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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...

She wasn't allowed inside the textile mill during testing, due to draconian rules that forbade women on the premises. She was forced to wait outside the building for test results To celebrate International Women's Day 2016, here are some everyday items that were invented by women. Many of these things are fixtures in our day-to-day lives. Best of all, they come from a range of ...

Looking for a good flick or five to settle into? As a tribute to International Women's Day 2016, we present to you five great movies that have women as the main protagonists. These stories cover a range of genres and inspire all the emotions. Most importantly, they're quality viewing for women and men alike. After all, a great story is a great story. And rest assured - no spoilers...

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...

A healthy society is one that values its own diversity and treats all of its citizens with equal respect It's baaaack. This weekend, Sydney's world-famous Mardi Gras parade will once again snake its glittering way up Oxford and Flinders Streets, no doubt cheered on by thousands of well-wishers. The Mardi Gras parade has become a Sydney cultural icon, a touchstone of pure...

The flexibility to engage multiple clients, as many freelancers do, casts a wide professional net and opens up many more opportunities than the traditional work model ever did It was very different in our grandparents' day. For most of last century, a person's work life was usually spent working for the same employer, often in the same role. In the same bricks-and-mortar building....

Picture this… you're sitting in class, or stuck in traffic. You can't stop thinking about how you'd rather be spending your time. Your mind races with thoughts of how you can get fit… grow your income… be a better friend, or a better human for that matter. Prioritising our spare time can be more difficult than it seems. This is because we never give much thought to planning ahead....

It's something that our parents and grandparents told us about, but which doesn't seem to hold much sway in our modern, market society where everything has a price tag When did it happen? We now live in an age of skepticism, rapid communications and 24-hour news cycles. The dominant sentiment seems to be " what's in it for me? " How did our society become such a cold,...

"Don't be discouraged. It's often the last key in the bunch that opens the lock." You've enrolled in a course that will nab you the career you've been dreaming of. You've thought about what it will feel like to graduate and where you want to work. These visualisations will help keep you focused on your end goal. But the reality is that learning a new skill isn't always...

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...

You'll also need to be physically fit as being a winemaker involves a lot of hard physical work with tough harvest seasons and long hours So, you'd like to be a winemaker. There's something perennially romantic and classy about the idea of making wine. It's easy to conjure up images of sprawling, sun-kissed vineyards, old oak barrels and slow motion close-ups of wine splashing ...

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...

With an emphasis on the practical rather than the theoretical, what you learn at TAFE is likely to stay with you forever We all know that some methods of learning are considerably more effective than others. Anyone who's ever sat in a vast lecture hall with someone down the front talking at them can probably attest to the low retention rate this method usually results in....

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...

The number one issue many people have with condoms is that the latex deadens sensation - like having sex through a shower curtain Okay, let's see if we can have a sensible, adult discussion about condoms while keeping a straight face and without cracking any silly jokes. First up, National Condom Day is an actual thing and it falls on Valentine's Day. If you're wondering why you...

It's that time of year again. The Lunar New Year is upon us and this time we're celebrating the Year of the Monkey. We at TAFE NSW love diversity and the festivities aren't limited just to our Chinese students – there's something here for everyone. Get out there and enjoy the festivities. Head to the Pyrmont Bay Park, Lunar Markets for some delicious dumplings. Take in traditional ...

Having that little question mark hovering quietly in the back of your mind can keep you focused on real, obtainable achievements Self -doubt, to be precise. We've all experienced it before - some of us more than others – and usually when undertaking a new venture or commitment, like starting a new job or course of study. You know – that little voice inside your head that says ...