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What can you do with a printing apprenticeship?
Connor Wilson’s passion for design led him to a printing apprenticeship at Holmesglen and gave him the qualification to work as a graphic designer for a respected Victorian printing company.
Published Date: 31/03/2023
Sahar joins Honour Roll for inspiring community work
Nursing teacher Sahar Gholizadeh has joined a respected list of community champions after being inducted into Victoria’s Honour Roll of Women. Sahar was recognised in the ‘Leading through Disaster’ award.
Published Date: 8/12/2022
Baden embraces design career with a fashion course
Baden Schulz says “the stars aligned” to a burgeoning career in fashion. From certificates to a degree, Baden’s study pathway has spanned three courses at Holmesglen.
Published Date: 6/12/2022
Eildon campus commemorates major milestone
Award-winning property Holmesglen at Eildon marked our 40th year as a leading provider of vocational education with a special tree-planting ceremony.
Published Date: 6/12/2022
Chadstone and Holmesglen in landmark partnership
More than 500 Holmesglen trainees over three years will receive practical industry experience at Australia’s largest retail and lifestyle destination, under an innovative new deal.
Published Date: 25/10/2022
Victorian Apprentice of the Year honour for Chhunly
Graduate Chhunly Taing was named Apprentice of the Year at a special Victorian Training Awards ceremony. A trailblazer for women in trades, Chhunly completed a Civil Construction course.
Published Date: 11/10/2022
TJ inspires inclusivity with Minister’s wrap
Holmesglen fashion student TJ Van Der Meulen will see their creative vision come to life at the Victorian Training Awards. Their impressive wrap was selected as part of a student design competition and will be worn by the Minister for Higher Education.
Published Date: 9/09/2022
How we’re helping women in sport get career starts
Our industry-engaged sports degrees – the Bachelor of Sport Media and Bachelor of Sports Business – are integrated with industry and delivered against the backdrop of our thriving sporting capital.
Published Date: 5/08/2022
Prime Minister visits Holmesglen
The Hon. Anthony Albanese MP visited our Victorian Tunnelling Centre at Drummond Street campus, confirming Holmesglen’s position as a national leader in training for infrastructure and building.
Published Date: 20/06/2022
Holmesglen chefs shine on the national stage
Held at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, Holmesglen’s reputation as a quality provider of hospitality training took centre stage at the event run together with Foodservice Australia.
Published Date: 29/03/2022
How to start your operating theatre technician career
Health services assistance (operating theatre technician) students learn a variety of skills related to patient care, theatre equipment support and how to assist healthcare professionals.
Published Date: 16/03/2022
Holmesglen celebrates International Women's Day
At Holmesglen, we look forward to recognising the wonderful contributions made by our female students, employees and members of the wider Holmesglen community each year.
Published Date: 7/03/2022
Grant to link Victorian and Canadian nurses via latest VR tech
An innovative research grant will bring digital skills to the fore, as Holmesglen partners with Canada’s Grande Prairie Regional college to develop the next generation of healthcare workers in Australia and overseas.
Published Date: 16/12/2021
Tess completes career change with Free TAFE building course
Enthusiasm for a career in a booming industry sector rewarded Mengyu Ji with a new job as a construction estimator, after she gave up on hospitality and enrolled in Holmesglen’s CPC50210 Diploma of Building and Construction (Building).
Published Date: 19/11/2021
How an allied health assistance course can inspire healthy living
Arti Sapra and Danielle are two graduates of the HLT43015 Certificate IV in Allied Health Assistance (nutrition and dietetics) course, who used a combination of theory, practical experience and compulsory placements to begin their new careers.
Published Date: 6/10/2021
Kira goes for gold with cabinet-making course
Inspired by her positive high school experience, Kira chose Holmesglen and the MSF31113 Certificate III in Cabinet Making to continue her love of woodwork and gain the skills to one day start her own business.
Published Date: 29/07/2021
Naila becomes lab technician in Australia
Published Date: 19/07/2021
Fashion course gives CALD learners a career start
Holmesglen’s fashion school has collaborated with social enterprise Assembled Threads to give culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) students a chance to study and find new employment opportunities.
