East Gippsland Institute of TAFE’s claim as one of the state’s top supplier for education was recently backed by winning the Victorian Training Provider of the Year Award in 2006. This achievement has only been possible through the commitment of the TAFE’s qualified staff, highly engaged in shaping flexible and client focused training. As a result the institute is able to react to changing needs and requirements of the local economy. The satisfaction rates of both students and employers are further indicators for the success of this principle.



The whole Gippsland region, which was named by the great polish explorer Paweł Edmund Strzelecki, has a population of about 240.000 people.

East Gippsland Institute of TAFE covers the eastern part of this area. Bordering on the mountains of the Great Dividing Range in its north and on the Tasman Sea in south-eastern Victoria, the region is famous among tourists. Destinations include the well-known Gippsland Lakes, with Lake Wellington, Lake Victoria and Lake King, which attract many visitors every year. The connected Lakes and the Tasman Sea are only separated through a narrow coastline which is home to some beautiful National Parks.

Economically, the area depends very much on forestry, dairy and sheep industry.



The TAFE consists of 15 locations situated in the following cities:

  • Bairnsdale
  • Lake Entrance
  • Sale

Along with modern facilities such as libraries and computer labs with high-speed internet accesses the institute incorporates the South East Australia Maritime Education Centre (SEAMEC) at Lake Entrance.

Furthermore, all the campuses are designed to create a productive, yet welcoming and relaxing atmosphere.



East Gippsland Institute educates almost 12.000 students every year.


Main Program Areas

Many of the courses offered by East Gippsland Institute include online components which allow the students to study off-campus. The courses exceed the number of 350 and are summarised within the following Main Program Areas:

  • Aeroskills
  • Agriculture
  • Aquaculture
  • Automotive
  • Building & Construction
  • Business Management
  • Computers & IT
  • Conservation & Land Management
  • Cookery, Engineering
  • Equine
  • Financial Services
  • Food & Beverage
  • Food Processing
  • Forestry
  • Furniture Design
  • Hairdressing
  • Health & Community Services
  • Horticulture
  • Hospitality & Tourism
  • Maritime
  • Occupational Health & Safety
  • Real Estate
  • Commerce
  • Nursing
  • Small Business
  • Sport & Recreation
  • Transport & Logistics
  • Visual Arts & Media

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 Victoria requires a minimum level of English language skills (equivalent of IELTS academic version min. of 5.5).


Student Activities

It comes as no surprise that the East Gippsland region is one of the premier tourist destinations in Australia. Natural wonders in abundance are waiting for discovery.
Especially those who love fishing and boating, will find paradise at the Gippsland Lakes. Furthermore, some breathtaking beaches – one of the famous being Ninety Mile Beach – invite to swim and relax.

For people, who prefer solid ground, the exploration of The Lakes National Park or the Great Dividing Range is recommended.

No matter what your interests are – the East Gippsland Region has something for you.



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 East Gippsland Institute of TAFE. Just email us to receive the application form and help with the usual administrative hurdles.