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Discover just how far you can go in your career in technical engineering with TAFE NSW?The Advanced Diploma of Engineering - Technical (Mechanical) will provide you with the practical skills and knowledge in electrical machinery, mechanical principles and mechanical equipment. YouÃ¢â¬â¢ll learn a range of computer aided drafting (CAD) skills, how to produce drawings for design specifications and how to interpret and create drawings components for the manufacture of equipment. Once you successfully complete this course you will be able to work in a number of different engineering related careers including mining and mineral processing, manufacturing, the oil and gas industry and the automotive industry.
Are you ready to start a career as a Technical Engineer? This Certificate III course will give you the foundation you need to begin a career in this exciting field. You will learn how to provide technical support in mechanical engineering design, operations and maintenance and acquire workplace-ready skills in:- Technical drawing- Computer aided drafting- Materials testing- Hand tools - Measuring- Systems and planning- Workplace communication- Quality procedures - Occupational health and safetySuccessful completion of the Certificate III in Engineering - Technical can enhance your employment opportunities if you are seeking an Apprenticeship or Traineeship in the Engineering trade.Talk to us today about the study options available to you.
Do you want to be frontrunner in engineering? Study this nationally recognised Diploma of Electronics and Communications Engineering to teach you the skills you need to be at a senior level in this industry. You can select from a large variety of in-depth units including assembling electrical components, sustaining an innovative work environment, finding and repairing navigation systems; radar apparatus and remote control apparatus. Potential job roles are being a technical officer for electronics and communications engineering.
Your engineering career starts here. The Certificate II in Engineering is an entry-level course designed to give you a solid foundation in metal fabrication, welding and general engineering.This nationally recognised qualification will teach you how to weld, cut, mark out and use various workshop machinery to produce fabricated components.You will learn in our simulated workplaces and on-the-job so that you qualify with relevant, work-ready experience.Plus, our graduates are able to look for an Apprenticeship or Traineeship in Welding and Fabrication trade, Sheet Metal trade and Specialised Welding.Talk to us today about your career goals and we will match a TAFE NSW course to your specific needs.---To successfully complete the certificate, you need to undertake a work placement and be able to demonstrate your ability to use the skills learnt in an engineering workshop.
TAFE NSW is a leading provider of training for the Information and Communications Technology (ICT) sector. With our nationally recognised Diploma of Telecommunications Engineering, you will be well placed to secure employment as a technical specialist, now and into the future. This course is for people with previous qualifications in the field or equivalent industry experience.You will learn how to:- Install, test and commission voice and data communications networks in medium to large enterprises - Use next generation networks technologies You will also be able to provide technical support in monitoring and administering the installation of large telecommunications and IT networks including:- Local area networks (LAN) and wide area networks (WAN)- IP based protocol systems- Voice over internet protocol (VoIP)- Unified communications networks- Secured networks- Cellular mobile networks- Microwave systems- Wireless and wired line networks- Databases- Routers- Switches- ServersYou may also have the option to specialise in:- Management- Network Engineering- Optical Networks- Radio CommunicationsTalk to us today about the study options available to you.Licensing/Regulatory InformationWork functions in the occupational areas where this unit may be used are subject to regulatory requirements. Refer to the ICT Implementation Guide Companion Volume or the relevant regulator for details of licensing, legislative or certification requirements.
The Diploma of Engineering - Technical is a nationally recognised course that has been designed to help you progress your career as a technician in the field of mechanical, manufacturing and maintenance engineering.Our expert teachers will give you the knowledge and practical experience in:- Organising and analysing information- Interacting with computing technology- Selecting engineering materials- Computer Aided Design (CAD) drafting- Basic mechanical design- Production scheduling - Cost estimationTalk to us today about the study options available to you.
If you are an Apprentice or an existing engineering tradesperson, the Certificate IV in Engineering is a nationally recognised course designed to give you trade-level and post-trade level skills in:- Fitting and machining- Metal fabrication- WeldingDue to the specialist nature of the Certificate IV in Engineering, you must be working in the industry, have significant industry experience, be an Apprentice or have completed the Certificate III in Engineering to enrol.Our graduates go onto careers as a:- Mechanical Engineering Draftsperson- Pressure Welder- Advanced Fabrication Technician- Advanced Mechanical Maintenance Technician- CAM ProgrammerTalk to us today about your study options.
Want to take your career further in the engineering sector? The Certificate IV in Engineering will give you the skills and knowledge to step up in this exciting industry.Our nationally recognised course has been designed by engineering professionals to make sure you graduate job-ready. You will learn:- How to create drawings and specifications (from engineering components to large structures)- Hand sketching- Advanced Computer Aided Design (CAD)- 3D modellingYou can also choose from streams like engineering drawing, math and specialised CAD operations.Our graduates go onto careers as a:- Engineering Tradesperson- Advanced Engineering TradespersonPlus, if you have successfully achieved competency in the following study, you may be eligible for credit:- MEM30505 Certificate III in Engineering Ã¢â¬â Technical- MSA30208 Certificate III in Manufacturing Technology- Other relevant qualificationsTalk to our customer service experts about the options available to you.
Are you ready to take the next step in your career in engineering?The Diploma of engineering is for people who have completed a Certificate III or IV in an engineering trade who are seeking to expand their knowledge and skills, and to achieve a higher level of qualification. You will gain the competencies required by an advanced tradesperson working at peak trade levels in the Manufacturing, engineering or related industries. The course will provide you with advanced skills and knowledge to modify fluid power control systems, interpret technical manuals, write technical reports, research and analyse engineering data, and workplace health and safety.When you complete the Diploma of Engineering - Advanced Trade you'll have specialist skills in hydraulic systems, as a technical specialist, supervisor, or advanced tradesperson.
Are you ready to advance your career in technical engineering?The Advanced Diploma of Engineering - Technical (Mechanical) will provide you with the practical skills and knowledge in electrical machinery, mechanical principles and mechanical equipment. Youâll learn a range of computer aided drafting (CAD) skills, how to produce drawings for design specifications and how to interpret and create drawings components for the manufacture of equipment. Youâll also learn about fluid power will give you the skills and knowledge to set up and connect pneumatic equipment.Once you successfully complete this course you will be able to work in a number of different engineering related careers including mining and mineral processing, manufacturing, the oil and gas industry and the automotive industry.
Study the Diploma of Electrical Engineering and you will get the hands-on knowledge and skill you need to advance your career in the electrotechnology industry.Through this nationally recognised qualification, you will learn:- Complex electronic circuits controlling fluids- To develop electrical integrated systems- To plan the electrical installation of integrated systemsYour expert teachers will share their industry experience to give you a competitive edge in this dynamic field.To make it even easier to study at TAFE NSW, we have developed a range of study options for you to choose from. Talk to us today about your options.The Diploma in Electrical Engineering is also available as a Traineeship.
This course provides Part A and Part C of the Full Revalidation for Engineer Officers.
If you are working as a licenced electrician and want to take your knowledge and experience to the next level, enrol in the Advanced Diploma of Electrical - Engineering.In this nationally recognised qualification, you will learn:- To provide engineering solutions to problems in complex polyphase power circuits- To design, validate and evaluate electrical equipment and systems- To manage risk, estimate and manage projects and provide technical advice and sales- Design practices, supervision and management of resources in engineeringTAFE NSW industry trained teachers will ensure you graduate with relevant knowledge and skills to achieve your career goals. Talk to us today about the study options available to you.
You will learn from innovative, industry-connected engineering teachers and be in demand in one of AustraliaÃ¢â¬â¢s fast-growing industries. Develop skills and knowledge in the design, assembly, manufacture, installation, modification, testing, fault finding, commissioning, maintenance and service of: - Mechanical equipment- Machinery- Fluid power systems- Stationary and mobile equipment- Instruments, refrigeration and computer-controlled machine toolsOur Certificate III Engineering - Mechanical Trade graduates go onto a wide range of career areas, including: - Electro-technology - Mechanical engineering - Oil and gas drilling - Electricity generation operations
Are you a problem solver who loves to work with your hands? The Certificate III in Engineering - Fabrication will provide industry recognised skills to work as an Engineering Tradesperson in Fabrication. You learn about workplace communication, occupational health and safety, quality procedures systems and planning, engineering measurement, computations and computer technology. You will also learn how to work with light metal fabrications, using workshop machines, hand and power tools, sheet and plate assembly, tungsten arc welding, silver soldering, thermal cutting, measuring and technical drawing.Once you successfully complete this course you will be qualified to work in the engineering industry as an Engineering tradesperson or advanced engineering tradesperson.
This qualification reflects the role of an advanced technician (technical officer), team leader or supervisor with a wide range of telecommunications skills who can install and maintain: - enterprise networks in emerging and converging technologies - optical and wireless equipment for high speed broadband network infrastructure - internet protocol (IP) based network telecommunications equipment - IP based networks in home networks and small and medium enterprises - telecommunications, data cabling and cabling products in line with the specifications of the access network owner - telecommunications access network cabling and infrastructure, systems and customer equipment The qualifications also enables technicians to assess installation requirements of converging voice, video and data IP networks, plan and perform installations and test installed equipment and fault find. It may also involve a degree of autonomy and may include limited supervision of others. The following specialisations can be achieved through selection of specific units of competency: - Network Engineering - Optical Networks - Radio Communications. Licensing/Regulatory Information Work functions in the occupational areas where this unit may be used are subject to regulatory requirements. Refer to the ICT Implementation Guide Companion Volume or the relevant regulator for details of licensing, legislative or certification requirements.
The Bachelor of Information Technology (Data Infrastructure Engineering) is a three year degree which will give you the skills you need to build data systems, architecture and platforms to support big data solutions. Big data is a fast evolving field in business and commerce and there is a growing demand for professionals with the experience to build IT solutions to manage big data.
The Diploma of Air-conditioning and Refrigeration Engineering will teach you how to develop systems, select equipment and commission, maintain and diagnose faults or malfunctions of refrigeration systems.Our expert teachers will equip you to work with special applications, commercial food storage and preservation and air-conditioning and air-distribution equipment.You will learn specific skills, such as:- Regulatory requirements for purchasing and handling refrigerants- How to develop and follow a personal competency development plan - Manage Occupational Health & Safety requirements- Work with various energy sector requirements and skills- Use and produce drawings, diagrams, schedules, standards, codes and specifications- Fix and secure electrotechnology equipment - Solve problems in ELV single path circuits- Fabricate, assemble and dismantle utilities industry components- And moreÃ¢â¬Â¦Plus, you can elect to study in areas like:- Computer and software application- Applying safety awareness and legal requirements- Project management- Tender submissions - Designing specific systemsReady to take your career to the next level through further education? Talk to us today about the study options available to you!
Are you ready to start a career, as an engineer, in a CAD drafting, manufacture, production, and machining? The Certificate II in Engineering - Production Technology is the course you need.This course will provide you with skills and knowledge in workplace communication, occupational health and safety, quality procedures systems, planning and engineering measurement. You'll also learn how to operate industry standard programs and equipment and how to work safely with chemicals, computing technology and welding equipment.Successful completion of the Certificate II in Engineering - Production Technology improves your employment opportunities if you are seeking an apprenticeship or traineeship in the engineering trade.
Are you keen to start a career in engineering, specialising in fluid power.The Certificate IV in Engineering (Fluid Power) is for people who wish to specialise in fluid power (pneumatics or hydraulics). You learn about workplace communication, occupational health and safety, quality procedures systems and planning, engineering measurement, computations and computer technology. YoÃ¢â¬â¢ll also learn about specific fluid power skills including the installation and maintenance of fluid power systems. hydraulic systems, hydraulic fitter or technician, hydraulic systems designer, or hydraulic equipment sales. At TAFE NSW we understand that you may not be able to commit to full time study, so we have developed a range of flexible modes for you to complete this courseOnce you successfully complete this course you will be qualified to work in the engineering industry as an Engineering tradesperson or advanced engineering tradesperson.
Are you an aspiring leader in the electrical engineering industry?When you study this nationally recognised Advanced Diploma of Engineering Technology - Electrical you will gain the knowledge and skill you need to be a sought-after candidate.You will learn to:- Apply physics to solving electrotechnology engineering problems- Provide solutions to basic engineering computational problems- Plan and manage electrical projectsThe Advanced Diploma of Engineering Technology - Electrical can lead to careers in:- Senior Technical Officer in Electrical- Electrical Technology
If working with metals excites you, then a Certificate III in Engineering - Fabrication Trade could open the door to a range of careers, including: - Pressure Welder - Engineering Patternmaker - Tool and Die Setter - Blacksmith You will learn about: - Metal fabrication- Forging- Founding- Structural steel erection- Electroplating- Metal spinning- Polishing- Sheet metal work- Welding- Computer-controlled equipment Our industry connected teachers will teach you the skills employers want, to give you the competitive edge. Talk to us today about the study options available to you.
Are you a tech head looking to start a career in the engineering industry? You should consider a career in Computer Numerical Control.The Certificate IV in Engineering (CNC Programming) will provide you with the practical skills and knowledge to set up, program, inspect, and operate NC and CNC machines, create 2D and 3D models using computer aided design, write 2D and 3D program code, interpret technical drawing, and workplace health and safety.Once you successfully complete this course you'll have specialist skills in engineering, machining, and manufacturing, opening up a career as a manufacturing supervisor, production manager, or team leader
Prepare to launch your career in the maritime industry with the Diploma of Maritime Operations (Engineer Watchkeeper).You will learn how to:- Maintain a safe engineering watch- Perform various tasks in relation to shipboard plant and equipment checking, maintenance, fabrication and repairs- Operate alternators, generators and control systems to supply shipboard electrical power, pumping systems, main and auxiliary machinery and associated control systemsYou will also learn about:- Safety and survival at sea- Extinguishing fires- First aidOnce you successfully complete the Diploma of Maritime Operations (Engineer Watchkeeper), you will be ready to start your career in the maritime industry as an Engineer Watchkeeper.Get on-board a career you will love with the Diploma of Maritime Operations (Engineer Watchkeeper).
Do you consider yourself a problem solver, do you love working hands-on with metal? The Certificate III in Engineering - Fabrication Trade (Heavy Fabrication) will provide industry recognised skills for work as an Engineering Tradesperson. You will learn about workplace communication, occupational health and safety, quality procedures, systems and planning. You will also learn how to create technical drawings, handle metal, use mechanical and thermal cutting tools and how to shape finish and weld metal, using workshop machines, hand and power tools.Successful completion of the Certificate III in Engineering - Fabrication Trade (Heavy Fabrication) enhances your employment opportunities if you are seeking an Apprenticeship or Traineeship in the Engineering trade, as a Metal Fabricator or Welder, in industries such as heavy transport, mining, ship building or bridge building.
The Associate Degree of Applied Engineering (Renewable Energy Technologies) is a two year associate degree that will give you access to a new and exciting career in the fast-growing renewable energy technologies sector. All students study the processes of conversion and storage of energy, then specialise in the infrastructure and activities associated with either electrical or mechanical engineering.
The rapid evolution of digital media and online selling has driven enormous growth and created new job opportunities and avenues for workers across a range of industries. SEO has become widely adopted as an online marketing strategy because of its effectiveness. The ability to manage SEO, increase traffic to a site, build customer visits and sales and enhance user experiences is a skillset that is much required in todayâs online environment. This fully subsidised program is a practical hands on short course where you will learn the fundamentals of effective search engine optimisation and user experience design. You will develop strategies and tactics on how to research, implement, optimise, test and evaluate search and user experience. This short course will ensure you have the leading edge with market trends and developments in this very exciting fast moving area of digital marketing that affects the everyday online customer experience. You will complete 3 units of competency: 1. BSBMKG525 Design effective web search responses.2. BSBMKG524 Design effective user experiences.3. BSBMKG507 Interpret market trends and developments. Successful students are invited to continue onto BSB52415 Diploma of Marketing & Communication.
Do you consider yourself a problem solver, do you love working hands-on with metal? The Certificate III in Engineering - Fabrication Trade (Light Fabrication) will provide industry recognised skills for work as an Engineering Tradesperson. You will learn about workplace communication, occupational health and safety, quality procedures, systems and planning, engineering measurement, computation and computer technology. You will also learn how to work with light metal fabrications, use workshop machines, hand and power tools, sheet and plate assembly, tungsten arc welding, silver soldering, thermal cutting, measuring and technical drawing. Successful completion of the Certificate III in Engineering - Fabrication Trade (Light Fabrication) enhances your employment opportunities if you are seeking an Apprenticeship or Traineeship in the Engineering trade as a Sheet Metal Worker or Roof Plumber in industries such as mining or construction.
This course is for people employed as apprentice toolmakers in themanufacturing, engineering and related industry areas. You will gain thecompetencies required to work as a toolmaking tradesperson in these areas.You will acquire skills and knowledge in workplace communication, occupationalhealth and safety, quality procedures systems and planning, engineeringmeasurement, computations and computer technology plus some skills specific tothe toolmaking trade.The course duration will vary depending on the training pathway agreed tobetween you, your employer and the TAFE college.
This short course provide students with skills in computational processes to solve engineering problems and OHS skills.
Are you looking for a career where you can put your problem solving and hands-on skills to good use? The Certificate III in Engineering - Fabrication Trade (Blacksmithing) will provide industry recognised skills related to trade work as an Engineering Tradesperson. You will acquire skills and knowledge in workplace communication, occupational health and safety, quality procedures, systems and planning, engineering measurement, computation and computer technology, plus industry-specific skills in welding and boilermaking.Successful completion of the Certificate III in Engineering - Fabrication Trade (Blacksmithing) enhances your employment opportunities if you are seeking an Apprenticeship or Traineeship in the Engineering trade.
This course provides tuition for Marine Engineer Officers preparing to sit for Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) Oral Examination or Certificate of Recognition.
This qualification is suitable for people who work in the maritime industry operating as Chief Engineer on vessels with propulsion power up to 500 kW and Second Engineer on vessels with propulsion power up to 750 kW, in the exclusive economic zone (EEZ). Licensing/Regulatory Information This level of qualification is currently cited as meeting some of the requirements for certification as a Marine Engine Driver Grade 3 Near Coastal as defined by the National Standard for Commercial Vessels (NSCV) Part D. Certification will require achievement of the MAR20413 Certificate II in Maritime Operations (Marine Engine Driver Grade 3 Near Coastal), qualifying sea service and completed Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) approved task book or qualifying sea service or qualifying sea service and a workshop skill equivalent qualification, AMSA final assessment and an AMSA approved first aid certificate; people seeking certification should check with AMSA.
This qualification is suitable for people who work in the maritime industry operating as Chief Engineer on vessels with propulsion power up to 1500 kW and Second Engineer on vessels with propulsion power up to 3000 kW in the exclusive economic zone (EEZ). Licensing/Regulatory Information This level of qualification is currently cited as meeting some of the requirements for certification as a Marine Engine Driver Grade 1 Near Coastal as defined by the National Standard for Commercial Vessels (NSCV) Part D. Certification will require achievement of the MAR40513 Certificate IV in Maritime Operations (Marine Engine Driver Grade 1 Near Coastal), qualifying sea service and completed Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) approved task book or qualifying sea service or qualifying sea service and a workshop skill equivalent qualification, AMSA final assessment and an AMSA approved first aid certificate; people seeking certification should check with AMSA.
This qualification is suitable for people who work in the maritime industry operating as Chief Engineer on vessels with propulsion power up to 750 kW and Second Engineer on vessels with propulsion power up to 1500 kW in the exclusive economic zone (EEZ). Licensing/Regulatory Information This level of qualification is currently cited as meeting some of the requirements for certification as a Marine Engine Driver Grade 2 Near Coastal as defined by the National Standard for Commercial Vessels (NSCV) Part D. Certification will require achievement of the MAR30813 Certificate III in Maritime Operations (Marine Engine Driver Grade 2 Near Coastal), qualifying sea service and completed Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) approved task book or qualifying sea service or qualifying sea service and a workshop skill equivalent qualification, AMSA final assessment and an AMSA approved first aid certificate; people seeking certification should check with AMSA.
Sail your career forward in the maritime industry with the Advanced Diploma of Maritime Operations (Marine Engineering Class 2). You will learn:- Maritime resource management- Marine electrotechnology- Marine mechanics- Naval architecture- Ship construction- Ship operation and maintenance- Marine auxiliary machinery and systems- How to work safely in confined spaces on a vessel- Providing leadership to crew membersThe Advanced Diploma of Maritime Operations (Marine Engineering Class 2) will enable you to work as an Engineer Class 2 in the maritime industry, on ships powered by main propulsion machinery of any propulsion power, in any operating area.This course is available full-time at one of our state of the art campuses.
Are you experienced in engineering and want to develop the skills to work on-board marine vessels? Do you want a career that enables you to travel the world? There are a wealth of opportunities to be found in the maritime industry.The NSW North Coast and the Gold Coast are key hubs for maritime operations, with employment expected to almost double in the next eight years, the TAFE NSW Diploma in Maritime Operations (Marine Engineering Class 3 Near Coastal) ensures that you are well placed to take advantage of this strong growth.Learn from TAFE NSW industry-leading, qualified and experienced teaching staff and develop expert knowledge and skills in areas such as:- Marine auxiliary boilers, equipment, control systems and automation - Operating and maintaining diesel and electrical systems- Survival and safety procedures in case of a fire or vessel abandonmentWherever you want to be based, there are plenty of study options available to complete your Diploma at TAFE NSW.This level of qualification is currently cited as meeting some of the requirements for certification as an Engineer Class 3 Near Coastal as defined by the National Standard for Commercial Vessels (NSCV) Part D.Certification will require achievement of the MAR50613 Diploma of Maritime Operations (Marine Engineering Class 3 Near Coastal), qualifying sea service and completed Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) approved task book or qualifying sea service or qualifying sea service and a workshop skill equivalent qualification, AMSA final assessment and an AMSA approved first aid certificate. People seeking certification should check with AMSA.Certification will also require either MAR40513 Certificate IV in Maritime Operations (Marine Engine Driver Grade 1 Near Coastal) or a trade (as specified in NSCV Part D).