Published Date: 5/07/2021
Ashleigh cooks up a storm with cookery and patisserie courses
Having won silver at the AUSTAFE regionals for Commercial Cookery and gold at the Victorian TAFE Patisserie Challenge in a masterclass marathon competition, Ash now is keen to marry her nutritional knowledge with her cooking skills.
Published Date: 16/06/2021
What skills do you need to become a cyber security worker?
Cyber security course graduate Ruhunuge Ekanayake learned useful skills in networking fundamentals and security, including firewall installation, configuration and management, to start employment in this expanding field of IT.
Published Date: 17/05/2021
Meet the artist behind our new course guide cover
A bold and bright design by Melbourne artist Robert Scholten features on the cover of Holmesglen’s latest Course Guide with the artwork celebrating the fabulous art and familiar landmarks that are uniquely Melbourne.
Published Date: 7/05/2021
A day in the life of a nurse
Nurses perform some of the most essential jobs in society, particularly in the current environment, while the community adjusts to life in a pandemic. As they support people at their most vulnerable, they are required to show compassion and treat all patients with dignity and care.
Published Date: 24/03/2021
Fashion graduate scores dream job
Armed with a folio of designs from her Holmesglen fashion studies, graduate Samantha Walters scored her dream job, working for a major Melbourne-based fashion label.
Published Date: 17/03/2021
How to create leading runway designs with a fashion course
Fashion designers are ambitious, creative and innovative. Holmesglen’s Bachelor of Fashion Design cultivates these traits by building the strong design and technical skills needed for a successful global fashion career.
Published Date: 13/11/2020
Holmesglen graduate wins best Australian pie
Holmesglen graduate Chan Khun and his Country Cob Bakery team are Australia’s undoubted pie masters, winning ‘Australia’s Best Pie’ award for the third consecutive year.
Published Date: 8/09/2020
How disability support workers can empower others
Bree Payet let her ambition guide her to the CHC43115 Certificate IV in Disability and a job in Holmesglen’s award-winning partnership with The Royal Children’s Hospital.
Published Date: 3/08/2020
Practical training inspires Raj’s laboratory technician career
Diverse career options and the chance to become a leader motivated Raj Singh to study laboratory techniques (MSL40118 Certificate IV in Laboratory Techniques). Now, he is a laboratory manager and performs important field and lab testing in country Victoria.
Published Date: 30/07/2020
Enrich young lives, study an early childhood education course
An early childhood education course is an opportunity to positively shape the lives of the younger generation. From educator to kindergarten or primary school teacher, there are many career opportunities to explore.
Published Date: 10/03/2020
What you can achieve with a print apprenticeship
Nicole is a National Print Awards Future Leader Award recipient whose interest in letterpress print motivated her to make the switch from real estate to printing.
Published Date: 27/02/2020
Holmesglen HVAC Centre wins international award
A joint initiative between Holmesglen and the Air Conditioning and Mechanical Contractors’ Association (AMCA), the Centre was awarded the CIBSE Building Performance Awards 2020 - Learning and Development honour at an event in London.
Published Date: 13/02/2020
Events team best in class at national awards
The team was honoured with Best Achievement in Event Education or Training for our longstanding partnership with the Victorian State Schools Spectacular.
Published Date: 6/12/2019
From NEIS to small business owner
The chance to share his love of cooking with the local community saw Prasit Yukatirat join the New Enterprise Incentive Scheme (NEIS).
Published Date: 3/12/2019
Sam creates his art business with NEIS
The chance to turn his artistic passions into a career led Sam Brooks to the New Enterprise Incentive Scheme (NEIS). Now his artwork has national reach.
Published Date: 26/09/2019
What careers are available with a nursing course?
You might think that there is only one type of nurse – the kind you see in your local hospital. However, a nursing career is in fact much broader and can present you with many exciting job paths.
Published Date: 25/06/2019
How to create award-winning landscape designs
Diploma of Landscape Design learner Katie Westle used her creativity to win gold for Achievable Gardens at the 2019 Melbourne International Flower and Garden Show.
Published Date: 24/05/2019
How a certificate II course can help with your DIY goals
Hands-on skills are useful with everyday tasks. They’re life skills that you can apply in a variety of situations. Our building and construction courses cover a range of study areas and qualification types.
