Our History

SIL Australia, formerly known as EQUIP Training, was established under the auspices of Wycliffe Bible Translators Australia. The first SIL school in Australia was held in 1950 in an old farmhouse in Berwick, Victoria and taught by Dr. Ken Pike. For the next 33 years SIL was run as an intensive summer school (known now as Launch). In 1983 Dr. Bruce Hooley established the school on the current site at Kangaroo Ground, Victoria and the courses were developed into full year programs which gained accreditation in 1994 and 1999.