Are you a high school graduate looking for an interesting, exciting way to start a new career? Or maybe you’re already in a job, but tired of it and looking for a change? Either way, Box Hill TAFE could well be the right place to take your next course. Whether you’re looking for full-time, part-time, on-campus or off-campus courses, they’re all available. And remember, too, that with today’s modern lifestyles creating busier schedules than ever, online courses can be a great way to learn. They allow you maximum flexibility and freedom.
Box Hill’s programmes are designed to launch students into successful careers. In addition to outstanding teaching, students get access to industry experience, internships and professional careers that help them land great jobs after graduating.
What courses are available at Box Hill Institute of TAFE?
There is a huge variety of courses available at Box Hill Institute of TAFE. Whatever your career or area of interest, you’re bound to find a subject area to suit you – from arts and music, to animals and science, to education and languages, to engineering and manufacturing, to health and beauty, to hospitality and tourism. What’s more, courses are run at many different levels, including Box Hill TAFE short courses, certificates, traineeships, apprenticeships, advanced diplomas, associate degrees, bachelor degrees, graduate diplomas and master degrees. And you can take most of these courses online, enabling to keep your job while studying!
Whether you can see yourself working in animal welfare or you’re interested in becoming a vet, there are plenty of options for you at TAFE Box Hill. You’ll enjoy access to some truly amazing facilities, including a working veterinary clinic and professional pet-grooming service, an equestrian centre and a centre dedicated to biotechnology training, which is officially supported by the Victorian Government. In fact, Box Hill Institute of TAFE is also one of the only TAFEs in the whole of Australia where students can complete a degree in biotechnology.
Or maybe the arts or music is more your thing? You might be into fashion, dance, graphic design, interior design, visual arts, playing music, composing or production. You might be an amateur with an interest in dancing or a professional singer with a developing career. It doesn’t matter, there’s a course for you at Box Hill TAFE to help you take your passion for the arts to a new level. If you don’t want to bother with the hassle of attending classes, think about taking arts courses online. That way, you can study or practice whenever you want to!
If you’re a more practical person, you might want to take a look at the courses available through Box Hill TAFE’s construction, plumbing, automotive, transport, electrical, refrigeration, engineering or manufacturing areas. Ready to find out more about turning carpentry into a successful job prospect? You could enrol in Box Hill TAFE’s Certificate II in Furniture Making. Do you want to land yourself a plumbing apprenticeship? Boost your chances with a Certificate II in Plumbing (Preapprenticeship). Or, if you’re fully qualified and thinking about starting your own business, apply for a Certificate IV in Plumbing and Services Specialising in Operations. For engineers, there’s a wide range of choices for courses, from the Advanced Diploma of Engineering Technology to the Certificate IV in Surface Extraction Operations to the Certificate II in Engineering Studies.
The same goes for individuals in the hair, beauty and floristry industries – or for those looking to get a start. By doing a course with Box Hill, you set yourself up for a really great start – Box Hill Institute of TAFE has a major reputation in the industries already, because so many of its graduates have gone onto outstanding careers. Plus TAFE Box Hill has partnerships with leading beauty brands like Aveda, which means that students can get access to important industry networks – both national and international – leading the way to training, apprenticeships and, ultimately, sought-after jobs. Students can enrol in beauty, hair and floristry courses at any level – from Certificate I through to Certificate IV.
Are you passionate about health and community? Can you see yourself working in early childhood or perhaps with the elderly? Or maybe you’re ready for a career in health – dentistry or nursing or pharmacy? Or perhaps you want to turn our workplaces into safer places, reducing the risk of accidents and injuries? Whatever the case, there are pathways for you at the Box Hill Institute of TAFE. Find out what a career in health and community looks like without committing by taking one of the Box Hill TAFE short courses or seriously expand your career horizons with a Certificate IV in a specific field, like a Certificate IV in Work Health and Safety.
Five state-of-the-art campuses in five convenient locations
In Australia, Box Hill Institute of TAFE is spread across four state-of-the-art regular campuses and one community campus in Victoria. Three of these campuses are found in Box Hill, which is a suburb in Melbourne, 15 kilometres east of the CBD. It is well serviced by public transport, with its own train station and tram links. All three of the TAFE’s Box Hill campuses are located with a few minutes’ walk or a short tram ride from Box Hill Central. The fourth campus is found in the Melbourne CBD and the fifth in Lilydale, 40 kilometres east of the city. Like Box Hill, Lilydale is easily reached by train.
The biggest campus is Elgar, located at 465 Elgar Road, Box Hill, a ten-minute walk or 3-minute tram ride from Box Hill Central. Here, you can study a range of Box Hill TAFE short courses and longer courses, across a variety of subject areas – from hair and beauty to business.
Meanwhile, if you’re interested in studying Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) or electronics, then Nelson Campus is where you’ll find yourself. Its address is 853 Whitehorse Road, Box Hill, which is a 5-minute walk or 2-minute tram ride from Box Hill Central. Loads of interesting courses that are bound to land you some great Box Hill TAFE jobs are on offer, whether you’re hoping to specialise in website development, computer systems or networking, or you’re thinking about becoming an electrician (or upgrading your current qualifications).
