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Honing your skills at TAFE is a great way to fast-track your own career success For most of us mere mortals it usually takes years and years to achieve even modest goals. But some people manage to hit the big time at a remarkably young age. Call it talent, call it timing, call it luck, or a combination of many different factors. To mark National Youth Week 2016 , we've rounded...

She draws inspiration from the fact that she's one of just 22 female glaziers in Australia Going from receptionist to glazier isn't your typical career path. But then again, Joanna Tsakiridis isn't your typical careerwoman. Joanna already loved her job as receptionist at Broadway Aluminium and Joinery. So when the opportunity came up to buy the business, she decided it was too good...

So far the program has seen the introduction of smoke-free campuses and healthy food and drink options in canteens. Buoyed on by these successful reforms, the program has now been extended for at least another two years. "South western Sydney is a diverse and vibrant community and many of our students are from cultural backgrounds that have identified risks of lifestyle...

Both organisations will work together to expand training services to capture a greater market share from automotive competitors in NSW and beyond. The collaboration will increase the delivery of TAFE NSW courses, using our training facilities for the delivery of specific programs and provide better pathways for automotive students. According to Peter Gostelow, Manager, TAFE NSW...

Eventually I want to start my own business that mixes flowers, desserts, graffiti art and music. I love classic heavy metal. People ask me how it will all work together and I tell them I can't see it not working, it all connects - Ally, Sydney TAFE Floristry  isn't something that's normally associated with graffiti art. But for Sydney TAFE Floristry student, Ally, the two can...

The Certificate III in Events students were primarily motivated by the fact that most of them knew of someone, either a family member or a friend, who was battling cancer. The morning tea was also a great opportunity for them to gain some valuable event management experience. Australia's Biggest Morning Tea is an annual fundraising event by the Cancer Council and has been...

The course aims to reduce inappropriate use of the selfie in public settings and increase the quality of what has become an important repository of social documentation. "We've all seen badly framed, poorly lit and out of focus images in our social media streams, and we at TAFE NSW have said enough is enough," said Jim Griffiths, TAFE NSW Brand ManagerThe course will...

Promoted as the 'Colour Your Life Youth Expo', the community-based event will run from 10am to 2pm. It will feature an interactive graffiti workshop by local graffiti artists The Hype Twins who will be auctioning off a signed piece of their work with the proceeds going to Taree's local youth refuge. The band SOAR will be providing music throughout the festivities, with support from...

The Yarradamerra Centre is part of Dubbo College's Myall Street Campus and worked collaboratively with the statewide Birrang Learner Driver program to deliver the initiative over a five-week period throughout February and March. Driving Instructor Brett Naden told the Daily Liberal that the program proved to be an overwhelming success with 17 participants obtaining their Learner...

By popular vote at the Royal Easter Show, TAFE NSW's South Western Sydney's Landscape was deemed the 'winner' of the 2016 Landscape Challenge People's Choice. TAFE NSW will donate $10,000 towards a 'backyard blitz' of the Bankstown centre, to be completed by TAFE NSW Padstow's landscaping students in August. "Landscaping grounds for the St Jude's Men's Centre will not only...

Josh Zammit says he has always been a filmmaker at heart, even from a very young age. He made home videos when he was 13 then upgraded to short movies when he was 16. After high school, he enrolled in a  screen and media course  at The Northern Sydney Institute's film and television school at St Leonards Campus. Now 24, Josh's first feature-length film,  Observance , has burst onto...

The World Cocoa Foundation estimates that the number of people who currently depend on chocolate for their livelihood is about 50 million Chocolate. The mere word is capable of invoking a passionate response in many people. via GIPHY This passion isn't new. There's evidence of chocolate that dates back at least 3,000 years, and even back then it was a highly sought-after ...

Three TAFE NSW Institutes participated in this year's Challenge. Illawarra was up against teams from both Western Sydney's Richmond College and SWSi's Padstow Campus.The theme this year was 'Modern Australian Backyard', and Yallah's winning entry was designed with potential bush fire risks in mind, as well as incorporating a solar-powered water feature and native plants that are...

Bullying patterns that begin in the playground often have a nasty habit of finding their way into the workplace Today is the sixth annual National Day of Action Against Bullying and Violence . The day is an initiative of the Safe and Supportive School Communities Working Group, a steering committee that comprises all Australian education authorities. And although the campaign is...

They say if you're not one, you want to be one… Irish that is. ‘Paddys' possess the ‘gift of the gab', charm and an enviable sense of humour. And I am not just saying this because I'm Irish myself. The Irish brought us River Dance, colour photography and a cure for Leprosy (thank you, Vincent Barry) but here in Australia they may be more known for ‘ enjoying the craic '. ...

Illawarra, South Western Sydney and Western Sydney TAFE students will compete in the  landscape challenge  , by designing and building landscaped gardens following the garden theme of 'Modern Australian Backyard' to impress the Royal Easter Show judges and gain recognition for the 'People's Choice' Award.  The public will be able to vote for their favourite garden in the 'People's...

The teams from Yallah, Padstow and Richmond are competing at this year's Royal Easter Show in the Landscaping Competition, designing and building a landscaping display based on the theme of 'Modern Australian Backyard'. While the Royal Agricultural Society will pick a winner based on criteria such as design and construction, visitors at the show can vote on their favourite, and...

With some of the most remote towns and Campuses in the state, TAFE Western covers an enormous chunk of NSW and students often have to travel lengthy distances to get to and from their classes and training. Some of these roads are potholed and unsealed. Fiona Westcott, from TAFE Western's Customer Innovation, told the Champion Post that the RMS approached TAFE Western to help...

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...

Multi-tasking gets a bad rap. And rightly so... mostly. You've likely heard some of the damning evidence against multi-tasking. We now know that humans aren't actually capable of this without incurring some kind of cost to the tasks at hand. What multi-tasking really equates to is switching rapidly from one task to another, resulting in neither (or no) task being performed to the...