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Skills Street

  • Victoria University - Nicholson Street Campus 238 Nicholson Street Footscray, VIC, 3011 Australia (map)

Learn something new in 60 minutes or drop into a free workshop on Skills Street! VU’s Nicholson Street Campus comes alive with quick learning opportunities across the areas of trades, sport and fitness, health, robotics and AI.

Skills Street provides opportunities to exchange new skills in unique and unconventional ways.

Prices range from Free to $15

Bookable sessions

Technology for Tomorrow

Learn about virtual reality, 3D printing and robotics in this interactive workshop.

Meet NAO (a humanoid robot), put on a VU headset and experience the world of virtual reality, and watch a 3D printer transform an idea from the screen to something that you can touch.

Suitable for ages 16+

(45 minute session)

Please note the 12pm and 3pm sessions have been cancelled


Food and Mood

Unpack your lunch box and discover how different types of food influences your mood.

This workshop will unveil variations of school and work lunch boxes, leaving you with an understanding of how varying food items in your daily lunch diet will stimulate and energise your day differently.

You’ll even get to prepare your own lunch box to take home with you!

12:30pm - School lunch boxes perfect for parents and children
(45 minute session)

Please note the 2:30pm session has been cancelled


Big Bangaboom

A science show with a difference, where all rules are broken.

Skunk Control take over VU to create some big bangs.

12:30pm, 1:45pm, 3:00pm
(45 minute sessions)

Limited capacity, please book

Healthy Skin Care

Turn left-over produce and kitchen basics into take home face masks addressing your skin concerns.

This session will have you thinking twice about what you can do with things you would otherwise throw away.

(30 minute session)

Please note the 12:30 and 2:30pm sessions have been cancelled


Footscray Fitness Trail

Learn basic workouts while touring the streets of Footscray.

This exercise routine will help build your fitness and strength whilst finding out about Footscray landmarks and street art.

1:00pm, 2:00pm, 3:00pm
(45 minute sessions)


Drop-in free sessions

Augmented Reality Treasure Hunt

Find clues using your smartphone, and see what will come to life on your screen!

12:00pm – 4:00pm

Tech Taster Tent

See how VR and robotics are making a move in our world, and learn about the ways VU Polytechnic utilises innovative technology in the classroom.

12:00pm – 4:00pm


Language & Coffee Exchange Lounge

Take a seat and immerse yourself in the learnings of different language conversations over a choice of Ethiopian coffee, a Vietnamese cà phê sữa đá or an iced latte.

12:00pm – 4:00pm

Beats on Skills Street

Presented by Maribyrnong Youth Services and Melbourne Sound School, a showcase of DJ beats by young performers will be played at the Skills Street Hub. 

Have a go at spinning the record yourself from 12:00 – 1:00pm


Embrace People presented by Moondani Balluk

Meet Aboriginal people in the West of Melbourne who will be sharing knowledge on the history, heritage and protocols.

12:00pm – 4:00pm

Rebuild & Repair Workshop

Drop in and learn new skills in sanding, upholstery or carpentry for your day to day use.

12:00pm – 4:00pm

Skills Street is proudly presented by Victoria University Polytechnic

Victoria University Polytechnic prepares you for a world that is changing rapidly by providing the up-to-date, real-work and enterprise skills you need to achieve success.

As part of Skills Street, VU Polytechnic will activate a series of interactive learning experiences and workshops. To learn more about the Polytechnic’s courses and multi-award winning blended learning model visit,

Earlier Event: November 16
The Science of Living Well in Footscray
Later Event: November 17
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