Proud of its multicultural orientation, Kangan Batman TAFE today is home to some 28.000 students, many of which from countries around the globe. Founded as early as 1925 the Institute received its current title as a result of the merger of John Batman and Kangan Institutes of TAFE in 1997. Excellence in such fields as aerospace-technology or the automotive-industry has always been an asset of the TAFE and remains one to this day.
The various campuses of this TAFE are generally located in northern to north-western part of Melbourne while some border on the Central Business District. 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. The Organ Pipes National Park and the extensive forests of the Great Dividing Range are some fine ideas, should the bustling city become too overbearing at some point.
While it rarely gets too hot during the summers, wintertime in Victoria can be rather cold, with ample rainfall.
No less than seven campuses form the Kangan Batman TAFE. These can be found in the following locations:
Broadmeadows is the largest and main-campus of the TAFE. 20 kilometres from the CBD it houses special facilities like the Aerospace Industry Training Centre and a fully operational training-restaurant for hospitality students. The Docklands campus, bordering on Melbourne’s CBD is home to the new Automotive Centre of Excellence, which trains students in such fields as car-body-making and panel beating. In general all campuses are equipped with modern technology, which aims to assist students in achieving their goals.
Every year more than 28.000 students enrol at Kangan Batman TAFE.
Main Program Areas
The multitude of courses at this TAFE is divided into the following Main Program Areas:
- Adult Community & Further Education
- Building & Construction
- Business Services
- Community Services & Health
- Cultural & Recreation
- Electro Technology & Communications
- General Manufacturing
- Metals & Engineering
- Public Administration & Safety
- Tourism & Hospitality
- Transport & Storage
- Wholesale, Retail & Personal Services
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 TAFEs in Victoria requires a minimum level of English language skills (equivalent of IELTS academic version min. of 5.5).
With its proximity to the Melbourne CBD the possibilities are sheer endless. Any number of shops, from major chain-stores to small specialty businesses can be found 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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