Our story

We are a leading Australian provider of vocational and higher education and one of the largest government-owned TAFEs in Victoria. We value ambition, scholarship, passion, integrity, respect, and excellence. 

Discover how we have grown into a Melbourne education icon. Here’s our journey so far.

Holmesglen officially opens on the former site of Holmesglen Constructions in Batesford Road, Chadstone. This was originally an old munitions site used during WWII.

Growing rapidly, Holmesglen now has more than 11,000 enrolments. This year we also occupy the former Oakleigh Technical School site and open our Conference Centre at our Chadstone campus.

Holmesglen becomes the first Australian TAFE to be an ELICOS provider. We can now accept fee-paying overseas students!

Holmesglen opens a site in Glen Waverley – formerly the Victoria State Schools Nursery – and relocates its Oakleigh facilities to this new campus.

Holmesglen becomes the first Australian educational provider to be registered under ISO 9001.

An internationally recognised standard, ISO 9001 cements our reputation as a quality service provider that’s focused on continual improvement and consistent results.

We now have 30,000 enrolments and deliver close to six million contact hours a year.

Holmesglen acquires the Moorabbin campus of Chisholm Institute of TAFE. This increases our staff numbers by 200 and our enrolments by 15,000.

We also purchase a 290-hectare property near Eildon with a view to opening a rural learning and conference centre.

Holmesglen builds two new educational precincts in Moorabbin to cater to our increasing enrolments.

We also build two new educational facilities and a new cafeteria at the Waverley campus.

Following legislative changes in 2003, Holmesglen develops its suite of higher education programs. We have 15 undergraduate degrees accredited – including a landmark accreditation of a Division 1 Nursing degree.

Holmesglen opens a modern new conference facility at the Eildon site which includes accommodation for 18 staff and 48 students. This is now known as Holmesglen at Eildon.

We unveil a new state-of-the-art Health Sciences facility at Moorabbin which features simulation laboratories.

We also complete a major new building at the Waverley campus.

Holmesglen announces new Chief Executive Mary Faraone, who takes over from our founding and long-standing Chief Executive, Bruce Mackenzie.

This year we also open the Youth Foyer at our Waverley campus to help young homeless people.

Holmesglen builds on its long-standing partnership with Charles Sturt University (CSU). This year, 40 students begin their CSU Bachelor of Oral Health in a new six-storey building on Warrigal Rd, Chadstone.

Futuretech opens – a collaborative venture between Holmesglen and the Electrical Trades Union (ETU) Victorian Branch.

Located in North Melbourne, Futuretech is an education and training facility designed to upskill electrical professionals to meet the current and future demands of the industry.

Healthscope opens Australia's first TAFE-based hospital, the Holmesglen Private Hospital.

The Moorabbin campus also receives a new student hub which includes a learning commons area and information office.

Holmesglen welcomes the acquisition of two new campuses for Victoria’s two largest growth industries.

Our Bourke Street campus sees us take over from Navitas’ Health Skills Australia facilities, offering students more chances to study a Diploma of Nursing.

The new Drummond Street campus, acquired from Federation Training and located five minutes south of our existing Chadstone campus, is home to the $16 million Victorian Tunnelling Training Centre.

The Victorian Tunnelling Centre opens. Built in collaboration with Cross Yarra Partners (CYP) a consortium of LendLease, John Holland and Bouygues Construction the facility heralds a new era where Holmesglen becomes the premier trainer in civil construction and a preferred training provider for major infrastructure projects.

We celebrate our 40th anniversary, reflecting on the significant contributions we've made to education, locally and abroad.

Holmesglen wins the Industry Collaboration Award at the Victorian Training Awards for the fifth time; cementing our position as leader in industry collaboration. Our wins include for collaborations with Healthscope, The Royal Children’s Hospital, Futuretech, CYP, and WAVE project.