Do you have experience in maritime engineering and are looking to take your career to the next level? The Advanced Diploma of Maritime Operations (Marine Engineering Class 1) will help you to develop the practical skills and in-depth knowledge required to perform various specialised tasks when working as an Engineer Class 1.TAFE NSW teachers are industry-leading, experienced and qualified professionals in their field and are committed to giving you the best possible learning experience.You will learn valuable skills in:- Planning and scheduling operations.- Organising safe maintenance and repair procedures.- Operating and maintaining electrical machinery.- Maintenance (including testing and detecting faults and repairing them).- Managing the administration of the vessel including its business, legal and personnel aspects.Other outcomes of this course include the ability to perform routine tasks on board a vessel while ensuring safe work practices.
The UEENEEE125A Provide engineering solutions for problems in complex multiple path circuits in the course is essential to many Electrical Engineering courses and may be beneficial for those working in complex energy distribution networks.
If you are good at solving complex technical problems, have patience and excellent organisational skills, then a Diploma in Information Technology Networking could advance your career as a Network Manager or Network Engineer.Our state-of-the-art facilities will give you access to cutting-edge technologies and hands-on, practical learning experiences that will help you master advanced networking skills, such as:- ICT architectural design- Monitoring and troubleshooting virtual computing environments- Designing, building and testing network serversA Diploma in Information Technology Networking will set you up for a great career that is:- Always evolving- Never boring- In demand- Sits across all sectors
This Statement of Attainment will introduce students to Computer Aided Drafting (CAD) and enable you to develop basic skills ising Autocad software to produce 2D drawings.This course can initiate the development of CAD skills needed in various industries including but not limited to Engineering and Construction, Building, Architecture and Surveying.
Do you dream of making albums or working on live shows? There are two versions of this Diploma of Music Industry (Sound Production). The most common version is an all-around audio engineering course focused on organic music in the recording studio and in live performance venues.The other version is focused on Electronic Music Production, and is primarily related to making music entirely in the computer. If a TAFE NSW location offers the Electronic Music version, you will see it in the location field of the course.Both versions of the course will hone your skills in:- Recording and mixing- Artist production - Collaboration- Freelance business skills- Copyright- Sync licenses- WHS- Microphones - Monitors and more.The audio engineering version of the course will hone your skills in digital and analogue recording consoles, equipment set-up and signal flow, live audio mixing and PA systems, music production software and hardware and more.The Electronic Music version of the course will hone your skills in music production software, primarily Ableton Live, creating your own original music, beats, toplines and remixes, synthesis, pitch shifting, time warping, filters and effects, finding your niche as a producer, songwriter and/or DJ, plus much more.Completing this course will give you the skills and confidence required to pursue a career as a music producer, recording engineer, mix engineer or a live sound mixer.Graduates of this music course go on to study an Advanced Diploma of Music Industry (Sound Production), music degrees, or go straight into professional music work.
This course is designed for students wanting an introduction Fluid power in an engineering environment.
Would you like to boost your skills for employment as a surveying assistant? TAFE NSW nationally recognised Certificate III in Surveying and Spatial Information Services will teach you essential skills for work in a field support role.You will learn to produce basic maps, collect basic surveying data, produce basic plans of surveys and perform basic surveying computations.This course has a range of elective units, such as:- Provision of field support for surveying and spatial projects- Operation of surveying equipment- Visual interpretation of image data- Storage of spatial dataThe Certificate III in Surveying and Spatial Information Services is suitable for completion as a Traineeship, so you can train on the job and earn an income while working towards your qualification.Upon completion you can enjoy a career as a junior technical officer, providing support to a surveying or spatial information services team.Or, you may choose to continue onto the Certificate IV in Spatial Information Services and take your career even further.
This course provides training for personnel who are required to control traffic with a Stop/Slow bat and also required to set up and work with Traffic Control Guidance Plans/Traffic Control Plans at a work site. This course will help learners meet the Unit requirements for applying for the relevant Traffic Control Licences (Cards) through Roads and Maritime Services NSW.Particpants will undertake 4 units from the RII Resources and Infrastructure Training Package.
This course is for people who wish to gain a (WorkCover) SafeWork High Risk Licence in Dogging (DG).This course will cover training and assessment for the national High Risk Licences in Dogging (DG).
If you are excited by big rigs, mega machines and high-powered engines, then a Certificate III in Mobile Plant Technology could lead to the hands on automotive career you are looking for.TAFE NSW's state-of-the-art, employer-supported workshops will provide you with real, on the job experience. You will learn how to: - Repair and replace electrical and electronic circuit systems- Diagnose and repair engines and engine components such as tracked type drive and support systems - Repair mobile plant braking systems, fluid power and steering systems, drive assembles and transmissionsThe Certificate III in Mobile Plant Technology apprenticeship is the practical pathway to a career in:- Mining- Construction- Earthmoving and agriculture - Automotive Retail
Want to work as a geographic information system (GIS) technician? The nationally recognised Certificate IV in Spatial Information Services will qualify you to work in this exciting field, supporting a spatial information services team.You will study how to use various geospatial technologies including global navigation satellite system (GNSS) and specialised?geospatial software?Specifically, you will learn how to:- Store and retrieve spatial data- Source and assess spatial data - Collect spatial data using GNSS- Maintain spatial data- Apply GIS software to solve spatial data problems- Prepare and present GIS data- Obtain and validate spatial dataWith a range of elective units, such as:- Digitally enhance and process image data- Organise surveying field services- Produce computer-aided drawings- Design and produce maps- Operate spatial software applications- Design a database- Produce drawings to communicate ideasThis qualification offers flexible delivery and allows for Australian Traineeships. Talk to us today about your study options!
The Advanced Diploma in Civil Construction Design is for senior civil works designers or para-professional designers who support engineers.You will learn to perform tasks that are specialised, complex and technical and include strategic areas and initiating activities, in particular:- Managing program risk - Advising on application of safe design principles to control WHS risk - Leading and managing team effectiveness - Managing the civil works design process - Establishing and maintaining a quality system In addition, there are elective units to enable you to tailor study to your needs.Successful graduates go on to apply for work in the building industry. They can competently work in a team to find solutions to technical problems, structure complex projects and autonomously apply theoretical and technical knowledge.
If you enjoy understanding how things work and have a creative yet methodical mind, the Certificate IV in Civil Construction Design could be for you. Our expert teachers will share their industry skill and knowledge, with a design and urban planning slant, and teach you how to:- Understand construction principles and apply them at the planning and design stage- Analyse and use data to inform your work and meet project outcomes- Develop strong skills in construction materials and processes, and their application in construction work- Civil works draftingTo make sure you are in demand in one of Australia's fast-growing industries, study the Certificate IV in Civil Construction with TAFE NSW. Talk to us today about the study options available to you!
This course will give you an overview of the AutoCAD operating system commands, menus and techniques, and the skills and knowledge necessary to produce 2D annotated working drawings for a wide variety of drafting disciplines.Topics include AutoCAD menus, AutoCAD toolbars, two dimensional drawing commands, AutoCAD terminology, the AutoCAD drawing editor and how to co-ordinate systems. You will also learn basic plotting and printing techniques, layers, colours and linetypes, hatching and get an introduction to Modelspace and Paperspace concepts.AutoCAD 2017 by Autodesk will be used in the completion of this course.
Do you dream of working on major infrastructure projects such as roads, tunnels, pipelines and railways? The Certificate III Civil Construction Plant Operations will give you the skills you need to make that dream a reality.You will learn:- How to operate equipment such as excavators, loaders, dozers, graders and rollers - A range of in-demand skills for earthworks, road construction and general civil worksThe Certificate III Civil Construction Plant Operations course can lead to a number of rewarding careers:- Earthmoving Plant Operator- Mobile Plant Operator - Excavator Operator- Quarry Processing Plant Operator- Pipe layer OperatorThe Civil Construction sector is booming right now! Talk to us today about your career goals.
If you are precise, technically minded and would enjoy a mixture office and onsite work, then a Certificate IV in Civil Construction and Surveying could lead to a fulfilling career in Spatial Information Services.TAFE NSW state of the art facilities will provide you with real, on the job experience. You will learn:- Essential surveying skills- Risk management- Environmentally sustainable work practices- Surveying computations- Producing computer-aided drawings, planning and executing survey expeditions and overall project managementGraduates who went onto successful careers as a Surveying or Spatial Science Technician are:- Data driven- Technically competent- Mathematical- Methodical- Positive
If you want to understand complex structural designs from the ground up, a Diploma in Civil Construction Design could be a pathway to an exciting career in civil construction and urban planning. TAFE NSW will provide you with real, on the job experience. You will learn how to: - Analyse and use data to inform your work- Meet project outcomes - Understand the different factors involved with designing for civil construction, such as transport and civil infrastructure- Be aware of how projects may be impeded - Asses, risk and danger and how this affects designs, planning, and onsite work You will also develop in depth knowledge about materials, processes and their application in construction work. Our graduates are able to:- Perform tasks involving a high level of autonomy - Apply significant judgement in planning work and determining the selection of equipment, roles and techniques for themselves and othersCould this be you? Talk to us today about the study options available.
If you are highly organised, methodical and looking for an interesting way to use your talents, a Diploma in Spatial Information Services could lead you to a career you will love.Our teachers have hands-on experience and are will show you how to develop skills in:- Remote sensing- Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS)- Mapping- Geographic information systems- Spatial dataset updating and managementYou will also learn how to collect, store and analyse geospatial data and prepare documentation based on data.Talk to us today about where a Diploma in Spatial Information Services can lead you!
This short course is for the enthusiast working with metals to learn the basicskills of Lathe and Mill operations.This course is designed for the hobbyist or Men's Shed aspirant/participant todemonstrate how to safely set up and operate these workshop machines. Extendyour skills in a friendly sustainable workshop environment.
This course is for people who want to be trained as locksmiths. You will gainthe competencies required by an tradesperson working in this area.You will acquire skills and knowledge in workplace communication, work healthand safety, quality procedures and systems and planning, engineeringmeasurement, computations and computer technology plus the technical skills andknowledge required by locksmiths. You will also learn how to install and repairlocks and related equipment.The course duration may vary depending on the training pathway agreed tobetween you, your employer and the TAFE college.
This course is designed to provide ship's engineers with the requiredtheoretical and practical training to perform the electrical repairs andoperation on a vessel at sea.
This qualification reflects the role of a skilled operator working in Civil construction, who applies a broad range of skills in a varied work context, using some discretion and judgement and relevant theoretical knowledge.The qualification applies to specialist occupations in bituminous surfacing, bridge construction and maintenance, pipe laying, road construction and maintenance, road marking, tunnel construction, timber bridge construction and maintenance, civil construction general and traffic management occupations. The individual may provide theoretical advice and support a team.Licensing, legislative, regulatory and certification requirements that apply to this qualification can vary between states, territories, and industry sectors. Relevant information must be sourced prior to application of the qualification.
Ready to step up in the civil construction industry?The Certificate IV in Civil Construction Supervision will teach you how to:- Lead and supervise others- Ensure the quantity and quality of output- Contribute to the development of technical solutions to non-routine problems- Apply management plans to the workplace- Implement an operational plan- Supervise civil works, and more!You will also have the opportunity to choose from a broad range of elective units relating to operational and business skills and tailor your study.This nationally recognised qualification allows for Traineeships. ---Please note: There are Licensing, legislative, regulatory and certification requirements that apply to this qualification can vary between states, territories, and industry sectors. Relevant information must be sourced prior to application of the qualification.
This course is designed for people who are in control of a motor vehicle inspection station authorised under the Authorised Inspection Scheme (AIS) program administered by Roads and Maritime Services of NSW. You might be a business owner, workshop manager or supervisor, etc., however anyone with approval to receive training for the Proprietor authority can enrol to gain this qualification. Successful completion of the course will enable you to hold the Proprietor and Proprietor Nominee authority and applies to inspection stations that are accredited as Authorised Safety Check Inspection Scheme (ASCIS), Authorised Unregistered Vehicle Inspection Scheme (AUVIS), Heavy Vehicle Authorised Inspection Scheme (HVAIS) and Authorised Gas Inspection Scheme (AGIS) as well as those authorised for Crane and Fleet inspections. An Authorised Proprietor does not carry out inspection of vehicles or issue inspection certificates. The Authorised Proprietor is responsible for the compliant operation of the authorised inspection station, observing all of the Business Rules for Authorised Proprietors and Examiners 2016 and supervises the activities of Authorised Examiners under their control. There is no class attendance required to complete this course. The course is delivered by distance learning pack and is managed from Wollongong, NSW. Once enrolled, we will send you a student workbook, assessment quiz and statutory declaration. You are required to return the quiz and statutory declaration for assessment to the details provided in the student workbook.
This course will give you an overview of the AutoCAD operating system commands,menus and techniques, and the skills and knowledge necessary to produce 2Dannotated working drawings.This course will teach you advanced AutoCAD commands for 2D and 3D. Thiswill enable you to complete more advanced two dimensional and three dimensionalannotated drawings for a wide variety of drafting disciplines.Topics covered are:1. Paperspace/Modelspace2. AutoCAD templates3. Advanced AutoCAD 2D commands4. Blocks and Block libraries5. Isometric drawings6. External referencing7. 3D User Co-ordinate systems8. 3D Wireframe9. 3D Solid modelling10. 3D Rendering.Software version AutoCAD 2010 by Autodesk will be used.ENTRY REQUIREMENTS:Students must have completed AutoCAD Level 1 or have equivalent experience.
This qualification reflects the role of individuals working in an operational role in civil construction, who undertake a prescribed range of tasks using limited practical skills and fundamental knowledge, in a defined context working under supervision. Licensing, legislative, regulatory and certification requirements that apply to this qualification can vary between states, territories, and industry sectors. Relevant information must be sourced prior to application of the qualification.
This course is designed to provide the skills and knowledge to manage fire fighting and fire prevention on board ship, including managing shipboard fire fighting teams, and coordination of tactical fire fighting methods.
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An engineering course can lead to a number of job opportunities, from improving medical equipment and health care systems as a biomedical engineer to planning, designing and building structures we use everyday as a civil engineer. Qualifications in engineering can lead to a job as an mechanical engineer, engineering technician, marine engineer, CNC specialist or a fabrication tradesperson. The average weekly salary for industrial, mechanical and production engineers is $1,653. Whether you're just starting out in your engineering career, want to gain more qualifications, add to your previous experience, or simply broaden your horizons, TAFE NSW offers a wide variety of courses at a number of levels to suit you. TAFE courses in the area include Engineering, Engineering Drafting, Electrical Engineering, Maritime Operations, Marine Mechanical Technology and Medical Equipment Servicing & Technical Support.
A maritime or marine engineering course can lead to a number of job opportunities, from organising commercial shipping, captaining your own fleet as a ship captain or becoming an offshore engineer. Qualifications in can lead to a job as a maritime transport professional, watchkeeper, shipboard engineer, deckhand or coxswain. The average weekly salary for a maritime transport professional is $1,675. Whether you're just starting out in your maritime or marine engineering career, want to gain more qualifications, add to your previous experience, or simply broaden your horizons, TAFE NSW offers a wide variety of courses at a number of levels to suit you. TAFE courses in the area include Maritime Operations, Coxswain Grade 1 Near Coastal, Marine Engine Driver Grade 2 Near Coastal, Master up to 35 metres Near Coastal, Engineer Watchkeeper, Ship Security Awareness and Operation and Maintenance of Marine Elect. Systems.
An architecture or drafting course can lead to a number of job opportunities, from preparing and drafting designs for residential projects to surveying major national infrastructure. Qualifications in architecture and drafting can lead to a job as an architect, building designer, CAD technician, building informational modeller or landscape architect. The average weekly salary for an architect is $1,634. Whether you're just starting out in your architecture and drafting career, want to gain more qualifications, add to your previous experience, or simply broaden your horizons, TAFE NSW offers a wide variety of courses at a number of levels to suit you. TAFE courses in the area include Engineering, Industrial Design, Building Design, Engineering Drafting, Manufacturing Technology, Surveying and Spatial Information Services and Rural Operations.
Decided on your course? What next? Applications for the next intake are now open. First round applications close 30 November 2018. Second round applications close 25 January 2019. Select the ‘Apply Online’ link to submit your application. You can find out more about the course, including entry requirements, by clicking on the course name. Course code Award First round applications close Application forms HE20531/32 Bachelor of Applied Commerce 30 November 2018 Apply Online HE20514 Bachelor of Business 30 November 2018 Apply Online HE20528 Bachelor of Community Services 30 November 2018 Apply Online HE20510 Bachelor of Early Childhood Education and Care (Birth-5) 30 November 2018 Apply Online HE20520 Bachelor of 3D Art and Animation 30 November 2018 Apply Online HE20501 Bachelor of Design (Interior Design) 30 November 2018 Apply Online HE20506 Bachelor of Fashion Design 30 November 2018 Apply Online HE20525 Bachelor of Information Technology (Data Infrastructure Engineering) 30 November 2018 Apply Online HE20524 Bachelor of Information Technology (Network Security) 30 November 2018 Apply Online HE20507 Bachelor of Property Valuation 30 November 2018 Apply Online HE20502 Associate Degree of Applied Engineering (Renewable Energy Technologies) 30 November 2018 Apply Online HE20508 Diploma of Adult Education 30 November 2018 Apply Online HE20515 Diploma of Applied Commerce 30 November 2018 Apply Online HE20517 Diploma of Sustainable Practice 30 November 2018 Apply Online
A civil construction and surveying course can lead to a number of job opportunities, from proposing structure designs to overseeing crucial civil projects across the country. Qualifications in civil construction and surveying can lead to a job as a civil engineering professional, spatial information technician, cartographer, land surveyor or civil construction designer. The average weekly salary for a civil engineering professional is $1,923. Whether you're just starting out in your civil construction and surveying career, want to gain more qualifications, add to your previous experience, or simply broaden your horizons, TAFE NSW offers a wide variety of courses at a number of levels to suit you. TAFE courses in the area include Surveying, Building Surveying, Civil Construction, Building Design, Building and Construction, Spatial Information Services, Civil Construction Design.
TAFE NSW's award-winning teachers are industry professionals with at least five years’ experience in the field. Watch some of their stories to get you inspired. Our teachers are passionate about their industry, whether it's hairdressing, cookery, electrical engineering or business management. They're ready to give you the practical skills and knowledge you need to succeed. TAFE NSW teachers genuinely care about their students, they're invested in you and your future and are justifiably proud of their international reputation for training excellence. Here are just some of our teachers stories to get you inspired.
Centrally located on Digilah Street, TAFE NSW Dunedoo College offers innovative and relevant training to equip students with real world skills to readily enter the local workforce. The Dunedoo campus offers general education courses and trade programs tailored to the community’s needs, such as carpentry, animal care, logistics, engineering and building trades.
TAFE NSW, Wetherill Park in Sydney’s western suburbs is recognised throughout Australia and internationally, for its state-of-the-art facilities and training related to the vehicle and transport industries. Beyond our transport and automotive facilities, TAFE NSW Wetherill Park also offers study option in areas such as business and administration, health and community services, tourism and hospitality, and more.
An automotive course can lead to a number of job opportunities, from fixing up cars as a mechanic to making extensive repairs as an automotive electrician. Qualifications in automotive practices can lead to a job as an motor mechanic, vehicle painter, automotive parts salesperson, heavy vehicle motor technician or motorcycle mechanic. The average weekly salary for a motor mechanic or vehicle painter is $986. Whether you're just starting out in your career in the automotive sector, want to gain more qualifications, add to your previous experience, or simply broaden your horizons, TAFE NSW offers a wide variety of courses at a number of levels to suit you. TAFE courses in the area include Automotive Body Repair Technology, Automotive Servicing Technology, Light Vehicle Mechanical Technology, Automotive Electrical Technology, Engineering (Mechanical), Mobile Plant Technology and Heavy Commercial Vehicle Mechanical Technology.
People with skills in science, technology, engineering or mathematics (STEM) are in high demand. If you are interested in training in these skills, you may be eligible for a $1,000 Jobs of Tomorrow scholarship under the NSW Government's Smart and Skilled Program From 2016, the NSW Government is offering 25,000 scholarships over four years to students commencing selected qualifications under Smart and Skilled. Who is eligible for a Jobs of Tomorrow Scholarship? To be eligible for a Jobs of Tomorrow Scholarship, you must: meet the Smart and Skilled personal eligibility criteria, be enrolled in a qualification that is eligible for a Jobs of Tomorrow Scholarship, and commence training in the qualification on or after 1 January 2016. Which qualifications fall under Jobs of Tomorrow? The NSW Government has selected several courses on the NSW Skills List from Certificate IV to Advanced Diploma levels in career areas such as nursing and healthcare, engineering and information and communications technology. See the list of eligible qualifications at the Training Services NSW website. How do I apply for a Jobs of Tomorrow Scholarship? Once you have enrolled, in an eligible qualification and received a Notification of Enrolment from your college of enrolment, you may apply to Services NSW for a scholarship. Applications are expected to open in late March 2016. Go to the Service NSW Apply for a Jobs of Tomorrow Scholarship page. When am I paid my Jobs of Tomorrow Scholarship? A Jobs of Tomorrow Scholarship is worth $1000 and is paid in two instalments. Training Services NSW will pay the first $500 instalment once you have successfully applied and TAFE NSW confirms that you have commenced training. You will be paid the remaining $500 when TAFE NSW confirms that you have successfully completed the qualification. Get started at TAFE NSW Ways to study Fee information
Taree is the commercial centre for the Manning Valley, surrounded by rich river flats and undulating hills, with agricultural land reaching to the beaches. A strong part of the community, TAFE NSW Taree is a well-resourced education and training centre with state-of-the-art facilities including a horticultural glass house, a metals and engineering 3D printer which is available for commercial use and training, full automotive workshops, integrated childcare learning facilities for community playgroups and an IT CISCO Training Centre.
Located 45 minutes from Canberra, TAFE NSW Yass offers you a study environment set within a growing, modern community. The country atmosphere and beautiful grounds are an ideal setting for outdoor learning and for catching up with classmates.
