Sunraysia Institute of TAFE
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|Location||Mildura, Victoria, Australia|
About the Institute
Sunraysia Institute of TAFE is a provider of vocational education and training services in North West Victoria, Australia.
Service provision extends over a geographic area generally bounded by Pooncarie in NSW (150 km to the North); Balranald in NSW (200 km to the east); the Riverland region in SA (150 km to the west); Murrayville in Victoria (230 km to the south west on the SA border); and in a region 375 km south and south east of Mildura including the communities of Ouyen, Robinvale, Sea Lake, Swan Hill, Ultima and Kerang.
The Institute was established on 1 January 1979 as the Sunraysia College of TAFE. The Institute was the first purpose designed TAFE College in Victoria with building commencing in 1980. It was renamed the Sunraysia Institute of TAFE on 2 October 1995.
From its inception the Institute aimed to provide training to meet the needs of the local community including the more remote locations in the region such as Ouyen, Manangatang and Werrimull. This was called the Outreach program. The Institute was also established with a tri-state focus due to its unique location near the border of the three states of Victoria, New South Wales and South Australia.
Study areas offered by the Institute in its first years of operation included Automotive Studies, Business Studies, Engineering and Rural Studies. Today the Institute offers training in areas of Automotive, Transport & OHS, Health and Wellbeing, Business & Environment, Education and Media, Hospitality & Personal Services, Industry & Energy & Environment and Language, Literacy & Work Skills
Some modules include providing services at the nearby Australian Inland Botanic Gardens.