The Ararat campus of NMIT (Northern Melbourne Institute of TAFE) is located in one of Victoria’s most historical wine growing districts.
This region is noted for its exceptional sparkling wines, fruit-filled whites and full-bodied reds. Wines from the region have won numerous awards both nationally and internationally. Twenty-eight hectares of vines were first planted at the Ararat campus with the first vintage in 2005.
Courses offered at NMIT’s Ararat campus include viticulture and winemaking, farm chemical users, civil construction, forklift, production horticulture, landscaping, turf management, agriculture and equine studies.
6 April 2009 - Public tours of historic Aradale Asylum to start
Discover a part of Ararat's history - The Age uncovers some of the mystery surrounding Aradale where NMIT runs its Ararat campus from: If these walls could speak (May 9, 2009)