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Box Hill Institute

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Diplomas and Certificates

Year of graduation 2014

Diploma in Children’s Services

Overall experience

4
WRITTEN ON 3 JUN 2014

Excellent Educational Standards

My family and friends have been my inspiration in many aspects of my life. They are one of my reasons I’ve made it to study in Australia. They showed me if you want to achieve something, you must be persistent and never give up. 

When I was in Mexico, I worked in journalism and communications with companies like News Paper Reforma, Editorial Televisa and Martha Debayle’s bbmundo. It wasn’t easy to get a job there but I followed the advice of my family and friends: do your best and never give up.

After a while, I realized I really enjoyed writing articles for children and parents. So I decided that it was time to get a higher qualification relevant to children’s education.
 
After research, I chose Australia because it is a multicultural country and has excellent educational standards. And Box Hill Institute provided the course and qualification I was looking for.  

So here I am with my husband and my little girl following my dream, working hard, and doing my best.

My family and friends have been my inspiration in many aspects of my life. They are one of my reasons I’ve made it to study in Australia. They showed me if you want to achieve something, you must be persistent and never give up. When I was in Mexico, I worked in journalism and communications with companies like News Paper Reforma, Editorial Televisa and Martha Debayle’s bbmundo. It wasn’t easy to get a job there but I followed the advice of my family and friends: do your best and never give up. After a while, I realized I really enjoyed writing articles for children and parents. So I decided that it was time to get a higher qualification relevant to children’s education. After research, I chose Australia because it is a multicultural country and has excellent educational standards. And Box Hill Institute provided the course and qualification I was looking for. So here I am with my husband and my little girl following my dream, working hard, and doing my best.

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Anonymous

Anonymous

Undergraduate Degree

Year of graduation 2014

Bachelor of Music Performance

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4
WRITTEN ON 3 JUN 2014

Melbourne Best place to study

Hi, I’m Jason. I’ve been studying and playing music for 13 years, and have been to lots of different countries, but I’ve chosen to stay in Melbourne to study music. Melbourne has a diverse arts culture. People can join in and enjoy lots of different arts in many ways. I am a trumpet player and I used to be a busker playing my trumpet on the street. When I first started busking it was just to earn some money, but then I gradually began to realise that I just loved to play and see the smiles on people’s faces as they listen.
 
The other thing I like about Melbourne is that there are a lot of festivals, such as the International Jazz Festival, ANZAC Day and even a ‘Zombie’ Day, which is full of people laughing on the street. Every year that I’ve been here I’ve played in the ANZAC Day March – which stands for the ‘Australian and New Zealand Army Corps’. At the beginning I did it just to join in with people in their festival but I gradually realised it wasn’t really a festival but it is about remembering those that have passed away at war and to celebrate life as it is now. It is a beautiful thing in Australia.
 
Music is a part of my life – if human life is a tree, then music is the water and Australia is the fresh soil I need. In the future after a few years of experience in my music studies I plan to use what I’ve learnt to carry forward Chinese music culture to the world.

Hi, I’m Jason. I’ve been studying and playing music for 13 years, and have been to lots of different countries, but I’ve chosen to stay in Melbourne to study music. Melbourne has a diverse arts culture. People can join in and enjoy lots of different arts in many ways. I am a trumpet player and I used to be a busker playing my trumpet on the street. When I first started busking it was just to earn some money, but then I gradually began to realise that I just loved to play and see the smiles on people’s faces as they listen. The other thing I like about Melbourne is that there are a lot of festivals, such as the International Jazz Festival, ANZAC Day and even a ‘Zombie’ Day, which is full of people laughing on the street. Every year that I’ve been here I’ve played in the ANZAC Day March – which stands for the ‘Australian and New Zealand Army Corps’. At the beginning I did it just to join in with people in their festival but I gradually realised it wasn’t really a festival but it is about remembering those that have passed away at war and to celebrate life as it is now. It is a beautiful thing in Australia. Music is a part of my life – if human life is a tree, then music is the water and Australia is the fresh soil I need. In the future after a few years of experience in my music studies I plan to use what I’ve learnt to carry forward Chinese music culture to the world.