TAFE NSW Granville is located in the geographical heart of Sydney, and has been training students since 1884. Located a short walk from Granville station, TAFE NSW Granville reflects the culturally diverse surrounding area, and is committed to educating and empowering students to meet the needs and expectations of our ever-changing community.
TAFE NSW Coffs Harbour Education Campus is situated a short distance from the beach, almost halfway between the bustling city of Coffs Harbour and the laid-back community of Sawtell. The campus shares a site with the Coffs Harbour Senior College and Southern Cross University to create an innovative and inviting learning environment for students of all disciplines, as well as the Coffs Harbour Innovation Centre, a regional hub fostering innovative, creative, and technology-based businesses.
TAFE NSW Kempsey is located right near the banks of the Macleay River in Kempsey, a town with a rich history and vibrant community, on New South Wales’ Mid North Coast. Situated on a hill bristling with rich plant life, and boasting friendly staff and students who often get involved with local projects, TAFE NSW Kempsey incorporates a strong focus on sustainability, and features a great community vibe.
Nestled on the outskirts of the Blue Mountains on Hill Street, TAFE NSW Lithgow offers a comprehensive range of programs in general education and trades for all levels, along with stunning regional views. TAFE NSW Lithgow aims to equip graduates with the necessary skills to successfully enter the local workforce, with a particularly strong focus on electrical and mechanical engineering.
TAFE NSW Boggabilla is located on South Street, adjacent to the Boggabilla Central School, a two minute walk from the centre of town. We offer a range of study options, with a fully equipped computer lab, engineering workshop and fashion room. There are also video conferencing capabilities to enable students to connect to an increased range of courses.
Bachelor of Applied Commerce and Diploma of Applied Commerce A three year professional degree for people who want to work in the financial services sector. Developed in close consultation with industry and allowing you to complete a major in accounting or financial planning. Bachelor of Business This degree will prepare you to work as a business professional across a range of industries in national and international contexts. Bachelor of Community Services A three year full time qualification that will equip you with the practical skills as well as the theory required for you to pursue a career in community services. Make your mark supporting the wellbeing of individuals, families and communities, as well as being an agent of social change. Bachelor of Early Childhood Education and Care (Birth–5) Offering practical early childhood education and care skills, theoretical knowledge and work experience. Designed to develop early childhood teachers who can integrate theoretical knowledge into practical education and care skills in the workplace. Bachelor of 3D Art and Animation This course will prepare you for a career as a 3D and visual effects artist and animator. Bachelor of Design (Interior Design) A career-oriented degree providing a strong multi-disciplinary design focus, preparing you to work as a commercial interior designer. Bachelor of Fashion Design This course provides a diverse educational experience designed to give you the skills and knowledge you need to channel your creativity as a designer within the constraints of the business environment. Bachelor of Information Technology (Data Infrastructure Engineering) This brand new course will give graduates the skills required for building data systems, architecture and platforms to support big data solutions. Bachelor of Information Technology (Network Security) Learn how to protect the security of data and information and develop solutions for the management and protection against the threat of cybercrime. Bachelor of Property Valuation Australia’s only specialist property valuation degree and will prepare you to work as a valuer of any property class in NSW. Developed with the support of the Office of the NSW Valuer General, the NSW Office of Fair Trading and the Australian Property Institute. Associate Degree of Applied Engineering (Renewable Energy Technologies) Developed in consultation with industry to address the need for skilled para-professionals, this two-year program will give you access to new and exciting careers in the fast-growing renewable energy technologies sector. Diploma of Adult Education The Diploma of Adult Education is a one year full time qualification that will equip you with the practical skills required for you to design and deliver high quality training programs in your area of expertise. Diploma of Sustainable Practice The Diploma of Sustainable Practice is a fully online course aimed at people who work, or are planning to work, in roles that incorporate sustainability into the core business of their organisation. Download the TAFE NSW Degrees Booklet
<ul> <li>Barker Maritime Scholarship – donated by Don Barker and Annette Lynch</li> <li>Kaiyu Awards – donated by Kaiyu Enterprises</li> <li>Neville Sawyer Business Scholarship – donated by Neville Sawyer</li> </ul>
<p><strong>Adnan Syed</strong></p> <p>With 17 years teaching experience, both in Australia and overseas, Adnan brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to this teaching role with TAFE Digital. His industry experience is extensive including Cyber Security, Digital Forensics, VMware, CCNA, CCNP, GIAC, PRINCE2, CompTIA, MSP and Agile. Adnan has also achieved a number of Global Information Assurance Certifications.</p> <p>Adnan's passion and dedication to teaching inspires his students to achieve their academic goals and establish successful careers in the ICT industry.</p> <p><strong>Jocelyn Sinha</strong></p> <p><img style="float:left; padding: 0 10px 5px 0" src="/documents/60140/0/Jocelyn-Sinha.jpg/757b8851-73c3-3da3-e58a-18c7ab97698b?t=1525328689161" />Extensive experience in the VoIP industry as a Network Operations Manager has led Jocelyn to develop exceptional skills and knowledge in Computer Networking and Security. This expertise has proven to be an asset for Jocelyn in her role as an IT Teacher with TAFE NSW for over 13 years.</p> <p>Jocelyn is an experienced academic who holds a BSc (Architecture) from University of Sydney and also a Diploma of Networking from TAFE NSW. She is an ITE/CCNA/CCNA Security Certified instructor and has extensive experience in the areas of Information Security, Cyber Security, Security Protocols and Hardware Security.</p> <p>Jocelyn’s passion for computing and finding ways to improve student learning ensures that her teaching is relevant to students. Research interests include system security, sandboxing, usable security and privacy, digital currencies and the methods and effects of free culture and open source software development.</p>
TAFE NSW Condoblin is conveniently located at the corner of Turner and High Streets, and offers a comprehensive range of courses that deliver practical skills and real world experience. Courses on offer include agriculture, business, computing, engineering, general education and welding modules, with qualifications ranging from certificate through to diploma level.
An electrotechnology course can lead to a number of job opportunities, from working as an electrician for a small business to computer repairs and assembly. Qualifications in electrotechnology can lead to a job as an electrician, electronics engineer, special class electrician or an air-conditioning technician. The average weekly salary for an electrician is $1,365. Whether you're just starting out in your electrotechnology career, want to gain more qualifications, add to your previous experience, or simply broaden your horizons, TAFE NSW offers a wide variety of courses at a number of levels to suit you. TAFE courses in the area include Electrical Engineering, Electrician, Irrigation, Industrial Electronics and Control, Audiometry, Aeroskills, Electrotechnology, Security Equipment.
Enrol in this course and be part of the solution to climate change Do you want to work in a rapidly evolving profession that will help shape the future of the environment? This two year qualification will equip you with all the skills and knowledge you need to make your mark in the growing renewable energy sector. The course addresses the changing nature of the energy industry and will prepare you for what lies ahead as government and corporate priorities shift, and ambitious targets are set to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. You'll gain both theoretical knowledge and practical skills, including how to design, develop, install, commission, maintain, repair and decommission sustainable energy technology solutions. More information about this course Course code: HE20502 Locations: Sydney metro: Ultimo Regional: Newcastle Note that the course will only run at locations where minimum enrolment numbers are met. Duration: 2 years full time or part time equivalent Course load: Students must complete 16 subjects and achieve 160 credit points to complete this course. Each subject is worth 10 credit points. Next intake: February 2019 Course overview: The Associate Degree of Applied Engineering (Renewable Energy Technologies) is an undergraduate qualification taught in English. The course is located at Level 6 on the Australian Qualifications Framework. The course covers the full range of technologies across the renewable energy spectrum, and includes electives in electrical and mechanical/civil engineering. You'll spend six weeks on a placement in a professional engineering workplace where you can put your new skills to the test and get some valuable practical industry experience. Further enquiries: Ultimo: email@example.com Newcastle: firstname.lastname@example.org Entry requirements and how to apply You must satisfy at least one of the following four entry requirements to be eligible for admission into this course: NSW HSC (Higher School Certificate) or equivalent including Extension Maths or 2 Unit Maths with a Band 5 result or higher (see Note 2); OR Recognised Tertiary Preparation Certificate; OR Certificate IV level or higher vocational qualification; OR Completion of at least one year full-time study or equivalent in a degree course at a higher education institution Note 1: You do not require an ATAR for entry into this course. Note 2: If you do not have the required level of HSC Maths you can still apply for entry into the course but you may be required to complete a Maths Preparation course at your own expense prior to commencement. Note 3: If you do not meet any of the four minimum entry requirements, you may be able to apply for entry under special admissions provisions including mature age or disadvantage. For full details of application requirements and to download the application form, visit the Applying and fees page Study requirements Study pattern Full time students enrol in four subjects per semester, with face to face classes totalling approximately 16 hours per week. Students are expected to undertake an equivalent amount of private study to maximise success in the course. Assessment A range of assessment methods are used across subjects in this course to allow students to demonstrate both practical skills and theoretical knowledge. Most subjects require the completion of 3 to 4 assessment tasks. Assessment types include, but are not limited to portfolios, reports, quizzes and tests, practical projects, presentations and examinations. Subjects You can view the course structure and an overview of study requirements for each subject by downloading the Course Information Brochure Recognition of Prior Learning Students who have completed other studies in a related field or who have extensive relevant industry experience may be eligible for exemption from similar subjects in the Associate Degree of Applied Engineering (Renewable Energy Technologies). All applications for exemption must be made to the course coordinator and must include supporting documentation. Students should attend class until they are formally advised that their application for exemption has been granted. Tuition fees In 2019 domestic students will pay a tuition fee of $1,640 per subject (a total of $26,240 for the full associate degree*). This course attracts FEE-HELP, so eligible students can study now and pay later. Tuition fees for international students can be found on the TAFE NSW International website. *Note that tuition fees are reviewed annually and are subject to change. Check current fee information in the Fee Schedule on the Fees and Payments page. There may be additional costs to purchase resources required for individual subjects. The course coordinator can advise you of any additional course fees. Information for international students This course is available for enrolment by international students, subject to meeting course entry requirements and satisfying student visa conditions. For more information and the current course fee for international students go to the TAFE NSW International website. Disclaimer While every effort has been made to ensure information about this course is accurate and up to date, you are advised to contact the course coordinator for specific and up to date information about tuition fees and academic requirements of the course. 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Get qualified with the latest IT skills to manage big data This brand new course will give you the skills you need to build the data systems, architecture and platforms to support big data solutions. Big data is a fast evolving field in business and commerce and there is a growing demand for professionals with the expertise to build information technology (IT) solutions to manage big data. You will learn about IT systems, concepts and methodologies, and develop a comprehensive knowledge of networking, technology and systems, data security and infrastructure engineering. As well as studying theory, you will develop analytical and critical evaluation skills that you will apply to practical projects and simulated workplaces. When you complete this course you will be able to work in a range of roles related to managing the security of big data. More information about this course Course code: HE20525 Location: Meadowbank Duration: 3 years full-time or part-time equivalent Course load: The course requires students to complete 24 subjects and achieve 240 credit points. Each subject is worth 10 credit points. Next intake: February 2019 Course overview: The Bachelor of Information Technology (Data Infrastructure Engineering) is an undergraduate qualification taught in English. It is located at Level 7 of the Australian Qualifications Framework. The degree enables students to learn using a practical hands-on approach and to develop skills such as communication, problem solving and critical thinking, resulting in well-trained, analytical IT specialists. Presentations and case studies by leading professional experts allow students to develop tools and techniques for managing big data and other IT challenges facing the business world today. The Bachelor of Information Technology (Data Infrastructure Engineering) prepares students to sit for recognised industry certifications (such as Cisco CCNA and CCNP). Further enquiries: NSI.ITdegree@tafensw.edu.au Entry requirements and how to apply You must satisfy at least one of the following four entry requirements to be eligible for admission into these courses: NSW HSC (Higher School Certificate) or equivalent; OR Recognised Tertiary Preparation Certificate; OR Certificate IV level or higher vocational qualification; OR Completion of at least one year full-time study or equivalent in a degree course at a higher education institution Additional information This course also requires you to submit additional information with your application, including a short essay and interview. This additional information will be assessed to determine your suitability for entry, and where there are more applicants than study places available, will be used to rank your application. You are also required to have mathematics knowledge to HSC level or equivalent before entering this course, or you may be required to undertake a bridging program or preparatory course. Note 1: You do not need an ATAR for entry into this course. Note 2: If you do not meet any of the four minimum entry requirements, you may be able to apply for entry under special admissions provisions including mature age or disadvantage. For full details of application requirements and the application form, go to the Applying and fees page Study requirements Study pattern Full time students enrol in four subjects per semester, with face to face classes totalling approximately 16 hours per week. Students are expected to undertake an equivalent amount of private study to maximise success in the course. Assessment A range of assessment methods are used across subjects in these courses to allow students to demonstrate both practical skills and theoretical knowledge. Most subjects require the completion of 3 to 4 assessment tasks. Assessment types include, but are not limited to quizzes , practical exercises, case studies, journals, group activities and examinations. Subjects You can view the course structure and an overview of study requirements for each subject in the Bachelor of IT (Data Infrastructure Engineering) by downloading the Course Information Brochure. Recognition of Prior Learning Students who have completed other studies in a related field or who have extensive relevant industry experience may be eligible for exemption from similar subjects in the degree. All applications for exemption must be made to the course coordinator and must include supporting documentation. Students should attend class until they are formally advised that their application for exemption has been granted. Tuition fees In 2019 domestic students will pay a tuition fee of $1,250 per subject (a total of $30,000 for the full bachelor degree*). This course attracts FEE-HELP, so eligible students can study now and pay later. Tuition fees for international students can be found on the TAFE NSW International website. *Note that tuition fees are reviewed annually and are subject to change. Check current fee information in the Fee Schedule on the Fees and Payments page. There may be additional costs to purchase resources required for individual subjects. The course coordinator can advise you of any additional course costs. Information for international students These courses are available for enrolment by international students, subject to meeting course entry requirements and satisfying student visa conditions. For more information and the current course fee for international students go to the TAFE NSW Internationalwebsite. 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TAFE NSW Mount Druitt is located just a few minutes walk from the local train station, shopping centre, and CBD in Sydney’s western suburbs. While recognised as a trades, technology and mechanical, electrical and electronics engineering centre, TAFE NSW Mount Druitt is also a major centre for transport courses, plumbing courses, and the modern information technology facilities that support the advanced IT studies of students throughout Western Sydney.
<div class="row"> <div class="col-sm-4"><img class="img-responsive img-circle" src="/documents/60140/281967/John-Fitzgerald.jpg" style="border-color: #19A29b" /></div> <div class="col-sm-8"> <p>John has held Senior Management/Director responsibilities in the Manufacturing industry spanning a career of more than 30 years. During this time he was also a Fellow of the Institution of Engineers Australia and a Member of both the Institute of Industrial Engineers and the Australian Institute of Company Directors. John was the inaugural President of the Hunter TAFE Foundation, leading the Foundation from 2000 – 2013, and again in 2018 – 2019.</p> </div> </div>
TAFE NSW Muswellbrook has had a strong presence in the local community, in both the Maitland and Hill Street (Tertiary Education Centre) locations, since first opening its doors in 1960. Centrally located in the Upper Hunter Valley, the area is home to the largest thoroughbred rearing in Australia, is recognised historically for premium wines and has a large coal mining industry.
TAFE NSW, Miller is a quiet and relaxed campus, despite it’s location on Hoxton Park Road, just off the M7 in Sydney’s south west. The facilities are designed to simulate real work situations and environments, providing TAFE NSW, Miller students with the opportunity to apply their skills in a practical way. The Building and Construction Faculty features beautiful timber panelling, stained glass windows, and painted ceiling rosettes that have all been skillfully restored by talented students.
TAFE NSW Belmont is located in the Belmont CBD, just off the Pacific Highway, on a narrow stretch of land with Lake Macquarie on one bank, and the Pacific Ocean on the other. For over 50 years TAFE NSW Belmont has provided skills and training to people throughout the area, and today it continues to offer flexible, adaptive, and personalised learning to suit student lifestyles.
<p><strong>John Tannous</strong></p> <p><img style="float:left; padding: 0 10px 5px 0" src="/documents/60140/0/John-Tannous.jpg/794ee5b7-3709-5977-ab48-c0f3847878a6?t=1525327510315" />As a passionate and enthusiastic educator, John brings a wealth of knowledge to Computer Aided Design. He has over 14 years of practical CAD experience in his own business and in the building industry, including project home companies, large architectural firms and building developments.</p> <p>John is well qualified and prides himself on staying up-to-date with industry trends in building design. With more than 12 years’ teaching experience with TAFE NSW and Western Sydney University, John continues to instill his passion for CAD with his students.</p>
TAFE NSW Bega Connected Learning Centre is a state-of-the-art facility providing greater access to skills training and employment outcomes to the people in south-east of New South Wales, Australia in the Bega Valley Shire. The Connected Learning Centre will give the local community access to digitally-enabled technologies, such as simulations and virtual reality experiences, and offer a greater number of courses and flexible study options. From Accounting and Bookkeeping to Maritime Operations and Engineering and Events there's a course to equip you with the skills you need, for the job you want. Be ambitious, explore the courses on offer, and enrol today at the TAFE NSW Bega Connected Learning Centre. Courses available in Semester 1 2019 Agriculture Certificate IV in Agriculture (AHC40116-01V02) Aviation and Maratime Certificate II in Maritime Operations (MAR20313-01V01) Building, Construction and Property Certificate IV in Plumbing and Services - Operations Stream (CPC40912-01V03) Business and Finance Certificate IV in Business Administration (BSB40515-01V02) Certificate IV in Human Resources (BSB41015-01V02) Diploma of Business Administration (BSB50415-01V02) Certificate IV in Accounting and Bookkeeping (FNS40217-01V01) Certificate II in Retail Services (SIR20216-01V01) Health, Wellbeing & Community Services Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care (CHC30113-01V03) Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing) (CHC33015-02V02) Certificate III in Individual Support (Disability) (CHC33015-03V02) Certificate IV in Community Services (CHC42015-01V03) Diploma of Community Services (CHC52015-01V03) Preparation for Work, Further Study, Pathways Certificate IV in Tertiary Preparation (10224NAT-01V03) Certificate I in Access to Work and Training (10583NAT-01V01) Certificate I in Spoken and Written English (10727NAT-01V01) Certificate I in Access to Vocational Pathways (FSK10113-01V02) Certificate II in Skills for Work and Vocational Pathways (FSK20113-01V04) Tourism, Hospitality and Events Certificate II in Hospitality (SIT20316-01V02) Diploma of Event Management (SIT50316-01V01) Updated 10/12/2018 Download Bega CLC Brochure (PDF)
The way we work, the nature of jobs, and skill needs are constantly changing, and changing quickly. TAFE NSW reports on emerging trends in select industries. Construction State infrastructure investment is driving much industry employment, particularly in Sydney with on-going road and rail transport networks. Construction is the Australian industry with the highest number of small businesses, and 82.2% of these businesses operate in the trade services sector 72,900 Architectural, Building and Surveying Technicians growth by 2022 Average salary for Building and Engineering Technicians is $104,330* Explore all Construction courses Healthcare Demand for Healthcare services is on the rise, driven by Australia's growing and ageing population. Healthcare is the biggest employing industry in NSW, with a workforce of over 503,500 people1 Employment is forecast to increase by 9.7% through to 2020 Average salary for Nutrition professionals is $57,668* Explore all Healthcare courses Retail Retail jobs are evolving to adapt to changing customer preferences and technological advancements. Retail Trade in NSW is the second largest employment contributor (around 392,230 workers in 2017)1 238,300 retail managers needed by 2022 Average salary for Sales Representative is $65,728* Explore all Retail courses Agriculture Agriculture is vital to the Australian economy with jobs in the sector being impacted by an ageing workforce and increasing urbanisation. Global demand for Australian food products is driving opportunities in agricultural and food export markets Increasing scientific innovations are driving demand for Agricultural Technicians, forecast to rise by 7.9% through to 2021 Average salary for Agricultural Technicians is $55,480* Explore all Agriculture courses Horticulture Rapid urban population growth is seeing demand to incorporate sustainable living solutions into developments. Demand for landscape gardeners will increase by a forecast 5.4% through to 20212 Studying a Certificate III in Horticulture can lead to in demand careers as a Horticultural Designers or Landscapers to plan and implement the greening of urban spaces Average salary for a Nursery Worker is $52,000* Explore all Horticulture courses Animal Care An increasing focus on animal welfare, and scrutiny of the treatment of animals in commercial and domestic settings, is changing the face of animal care. Key emerging skills include physiotherapy and rehabilitation for farm animals and pets Forecasted jobs growth in NSW between 2019 and 2022 for Veterinary Nurse is 3.3% Average salary for Veterinary Nurse is $51,670* Explore all Animal Care courses *Earnings may vary dependent on the worker’s skills, education or experience and should be used as a guide only. 1Deloitte Access Economics, February 2017 2TAFE Strategy 2018 3Skills Impact Skills Service Organisation 2018, Animal Care and Management Industry Sector IRC Skills Forecast and Proposed Schedule of Work 2018-2021, p.4
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<p><strong>John Tannous</strong></p> <p><img src="/documents/60140/0/John-Tannous.jpg/794ee5b7-3709-5977-ab48-c0f3847878a6?t=1525327510315" style="float:left; padding: 0 10px 5px 0" />As a passionate and enthusiastic educator, John brings a wealth of knowledge to Computer Aided Design. He has over 14 years of practical CAD experience in his own business and in the building industry, including project home companies, large architectural firms and building developments.</p> <p>John is well qualified and prides himself on staying up-to-date with industry trends in building design. With more than 12 years’ teaching experience with TAFE NSW and Western Sydney University, John continues to instill his passion for CAD with his students.</p>
Be Certificate qualified for your dream job TAFE NSW’s Certificate courses are specifically tailored to ensure you learn the particular skills and knowledge required to not only obtain a job in your chosen field, but also find fast success with your new role. The course levels typically range from Certificate I through to Certificate IV, depending on the subject area, and cater to students of all knowledge levels. Certificate courses can be studied full-time, part-time or online and cover a wide range of topics including Business, Children’s Services, Nursing and Mechanical Engineering. Browse our courses. Get help choosing the right study option for you Whether you’re looking for hands-on, structured training or the ability to learn in your own place at your own pace, TAFE NSW is here to help you choose the right study option for you. We know every student has unique needs, that’s why we help combine different learning models and tailor the delivery to suit you. Our friendly Customer Service Centre support staff can help you with any questions you might have about our on-campus, online or distance study options. Contact us Enquire Call 131 601 BE an early childhood educator "I feel blessed to work in childcare. You're playing a role in cognitive, social and emotional development." – Tarlia, Early Childhood Education and Care Tarlia wanted to be a hairdresser or a drama teacher, but the arrival of her baby brother Zavier unlocked a true gift. "I was just fixated on watching him grow and reach milestones,” says Tarlia. “I knew then that I wanted to be in a career where I was always working with kids." To satisfy that aspiration, she enrolled in a certificate in Early Childhood Education and Care at TAFE NSW, and then went on to complete a diploma. Her studies led her to an educator role, which she's loving! As the demand for childcare places continues to grow, TAFE NSW graduates like Tarlia are perfectly positioned to take advantage for an accomplished, fulfilling career.
