Holmesglen Institute

  • You can learn skills like cabinet making at Holmesglen Institute. Photo credit: Holmesglen InstituteYou can learn skills like cabinet making at Holmesglen Institute. Photo credit: Holmesglen Institute
  • The nursing course give you practical experience. Photo credit: Holmesglen InstituteThe nursing course give you practical experience. Photo credit: Holmesglen Institute
  • Study dental technology at Holmesglen. Photo credit: Holmesglen InstituteStudy dental technology at Holmesglen. Photo credit: Holmesglen Institute
  • Moorabbin campus.  Photo credit: Holmesglen Institute.Moorabbin campus. Photo credit: Holmesglen Institute.
  • Fashion students at Holmesglen.  Photo credit: Holmesglen InstituteFashion students at Holmesglen. Photo credit: Holmesglen Institute

Founded in 1982, Holmesglen has been welcoming international students to our Melbourne campuses for more than 25 years and takes great pride in engaging with and supporting our students to help them achieve their lifelong educational and career goals.

We offer an extensive range of vocational and higher education courses, all of which are accredited by the Australian government.

As a student at Holmesglen, you will experience an institute characterised by its commitment to outstanding teaching and learning and to the development of highly motivated, work-ready and respected graduates.

You can enjoy Holmesglen’s outstanding facilities which provide the opportunity to learn and develop in a stimulating, modern and safe study environment. The Institute’s simulated workplace facilities and industry partnerships ensure you gain the practical skills required for future employment.

Our commitment to ensuring an outstanding study experience at Holmesglen for our international students also includes the availability of a wide range of support services across all campuses. Assistance with your language and learning skills, accommodation, recreational activities, health services, career plans, and personal guidance are some of the many services we offer to enhance your student life in Melbourne.

Come and join us at Holmesglen and discover a place where your future begins.

Melbourne – campuses in Chadstone, City (St Kilda Road), Moorabbin and Waverley
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Scholarships recognising students’ academic achievements are awarded to current international students studying a Holmesglen course. The scholarships will be awarded to international students who have studied at least one year in a Holmesglen Certificate III programme or higher, demonstrated the highest level of academic achievement and an overall personal commitment to their studies. 

Graduate employment service

The Graduate Employment Service (GES) is a professional recruitment service aimed at assisting Holmesglen graduates into employment following completion of their studies. GES has worked with thousands of Holmesglen graduates, providing students with job readiness coaching, employment assistance and career related advice. The GES also finds suitable employment opportunities for Holmesglen graduates within the field of their expertise.

The service is exclusive to Holmesglen’s graduates and extends far beyond assisting them to secure employment. As the transition from the school environment to the workplace can be challenging and sometimes a daunting experience, the Graduate Employment Service ensures ongoing support by maintaining contact with the students to help them learn about workplace culture, understand processes and provide advice on resolving any issues they might encounter.

GES provides international students with tremendous opportunities to hone their job search skills, boost their confidence and make a mark in the Australian job market. Services are provided on a one-on-one basis, tailored to suit each student’s specific needs. To date, the service has placed hundreds of students from all facilities and disciplines into appropriate employment across an impressive portfolio of employers.

What can you study?

Holmesglen offers certificates, diplomas and degrees in:

Arts, design, and fashion

Our art and design courses are created around real world creative projects that give you practical experience with the latest media and technology. This emphasis on creative projects and practical experience will provide you with an impressive folio or showreel, to show employers or use towards further study.

Our purpose built facilities will enhance your learning and the quality of your work. We offer courses in sports media, animation, radio, TV, fashion, graphic design, photography, professional writing, ceramics and visual arts.

Business and management

In the world of business, experience is valued as highly as a formal qualification, which is why our business and finance courses are designed to give you the real world skills the industry is looking for. Holmesglen offers fully accredited accounting courses, many of which feature industry-based projects. A qualification in accounting, commerce, business, finance, administration, marketing, HR, project management or logistics could be where your future begins.

Building and construction

Holmesglen is the most comprehensive provider of quality training for building and construction in the state of Victoria. Whether you’re interested in a trade, running your own building business or managing large construction projects, our building and construction courses are relevant and respected in the industry. Offering diplomas and degrees in bricklaying, carpentry, construction, glazing, plumbing, painting, plastering, stonemasonry and tiling, a course at Holmesglen could be where your future begins.

Engineering technology

Things move quickly in the worlds of technology, electrical and engineering. Only a short time ago, there was no such thing as an IT industry. Today some of the most exciting careers in the world are in information and electrical technology. Holmesglen invests in facilities and equipment so you learn using the latest technology and our focus on practical skills and real client projects while you study means you graduate confident, skilled and work ready. Holmesglen offers courses in an electrical trade, fabrication engineering, information and communication technology, software development and programming, web based technologies or gaming and digital media.

Information technology and multimedia

Things move quickly in the world of technology. Today some of the most exciting careers in the world are in IT. Our courses in digital media and technology will provide you with the skills and knowledge to be confident in the use of introductory multimedia and web applications. You will learn basic web page design, digital imaging, video,2D/3D animation and IT support.

Training in applications including Adobe Dreamweaver, Flash, Illustrator, Photoshop, Premier and Autodesk Maya will enable you to graduate with a basic portfolio of web design and multimedia work.

Environment and landscape

In today’s world of changing climate and carbon footprints, careers in horticulture and environment have never been more relevant or topical. Whether you’re after a career in conservation and land management or want to work in parks and gardens or a nursery, our courses are specially designed to give you an edge with government and private employers. Holmesglen offers courses in conservation and land management, floristry, turf management, horticulture, arboriculture and our new landscape architecture degree.


These courses focus on the design of furniture and the application of the design into finished furniture products or for a range of interior design careers. The furniture design course develops skills and knowledge required to design and produce individual fine furniture for display or custom production.

Health sciences and community studies

In our growing world, communities are becoming bigger, more diverse and older, causing the demand for quality care and support to increase. At Holmesglen we have a range of health and community services courses for careers where you can really make a difference in the lives of others. Holmesglen health and community services graduates enter the work force confident, skilled and work ready due to their training in our purpose built industry standard facilities. Holmesglen offers courses in allied health, community services, dental technology, justice, nursing, pathology and laboratory testing.

Hospitality and tourism

Our focus on work ready skills and practical experience is recognised by industry throughout Australia as a winning recipe for producing outstanding graduates. Holmesglen is three times winner of the Victorian Tourism Award for Education and Training and our cookery graduates have repeated success in the Apprenticeship of the Year awards. Holmesglen offers courses in cookery, bakery or pastry wine service, events or hospitality programs as well as thenewHolmesglenhospitality management degree.

Student Experience

  • Studied an Advanced Diploma of Furniture Design and Technology at Holmesglen Institute
  • Moved from Brazil to study a Diploma of International Business at Holmesglen in 2014
  • Susan Evans. Photo credit: Holmesglen Instittute
    Susan is from Wales and is studying a Bachelor of Accounting at Holmesglen Institute
  • Simone Giurastante
    Simone is from Italy and studying a Diploma of Nursing at Holmesglen Institute
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