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Nutritionist, ultra-marathon runner and triathlete, Tamara Madden knows what it takes to fuel active bodies to keep them healthy and in peak-performance state. Here, she chats to us about the balance between fitness and nutrition, and shares advice for fitness professionals looking to offer their clients something more. What are the most important factors to consider when feeding...

Personal trainers have two main choices when it comes to work: employment in a gym or running a personal PT business. So how do you decide which path to follow? One of the simplest methods is to look at the pros and cons offered by each option. Then you can weigh up which path best fits with your lifestyle and vision for the future. To help analyse this, we've enlisted TAFE NSW...

Professional athletes have been using VO2 Max machines for years to find out what their true aerobic capacity is. Now you can too. How? A rigorous fitness test (that takes around 20 minutes). What is a VO2 Max machine? Known as the ‘gold-standard' in cardiovascular fitness testing, the VO2 Max machine measures how efficiently your muscles use oxygen during exercise. The higher...

We recognise the distress felt by students as a result of Careers Australia entering into voluntary administration.  TAFE Directors Australia (TDA) operates the Tuition Assurance Scheme for Careers Australia. This scheme is designed to assist students move to another provider if it is necessary so that they can continue their training and access VET student loans. TDA has established...

It is an exciting time for personal trainers. The average gym member and Saturday morning cyclist is more interested in fitness, nutrition, motivation and mindfulness than ever before. This intense interest in wellness is prompting a new movement: holistic fitness. People are actively seeking trainers with programs that incorporate fitness, nutrition, mindset and mindfulness...

Starting Friday, May 26 and running until Saturday, June 17 TAFE NSW students will be lighting up the Royal Botanic Gardens as part of Vivid Sydney. Students from 3D Art and Animation, Production Design, and Music have collaborated on a mesmerising, sense-shocking installation inside the 'Electric Forest'. TAFE NSW is proud to be a participating partner of Vivid Sydney, the world's...

The vocational education & training (VET) sector in Australia continues to churn out excellent outcomes for its students and for the economy. Despite the positive outcomes for VET graduates, the perception about the sector is that is it still the "poor cousin" of universities. A  recent report from the Skilling Australia Foundation  aims to prove that is not the...

Whether you love jobs that are creative, analytic, cutting edge or challenging: your IT career can be anything you want! All you need is a passion for technology, skills and a curious mind. IT systems support the infrastructure of virtually every industry in the world (not to mention that IT is a sector in its own right!). So there are virtually endless opportunities out there if you...

Marketing is a small business owner's best friend and one of the main keys to success. A good marketing plan can get you customers and help you to keep them coming back for more. We've put together this guide to help you work out a marketing plan for your business. Do your research (seriously!) The very first thing that you need to do is market research. What is market...

Youth Jobs PaTH (Prepare, Trial, Hire) is a new Australian Government initiative designed to get young people into jobs by providing employability skills training. We're on-board with the Youth Jobs PaTH initiative and are an approved Employability Skills Training provider.  Here's how we can help: Training that combines both theoretical and practical skill development ...

TAFE NSW has announced that applications for nine future focused, innovative leaders to head Skillspoints will soon be closing. This is the beginning of a process that will establish a core team of 8-15 in each Skillspoint location, creating highly skilled employment opportunities in regional NSW and will enhance the local economy. Each Skillspoint location has been strategically...

Has it been a while since you've studied? Or are you thinking about study, but are a bit unsure about whether you can make it through a course? Don't worry, we've got you covered. TAFE NSW has loads of support services to help you. From study support, to counselling and career advice, if you hit a roadblock, we have the support you need to navigate around it. So, let's have...

We have heaps of inspirational and successful mums at TAFE NSW , and no better day to brag about them than today. Caroline Felgate - Pursuing her dream of becoming a midwife at 50 After 35 years outside of the education system, unstoppable mother-of-six, Caroline Felgate, has achieved her life-long dream of becoming a midwife.  Her inspiring story is a perfect example...

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 to ask yourself some key questions, make a plan and take action. Questions Why am I doing this? Is it your job you hate or is it your...

Whether you've been out of the workforce for a few months, a few years or even a decade, it is perfectly normal to feel nervous about getting back to work. Fear not. With our five-point plan, you can turn your fear into excitement and use it to fuel a new chapter in your life. 1. Research Whether you're returning to the same industry that you left or entering a new career...

TAFE NSW students were recently recognised for their achievements at an awards event in Coffs Harbor. Awards of merit and excellence were handed out to students across a variety of courses. Study areas included aged-care, business and accounting, construction trades along with the more specialised areas of study such as furniture design and visual arts. Megan Hill, the Leader,...

Does the word budget make you cringe? If you think it's just for politicians, businesses or buying a house then think again. If you are on a student income or on an apprentice wage and are struggling to make ends meet, then it's time to learn some serious budgeting techniques to get you on your way to financial stability. Budgeting means getting your money priorities in order. To get...

The role of NSW Housing services is changing and TAFE NSW is helping to prepare the Department of Family and Community Services (FACS) housing staff. TAFE NSW Western region is preparing to introduce a training program designed specifically for FACS staff. The program is set to help those impacted by domestic violence, mental health issues and substance abuse. Jenny Rolfe, housing...

Are you studying any marketing or design-related subjects? Do you like making your projects look good? Or both? Either way, you will love the graphic design resources below. From free fonts, to non-stocky images and templates, these sites are not only helpful, they're a lot of fun as well! Canva It's hard to go past Canva as a graphic design resource. This website is bursting...

In an effort to create more jobs and a stronger workforce for the future, TAFE NSW will be creating nine Skillspoint headquarters throughout the state. "Each location has been strategically determined to support its own region's economic growth and employment needs," said Assistant Skills Minister, Adam Marshall. "So, for example, the SkillsPoints in Coffs Harbour...