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How can TAFE lead to university? There are lots of possible study routes that can take you from a TAFE NSW course to a university degree. TAFE has partnerships with universities across the state and beyond. This means that you can get yourself a graduate qualification from your local TAFE campus. Case in point – the Certificate IV in Tertiary Preparation (TPC). This will give...

Are you thinking of changing careers? Not sure how to go about it? Don't worry, we can help get you on the right track. So, make yourself a cup of tea (or coffee), grab a pen and some paper, or your laptop, and make yourself comfortable. It's time reflect, make a plan and take action. Reflect What don't you like? Is it your job you don't like or is it your career that's the ...

From the annuities to accruals, where there is money to be made, balanced, saved or invested there will always be accountants. Be in demand With a consistently low unemployment rate and employment set to increase over the next five years, accounting is an in-demand industry. As long as businesses and individuals are interested in minimizing expenses and documenting business...

Gone are the days when childcare was thought of as finger painting and taking naps. It is serious business. The early childcare industry is booming and childcare workers are inspiring the next generation to learn and grow. With 88.4% of Australians in full-time and part-time work, the need for childcare workers has never been stronger [1] . New jobs are constantly being created, and...

You've been dreaming of this moment since Year 10. You've done the study, finished your exams and you've been to your formal. Now comes the hard bit (hint: it's not schoolies week!) It's results time. Plenty of students will achieve the results they were hoping for. Plenty won't. Whatever your results, the bigger question is now what? Big picture goals Many of us spend more...

Budgets may be tedious to set up but once they are up and running they can bring you nothing but joy! Why budget? Okay,  so that's a slight overstatement. But budgets can help you get your money on track so you can pay off a loan or credit card or get that holiday or house deposit. [quote]"Take care of the cents, and the dollars will take care of themselves"  -...

The way to professional success can be a tough and rocky road. You need to invest a lot of study, hard work and time. Why intern? A smart move is to take a non-paid job in your industry area - AKA "the terrifying" internship. Getting your head around the concept of not being paid may be tricky. But the experience itself will pay dividends in the future. Getting your...

How did your TAFE NSW teachers prepare you for a career as a Graphic Designer? A number of my TAFE teachers were designers who had 10-20 years of industry experience. They would constantly reiterate the importances of a portfolio and what employers would be looking for when hiring.   You are in an industry that continually evolves, how do you manage to keep your...

10 best DYI Science experiments to celebrate National Science Week

[pic] [pull quote] The Australian tourism industry's "So where the bloody hell are you?" campaign might have fallen flat, but they've since made up for it by creating dream jobs in order to attract media attention and promote Australia as a holiday destination. Tourism Australia is currently offering six jobs (‘Chief Funster', ‘Lifestyle Photographer', Outback...