Western Institute of Technology (WIT) is one of the largest Registered Training Organisations (RTO) in Melbourne, Australia, with four campuses spread out in the state of Victoria; South Melbourne, Maidstone, Dandenong, West Melbourne and a campus in New South Wales (Sydney). WIT provides education programs in the Vocational Education and Training (VET) sector, ranging from short courses to advanced diploma level courses.
WIT believes that a quality education and training will lead to better job opportunities. WIT’s mission statement is as follows: “To provide a significant educational experience that gives students the crucial opportunities to gain the extensive knowledge and skills needed to innovate and adapt effectively to a lifetime of social and technological revolution”.
Established in 2008, WIT has grown into a known and recognised institution. When kicking off the delivery of training in 2008, as a registered training provider of Commonwealth Register of Institutions and Courses for Overseas Students (CRICOS), the first group of students comprised of only 20 international students. Today, the college delivers training to over 1000 students, both Australian and overseas students. Hundreds of qualified and skilled students graduate from WIT every year, ready to enter the workforce with confidence.
Apart from providing training that leads to more skills, WIT’s compliance is regularly monitored through external audits by various government departments. The Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA) is the national authority that monitors and regulates the RTO and CRICOS registered providers in Australia, since the 1st of July 2011. WIT observes compliance as quality requirements of the Standards for Registered Training Organisations 2015.
With a strong aim to be top ranked, WIT has received numerous awards since its establishment. In 2011, WIT achieved an award for its contribution to the painting and decorating industry from the Master Painters Association for Victoria. Further, in 2011 and 2012, WIT was listed in the top 20 (14th and 17th respectively) in the BRW Fast 100, a list comprising the fastest growing businesses in Australia of the year.
Thanks to its great achievements, the Institute has expanded its business in the education sector. In 2013, WIT registered as a senior secondary school, trading as Western Senior Secondary College. This additional education program allows students to commence their studies at a secondary school level and continue with suitable certificate or diploma level courses. Also, in 2015 WIT was approved to deliver Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE).
WIT welcomes all individuals from different background to get together and obtain lifelong knowledge and skills that will enrich their personal character and professional career.