Box Hill Institute

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Box Hill Institute
Type Vocational and Higher Education
Established 1984
CEO Norman Gray AM
Students 37,000
Location Melbourne, Victoria, Australia Australia
Campus Box Hill, Lilydale
Affiliations Centre for Adult Education

Coordinates: 37°48′59″S 145°07′07″E / 37.8165°S 145.1186°E / -37.8165; 145.1186

The Elgar Campus in Box Hill

Box Hill Institute is a Victorian vocational and higher education provider based in the eastern suburbs of Melbourne in Victoria. Box Hill Institute has three campuses in Box Hill (Elgar, Whitehorse and Nelson), one in John St, Lilydale and another soon to open at the former Swinburne University campus in Jarlo Drive Lilydale expected to open in February 2016.


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.


Higher education[edit]

Box Hill Institute offers a range of higher education courses at a Masters, Graduate, and Undergraduate level. It covers areas such as biotechnology, animal science, music, music business, fashion, business, IT and more.

Vocational education[edit]

Box Hill Institute offers a large range of vocational courses. It covers areas including hospitality, tourism, health, beauty, automotive, transport, carpentry, electrical, refrigeration, construction, plumbing, engineering, business, commerce, art, graphic design, dance, music, fashion, live production, English, English as an additional language, ELICOS, VCAL, VCE and more.


In 2015 Box Hill Institute won more than 20 awards, including Excellence in International Education at the Victorian Internal Education Awards.

In 2013 Box Hill Institute was declared International Training Provider of the Year.[1] In 2012 Box Hill Institute won Victorian Large Training Provider of the Year.[2] In 2012 they also won the Premier’s Sustainability Award – Tertiary Education category [3]

Notable alumni[edit]


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  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 6 November 2014. Retrieved 2014-11-06. 
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 6 November 2014. Retrieved 2014-11-06. 

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