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Travel and tourism

Great jobs for people who love to travel

Date:29th August
Time:12:30PM to 1:00PM
Location:Facebook Live

A career that will take you to all the best places. Whether you want to be a tour guide displaying the best that a city has to offer to visitors, you want to work within the airline industry helping people get to their destination, or whatever role you want, this industry has a lot to offer in way of exciting professions. Join us for this Facebook live event and meet some of our graduates.

Animal Care

Animal Care: more than a classroom

Date:29th August
Time:12:30PM to 1:00PM
Location:Facebook Live

Do you have a passion for animal welfare, behaviour and conservation? When you study animal care with TAFE you’ll not be stuck in a classroom. Our courses are structured with work placement, interactive industry visits and unique study tours. Through opportunities students have the chance to apply the principles of animal welfare, training and daily care, see conservation and in-situ threatened species breeding programs, and access modern natural system enclosures that shape future zoos and welfare.

St Jude's House Rejuvenation

St Jude's House Rejuvenation

Date:31st August
Location:Facebook Live

Gain a virtual glimpse of our TAFE NSW students impressive 'Backyard Blitz' style make-over of St Jude's mens' transitional accommodation, run by St Vincent de Paul.

This video gives you a behind-the-scenes look at the work that has been carried out by our award-winning and very talented Diploma of Landscape and Horticulture students as they make-over the garden for this very worthy charitable organisation.

You will also see students in action from other areas including Wall and Floor-tiling and Visual Art who will be upgrading the look of the house itself.

Behind the scenes with Giovanni Pilu

Dinner with Giovanni Pilu - Behind the Scenes

Date:1st September
Time:14:00PM to 15:00PM
Location:Video will be released on Facebook following the event
Event link:To be confirmed

As a proud TAFE NSW graduate, award-winning chef and restauranteur Giovanni Pilu will mark National Skills Week by acknowledging student achievements and announcing the winner of the TAFE NSW Ambassador Prize.

A seated three-course dinner will be organised and hosted by Event Management students on Thursday 24 August, with food prepared by Commercial Cookery students. The aspiring professionals have each benefited from a master class run by Giovanni, who has consistently been awarded Two Hats by the Sydney Morning Herald’s Good Food Guide since opening his ‘Pilu at Freshwater’ restaurant in 2004.

The TAFE NSW Ambassador Prize Program recognises outstanding graduates who have the potential to successfully establish themselves within industry. TAFE NSW encourages students to ‘Be Ambitious’ and they will showcase their skills by providing a high-quality dining experience for approximately 80 people in a professional environment for National Skills Week.

Insight into the Army Indigenous Development Program (AIDP)

Date:28th & 30th August, 1st & 3rd September
Location:Video will be released on Facebook following the event

Twenty-eight Indigenous army recruits from around Australia are taking part in a unique bridging program provided by TAFE NSW in conjunction with the Australian Army.

Follow them on their journey while they experience life on base at the Kapooka Army Base full-time and attend TAFE NSW Wagga Wagga from 7am-5pm, four days a week, where they take part in a variety of activities, including physical training, classes in literacy, numeracy, communication skills, and cultural studies.

State-wide Events


UTS Open Day

Date:26th August
Time:9:00AM to 4:00PM
Location:UTS Main Campus

Interested in studying in 2018 or beyond? TAFE will have course information and career advisors at UTS Open Day. Come and have a chat to us. Learn about courses and career options including pathways to uni and TAFE degrees.

Nirimba, Ultimo


Building Energy Efficiency Into Your Residential Project

Do you want a job? Do you want to improve your health and wellbeing?

The Supply Chain Sustainability School and TAFE NSW invite you, your team, your suppliers, your contractors and your networks to attend a FREE 90-minute event and learn:

  • What are the key issues around energy efficiency in residential projects?
  • How is this relevant to you and the projects you are working on?
  • What should you do differently around energy efficiency goals, changes and substitutions on site?
  • Where can further information on energy efficiency in residential projects be found?

You will also be the first to see the new video resource produced by the Supply Chain Sustainability School and TAFE NSW, and have the chance to:

  • Let us know your thoughts about energy efficiency goals, changes and substitutions on site
  • Hear short presentations from industry professionals that will help you in your work
  • Take part in smaller group discussions and broader conversations around 'next steps'
  • Pick up the 'As Designed to As Built' Fact Sheet with helpful tips and useful links.

This event will start promptly at 5.30pm and finish by 7.00pm and is designed for:

  • Design, Building and Trade Professionals
  • Construction Site and Contract Coordinators
  • Construction Apprentices and allied trades


Date:24th August
Time:5:00PM to 7:00PM
Location:Nirimba TAFE College, Building T12, Quakers Hill
Event link:Registration


Date:29th August
Time:5:00PM to 7:00PM
Location:Ultimo TAFE College, Building W (Marcus Clark Building - 1st floor - 827 George St (opp. Central R'way). Rooms: W1-25 and W1-26
Event link:Registration

Macquarie Fields


JobsNAV Expo - Jobs, health and well-being

Date:31st August
Time:10:30AM to 2:00PM
Location:TAFE NSW Macquarie Fields

Do you want a job? Do you want to improve your health and wellbeing?

TAFE NSW will be partnering with JobsNav and the Partners in Employment (Pie) Network to run a Career and Wellbeing Expo at our Macquarie Fields campus.

Come along for some great giveaways, job opportunities, and the ability to talk up to 70 services from government, non-government, charities, training organisations including TAFE NSW, employment services and employers.


