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We‘re all going to find that the permanent digital trail we leave will come back to visit us It's very easy to forget that what happens online is permanent. Hitting the Delete button just means the questionable content disappears from the screen. But every keystroke of your online activity is being recorded. Permanently. It's no secret that hiring managers and recruiters are now...

Two TAFE floristry  students had the experience of a life time when they spent 10 days rubbing shoulders with some of the world' best florists at the Chelsea Flower Show. Stevie Mitchell and Donna O'Connor are studying a Certificate III in Floristry at TAFE and are now ready to put a new spin on their art. The Chelsea Flower Show is one of the largest flower shows in the ...

Sydney TAFE Director, David Riordan, will be participating in his fifth Vinnies CEO Sleepout charity event in Sydney on 23 June​. David, along with hundreds of business leaders, will be spending the night sleeping rough, with a beanie, sleeping bag, cardboard box and a cup of soup. It's all to assist homeless people who range from individuals to families. Every dollar raised helps...

A new student enrolment system is central to the successful operation of TAFE NSW in an increasingly competitive vocational education marketplace, Minister for Skills John Barilaro announced today. John speaking in front of a camera recording"I have asked TAFE NSW to commence a market testing process to identify the most effective enrolment system for its current and future ...

Students from Eora College of Sydney TAFE are taking their first steps towards becoming police officers graduating today from the Indigenous Police Recruiting Our Way Delivery (IPROWD) program. Image: Minister for Skills John Barilaro with IPROWD graduate Anna Graydon at the graduation ceremony at Eora College, Redfern*Governor of NSW His Excellency General The Honourable David...

  Looking for something to do that increases your brain power? There are loads of free events coming up that could help you pick up a new skill, give you a taste of your future career and help switch on those neurons. Genext MCA, Circular Quay Genext runs events at the MCA five times a year. These events feature a festival-like line up of live music, performance,...

They understand that we're giving our time and efforts to try and help and learn off each other It's Philanthropy Week, which celebrates kind deeds and the people who do them. Here are five philanthropic examples of people who have used their TAFE-trained skills to do their bit to change the world. Troy Everett, TAFE Illawarra teacher In October 2013, Troy Everett , Head Teacher...

Girls can be athletic. Guys can have feelings. Girls can be smart. Guys can be creative. And vice versa. Gender is specific only to your reproductive organs (and sometimes not even to those), not your interest, likes, dislikes, goals, and ambitions. ― Connor Franta, A Work in Progress There are many professions and vocations out there that are traditionally more popular with one...

TAFE Western has become the first Institute in NSW to develop a Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP). This was initiated as part of TAFE Western's commitment to assist Aboriginal communities to gain vocational education and training. The plan includes five key objectives. These are to improve; access to education and training for Aboriginal peoples, literacy and numeracy of Aboriginal...

While applying for a visa might seem complicated, it usually involves no more than a few hours of gathering the necessary documentation All of Australia's educational institutions welcome foreign students, and every year tens of thousands of them come to study at private colleges, universities and TAFE NSW campuses . Qualifying for a student visa Australia requires...

Sydney TAFE is partnering with Taronga Zoo at their annual fundraising gala dinner to celebrate the Zoo's centenary. This year's gala will be transformed into an extravagant animal masquerade ball, hosted at the iconic Sydney Town Hall. Taronga is working determinedly to help threatened species to breed, protecting their genetic diversity and even re-introducing them into the wild....

I wanted to make croissants in France, pizza in Italy and bread in Germany, and all travelling alone for the first time The road to success and glory can be paved with many things – sacrifices, good intentions, mistakes well handled. Sometimes even profiteroles. This was Morgan Clementson's experience. Now with an international, jet-setting career as a chef in Belgium, the TAFE...

TAFE Western Creative Industries has partnered with the Arts in Health program to brighten the walls of Dubbo Hospital. Students visited the hospital to set up an exhibition to bring a little colour to the walls of the new clinical services building. The new works went up last month for the benefit of hospital patients, carers and staff. Research shows that paintings and other...

The future of Blacktown's automotive industry is looking promising, with partnerships between TAFE apprentices and car dealerships supporting job prospects. The automotive sections at Blacktown and Mount Druitt TAFE Campuses have arranged apprenticeships in up to 30 dealerships across western Sydney. Apprentices get hands-on experience in repairs and maintenance. Blacktown TAFE...

Eight of the region's top young chefs showed off their culinary skills in Tamworth yesterday. In teams of two, the chefs from Armidale, Tamworth and Coffs Harbour produced a two-course meal at Tamworth TAFE in a bid to score a finalist spot in the 2016 Nestle Golden Chef's Hat Award. The Nestlé Golden Chef's Hat Award is dedicated to helping junior and apprentice chefs develop...

TAFE, Western Sydney student, Zach Whalan won apprentice of the year at the 2016 Blacktown City Local Business Awards. The award acknowledged the hard work and dedication he has put towards his apprenticeship and trade. Zach told The Blacktown Sun that he knew he wanted to build kitchens from a very young age "I actually had to get signed out of school early because I left...

The Centre of Excellence is a project headed up by Dave Roberts, TAFE SWSi Manager of Customer Service and Support for Aboriginal Education and Training. The new Centre of Excellence was opened with a smoking ceremony by local Indigenous Elder, Uncle Ivan, by blessing the snake path garden outside the facility. The snake path will eventually encompass the entire building,...

I like spray painting large street murals and portraits. I'm also happy to do artistic commissions. Think back to your 16-year-old self. Did you know what you wanted to do with your life back then? Did you even have an inkling? Not many people do. But there are always the exceptions. Some people have more than just an inkling – not only do they have a vision for their future, but...

It was a tense three days for TAFE SWSi student Matthew Cleave, but he kept his cool and took third prize at the 2016 World Skills Australia National Refrigeration Competition. Supported by the Australian Government and Heatcraft Australia, the competition, now in its seventh year, aims to encourage young people to achieve greatness in their chosen career areas. It also helps build ...

Clients of a Maitland disability service took to the kitchen at Hunter TAFE, to learn skills and earn qualifications for life. This 10 week tailor made course, initiated by endeavour group, taught participants all the skills needed to make healthy meals in the kitchen. Students learnt new recipes, ingredient preparation, food hygiene and cooking techniques. This course was designed...