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Anonymous

Anonymous

Diplomas and Certificates

Year of graduation 2014

Diploma of Automotive

Overall experience

4
WRITTEN ON 3 JUN 2014

Good quality education

I am from Busan city, Korea, which is the second largest city in Korea. I first came to Australia six years ago. All I knew at that time about Australia was the Opera House and kangaroos. However there were lots of things about Australia than I thought. I was surprised to see the variety of people and the vast natural environment.
 
I had to return to Korea to complete army service. After army service I thought a lot of things about my future. I had been to Japan and Europe, but I kept thinking about Australia and eventually decided that life in Australia was the most suitable for my future.
 
I decided to study the Diploma of Automotive at Box Hill Institute because the agency recommended it. And it was a good choice because the teachers helped me to get real work placement experience in my field while I studied. There is also a career service which helped me to write a winning job application and my resume, and taught me how to be myself in interviews.

Now, my family is very happy and proud about my achievements so far. They say that after coming here I have learnt to take good care of myself, start working and get great results from studying. 
 

I am from Busan city, Korea, which is the second largest city in Korea. I first came to Australia six years ago. All I knew at that time about Australia was the Opera House and kangaroos. However there were lots of things about Australia than I thought. I was surprised to see the variety of people and the vast natural environment. I had to return to Korea to complete army service. After army service I thought a lot of things about my future. I had been to Japan and Europe, but I kept thinking about Australia and eventually decided that life in Australia was the most suitable for my future. I decided to study the Diploma of Automotive at Box Hill Institute because the agency recommended it. And it was a good choice because the teachers helped me to get real work placement experience in my field while I studied. There is also a career service which helped me to write a winning job application and my resume, and taught me how to be myself in interviews. Now, my family is very happy and proud about my achievements so far. They say that after coming here I have learnt to take good care of myself, start working and get great results from studying.

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Anonymous

Anonymous

Diplomas and Certificates

Year of graduation 2013

Associate Degree of Biotechnology

Overall experience

4
WRITTEN ON 2 JUN 2014

Scholarships for International Students

I first came to South Australia in 2010 after I had completed my high school education in Sri Lanka, and then I moved to Melbourne. I wanted to purse my degree in relation to biotechnology so I chose Box Hill Institute.
 
I started my Associate Degree of Biotechnology.  I have gained a lot of practical knowledge within these two years at the Institute. I’m waiting to start my work placement in another few months, which is an important part of my degree.
 
I was able to achieve two international student scholarships from Box Hill Institute which helped financially. I’m interested in continuing my higher education studies after I complete my degree. I think the knowledge and experience that I gained at Box Hill Institute will help me in my future endeavours.

I first came to South Australia in 2010 after I had completed my high school education in Sri Lanka, and then I moved to Melbourne. I wanted to purse my degree in relation to biotechnology so I chose Box Hill Institute. I started my Associate Degree of Biotechnology. I have gained a lot of practical knowledge within these two years at the Institute. I’m waiting to start my work placement in another few months, which is an important part of my degree. I was able to achieve two international student scholarships from Box Hill Institute which helped financially. I’m interested in continuing my higher education studies after I complete my degree. I think the knowledge and experience that I gained at Box Hill Institute will help me in my future endeavours.

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Anonymous

Anonymous

Undergraduate Degree

Year of graduation 2015

Accounting

Overall experience

4
WRITTEN ON 2 JUN 2014

A dream destination

In 2011 I applied to study accounting at Box Hill Institute. I got my application approved by the institute in one month. I was amazed how quick it happened! Getting my visa from the Australian Embassy in Tehran took a lot more time and effort but finally my visa was approved in 2012.
 
I could say I was a real international student in one of the best higher education institutes in Victoria, Australia.
 
I will always be thankful for my family's support, the research they did on Box Hill Institute and their financial support for my major. As well as that, I’m so grateful for Box Hill’s support, the way they responded to my never ending enquiries.
 
It's never too late to follow the path in your heart. If you truly desire something there is always a way to reach it.

In 2011 I applied to study accounting at Box Hill Institute. I got my application approved by the institute in one month. I was amazed how quick it happened! Getting my visa from the Australian Embassy in Tehran took a lot more time and effort but finally my visa was approved in 2012. I could say I was a real international student in one of the best higher education institutes in Victoria, Australia. I will always be thankful for my family's support, the research they did on Box Hill Institute and their financial support for my major. As well as that, I’m so grateful for Box Hill’s support, the way they responded to my never ending enquiries. It's never too late to follow the path in your heart. If you truly desire something there is always a way to reach it.

