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About Us


Provision of education is the only service offered by Australian Academy of Vocational Education and Trades Pty Ltd.

Mission Statement

To educate our students in an effective, timely and enjoyable manner while extending each and every one towards excellence in their field of study.


To be recognised as a high-quality, mid-sized education provider demonstrating real student care and to leverage such recognition to sustainably grow Academia into new markets and regions.

Chief Executive Officer

Academia International is recognized as a leading quality Vocational Education and English Studies Institution (International Provider of the Year 2012 & 2013, Victorian winner of excellence in international education, Victorian Training Awards Finalist 2009). We specialize in over 25 nationally recognised qualifications in a wide range of areas for domestic and international students. Our philosophy of quality education is to treat each student as an individual whilst providing:

  1. Highly skilled teachers
  2. Nationally recognised courses
  3. A mix of practical (lab) and theory based tuition
  4. Fun and caring environment were students are encouraged to reach their maximum academic potential

Other recognitions include;

  1. Member of the Australian Council of Private Education and Training (ACPET)
  2. Member of English Australia (EA)
  3. English courses are quality endorsed by NEAS.
  4. Contracted to deliver the vocational qualifications under the Victorian Training Guarantee and VET-FEE-HELP.

Located in the centre of Melbourne, we are easy to get to with multiple forms of public transport servicing our campus. The majority of our courses are delivered 3 days per week providing students with the option to work and study at the same time.

Our partnerships with a number of universities across Australia offer students choice of Diploma to Degree direct entry pathways offering significantly less costly and more supportive entry to higher education.

Our English school is a full member of English Australia, the highest level of accreditation for English tuition, allowing students attain the English entry level required for University.

Example pathways:
English ⇒ Degree
English + Diploma ⇒ Degree

Study options exist over a number of education streams offering over 25 nationally accredited qualifications in:

  1. English
  2. Aged Care
  3. Child Care
  4. Accounting
  5. Business
  6. Marketing
  7. Hospitality
  8. Patisserie
  9. Commercial Cookery
  10. Hairdressing
  11. Beauty Therapy

I look forward to welcoming you to Academia.

Mel Koumides
Managing Director