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Bendigo TAFE and Kangan Institute

Training for the clean economy – the Victorian TAFE Network prospectus 2024

Bendigo TAFE and Kangan Institute have a broad clean economy offering and are leaders in electric vehicles (EVs) and automotive innovation.

For over 155 years, Bendigo TAFE and Kangan Institute (BKI) have been transforming lives. With a rich history of delivering education to the local community, both TAFEs have a focus on shaping individuals for success in local employment opportunities.

Distinguished by cutting-edge facilities and high-quality programs, Bendigo TAFE and Kangan Institute create a dynamic and welcoming environment conducive to effective learning. Catering to a diverse cohort of over 21,000 students annually, both TAFEs offer an extensive array of vocational courses that prepare individuals for the demands of the workforce.

Bendigo TAFE and Kangan Institute have 8 TAFE campuses located in Docklands, Cremorne, Essendon, Broadmeadows, Bendigo City, Charleston Road, Echuca and Castlemaine, underscoring their commitment to accessibility and community engagement.

Clean economy focus areas

Technical trades

Bendigo TAFE and Kangan Institute embed skills units to apply sustainable best practices in core technical trade areas (i.e. electrotechnology, plumbing, engineering, building and construction). The TAFEs are committed to maintaining and expanding these offerings to ensure technical trades qualifications prepare workers for the clean economy.

Conservation and ecosystem management

Bendigo TAFE and Kangan Institute deliver a well-established array of programs in agriculture, conservation and ecosystem management, encompassing certificate III, certificate IV and diploma levels. These offerings are underpinned by collaboration with industry partners, ensuring qualifications are in line with emerging policies and expectations.


Through training delivery at the Automotive Centre of Excellence in Docklands, Bendigo TAFE and Kangan Institute are recognised as national leaders in the field of automotive and electric vehicles (EVs). The TAFEs are actively enhancing their expertise in EV-related skills, such as repair, and solidifying partnerships to meet the growing demand. This commitment remains a top priority, demonstrated by the introduction of new EV units, including battery inspection and servicing, into automotive courses in September 2023. Furthermore, both TAFEs are committed to maintaining understanding of, and where necessary incorporating knowledge of, emerging new technologies in the sector into qualifications.


Kangan Institute’s Cremorne campus runs a successful recycled fashion program. In addition, circular design principles are well embedded in existing diplomas in fashion design.

Clean economy course offerings

Case studies