At TAFE Enterprise, we work with you to deliver customised training options that enhance your company's competitiveness, productivity and success. Our flexible training solutions ensure that we find the perfect fit for your business needs, helping you to become an industry leader. We tailor our training programs to suit your business needs, right down to delivery times and locations. You can arrange to have your team visit a TAFE NSW campus to receive expert training at our modern facilities, or we can have our trainers visit your place of business to deliver your customised training package. You may even decide that the best way to give your staff the skills they need to succeed in your industry, is through a combination of online, on-campus and on-location training. We are experts in a variety of training areas, but our true strength is being able to work with you to determine your business' training needs. In many cases, your training solution will involve a combination of training modules from the range of TAFE Enterprise packages. Business administration We offer training solutions in the business administration skills required at all employee levels. From senior executives to executive assistants, TAFE Enterprise's business administration training packages enable business leaders and support staff to operate efficiently and effectively. Communications and marketing We offer training solutions that develop essential digital, strategic thinking and brand management skills. Enable your marketing and communication employees to grow and protect your brand and business objectives with our customisable TAFE Enterprise communications and marketing training packages. Risk and compliance TAFE Enterprise offers general training solutions as well as the industry specific compliance training required across all industries, particularly retail, hospitality, and construction. To ensure the health and safety of all your employees, enquire today about TAFE Enterprise's workplace compliance training packages. Customer service We offer training solutions that develop the essential skills required for employees to provide excellent levels of customer service across all industries. TAFE Enterprise's customer service training packages empower your team with the skills and knowledge to better meet your customers' needs, while growing and protecting your brand and revenue. ICT We offer expert training solutions for a multitude of general and industry-specific IT programs. TAFE Enterprise's customisable ICT training packages can cover everything from Microsoft, SAP and Adobe, as well as full skills training in cyber security and network engineering. HR training TAFE Enterprise delivers expert training solutions focused on developing the skills required to upskill and develop new and experienced human resource professionals. TAFE Enterprise's tailored HR training packages can be delivered across all industries, supporting your specific business operations and culture. Management and leadership TAFE Enterprise can deliver tailored training solutions in management and leadership skills, empowering your staff to drive your business, regardless of your team size, business or industry. Give your team the tools that will enable current and future leaders to succeed, with our customisable TAFE Enterprise management and leadership training packages. Training Needs Analysis TAFE Enterprise can offer your business a Training Needs Analysis (TNA) to identify and review the skills gaps within your organisation, to recommend a training solution that is tailored to your business and employee needs. .
<p><strong>Eddy Widjaja</strong></p> <p><img style="float:left; padding: 0 10px 5px 0" src="/documents/60140/0/Eddy-Widjaja.jpg/c276f495-8696-2612-0855-861620145322?t=1525327242011" /> Eddy's marketing and business management career spans over 25 years, working with globally recognised brands such as Campbell Arnott's, Blackmores and Cochlear Limited, across Australia and the Asia Pacific region. This extensive experience, plus his passion for education and mentoring, provides an effective platform for Eddy to share his knowledge of marketing analytics and customer experience with his students.</p> <p>Eddy is well qualified for teaching this course having achieved an Advanced Diploma in Marketing and Communication, Advanced Diploma in Leadership and Management and a Master of Management from the Macquarie Graduate School of Management. He is currently enrolled in a PhD with Western Sydney University. Eddy is also a Fellow member of the Australian Marketing Institute.</p>
We see your talent, we see your potential. Be recognised. Apply for a scholarship to study at TAFE NSW. Everyone deserves the opportunity to explore their talents and to fulfil their potential. Regardless of your circumstances, you deserve the chance to create a better future through education and training. Every year we award hundreds of scholarships to our students, so make this year your year to be rewarded. Oliver Shaul Scholarship The prestigious Oliver Shaul Scholarship offers you the opportunity to broaden your education, experience and continue to strive for excellence. The recipient of this scholarship will have the chance to train overseas in a restaurant or hotel kitchen of first class international reputation for at least three months. Eligibility criteria: You must be due to successfully complete your TAFE NSW commercial cookery apprenticeship in 2018. You must have achieved a high standard in most competencies in your apprenticeship. You must demonstrate a commitment to achieving excellence in the field of commercial cookery in Australia. More information: Download the Oliver Shaul Scholarship Application Form (PDF) Download the Oliver Shaul Scholarship Information Pack (PDF) Applications close Tuesday 14 August 2018 Barrington Raymund Roberts Memorial Award This Scholarship will provide the recipient with the opportunity to be supported during part or all of the applicant's proposed study plan or future work placement. To be eligible, you must meet the below essential criteria: Successfully completed any course from a Tourism, Travel and Hospitality Training Package in 2017 with TAFE NSW. Achieved a high standard in most competencies of the course. Demonstrate ability to apply skills, willingness to learn and openness to new ideas and techniques. More information: Download the Barrington Raymund Roberts Memorial Award Application Pack (PDF) Bert Evans Apprentice Scholarships The Bert Evans Apprentice Scholarships assist apprentices in NSW who have demonstrated: hardship in their personal circumstances; aptitude for vocational education and training to lead to successful completion of their trade training; and a positive attitude and application in the workplace and in off the job training. More information: View the Bert Evans Apprentice Scholarships page Fee Free Scholarships The Smart and Skilled Fee-Free Scholarships are available for: young people who are eligible for a concession fee; young people who are, or have been, in out-of-home care; and people, and the dependants of people, who are experiencing, or have experienced domestic violence. More information: View the Fee Free Scholarships page Industry Scholarships Equity, Merit and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Scholarships available to students studying at either of the Ultimo, Randwick, Petersham, Design Centre Enmore, Sutherland (Gymea and Loftus), Eora Centre or St George TAFE NSW locations. More information: Download the Scholarship Guide (PDF) Download the Terms and Conditions (PDF) Jobs of Tomorrow Scholarships The Jobs of Tomorrow Scholarships are available for selected qualifications under Smart and Skilled in the areas of science, technology, engineering or mathematics (STEM). More information: View the Jobs of Tomorrow Scholarships page Puggy Hunter Memorial Scholarships The Puggy Hunter Memorial Scholarship Scheme is funded by the Australian Government Department of Health, and is administered by the Australian College of Nursing (ACN). The scheme provides financial assistance to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander undergraduate students studying health related disciplines at a university or a TAFE/RTO. More information: View the Puggy Hunter Memorial Scholarships page Other scholarships As there are many more scholarships available than are listed above, we recommend that you follow TAFE NSW on social media, via Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and LinkedIn, to stay up to date with the latest scholarship opportunities.
Be whatever you want to be It doesn't matter what stage you're at, your next step is right here! Your career is a series of steps and decisions throughout your life but one of the best decisions you can make is to continually be learning. With over 1200 courses across a wide variety of industries and professions, TAFE NSW is here to help you succeed. Still in high school? We have specialised programs that can give you a head start with work or can count towards your HSC. If you've finished school, we also offer vocational courses and higher education degrees, plus our tertiary preparation courses are an ideal pathway to graduate qualifications through TAFE NSW or university. Apprenticeships and traineeships combine paid work and structured training that lead to a nationally recognised qualification. Anyone can become an apprentice or trainee at any age - as long as you have an employer to take you on. TAFE NSW offers recognised apprenticeship and traineeship programs, so talk to us about your next steps. TAFE NSW delivers classes in a dynamic small-class environment with access to modern facilities and world-class teachers. Students will be equipped with practical skills and knowledge, gain strong employer connections and be-job ready upon completion of their course. Discover your career pathway. Learn from the experts – where and when you want! TAFE NSW courses are taught by a staff of world-class teachers recognised for their experience and depth of current industry knowledge. If you study at one of our 130 locations across NSW you'll get access to top industry training facilities and state-of-the-art classrooms, plus great student services. If you prefer to study online, you can connect with your teacher and classmates in a virtual classroom, whenever and wherever you like. If you prefer to learn on the job, our teachers can come to you. Assignments are based on your job position and your previous work experience could also count towards completing your qualification faster. Find your way to study with TAFE NSW. Studying with us is an affordable investment in your future If you are enrolled in an eligible STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering or Maths) course, NSW Government 'Smart and Skilled' support may be able to help fund your full qualification with a Jobs of Tomorrow scholarship. Flexible payment options and VET Student Loans may also be available to help domestic students cover full-fee paying courses, plus there may be specially reduced fees for NSW apprentices and trainees. When you enrol at TAFE NSW, you pay a tuition fee to cover the cost of your qualification. Fees payable will vary depending on your personal circumstances, study history and the course you choose. Some courses attract government subsidies while others have full ‘Fee for Service’ costs. You may also be eligible for a scholarship to help cover the cost of your training. Read more about Fees. Read more about your payment and funding options. Studying with TAFE NSW for future opportunities TAFE NSW has over 25,000 connections to employers statewide, from small businesses through to global corporations, with industry partnerships, apprenticeships, career services, course development and enterprise collaborations. Our CareerConnect service is used by more than 5,000 employers seeking to recruit current students and recent graduates. Last year, 84.2% of TAFE NSW graduates gained a job or went on to further study. Many of our students get a job before they even graduate! TAFE NSW continues to produce excellent outcomes for its students and for the economy, producing highly skilled job-ready graduates with salary and employment outcomes comparable to - and sometimes surpassing - those of university graduates. Find out more: May 2017 report Perceptions Are Not Reality: myths, realities and the critical role of vocational education and training in Australia. Your career area statistics It’s important to have confidence when you are planning your career and education. Career- and industry-related statistics quoted on this website are sourced from the below: NSW Skills list: The courses subsidised under Smart and Skilled. Job Outlook: Median earnings are before tax and do not include superannuation. These figures should be used as a guide only. Artfacts - Music: Art Facts is the home for statistics about Australian arts. CAE Airline Pilot Demand Outlook 2017: Airline Pilot Demand, 10-year outlook at a glance. Ibis world: Tourism - Australia Market Research Report National industry insights Deloite: The future of work Occupational and education trends in nursing and healthcare in Australia Prepared by Deloitte Access Economics, February 2018
Higher Education programs are delivered by the NSW Technical and Further Education Commission ('TAFE NSW') trading as TAFE NSW Higher Education. Delivery of Higher Education programs is overseen by a corporate governance structure and supported by our guiding principles. Corporate governance The TAFE NSW Higher Education governance structure includes a Governing Council, Academic Board and the TAFE NSW Executive Leadership Team. The structure separates the delivery of TAFE NSW higher education courses from the delivery of TAFE NSW vocational courses. TAFE NSW Higher Education Governing Council The Governing Council provides advice to the TAFE NSW Commission to ensure that TAFE NSW Higher Education fulfils its responsibilities as detailed in its Mission and Goals, and continues to meet its obligations and responsibilities as a Higher Education Institution. The chair of the Governing Council is Emeritus Professor Mark Wainwright AM, Honorary Visiting Professor at the University of New South Wales, formerly Vice Chancellor and President of the University of NSW. Other members are: Professor Joan Cooper , Higher Education Consultant and former Pro-Vice Chancellor (Students) and Registrar at the University of NSW, and Chair of the TAFE NSW Higher Education Academic Board Warren Grimshaw AM, Former Executive Director, Coffs Harbour Education Campus (Retired), Chair of the TAFE NSW North Coast Institute Advisory Council Managing Director, TAFE NSW Chief Financial Officer, TAFE NSW TAFE NSW Higher Education Academic Board The Academic Board operates independently of the control and management of TAFE NSW Higher Education to assure academic integrity. The Academic Board is responsible for academic policy making, academic administration, oversight of the educational process and maintaining appropriate control over the administration of higher education curriculum to allow educational objectives to be achieved. The chair of the Academic Board is Professor Joan Cooper, Higher Education Consultant and former Pro-Vice Chancellor (Students) and Registrar at the University of NSW. Other members are: Emeritus Professor Stuart Campbell, University of Western Sydney (Retired) Professor Sandra Wills, Pro Vice Chancellor Learning and Teaching, Charles Sturt University Managing Director, TAFE NSW Ms Ili Pelletier, Director, TAFE NSW Higher Education Dr Matthew Fairbairn, Dean TAFE NSW Higher Education Mr Todd Packer, Course Coordinator, Bachelor of Design (Interior Design) Dr David Halfpenny, Course Coordinator, Bachelor of Information Technology (Network Security and Data Engineering Infrastructure) TAFE NSW Executive Leadership Team The TAFE NSW Executive Leadership Team takes responsibility for the efficient conduct of TAFE NSW's Higher Education operations. It is the primary operational decision-making body of the Higher Education Institute and manages the delivery of TAFE NSW's Higher Education courses. Guiding principles Higher qualifications assist people to become more employable and provide opportunities for more interesting work and higher wages. This, in turn, increases the productivity of the Australian workforce and strengthens our economy. Australian Governments have set ambitious targets to increase the proportion of young people with bachelor degree qualifications and increase the proportion of higher education students from lower socio-economic backgrounds. TAFE NSW is uniquely positioned to help Australia meet these goals. Through our network of ten Institutes, TAFE NSW delivers training to approximately half a million people each year. As a provider of higher education TAFE NSW can now enhance and expand tertiary pathway opportunities to people from all communities, contributing to Australia's ambitious higher education participation targets. TAFE NSW Higher Education will build on its reputation for quality and industry responsive training to deliver job ready higher education graduates in areas of niche capability and high employment demand. Our ambition TAFE NSW Higher Education will continue to: enhance and expand opportunities for students from all communities to attain higher education qualifications encourage the exploration and development of inquiry, applied skills and knowledge within a vocational and industry based learning environment. Our intentions Through its Strategic Plan, TAFE NSW Higher Education will: extend the range of quality higher education programs through increased services and meeting industry needs build market share and respect for the value and difference of TAFE NSW Higher Education expand opportunities for staff to develop their academic capability build and extend the capabilities of the TAFE NSW Higher Education Unit to support the consolidation and growth phase of higher education at TAFE NSW.
Protect the security of data and information Cybercrime is a growing threat to Australian business, consumers and government. Every day we rely on digital systems and networks to communicate, transact and to store sensitive data. This has created an unprecedented demand for professionals who can secure and monitor IT systems and protect personal and organisational privacy in cyberspace. TAFE NSW offers a choice of three-year degrees: Bachelor of Information Technology (Network Security) and Bachelor of Information Technology (Data Infrastructure Engineering). These courses will prepare you for employment as a network or data security specialist in a fast-growing and dynamic industry. Developed in close consultation with industry, these two degrees have a strong applied focus, where you will learn through projects with the help of teachers who are industry leaders in the field. More information about this course Course code: HE20524 Location: Meadowbank Duration: 3 years full time or part time equivalent Course load: This course requires students to complete 24 subjects and achieve 240 credit points. Each subject is worth 10 credit points. Next intake: February 2019 Course overview: The Bachelor of Information Technology (Network Security) is an undergraduate qualification taught in English. It is located at Level 7 of the Australian Qualifications Framework. This degree allows students to learn through a practical hands-on approach with the development of skills such as communication, problem solving and critical thinking – resulting in well-trained, analytical IT specialists. Presentations and case studies by leading professional experts, allow students to develop tools and techniques for managing data, solving IT security issues and other IT challenges facing the business world today. This degree has been accredited by the Australian Computer Society (ACS) and complies with the ACS standards for specialist IT degrees. It also prepares students to sit for recognised industry certifications (such as Cisco CCNA and CCNP). Further enquiries: NSI.ITdegree@tafensw.edu.au Entry requirements and how to apply You must satisfy at least one of the following four entry requirements to be eligible for admission into this course: NSW HSC (Higher School Certificate) or equivalent; OR Recognised Tertiary Preparation Certificate; OR Certificate IV level or higher vocational qualification; OR Completion of at least one year full-time study or equivalent in a degree course at a higher education institution This course requires you to submit additional information with your application, including a short essay and interview. This additional information will be assessed to determine your suitability for entry, and where there are more applicants than study places available, will be used to rank your application. You are also required to have mathematics knowledge to HSC level or equivalent before entering this course, or you may be required to undertake a bridging program or preparatory course. Note 1: You do not require an ATAR for entry into this course. Note 2: If you do not meet any of the four minimum entry requirements, you may be able to apply for entry under special admissions provisions including mature age or disadvantage. For full details of application requirements and to download the application form, visit the Applying and fees page Study requirements Study pattern Full time students enrol in four subjects per semester, with face to face classes totalling approximately 16 hours per week. Students are expected to undertake an equivalent amount of private study to maximise success in the course. Assessment A range of assessment methods are used across subjects in this course to allow students to demonstrate both practical skills and theoretical knowledge. Most subjects require the completion of 3 to 4 assessment tasks. Assessment types include, but are not limited to quizzes, practical exercises, case studies, journals, group activities and examinations. Subjects You can view the course structure and an overview of study requirements for each subject in the Bachelor of IT (Network Security) by downloading the Course Information Brochure. Recognition of prior learning Students who have completed other studies in a related field or who have extensive relevant industry experience may be eligible for exemption from similar subjects in the degree. All applications for exemption must be made to the course coordinator and must include supporting documentation. Students should attend class until they are formally advised that their application for exemption has been granted. Tuition fees In 2019 domestic students will pay a tuition fee of $1,250 per subject (a total of $30,000 for the full bachelor degree*). This course attracts FEE-HELP, so eligible students can study now and pay later. Tuition fees for international students can be found on the TAFE NSW International website. *Note that tuition fees are reviewed annually and are subject to change. Check current fee information in the Fee Schedule on the Fees and Payments page. There may be additional costs to purchase resources required for individual subjects. The course coordinator can advise you of any additional course fees. Information for international students This course is available for enrolment by international students, subject to meeting course entry requirements and satisfying student visa conditions. For more information and the current course fee for international students go to the TAFE NSW International website. Disclaimer While every effort has been made to ensure information about this course is accurate and up to date, you are advised to contact the course coordinator for specific and up to date information about tuition fees and academic requirements of each course. Find out more Course information brochure (PDF) Student Profile Applying and fees Academic calendar TAFE NSW degrees
