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"From business and commerce degrees, to engineering and technology degrees, as well as a range of creative and educational degrees, TAFE NSW has something for nearly every area of interest." And while many institutions offer a variety of great degrees, for many reasons, studying a degree with TAFE NSW is a far better option. Below are just 6 of the ways that you can succeed...

See the real challenges you might encounter in your chosen field and start the practical training that will help you meet them Apprenticeships give you the chance to pick up knowledge on the job and learn from the best - the perfect place to start a long and prosperous career – especially in today's trade-hungry job market. Skills that pay off Australia is suffering from a...

Pursuing a passion and mastering a new skill creates a powerful sense of fulfilment and happiness There's no doubt that education can lead to some pretty awesome outcomes. But what about the educational journey itself? We've all heard the saying that it's just as much about the journey as it is about the destination. And this holds true for learning. Here are some different reasons...

Identifying what you're really unhappy about just takes some honest introspection with no interference from the ego They say romantic relationships can get the ‘seven year itch'. But does the same principle apply to jobs and careers? For our parents and grandparents' generations, decades spent working for the same company (and often in the same job) was considered the norm. But...

The annual NSW & ACT Group Training Awards were held on Friday 13 August with four TAFE NSW apprentices winning awards including the Women in Non-Traditional Trades category!

The Sydney School of Entrepreneurship (SSE) is a partnership between all 11 NSW universities and TAFE NSW. SSE brings together highly motivated students from a range of backgrounds, disciplines and locations across NSW to collaborate and innovate.

TAFE NSW fashion graduate Asheligh Huntley is the creative force behind the new-look Skillaroos uniforming proudly warn by 18 Australian competitors – including nine TAFE NSW students – at the 2017 WorldSkills International competition in Abu Dhabi.

You're almost there. The end is in sight and the world is waiting for you. Although everyone says it's the best time of your life, it can also be overwhelming.  There's a lot of pressure on you to know where you are going and to know what course and career you should be doing. Choosing a career is a big life decision, so we've asked our team of expert career counsellors for their top...

The best approach you can take is to set your own personal goals and then strive to achieve them Those inverted commas around the word ‘survive' in the heading are deliberate. There's a lot of hype at the moment about the HSC exams. How crucially important they are and how your entire career path will be determined by your ATAR.  In a nutshell, this isn't true. But the exams are...

Congratulations to Marcus Ulmer, the 2017 winner of the prestigious TAFE NSW Oliver C Shaul Scholarship. Marcus who studied commercial cookery at TAFE NSW Ultimo, is currently working at The Royal Sydney Golf Club at Rose Bay.

A group of aspiring zookeepers and wildlife rangers will be celebrating International Orangutan Day in Borneo with some real, live orangutans! The lucky group of  animal care students who are currently studying the Certificate IV in Captive Animals course, departed Sydney on the 11 August to travel to Borneo on a thirteen-day study tour focussing on animal behaviour, welfare and...

An inspiring career lies ahead for 18-year-old Broulee resident and commercial cookery apprentice Angus White after receiving a Maggie Beer Scholarship to participate in the "Creating an Appetite for Life" program.

You've finally finished your TAFE NSW qualification and now you've got the knowledge, the industry experience and the drive to take your first steps towards your dream career. Your foot in the door and all you need to do now is put your best foot forward and nail your interview! Before you head in, don't forget these top-12 tips to improve your chances of scoring that position. ...

On Monday 15 August 2017, Parliament house was host to the official launch of the Sydney School of Hospitality Excellence's new International Hospitality Service Program – an initiative developed with industry partners and TAFE NSW that aims to deliver quality trained, ambitious graduates ready for the workforce.

The masterclass will equip the local VET sector with the knowledge and skills to successfully deliver and assess to Australian standards in the Vocational Education Training (VET) environment. “The Republic of Korea’s VET system is undergoing significant change, so to be able to go over there and demonstrate how we do things at TAFE NSW is very exciting and a great opportunity for me...

This extensive research project is designed to improve awareness and create better pathways for students transitioning from secondary school to tertiary studies, and into the workforce. TAFE NSW helps students get jobs today and careers for the future, but to properly prepare students to become fully qualified members of tomorrow’s workforce, we need to have a greater understanding...

Are you a young Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander aged 15-24 years looking for a start in the electrical trade? emPOWER is a 10 week pre-apprenticeship program designed to open up amazing opportunities for young Aboriginal people in electrical apprenticeships. The program is fully funded by the Australian Government Department of Employment as part of the Empowering Youth...

Mr Toms met with TAFE NSW regional manager Kate Baxter to discuss the Connected Learning Centre’s positive impact on the region’s education, training and opportunities for students. “The Connect Learning Centre will create very exciting new opportunities, allowing a greater number of classes to be delivered in real time, over a more flexible digital and direct tuition platform,” Mr...

Irfan Hai, Senior Head Teacher of Refrigeration and Air-Conditioning, says the  2017 GreenDay event  – organised with  EBM-Papst  – is at Turner Hall,  TAFE NSW Ultimo  on Thursday 27 July. “Speakers from industry and government will share their insights on the drivers for energy efficiency for HVAC&R systems, with presentations of case studies, project insights,...

The art of barbering is cool again! The traditional high street barber shop is quickly being transformed into a destination for men from all walks of life wanting a unique barbering experience. With the demand for barbering at TAFE NSW we have introduced Australia's first barbering apprenticeship course along with an exciting range of flexible course options including short ...