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Kangan Institute



Kangan Institute is a culturally diverse vocational education and training provider in Australia. With five campuses across Melbourne, the institute is home to nearly 30,000 students annually.

With more than 91 years of rich experience, Kangan Institute is a dynamic place for every vocational learner. It offers an array of programmes – from basic certificates to diplomas, advanced diplomas and pathways that lead to university degrees.

Kangan Institute also provides English language courses (ELICOS) and its TAFE programmes are tailored to students’ needs and ensure that they are provided with all the resources they require to succeed in their chosen careers.

The institute takes great pride in its strong industry connections, which are aligned with the courses taught in each classroom.

Kangan does not simply help students decide where they want to go in the future, it also provides effective guidance and career support through its employment centres that help students at each step of their career plan. A progressive educational facility that welcomes diversity in its student cohort, Kangan Institute is truly a fun place to learn. With its base in Melbourne, students enjoy one of the world’s most liveable cities and their time at Kangan Institute.


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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 accounting and fashion programmes for international students.

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 Accounting into the Bachelor of Commerce.
  • Kangan Institute offers the Diploma of Accounting into the Bachelor of Accounting pathway with Central Queensland University upon successful completion.

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.

Teaching quality & student support

Teaching quality & student support

Kangan Institute offers a wide selection of programmes ranging from basic certificate courses to advanced diplomas and pathways to degree programmes. Kangan Institute 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 Institute 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.
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 Broadmeadows campus 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.

Commercial Cookery 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.




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. 

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:

  • Writing essays and reports
  • Giving presentations
  • Communicating with confidence
  • Researching and referencing
  • Studying independently and improving English grammar skills
  • Developing your grammar and vocabulary
  • 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.

Student testimonials

Student testimonials

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

Jemy Kondo – Diploma of Applied Fashion Design and Merchandising / Malaysia

"Before I decided to travel to Australia I tried to do research to find a fashion school as fashion is my passion and what I really want to do so I chose Kangan because I think that’s the best one for me. I really liked it because the school environment and the teachers are very helpful."

"I learnt a lot at Kangan Institute and was very happy and thrilled to see my garment on stage at the Annual end of year fashion show. I don’t know how to describe it. I was very happy and very proud.”

Joseph Roger Jonathan Thompson – Diploma of Automotive Technology / Mauritius

Here at Kangan Institute we have support to help you search for work placement so that we could get experience. I am working for Good Year to be a better mechanic.

Frederick Milal Onaput – Diploma of Automotive Technology. Papua New Guinea

"I would like to express our sincere gratitude to the Kangan ACE Administration (The CEO and the administrative team) and the International students Department for the opportunity to undertake the automotive program here.”

"I’m proud to say that I’ve made the right decision to study here at this institution because, our education and training here has been a worthwhile experience. The learning programs, facilities and the training equipment we have are all industry relevant. Also one of the important part of this course is the job experience. I’m grateful of the Job placement program which really complimented well our learning. In my view, these makes the automotive program a great course offered by Kangan."

Shu-Ting Lin – ELICOS / Taiwan

We learn together and we learn from each other. We can go on special activities, we play basketball and have BBQ’s in the park.

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