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We all have something interesting and authentic to bring to the table There's little doubt that Australia is one of the most culturally-diverse nations on the planet. Our population is made up of people representing virtually every cultural background. The inevitable result of this is that our society becomes a huge melting pot of colour, flavour and diversity. Harmony Day ,...

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 ...

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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...

The Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras is here! It's back - one of Australia's biggest and most anticipated events, proudly bringing people from all corners of the world together to celebrate the LGBTQI community. 70,000 people will stand among us to witness the colourful, energetic, world-famous Mardi Gras Parade this weekend - and we can't wait. Whether you're extremely...

So you've decided the course you were studying wasn't your cup of tea. It's okay to change your mind, it happens. After all, you should be happy, or at least enjoy what you're doing.  If Mark Zuckerberg can drop out of his course and still be successful, then so can you!  What's next? Figuring out which course will actually help you achieve your career goals. If you don't know...

Disclaimer: This blog is not proposing you pack up college to form your own tech-start up.   If you're reading this, then dropping out of college could be on your mind. If not, you probably just really want to be a millionaire. Fair play, me too. Dropping out of college is more common than most people think. Did you know that 1 in 7 students in Australia drop...

Choosing a career can be stressful, especially at a young age. So how do you know if you've made the right decision? Or taken a wrong path? First of all, there's no right or wrong way to reach your dream career. There's always more than one pathway to reach your goals. Second of all, even if you're not on the right path now, it's never too late to make a change, even if that means...

So you've dropped out? Well then, I guess I don't have to be the first to tell you that you've completely ruined your life. Kidding, obvs . Too soon? Dropping out is undoubtedly a daunting experience for anyone. There's the whole 'my future is ruined' panic, the sheer uncertainty of what awaits you when you do drop out, and of course the utter dread of telling your...

Why change careers? There's a whole swag of reasons why people yearn for a career change. Some people lose interest in their field. Or get itchy feet and yearn for something different. And sometimes it's just plain old boredom. Whatever the reason, TAFE NSW can be the bridge between your old career and your new career. Case study #1 - Paul It's never too late to make that change....

Today we're going into the kitchen and looking at the demanding (but delicious) world of commercial cookery and the career opportunities available for aspiring chefs. Why be a chef? Apprentice chefs are in hot demand right now. And a lack of motivated new apprentices is what's driving this demand. Landing yourself an apprenticeship as a chef will put you in a position where...

Happy Valentine's Day everyone! We're certainly getting in to the spirit here at TAFE NSW. There's lots and lots happening around our campuses this week so no need to sob into your Ben & Jerry's if you've no plans for the day - celebrate with us! Whether you're a culinary enthusiast, a book lover or a creative soul, there's plenty to get involved in. Take a look at how some of ...

So, Valentine's Day around the corner. Unless you're one of the lucky singletons who doesn't have to splash the cash next week, you're most likely trawling the shops sussing out top-notch gifts and flowers to impress your other half. Well, trawl no more – TAFE's incredibly talented floristry students have you covered for Valentine's Day. From single red roses to fancy-shmancy...

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...

Welcome to the latest is our Be Ambitious series. Today we're looking at the colourful world of hospitality, an industry that's built largely around people's leisure and holiday-making activities. What does 'hospitality' cover? Hospitality is an area that covers an enormous number of different roles and workplaces. It can include frontline roles such as a hotel concierge,...

We have a duty as good internet citizens to foster "the positive" online experience and eliminate "the negative" Today is Safer Internet Day (SID). And not just here in Australia, but around the world. Safer Internet Day has been celebrated since 2005 to raise awareness of online safety, and to promote the safe and responsible use of the internet. The theme of...

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 ...

Welcome to the latest instalment in our Be Ambitious series. Today we look at the practical and varied world of engineering. 'Engineering' is a generic term that actually covers a very broad range of businesses and industry areas, not just the more well-known ones like construction and electrical. Think mechanical engineering, civil engineering, chemical engineering, just to name a...