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Holmes Institute - Cairns Campus

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School ID: SI610017
Rank: 11,545
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Applied number: 16

Holmes Institute is a multi-sector provider of education with faculties of Vocational Education and Training (VET), Higher Education and Secondary Education.

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  • Job opportunities
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General description

Established in 1963, Holmes commenced building a proud tradition of business excellence with the founding of a commercial college in Melbourne Australia. By 1986, Holmes had established one of Victoria's first accredited private English Language centres and the Holmes Education Group, a respected entity in professional Australian education. Since 2001, through these partnerships, Holmes has delivered undergraduate degree programs in addition to offering postgraduate options. Commencing 2004, the Holmes Institute of Higher Education enters an exciting era in quality, degree-based learning, preparing students for a changing global business environment by offering the Holmes Bachelor of Business. Today, Holmes offers a range of vocational awards, bachelors' degrees in business and accounting and masters' degrees in business administration and professional accounting. With its higher education now offered on its Hong Kong campus, Holmes Institute has extended its global reach.

Today, Holmes Institute operates as an integrated multi-sector private provider of education. The institute consists of a faculty of Vocational Education and Training, a faculty of Higher Education, a School of Secondary Education and an English Language Centres at each location.

Cairns, Queensland - a tropical climate, the magic of Far North Queensland, the Great Barrier Reef and World Heritage rainforest parklands - all make Cairns a unique choice for students who want to seek the most out of life and witness a unique environment.

At Cairns campus, you are greeted by happy and friendly staff ready to meet you and help you settle into Australian life. Superbly situated in the centre of the city of Cairns, this modern air conditioned campus with the centre piece being an open-air rainforest courtyard provides easy and convenient access to transport and amenities meters from the front door. When you are finished studying, enjoy the rainforest, reef and nightlife that Cairns is famous for.

As a regional city and an international tourism hub, students will often find work in hospitality, retail, agriculture or tourism related areas. The college has wireless access for students and a large computer lab. Job club allows students to receive help creating resumes, searching for jobs and practicing interviews with staff.

Cairns has a tropical climate and so much to do. Studying in Cairns is a great way to speak English, advance your business career and enjoy the best of Australia.

Why Holmes?

Holmes Institute operates from campuses in Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Gold Coast, Cairns and Hong Kong, offering a range of awards from the vocational level through to masters' degrees in business administration and accounting. As a multi-sector provider, Holmes Institute is well positioned as an alternative pathway to higher education.

Holmes Institute is driven by a culture of continuous quality improvement and in this context, the institution constantly seeks ways to align its education products with the demands of the labour market. This goal also informs curriculum development at Holmes, which includes fostering a commitment to life-long learning, international perspectives and the advancement of knowledge and understanding among its students.

As part of its commitment to continuous quality improvement, Holmes benchmarks its internal systems, structures, process and practices against best practice in universities and colleges. The institute also embraces new technologies with student-centered teaching and learning strategies, which complement the digital age.

Holmes Institute aspires to quality practices, which provides a stimulating and relevant education for its students and disseminates ideas about learning, community and citizenship relevant to an increasingly complex and technologically driven world.

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Avg Cost of Tuition/Year AUD$ 19,260
Cost of Living/Year AUD$ 18,000
Application fee AUD$ 200
Estimated Total/Year AUD$ 37,460

Main majors

  • Diploma of Hospitality Management
  • Advanced Diploma of Leadership and Management


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