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The NSW Government has today unveiled a plan to provide greater access to vocational education and training for students across regional NSW through TAFE's new Connected Learning Centres. NSW Deputy Premier and Minister for Regional Development, Skills and Small Business John Barilaro revealed the first four locations for TAFE's new, digitally enabled, next generation learning...

Students of the Adult Migrant English Program Youth Group at TAFE Illawarra have been involved in a photographic exhibition to mark World AIDS Day 2016. The students, who represent a diverse group of cultural backgrounds and experiences, worked closely with local artist Nina Kourea (pictured below right) to create a photographic exhibition that explores different interpretations...

A group of screen and media students from Bathurst TAFE are having their work showcased at Metro Cinemas. The free public screening, which will take place on Wednesday 7 December, has been made possible through collaboration between TAFE media teacher Simon Fraser and the local Metro Cinemas. "Our students have been working very hard over the year to create some outstanding...

We all love cheesecake. But a Certificate III Commercial Cookery student at Goulburn TAFE has a particularly special place in her heart for the popular dessert. Tahlia Collins credits the childhood memory of baking vanilla cheesecake with her grandmother for providing the inspiration for her budding career as a chef. And that inspiration seems to be working. Tahlia has just been...

TAFE NSW is creating an Australian first industry partnership that will co-locate aged care facilities and provide first class, on-the-job training for students. Deputy Premier and Minister for Skills John Barilaro welcomed applications from all aged care providers for the first-of-a-kind partnership while on a visit to the TAFE NSW Randwick campus yesterday.  "We are bringing...

Armidale has been chosen as the home of the new headquarters for TAFE NSW Digital, providing state-of-the-art learning experiences for TAFE NSW students across the state. Deputy Premier and Minister for Skills, John Barilaro, and Member for the Northern Tablelands, Adam Marshall, made the announcement on Tuesday 22 November at TAFE NSW Armidale campus, proving that technology can...

The shiny new Learning Resource Hub at Mudgee TAFE was officially opened last Friday 18 November. The building, which was completed three months ago, is the new home for the campus' administration, library, kitchen, student counselling services, computer labs, lecture rooms, video conference areas, lounge area and even a heavy vehicle classroom. "This is exactly how the future...

A training program between TAFE NSW and the St George Illawarra Dragons football club is giving rookie players a back-up career path beyond the world of football. With the game now more competitive than ever before, players who dream of a career as a professional player need an alternative career path. The all-or-nothing proposition of high stakes football means that many players...

Talented Photo Imaging students from Mudgee TAFE are exhibiting their work in a local bakery. The exhibition, titled  On the Rise , features work from part-time students who have honed their skills after just six classes. "To have a show of this calibre after only six classes is a credit to them," Jude Morrell, photography teacher told the  Mudgee Guardian & Gulgong...

A group of high school students in the New England area has built a viewing balcony at Tamworth's Marsupial Park as part of their TVET studies. The nine students hail from four different high schools across the region and made use of building materials that were left over from recent construction of the Tamworth Playground. The hands-on project was part of their TVET course. This...

It's a perfect representation of what TAFE is supposed to be about. Working collaboratively for the community instead of competitively for itself. And in the central western town of Gunnedah, that's exactly what's happening. Gunnedah Community College's oil painting classes were proving so popular that they were starting to split at the seams. There just wasn't enough room in their...

The Edge Pledge is a challenge-based fundraising platform to help endangered wildlife. And if conducting guided tours of the National Environment Centre's teaching farm dressed as a squirrel glider will help the cause, then Rob Fenton will do it. The TAFE head teacher of Production admits that the outfit will probably be a bit on the warm side for his hour-long tours. Especially on...

Seven Aboriginal women who are studying their Certificate III in Hospitality at Wilcannia TAFE will be travelling to Western Australia for the West Australian Food Festival, Kambarang. The week-long event will explore modern commercial cooking techniques for traditional indigenous bush fare. One of the highlights for the TAFE students will be meeting celebrity chef Mark Olive. They...

A Northern Sydney TAFE student from Campbelltown has participated in the Cisco Networking Academy Net-Riders Competition as Australia's top ranking IT networking expert. Luke Munday, 24, finished the final round of the competition coming in at a very respectable sixth overall. The competition, hosted by multinational IT manufacturing company Cisco, pitted talented computer geeks...

Riverina TAFE is running migrant-specific courses in a bid to improve the employment prospects of the region's growing number of newly-arrived immigrants. The courses combine English language classes with vocational training, thereby addressing the common dilemma that many migrants experience of not being able to speak English. This is often a major obstacle towards gaining...

The inaugural Matt Moran Ambassador Prize has been awarded by its namesake to a TAFE NSW commercial cookery graduate. Brent Hughes was presented with the $1500 gong by celebrity chef Matt Moran during a gala dinner at the Ryde TAFE Campus in Sydney's north. "It's incredibly encouraging to have my culinary achievements recognized by TAFE and the broader hospitality...

A TAFE hairdressing graduate from Parkes has passed her final presentation with flying colours, as well as some feathered braids, glitter and a huge amount of passion. Danielle Wykamp, 19, has been serving her apprenticeship at local salon, Absolutely Hair, as part of her Certificate III in Hairdressing. She recently had a chance to showcase her talent and skills by presenting two...

TAFE Western creative arts students will be exhibiting their work at the Myall Street Campus in Dubbo this Saturday 5 November. The students are studying a range of creative pursuits including design, graphic design, photography and visual arts. The display is their end-of-year exhibition and represents the cumulative total of their endeavours throughout the year. "We are very...

The winner of the coveted 2016 Steve Hornery Award is Matthew Wills, who recently competed in WorldSkills Australia in Melbourne in the cooking category. Matthew lives with Cystic Fibrosis, a chronic condition that affects the lungs and digestive system. His decision to become a chef was in part motivated by his heightened awareness of the necessity of a nutritious diet.  ...

Once again TAFE NSW was diamond sponsor for the NSW & ACT Careers Adviser of the Year Award, and the Hilary Bolin Award. The Conference at which the awards were presented was held on Friday 21 October at Dockside, Darling Harbour and was attended by over 350 careers advisers from both government and non-government schools. TAFE NSW representative Karl King from The Northern...