Published Date: 17/05/2019
From the workshop to Melbourne Fashion Week
Joan – along with some of her classmates – featured at Melbourne Fashion Week. The event gave her the opportunity to engage with her future career.
Published Date: 4/10/2018
Why study cyber security?
Cyber security represents a new horizon for aspiring IT professionals. Sound like you? Let’s have a look at how you can get started.
Published Date: 26/09/2018
Metrohub to provide new job and training opportunities for Victoria
The new hub is a partnership between Cross Yarra Partnership, a consortium led by Lendlease, John Holland and Bouygues Construction, and Holmesglen, which will see workers on the tunnels and stations package receive professional development opportunities on-campus.
Published Date: 18/09/2018
Tunnelling centre to train thousands of local workers
The $16 million Victorian Tunnelling Training Centre at Holmesglen’s Chadstone campus includes a replica tunnel with a full-height entrance, three multi-purpose engineering workrooms and training facilities including tunnel shaft and concrete lining spray simulators, as well as virtual reality experiences.
Published Date: 6/09/2018
Holmesglen partners with St Kilda Football Club
The Saints will create internship and work experience opportunities for students while Holmesglen will also provide St Kilda Football Club players, staff and members with education and training opportunities.
Published Date: 7/08/2018
Australia's pie master
Chan’s creations hold the title of Australia’s Best Pie, following a Baking Association of Australia ceremony held on the Gold Coast.
Published Date: 17/07/2018
How to get started in graphic design
"It’s a broad introduction into the world of design that caters to artists with a blank canvas of industry knowledge, who are trying to find their way."
Published Date: 28/06/2018
Advice on starting your small business
To achieve her business goal, Gemma found NEIS. The enterprise scheme was the support network that helped her get her business started.
Published Date: 26/06/2018
How to go from business student to senior administration officer
A Bachelor of Business Administration and Masters of Professional Accounting graduate, Sunitha works as the Senior Administrative Officer within the Holmesglen Nursing Department. Her daily roles involve helping with everything from student placements to requisition and invoicing.
Published Date: 25/06/2018
From fitness graduate to business owner
Shane is the owner of Coaching Zone Ferntree Gully, a new high-tech small group training space helping the local community improve their health and wellbeing.
Published Date: 25/06/2018
How to create animated short films
Hannah Rosie has gone from the classroom to the Melbourne Animation Film Festival. Learn how she is exploring her animation craft.
Published Date: 15/06/2018
Fives Tips To Maximise Your Study
We know studying is a process. But, sometimes the how is just as important as the why. Learn how to make the most of your study time with these simple tips.
Published Date: 15/06/2018
Effort and experience
Kate found her passion in sports media through a range of internship opportunities.
Published Date: 30/05/2018
A shared aspiration
Two sports media students used their Fox Footy internships as their entry to the industry.
Published Date: 30/05/2018
Advice For Those Considering A Study Change
If you're not happy with what you're doing, chances are the effort will always lack. That's why it's important to discover something that you enjoy and then find a study option that will match.
Published Date: 2/05/2018
Helping Guide Our Apprentices
Neil found his calling in motor trimming at a young age and has since devoted himself to preparing apprentices to work confidently in the industry.
Published Date: 2/05/2018
Approaching The End Of Your Course...What Next?
To accomplish anything in life, you have to be proactive and positive. We look at tips and advice to keep in mind as you prepare to finish your course and chase your dream career.
Published Date: 2/05/2018
Leaving A Mark Across The Airwaves
Breakfast Producer for smoothfm's More Music Breakfast Show, Lauren believes good radio is about two things "mood" and "heart."
Published Date: 27/04/2018
A Teacher’s Insights Into Patisserie
Guido has used his two-and-a-half years at Holmesglen to help students explore their ambitions and interests. While it's about introducing them to the realities of work, it's also about doing it with care and purpose.
Published Date: 23/04/2018
Gaining Life Experiences Through Study
"My five-year goal has been to work at the Tokyo Olympics in 2020. I still maintain a daily countdown on my desk at home."
Published Date: 23/04/2018
Developing In Demand Professionals
They say that travel is the only thing you can buy that makes you richer. Today, it is a value as widespread as it is reflected in a tourism industry that is seeing significant growth.
