Blogs

Working in conjunction with TAFE Western Sydney, Rob features in a six-part web series titled  Educating Rob . The amusing video follows the protagonist's adventures as he navigates various TAFE programs, in the process showing viewers all that TAFE has to offer. The objective of the campaign is to engage young people through comedy and hopefully help them avoid becoming future...

Introducing Agnes Richardson, 91-year-old social media aficionado and grandmother, who has just graduated from TAFE New England's Tamworth Campus with her Certificate II in Interactive Digital Media and Technology . Staying in touch with her grandchildren via social media was the principal reason Agnes gave for enrolling in the course, which she hoped would improve her Social...

Abulla, who lives in Blacktown, was recognized for his passionate and tireless work in the community services sector for over a decade, especially for his work with refugees. Arriving in Australia from Ethiopia as a refugee himself, Abulla knows all too well the trauma and displacement experienced by people fleeing persecution in war-torn countries. Within a year of his arrival in...

Presented in association with the Royal Agricultural Society (RAS), the Challenge involves Landscape Construction students from three different TAFE NSW Institutes pitting their creative and construction skills against each other to create the most inspiring garden design. Landscaping-Easter-ShowNow in its sixth year, the Challenge takes place at the RAS' Royal Easter Show in Sydney...

Floristry students from four different TAFE NSW Institutes will be involved in the exhibit, which will be a riotous display that celebrates the colours, textures and varieties of Australian flora. With a theme of 'Art in Bloom', the students will be involved in the designing, planning and construction of the exhibits, which will be located inside the Southee Pavillion. The four TAFE...

Scheduled to take place over the next 12 months, the makeover will include a brand new simulated hospital for health and aged care students, an early childhood teaching centre and a hairdressing and beauty salon with upgraded equipment. The objective of the makeover is to create learning facilities that are more targeted and flexible. This will help position Young Campus as a...

NOMINATIONS ARE NOW OPEN  for the 26th annual Gili Awards, which will be presented on Thursday 26 May. The purpose of the TAFE NSW Gili Awards is to acknowledge the outstanding achievements of Aboriginal students; the contribution and dedication of TAFE NSW staff, and the outcomes of TAFE NSW engagement with industry, schools and Aboriginal communities.  The annual Awards...

Sydney TAFE will host a restaurant which will sell a delectable range of dishes and Hunter TAFE will set up a nearby wine stall selling a beautiful variety of wines to complement each menu item. Over 50 students and 25 staff from hospitality, cookery and event management will be involved and the public will see a very high standard of food presentation, food quality and service...

Already with two international baking competitions under his apron, the talented 22-year-old has been named a stand-out performer in the World Young Bakery Hopeful competition, a segment of the Bakery World Cup in Paris, France. John trained at Hunter TAFE, starting his apprenticeship when he was just 16. He recently completed his training with the Australian Baking Team at the...

John Reminis, 22, will represent the Asia Pacific region when he vies for the title of World Young Bakery Hopeful on February 5 against peers from Europe, the Americas, Africa and the Mediterranean. The participants have been given the theme of Children's Garden Party and will be judged on their ability to make 100 bread products in less than one hour. "I have been working...

No shirt was left uncoloured as people walked around the campus while doused in coloured powder, before taking part in the grand finale – an all-in colour explosion. Local music stars Milly Deefholts and Natasha Moore also took part in the event and filmed part of a new music clip as they were showered in sprays of colour. North Coast TAFE community and business engagement leader...

The scholarships aim to increase the number of students studying the HLT54115 Diploma of Nursing  in order to support growing workforce demand by industry. The partnership between TAFE NSW Institutes and Local Health Districts ensure that the student is provided with an excellent educational experience supported by clinical placements within the NSW Health system. There will...

Ms Baxter believes demand in both courses remains high because they delivered real-life employment opportunities and outcomes. "These courses are designed to provide important skills and knowledge that are a necessity when working in the hospitality and gaming industries," Ms Baxter said. "Location-wide both courses are very popular and this popularity reflects high...

MacKinnon, who completed the WSET Level 4 Diploma in Wines and Spirits, won the Fine Wine Partners (FWP) Scholarship and will receive a $1,000 grant towards further wine studies and $1,000 towards a cellar from FWP's portfolio, as well as an engraved Spiegelau decanter. MacKinnon said he was "honoured and humbled in receiving this award". Resident Manager of Shangri-La...

Minister for Skills John Barilaro has welcomed the initiative that offers 25,000 scholarships to students around NSW during his visit to Port Macquarie TAFE today. The scholarships are part of the Jobs for Tomorrow program that encourages more vocational education and training (VET) students to enrol in and complete courses in science, technology, engineering and mathematics,...

TAFE NSW wishes to congratulate Susan Hartigan, former TAFE NSW Western Sydney Institute Director, for receiving the Public Service Medalon Australia Day 2016. Susan received her award for outstanding public service to vocational education and training in New South Wales. Ms Hartigan has had a long and distinguished career in vocational education and training. As a teacher, and in...

From Tuesday 19 to Saturday 23 January, at The Made By TAFE NSW Precinct on Peel Street will feature a different array of demonstrations in food and beverage, hair and beauty, horticulture, music and creative arts, and indigenous culture. Join in to learn a new skill like speaking an aboriginal language, keeping your kitchen knives sharp, making a mocktail, drought proofing your...

Scholarships will cover full payment of student program fees for the Diploma of Nursing HLT54115 . In addition, offers of employment in a NSW public health facility will be made to suitable applicants upon successful completion of the program, registration, standard recruitment processes and employment checks. Selection for a scholarship is a competitive process which includes...

The group will be hosted by Regional Development Australia (RDA) Orana on July 27 and 28. They will meet with representatives from Charles Sturt University, TAFE Western and Fletcher International to tour their facilities and discus academic articulation, language study, internships and job placements. RDA Orana CEO Felicity Taylor-Edwards said international education was...