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TAFE at the Sydney Royal Easter Show

2018 Sydney Royal Easter Show

For 12 days, the Sydney Showground at Olympic Park will play host to agricultural competitions, animal experiences, live entertainment, carnival fun, shopping, and much more.

However, the Sydney Royal Easter Show is not just a great day out for everyone to celebrate a slice of the Australian culture and witness some of the best displays of agriculture the country has to offer. The Show is also a chance for the students of TAFE NSW to demonstrate the skills and knowledge they have acquired while studying.


Landscaping display
Important dates:Entire show 23rd March - 3rd April
Time:All day
Location:In front of the Southee Pavillion
Students involved:Students from Ryde, Richmond & Padstow campuses. Sydney & Western Sydney Regions. Total approx. 200 students involved.
Courses:Certificate III in Landscape Construction.

TAFE NSW Landscaping students have been working on a real-life build, practicing skills like designing, teamwork, industry networking, problem solving, project management and working to a budget to create unique gardens.

At the Sydney Royal Easter Show, our students will be putting on a show of their own, so come to the Flower and Garden Pavilion to admire and be inspired by our students’ stunning displays.

Discover how you can begin a career in landscaping.


Floristry students competitions
Important dates:Major floral set up - Entire show. Student competitions (Various) Friday 23rd March and Thursday 27th March
Time:All day.
Location:In front of the Southee Pavillion
Students involved:Students from Ultimo - 90, Yallah - 20 , Ryde - 20 & Hornsby - 20.
Courses:Certificate II, III & IV Floristry

Studying the finer aspects of the floristry craft, TAFE NSW students will get the opportunity to put their skills to the test by participating in a number of different floristry competitions at the Sydney Royal Easter Show.

Come and visit the Flower and Garden Pavilion and observe the handiwork of our Certificate III and Certificate IV students, as well as presentations to the public, delivered by TAFE NSW staff.

Brighten up your life with a floristry qualification.


Graduate wool classer
Important dates:28th March
Time:Competition starts at 8am, presentations at 3pm.
Location:Cox Pavillion
Students involved:6 TAFE NSW Students from North, Western & Southern TAFE NSW Regions.
Courses:ALL - Certificate IV in Wool Classing.

In shearing sheds across Australia, registered wool classers prepare wool clips to meet standards required by the Australian Wool Exchange (AWEX) Wool Classer Code of Practice, ensuring it is properly graded for the world’s wool trade.

Aiming to recognise excellence in wool classing and education, the AWEX/TAFE NSW Graduate Wool Classer Competition is a chance to challenge TAFE NSW wool classing students and put their learning to the test. Come and see which student is top of the class, at the Sheep and Wool Pavilion.

Learn how you can become a qualified wool classer


Visual Merchandising
Important dates:Sunday 18th March - Thursday 22nd March
Time:All day.
Location:In front of the Southee Pavillion
Students involved:14 students from Ultimo
Courses:Diploma in Visual Merchandising

Students studying visual merchandising at TAFE NSW work in practical, hands-on activities for the retail environment, participating in styling for exhibitions and displays, and this year, they have painted the show-jumping obstacles and will be helping with production for each day of the show.

At the Sydney Royal Easter show, students studying the Diploma of Visual Merchandising will be showcasing their prop production skills to the public, with student-manufactured props used as part of the floral installations at the Flower and Garden Pavilion.

Put your talent on display with a visual merchandising qualification.


Painting Horse Jumping
Important dates:The jumps will be displayed all show
Time:All show.
Location:The Main Arena
Students involved:Granville - 10 students
Courses:Certificate III in Painting and Decorating

TAFE NSW painting and decorating students are skilled in the areas of texture coating, staining, and spray painting, as well as the preparation, application and maintenance of a variety of surface coatings.

Their handiwork will be on display for all view, when professional riders compete in the showjumping arena, doing their best to clear an assortment of obstacles all designed and painted by TAFE NSW Certificate III in Painting and Decorating students. Learn how you can develop your painting and decorating skills.

Learn how you can develop your painting and decorating skills.


Live Production
Important dates:Entire show 23rd March - 3rd April
Time:4 Students onsite everyday of the show 9am - 6pm.
Location:Hall 5 & The Horse Experience marquee
Students involved:14 students from Nirimba
Courses:Diploma of Live Production & Services

TAFE NSW students have learned how to stage manage productions and events, sound balance, lighting cues and effects, audio mixing, and the management of lighting system installation from industry experts, and will now be putting their learning to the test at the Sydney Royal Easter Show.

TAFE NSW Diploma of Live Production and Technical Survives students will be assisting with the set up and the production management of all activities in Hall 5, as well as in the horse experience marquee.

Discover how you can become an integral part of show business.