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Kangan Institute



Kangan Institute is based in Melbourne, Victoria, and is one of the state’s largest providers of vocational 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, fashion design, business, IT, hospitality, and early childhood education and care. With more than 30,000 enrolments each year, Kangan is versatile in the array of courses it offers 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 choosing Kangan Institute as their destination will be supported through their journey and welcomed to life in Australia and Kangan Institute with an orientation session. The session provides information on a number of aspects of studying and living in Australia. 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. A number of support activities are available to students free of charge.

Kangan is committed to helping students to achieve their dream careers and has partnered with a number of universities, providing a guaranteed pathway option for students looking to move into higher education.

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What's new

What's new

Collaboration with Torrens University and Central Queensland University yields new pathway packages

Kangan Institute has collaborated with Torrens University and Central Queensland University (CQU), introducing new pathway packages in hospitability and fashion programmes for international students in 2019.

The following new pathway packages are available:

  • Kangan Institute offers the Diploma of Applied Fashion Design and Merchandising with the option of undertaking the Bachelor of Branded Fashion Design at Torrens University upon completion as well as a guaranteed pathway from the Diploma of Hospitality Management into the Bachelor of Business (Hospitality Management).
  • Kangan Institute offers a number of options for students to complete a certificate, diploma or advanced diploma at Kangan Institute and pathway into a number of bachelor courses at Central Queensland University.

Kangan student wins national award in nursing

Roxanne Riley, a final year Diploma of Nursing student, received the 2018 Australian Nursing & Midwifery Federation (ANMF) – Victorian Branch Student Nurse Award. She was recognised for her exceptional understanding of professional nursing coupled with outstanding interpersonal and communication skills.

“Kangan Institute has helped me with my career goals by offering relevant course modules and industry exposure that provided me with the skills necessary to begin a career in nursing,” Riley said.

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Teaching quality & student support

Teaching quality & student support

Kangan offers a wide selection of programmes ranging from basic certificate courses to advanced diplomas and pathways to 12 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:

  • Writing skills for essays and reports
  • Grammar and spelling
  • Study skills
  • Speaking skills

The International team at Kangan Institute also ensure that each student has access to an International Student Liaison officer who help newly arrived students with a number of things that could include:

  • Accommodation assistance
  • Understanding Australian life as well as its customs
  • Personal safety advice
  • Learning to use Australian public transport
  • Discovering where to buy food of their liking
  • Coping with homesickness and loneliness.

Kangan Institute also offers a specialist employment service for International students to help them find employment while living and studying in Australia. The service covers a number of topics that include but are not limited to:

  • Resume workshops
  • Assistance with application letters and selection criteria
  • Coaching and guidance on approaching employers
  • Free job search resources
  • Industry specific employment advice
  • Interview preparation and assistance.

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Department structure

Department structure

Kangan Institute offers programmes in the following departments:


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


The Kangan Institute Centre for Business offers programmes in accounting, business and management.

Centre for Fashion and Creative Industries

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

Centre for Health and Community Services

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

Hospitality, Culinary and Baking

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

Information Communication Technology

Kangan Institute offers an excellent selection of programmes for students looking to make a career for themselves in I.T. The programmes can be customised to meet specific needs of students.

English language studies

The dedicated ELICOS training centre in Docklands offers a series of courses from basic to advanced, to help people their English for further study or work.

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Kangan Institute offers a dedicated library at the campuses in Broadmeadows, Docklands and Richmond. Stocked with books, magazines, journals and DVDs, students can choose from an excellent selection.


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 ambience of the cafeteria. Cafeterias are available at the Docklands and Broadmeadows campuses.

Computer labs

An on-campus wireless network is provided 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, as well as taking advantage of the computer labs.

Student recreation

The student engagement and retention team organise a number of free student support as well as recreation services. Students get to embark on trips and tours across the region, which are conducted on a periodic basis. Campus events that boost the morale of 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 Institute.

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English language courses

English language courses

Kangan Institute’s English language – ELICOS courses are popular among international students. The courses are designed for these students to improve their proficiency in English and meet the English language requirements to take up a university programme, a TAFE course or prepare for employment.

The English language courses are designed to offer students a clear insight into:

  • Drafting essays and reports
  • Creating effective presentations
  • Communicating with confidence
  • Researching academic topics
  • Studying independently and improving English grammar skills
  • Building ideas and implementing them through classroom activities.

The ELICOS Centre is based at the Docklands campus. The campus is a short walk away from the Southern Cross Train Station and in the vicinity of the waterfront and trendy cafes and boutique shopping centres.

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Student testimonials

Student testimonials

Hear what students have to say with testimonials from successful international students at Kangan Institute.

Rishabh Sharma - Certificate III in Light Vehicle Mechanical Technology / India

“I feel lucky to be studying at Kangan Institute as it is a platform for me to reach greater heights. The teachers have a lot of expertise based on their industry and overseas experiences. My teacher has also connected me to a work placement opportunity at GN Autoworks in Hoppers Crossings where I’m gaining experience in tasks like servicing engines and repairing cars. I plan to complete a degree in engineering and hopefully introduce something new and innovative in the automotive industry in the future.”

Ketty Domingue - Certificate IV in Commercial Cookery

“My goal is to start my own business and I’m here in Melbourne to learn about different cuisines. I’m enjoying the course at Kangan Institute so far. The training kitchen is well-equipped and teachers set aside plenty of time for students."

Zhuo Ping Bo - Advanced Diploma of Hospitality (Commercial Cookery) /China

“My first year doing this course was my first ever time in the kitchen. I have learnt so much about teamwork and how to communicate with other people. By cooking, I have also learnt about the culture here in Australia. Kangan Institute was recommended to me by my agent in China and seems to be highly regarded as it has won awards. It is also a different experience compared to a private school as I have had more hands-on practice.”

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Docklands Victoria 1 Batmans Hill Drive
Essendon Victoria 38 Buckley Street
Moonee Ponds Victoria Level 1, 21-31 Hall Street
Richmond Victoria 85 Cremorne Street
Broadmeadows Victoria Pearcedale Parade
Bendigo Victoria 23 Mundy Street
Bendigo Victoria Charleston Road
Echucha Victoria Corner of Hare and Darling streets
Kangan Institute is a flexible, innovative and friendly place of learning, with a dynamic multicultural atmosphere. With over 28,000 enrolments annually, it helps build the skills, knowledge and confidence of individuals across Victoria, in Australia and overseas. The Institute is a major training provider for the automotive, health and nursing sectors and indigenous education. It also has a strong presence in a range of industries such as fashion, business as well as justice and legal.

Kangan Institute?s courses range from basic certificate to diploma and advanced diploma levels, with pathways to over 25 university degrees. The Skills Recognition program assesses prior knowledge and experience, awarding students with the credits or qualification to match their existing skills.

The institute?s programs are delivered across five campuses in Broadmeadows, Docklands, Essendon, Moonee Ponds and Richmond. In 2014 Kangan Institute and Bendigo TAFE merged and are trading brands of the company entity Bendigo Kangan Institute. Bendigo TAFE and Kangan Institute have been nominated as the Victorian TAFE Association Large Training Provider in 2016 and 2017. With more than 80 years of experience in vocational education and training, it is a flexible, innovative and dynamic place of learning with a rich multicultural atmosphere.
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