern Kulin Nation on whose unceded lands we conduct the business of the University. RMIT University respectfully acknowledges their Ancestors and Elders, past and present. RMIT also acknowledges the Traditional Custodians and their Ancestors of the lands and waters across Australia where we conduct our business. - Artwork created by Louisa Bloomer