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Anonymous

Anonymous

Undergraduate Degree

Year of graduation 2014

Bachelor of Biotechnology and Innovation

Overall experience

4
WRITTEN ON 2 JUN 2014

Biotechnology and Innovation at Box Hill

Being a science student I was keen to develop my knowledge and curiosity. Science has been my passion since my earliest days.
After high school, I was motivated by my parents and teachers to continue my higher education studies in Australia. Thus I arrived in Melbourne in June 2009 and completed two years of the Diploma in Laboratory Technology/Biotechnology at Box Hill Institute. The mode of education and learning at Box Hill Institute was affordable and absolutely a new experience for me which made me fully satisfied. Therefore I decided to carry on my further higher education studies at Box Hill Institute. So I commenced my Bachelors in Biotechnology and Innovation in the 2011.
 I would also like to follow my Bachelor Degree, with a Masters Degree, and then a PhD — this is how I envision my academic progress. My ultimate aim in life is to find a career in the scientific field as a scientist.

Being a science student I was keen to develop my knowledge and curiosity. Science has been my passion since my earliest days. After high school, I was motivated by my parents and teachers to continue my higher education studies in Australia. Thus I arrived in Melbourne in June 2009 and completed two years of the Diploma in Laboratory Technology/Biotechnology at Box Hill Institute. The mode of education and learning at Box Hill Institute was affordable and absolutely a new experience for me which made me fully satisfied. Therefore I decided to carry on my further higher education studies at Box Hill Institute. So I commenced my Bachelors in Biotechnology and Innovation in the 2011. I would also like to follow my Bachelor Degree, with a Masters Degree, and then a PhD — this is how I envision my academic progress. My ultimate aim in life is to find a career in the scientific field as a scientist.

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Dinky

Dinky

Diplomas and Certificates

Year of graduation 2007

diploma of Business

Overall experience

4
WRITTEN ON 23 AUG 2009

graduated a few years back

Studies at this tafe are good no doubt about that, but sometimes i feel that the long hours of classes just stresses you out.  Otherwise, quite happy with the teachers. The safest bet for students who wish to come here would be to do a check on the course and not just the institute

Studies at this tafe are good no doubt about that, but sometimes i feel that the long hours of classes just stresses you out. Otherwise, quite happy with the teachers. The safest bet for students who wish to come here would be to do a check on the course and not just the institute

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Teh Chin Tat

Teh Chin Tat

Diplomas and Certificates

Year of graduation 2010

Advance diploma of Engineering Technologies

Overall experience

4
WRITTEN ON 23 AUG 2009

Adv. dip. engineering

I am happy and all is well here so far. My advice for future students would be to check what they want to study before they come here and enrol in courses.

I am happy and all is well here so far. My advice for future students would be to check what they want to study before they come here and enrol in courses.

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Tien

Tien

Diplomas and Certificates

Year of graduation 2010

Diploma in Mechanical Engineering

Overall experience

4
WRITTEN ON 23 AUG 2009

mech. eng.

The experience as a student has been pretty okay i guess. Box Hill TAFE is a very good place to start your studies, if you are keen on getting hands-on stuff. This is the place to go for. 

The experience as a student has been pretty okay i guess. Box Hill TAFE is a very good place to start your studies, if you are keen on getting hands-on stuff. This is the place to go for.

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Aldrian

Aldrian

Diplomas and Certificates

Year of graduation 2009

Diploma of Hospitality Management(Patisserie)

Overall experience

4
WRITTEN ON 8 JUN 2009

Bakery

My experience was not very interesting. It was average, I came here for my classes and returned back. It was generally ok. My advice to the students who wish to join here would be that they should have a look at other unis/tafes over here before joining Box Hill TAFE because there are so many institutions here. 

My experience was not very interesting. It was average, I came here for my classes and returned back. It was generally ok. My advice to the students who wish to join here would be that they should have a look at other unis/tafes over here before joining Box Hill TAFE because there are so many institutions here.

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