If you are you thinking about continuing your study, changing career or gaining skills to build your career, then there is no better time than now to choose Box Hill Institute.

At Box Hill Institute, you’ll learn the skills you need for a changing world.  You’ll learn in a supportive adult environment, where classes are small and personal.  Our expert teachers have industry experience and know what employers want, so you’ll be job-ready.

Our facilities simulate the workplace, and you’ll have the opportunity to build industry connections through internships and work placement. 

You can also build on your qualifications, as we offer a seamless study pathway from certificates through to degrees.  Box Hill Institute also has a range of university partnerships that recognise your study with us.


PLACES ARE now CLOSED FOR mid-year intake


wanting to study in 2019?

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past students

Take a look at what some of our past students have said about their experience at Box Hill Institute.

Elke Hardy Student Profile

Elke Hardy

Diploma of Nursing

“The Diploma of Nursing is a great step into a career in nursing as all enrolled nurses are now medication and intravenous endorsed. If you work hard, you’ll be employable.”


Read Elke’s Story 

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Sam Sohki

Diploma of Aviation (Commercial Pilot Licence – Aeroplane)

“The moment you take off, you feel the power, the adrenalin rush. You never get enough of it, day in, day out. No matter what the weather is, it’s just exciting to get up there.”


Read Sam’s story

Our Skill Seeker Journey_Breanna Szitarity

Breanna Szitarity

Certificate III in Plumbing

“It’s is a well-respected trade that is recognised worldwide and provides so many opportunities to grow and excel.”



Read Breanna’s story

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Joseph Speziale

AISA Cyber Security Trainee of the Year

“The best thing about Box Hill Institute is by far the instructors and the support network for the students. They’re passionate, extremely knowledgeable and they really push you to do the best you can do.”

Read Joseph’s story 



Have a burning question? Check out our Frequently Asked Questions below or call us on 1300 BOX HILL to speak to one of our staff members.



Non-School Leavers

Yes. You can apply directly to Box Hill Institute for many of our courses. Check the relevant prerequisites of the course and if you’re still unsure, register to attend one of our Course Information Sessions.

There’s a lot to take on board at the start of the academic year, e.g. timetables, new people, housekeeping information, but the skills you’ve used in managing your work, family and day-to-day life will be invaluable.

If you feel like studying is all getting a bit too much, you can visit a Student Support Worker who will help you develop strategies or study plans or provide the reassurance you need. You’ll be introduced to your Student Support Worker and other Student Life staff during your first week of study.

All the student computers at Box Hill, Lilydale and at CAE in Melbourne have a program called Text Help installed that allows you to listen to any document or web page on the computer. Any student can use the program and this should help a lot anyone who is a slow reader.

Box Hill Institute’s Skills and Jobs Centre staff can help you find the right career option for you, discuss the job opportunities in this field and the training you will need to do to get there.

Some fees will be cheaper in 2018 and people with a health care card receive a concession rate. We offer payment options that allow you to pay off fees as you study.

Higher level courses are more expensive than certificates but you can defer the cost of these courses until you are working.

You can arrange to meet our Disability Liaison Service before your course starts if you’re concerned about returning to study. Call (03) 9286 9891 to arrange a time to meet.

As a Box Hill Institute student, you are eligible for personal counselling at no cost. You can arrange a confidential appointment by calling (03) 9286 9891.

Yes, the Skills and Jobs Centres can assist you with jobs search skills. The Centres also post a range of industry-specific vacancies from various employers which are accessible to all our students via our student web.  

Yes. Our Careers Counsellors can help with preparing resumes and a Skills and Jobs Centre is located on or near all of our campuses, which can assist you with job preparation.

School Leavers

Yes, the Skills and Jobs Centres located at BHI’s three campuses (Box Hill, City and Lilydale)  can help you make the best decision for you. Drop in or give them a call.

Box Hill Institute offers a range of study abroad opportunities including short exchanges, community service learning projects, project management, study tours, internships, and semester exchanges. See our Study Abroad page for details.

Yes. You can apply for a course through VTAC or apply directly to Box Hill Institute during one of our Course Information Nights.

Yes, if you meet the entry requirements such as an interview or audition. Few courses have a prerequisite and you may get credit for VET subjects that you completed as part of VCAL.

The Welfare Officer at Student Life has a list of local accommodation available to students. Call (03) 9286 9891 to find out more.

Box Hill Institute offers a range of certificate, diploma and advanced diploma courses that can lead to a degree. We offer degree courses but we also have partnerships with a range of universities and this enables our students to pursue a degree once they have completed their course. You can contact a Careers Counsellor to talk about your plans by phoning Student Life on (03) 9286 9891.  

You don’t necessarily need to have an employer to enter a trade.  A pre-apprenticeship is a great way to get started in a trade and to enter the industry. You’ll gain the basic skills that employers look got when taking on an apprentice.