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Going to work every day, do you sometimes feel like Bill Murray's character in the movie Groundhog Day ? Like you're stuck in the same situation that keeps repeating itself over and over on a seemingly endless loop? A lucky few of us had "vision boards" of our future careers even before we started kindergarten. They had a goal, something in the back of their minds that...

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...

We bet you were feeling pretty pumped about your 2016 NY resolution last week. Did you start a 'detox' and join the gym? Or maybe you finally enrolled in that TAFE NSW diploma you've been thinking about? Today you might be feeling a little less enthusiastic, those goals may seem less achievable and your motivation has dropped. If you can relate, you're certainly not alone,...

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...

Let's face it, Sydney has been rather dull this week and there's only so many episodes of Suits you can binge-watch before cabin fever sets in. Thankfully the clouds over NSW have (mostly) cleared and the sun is peeking through. So, shake the cobwebs off your favourite hat and get amongst it at our fav free events from the Sydney Festival . Learn What : Paper ...

Why not go out on a limb? That's where all the fruit is - Mark Twain Okay, so you've finally finished high school. Chances are there may be a lot of well-intentioned people offering you a lot of advice about your options right now. What you should do next. Go to university. Get a job. You can go and find a job working for someone else. Or you can go and create your own job. ...

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...

Most of these job shortages will likely remain in place for at least the next couple of years Q: What's the best way of increasing your chances of scoring a job after you finish your studies? A: Choose a job area that's experiencing a skills shortage. When demand outstrips supply, and if you have the skills and qualifications that lots of employers are looking for, you may even ...

Close to 80 per cent of VET graduates were employed within the first six months of completing their training Some of the most successful and well-known Australians have made their fortune bypassing university altogether. Big names like fashion designer Alex Perry, AFL super star Adam Goodes, and even former Prime Minister Paul Keating chose TAFE rather than university to get their...

It's often useful to design a menu that can easily be turned from a cold to a hot meal (or vice versa) without too much thought or drama Picture it. Christmas Day, 2015. You wake up to a cold and drizzly morning. Certainly not the hot, sultry conditions the TV weatherman has been promising for days. And which you've designed your whole Christmas spread around. It's a social and...

A goal without a plan is just a wish. The end of the year can leave you feeling a little uninspired, burnt out and well over it! But we think it's the perfect time to look back on the year that's been, shake off any negativity you may be feeling and let your imagination explore the possibilities that 2016 could bring. And create a plan of action. The future is unpredictable; life...

A change is like a holiday... Or is it time to make a change during the holidays? It's the end of another long year and the country is moving into shutdown mode. What are some ways you can make the most of your precious holiday time? 1. Get an internship: Real-world experience looks great on a CV, and with so many staff taking leave you may find businesses are more than...

The only way to do great work is to love what you do...Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven't found it yet, keep looking. Don't settle. – Steve Jobs Many people mistakenly believe that their working lives, almost by ...