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TAFE NSW student, Angela Roberts understands the importance of unifying cultures. In fact, she is using her art to make it a reality.     Angela is currently studying Certificate III in Art and Design, and her art has been on display in a variety of public exhibitions. Her most recent design,  'Circle of life, hands of time'  has been chosen to help promote the organisation's...

Six new regional and three metropolitan TAFE NSW SkillsPoints headquarters will be established by the NSW Government, as part of its push to create the workforce of the future by collaborating with business and industry. Deputy Premier and Minister for Skills, John Barilaro, said this initiative would ensure TAFE NSW builds on its reputation as a world-class vocational education...

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...

Earth is an incredible planet. It's our responsibility to respect and care for this beautiful place we get to call home. Unfortunately, Earth hasn't been shown enough love and climate change is very real . Earth Day is a global movement for our planet. More than 1 billion people now participate in Earth Day activities each year, making it the largest civic observance in the...

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...

It comes as no surprise that most recruiters today use professional networking platform Linkedin as a way to source or research job candidates. There are 467 million users on LinkedIn as of this quarter, so if you're not already one of them, it's time to get started! Whether you are a complete LinkedIn newbie or looking to improve your professional online identity, start with...

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...

It can be difficult understanding what different qualifications mean and which one is right for you For those new to the world of post-school education there seems to be an ever-expanding number of qualifications, but they can be divided into three basic categories: certificate, diploma and Bachelor degree. The qualifications hierarchy The Federal Government, through its...

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...

April 7 marks World Health Day , a day that gives us a chance to take action on serious health topics. This year's theme is depression, a serious but preventable and treatable disease. Depression isn't an easy subject to cover but it's something that affects around 1 million Australians per year. It's extremely important we do talk about it because in extreme cases it can lead...

Do you recognise how important it is to care for the environment? Whether you are an employee or a business owner, making sure environmentally sustainable practices are in place should be a high priority. Here are some key steps for making an office more environmentally friendly. 1) Think before you use – reduce Take a look at your office paper usage – everyone knows to print ...

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...