TAFE NSW is established under the Technical and Further Education Commission Act 1990 as an independent statutory body. Our Minister The Assistant Minister for Skills is responsible for TAFE NSW, as the Minister administering our Act. Managing Director The Managing Director of TAFE NSW has statutory responsibility for managing the affairs of the NSW TAFE Commission, subject to any direction from the Minister. NSW TAFE Commission Board The TAFE Commission Board is an advisory board which makes recommendations to the Minister on policies, strategic planning, the efficiency and effectiveness of TAFE operations and management and TAFE NSW's commercial activities. Members Mr Terry Charlton (Chair) Terry Charlton served as the CEO and Managing Director of Snowy Hydro Ltd from 1999 until July 2013. He has had a diverse working career, in Australia and abroad, which has seen him perform in a range of executive positions for Snowy Hydro Ltd. Prior to this Terry was President of Edison Mission Energy responsible for operation, acquisitions and development of a gas, coal, and hydro energy company, employing 1,500 people, based in the UK, Europe, the Middle East, and Africa. Over the years Terry has been heavily involved with various charitable Boards and Foundations such as the Monaro Early Intervention Service, SouthCare Helicopter Rescue Service, Cooma Universities Centre, Newcastle University Foundation and the NSW Meat Industry Council. Dr Caralee McLiesh Caralee commenced as the Acting Managing Director TAFE NSW on 2 October 2018. Previously, Caralee was Deputy Secretary for the Fiscal and Economic Group in NSW Treasury responsible for coordinating the state Budget and state accounts, and advising on financial and economic policy. While at Treasury Caralee participated in reforms including National Health Reforms and the NDIS, and has led the development of the NSW social impact investment policy in partnership with agencies. Prior to joining Treasury Caralee worked for eight years at the World Bank and also held positions with the International Red Cross and Boston Consulting Group. Caralee holds a Bachelor of Economics with First Class Honours from the Australian National University and a PhD in Finance from the University of Melbourne. She has published several reports and books through the World Bank press as well as research papers in economic journals. Mr Craig Pudig (Deputy Chair) Craig Pudig is a Senior Advisory Counsel at Macquarie Group Ltd. Prior to that, he was (for 5 years) the Global head of dispute resolution and litigation and, before that (for almost 4 years), he worked in the Macquarie's investment bank division. A lawyer for more than 35 years, he brings a wealth of commercial experience to the TAFE Board. Before joining Macquarie, Mr Pudig was a partner at Clayton Utz for 16 years and at Minter Ellison for four. His areas of expertise include financial services, regulatory, infrastructure, construction, engineering, contract administration, dispute avoidance and alternative dispute resolution, and domestic and international litigation and arbitration. Before joining Macquarie, Mr Pudig worked with clients in Australia, Asia, Europe and New Zealand. Mr Pudig is on the Board of the Australian Centre for International Commercial Arbitration (ACICA). Mr Pudig has been a member of a number of not-for-profit boards, including the Committee for Sydney. Ms Carolyn Burlew Carolyn Burlew has had a diverse career having held a number of senior executive positions in the Qld and NSW public sectors. Ms Burlew is the Deputy Chair of the South West Sydney Local Health District Board and a member of the Pharmacy Council of NSW. She is the Independent Chair of the Audit and Risk Committees of the Department of Justice, the NSW TAFE Commission and the NSW Ombudsman as well as the independent member of the Barangaroo Development Authority and Transport for NSW Audit and Risk Committees. Ms Burlew is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and a Fellow of the Institute of Public Administration Australia (IPAA) and she is currently the Vice President of NSW IPAA. Ms Burlew holds a Master of Public Administration from the University of Queensland and a Diploma from the Australian Institute of Company Directors. Professor Joan Cooper Emeritus Professor Joan Cooper is a Higher Education Consultant. She has extensive experience in Senior Executive positions in Australian Universities. She retired in March 2012 from the position of Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Students) & Registrar at UNSW which she held for 5 years. She was the first PVC (Students) at UNSW and her primary responsibility was the whole spectrum of the undergraduate student experience. She was previously Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic) at Flinders University and a former Dean of Informatics at the University of Wollongong, where she served as Chair of the Academic Board, and she has held senior positions at the Australian National University and the University of Newcastle. Emeritus Professor Cooper has wide ranging experience both nationally and internationally in higher education registrations, accreditations and quality audits. She is an international quality auditor and accreditor and has served on numerous occasions as Panel Chair or panel member of audits and accreditations in both Australia and internationally in Asia and the Middle East. Professor Cooper completed a Bachelor of Mathematics (Honours) and Doctor of Philosophy at the University of Newcastle. She was the foundation Professor of Information Technology at Wollongong University, and the first female professor of IT in Australia. In April 2012 UNSW appointed her as an Emeritus Professor. Ms Ero Coroneos Ro Coroneos has over 25 years' career experience in property and energy industry sectors with expertise in economic regulation, property valuation and sustainability. Ro is responsible for Community and Social Strategy on the Barangaroo South urban regeneration project at Lendlease. She leads the delivery of 50 social programs which includes Indigenous engagement, accessibility and inclusion, wellbeing and liveability, social enterprise and social impact measurement. Ro also oversees the project's lifelong learning agenda through the Barangaroo Skills Exchange, a multi-award winning on-site learning hub for construction workers, delivered in partnership with TAFE NSW. Whilst in the NSW public sector, Ro successfully project managed a range of consumer reforms in energy and urban water. Ro also worked with NSW Treasury, the former Cabinet Office and economic regulator IPART, to deliver legislation for the NSW Greenhouse Gas Abatement Scheme, which in 2003 was the world's first carbon emissions trading scheme. Ro was formerly director of the Western Sydney Parklands Trust, director and NSW President of the Australian Corporate Lawyers Association, and independent member of the Audit and Risk Committee for the NSW Land and Housing Corporation and Teacher Housing Authority. Ro's qualifications include a Bachelor of Arts, from the University of Sydney, a Master of Arts (Communications and Cultural Studies) and Bachelor of Commerce (Land Economics) from the University of Western Sydney, a Graduate Diploma in Applied Corporate Governance from the Governance Institute of Australia and a Bachelor of Laws (Hons) from the University of Technology, Sydney. Mr Greg Fletcher Greg Fletcher is currently Chairman of SMEG Australia Pty Limited, Lead Independent Director on Yancoal Australia Limited, Non-Executive Director on Yancoal SCN Limited and Non-Executive Director on Saunders International Limited. Past Non-Executive Director roles have been held at Gloucester Coal Limited, WDS Limited as well as Railcorp. Greg Fletcher is a professional director who has a strong background in accounting and finance, fund raising, strategy development, dealing with professional advisors, banks and major shareholders, and finding and appointing senior management. Mr Fletcher is and has been Chair of the Board Audit and Risk Committees of the companies listed above (other than SMEG Australia Pty Limited) as well as Roads and Maritime Services, City of Sydney Council and Sydney Ferries. Greg is and has also been a member of the Audit and Risk Committees at the NSW TAFE Commission, NSW Auditor General's Office and Sydney Olympic Park Authority. Prior to becoming a professional Director Mr Fletcher was a Senior Partner at Deloitte. Mr Fletcher holds a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of New South Wales and is a Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants. The Hon Morris Iemma The Hon Morris Iemma served as a Member of Parliament in the NSW Legislative Assembly for 17 years 3 months from May 1991 until September 2008. He held a number of Ministerial portfolios including Premier, Treasurer, Minister for Health, Minister for Sport and Recreation, Minister for Public Works and Services, Minister for State Development and Minister Assisting the Premier on Citizenship. Mr Iemma is currently Chair of the Cancer Institute NSW Board. He has a BEc degree from the University of Sydney and an LLB from the University of Technology, Sydney. Mr Duncan Taylor Duncan Taylor is Chair of the Cooma Universities Centre, founding director of agricultural assets management company, Growth Farms Australia and immediate past president of the Isolated Children's Parents' Association of New South Wales. He has led several government submissions on Youth Allowance criteria, vocational training in rural areas, tertiary and secondary agricultural education and training, as well as other aspects of rural schooling and early childhood education and care. Mr Taylor is on the Board of a regional early intervention service, and was a member of the Rural and Remote Education Advisory Group Appointed by NSW Government to advise it and the NSW Department of Education and Communities on strategies to improve educational outcomes in regional areas. Ms Justine Turnbull Justine Turnbull is a Partner of Seyfarth Shaw in Australia. She has extensive legal skills and strong industry knowledge and provides advice on a broad range of employment or human resources matters, in particular, employment and postemployment obligations and disputes, executive employment arrangements and discrimination and harassment claims and investigations. Ms Turnbull has experience in advising major companies in a range of industries including financial services, media, gaming, retail, manufacturing and distribution, resources, recruitment, property and ports and logistics. Justine is also a director of Access Australia Limited trading as AccessEAP, an employee assistance program provider. Ms Turnbull was included in the Best Lawyers list for 2016. She is a contributing author of the LexisNexis publication on Paid Parental Leave and Bullying. Ms Turnbull has a Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.) (Hons), University of Sydney and Bachelor of Economics (B.Ec), University of Sydney. She is a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and the Australian Human Resources Institute. Mr Todd Williams Todd Williams is regarded as a proven collaborator and metrics driven Chief Executive with a track record supporting entrepreneurial growth, he is currently the CEO of Regional Development Australia Hunter. His international career also includes sectors such as financial services, business services, education, health, leisure and recreation. Specialist skills include business growth, economic development, external relations, projects and strategic planning. He has lead large dispersed organisations and successfully effected organisational change that has resulted in significant business growth and cultural transformation. He has an ability to work strategically and successfully with a Board of directors and a reputation for being clear minded and developing practical solutions. He has been invited to present internationally on a range of topics including Economic Development, Innovation, Infrastructure and High Speed Rail. His executive education from Harvard University and INSEAD is complemented by Masters Degrees in Business. He is a fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD) and trustee of the Committee for Economic Development Australia (CEDA). TAFE NSW Executive Leadership Team (ELT) The Executive Leadership Team is a high-level strategic forum, which informs the decision making of the Managing Director of TAFE NSW. Dr Caralee McLiesh Caralee commenced as the Acting Managing Director TAFE NSW on 2 October 2018. Previously, Caralee was Deputy Secretary for the Fiscal and Economic Group in NSW Treasury responsible for coordinating the state Budget and state accounts, and advising on financial and economic policy. While at Treasury Caralee participated in reforms including National Health Reforms and the NDIS, and has led the development of the NSW social impact investment policy in partnership with agencies. Prior to joining Treasury Caralee worked for eight years at the World Bank and also held positions with the International Red Cross and Boston Consulting Group. Caralee holds a Bachelor of Economics with First Class Honours from the Australian National University and a PhD in Finance from the University of Melbourne. She has published several reports and books through the World Bank press as well as research papers in economic journals. Glen Babington Glen joined TAFE NSW as the Chief Operating Officer in 2016, bringing more than 30 years' experience in leadership, management, corporate planning and training. Glen has held senior roles in large, complex organisations, including Unitywater, Boeing, PT Freeport and the Australian Army and has lived and worked in Indonesia and the United States. He leads the Corporate Services Group, which includes Communications and Marketing; Business Development; Governance, Legal and Risk; Property and Logistics; Student Services and the Modernisation Portfolio. Mark Easson Mark joined TAFE NSW as the Chief Financial Officer in 2016. He brings 30 years' financial governance experience from a diverse range of industries, including higher education, telecommunications, rural and logistics, and professional services. Coming with 9 years' experience at the University of Sydney, Mark is one of the most experienced finance leaders in the education sector. Mark's focus is on improving TAFE NSW's commercial viability and financial sustainability, but implementing it in a way that recognises TAFE's important commitment to the broader community and to developing the workforce of NSW. Lucy Arundell Lucy is TAFE NSW's first Chief Education and Training Officer, a central role in our modernisation plans. She brings with her a passion for and commitment to education and training, and a distinguished work record across TAFE, universities, the public sector and local government. Lucy is a familiar face for many – she has been with TAFE NSW since 2008 in a variety of leadership roles. Her focus is on improving the student experience, leveraging new and emerging technologies, strengthening our engagement with industry and creating consistent quality provision across the state, so we continue to be the education and training provider of choice. David Backley David started as the Chief Information Officer in August 2016. He has an outstanding background in IT leadership from roles at a range of companies, including Westpac and DBS Bank of Singapore. He's been responsible for many innovative strategies and multi-country implementation projects. He oversees a broad program of work focused on modernising our administrative systems, and enabling new approaches to learning and teaching delivery to allow us to truly be a competitive, market-leading organisation. Petra Koziollek Petra is the Chief Audit Executive at TAFE NSW. She is an energetic and highly effective audit and risk professional, with over 15 years of general business, internal audit, governance, enterprise risk management and accounting experience. She brings a breadth of experience in various industries such as transport, property, community services, government, communication and higher education. Companies where she has left her mark include Deloitte, City of Sydney, Rail Infrastructure NSW, UNSW and Tourism Australia. She will be focused on supporting TAFE NSW improve its operations through strengthening its control environment as is practicable and protecting its reputation. Regional General Manager Bios Susie George Susie is the Regional General Manager for TAFE NSW’s North Region. She brings over 20 years of Human Resources experience from her leadership roles in some of Australia's largest companies, including Hungry Jack's Australia, Transport NSW and Woolworths. Kerry Penton Kerry is the Regional General Manager for TAFE NSW's Southern Region and will be based in Wagga Wagga. Previously the Director of Riverina Institute, her experience with leading geographically disparate training organisations makes her an asset to TAFE NSW. She brings more than 30 years of experience in vocational education and training and has held a range community leadership positions, including being a committee member for Regional Development Australia and Cancer Council NSW. Kerry will be focused on achieving the One TAFE NSW vision and ensuring access to world class education and training for communities in Southern NSW. Alison Wood Alison is the Regional General Manager for TAFE NSW's Sydney Region and will be based at St Leonards. Prior to her current role, she has held the roles of Institute Director at both Sydney and Northern Sydney Institutes and has over 30 years' experience in vocational education and training. Alison has had a lifelong belief in the power of education to change lives, build communities and contribute to economic prosperity. She believes every learner at TAFE NSW should experience a broad and exciting range of learning opportunities to help them achieve their career ambitions. She will focus on strengthening connections with industry, enterprise and local communities to position TAFENSW as a leader in innovation and VET delivery. Michael Cullen Michael was appointed as the Regional General Manager for TAFE NSW's Western Sydney Region and will be based at Kingswood, but also maintain an office at Bankstown. He knows Western Sydney well, having studied, lived and worked in the region most of his life. He comes to TAFE NSW from Liverpool council, where he was the Chief Executive Officer, and he previously led the Small Business and Regional Development functions of the NSW Department of State and Regional Development. Michael will use his strong background in the design, delivery and evaluation of services and programs to meet the needs of community and business in Western Sydney. Kate Baxter Kate is the Regional General Manager for TAFE NSW's Western Region and will be based in Orange. She brings 15 years of governance and management experience in the vocational education and training sector, specifically in developing and implementing courses for communities across Western NSW. Kate is a highly-respected leader who has a demonstrated track record for achieving results in Western NSW. As Regional General Manager, she will continue to ensure outcomes from education and training create opportunities for the people of Western NSW. Megan Aitken Megan joined TAFE NSW as the General Manager of TAFE Digital in December 2016. She has over 19 years of experience in senior management roles in the financial services sector in Australia and Asia and resides in Armidale. She previously worked at the University of New England as the Head of Strategic Projects Group, overseeing the $47.5m Federal Government's Structural Adjustment Fund initiatives and was formerly Vice President, Marketing and Corporate Communications for JPMorgan, Asia Pacific. Her principle areas of expertise include project management, strategy and planning, marketing and corporate communications. Megan and her team's focus will be on consolidating and enhancing our online courses across the State and introducing innovative learning technologies into our online programmes.
<h2>TAFE-managed Targeted Priorities prevocational training - 2018</h2> <table class="table" id="table17860"> <thead> <tr> <th id="table17860r1c1">Course Code</th> <th id="table17860r1c2">Course Name</th> <th id="table17860r1c3">Course</th> <th id="table17860r1c4">Student Fee</th> <th id="table17860r1c5">Concession Fee</th> </tr> </thead> <tbody> <tr> <td headers="table17860r1c1"> <p>10366NAT</p> </td> <td headers="table17860r1c2"> <p>Certificate IV in Spoken and Written English – Employment</p> </td> <td headers="table17860r1c3"> <p>$6,160</p> </td> <td headers="table17860r1c4"> <p>$0.00</p> </td> <td headers="table17860r1c5"> <p>$0.00</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td headers="table17860r1c1"> <p>10362NAT</p> </td> <td headers="table17860r1c2"> <p>Certificate I in Spoken and Written English</p> </td> <td headers="table17860r1c3"> <p>$4,620</p> </td> <td headers="table17860r1c4"> <p>$0.00</p> </td> <td headers="table17860r1c5"> <p>$0.00</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td headers="table17860r1c1"> <p>10363NAT</p> </td> <td headers="table17860r1c2"> <p>Certificate II in Spoken and Written English</p> </td> <td headers="table17860r1c3"> <p>$5,140</p> </td> <td headers="table17860r1c4"> <p>$0.00</p> </td> <td headers="table17860r1c5"> <p>$0.00</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td headers="table17860r1c1"> <p>10364NAT</p> </td> <td headers="table17860r1c2"> <p>Certificate III in Spoken and Written English</p> </td> <td headers="table17860r1c3"> <p>$6,880</p> </td> <td headers="table17860r1c4"> <p>$0.00</p> </td> <td headers="table17860r1c5"> <p>$0.00</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td headers="table17860r1c1"> <p>900-10084</p> </td> <td headers="table17860r1c2"> <p>Statement of Attainment in Beginner English</p> </td> <td headers="table17860r1c3"> <p>$1,780</p> </td> <td headers="table17860r1c4"> <p>$0.00</p> </td> <td headers="table17860r1c5"> <p>$0.00</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td headers="table17860r1c1"> <p>TLI11315</p> </td> <td headers="table17860r1c2"> <p>Certificate I in Logistics</p> </td> <td headers="table17860r1c3"> <p>$1,970</p> </td> <td headers="table17860r1c4"> <p>$0.00</p> </td> <td headers="table17860r1c5"> <p>$0.00</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td headers="table17860r1c1"> <p>CPC10111</p> </td> <td headers="table17860r1c2"> <p>Certificate I in Construction</p> </td> <td headers="table17860r1c3"> <p>$4,730</p> </td> <td headers="table17860r1c4"> <p>$0.00</p> </td> <td headers="table17860r1c5"> <p>$0.00</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td headers="table17860r1c1"> <p>MAR10313</p> </td> <td headers="table17860r1c2"> <p>Certificate I in Maritime Operations (General Purpose Hand Near Coastal)</p> </td> <td headers="table17860r1c3"> <p>$2,770</p> </td> <td headers="table17860r1c4"> <p>$0.00</p> </td> <td headers="table17860r1c5"> <p>$0.00</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td headers="table17860r1c1"> <p>ACM10110</p> </td> <td headers="table17860r1c2"> <p>Certificate I in Animal Studies</p> </td> <td headers="table17860r1c3"> <p>$2,010</p> </td> <td headers="table17860r1c4"> <p>$0.00</p> </td> <td headers="table17860r1c5"> <p>$0.00</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td headers="table17860r1c1"> <p>MEM10105</p> </td> <td headers="table17860r1c2"> <p>Certificate I in Engineering</p> </td> <td headers="table17860r1c3"> <p>$3,410</p> </td> <td headers="table17860r1c4"> <p>$0.00</p> </td> <td headers="table17860r1c5"> <p>$0.00</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td headers="table17860r1c1"> <p>BSB10115</p> </td> <td headers="table17860r1c2"> <p>Certificate I in Business</p> </td> <td headers="table17860r1c3"> <p>$1,770</p> </td> <td headers="table17860r1c4"> <p>$0.00</p> </td> <td headers="table17860r1c5"> <p>$0.00</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td headers="table17860r1c1"> <p>AUR10116</p> </td> <td headers="table17860r1c2"> <p>Certificate I in Automotive Vocational Preparation</p> </td> <td headers="table17860r1c3"> <p>$2,400</p> </td> <td headers="table17860r1c4"> <p>$0.00</p> </td> <td headers="table17860r1c5"> <p>$0.00</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td headers="table17860r1c1"> <p>SIT10116</p> </td> <td headers="table17860r1c2"> <p>Certificate I in Tourism (Australian Indigenous Culture)</p> </td> <td headers="table17860r1c3"> <p>$2,130</p> </td> <td headers="table17860r1c4"> <p>$0.00</p> </td> <td headers="table17860r1c5"> <p>$0.00</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td headers="table17860r1c1"> <p>SIT10216</p> </td> <td headers="table17860r1c2"> <p>Certificate I in Hospitality</p> </td> <td headers="table17860r1c3"> <p>$2,050</p> </td> <td headers="table17860r1c4"> <p>$0.00</p> </td> <td headers="table17860r1c5"> <p>$0.00</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td headers="table17860r1c1"> <p>SIR10116</p> </td> <td headers="table17860r1c2"> <p>Certificate I in Retail Services</p> </td> <td headers="table17860r1c3"> <p>$1,980</p> </td> <td headers="table17860r1c4"> <p>$0.00</p> </td> <td headers="table17860r1c5"> <p>$0.00</p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p>Effective 1 Jan 2018</p> <h3>TAFE-managed government subsidised training – 2018</h3> <table class="table" id="table22547"> <thead> <tr> <th id="table22547r1c1">Course Code</th> <th colspan="2" id="table22547r1c2">Course Name</th> <th id="table22547r1c3">Course Price</th> <th id="table22547r1c4">Student Fee</th> <th colspan="2" id="table22547r1c5">Concession Fee</th> </tr> </thead> <tbody> <tr> <td headers="table22547r1c1"> <p>100581NAT</p> </td> <td colspan="2" headers="table22547r1c2"> <p>Course in Vocational and Community Engagement</p> </td> <td headers="table22547r1c3"> <p>$990</p> </td> <td headers="table22547r1c4"> <p>$0</p> </td> <td colspan="2" headers="table22547r1c5"> <p>$0</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td headers="table22547r1c1" rowspan="2"> <p>13000</p> </td> <td headers="table22547r1c2" rowspan="2"> <p>Statement of Attainment in Foundation Skills Support</p> </td> <td headers="table22547r1c2">4 Units</td> <td headers="table22547r1c3"> <p>$1,140</p> </td> <td headers="table22547r1c4"> <p>$0</p> </td> <td headers="table22547r1c5"> <p>$0</p> </td> <td headers="table22547r1c5"> <p> </p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td headers="table22547r1c2">3 units</td> <td headers="table22547r1c3"> <p>$980</p> </td> <td headers="table22547r1c4"> <p>$0</p> </td> <td headers="table22547r1c5"> <p>$0</p> </td> <td headers="table22547r1c5"> <p> </p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td headers="table22547r1c1"> </td> <td headers="table22547r1c2"> </td> <td headers="table22547r1c2">2 units</td> <td headers="table22547r1c3"> <p>$820</p> </td> <td headers="table22547r1c4"> <p>$0</p> </td> <td headers="table22547r1c5"> <p>$0</p> </td> <td headers="table22547r1c5"> <p> </p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td headers="table22547r1c1"> </td> <td headers="table22547r1c2"> </td> <td headers="table22547r1c2">1 unit</td> <td headers="table22547r1c3"> <p>$660</p> </td> <td headers="table22547r1c4"> <p>$0</p> </td> <td headers="table22547r1c5"> <p>$0</p> </td> <td headers="table22547r1c5"> <p> </p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td headers="table22547r1c1"> <p>19361</p> </td> <td colspan="2" headers="table22547r1c2"> <p>TAFE Statement in HSC Studies (HSC)</p> </td> <td headers="table22547r1c3"> <p>$6,600</p> </td> <td headers="table22547r1c4"> <p>$700</p> </td> <td colspan="2" headers="table22547r1c5"> <p>$240</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td headers="table22547r1c1"> <p>10224NAT</p> </td> <td colspan="2" headers="table22547r1c2"> <p>Certificate IV in Tertiary Preparation Certificate (TPC)</p> </td> <td headers="table22547r1c3"> <p>$7,720</p> </td> <td headers="table22547r1c4"> <p>$0</p> </td> <td colspan="2" headers="table22547r1c5"> <p>$0</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td headers="table22547r1c1"> <p>10218NAT</p> </td> <td colspan="2" headers="table22547r1c2"> <p>Certificate I in Aboriginal Language/s</p> </td> <td headers="table22547r1c3"> <p>$2,000</p> </td> <td headers="table22547r1c4"> <p>$0</p> </td> <td colspan="2" headers="table22547r1c5"> <p>$0</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td headers="table22547r1c1"> <p>10217NAT</p> </td> <td colspan="2" headers="table22547r1c2"> <p>Certificate II in Aboriginal Language/s</p> </td> <td headers="table22547r1c3"> <p>$3,160</p> </td> <td headers="table22547r1c4"> <p>$0</p> </td> <td colspan="2" headers="table22547r1c5"> <p>$0</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td headers="table22547r1c1"> <p>10216NAT</p> </td> <td colspan="2" headers="table22547r1c2"> <p>Certificate III in Aboriginal Language/s</p> </td> <td headers="table22547r1c3"> <p>$5,740</p> </td> <td headers="table22547r1c4"> <p>$0</p> </td> <td colspan="2" headers="table22547r1c5"> <p>$0</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td headers="table22547r1c1"> <p>10227NAT</p> </td> <td colspan="2" headers="table22547r1c2"> <p>Foundation Skills for Learner Drivers</p> </td> <td headers="table22547r1c3"> <p>$1,080</p> </td> <td headers="table22547r1c4"> <p>$0</p> </td> <td colspan="2" headers="table22547r1c5"> <p>$0</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td headers="table22547r1c1"> <p>10650NAT</p> </td> <td colspan="2" headers="table22547r1c2"> <p>Certificate III in Mentoring Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander People</p> </td> <td headers="table22547r1c3"> <p>$6.070</p> </td> <td headers="table22547r1c4"> <p>$0</p> </td> <td colspan="2" headers="table22547r1c5"> <p>$0</p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p>Effective 1 Jan 2018</p>
This new IT course will give students the skills to build data systems, architecture and platforms to support big data solutions in the fast evolving field of business and commerce. Direct entry applicants who meet academic and English (Academic IELTS 6.5 with no band score lower than 6.0 or TOEFL (iBT) 79) requirements are encouraged to apply. View the course information.
