Since the 1920s, Box Hill Institute of TAFE has, under varying names, provided education and vocational training to the eastern suburbs of Melbourne. Today it is one of the premier suppliers for secondary and tertiary education in the area servicing some 35.000 student each year.

Through its accredited extended campus, Box Hill College Kuwait in Abu Halifa, Kuwait, the TAFE can also offer some international study experiences to its clients. The Institute has won numerous awards throughout its history, most recently it has been announced Victoria's No. 1 TAFE Institute in 2004 and 2005.



The TAFE is situated in the suburb of Box Hill in the eastern part of Melbourne. This location makes all the comforts of the metropolitan area easily accessible. The bustling nightlife of the city, with spots like St. Kilda, affordable cuisine in Chinatown, spectacular museums and excellent shopping can be reached using the public transport system.

On the other hand there are always quite get-aways, should the busyness of the city become to tiring. The Dandenong Ranges National Park is only a few kilometres away, as is Kingslake National Park.
While it rarely gets too hot during the summers, wintertime in Victoria can be rather chilly, with ample rainfall.



Box Hill Institute of TAFE offers three campuses in the suburb that gives the Institute its name. These are:

  • Elgar
  • Nelson
  • Whitehorse

In addition to that, the TAFE features an accredited extended campus overseas

Box Hill College Kuwait in Abu Halifa, Kuwait

Of these Elgar Campus functions as the administrative centre of the Institute. Situated in the buildings of the former Box Hill Gasworks, a number of modern facilities are offered to the students. Aside from general equipment such as computer laboratories, libraries and conference rooms, the campus houses the Centre for Hospitality and Tourism as well as the Centre for Building and Furniture Studies just to name a few. A fully operational restaurant, run by students, is also available.

Though smaller, the other two locations offer comparable amenities and special facilities, such as the Centre for Electrical and Refrigeration Trades on Nelson Campus.



More than 35.000 students enrol at Box Hill Institute each year, many of which from countries all over the world.


Main Program Areas

Box Hill Institute offers an ever-expanding variety of courses to choose from. Currently more than 400 courses are on offer, with the Main Program Area being:

  • Automotive, Transport & Engineering
  • Biotechnology & Animal Sciences
  • Business Programs
  • Electrical & Refrigeration Trades
  • Hair, Beauty & Floristry
  • Health & Community Services
  • Hospitality & Tourism Studies
  • Information & Communications Technology
  • Management & Small Business
  • Media, Design & Arts
  • Nursing
  • Performing Arts
  • Stage management, Lighting & Sound

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

With its proximity to the Melbourne CBD the possibilities are sheer endless. Numerous shopping venues, from major chains to small specialty business wait in the city and surroundings. The music-scene is very much alive and anyone will be hard pressed to find an evening without some live-tunes nearby. (Not only) on the weekend an abundance of nightclubs demand the dancing shoes. Acclaimed museums and galleries throughout the city cater for the cultural appetite. St. Kilda lures with some real “city-beach-life” and numerous shops, cafes and great restaurants.

Away from the bright city lights the Melbourne area has some great landscapes for the nature lover and a large number of National Parks can be accessed within close range.



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Why study at Box Hill Institute
Box Hill Institute is one of Australia's premier, multipurpose TAFE institutes that prides itself on its ability to deliver a broad range of vocational education and training services.

Box Hill Institute offers over 400 full-time and part-time courses covering a wide range of subject disciplines and delivery methods, as well as around 300 short courses. All courses provide students with a variety of pathways to employment, promotion and further tertiary study.

The Institute has five main campuses located within easy reach of Melbourne's central business district. Box Hill Institute boasts a proud record of innovation in teaching and has outstanding facilities. The Institute's commitment to provide the best facilities is underpinned by the $19.5m Elgar Development.