Last year, State MP for Tamworth, Kevin Anderson realized he wanted
to go back to school. He could've taken a number of different routes
but chose to do his studies at TAFE NSW.
When he wasn't busy as the Parliamentary Secretary for Regional
Roads, Maritime and Transport he was studying a Certificate II in
Maritime Operations. He found TAFE's flexible learning approach really
fit for him and his schedule.
"Following positive discussions with Geoff Shelton, Head Teacher
for Maritime at Port Macquarie, we were able to design a training plan
and timetable so that I could squeeze it all in around my work
commitments. I was able to combine distance study with on-campus
tutorials and practicals, which was great."
"I am a passionate advocate of TAFE in my own electorate of
Tamworth, so it was great to link with Port Macquarie and benefit from
TAFE's flexibility and professionalism," Anderson told
the Port Macquarie News.
Anderson is now a qualified Coxswain but could be looking for more in
"Now that I have finally got my ticket, If the opportunity
arises, I can drive a charter boat on my next holiday - and I'm even
thinking about doing my Masters 5 (Certificate III in Maritime Operations)."