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NMIT - announces final call for Open Days

25 Mar 2013

It's Open Day season across Australia's universities, TAFES and private colleges and while most will offer lots of brochures, show bags and lectures, very few can boast a range of practical demonstrations that includes subjects as diverse as massage, hairdressing, cattle handling and horse dentistry.

NMIT has two big events scheduled: the NMIT Open Day (1 September) and the Primary Industries Open Day at NMIT (6 September).

Themed around “the passport to your future”, visitors to both NMIT Open Day events can find out about more than 500 courses offered by NMIT and book their ticket to an exciting career.

NMIT Open Day (1 September)

This expo style event will feature information sessions, exhibitors, demonstrations, prizes and give-aways covering a diverse and inspiring range of subject areas and career options including massage and myotherapy, horticulture, accounting and business studies, hospitality, building trades, engineering trades, agriculture and land management, music, illustration, television, hairdressing, tourism and event management and much more.

In addition to engaging demonstrations in careers such as massage, hairdressing and musical performance, there will be teaching staff on hand to answer course specific enquiries, examples of student work, advice on preparing folios for visual arts courses and auditioning for performing arts places, and information on NMIT's new articulation arrangements with La Trobe University for selected courses in accounting, international business and information technology.

When: Tuesday 1 September, 3 - 8 pm
Where: NMIT Preston Campus
More information: or call 13 NMIT
(Download Leaflet (PDF) | Poster (PDF))

Primary Industries Open Day at NMIT (6 September)
As Victoria's largest provider of primary industry training, NMIT has the experts and facilities to help students become leaders in their chosen primary industry. The Primary Industries Open Day gives visitors the inside information on career paths in Agriculture and Land Management, Aquaculture, Equine Studies, and Viticulture and Winemaking as well as up-to-date information on NMIT's Bachelor Degree program in each area.

As well as expert course and career advice, the day will feature plenty of practical demonstrations utilising the first-class facilities at NMIT's Epping campus including show cattle leading and grooming, wool displays, meat processing facility tours, aquaculture systems, horse dentistry and farriery, winery tour and bottling demonstration.

When: Sunday 6 September, 10 - 2 pm
Where: NMIT Epping Campus
More information: or call 13 NMIT

Photo opportunities can also be organised prior to each Open Day. Photo options include (but are not limited to):

Preston campus - hairdressing students in salon, massage consultation, hospitality/cookery students in kitchen / restaurant
Fairfield campus - horticulture students (greenhouse), musical performance
Collingwood campus - television production students in modern TV studio
Epping campus - aquaculture students with fish, equine students trackriding or in stables (at Northern Lodge Stud in Eden Park), viticulture students with wine making equipment, agriculture students with cattle and plastering / painting students practising skills.
Heidelberg campus - carpentry, furniture making, bricklaying, plumbing or wall and floor tiling students at work in the Building Barn.
Greensborough campus - Professional Writing and Editing Students working on manuscripts / in Desk Top Publishing Lab.


Interview / Photo Opportunity

Media enquiries should be directed to the NMIT Communications Officer, James Gardener, on (03) 92691579, 0413 483 182 or

NMIT (Northern Melbourne Institute of TAFE) - Situated on seven campuses and six training centres throughout Melbourne's north, NMIT delivers vocational training, higher education and lifelong learning capabilities for a global workforce. NMIT forges partnerships with community, industry and government to produce practical, solution orientated graduates capable of making meaningful contributions to their chosen field of endeavour.