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Time to get down to business at TAFE NSW

TAFE NSW Narrabri

Time to get down to business at TAFE NSW

A Wee Waa local and single mother-of-two, Jane Trindall, is encouraging others to consider a career in business services as newly released figures reveal a high demand for skilled administration workers in NSW.

According to research by TAFE NSW, the technology and business services industry is ranked the top category to employ the most people in regional NSW. With employment in this industry forecast to increase by 3.6% over the next three years, there’s no better time to be considering a career in this industry.

Ms Trindall has a bright future ahead of her in the business services industry, after completing a Certificate III in Business Administration at TAFE NSW Narrabri as an Indigenous trainee at Narrabri’s CSIRO Astronomy & Space Science Australia Telescope National Facility Compact Array. Not only has this led to further study, but an exciting ongoing role with the organization.

CSIRO Astronomy & Space Science Administration Officer, Kylee Forbes, was full of praise for Jane’s dedication and comittment to the organisation and her TAFE NSW studies.

“Jane commenced with CSIRO as an Indigenous trainee working full-time whilst studying a Certificate III in Business Administration. We encouraged her to complete a Certificate IV in Business Admnistration and as a result of her perseverance, she has been successful in securing a full-time permanent position as the Observatory Support Officer with CSIRO Astronomy & Space Science,” Ms Forbes said.

“Through the support of TAFE NSW and on-the-job training, Jane has continued to grow and has a well-developed understanding of the tasks she undertakes.

“Jane’s confidence has blossomed and she is a very valued member of the operations group and the Narrabri CSIRO team.”

Ms Trindall said she enjoys the flexibility of being able to study by blended delivery, both online and in the classroom.

“I have been able to learn a range of skills in administration, communication, customer service, accounting, work health and safety and Microsoft Office programs.

“I really enjoy working at the CSIRO and hope to be working with the organisation for many years to come.”

TAFE NSW Business Services Teacher, Glenys Vaessen, said Jane has displayed positive attributes along her study journey which are to be commended.

“She has been able to combine full-time employment, studying at TAFE NSW Narrabri once per week along with family commitments to get the skills needed for a career she loves. Jane is a great role model for her community.”

To find out more about business services courses available at TAFE NSW visit www.tafensw.edu.au or phone 131 601 for more information.

Media contact: Emma Curtis, TAFE NSW Media Officer, (02) 6338 2509, mobile 0427 901 515.