Study in 2022

Study in 2022

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Studying VCAL or VCE at Box Hill Institute is a proven successful pathway to apprenticeships, further study and employment, which gives you access to all the great facilities, teachers and extensive student support that we have to offer.

We offer hundreds of courses across a range of industries with qualifications starting from entry level and certificate, through to advanced diploma and degrees.

Our small class sizes, qualified teachers, practical learning, modern facilities and industry placement, ensures you gain the skills and knowledge demanded by employers.

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Lilydale Trades Training Centre

Lilydale Trades Training Centre

Box Hill Institute’s Lilydale Lakeside campus is soon to open a $10.2 million state-of-the-art trades training centre to deliver industry-current apprenticeship training in wood, electrical, plumbing and automotive trades. 

Our new, purpose-built, flexibly designed facility provides the Yarra Ranges Shire and surrounding areas with training opportunities around construction practices and technologies, addressing key gaps in the education and training available in the region, which has growing industry demand for skilled workers. 

With the current shortage of qualified mechanics throughout Australia, there has never been a better time to get yourself a trade. Build your future and get hands on experience learning from industry professionals in our purpose-built facility.

Opening mid-2021.

VicRoads

Box Hill Institute & VicRoads

Light Vehicle Licensed Tester Training

Box Hill Institute delivers short courses in Light Vehicle Licensed Tester Training for those who wish to work for VicRoads. The courses have been designed to meet requirements by VicRoads and include training in administration, structural awareness and technical inspection.

View our current LVT Short Courses Visit VicRoads for more information

Automotive

Our simulated automotive workshop

In our purpose-built automotive workshop located at our Elgar Campus, you’ll experience a study environment that’s just like a real workplace. Except of course your teachers will guide you as you learn practical skills from changing oil to taking engines apart and putting them back together again. As an international student or an apprentice, you’ll be confident getting your hands dirty on the tools or using the latest technology to exceed employer expectations.

View our automotive simulated workshop View our Box Hill Elgar campus

COVID-19

How we’re responding to Coronavirus

Coronavirus (COVID-19) FAQs

As we closely monitor the situation around coronavirus (COVID-19), you can view our FAQs to learn more about how Box Hill Institute is responding to any updates from relevant authorities. 
You can view our FAQs below for all general information, health advice questions and class information for students.

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How long is a mechanics apprenticeship?

A typical Certificate III in Light Vehicle Mechanical Technology is an apprenticeship that runs for 4 years. Recognition of prior learning may be applied for and may shorten the duration of the course.

What is a Certificate II in Automotive Air Conditioning Technology?

A Certificate II in Automotive Air Conditioning Technology is a course designed for those who are wanting to be able to service and repair automotive air conditioning systems. The course will equip you with the skills to diagnose and repair cooling systems and also how to inspect and service both engines and fuel systems. 

How long is a Certificate II in Automotive Air Conditioning Technology?

A Certificate II in Automotive Air Conditioning Technology can be completed in 4 days if you are already a qualified mechanic looking to upskill your knowledge or in 10 weeks if you do not currently hold a suitable automotive qualification. 

What is a Certificate II in Automotive Vocational Preparation?

A Certificate II in Automotive Vocational Preparation is a VETDSS course designed for those who are looking to begin a career in the automotive industry. The course covers the skills and knowledge required to perform minor maintenance and repair of an automotive vehicle body. 

What is a Certificate IV in Automotive Mechanical Diagnosis?

A Certificate IV in Automotive Mechanical Diagnosis is a course designed to equip you with the skills required to perform advanced diagnostic operations in automotive retail, service and repair environments. 

What is a Certificate III in Light Vehicle Mechanical Technology?

A Certificate III in Light Vehicle Mechanical Technology is a course designed for those who are looking for a career in the light vehicle automotive industry. The course is an apprenticeship that will teach you skills in applying safe work practices, testing and servicing batteries, carrying out repairs to single electrical circuits and more. 

What is the Diploma of Automotive Technology?

The Diploma of Automotive Technology is a course designed to teach you the skills and knowledge required to diagnose, analyse, evaluate, design and modify automotive electrical and mechanical systems.

How long is a Diploma of Automotive Technology?

A Diploma of Automotive Technology is completed in 6 months if you have a Certificate III in Light Vehicle Mechanical Technology and Certificate IV in Automotive Mechanical Diagnosis or equivalent.

What qualification do I need to be a mechanic?

To be a mechanic, you will need a Certificate III in Light Vehicle Mechanical Technology.

How do I become a qualified mechanic?

To become a mechanic you will be required to be employed in the trade and complete an apprenticeship in order to become qualified.

How do I know what automotive course is right for me?

In order to know if the course is right for you, you should have a passion for motor vehicles and want to know how to service and repair them.

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