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Starting May 1, 2017 a Certificate IV in Ageing Support will be offered at Moss Vale TAFE NSW. The Cert IV will be in conjunction with the University of Wollongong Pathway Program. Students will also have access to a free bridging subject delivered by UOW Southern Highlands. The new certification comes out of a council meeting which was held to discuss the need for more training...

Last year, State MP for Tamworth, Kevin Anderson realized he wanted to go back to school. He could've taken a number of different routes but chose to do his studies at TAFE NSW. When he wasn't busy as the Parliamentary Secretary for Regional Roads, Maritime and Transport he was studying a Certificate II in Maritime Operations. He found TAFE's flexible learning approach really fit...

As the need for vocational education grows so does the need for new, state of the art facilities. TAFE NSW Bega has recognized this and plans to begin construction on a new learning centre next year. The connected learning centre will be built on the defunct Bega District Hospital. "We are announcing a connected learning centre for TAFE NSW which is now going to...

Carl Tinsley, Teacher Automotive Repair & Refinishing, Manufacturing & Transport at SWSI has received a National Collision Repairer Lifetime Achievement Award. Tinsley and over 200 other industry participants were present at a breakfast held in conjunction with the Collision Repair Expo at Crown in Melbourne on Friday 7th April. Carl has always had a passion for ongoing...

TAFE NSW is honoured to announce outstanding student achievements at this year's Graduate of the Year Awards (GOTYA).  Cassandra Hewitt  took out the Design Institute of Australia's Graduate of the Year Awards in the Fashion & Textiles category,  Jason Pante  was named Graduate of the Year in the Interior Design category and  Roisin Wade  won a highly commended award in...

2016 National WorldSkills Australia silver-medallist, Cejay Alsop, has another accolade to add to his CV. The TAFE NSW student was recently named a winner of the BBM Youth Mentoring Award. As a result, Cejay will have the opportunity to further their professional development through a work-scholarship program in the UK. Cejay is among 17 other elite tradespeople who have been...

The award-winning Mining Skills Program at TAFE NSW Muswellbrook is helping 28 new apprentices start their careers. Now in its 12th consecutive year, the 15-week program focuses on safety and also covers training in various hand tool skills. A number of industry partners including Hitachi Construction Machinery's Muswellbrook Branch continue to be interested in the program and join...

March 21 marked Harmony Day, a day to celebrate cultural diversity and promote the fact that everyone belongs. Australia's national identity is a multicultural one. Around 45% of Australians were born overseas or have at least one parent who was. On top of that more than 7.5 million people have migrated to Australia since 1945 alone per the Australian Bureau of Statistics. To...

The  Lismore TAFE Campus will remain closed ALL WEEK , from Monday 3 April - Friday 7 April, due to severe flooding across the region. The Murwillumbah and Wollongbar TAFE Campuses will remain closed tomorrow Tuesday 4 April, due to severe flooding across the region. The Kingscliff, Ballina and Casino TAFE Campuses will REOPEN tomorrow Tuesday 4 April. For information on classes...

Outstanding hairdresser and TAFE NSW Port Macquarie student, Gaby Ware, will be competing in the Abu Dhabi WorldSkills International Competition, Australia's largest vocational skills competition, this coming October. Gaby will be alongside 23 of Australia's current national champions, each competing in their own particular trade or skill. It was Gaby's medal winning performance at...

The NSW Government has encouraged aged care providers to lodge Expressions of Interest (EOI) for an Australian-first trial where aged care facilities will be co-located with on-the-job training for students at TAFE NSW campuses, with the deadline fast approaching. Deputy Premier and Minister for Skills, John Barilaro, and Assistant Minister for Skills, Adam Marshall, said aged care...

Another incredible student success story for TAFE NSW. Former commercial cookery student, Brett Graham, is the highest ranked Australian chef in The World's 50 Best Restaurants. After completing his apprenticeship with TAFE NSW, Brett Graham moved to Sydney to work with Liam Tomlin at the highly acclaimed Banc Restaurant. A culinary star in the making, Graham was awarded the ...

The NSW Government has launched a significant campaign to recruit frontline educators for TAFE NSW, with more than 200 jobs that need filling across NSW including 64 in the Hunter and Central Coast region. Making the announcement at the TAFE NSW Gosford campus were Assistant Minister for Skills Adam Marshall, Liberal candidate for Gosford Jilly Pilon and TAFE NSW Managing Director...

TAFE NSW is proud to announce that lecturer, Kathryn Temple, from Valley Heights has been nominated for Western Sydney University's '2017 Woman of the West' in the Community category. Kathryn has been nominated for her horticultural work dedicated to the devastating Blue Mountain bushfire victims of 2013. Kathryn selflessly began restoring and establishing new gardens for the ...

TAFE NSW students received a cooking lesson from none other than food-superstar, author and restaurateur, Maggie Beer, this week. Australia's biggest food-icon visited a number of TAFE NSW locations to share her best kept secrets with aged care cooks and chefs as part of her work with the  Maggie Beer Foundation . "I believe in beautiful food for everyone", Maggie asserted ...

TAFE NSW, the Australian Government, the NSW Police Force and Charles Sturt University are continuously working in partnership in offering IPROWD training programs across NSW. TAFE NSW Mount Druitt students got a behind-the-scenes glimpse at their potential future careers yesterday at Penrith Police Station as part of the IPROWD program.  IPROWD's specialist programs offer a...

Five TAFE delegates including Regional Manager, Kate Baxter, recently undertook an educational journey to India to learn new, innovative methods of improving learning opportunities for Indigenous students. The eight-day learning-journey involved collaborating with the Centurion University of Technology, management staff, politicians and of course learning from the University students...

A TAFE NSW cookery teacher has been the recipient of an OAM in this year's Australia Day honours list. For over 20 years John Rankins, 76, has taught the next generation of chefs in the Blue Mountains area. This has been in addition to his own career in the local hospitality industry, which dates back to 1971 when he opened his first restaurant, the Brown Horse Inn, at Wentworth ...

TAFE students in Mudgee and neighbouring districts have been offered life-changing opportunities to study in China and India. The overseas study tours have become available through the Outbound Mobility Program which receives its funding from the Federal Government. Students enrolled in Certificate IV or Diploma level courses in nursing, business and management, welfare, children's ...

It's an awesome outcome. Finishing your TAFE course in December and getting employment in January. It's something most TAFE students would hope for. And this is exactly what half of Byron Youth Services (BYS) students achieved after completing their Cert II in Hospitality last month. Four of the eight students have now been employed by local business in the Byron Bay area,...