History

Stemming back to as early as 1925, Kangan Institute's rich history involves the merger of four major institutes-John Batman, Broadmeadows College and the Richmond automotive campus of Barton Institute of TAFE and more recently, Bendigo TAFE.

2014

Kangan Institute merges with Bendigo TAFE.

2010

Our new name, Kangan Institute, is unveiled after thirteen years operating as Kangan Batman TAFE. The updated name is joined by a new logo and fresh brand colours to help reaffirm Kangan as a dynamic and progressive Victorian education provider.

2006

Kangan Batman TAFE opens its newest campus - Automotive Centre of Excellence - Docklands

1998

Kangan Batman TAFE acquires Richmond automotive campus of Barton Institute of TAFE

1997

John Batman and Kangan Institutes of TAFE amalgamate to form Kangan Batman TAFE

1995

Broadmeadows College of TAFE changes its name to Kangan Institute of TAFE, in honour of Myer Kangan OBE AO, the founder of Australia's TAFE system

1994

Moorabbin and Richmond Colleges of TAFE merge to form the Richmond Automotive Campus of Barton Institute of TAFE

1985

Broadmeadows College of TAFE established

1970

Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT) transfers its automotive training programs to Batman Automotive College, Coburg. Batman College changes its name to John Batman Institute of TAFE

1969

Overcrowding splits Richmond Technical School's secondary education and TAFE functions into Richmond Technical School and Richmond College of TAFE

1925

Richmond Technical School established, delivering motor mechanics training as part of the post-Depression Youth Employment Scheme