Diploma of Nursing

Thelma Nhapi, Zimbabwe

As a recipient of the 2016 Australian Nursing & Midwifery Federation (ANMF) – Vic Branch Student Nurse Award, Thelma proves that studying what you love can get you places!

The award recognised a final year Diploma of Nursing student who has demonstrated attributes intrinsic to nursing practice, such as excellent communication and interpersonal skills, understanding of ethical and professional nursing, and an appreciation of the concept of excellence in nursing practice.

Thelma, who moved to Melbourne from Zimbabwe in 2015, said the award was an opportunity for her to gain a foothold in the dynamic health industry.

Advanced Diploma in Printing and Graphic Arts

Bhupinder Singh

I've been an international student at Kangan Institute since February this year, studying my Advanced Diploma of Printing and Graphic Arts.

I first found out about the Institute through a friend of mine who is studying an automotive course at the Automotive Centre of Excellence.

My course so far has covered a wide range of skills in the whole multimedia process, from taking images and Photoshop to Flash 2D animation and InDesign. I'm particularly interested in 3D animation and I'd also like to look at doing further study when I graduate from my advanced diploma course.

Because I've already completed a Bachelor of Multimedia in India, I wanted to see where I could take my skills in Australia, and I'm hoping to eventually work in the graphic design industry.

Studying at Kangan Institute has been a good experience. The people are nice and I can catch up with my friends in the new international lounge.

Advanced Diploma of Hospitality

Yangchen Dolma Wangyal, India

I was referred by my agent from home to come study at Kangan Institute. I now see why, with the facilities that we had. I absolutely loved the library and librarians. Having such a facility at the campus made it so much easier to complete assignments and home work which I could do at the campus itself.

I could not have asked for better teachers. They took into consideration that we were from different countries and different backgrounds and made us feel comfortable. They also understood the differences in our beliefs and mannerisms from the culture here in Australia. The teachers were more like friends and also were a great help for references while helping us to get jobs as well.

ELICOS Program

Yun Yang, China

I came to study at Kangan Institute to do English so I could then move on to do an Advanced Diploma in Commercial Cookery.

Once my course has finished I would like to do further study, perhaps at a local university.

Advanced Diploma of Hospitality (Commercial Cookery)

Zhuo Ping Bo, China

My first year doing this course was my first ever time in the kitchen. I have learnt so much about teamwork and how to communicate with other people. By cooking, I have also learnt about the culture here in Australia.

Kangan Institute was recommended to me by my agent in China and seems to be highly regarded as it has won awards in 2007 and 2008. It is also a different experience compared to a private school as I have had more hands-on practice.