Holmesglen Institute of TAFE


Though is has been founded as recently as 1982, Holmesglen Institute of TAFE has established itself as one of the leading TAFEs in the state of Victoria, if not the whole of Australia. Today more than 50.000 students are enrolled in one of the more than 600 part- and full-time-courses. Having initially started out with just two campuses, Holmesglen expanded in 2001, when it incorporated the Moorabbin campus.

All three locations can be found in South-Eastern suburbs of Melbourne.


The main campus of Chadstone is situated only 25 minutes from the centre of Melbourne. This location makes all the comforts of the metropolitan area easily accessible. The bustling nightlife of the city, with spots like St. Kilda, affordable cuisine in Chinatown, spectacular museums and excellent shopping can be reached using the public transport system.

On the other hand there are always quite get-aways, should the busyness of the city become to tiring. The protected waters of Port Phillip are nearby, just like natural wonders such as the Mornington Peninsula National Park. Nestled in the suburb of Moorabbin, some of the best beaches in the area can be found close by and (most of them) accessed using the public transport system.
While it rarely gets too hot during the summers, wintertime in Victoria can be rather cold, with ample rainfall.         


The three campuses of Holmesglen Institute of TAFE are situated in the following locations:

  • Chadstone
  • Moorabbin
  • Glen Waverley

Of these campuses Chadstone is the largest, administration and management can be found here. It is situated next to the Holmesglen train station, making a commute to and from campus easy. Well kept recreational areas make for relaxed settings, while state-of-the-art learning facilities help creating a productive educational atmosphere.


As one of the larger TAFEs in the country, Holmesglen Institute of TAFE attracts more than 50.000 students per year.    

Main Program Areas

The course selection at this Institute is enormous, with more than 600 programs to choose from. The Main Program Areas on offer are:

  • Business, Commerce & Management
  • Communication, Design, Arts & Multimedia
  • Education
  • Engineering & Building
  • Environmental Sciences & Horticulture
  • Foundation & Preparatory Programs
  • Hairdressing & Beauty
  • Health Sciences
  • Hospitality & Hotel Management
  • Information Technology
  • Social Sciences
  • Tourism & Recreation


One of the services Holmesglen Institute of TAFE offers to its international students are homestay-arrangements. For a fee, students can live with an Australian family within close range of one of the campuses. This may be a great way to get to know the “Aussie”-lifestyle.

Entry Requirements

These may vary from course to course. In general, it is necessary to provide a school education that is the equivalent to the Australian years 10-12 with passes in English. Furthermore, enrolment at TAFEs in Victoria requires a minimum level of English language skills (equivalent of IELTS academic version min. of 5.5).  

Student Activities

With its proximity to the Melbourne CBD the possibilities are sheer endless. Any number of shops, from major chain-stores to small specialty businesses can be found in the city and surroundings. The music-scene is very much alive and anyone will be hard pressed to find an evening without some live-tunes nearby. (Not only) on the weekend an abundance of nightclubs demand the dancing shoes. Acclaimed museums and galleries throughout the city cater for the cultural appetite. St. Kilda lures with some real “city-beach-life” and numerous shops, cafes and great restaurants.

Away from the bright city lights the Melbourne area has some great landscapes for the nature lover and a large number of National Parks can be accessed within close range.         


Sounds like your place to be? The friendly people at AA education will be more than happy to provide information and assist you on your way to Holmesglen Institute of TAFE. Just email us to receive the application form and help with the usual administrative hurdles.