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Background

On 07 February 1916, from the beginning of the first term, day courses in Bookkeeping, Typewriting and Shorthand were added to the Ballarat School of Mines curriculum.[1] The Commercial classes started after affiliating with Miss Annie Abrams Business College. Through this association Miss Abrams became the first woman to head a curriculum area at the Ballarat School of Mines.[2] By the end of 1916 twenty five lady clerks had been supplied to local firms.[3]

In 1921 the Typing and Shorthand classes were re-opened under the direct control of the Ballarat School of Mines, after Annie Abrams terminated arrangements with the Ballarat School of Mines. Since Miss Abrams equipment was no longer available to the school typewriters had to be obtained from the Education Department.[4]

Typing and Short-hand ceased to be offered around 1965, when it became a subject in the local technical schools.[5]

During the 1950s and 1960s large numbers of students attended Ballarat School of Mines evening classes in accountancy and bookkeeping to prepare for the Education Department's Accountancy Certificate. In 1967 a Department of Business Studies was established, with Patrick Hope doming to the Ballarat School of Mines for one year, initially on loan from Footscray Technical College, to take charge of the new Diploma of Business Studies. The first Diploma was granted to Min Jui Loo in 1970.[6]

With the creation Ballarat College of Advanced Education Business had gathered sufficient numbers to become a school, and in 1978 a Bachelor of Business was introduced.[7]

A Graduate Diploma of Business Administration was introduced in 1980. This course was offered over two years in the evening.[8]

In 1990 A Graduate Diploma in Business (Information Systems) was introduced.[9]

With the success of Sovereign Hill, heritage tourism and regional travel a new course in Tourism, Bachelor of Business (Tourism) commenced in 1989 with forty students selected from a much larger number.[10]

A Master of Business (Management) was introduced in 1993.[11]

Site

Classes were held daily at Miss Annie M. Abrams' School of Mines Business College at the corner of Dana Street and Albert Street. [12]

The Oxford Chambers in Lydiard Street were leased for use by the Commercial classes, after expansion due to the repatriation of returned servicemen.[13] In 1922 it was reported that classes in typing and shorthand were accommodated in the Ballarat School of Mines building after the expiration of the lease of Oxford Chambers.[14]

The People

Annie Abrams

Ethel Bult

Patrick Hope

Mavis McTaggart

References

  1. Perry, Warren, The School of Mines and Industries, Ballarat, Ballarat School of Mines, Ballarat, 1984, p,243.
  2. Beggs Sunter, Anne, A Rich Vein of Learning: The Origins of the University of Ballarat 1869-1993, University of Ballarat, 1994, p74.
  3. Perry, Warren, The School of Mines and Industries, Ballarat, Ballarat School of Mines, Ballarat, 1984, p,243.
  4. Perry, Warren, The School of Mines and Industries, Ballarat, Ballarat School of Mines, Ballarat, 1984, p,294.
  5. Beggs Sunter, Anne, A Rich Vein of Learning: The Origins of the University of Ballarat 1869-1993, University of Ballarat, 1994, p74.
  6. Beggs Sunter, Anne, A Rich Vein of Learning: The Origins of the University of Ballarat 1869-1993, University of Ballarat, 1994, p74.
  7. Beggs Sunter, Anne, A Rich Vein of Learning: The Origins of the University of Ballarat 1869-1993, University of Ballarat, 1994, p74.
  8. Beggs Sunter, Anne, A Rich Vein of Learning: The Origins of the University of Ballarat 1869-1993, University of Ballarat, 1994, p74.
  9. Beggs Sunter, Anne, A Rich Vein of Learning: The Origins of the University of Ballarat 1869-1993, University of Ballarat, 1994, p74.
  10. Beggs Sunter, Anne, A Rich Vein of Learning: The Origins of the University of Ballarat 1869-1993, University of Ballarat, 1994, p74.
  11. Beggs Sunter, Anne, A Rich Vein of Learning: The Origins of the University of Ballarat 1869-1993, University of Ballarat, 1994, p74.
  12. Perry, Warren, The School of Mines and Industries, Ballarat, Ballarat School of Mines, Ballarat, 1984, p,243.
  13. Beggs Sunter, Anne, A Rich Vein of Learning: The Origins of the University of Ballarat 1869-1993, University of Ballarat, 1994, p74.
  14. Perry, Warren, The School of Mines and Industries, Ballarat, Ballarat School of Mines, Ballarat, 1984, p.294.



--Clare K.Gervasoni 10:35, 28 November 2016 (AEDT)

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