Published Date: 23/04/2018
Beyond the Standard Design
Furniture student Carolina Trombelli is reflective of our 'learn more, do more' ethos. Adopting a keen approach to her study and practical pursuits.
Published Date: 23/04/2018
From Holmesglen To Disney World
The hospitality alumna, as part of the Disney Australia & New Zealand Cultural Exchange Program, will travel to Orlando to work within the iconic organisation's merchandise department.
Published Date: 16/04/2018
A Student's Guide To Entering The Business Field
Growing your career is as much about taking your opportunities as it is an ongoing learning experience. Business degree student, Jayden Savannah is a product of this belief.
Published Date: 16/04/2018
Achievement From Hard Work
Greg's achievements are a source of motivation for aspiring upholsterers. He was named Holmesglen's Outstanding Apprentice at the 2017 Awards Dinner.
Published Date: 16/04/2018
FEATURE: Five Tips For Aspiring Event Planners
Our events department looks at the tips and considerations (as well as, potential pitfalls) to recognise before preparing your next event, so your occasion doesn't end up becoming the next 'what-not-to-do'.
Published Date: 16/04/2018
Entering The Field With Passion and Perspective
Upon the decision to chase her oral health aspirations, Lauren made the switch from Albury's country lifestyle to the city, enrolling in a Charles Sturt University course, which was delivered at Holmesglen.
Published Date: 16/04/2018
An Insight Into A Career Change
To support her goals, Reioni made the decision to trade her role as a stewardess on super yachts for a career in the workshop.
Published Date: 16/04/2018
Chasing Dreams In The City That Never Sleeps
Having moved from Mackay to Melbourne at the age of 17, Kate identified her fashion goal early on and then made the necessary decisions that would turn a desire into achievement.
Published Date: 16/04/2018
Holmesglen’s Futuretech Honoured With Australian Training Award
Holmesglen's industry collaboration was recognised with Futuretech, a partnership with the Electrical Trades Union (ETU) Victorian branch that sees electrical professionals' upskilled in a new $3 million training facility at the ETU headquarters in North Melbourne.
Published Date: 13/04/2018
A Positive Return To Study
For oral health student Chloe Stevens, moving back into study from work life was a significant decision. It's a choice, though, she is happy she made.
Published Date: 13/04/2018
Study Tales From An Aspiring Graphic Designer
The future is always at its brightest when you're chasing your own goals, and Samuel's inspiration came at the start of the year when he decided to follow his study pathway.
Published Date: 13/04/2018
From Design To Reality
For Chris Thomas, the opportunity to put determination into practice has been a hallmark of his time at Holmesglen. 
Published Date: 13/04/2018
Apprentice Pastry Chef Wins Award
Esra Kullu sees a meal as much more than the sum of its ingredients. As an apprentice, she believes each new plate is an opportunity to learn.
Published Date: 13/04/2018
Inspiration, Design And The Creative Spark
Holmesglen landscape design trio, Ben Griek, Charles Leadbetter and Sagi Maor are at their happiest when they're allowed to explore their inspirations.
Published Date: 13/04/2018
From Student To Teacher
"We want children to learn how to learn. All of them have a spark. In early childhood, we want them to go into school with a love of learning."
Published Date: 13/04/2018
Design And Creation
"We have a quality course with a quality outcome. This is an industry of passion."
Published Date: 13/04/2018
FEATURE: Five Tips For An Aspiring Trade Worker
The role of a trade worker is an essential part of any industry landscape. Always in-demand, the opportunities available are as diverse as they are important.
Published Date: 13/04/2018
From Student To Professional
Having started his professional building design and development consulting company – Cramer Design – almost 16 years ago, Dan has since created a local business that works prominently within the residential and commercial fields.
Published Date: 13/04/2018
Five reasons to consider studying VCAL
The Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning is an alternative to secondary school, which provides a more individualised and engaged study option for students who are looking for a change of pace to their regular schooling.
Published Date: 13/04/2018
CELTA Testimonial: Wendy
After completing her CELTA course, Wendy went on to work successfully in Hong Kong.
Published Date: 13/04/2018
An Insight Into Printing
"Print is one of the communicative media channels that permeates our whole environment and, like many industries, is adaptive to the impact of digital technologies. The Australian print industry has been an amazing absorber of digital technology."
Published Date: 12/04/2018

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