Apprenticeship & traineeship

Western Sydney Apprenticeship & Traineeship Expo

Date:29th August
Time:3:00PM to 8:00PM
Location:Penrith Panthers Marquee – Mulgoa Road, Penrith NSW

The Expo is an annual event dating back 16 years with rich history in Western Sydney and has grown to a status where it is widely accepted as the premier apprenticeship/traineeship expo in NSW. The timing of the expo has proven a hit with families over the years as it allows parents to attend with their children and have those all-important career chats with industry experts.

Over 100 exhibitors and 5000 people attend the event each year. The expo kicks off the recruitment process. Exhibitors get the chance to collect resumes and promote their organisation for upcoming recruitment drives. Careers Advisers from the Nepean Careers Forum are on hand to meet career seekers and parents to discuss career options. The 2017 organising committee is aiming to eclipse the success of previous years with increased promotion across the whole Sydney basin and new initiatives to take the event to another level.

One of these new initiatives is a partnership with SkillsOne Television and the staging of their popular Skills & Thrills showcase to run concurrently with the Expo. The Skills & Thrills showcase supported by Deputy Premier John Barilaro and the NSW Government is aimed at promoting vocational career pathways through an exhilarating display of music, film and theatre. Find out the latest on jobs of the future, industry trends and connecting your passion to a successful career outcome.

See the Skills & Thrills highlights gallery

More information about the expo


Westfield Kotara

Westfield Kotara Pop Up Skills Workshop @ The Rooftop

Date:31st August
Time:12:00PM to 8:00PM
Location:Westfield Kotara, Level 3 The Rooftop

TAFE NSW will be taking over the Rooftop at Westfield Kotara for one day as part of National Skills Week to bring a fun, interactive pop-up skills workshop to life, showcasing the wide range of courses on offer at TAFE NSW.

The pop-up gives you the opportunity to get hands-on with a wide range of the training and education pathways available at TAFE NSW. Teachers will be on hand to provide information about courses, facilities, and career pathways for the community all whist enjoying live music from TAFE NSW music students.

Kicking things off the early childhood education team will be running a fun parachute activity for kids and their families before a series of hands-on workshops, covering everything from flower crown making to brick and tile laying.

Whether you are looking for a career you love, skills to score a promotion at work, or a vocation change, TAFE NSW offers more than 1, 200 on-campus and online courses, providing flexibility that allows students to balance their study, work and family commitments. We provide skills for today’s jobs and future careers.

The pop-up skill workshops and activities will include:

  • Fun parachuting and play activities
  • Flower crown making workshop
  • Hand and arm massaging techniques and complimentary massages
  • Quick hair styling/up do tips and tricks with the chance to test out your styling skills
  • Brick and tile laying workshops for those who like working with their hands
  • VR welder experience
  • Sign writing and printing workshop



Gloucester Bots Program

Date and Time:Saturday, September 2 from 9AM to 3PM and Sunday, September 3 from 9AM to 12PM
Location:Gloucester Masonic Lodge, 4 Church Street
Contact:David Leask on 0477 759 660

Gloucester teenagers will get hands-on experience in a range of robotic and electronic technologies as part of a free workshop offered by TAFE NSW.

The two-day Gloucester Bots program, held in partnership with Advance Gloucester with funding from an AGL community grant, will feature the latest electronics, coding, robotics and advanced-manufacturing technology.

With a growth in technology creating employment opportunities across the Hunter region, in areas such as unmanned aerial vehicles, water-borne drones, 3D printers, electric vehicles and advanced robotics.

As we enter an increasingly technologically advanced age, these industries are keen for young people who have the core skills in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).

The Gloucester Bots course is an engaging and innovative way for students to have some fun with the technology and see what a career in these industries might look like.

For many participants, this might be a spark to start one of the career pathways available through TAFE NSW.


Career of the future

Step into a virtual classroom

Date:Thursday 31st August
Time:8:30AM to 6:00PM
Location:Ballina Fair Shopping Centre

Our future workforce is undergoing a significant transformation with almost fifty per cent of the current careers likely to change over the next ten years. As part of National Skills Week, TAFE NSW invites students to take a peek into the classrooms of the future. Whether you are crazy about gaming, 3D printing, virtual reality, drones or alternative design, drop in and get an understanding of the careers that we expect to emerge.

Come and experience this at Ballina Fair Shopping Centre on Thursday 31st of August between 8:30AM and 6:00PM.


Cooking demonstrations

Cooking Skills Showcase

Date:Friday 1st September
Time:11:00AM to 2:00PM
Location:Stockland Shellharbour

Have you ever wanted to combine a career as a chef with international travel? TAFE NSW will show you how!

Transform your flair and passion for cooking into a culinary adventure in Hospitality, and travel the world.

TAFE NSW catches up with globally qualified chefs who started their career with TAFE NSW. Our chefs will tantalise your tastebuds at our pop-up kitchen as you discover a world of opportunities. Taste their delicious creations and discover how you can tap into the experiences that await you in the Hospitality industry.

Bathurst, Broken Hill, Tamworth

Culinary delights

TAFE NSW Pop Up Skills Showcase

TAFE NSW will be holding a skills showcase in Bathurst, Broken Hill and Tamworth to celebrate National Skills Week. Join our talented Hospitality staff as they demonstrate how to decorate cupcakes and be a ‘master’ in your own kitchen.


Date:Wednesday 30th August
Time:10:00AM to 12:00PM
Location:Shopping World
Activity:Fruit Carving


Date:Thursday 31st August
Time:10:00AM to 2:00PM
Location:Bathurst City Centre

Broken Hill

Date:Thursday 31st August
Time:10:00AM to 12:00PM and 1:00PM to 3:00PM
Location:TAFE NSW Broken Hill
Activity:Coffee training and chocolate demonstration