With around 64000 enrolments, including 22000 international enrolments from 69 different countries, NMIT (Northern Melbourne Institute of TAFE) is one of Australia's leading providers of vocational training and higher education for a global workforce.
Located on six campuses and four training centres throughout Melbourne's central and northern suburbs, NMIT is a government-funded institution providing a broad range of degrees, diplomas and certificates across a diverse range of study area including Accounting, Building and Construction, Mechanical Manufacturing, Electrical Trades, Renewable Energy, Locksmithing, Hairdressing, Horticulture, Hospitality and Tourism, Business and Commerce, Administration, Visual Arts, Performing Arts, Health and Community Studies, Agriculture and Animal Science to name just a few.
NMIT also offers specialised Bachelor Degrees and Associate Degrees designed to meet the needs of industry. Graduates of these programmes are prepared for vocations and leadership roles in their study area, through a mix of practical and theoretical learning. NMIT offers Bachelor Degrees in Applied Aquaculture, Australian Popular Music, Equine Studies, Hospitality Management, Illustration, Viticulture and Winemaking, and Writing and Publishing. A shorter (two-year) Associate Degree is also offered in Accounting, Illustration, International Business, International Business Management, and Music.
Priority Articulation Partnership with La Trobe University
Recently, NMIT and LaTrobe University formalised a Priority Articulation Partnership which enables NMIT students, who successfully complete one of NMIT's Associate Degrees in Accounting, International Business and International Business Management or the Advanced Diploma of Information Technology (Network Security / Process Improvement) to be accepted directly into a range of bachelor level programs at LaTrobe University.
Badulla student makes great ambassador for NMIT
Overseas for the first time, Badulla student, Jinath Bandara Premadasa, is enjoying studying NMIT's Bachelor of Hospitality Management. Currently in the second year of the degree, Jinath says, "the degree covers the practical side of Hospitality operations with topics such as Food and Beverage, Accommodation and Event Management but also provides general management skills including Human Resource Management, Marketing, and Finance. So it opens up other career possibilities outside of Hospitality."
Before arriving in Australia, Jinath worked as Assistant Manager in his family's motel located near Wellawaya in Uva Province and situated close to the Dillaluma Waterfalls. He also studied in a hotel school in Kandy and wanted to extend his qualifications beyond Diploma level but couldn't find an appropriate course in Sri Lanka. He had heard that Australia offered a good living standard for students while friends and relatives also recommended Australia as a safe and respected study destination.
"I'm enjoying the smaller classes at NMIT … they're great for building a good relationship with the teacher," says Jinath.
"At university you have to make an appointment to see the lecturer but at NMIT if you have a problem (with an assignment or exam) you can see your class teacher straight away. NMIT has the same support facilities as the universities including access to computers, library resources and student services. I also get excellent practical experience through NMIT's training facilities such as the St George's Restaurant where students cook and serve an a la carte menu, run the bar and manage reservations."