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The sharing of knowledge also helps to dispel ignorance, which is often what lies underneath negative emotions like fear and hatred Today, 28 April, is international Pay it Forward Day . It's all about the ripple effect. Making the world a better place, one kind deed at a time. The idea of paying it forward has been around for decades. But it was American novelist Catherine Ryan...

Many of the professions predicted to enjoy future popularity are due to the ageing population and the digital boom Life isn't static. And neither is the job market. Times will always be changing and this means the demand for different jobs and trades will change with them. Jobs that were popular and in high demand 10 years ago might be waning now, due to a change in technology,...

At the age of 46, the single mother of three boys has enrolled with Hunter TAFE as a first year hairdressing apprentice, becoming possibly the oldest in the entire Central Coast area. "I thought it would be overwhelming in that environment, I thought people were going to laugh at me," she told The Daily Telegraph. "I was worried because nearly everyone else in the ...

Grace Harris, from the NSW Southern Highlands town of Robertson received the highest aggregate award last week. She began her apprenticeship with TAFE Illawarra at the beginning of 2015 with the Girls Branch Out team. The Girls Branch Out team is a local community initiative where female members work on a range of different painting and decorating jobs for both domestic and...

Because these women were often unskilled and untrained, some formal training was required Every year ANZAC Day is an opportunity to reflect on Australia's involvement in overseas political conflicts and the lessons we've learned from those involvements. It was the two world wars of last century that had the greatest impact on our society, our institutions and the day-to-day life of...

As teachers, we are proud of all our students – current and former – and we celebrate their victories One of the greatest things about being a teacher is when a former student really shines. There's a feeling of pride and accomplishment for their achievement. The knowledge that they're doing great, and maybe you had a small part in that, maybe you helped them achieve their goals,...

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The report gives an overview of the national vocational education and training market and compares the cost burdens carried by TAFE NSW against TAFEs in other States and Territories.  NSW Minister for Skills John Barilaro says vocational training is undergoing significant change and TAFE NSW must respond in a way that meets students demand for course delivery, eliminates duplication ...

Melanie Greenwood, 22, didn't grow up dreaming of being a locksmith. Her "aha" moment came when she accidentally locked herself out of her apartment and was staggered at the $150 cost of engaging a locksmith. That was when she decided it could be a career path for her. The clincher was successfully applying for a locksmith apprenticeship. Greenwood studied for four years at...

 The global economy is completely dependent on cheap oil and therefore unsustainable It's all about the ‘L' word – local. This seems to be at loggerheads with the ethos of our global economy. But there are many reasons, both practical and ethical, to buy local rather than imported goods. For example, many small businesses employ TAFE graduates , which means by supporting these...

TAFE is lucky. Because our history goes all the way back to the first half of the 19 th century, many of our Campus buildings are examples of the beautiful architectural styles that were characteristic of the time. Neoclassical, Greek Revival, Gothic Revival, Neo-Renaissance, the list is many and varied. As a tribute to World Heritage Day, here are three TAFE NSW Campuses that...

The Ambassadors include celebrities like Matt Moran, Lisa Mcguigan, Ed Halmagyi and Kyle Loades. Lesser well-known, but equally successful people include Jim Sell who runs a building business in the Southern Highlands; Frank Newah-Jefroi, who's gone from refugee to community services worker in the Riverina, and Carmen-Lee Campbell, a shearer and wool classer out west. The winning...

The fundraising effort was part of the students' course work, where they were assessed on their ability to work together as a team towards a common goal. "One of the best ways to teach that is to give them something real to do," their teacher, Cheryl Bradshaw told the Cootamundra Herald. The students decided that the Burrumbuttock Hay Runners were a worthy cause as they...

‘Everything in moderation' may sound boring, but it's sensible advice that could keep you on track and prevent your studies from suffering Quitting may be great when it comes to cigarettes or other unhealthy lifestyle habits. But quitting your TAFE studies is another matter – definitely something that won't be good for you. Especially after just two months. You may be wondering why...

Having the right qualification for the job is important for achieving stable and reliable employees who are satisfied with their work Certificate III? Certificate IV? Diploma? Degree? Prospective students often wonder what the difference is between these TAFE qualifications . And at first glance it can seem confusing. An understanding of TAFE qualifications and what each ...

Teachers from TAFE's South Western Sydney Institute (SWSi) are collaborating with Campbelltown Council to provide a range of creative workshops for members of the public to participate in while they're pounding the shopping mall. The workshops cover pattern making, photography, merchandising, styling advice and hair and beauty lessons. Fashion design teachers will be providing tips...

The scholarships are either equity or merit-based incentives and were established to provide financial assistance for the students throughout their studies or beyond. "The scholarship judging panel was impressed with the students' commitment to achieving their goals and their outstanding contributions to campus life and the broader community," said Lucy Arundell,...

Demetra Kakopieros, whose collection is titled Symphonies in the Black, aims to confront people with her designs, which have been described as "dark and fierce". A passionate animal lover, Kakopieros wants people to rethink how animals are exploited for and by the fashion industry. "I design my work based on trying to capture a feeling or emotion with my...

As part of the Reskilling NSW election commitment, the NSW Government promised $8 million to assist 15 to 19 year olds discover meaningful and effective pathways into vocational education, training, and hopefully employment. As part of the program, Mid Coast Inc., already with offices in various locations throughout the region including Port Macquarie, Kempsey and Taree, has been...

The abandoned premises will be occupied by Anglicare Goulburn Early Childhood Centre, which will be expanding its service to meet a growing demand in the local area. They will be sharing the facilities with another service, the St Saviours Long Day Care Centre, which will also be expanding. "We are so pleased to be able to offer the Goulburn community a more comprehensive...