Established in 1963, Holmes commenced building a proud tradition of business excellence with the founding of a commercial college in Melbourne Australia. By 1986, Holmes had established one of Victoria's first accredited private English Language centres and the Holmes Education Group, a respected entity in professional Australian education. In 1987, High School Preparation for international students began, followed in 1988 by the opening of the first Holmes interstate campus in Sydney. Progressively, over the next fifteen years, Holmes has expanded the national campus network to include Brisbane, the Gold Coast and Cairns, as well as introducing Cambridge Teacher Training for English language teachers in 1989 and the launch in 1989 of a comprehensive national Study Tour program.
For over forty years, Holmes has had an enviable reputation as a quality education provider, being 100% Australian owned and maintaining since 1988 an unchanged senior management team. From 1988, Holmes has moved steadily towards active involvement with the higher education sector, particularly in the provision of undergraduate level degrees. The establishment of the Holmes Institute of Higher Education is in fulfilment of the company's higher education mission. To meet this challenge Holmes initiated relationships in 2000 with a number of public Australian universities. This initiative complemented and built on the existing articulation pathways of the Holmes diploma courses with degree courses at other providers of higher education in Australia.
Since 2001, through these partnerships, Holmes has delivered undergraduate degree programs in addition to offering postgraduate options. Commencing 2004, the Holmes Institute of Higher Education enters an exciting era in quality, degree-based learning, preparing students for a changing global business environment by offering the Holmes Bachelor of Business. Today, Holmes offers a range of vocational awards, bachelors' degrees in business and accounting and masters' degrees in business administration and professional accounting. With its higher education now offered on its Hong Kong campus, Holmes Institute has extended its global reach.
Holmes Institute is committed to providing the highest quality education to enable and empower its students to seek self-improvement, irrespective of nationality, gender or belief.
The Institute is a quality provider of ELICOS, vocational and higher education, with a focus on both domestic and international students. By the dedicated pursuit of best practice teaching and the provision of a dynamic, student-centred learning environment Holmes fosters in its students rational thought, intellectual integrity and social responsibility.