Box Hill Institute is a secondary and tertiary education institute based in the eastern suburbs of Melbourne in Victoria, Australia, with additional campuses overseas. Box Hill Institute is one of Australia’s premier, multipurpose TAFE institutes and prides itself on its ability to deliver a broad range of vocational education and training services from senior secondary through to postgraduate qualifications. Now delivering Bachelor and Associate Degree level courses in Applied Music, Applied Business in Music Industry, Biotechnology and Innovation, Commerce, Computer Systems (Networking), Hospitality Management, Fashion, and Sustainable Built Environments, the Institute offers more than 500 courses, including many that are delivered internationally and within industry.
Box Hill Institute is the descendant of two Box Hill area technical schools.
"Box Hill Technical School for Girls and Women" was opened on 4 September 1924, having welcomed sixty-five junior pupils some six months before. The girls’ primary studied domestic subjects like housewifery, cookery, millinery and dressmaking. Some girls also took courses like accounting and secretarial work.
On 2 February 1943 the "Box Hill Technical School for Boys" was established because many boys in the eastern suburbs were being turned away from Swinburne Technical School. They studied subjects like sheet metal work, technical drawing and carpentry.
Throughout the 1960s and 1970s both technical schools added post-secondary options like certificates in business studies and engineering. The Girl's Technical School started the first business certificate course in 1967.
The Girls' Technical School was renamed "Whitehorse Technical School" in 1971. Around this time the Boy's Technical School separated its tertiary technical offerings from the secondary ones, the tertiary section becoming "Box Hill Technical School". Both schools were declared colleges of Technical and Further Education in late 1981.
On 25 January 1984, Whitehorse Technical School and Box Hill Technical School merged to become "Box Hill College of TAFE". The College was renamed "Box Hill Institute" ten years later.
Box hill offers a range of courses in different areas;
- Animal and Sciences
- Art and Music
- Automotive and Transport
- Business and IT
- Construction and Planning
- Education and languages
- Electrical and Refrigeration
- Engineering and manufacturing
- Hair and beauty
- Health and community
- Hospitality and tourism
Box Hill Institute is a leading Victorian vocational and higher education provider known for collaborative and creative approach to education in Australia and overseas. Box Hill Institute offers a wide variety of courses to both local and international students, from apprenticeships to degrees, short courses to diplomas, and in a range of delivery modes including full time, part time and off campus.
Industry partnerships give students access to internationally recognized training and practical experience with current technology and processes. Box hill connect people with best practice and new environments through developing industry partnerships and national and international activity.
Students graduate ready for work. Program design and delivery equips students with the skills, knowledge and attitudes to apply their learning to new situations, to solve problems, to work creatively and cooperatively and to sustain lifelong learning.