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SKILLS TO PAY THE BILLS: TAFE NSW helps launch Hannah's career


SKILLS TO PAY THE BILLS: TAFE NSW helps launch Hannah's career

CAREER IN FOCUS: Temora's Hannah Gillard is relishing her new role in business administration at Goldenfields Water after completing a traineeship through TAFE NSW.

24 January, 2020

A Temora woman has urged school leavers still weighing up their career options to consider a traineeship after “finding her calling” in business administration.

Her comments come just days after the second round of university offers were released to school leavers across the district, and the state.

Hannah Gillard, 20, secured a position as a business administration trainee at Goldenfields Water after finishing high school and was enrolled in the Certificate III in Business Administration at TAFE NSW Temora.

She thrived in the hands-on, practical learning environment, blitzing the course and being crowned TAFE NSW Temora Trainee of the Year in 2018. In 2019, Ms Gillard progressed her qualifications and studied a Certificate IV in Business Administration, completing it in just six months.

She said the skills she learned didn’t just help her in her day job but gave her a range of computing and system skills that she uses in her part-time job as a personal trainer.

According to the Federal Government’s Job Outlook report, business administration jobs are in a steep growth phase nationally, with 231,500 workers expected to be employed in the field by 2022.

“The Certificate III in Business Administration gives you great skills for any workplace you go into,” Ms Gillard said.

“And doing a traineeship was a great option as I could learn and earn at the same time; I would really recommend it to others; the courses have opened up so many doors for me

“The TAFE NSW gave me a lot more confidence in terms of how to deal with different people and how to read them.

TAFE NSW Temora Business Administration Teacher Angela Prest said the Certificate III was the minimum requirement for business administration roles in most local organisations.

“It really gives you some well-rounded skills that you can take anywhere,” Ms Prest said.

“You’re always employable if you have the Certificate III in Business Administration.

“Great administration, personal and executive assistants are highly sought after in nearly every industry.”

She said the Certificate III in Business Administration included 15 hours a week at TAFE NSW Temora over two days but said the course offered the flexibility to allow students to complete those hours from home or the workplace.

The course can also be studied online, where and when it suits students, through TAFE Digital.

To find out more about studying Business Administration at TAFE NSW, phone 13 16 01 or visit

Media contact: Daniel Johns, TAFE NSW Media and Communications – Business Partner, 6938 1441, mobile 0477 722 428.