Bendigo TAFE

Bendigo Regional Institute of TAFE (BRIT) currently offers training and education to students in an area of Central and Northern Victoria that covers more than 25.000 square kilometres. A region this vast and a scattered student population demand the use of the latest in information and teaching technology. Bendigo Regional Institute of TAFE provides just this for its more than 14.000 clients, as well as a focus on the specific present and future requirement of the local economy.

Set in the Central and Northern parts of Victoria, the area around the towns of Bendigo and Castlemaine is still known as “The Goldfields”. Though the big gold rushes are long over, the region has its share of historic reminders of that fascinating era. Echuca enjoys its reputation as one of Victoria’s premier tourist destinations.
The summers can be warm and occasionally hot while the wintertime brings cold weather and, in the higher regions, even snowfalls.

A total of seven campuses form the Bendigo Regional Institute of TAFE. These are located in the following towns:

  • Bendigo (City Campus)
  • Bendigo (Charleston Road)
  • Castlemaine
  • Echuca
  • Kerang
  • Kyneton
  • Maryborough

Despite being housed in some historic buildings, the facilities at the Bendigo TAFE campuses are very much up-to-date. Comprehensively equipped libraries paired with modern technologies such as computer labs ensure a first rate learning atmosphere. Specialised courses are offered throughout the campuses with subjects like food hygiene, professional writing or even beekeeping merely being examples. Extensive garden areas make for some excellent recreation.

Around 25.000 students choose the services of Bendigo Regional Institute of TAFE every year.

Main Program Areas
No less than 300 full-, part-time and short courses are offered by this TAFE. The Main Program Areas are:

  • Agriculture
  • Art & Design
  • Automotive
  • Building & Construction
  • Business & Management
  • Child Studies
  • Cleaning Operations
  • Clothing & Fashion
  • Community Services & Health
  • Conservation & Land Management
  • Design & Drafting
  • Electrical
  • Electronics
  • Engineering
  • English Language
  • Food Hygiene & Food Processing
  • Hair & Beauty
  • Horse Racing Industry
  • Horticulture
  • Hospitality & Cookery
  • Industry Licensing
  • Information Technology
  • Literacy & Numeracy
  • Manufacturing
  • Mining
  • Music
  • Nursing
  • Occupational Health & Safety
  • Police Entrance Exam Preparation
  • Real Estate
  • Sciences
  • Sport, Recreation & Fitness
  • Training & Assessment
  • Transport, Storage & Warehousing
  • VCE & Preparatory Courses
  • Winemaking & Viticulture
  • Writing & Editing

Entry Requirements
These may vary from course to course. In general, it is necessary to provide a school education that is the equivalent to the Australian years 10-12 with passes in English. Furthermore, enrolment at TAFE in Victoria requires a minimum level of English language skills (equivalent of IELTS academic version min. of 5.5).

Student Activities
Students might find the exploration of the former goldfields quite fascinating, with many mines converted into museums.
In winter skiing conditions can be excellent while during summer, house boating and canoeing on the Murray River are favourite pastimes.

Sounds like your place to be? The friendly people at AA education will be more than happy to provide information and assist you on your way to Bendigo Regional Institute of TAFE. Just email us to receive the application form and help with the usual administrative hurdles.