Several regional TAFE NSW campuses have been earmarked for major refurbishments. Part of the modernised structure across TAFE NSW, the refurbishments aim to transform Cowra and Grenfell campuses into multipurpose student hubs. Member for Cootamundra, Katrina Hodgkinson, has welcomed the initiative, saying the upgraded facilities will help provide provide jobs of the future. "This refurbishment will include undercover outdoor areas to support the delivery of specialist training through mobile or simulator units," she told the Cowra Guardian. Young campus will also getting some attention with upgraded facilities for Health and Aged Care, Children's Services, Hairdressing and Beauty and Engineering. The NSW Government also plans to modernise campus reception areas across the Riverina region to create state-of-the-art customer service centres. Students living in remote areas will benefit from an upgrade of information and communications technology infrastructure across Western NSW. "This reform is about providing more choice, better access and convenient training for our students across the Cootamundra electorate to help them get the jobs of the future," Ms Hodgkinson said.
Welcome to the latest instalment in our Be Ambitious series. Today we look at the practical and varied world of engineering. 'Engineering' is a generic term that actually covers a very broad range of businesses and industry areas, not just the more well-known ones like construction and electrical. Think mechanical engineering, civil engineering, chemical engineering, just to name a few. Engineering work can take place in all kinds of environments, including offices, laboratories, studios, outdoors or underground. Wherever there's some kind of technology that needs to work, an engineer isn't too far away. In short, engineering is basically about building or creating things, sometimes direct from the design concept, so that they work properly. You could say an engineer is someone who applies science to reality. So, what do you have to do to become an engineer? Firstly, there are a couple of check boxes you'll probably need to tick from the outset. Most importantly you'll need to be reasonably good at maths and science, as your work will require a lot of calculus and understanding of scientific principles. It'll also be helpful if you enjoy problem-solving, designing things and have an analytical mind. Formal qualifications To become an engineer you'll also need some kind of formal qualification. TAFE NSW offers over 300 engineer-related courses, so whichever course you enrol in depends on exactly what industry area you've got your eye on. If you're not sure which field you'd like to work in, a good starting point might be Certificate I in Engineering, which will give you the basic competencies required to work as an operator in a range of areas. If you have a better idea of what kind of engineer you'd like to be, there's a range of courses available at all levels including Certificate I, II, III, IV, Diploma and Advanced Diploma. Study during high school Did you know you can begin your TAFE studies while you're still at school? This is through the TVET program. TVET stands for "TAFE-delivered vocational education and training" and covers many industry areas relevant to engineering such as Metal and Engineering, Electrotechnology, Automotive, Construction and Information and Digital Technology. It means you can learn valuable workplace skills and gain hands-on experience while you're still at school. The TVET program has been developed by the Board of Studies and can count towards your HSC. Upon completion of your TVET course you'll be awarded a Certificate qualification or statement of attainment, which is nationally accredited and recognised. If you're interested in starting your training while still at school, speak to a career advisor either at your school or your nearest TAFE NSW college. No matter what industry area you gravitate to, the work of an engineer is often varied, interesting, challenging, and extremely rewarding, as you get to use both your brain and your hands. It's also a vocation that's usually very well paid. So what are you waiting for? Download our free course guide here. [thefold_youtube]Pw609vOz0Fc[/thefold_youtube]
TAFE is doing most of the heavy lifting when it comes to providing the skilled workers the economy needs. As Australia's economy continues to power from strength to strength, one of the biggest constraints to its continued growth is a lack of skilled workers. More so than other institutions, TAFE is equipping students with skill sets that growing industries require. Areas most affected by the skills shortage The big headache for Australian employers is not attracting "white-collar professionals", but recruiting those with technical and trade skills. According to the Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations, only 61 per cent of vacancies for technicians and trades were filled in 2011/12, and there were less than two suitable applicants (1.7, to be exact) per vacancy for these types of jobs. The situation is even more dire in certain industries. For example, an employer advertising for 10 automotive trades workers last year would, on average, have had only nine qualified people apply and would have been able to fill only four of the positions. According to the latest government data, the skills shortage is particularly acute in the following fields: agriculture and horticulture automotive trades child care occupations electro-technology and telecommunications trades engineering professions cookery and wine trades resource sector occupations How TAFE is meeting the challenge TAFE is doing most of the heavy lifting when it comes to providing the skilled workers the economy needs. [quote]It's not the nation's universities that are pumping out the mining electricians, chefs, mechanics and childcare workers that Australia is in desperate need of.[/quote] Private colleges also play a role in producing graduates with trades and technical skills, but they focus on providing lucrative, glamour courses such as fitness instructor certification. A recent study undertaken by Christopher Stone for the Centre for Policy Development found 29 per cent of TAFE students in Victoria were being trained to fill jobs in industries affected by the skills shortage as opposed to less than 20 per cent of students at private training facilities. With TAFE facing funding cuts in several states, Stone emphasised the vital role the vocational education and training (VET) sector plays in creating a skilled workforce, commenting, "By providing skills to the economy, VET has been estimated to provide a strong return on investment."
Hunter TAFE student Sally Paull, Singleton, wins at The Australian Wool Fashion Awards with tribal-themed wearable art. Pursuing her passion has paid off for Hunter TAFE student, Sally Paull. The Singleton local has been awarded the inaugural prize winner for Wearable Art at The Australian Wool Fashion Awards. Taking inspiration from Japanese movie 'Princess Mononoko', Sally's creation hit the creative brief and landed her the prize. Fashion was not Sally's first study option. The TAFE NSW student began studying a Bachelor of Engineering Degree at university before deciding it wasn't for her. Her passion for sewing and creating fancy dress led her to enrol in an Advanced Diploma in Fashion as Hunter TAFE. When interviewed by the Singleton Argus Sally says "I realise now that art and creating fashion is want I want to do for my career – it might have taken a few years to get here but I am loving the work".
Study apps for smartphones and tablets are transforming the way we study and learn With almost half a million education apps out there to choose from, it's not always easy to find the one you're looking for. Here are some general apps that come highly recommended: 1. Evernote – Great for collating notes The New York Times named it one of the Top 10 Must-Have Apps. Not only does it let you take notes during lectures, save webpages, create lists, attach photos and audio recordings, but it also instantly synchs it back to all your devices. It's a great way of sharing notes with friends and its search function makes it a lot easier to find things instead of scrambling through hand-scrawled notes. 2. Groupboard – Perfect for group work An app that's perfect for group study or coursework because it enables lots of different users to collaborate on an online whiteboard, all in real time. So even if you're not in the same room as your study mates, you can all work on the same project simultaneously, sharing ideas and data. 3. Chegg – Best money-saving app for students Textbooks are the most expensive aspect of studying, but with Chegg you can rent textbooks quickly and easily – either as hard copies or eBooks that you can download straight away onto your eReader, smartphone or tablet. As well as those general apps to help you study, you can also download apps for specific subjects. For example: 4. Plumbers Handbook For those studying plumbing, this handy guide is the perfect app, covering every aspect of plumbing, from products to processes and installation guides. It contains diagrams, notes and technical information and is easily searchable, making it almost as essential as a spanner and wrench. 5. Electronics Engineering Toolkit This comprehensive app includes calculators, examples and information that will help students of electrical engineering make quick unit conversions and understand the theory behind them. 6. iHandy Carpenter This is a perfect example of innovation when it comes to technology. There's no need to carry around tools these days – all you need is your smartphone or tablet. This app contains a plumb bob, surface level, bubble level bar, steel protractor and steel ruler. Or if you're looking for a spirit level/bubble level with some cheeky feedback, check out TAFE NSW's Level TAFE App in iTunes. You can find more apps by searching the Apple and Google Play stores or by doing an online search with keywords for your specific subject plus "app". And if you're unsure of which are the best for you, ask your TAFE NSW lecturers for their suggestions.
Chapter 5 of 5 I feel privileged that this time I've been able to share some of my accumulated knowledge in a place where it can benefit a whole community In October 2013, Troy Everett, head teacher of Building and Construction, Civil Engineering, Surveying and Mapping at TAFE Illawarra, volunteered to help with the construction of new toilets in a remote village in one of the world's poorest countries. What he encountered there left him "changed forever". Following are excerpts from his journal. 16 October 2013 The extreme rain had come at the worst time possible. The concrete rings were a mess. Some of the guys were worried they wouldn't maintain their watertightness. While the pump was going, we went over the other site and did some bamboo work and dug some drainage trenches. I also dug a slab for a brick water tank they wanted me to build. I soon had a swathe of people watching me work. Even though the materials were probably the worst I had ever used, I felt comfortable utilising the skills I was most experienced in. After work we rode the motorbikes down to the river and we had at throw of the boomerang and watched some kids play soccer. The river was much higher and it was eerie as a beautiful sunset turned the sky all shades of pink. In the background was the sound of women making a strange wailing sound as they prayed in their small shrines to the Hindu gods. 18 October 2013 I'm over the rice! We've had it with every single meal. Kind of feel obligated to eat it as the lady of the house has gone to the effort of preparing it. Food has definitely been plentiful while here and the hospitality very generous. The bricks I laid yesterday looked good and I soon continued in the very humid conditions. Before long I had half the village standing around me and I enjoyed teaching a few of them some bricklaying skills. The main bricklayer in the village, Moosni, was avoiding me. He's the sort of guy who thinks he knows everything, so I've tried to build a rapport where we can share ideas and techniques both ways. We did have a little block laying competition, which was fun and I think I may have surprised him as I tackled the tasks in a totally different way to him. Both pieces of our work came up well. That night a few of us went into Dinjapur on two motorbikes. The ride there was absolutely gorgeous, roaring through many small villages with a full moon over the rice paddies. I saw they had some beers there called 'Hunter'. We grabbed one each and went down an alleyway. The beers were quite good so we bought a couple more for our last night here. It was a really dodgy business behind these prison-like bars over a counter. On the way home we stumbled across something amazing – wild discos taking place in some massive fields. One had a mosh pit and another had an area where they made their motorbikes dance with wheelies and burn-outs. It was quite an experience, especially in the mosh pit where we got mobbed. 20 October 2013 The last day brings mixed emotions. I am looking forward to getting home and catching up with loved ones (and eating some Aussie food). But a part of me also wants to stay and see the project through to the end. I was really pleased that we were able to get a lot of good work done in the last few days here. I've learnt a lot and hopefully shared a bit too. I also made some lifelong friends who I'm looking forward to catching up with again some day. I've loved learning about the Bangladeshi way of life and the all-important agriculture. Nothing is wasted. Everything has a use. Everyone has clearly-defined roles, but underlying all this there is a great sense of happiness. I can also sense the locals' appreciation of us coming here. They understand that we're giving our time and efforts to try and help and learn off each other. They know we're choosing to be away from our loved ones and all the privileges we'd usually enjoy. I've been lucky in my involvement with WorldSkills. I've laid bricks with the best in Korea, Switzerland, Finland, Canada, London, Germany, Denmark, Japan, Ireland, France and Brazil. But I feel privileged that this time I've been able to share some of my accumulated knowledge in a place where it can benefit a whole community. Read Chapter 1 here. Read Chapter 2 here. Read Chapter 3 here. Read Chapter 4 here.
Chapter 3 of 5 Inside another rave type religious show, a lot of young guys were dancing crazily to the music, really going off In October 2013, Troy Everett, head teacher of Building and Construction, Civil Engineering, Surveying and Mapping at TAFE Illawarra, volunteered to help with the construction of new toilets in a remote village in one of the world's poorest countries. What he encountered there left him "changed forever". Following are excerpts from his journal. 13 October 2013 The next morning we saw that the workers had covered the worksite in tarps. They were a very mixed bunch of people. An older guy was a bricklayer and his skills were very good. The rest were mainly young guys who were very hard workers. They loved asking us questions and often picked flowers for us. Guys here are quite affectionate with each other. They often hold hands while walking, something I could never imagine on Aussie building sites. Work was delayed again because of another heavy downpour. To keep the workers busy we moved some of the rings undercover so they could render them. We also got them drilling perforations through the pipes we had for the trenches. Tom and Agit turned up and they were happy with what we'd done. We had some 'cha' - morning tea consisting of a warm sweet drink and a few biscuits. What happened next was quite strange. Agit and I sat face to face and all the villagers were around us in an almost perfect circle. Agit Roy is very well respected here and very interested in what I had to say. I told him how we could adapt rainwater tanks to do what we were doing. He loved the idea. We finished up a little earlier so a few of us headed down to the river for a swim and a kick of Eamon's football. After a cold shower, Tom and Apu invited us out for the last night of the Hindu festival. This time we caught a small three-wheeled vehicle with a cattle-like tray, which we crammed onto with a local family of 12. It was a fast, scary ride and I worried we'd tip if we swerved too fast or if a wheel dropped off. We arrived at a large town with people everywhere who were just captivated by us. Some came up and politely asked questions mainly about where we're from, if we liked the festival and, strangely, what our fathers' names were. Inside another rave type religious show, a lot of young guys were dancing crazily to the music, really going off. I danced a bit for Dan's camera and before I knew it, I was dragged into the frenzied crowd. I had a little dance but then fought my way out, as I was conscious of getting robbed. Apu also stepped in like a bouncer and got a few over-enthusiastic Bangladeshis off me. There was nothing malicious in any of this. If anything it was the opposite. Even walking through the markets after the light show, many just wanted to touch you or walk next to you and pretend they were with you. In the markets we tried some of the local cuisine. A really sweet, deep-fried pretzel shaped snack covered in honey - probably their equivalent of KFC. We also tried 'pan' which is a cone made out of a weird leaf filled with herbs and nuts. You chew it like cud for about ten minutes and then spit it out. You then swirl this paste-covered stem on your gums to freshen the taste. At first the flavours were full on, but I must admit left a good aftertaste. We went down to the markets and I bought some fruit before we did another dash home on the buggy of death. I noticed that all the buses had the paint scratched off the sides and dings everywhere. Particularly alarming when there are heaps of people riding on the roof. Back at Bencali, Apu wanted to take us on two motorbikes to another massive party at the border of India (which is only 65km away). We were tempted, but didn't go. I sensed it was just too dangerous. It was good to collapse into bed. Throughout the night, the power kicks on and off continuously, so the lights blink on and off, and you can hear the fans constantly starting up and stopping again. There are many scary moments here. The living is quite tough. The work is extremely challenging. But I am absolutely loving it. I've never felt so alive. Read Chapter 1 here. Read Chapter 2 here. Read Chapter 4 here. Read Chapter 5 here.
The future of Blacktown's automotive industry is looking promising, with partnerships between TAFE apprentices and car dealerships supporting job prospects. The automotive sections at Blacktown and Mount Druitt TAFE Campuses have arranged apprenticeships in up to 30 dealerships across western Sydney. Apprentices get hands-on experience in repairs and maintenance. Blacktown TAFE student Daniel Harrebomee is a third-year apprentice and works four days a week at Cumberland Ford. "I finished my HSC and got into engineering at UWS," he told the Blacktown Advocate. "I was only there for 10 weeks because I wasn't interested, and I liked cars. Cumberland Ford service manager Sam Sultana, who currently has five TAFE apprentices working with him, said the partnership provides a fantastic opportunity for youths to hone their skills in the workplace. "Once these guys have finished their training, they'll be specialised in Australian made cars." Mr Sultana encouraged other youths to take up the trade. "If they don't take it up, there will be a shortage," he said. "It's changed a lot over the past 20 years. It's a lot more computerised now so the younger ones need to be more tech savvy. "These jobs will never disappear - they physically cannot be done by a robot."A total of 16,949 Blacktown residents are employed in manufacturing, including in the automotive industry and the demand for fresh blood is high. There are 16 courses at TAFE students can undertake to join the automotive industry.
TAFE NSW students Angeline Ong and Michael Denholm, are among the first cohort of budding entrepreneurs to complete The Navigator unit at Sydney School of Entrepreneurship (SSE). The Sydney School of Entrepreneurship (SSE) is a partnership between all 11 NSW universities and TAFE NSW. SSE brings together highly motivated students from a range of backgrounds, disciplines and locations across NSW to collaborate and innovate. The pilot unit saw students from across the state take part in online and face-to-face study, where students gained a deepened understanding of the entrepreneurial mindset. Mapping the entrepreneurial ecosystem through the Massive Ecosystem Scavenger Hunt (MESH) enabled students to understand the Sydney start-up community through experiential learning, an innovative approach used at SSE. SSE CEO Nick Kaye said, “This first cohort has attracted students from all 12 of our member higher education institutions and it’s been inspirational to see such diverse and talented students from right across the state. “Our students represent a variety of disciplines including medicine, botany, engineering, design, law and technology to name a few. With a thirst to learn and support one another, they have been a true reflection of SSE and our value in cross-disciplinary learning,” said Kaye. When fully operational, at least 1,000 students each year will participate in SSE courses and activities during their degree or TAFE program, with many more taking part in a program of co-curricular activities including workshops, hackathons, educational boot camps and networking events. For more information on SSE
There really is no excuse for staying in a boring job There's a million different ways to earn a dollar Down Under, and many of them don't involve the standard nine-to-five office job. Australia is a big country that boasts a wide range of industries, so it's not surprising that there's pretty much a job to suit every interest. Here's our list of the five most unusual jobs. 1. Senior submarine cook When the Royal Australian Navy advertised that it was willing to pay up to $200,000 for senior submarine cooks, it attracted worldwide media attention. It seems that there aren't too many individuals with the cooking skills and organisational ability to produce morale-boosting food in a cramped galley. While you'll need to learn your submariner skills elsewhere, you can get the ball rolling by doing a cooking course at TAFE NSW. 2. Construction diver Australia is the middle of a resources boom and many of those resources are being extracted from under the sea, necessitating the building and maintenance of offshore platforms by divers. Construction diver employers prefer to hire those with a metals and engineering background, so doing a TAFE course in fitting, plumbing or welding will increase your employability. 3. Crop duster pilot With Australia fast becoming Asia's food bowl, there's lots of work for pilots who can spray pesticides on the nation's crops. The good news is that it pays well; the bad news is it can be dangerous and involves a lot of expensive training and licencing requirements. 4. Shark tagger Those tags that allow marine biologists to track the movements of great white sharks don't magically attach themselves. If you're willing to haul a shark onto a boat and help with the surgical implantation of a tracking device before throwing it back in the water, you probably won't find yourself competing for jobs with too many others. 5. Koala catcher As part of a campaign to lure British workers, the government of South Australia has advertised a number of attention-grabbing job vacancies in the UK, including ones for people to help control Adelaide's koala population. With so many exciting options on offer, there really is no excuse for staying in a boring job. With a little research and possibly a bit of training, you can find yourself doing work that you previously didn't even realise existed. Image courtesy of Rachael Dunk
Chapter 1 of 5 All the locals just stopped and gawked at us, almost in a trance, as we walked past. Many had never seen a white person before In October 2013, Troy Everett, Head Teacher of Building and Construction, Civil Engineering, Surveying and Mapping at TAFE Illawarra, volunteered to help with the construction of new toilets in a remote village in one of the world's poorest countries. What he encountered there left him "changed forever". Following are excerpts from his journal. 11 October 2013 Today was the first day of work and Dan and I were keen to see the building sites and get started. The rest of the guys were all a real mixture and enjoyed a good laugh and stir. It seems construction crews have a similar dynamic the world over. Each of us had to introduce ourselves and there was a lot of stirring going on between the Bangladeshis and a few little jokes aimed at us, which was fine. We then visited the first of the two sites. The project was experimenting with two different types of construction methods for the septic tank component, one brick and the other precast concrete. Things were going pretty well as we rotated the digging. We had to go really deep in one area; over six feet and we knew there were going to be issues with the water table. Sure enough once we got to about four feet, water started trickling in from the sides and we had the added concern that the side banks would collapse. And right underneath the toilet and washroom. It was messy hard work and we had to make a decision as to whether to dig right down, bail out the water and try and get the first ring in place. Dan and I could see that the locals were a bit self-conscious so we tried to complement what they did and make suggestions rather than dictate how things needed to be done. A form of diplomacy, I suppose. We were all exhausted and it was only the first working day here. I have to say that Phoebe and Tom earned a lot of respect from me in how they work. Phoebe did a lot of digging and tried to spur the locals into working hard. Difficult to achieve with the gender attitudes here. They also made many crude jokes about her. I was impressed with how she handled it. After work Tom invited us to go for a swim at the river. We were extremely dirty and tired. We walked through a couple of small villages to get there. All the locals just stopped and gawked at us, almost in a trance, as we walked past. Many had never seen a white person before. I really enjoyed seeing how agriculturally intelligent they are. It's a massive part of their life. The river was beautiful and as the sun started to set there were all these strange colours in the sky. The flow of the river was quite strong so the thing to do was to lie flat in some shallow water and dig your fingers into the sand to hang on. The river was well over 100 metres wide. It gets dark very quickly here so on the way back we had to follow the track via mobile phone light. A bit hairy as we did spot a few snakes slithering past and there are cobras in the area that can be deadly. But it was incredible to look out over the rice fields and see all the fireflies putting on a light show. Even though the showers are cold it was good to have one and get to bed. Read Chapter 2 here. Read Chapter 3 here. Read Chapter 4 here. Read Chapter 5 here.
