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It's an awesome outcome. Finishing your TAFE course in December and getting employment in January. It's something most TAFE students would hope for. And this is exactly what half of Byron Youth Services (BYS) students achieved after completing their Cert II in Hospitality last month. Four of the eight students have now been employed by local business in the Byron Bay area,...

These days the job market is more competitive than ever. Anything that can give you an edge, no matter how subtle, over everyone else has to be a good thing. Here are eight TAFE NSW courses ranging from Certificate II to Diploma level that are available fully online . The advantage of online study is that you can do it at times that are most convenient for you. If you already work...

Welcome to the latest instalment in our Be Ambitious series. Today we're spreading our wings and looking at the colourful world of travel and tourism. Why travel and tourism? A job in travel and tourism is a hugely appealing idea - being paid to wander the globe exploring foreign lands and experiencing different cultures and customs. How many other industries give you the ...

Welcome to the latest instalment in our Be ambitious in 2017 series. Today we're looking at the creative and social world of hairdressing. Why hairdressing? Hairdressing is one of the most mobile and portable professions out there. Jobs can be picked up all over the world if you're a skilled hairdresser. All you need are some basic tools, a mirror and a comfy chair for your...

  "Short courses are the perfect solution for busy people who want to achieve their goals faster. Whether you're looking to advance your career, boost existing skills, explore new career options or discover a new passion, we've got you covered." Be in demand with TAFE NSW short courses TAFE NSW short courses are hands-on and are delivered by highly qualified...

Today we bring you part five of our Be ambitious in 2017 series. This time we're looking at the aged care sector, an area that continues to grow in tandem with our ageing population. What does an aged care worker do? An aged care worker provides the physical and emotional support for older people who require assistance with day-to-day living. Working with older people can be...

This is the fourth instalment in our Be ambitious in 2017 series. This time we're taking a look under the bonnet of the automotive industry and the many job opportunities it has to offer. It's safe to say that there'll always be a demand for the services of qualified mechanics. [quote]As long as Australians' love affair with their cars and other vehicles continues, they'll always...

How do you take a gap year and then return to study feeling refreshed and recharged? Dear Year 12 students, Congratulations on finishing your high school education! I'm sure you're all up-to-date with your TAFE enrolment details (if not, contact your Campus) and you've also checked your UAC preferences dozens of times. But just in case you're wondering where to go next ...

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...

Today  we chat about Information Technology (IT), an area that proves the geek really will inherit the Earth. Why IT? Information technology (IT) is all around us now. It runs virtually non-stop, impacting almost every part of modern life. And it looks set to hang around for, well… pretty much for as long as humans are around. If there was ever an industry that will always be...

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...

For many school leavers, that final ATAR score can mean a seamless leap straight into University. But for many others, the results may be disappointing. What are the options in such a competitive market? The big question Knowing which career path to follow in the first place can be pretty confusing. Veterinarian? Personal trainer? MasterChef? Research Assistant? Sparkie? The...

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...

Today we bring you part two of our Be ambitious in 2017 series. This time we chat about Nursing, a profession that's in high demand virtually all over the world. Types of nursing Typically, there are enrolled nurses and registered nurses. To become a registered nurse, you'll need to complete a three-year Bachelor of Nursing at a university. But the most popular pathway to becoming...

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...

ATAR. This is a word that's traditionally tossed around a lot at this time of year. And usually in an all-important, make-or-break context. But what does it really mean? Unpacking the ATAR First things first. ATAR is an acronym for Australian Tertiary Admission Rank. It's a percentile score that positions your academic performance on the completion of Year 12 in relation to...

Welcome to our Be ambitious in 2017  series. With the new year just around the corner, we hope these posts will inspire you, help you find your passion and launch that career you've always dreamed of. The early childcare industry is booming! A majority of families now have both parents as full time breadwinners. This means trained early childcare professionals will never be out of...

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...