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Then and Now – 1950s


In 1953 CSIRO scientists invented the first solar hot water service. By 2012 NMIT is an established provider of renewable technology training including Certificate III and IV in Renewable Energy.

The Institute’s Green Skills Centre of Excellence (Epping campus) provides a purpose-built facility for training in environmentally sustainable practices across a wide selection of industries.

The TV age

1956: Television began in Australia. By 2012 NMIT has a state-of-the-art Television Broadcast training facility at its Collingwood campus where Screen and Media students work in HD Broadcast production studios equipped with the latest digital editing hardware and software.

Growing staff numbers

By the mid-1950s Preston Technical School had approximately 71 staff for approximately 850 students. In 2012 NMIT has approximately 1721 ongoing, contract and casual staff catering to around 44,000 enrolments, seven campuses and six training centres within Victoria.

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