Are you the arty type? You’ll find your fellow creatives at the incredible Whitehorse Campus, situated at 1000 Whitehorse Road, Box Hill – just five minutes’ walk from Box Hill Central. Whatever it is that inspires your imagination – from music to jewellery-making to writing – you’ll be able to study it. It’s also at the Whitehorse branch of TAFE Box Hill that students learn English as an Additional Language (EAL) or study towards their VCE.
If you’d like to study somewhere more central to Melbourne, then TAFE Box Hill’s City Campus, at 253 Flinders Lane, Melbourne, is ideal. There are stacks of Box Hill TAFE short courses available here, as it’s such a convenient location for people working in the city, as well as accredited courses. The excellent transport links make it really, really easy to get to and from class.
The fifth – and most recently opened – campus belonging to Box Hill Institute of TAFE is Lilydale Community Campus, found on the corner of John and Hutchinson Streets, Lilydale. It’s a short walk from Lilydale Station. More than 20 accredited, short courses can be taken, or, if you’re not ready to launch into a course, you can enrol in a pre-accredited pathway programme. The facilities here are fantastic – students get to enjoy huge workshops, video conferencing, cutting-edge technology and a relaxing, spacious student lounge.
International partnerships and courses
In addition to its five Australian campuses, TAFE Box Hill also provides opportunities for international students to gain Box Hill accredited qualifications – without having to leave their home countries. TAFE Box Hill has achieved this through the development of powerful partnerships with more than 20 outstanding partners. There are 11 of these in China, 3 in Vietnam and 1 in each of Dubai, Kuwait, Malaysia, the Pacific Islands, Saudi Arabia and Singapore. Right now, more than 3,000 students are studying through these partners.
Student housing at Box Hill Institute of TAFE
TAFE Box Hill assists students who are in need of housing in a few ways. They can apply for home stay, which means leaving with local families. Students are provided with their own bedroom, including linen, a place to study, and access to shared facilities, including a bathroom and kitchen. This options costs $250 a week (full-board) or $190 a week (part-board). Another option is to stay in a student hostel. These offer both short-term and long-term accommodation in shared or private rooms. Find out more about housing in Box Hill and Melbourne by visiting the Box Hill TAFE student web.
Living in Box Hill and Melbourne – things to do and part-time jobs
Whether students choose to live in Box Hill itself or in some other part of Melbourne, they enjoy access to one of Australia’s vibrant areas. Of all the cities in the nation, Melbourne is one of the friendliest and most cosmopolitan. It’s home to a buzzing, diverse culture, filled with live music, theatre, dance, literary events, festivals and great restaurants. And, most importantly for students, the city is indisputably Australia’s coffee capital! An excellent transport system, combining trains, trams and buses, makes it easy to get around.
The city’s focus on the arts and hospitality means that there’s no shortage of opportunities for interesting part-time jobs, which students take on while studying. Students can work in bars, restaurants or hotels; find employment behind-the-scenes in theatres or music venues, helping out with fun tasks like lighting and staging; or get into the retail industry – Melbourne’s prides itself on its busy shopping scene and numerous quirky, independent boutiques.
About the history of Box Hill Institute of TAFE
TAFE Box Hill started life as Box Hill Technical School for Girls and Women. During its first year of opening – 1924 – there were just 226 students. Back in those days, subject availability was rather limited, and tended to be shaped by common (albeit ill-founded!) views of what women needed to learn to become successful wives and mothers: cooking, textiles and general housewifery. But that wasn’t the whole story. There were also some courses in bookkeeping and secretarial work for women who wanted to work. 19 years later, the institution opened a second branch – Box Hill Boys – with 470 students enrolling in pursuit of a technical education. Popular subjects included technical drawing, carpentry and metal work.
In the 1960s, Box Hill Technical School started to expand its horizons beyond secondary education, with the introduction of post-school certificates in subjects such as electronics, business, engineering and clothing studies.
But it wasn’t until the 1970s that Box Hill Technical School officially became Box Hill TAFE. This change was part of a national rebranding of technical colleges, which saw not only their name, but also their scope, change. In case you’re wondering, TAFE stands for Technical and Further Education.
These days, more than 40,000 students take advantage of the interesting variety of courses on offer at Box Hill Institute of TAFE – both in Australia and overseas. During the past decade, TAFE Box Hill has won numerous prestigious awards. In 2013 alone, the institution won International Training Provider of the Year, Industry Excellence Award – VET Sector eLearning for the Teacher Dashboards and eLearning Team of the Year.
Would you like to know more?
Do you have any questions about Box Hill Institute of TAFE? Do you need some career advice? Are you wondering which course will best get you into the job you’re dreaming about? Why not give Box Hill TAFE a call? Or visit the Box Hill TAFE student web?
To get in touch with TAFE Box Hill, local students should call 1300 BOX HILL (269 445), while international students can phone +61 3 9286 9425. The Box Hill Institute of TAFE postal address is Box Hill Institute, Private Bag 2014, Box Hill, VIC 3128, Australia.