There's been a lot of media coverage about university graduates competing for jobs in saturated career areas. But what about the career areas with a surplus of jobs and a shortage of trained employees to fill them? It seems this is where the focus should be. Here is our list of the 10 career areas of 2017 – the jobs in most urgent need of skilled employees. As most of these job shortages are being filled by TAFE NSW graduates, this list could possibly be a pointer for you if you're not sure what to study at TAFE. Civil Engineer A civil engineer deals with the design, construction and maintenance of structures like roads, bridges and dams as well as all manner of buildings like schools, hospitals and office blocks. They are also responsible for transport systems, sewage systems, gas and water supply, airports and railways. In short, pretty essential for most of society's most important infrastructure. Explore one of our many courses such as Certificate IV in Civil Construction Operations. Surveyor A surveyor prepares sites for construction by making precise measurements to define the boundaries of both commercial and private properties. They also provide information about the shape and contour of the earth's surface for engineering, cartographic and construction projects. Consider studying a Certificate IV in Surveying Early childhood teacher An early childhood teacher works with young children, usually aged from 0 through to about 5 in educational settings such as child care centres, school-based or community programs or home settings. Explore one of our many course such as the Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care Aged care nurse An aged care nurse is a professional who provides care for elderly people. This is usually in settings such as nursing homes, residential facilities, hospitals or via home care services. With Australia's ageing population, it's more than apparent why this profession will continue to increase in demand. Consider studying a Certificate III in Health Services Assistance (Assisting in nursing work in acute care) IT programmer An IT programmer is someone who writes code for computers, using a variety of computer languages like Java and C++. In a nutshell, they manipulate the program designs made by engineers and developers into a language that the computer can understand and follow. Explore one of our many IT course such as the Certificate IV in Programming Automotive electrician An automotive electrician is a mechanic who specialises in repairing and modifying the electrical systems of cars and trucks. They typically do things like repairing or rebuilding components such as starter motors and alternators. Consider studying a Certificate III in Automotive Electrical Technology Locksmith A locksmith specialises in the installation, repair and adjusting of locks on everything from doors and windows of private homes to offices, public buildings as well as cars and safes. They also offer services regarding the installation of some security systems. Shipwright A shipwright is better known as a boat builder and is a professional who designs and builds watercraft. This can include handmade canoes, small fishing boats and trawlers, recreational schooners , large cargo ships, bulk carriers and naval vessels. Explore one of our many shipwright course such as the Certificate III in Marine Craft Construction Audiometrist An audiometrist is a hearing care professional specialising in the assessment and management of communication difficulties caused by hearing loss. Consider studying a Certificate IV in Audiometry Construction project manager A construction project manager is a professional who oversees construction projects and processes, both large and small. This can include both the human resources and budgeting aspects of these projects. Explore one of our many construction course such as the Certificate III in Civil Construction (Civil Construction General)
A group of inmates at Kirkconnell Correctional Centre has been selected for a 12-month TAFE-supported engineering traineeship. The 15 participants will be trained for a Certificate II in Engineering which will give them qualifications they can take with them into the community upon their release. This will make them "job ready" and improve their chances of employment. Kirkconnell Correctional Centre is a minimum security facility near Bathurst with 240 inmates. About a quarter of the men are employed by the facility's fully-equipped workshop which builds charity clothing bins and vehicle trailers and maintains correctional centre equipment such as lawnmowers, whipper-snippers and other landscaping tools. Anthony Tait, Corrective Services Industries boss at Kirkconnell believes providing inmates with practical opportunities for gaining trade skills is an important part of the Corrective Services' responsibility. "The first aim of our new engineering workshop is to provide a place where component products can be manufactured for correctional centres across the state," he told the Western Advocate. "The second aim is to provide an opportunity for inmates to learn new skills and gain qualifications that will improve their chances of being employed and make their integration back into the community more positive."
The report gives an overview of the national vocational education and training market and compares the cost burdens carried by TAFE NSW against TAFEs in other States and Territories. NSW Minister for Skills John Barilaro says vocational training is undergoing significant change and TAFE NSW must respond in a way that meets students demand for course delivery, eliminates duplication costs, reduces inefficiencies and provide the training for future jobs. "The TAFE of today was set up in 1993 when workplace and student expectations were very different," Mr Barilaro said. "Back then, TAFE NSW was very heavily focused on face-to-face, on-campus teaching; distance was an overriding factor affecting how and where students studied; and Institutes tailored their courses to the economy of their local community. "We are now facing a future where even the most traditional jobs – carpentry, joinery and plumbing – have undergone significant changes in technology, and we need a TAFE NSW which is set up for the jobs of the future – in science, technology and engineering. "TAFE NSW has become an expensive, high cost system where 40 to 60 cents in each dollar spent on TAFE is going towards administration and backroom costs, not on front line teaching. "The current system is failing students, failing industry, and failing to meet the demands of employers to create the workforce for the jobs of tomorrow." The full report can be accessed here. Download this media release. Media: John Morrison - 0439 281 482
She wasn't allowed inside the textile mill during testing, due to draconian rules that forbade women on the premises. She was forced to wait outside the building for test results To celebrate International Women's Day 2016, here are some everyday items that were invented by women. Many of these things are fixtures in our day-to-day lives. Best of all, they come from a range of industries that are usually male-dominated. Perhaps these women's ingenuity can inspire other women into "non-traditional" trades. Over to you, ladies… Windshield wipers - i nvented by Mary Anderson Mary Anderson was an Alabama housewife with a practical and inquisitive mind. During a trip to New York City in 1903 she noticed that drivers of streetcars had to constantly stop their vehicles, get out and manually clear snow and droplets of rain from the outside of the windscreen during bad weather. That got her thinking. Surely there was a better way? And there was. Two years later, Anderson was issued a patent for the world's first windshield wipers. Her prototype consisted of a swinging arm with a rubber blade attached to it that could be operated by the driver from inside the vehicle and would sweep across the surface of the glass, thus clearing build-up of snow and rain. Initially, many people were scornful of Anderson's invention and she became the subject of much ridicule. However, she who laughs last, laughs longest. By 1916, windshield wipers were standard issue on all American cars and today, it's almost impossible to drive in the rain without them. Incidentally, the world's first electric windshield wipers were also patented by a woman - Charlotte Bridgwood. Mary Anderson image credit AustoMedics. Mechanical engineering courses Kevlar - invented by Stephanie Kwolek Kevlar is the material used in bullet-proof vests that makes them bullet-proof. It's a synthetic fabric five times stronger than the equivalent weight of steel. It's rust-resistant, waterproof and lightweight. Its inventor, Stephanie Kwolek worked as a research chemist at America's DuPont Company for over 40 years. She invented Kevlar almost by accident while experimenting with high performance chemical compounds. Kwolek patented Kevlar in 1966 and it was first marketed commercially in 1971. Today it generates hundreds of millions of dollars worldwide and is also used in safety helmets, radial tyres, brake pads, parachutes, underwater cables, space vehicles, suspension bridge cables, racing sails, safety gloves, hiking and camping gear and building materials. Throughout her lifetime, Kwolek obtained 28 patents for a diverse range of inventions, of which Kevlar was the most significant. Stephanie Kwolek image credit The Guardian. Chemical engineering courses Liquid Paper - i nvented by Bette Nesmith These days, Liquid Paper doesn't have the same career opportunities it once commanded, as most of our writing takes place on electronic devices. But for many decades it was an essential item for anyone prone to spelling mistakes. Bette Nesmith was an executive secretary in a bank in Texas, USA. Decades before word processors had been invented, Nesmith became frustrated with having to manually erase typing mistakes, so she decided to apply the principle of covering up rather than rubbing out. Her very first batch of what would become known as Liquid Paper was improvised using tempera water-based paint and mixed in her kitchen blender. She marketed her typewriter correction fluid in 1956 under the somewhat cumbersome name of ‘Mistake Out". A few years later when she started her own company, the name was changed to Liquid Paper. By the time Nesmith sold her company to Gillette Corporation in 1979, she employed over 200 workers and produced 25 million bottles of Liquid Paper a year. Bette Nesmith Graham Image credit Pinterest. Chemical engineering courses Scotchgard - i nvented by Patsy Sherman Without this brilliant woman, the world we'd all be living in would be a lot more stained and filthy. Patsy Sherman was born in the U.S. state of Minnesota in 1930, her brilliant scientific mind already apparent by the time she was a teenager. When her high school aptitude test in 1947 ranked her as most suited to being a housewife, she insisted she be allowed to take the boy's version of the test. This time around, the results reflected her scientific intellect and ranked her as being most suited to chemistry. It was while she was working as a research chemist at 3M manufacturing corporation (one of the very few female chemists at the time) that the now famous lab accident happened that led directly to the invention of Scotchgard. A lab assistant dropped a glass bottle containing a batch of synthetic latex that Sherman had made. The mixture splashed onto the assistant's shoes, rendering them unable to be soiled or stained. Sherman and her colleague, Sam Smith, instantly recognized the potential of this serendipitous finding and set to work on a way of manufacturing the substance as a protectant of stains for clothing and other fabrics. The invention, now known as Scotchgard, was first sold commercially in 1956, although Sherman and Smith didn't take out the patent until 1973. Ironically, in the mid-1950s while Sherman was still developing her invention, she wasn't allowed inside the textile mill during testing, due to draconian rules that forbade women on the premises. She was forced to wait outside the building for test results. Patsy Sherman image credit Star Tribune. Chemical engineering courses Computer programing - i nvented by Ada King, Countess of Lovelace Yes, not only was computer programing invented by a woman, but it happened waaaay back in the 1840s, about a century and a half before the computer revolution. Ada Lovelace was a gifted mathematician, born in London in 1815, the only legitimate child of the poet Lord Byron. When she was 18, she met mathematician and inventor Charles Babbage at a dinner party. Babbage had just invented his "Difference Engine", a mechanical device designed for the process of complex mathematical equations. In 1842, Babbage asked Lovelace to translate the memoirs of Italian engineer Luigi Menabrea, which she did by encoding an algorithm in a form that could be processed by the Difference Engine. This historic piece of calculus is now recognized as the world's first computer program. Babbage dubbed Lovelace "The Enchantress of Numbers" and a software language developed by the U.S. Department of Defence in 1979 was named "Ada" in her honour. Ada King image credit Medium. Information technology courses
2016 National WorldSkills Australia silver-medallist, Cejay Alsop, has another accolade to add to his CV. The TAFE NSW student was recently named a winner of the BBM Youth Mentoring Award. As a result, Cejay will have the opportunity to further their professional development through a work-scholarship program in the UK. Cejay is among 17 other elite tradespeople who have been selected to take part in the BBM Youth Support for Skills Futures Scholarship. The $8,000 scholarship program is designed to enhance the participants' career prospects and provide them with invaluable international experience in their respective trades and skills. Cejay received his Certificate III in Engineering – Fabrication Trade (Light Fabrication) and a Certificate IV in Engineering (Fabrication) through TAFE NSW. Now that he is up for the scholarship he is doing his due diligence in finding UK-based construction companies that will help further develop his skills. "When putting together my application for the scholarship, the main thing I wanted to achieve if I was successful was to learn about as many different techniques and technologies being used in my industry as possible," Cejay told the Hunter Headline. "So I'm hoping to secure a placement with a company that is really leading in its field and develop my skills and knowledge to become a better tradesman," Cejay said.
Apprentice electrician Nicholas Mclennan has been named the Overall Apprentice of the Year across all trades at the Hunter Region Apprentice and Traineeship of the Year Awards (HRATA). The HRATA, of which Hunter TAFE is a proud sponsor, provides advice to government through the Department of Industry; Training Services NSW, on vocational education and training issues. They also promote vocational education and training throughout the Hunter Region. When Nicholas finished his HSC he wanted a hands-on career. He pursued an apprenticeship in electrotechnology with AGL Macquarie, one of the largest employers of apprentices in the Hunter Region. Nicholas originally started his career in Digital Media, achieving both the Certificate IV in Interactive Digital Media and the Diploma from Hunter TAFE. Since starting the apprenticeship Nicholas has also achieved his Certificate IV in Industrial Electronics and Control, his Certificate IV in Electrical Instrumentation and his Advanced Diploma in Electrical Engineering from Hunter TAFE. The overall winners from HRATA will go on to compete at the NSW Training Awards in September, which celebrate the achievements of the best in vocational training in NSW.Nicholas hopes to achieve a scholarship to complete a degree in electrical engineering.
Minister for Skills John Barilaro has welcomed the initiative that offers 25,000 scholarships to students around NSW during his visit to Port Macquarie TAFE today. The scholarships are part of the Jobs for Tomorrow program that encourages more vocational education and training (VET) students to enrol in and complete courses in science, technology, engineering and mathematics, (STEM). "The NSW economy is growing rapidly and we are focused on educating a highly skilled workforce for the jobs of tomorrow," Mr Barilaro said. "We are delivering on our pre-election commitment to create 150,000 jobs in NSW by making it easier for students to get the skills employers want." Students training in science, technology, engineering or maths-related courses through Smart and Skilled are eligible for a $1,000 "Jobs of Tomorrow" scholarship. As part of the program, new industry partnerships will help connect STEM students to relevant work and networking opportunities during their training, while helping people already working in these fields enrol for additional STEM studies. "The addition of this industry partnership program means employers will be able to support students during training - through networking, mentoring and professional development opportunities and work experience," Mr Barilaro said. Almost 70 qualifications at Certificate IV and above are eligible for the scholarships, while current industry partners include the NSW Business Chamber, the Association of Consulting Surveyors, the Australian Computer Society Foundation and the Australian Industry Group. Contact: John Morrison
Meet our 2017 GTA winners. Emma Gibson- Trainee / Apprentice of the Year – Women in Non-Traditional Trade Certificate III in Engineering – Mechanical. Emma loves working in fitting and machining. She has enjoys the practical challenges of the fine detailed work combined with learning the theory behind her trade training at Hunter-V-Tec. Emma has been an ambassador for women in trades and is no stranger to winning awards including the 2017 HVTC Excellence Awards Woman in Non-traditional Trade Apprentice of the Year, 2016 Hunter Manufacturing Awards Apprentice of the Year and a Tradesperson Scholarship at the 2015 National Association of Women in Construction Awards. Emma has now completed her apprenticeship and continues to work as a fitter machinist. Donald Dundas- Trainee / Apprentice of the Year – Indigenous Certificate III in Plumbing Donald is an apprentice plumber who has excelled in his trade. His ability to learn quickly has seen Donald complete his apprenticeship over three years and this year won the 2017 NSW Training Awards Apprentice of the Year – Indigenous award. Donald prides himself in providing quality work and being a leader in his community. He has worked with local youth in boxing and wants to inspire the young people around him to achieve and seek out similar opportunities that have been afforded to him. A natural leader, role model and proud family man we salute Donald on his high achievements to date. Thomas Chapman- Trainee / Apprentice of the Year – Disability Thomas has had a lot of obstacles to overcome in his life, however he has always had a passion for motor vehicles and decided from an early stage in school that he wanted to pursue a mechanical apprenticeship. Thomas finished Year 12 at school in 2016 and had already undertaken a VET course in Automotive that allowed him to start his apprenticeship with a sound understanding of the trade. Outside of work, Thomas continues his motor vehicle passion and has worked on and rebuilt several vehicles including his pride and joy a restored Mini that he uses for travel each day. We are all very much looking forward to watching Thomas complete his full apprenticeship over the coming years. Holly Bourke - Trainee / Apprentice of the Year – School Based Certificate II in Business Services Holly is completing her Business Services School Based Traineeship. Throughout her studies, Holly has consistently shown her drive and determination and is well on her way to a long and successful career in the banking and finance industry. Holly is an extremely dedicated young lady who is a role model for other students and is a great example of how opportunities like school based traineeship can really mould a young person's life. Holly is an excellent ambassador for not only GTES, the Commonwealth Bank, TAFE and Inverell High School, but is also a great advocate for the TVET program as a whole. Congratulations to all our winning apprentices.
The kitchen facilities are so good that TAFE's local competitors also use them. Kudos to Mudgee for sharing their toys with the kids next door After seeing all the wonderful work being done across TAFE Illawarra, I couldn't wait to jump into the car to make some new friends in a different part of the state. And with nine other Institutes to pick from, I was certainly spoiled for choice. So where did my travels take me in Round 2 of the great TAFE Road Trip? Four words – Go West, Young Man. (Okay, young-ish man.) After a leisurely drive from Sydney, my first port of call was Mudgee. Mudgee TAFE is a large and very well-equipped campus. As hospitality is one of their strongest areas, they have the most amazing training kitchens. In fact, the kitchen facilities are so good that TAFE's local competitors also use them. Kudos to Mudgee for sharing their toys with the kids next door. Something there should be more of everywhere. Engineering is another big industry area that Mudgee TAFE does very well. Walking into the electrical facilities at Mudgee was like being transported to a WorldSkills arena – a large space with a row of separate booths against the walls in which apprentice sparkies can individually practise the ins and outs of their trade. It's a great learning environment. Was it embarrassing that I had trouble finding the light switch? Similarly, the hydraulics training facilities took my breath away. Hydraulics, which is basically oil or air under pressure, is everywhere in our society – in cranes, elevators, trucks, braking systems, in fact most large machinery – so it was interesting seeing it laid out bare and basic in the form of a large training rig. Just right for some serious "hands-on" learning. I was also mighty impressed with the automotive facilities. Not only is the garage as well-equipped as the rest of the campus, but the TVET automotive students from Mudgee High School have no shortage of real cars on which to hone their skills. Local abandoned cars that are still unclaimed after six months are given to TAFE Western, including Mudgee TAFE's training garage. Pulling a car to pieces and then reassembling it (over and over again) is surely the best way to learn exactly how it all works. Moving further along, I caught up with some carpentry pre-apprenticeship students, whose work includes some pretty awesome chook houses. The guys are justifiably proud of their work, but they still couldn't be persuaded to do some chook impersonations for the camera. A couple of the students have already secured apprenticeships with local carpenters and builders, which is great. For the other students, this course actually shortens the time spent away from the job site by pre-loading the TAFE component prior to entering the workforce. Great for the student and great for the employer! Starting at Mudgee, and something that was a feature throughout TAFE Western Institute, was the concept of naming meeting rooms. TAFE Western works in close partnership with local Aboriginal communities, and invites representatives from those communities (usually Elders) to name the meeting rooms with a name that honours both their language and their people. Nice one. After my whirlwind tour of the great facilities at Mudgee it was time to jump back into the car again and make some more tracks. Next stops – Dunedoo and Gilgandra.
Automotive workers will continue to be in high demand for decades to come Many predicted that, come the 21st century, we'd be getting from A to B via jet packs, hovercraft or teleporters. However, the internal combustion engine has managed to retain its central place in our society, resulting in a huge number of automotive jobs still being available 105 years after the first Model T rolled off the production line. These jobs can be divided into the following four broad categories. Level 1 There are plenty of automotive positions available for those with minimal or no educational qualifications. Service station attendants, tyre or windscreen fitters, bicycle technicians, vehicle detailers, delivery drivers, car salespeople, car rental officers, car park attendants and taxi, bus, truck and train drivers all essentially learn on the job (sometimes after completing a short course to master the use of certain equipment). But if you're interested in becoming an industrial spray painter, radiator repairer, vehicle serviceperson or forklift operator you'll probably need to get a qualification from your local TAFE. Level 2 To get one of these positions you usually need a skill level equal to a Certificate III or IV, at least three years' relevant experience or to be doing an apprenticeship. Most types of mechanic – light engine, light vehicle, motorcycle, heavy vehicle, brake and automotive – fall into this category as do marine and aircraft maintenance engineers. Panel beaters, vehicle body builders, exhaust fitter and repairers, engineering pattern makers and engine reconditioners are some of the other positions also in this category. To qualify for these types of jobs you will almost always need to do a TAFE NSW course. Level 3 These are highly skilled jobs that require a diploma or advanced diploma from TAFE, a Registered Training Organisation or, more rarely, a university. Jobs in this category include mechanical engineering associate, army soldier technician, air force technician, navy technical sailor, transport administrator and electrical engineering associate. Level 4 If you want to be mechanical, mechatronic, industrial or electrical engineer you'll need a bachelor degree from a university. While lots of industries are being disrupted by technological change, mankind's long-running and still-passionate love affair with motorised transport suggests that automotive workers will continue to be in high demand for decades to come.
TAFE NSW's long-awaited, state-of-the-art new Transport Technology hub was officially opened on Monday 12 September at Wetherill Park. The Centre has been built in conjunction with industry companies who are also potential employers of TAFE graduates. Covering a 4000sq metre area, the new facility also boasts some innovative technological features such as moveable power points, tool boxes that record which items have been removed from them and in-floor exhaust extractors. Wide-screen TVs have been mounted across the main training area for students to display information from their classes, something that means lugging around heavy textbooks is a thing of the past. "It will make things easier and we will be able to learn more efficiently," Jade Gill, a third year heavy vehicle apprentice told the Fairfield Advance. Now that the Transport Technology Centre has been launched, TAFE NSW is working on its next big learning hub – an engineering facility of a similar scale.
