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4 women changing the face of TAFE NSW

This International Women’s Day we’re taking a moment to pause and give our thanks to the women who have gone before us to forge a more gender-balanced world.

 4 women changing the face of TAFE NSW

We are lucky to be surrounded by an amazing bunch of humans here at TAFE NSW. And, taking a closer look at our female population we see they’ve got one thing in common; they’re all incredible! Here are four fearless females that are making waves across the state.

1. Belinda Maudson – Feature Film Visionary

Belinda Maudson’s CV reads like an IMBD excerpt; ‘Star Wars’, ‘Godzilla’, ‘House of Wax’, ‘Erskineville Kings’ and ‘Angst’, ‘Dr Zhivago’, ‘Rocky Horror Show’ and ‘Priscilla,’ as well as the 2000 Sydney Olympic games! Since becoming a teacher at TAFE NSW, Belinda and her students have worked on pieces for VIVID Sydney, the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras and countless live events. With Belinda’s track record you can see why was awarded TVET Teacher of the Year at the 2018 State Training Awards.

2. Lizzie Von Gavel – Arts Champion

Lizzie Von Gavel’s passion for Australian art took her beyond the classroom, to the planning, development and coordination of the Mehi Art Studio and Gallery at TAFE NSW Moree. Lizzie provides Aboriginal students the opportunity to showcase their art, as well as teaches them important business and life skills. In recognition for her dedication and effort, Lizzie was named Non-Aboriginal Teacher of the Year at the 2018 TAFE NSW Gili Awards.

3. Lyn Wilson – Basic Boss

For 20 years, the 2015 Teacher of the Year WINNER, Lyn Wilson, has been leading the charge developing strong foundations in basic Language, Literacy and Numeracy in adults. Lyn’s model of good practice and designs of Indigenous pre-employment and other training programs have been key to the significant number of employment outcomes achieved for Aboriginal people in Sydney. After winning the prestigious award, Lyn took her passionate career to new heights, leading teams of literacy teachers and head teachers across the Sydney region in a bid to develop pathways for other disadvantaged students.

4. Jacquie Tang – IT Guru

Award-winning IT guru, Jacquie Tang traded in a high-flying corporate career to follow her passion for teaching, Jacquie is particularly passionate about seeing her International Students grow and excel not only in IT but in a totally new country. Jacquie understands the concerns and challenges of an international student. After all, she was one.

Have you come across amazing women at TAFE NSW that deserves recognition? Let us know!