A growing number of Australian tertiary institutions are setting up on-campus secondary schools. In the latest move, a Melbourne polytechnic plans to open a senior secondary school offering technical and trade subjects. Within 18 months, the Holmesglen Institute of Technical and Further Education will become Australia's first to open a vocational education and training college for senior secondary students. Monash University in Melbourne is awaiting state government approval for Victoria's first specialist science high school on its main campus. Flinders University and the South Australian government became the first in Australia to open such a school in Adelaide in 2003. The $14 million Australian Science and Mathematics School enrols more than 400 students. Launching the Holmesglen project last week, Victorian state Education Minister Lynne Kosky said she believed the idea would be copied by other polytechnics across Australia. Ms Kosky said the state government would provide A$2 million ($11.87 million) to assist Holmesglen refurbish the buildings needed for the college and would meet the costs of educating the senior students enrolled. Holmesglen director Bruce McKenzie said the college would admit full and part-time students as well as those from other schools wanting to undertake vocational education as part of their final certificate year. Holmesglen enrols about 3,000 students from overseas and the new school is likely to offer preparatory courses for students wanting to undertake vocational certificate, diploma and degree programmes.