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Overview

Kangan Institute is based in Melbourne, Victoria, and is one of the state’s largest providers of apprenticeship and traineeship training. With more than 80 years of experience in vocational education and training, Kangan Institute has built up relationships with businesses across a number of industries, which gives students opportunities upon graduating.

Students can choose from a number of subjects including the automotive, health and nursing sectors, as well as indigenous education. With more than 40,000 enrolments each year, Kangan is versatile in the array of courses they offer students.

Established in 1925, the institution is the result of a merger between four major institutes. It consists of five campuses Broadmeadows, Docklands, Essendon, Moonee Ponds and Richmond. International students coming to Australia to study will be given a handy guide from the government to ensure a smooth transition. Kangan Institute is welcoming of international students and prides itself on offering internationally recognised qualifications.

Located in Melbourne, international students will be in a diverse city filled with people from all over the world. Kangan Institute also offers free support services for international students such as language support, personal counselling and learning support. Language can be a big barrier, which is why staff at Kangan will help students develop their writing skills, grammar and spelling and speaking skills. These support classes are free for enrolled students.

Kangan are committed to students achieving their dream careers and have partnered with a number of universities, which is a guaranteed pathway option for students looking to move into higher education.

What's new

What's new

Limitless- Kangan’s end of year fashion event was a stunning success.

A collaborative melding of student effort and achievement across a range of industries, Limitless was Kangan’s vision of practical, real world training and skills and industry partnerships made into reality.

Held recently, its students did an outstanding job. This end of year celebration of a year’s work for its fashion students studying Certificates to Advanced Diplomas, Limitless, was also an opportunity for its Hair and Beauty, Visual Merchandising, Hospitality and Baking students to demonstrate their training at Kangan Institute, an opportunity they relished.

“It was a brilliant event, absolutely spectacular theme and effort. I’m so proud of the students involved” said Kangan Institute CEO, Trevor Schwenke.

It was a fantastic night with a number of significant milestones. Firstly, a chance to see the incredible talents of its Creative Industries’ Hair and Fashion students,

And it was also an opportunity for Kangan to announce an exciting new partnership with Guide Dogs Victoria. This collaboration is another example of Kangan’s commitment to being industry bound.

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Teaching quality

Teaching quality

Kangan offers a wide selection of courses ranging from basic certificate courses to advanced diplomas and pathways to more than 25 degree programmes. Kangan offers a multicultural and friendly learning environment with qualified academic instructors guiding students to achieve their academic and professional goals. Kangan Institute abides by the VRQA Minimum Standards of Registration and ensures that students are offered a learning experience that focuses on positivity, fair play, acceptance of diversity and an appreciation of the cultural heritage of Indigenous People.

The academic staff and counsellors at Kangan help students by providing personal coaching and guidance in the following areas:

  • Increasing emotional intelligence
  • Problem solving and coping strategies
  • Developing a positive mindset
  • Friendships
  • Effective listening
  • Memory retention
  • Managing anxiety related to exams
  • Public speaking and oral presentation skills
  • Creating an appropriate study environment

Department structure

Department structure

Kangan Institute offers courses in the following subjects:

Automotives

Students looking to pursue a career in the automotive industry can sign up for relevant courses offered at the state-of-the-art Automotive Centre of Excellence (ACE) in Docklands.

Built and Natural Environments

Students looking for a career in the building, construction, furniture, electrical and horticulture industries can study at the Kangan Institute’s Built and Natural Environments Department.

Business

The Kangan Institute Centre for Business offers courses in Accounting, Business Administration, Justice and Legal and Business Enterprise.

Competitive Operations

The Kangan Institute Centre for Competitive Operations offers courses in – Lean Enterprise Competitive Manufacturing, Logistics and Supply Chain Management and Polymer Engineering.

Fashion and Creative Industries

The Centre for Fashion and Creative Industries offers more than 20 training programmes in fashion design and business, visual merchandising, interior design, millinery, and hair and beauty.

Health and Community Services

Courses in Health, Nursing, Disability Support, Health Sciences and Aged Care are taught at the Centre for Health and Community Services.

Engineering and Security

The Department of Engineering and Security offers courses for those looking for a career in engineering, security and welding.

Hospitality, Travel and Tourism

The fully licensed on-campus Richards Restaurant is the hub for all courses and training for students looking to carve a name for themselves in the hospitality and tourism industry.

Information Communication Technology

Kangan offers an excellent selection of courses for students looking to make a career for themselves in IT. The courses can be customised to meet specific needs of students.

Entry requirements

Entry requirements

Language Requirements

International students need to have a minimum IELTS score of 5.5 with no band having a score lesser than 5.0. Some courses may require a higher level of English proficiency. Those international students who do not have a relevant IELTS score can complete the ELICOS programme to meet the prescribed requirements.

How to Apply

Step 1

Students are required to select their course.

Step 2

Students must download, print and complete the application and attach a passport-size photograph.

Step 3

Attach copies of attested documents and certificates as prescribed.

Step 4

Scan the form and attached documents and email to the Admissions Department or apply online.

Step 5

Students will receive a written notification about the status of their application. Students meeting all eligibility requirements will receive an Offer and Acceptance Agreement.

Step 6

Students should read the Offer and Acceptance Agreement and submit the completed document to the International Services Office at Kangan Institute and make a money transfer via Western Union.

Step 7

On receipt of the fees, students will receive a Confirmation of Enrolment (eCOE). Students should use this to apply for a student visa.

Visit this page for more information on the admission process.

Facilities

Facilities

Library

Kangan offers a dedicated library at the campuses in Broadmeadows, Docklands and Richmond. Adequately stocked with books, magazines, journals and DVDs, students can choose from an excellent selection. The Broadmeadows Library also has a bookshop attached for students to buy stationery and other essentials.

Cafeteria

The in-house cafeteria offers a good selection of dishes for lunch and quick snacks at an affordable price. With comfortable seats and a relaxed setting, students will love the relaxed ambience of the cafeteria.

Computer Labs

Kangan provides an on-campus wireless network to all students. With a speed of up to 100 Mbps and enhanced wireless coverage, students can always stay connected and focus on learning online.

Student Recreation

The student recreation team organises a number of free and discounted events all through the year. Students get discounted movie tickets at the Hoyts and Village Cinema. Trips and tours across the region are conducted on a periodic basis. Campus events that boost the morale of the students and give a chance for them to bond with each other are also organised regularly. There’s never a dull moment when studying at Kangan.

Student support

Student support

International student liaison officers are assigned to take care of the welfare requirements of international students. These officers meet international students every week to listen to their concerns and offer solutions to the issues raised by them. From guidance on life in Melbourne, using public transport and coping with a life away from friends and family.

Counselling Services

Kangan has a team of qualified counsellors who guide students with their personal and study-related problems. All counsellors are certified and registered psychologists. The counselling services are offered free of cost at all campuses. Student confidentiality is maintained and additionally telephone-counselling is also offered to students.

Health Insurance

It is mandatory for all international students to take out health insurance. The Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) provides international students with free public hospital care for non-elective treatment and an 85 percent rebate of the standard doctor's fees.

Career Support

Kangan offers dedicated support to international students in helping them find a job when studying and living in Australia. The service covers topics such as CV writing, attending interviews, access to helpful workshops, access to vacancies and much more. The Career Advice page offers detailed insight.

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