If you're not sure what to study at Box Hill Institute, we can help you.


Career counselling and advice

Our counselling service can help you to:

  • gather information about possible employment and courses
  • identify possible careers based on your interests, values, abilities and circumstances
  • choose suitable courses and career paths
  • submit application for courses, including ones that VTAC administers
  • plan and submit job applications.


Talk to us today!



Our courses span 13 different study areas, and choosing a study area is a good starting point. Most people choose a study area based on their interests or passions, or a particular career that they think they’d enjoy.

Look at our study areas.


Choose a Study Level

We deliver courses at the following levels: certificate courses, diplomas, advanced and associate diplomas, bachelor degrees, graduate certificates, and masters qualifications. We also deliver short courses.

If you’re not sure which study level is right for you, find out more them by clicking on these links:


Choose a Career to Suit Your Personality

Holland Codes* are used throughout our course guides to help you determine the best career path for your personality. There are six personality types in Holland's model. Read through the personality types below to determine your personality type and contact us for a copy of our Course Guide. Each course is matched to a personality type to help you choose a course that's right for you.


Personality Type and Qualities Preferred work activities


practical, physical, concrete, hands-on, machine, and tool-oriented

Activities that include practical, hands-on problems, and solutions. Realistic people often deal with plants, animals, and real-world materials like wood, tools, and machinery. Many of the occupations require working outside, and do not involve a lot of paperwork or working closely with others.


analytical, intellectual, scientific, explorative, thinker

Activities that involve working with ideas, and require considerable thinking. These occupations can involve searching for facts and figuring out problems mentally.


creative, original, independent, chaotic, inventive, media, graphics, and text

Activities that involve working with forms, designs, and patterns. They often require self-expression and the work can be done without following a clear set of rules.


cooperative, supporting, helping, healing/nurturing, teaching

Activities that involve working with, communicating with, and teaching people. These occupations often involve helping or providing service to others.


competitive environments, leadership, persuading, status

Activities that involve starting up and carrying out projects. These occupations can involve leading people and making many decisions. Sometimes they require risk taking, and they often involve owning or managing a business.


detail-oriented, organizing, clerical

Activities that involve following set procedures and routines. These occupations can include working with data and details more than with ideas, and with a clear line of authority to follow.