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The precious gift of helping others

Helping might be a great gift, but your study needs to be about you: your personality and your lifestyle.

Learning, earning, growing

Naricah Smith, a Kamilaroi woman from Moree, takes great satisfaction in being able to help others.

“The thing I enjoy most,” she says, “is seeing the people that we support become active members in the community and seeing them achieve their recovery goals.”

With this attitude, Naricah is thriving in her role as an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social and Emotional Wellbeing trainee. She has a TAFE NSW Certificate IV in Mental Health and has built on that qualification to be well on her way to earning a Diploma.

Make it about YOU

“The flexibility of studying online with TAFE NSW made this journey so much easier for me. I found the learning materials very helpful and easy to understand, and the face to face support from my teachers was second to none,” says Naricah.

“The overall support and dedication to student’s needs are flexible and often integral to achieving your study goals. Whether it be further study or work requirements - TAFE NSW can make it happen.”

TAFE NSW provides study options to balance studies with work and personal commitments. Discover the flexible study option that allows you to study your way.

Make YOUR dreams come true

TAFE NSW teacher, Teresa Duggan, says Naricah has become “an ambitious, hard worker, with a bright future in the industry.”

“Naricah’s passion to improve lives is admirable,” says Teresa. “She is a good student and a young woman of strength and substance who is dedicated to her work, study and the wellbeing of her family and community.”

That dedication saw Naricah win Aboriginal Trainee of the Year Award at the Moree Reconciliation Week Ball, where she described her role as a dream come true.

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