Box Hill Institute of TAFE
Box Hill Institute is a secondary and tertiary education institute based in the eastern suburbs of Melbourne in Victoria, Australia, with additional campuses overseas. It has three campuses in Box Hill (Elgar, Whitehorse and Nelson), one in Nunawading (Ceylon Campus) and an accredited extended campus used for training in Abu Halifa, Kuwait.
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 sheetmetal 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.
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