Chapter 2 of 5 It was some of the hardest construction work I've ever done and I've never sweated so much - a combination of hard work and humidity In October 2013, Troy Everett, head teacher of Building and Construction, Civil Engineering, Surveying and Mapping at TAFE Illawarra, volunteered to help with the construction of new toilets in a remote village in one of the world's poorest countries. What he encountered there left him "changed forever". Following are excerpts from his journal. 12 October 2013 The food has been quite good. There's rice with every dish and they also have different types of curried vegetables and Dahl. Breakfast is my favourite as it's usually this dish called roti; fantastically spiced potato and onion with a wrap type bread, freshly cooked over a stone. On the job site about two feet of water had infiltrated the excavation. Luckily the banks had held, with the added support of bamboo props. We started bailing out the water. Timing on the next stage was critical, as we needed to get the next ring on and grouted into place so that it was watertight. It was some of the hardest construction work I've ever done and I've never sweated so much - a combination of hard work and humidity. We decided to work late. There was a Hindu festival the next day and no-one's supposed to work. The equivalent of our Christmas so it's quite a big deal. In Bangladesh there are about 80% Muslims but up north here there are a lot more Hindus. After work we trudged back to the compound and enjoyed a shower before we met at Agit's house then walked into Bencali. There we negotiated a rickshaw ride to a nearby village. The ride was incredible with rickshaws, bikes and overloaded trucks in both directions making an interesting game of dodge. Have to admit I was holding on tight and had more than a few scary moments. At every hill, the person on the back had to jump off and push. It was so serene in the rural areas, with moonlight across rivers and rice fields. It's hard to believe I'm really here. After riding through a few side streets we went into a building where there was a lot of doof-doof music. Like a rave party but with that distinctive Bollywood horn type sound. Inside there was a light show, shining onto the statues of the Hindu deities - mainly Shiva but also some weird looking girls with hairy eyebrows and even one with a Freddie Mercury mo. It was pretty funky to be playing this music and the disco lights shining on their gods. I don't think Jesus would stand for anything like this. We then hopped on the rickshaws again and went to another place. This time we were treated like VIPs. It's really strange to have thousands of bewildered eyes staring at you. Some come up and just want to touch you. This time the statues were really shiny and the second was quite gruesome with a four-armed woman killing a big muscly grey guy. There was also a half man half elephant dude watching on. The statues were made from raw materials out of the ground, a good effort because they looked incredibly real. After the festival they throw all the statues into the river and they go back to the earth. Nice one, I like it. They're really into their gods here. Nearly every residence has a shrine of some sort and often you can be walking through the bush and come across a random mini temple or shrine. Even the toilets we're building have to be facing a certain way. They think it's bad karma to expose your bum in the direction of their deities who live in the east. True story. I found a stall that had a mini bronze statue of the weird looking god in the hall. I thought it might look good in the travel cabinet at home. After this we made tracks and went back to Apu and Agit's home for a late supper. It was nice, I feel an affinity with Agit. He is a very wise older guy who oozes charisma, reminds me a lot of Imran Khan. I had a feeling he and I were going to get along well. Read Chapter 1 here. Read Chapter 3 here. Read Chapter 4 here. Read Chapter 5 here.
Mum first taught me to sew clothes for my Barbie dolls when I was little. And I remember being so happy when I got my first sewing machine for my 16th birthday Q: What do you do if you're having doubts that your course of study is right for you? A: Do the TAFE NSW Career Quiz Hunter TAFE student Sally Paull certainly found this to be a good idea. With a few simple clicks of the mouse, she experienced a profound shift in her mindset. And her career path. "I was always good at maths and science so I thought engineering would be ideal," she said. "But after studying engineering for two years, I still wasn't sure about it. So I took a year off to decide that I wanted to do." It was only when Sally took the TAFE NSW Career Quiz that she realized she had a passion for fashion. "I found out about the Diploma of Fashion Design," she said. "After looking into the course I found that it really excited me and I applied as soon as I could." The discovery of this latent passion was something that took Sally completely by surprise, especially after two years of engineering. But the TAFE NSW Career Quiz doesn't lie. "I wouldn't say I've really been attracted to the world of fashion, I never read magazines or follow fashion trends," she said. "But I've always had a passion for making and sewing. Mum first taught me to sew clothes for my Barbie dolls when I was little. And I remember being so happy when I got my first sewing machine for my 16th birthday." In her relatively short time in the fashion world, studying at Newcastle Campus in Tighes Hill, Sally's simmering talents and skills have already been recognized. In June she won the wearable art section of the Tamworth Australian Fashion Awards (TAWFA) with her 90% Merino woolen outfit. With a theme of ‘tribal', Sally drew inspiration from Princess Mononoke, a 1997 Japanese anime film about the spirit of the forest. "The main character in the film goes on a spiritual journey to save his community and that was my aim to capture that journey in the coat and pants," she said. The principal purpose of TAWFA is to showcase the use of merino wool by fashion designers and students, both national and international, while educating them on the qualities of wool as a fashion material. "Really quite eye opening" was how Sally described the experience of working with wool, something she'd never even considered before. "It didn't seem like a very versatile material and I'd only ever thought of it as being used for jumpers and suits," she said. "Throughout my project I learned how many different types of wool fabrics there are now. I've ended up with quite a collection of them as a result of all the different fabrics that went into my coat." Sally would like to stay in the fashion industry and reports that she's loving every aspect of her studies with Newcastle TAFE. "I'd be happy with any career in the industry," she said. "Ideally I'd love to work locally in the Newcastle/Hunter area. A friend and I are working on plans to possibly start our own business." Kick start your career in fashion design by studying a Diploma of Applied Fashion Design and Technology
The work of a civil engineer is often varied, interesting, challenging, and extremely rewarding, as you get to use both your brain and your hands What exactly does a civil engineer do? A civil engineer designs, builds and maintains construction projects including buildings, roads, bridges, dams and other necessary infrastructure. Often this also involves adapting infrastructure systems like energy and water supply, waste networks and flood defences to keep them running efficiently. Simply put, a civil engineer almost literally shapes the world we live in. The work of a civil engineer can take place in all kinds of environments, including offices, laboratories, studios, outdoors or underground. Wherever there's some kind of infrastructure that needs to work, a civil engineer isn't too far away. So, what do you have to do to become a civil engineer? Firstly, there are a couple of check boxes you'll probably need to tick from the outset. Most importantly you'll need to be reasonably good at maths and science, as your work will require a lot of calculus and understanding of scientific principles. It'll also be helpful if you enjoy problem-solving, designing things and have an analytical mind. To become a civil engineer you'll also need some kind of formal qualification. The Cert IV in Civil Construction Design course currently offered by TAFE NSW is a good start as it begins with the basics and has no entry requirements. It's also a popular pathway to the Diploma of Civil Construction Design. Did you know you can begin your TAFE studies while you're still at school? This is through the TVET program. TVET stands for "TAFE-delivered vocational education and training" and covers many industry areas relevant to engineering such as Metal and Engineering, Electrotechnology, Automotive, Construction and Information and Digital Technology. It means you can learn valuable workplace skills and gain hands-on experience while you're still at school. The TVET program has been developed by the Board of Studies and can count towards your HSC. Upon completion of your TVET course you'll be awarded a Certificate qualification or statement of attainment, which is nationally accredited and recognised. If you're interested in starting your training while still at school, speak to a career advisor either at your school or your nearest TAFE NSW college. The work of a civil engineer is often varied, interesting, challenging, and extremely rewarding, as you get to use both your brain and your hands. It's also a vocation that's usually very well paid. So what are you waiting for?
Students of all courses can benefit from a study group Study groups can be a great way to learn, collaborate, share notes, revise, cram for exams, solve problems and improve team-working skills, which is good practice for the workplace. However, a poorly run study group can be a waste of time, which is why it's important to follow a few simple rules. Try to make sure your group is made up of people who are as enthusiastic as you are, who turn up to lectures and who take notes. Limit the size of the group to between four and six people and set ground rules early. Make sure you all agree on the structure. For example, when and where you meet, and the agenda should be decided in advance. Choose one person each time to lead the group (this is a great way to learn the skill of chairing a meeting). You might choose a tough problem to work through – one where group knowledge will help solve it faster – or you could discuss possible exam questions to benefit from the group's shared knowledge. Use the study group to test each other by asking people to explain key concepts in their own words. Students of all courses can benefit from a study group, but it's especially useful for subjects with complex theories, like engineering or government administration, as well as subjects where discussing different approaches can really enhance your knowledge base, like youth work or hospitality. Make sure everybody comes prepared with notes, textbooks and ideas at the ready, and work hard to ensure everybody gets to contribute. It's easy for one person to dominate group activities, so have a rule that everybody has to contribute at least once during the session. People have different learning styles and might need time to process their thoughts before discussing them, so it's a good idea to reserve time for working in pairs as well as five minutes of solo work. Playing to everyone's strengths will help ensure that each student benefits in the long run. Finally, if you find there's an imbalance in the group – for example, if you're the one always sharing your notes or teaching the others, or if you find that the group doesn't get much done – don't drag your feet about leaving it. Your time is precious, after all. If you're looking to join or start a study group, your TAFE NSW lecturers may be able to put you in touch with other like-minded students. Similarly, the student association at your campus may be able to help.
In the six months to 30 June 2014, there were over 3,600 course enrolments by women in non-traditional trades The theme for International Women's Day this year is "Making it happen". This is an appropriate theme for an organisation such as TAFE NSW, which has been focused on achieving practical outcomes for its students for over 120 years. TAFE NSW has a proud record of gender equality and providing opportunities for women. This is a natural fit with our core value of accessible quality education and training for everyone. There are many ways in which TAFE NSW today is making it happen for gender equality. The ‘Women of Aviation Day' is an exciting opportunity for women to consider a career as a pilot. Being held tomorrow, Saturday 7 March, at Bankstown Airport, the event provides flight training for the Diploma of Aviation and is hosted by Sydney Flight College, in partnership with Sydney TAFE. Initiatives like this aim to encourage more women into the traditionally male-dominated industry. Another example is Women in Trade Readiness. This five-day program, coordinated by South Western Sydney Institute (SWSi) in a number of trade areas throughout 2014, offered young women the opportunity to gain first-hand experience in a trade. The program was part of an agreement between SWSi and Women NSW (part of the Department of Family and Community Services) and covered many traditionally male-dominated areas such as plumbing, bricklaying, automotive and metal engineering. On International Women's Day last year, TAFE NSW announced a number of new fully-funded enrolled nursing scholarships for indigenous women. We currently have six women working their way towards successful completion. There's no underestimating the life-changing opportunity that these scholarships represent for their recipients. A review of the TAFE NSW enrolment figures over recent years shows that our organisation's long track record of gender equality continues to grow. For example, between 2009 and 2013 total enrolments by women at and above the Certificate III level increased by 45 per cent, while enrolments by women at and above the Diploma level increased by 74 per cent. In the six months to 30 June 2014, there were over 3,600 course enrolments by women in non-traditional trades, including in such diverse areas as building and construction, firefighting, boilermaking and heavy vehicle operations. In societies today, across the globe, a lack of access to education is the starting point for many different forms of inequality. As a leading provider of vocational education and training, TAFE NSW plays a crucial role in supporting women to break new ground both personally and professionally, across NSW and beyond. Happy International Women's Day 2015.
You've heard the old saying, "you are what you eat". But did you know that your subconscious is made up of the external factors we expose our brains to? Research from MIT states that "thoughts" are directly triggered by external stimuli-a feather brushing your skin, seeing these words on the computer screen, hearing a phone ring. Each of these events triggers a series of signals in the brain" (MIT School of Engineering, 2014). This means that our thoughts are manipulated by the books we read, the films we watch and the TV we binge on! We want to help you Spring Clean your thoughts. Have a think about your long term goals. What you would like to achieve through study? How would you like to be perceived by others? Then begin to absorb content that represents this ideal. To get you started we've compiled a list of our top five most inspiring books to add to your reading list: How to win friends and influence people by Dale Carnegie First published in 1936, this self-help book will teach you one of life's most important lessons – How to deal with people. From the art of delivering criticism without causing the receiver to have a meltdown (yes, it's certainly an art), to getting your point across without offending everyone in the room and the elusive skill of winning people over (without relying purely on your good looks). This book is a must read. You can thank us for the recommendation later. The Innovator's Dilemma Clayton Christensen Steve Jobs had this bestseller on his bookshelf. Author Clayton M. Christiensen explores why most companies miss out on new waves of innovation... (*cough* Blockbuster). He explains that unless business owners evolve they will be pushed aside by new and innovative companies... (*cough* Netflix). This book will help you to think beyond the bounds of the status quo. The monk and the riddle Komisar Komisar If you've ever considered starting your own business then this book is a must read! Komisar has worked with a number of companies including Apple, Lucas Arts Entertainment (the gaming division of George Lucas's empire), and WebTV. He has come to a rather startling conclusion: if you can't see yourself doing this business for the rest of your life, don't start it. So what's the secret to success you may ask? Passion and bucketloads of it! The magic of thinking big David J. Shwartz Find that you're coming up with excuses to put something off a little more often than you'd like? Do you procrastinate despite your best intentions? Do you get stuck on the small details instead of focusing on the big picture? If so, this book will change your life. Some of the many lessons you'll learn from this bestseller are how to think and dream creatively, make your attitudes your allies, get the action habit, and think like a leader. This book is a personal favourite of mine :) I highly recommend it. The Art of non-conformity Chris Guillebeau Based on author Chris Guillebeau's popular blog, this book will leave you wanting to live your life for you and not the expectations of your parents, teachers, friends or society. Guillebeau will give you the tools needed for setting goals, working hard and honouring the authentic you. Have you read any inspiring books lately? Share your favourites in the comments below.
"From business and commerce degrees, to engineering and technology degrees, as well as a range of creative and educational degrees, TAFE NSW has something for nearly every area of interest." And while many institutions offer a variety of great degrees, for many reasons, studying a degree with TAFE NSW is a far better option. Below are just 6 of the ways that you can succeed by studying a degree at TAFE NSW. 1) You can be happier Life satisfaction is about being happy within your life. It is the kind of satisfaction that is present when we consider our previous achievements and how they can shape our futures.You too, can be happy with your future prospects, knowing that TAFE NSW has received the second highest score for overall graduate satisfaction when compared to universities in NSW, with a massive score of 87%. (Source: www.qilt.edu.au) 2) You can be better skilled Our students can find themselves far more prepared for the world of work with the strong emphasis we place on a hands-on approach to skills training. Our Teachers are all industry professionals, meaning that The TAFE NSW skills training methods are up to date on the latest industry trends - so much so that universities come to us to teach their students practical techniques. We also have built-in internships and workplacements that enhance your employability and career prospects. 3) You can get more attention Many studies over the years have shown that there is an increase in student achievement as class sizes are reduced. Our smaller classes allow teachers to be even more focussed on their students, and helps guarantee that you'll never be just a number at TAFE NSW. We practice a personalised approach that gives you greater access to quality education, as well as facilities that have been designed with you in mind. 4) You can be recognised Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) is a process of acknowledging previously completed qualifications, skills, knowledge or experience relevant to your course. This may reduce the amount of learning required and allow you to achieve your qualification faster. Additionally, TAFE NSW has Credit Transfer arrangements with Higher Education Providers for more than 150 TAFE NSW courses to articulate into nearly 3,000 degrees in top Australian Universities. 5) You can be more connected Research has shown that interacting with others in ways that foster high-quality connections can improve morale, creativity, commitment, learning and engagement. TAFE NSW has over 25,000 employer connections around the state, as well as teachers who are also practicing experts within their field. So not only will you become a more invigorated student, but with our strong industry ties and job placement solutions, you can also get a head start after you graduate, or even while you're still studying. 6) You can be wherever suits you Not everyone is able to study a degree during typical work hours at university classrooms within the major cities. Thankfully TAFE NSW offers nationally recognised degrees at 17 different locations around the state, as well as online. While some of our degrees offer a mix of classroom and online delivery to allow you to balance your studies around your other commitments, some TAFE NSW degrees are able to be fully studied online, whenever and wherever it best suits you. For more information see our Bachelor Degree information on our website. #BeAmbitious
Walking through the carved sandstone proscenium into these stylish and elegant surrounds is like stepping back in time It's baaaaack. After a couple of months break, the great TAFE NSW Road Trip continues. This time it's the South Western Sydney Institute (SWSi) area that's marked out on the map. And this time I won't be travelling alone. I'm bringing along my two social media colleagues, Ruth and Gary, to keep me company and to assist with finding the best pit stops for coffee. SWSi is made up of 10 colleges and eight specialist training centres, covering an extremely culturally diverse chunk of the Sydney metro area. And with students hailing from a staggering 184 different countries (count ‘em), that diversity is certainly reflected in the Institute's student body. Our first visit was to Miller College. This leafy campus is surprisingly quiet given its location on busy Hoxton Park Road. Its course list is extensive; Plumbing, Engineering and Electrical, Business Administration, Information Technology, Vocational Access and Outreach, and many others. Its signature area, however, is Building and Construction. Testament to this is a section of the Building and Construction Faculty, which has been beautifully restored by talented Federation & Restoration students. The timber panelling, stained glass windows and painted ceiling rosettas evoke a nostalgic 1930s art deco feel. Walking through the carved sandstone proscenium into these stylish and elegant surrounds is like stepping back in time. We had a good yarn with teacher, John Wade. John has been teaching for seven years and is very passionate about what he does. He let us join a Cert IV Building Studies class. The students, only a few weeks into their course, ranged in age from 18 to mid-40s. And notably, they were all male. This reflects the building industry itself, which is still mostly male-dominated, although there's a concerted push by both TAFE and the state government to encourage more women into the industry. "The women who are already in the construction industry tend to be in management and supervisory roles, as they're generally very good organisers," John told us. He also talked about ‘Women on the Go' a new initiative aimed primarily at younger women. The program is designed to broaden their basic household maintenance skills with things like changing washers. We also met Anthony, a Cert IV Building and Construction graduate who's now studying for his Diploma in Construction. Even with a family background in the building industry, Anthony told us that he was "pretty scared" when he first started his studies, but he ended up really enjoying the experience. "I love the practical aspect of the courses here," he said. "You actually learn the things that you really do need to know, so you're applying your knowledge when you're on the job." The Cert IV in Building and Construction is now an industry licensing requirement and the starting point for the education process in the building industry. Traditionally you had to have a trade background, but now the Cert IV students have no prerequisite for the course. John Quine, Head Teacher of Building and Construction, gave us a guided tour of the College's huge customized training facility. Mini ‘house' frames and ceiling trusses are arranged in rows throughout the large concrete-floored space, giving the students the opportunity to practise necessary skills like the installation of windows. This warehouse-sized facility is the shining jewel in Miller College's crown, and John was unable to disguise his pride in it as he showed us around. The space is a prime example of how TAFE facilities are designed to simulate real work situations and environments, giving students the opportunity to apply their skills in a practical way. On our way back to the car, we stopped to admire a handmade garden bench that was displayed in the foyer. "A group of my students made that," John told us proudly. "They were mostly from fairly disadvantaged circumstances. But over the weeks as their skills and knowledge grew, I could see the transformation it made to their confidence levels. Now they feel the world is just brimming with possibility." Another win for Miller. And for TAFE.
They understand that we're giving our time and efforts to try and help and learn off each other It's Philanthropy Week, which celebrates kind deeds and the people who do them. Here are five philanthropic examples of people who have used their TAFE-trained skills to do their bit to change the world. Troy Everett, TAFE Illawarra teacher In October 2013, Troy Everett, Head Teacher of Building and Construction, Civil Engineering, Surveying and Mapping at TAFE Illawarra volunteered his time and skills to help with the construction of new toilets in a remote Bangladesh village. For a week and a half Troy and a small handful of colleagues did back-breaking construction work in drenching humidity. Heavy downpours kept flooding the building site. There were frequent power outages, not to mention language barriers, food poisoning, a Monsoonal cyclone, cold showers and even some massive open air dance parties and light shows. For Troy and his colleagues it was all part of the Bangladeshi experience. And their efforts didn't go unnoticed. "I can sense the locals' appreciation of us coming here," Troy wrote in his journal. "They understand that we're giving our time and efforts to try and help and learn off each other. They know we're choosing to be away from our loved ones and all the privileges we'd usually enjoy." (You can read more excerpts from Troy's journal here.) Cootamundra nursing students, Riverina Institute A group of 20 nursing students in Cootamundra raised over $4,000 for the Burrumbuttock Hay Runners. Although the fundraising effort was part of the students' course work where they were assessed on their ability to work together as a team towards a common goal, they threw themselves into it with a passion and dedication that indicated a true level of philanthropy was also at work, driving their efforts. The students decided that the Burrumbuttock Hay Runners were a worthy cause as they volunteer their services providing hay to drought-stricken farmers and had no other form of funding behind them. The students then organised a wood raffle, scoring five loads of wood donated from various local sources. Mudgee Skills for Employment and Education (SEE) students, TAFE Western In June 2015 a group of Skills for Employment and Education (SEE) Program students at Mudgee TAFE raised $6,800 for the region's homeless at an art auction. With the help of TAFE Teacher Helen Doble, the group collected more than 60 works from local artists to sell at a special event. These students were themselves no strangers to the experience of homelessness – their own first and second-hand experiences of sleeping rough inspired their desire to launch a campaign to raise awareness of this important issue. The money raised by the art auction went directly to Mudgee's Specialist Homeless Service for the purchase of 100 sleeping bags. Some of the funds also assisted with emergency and temporary accommodation. James Gibbins, Sydney TAFE teacher In March 2015, ophthalmic optics teacher at Randwick TAFE, James Gibbins, and his son Daniel spent three weeks in some remote villages on Fiji's northern island of Vanua Levu, donating high quality reading glasses to the locals he thought needed them the most. The glasses were made by Certificate IV in Optical Dispensing students at Randwick TAFE. Stacey Bachelor, Sydney TAFE student Known as "the bearded barber", Stacey studied a seven-week barbering course at Sydney TAFE so that he could give free haircuts and beard trims to homeless men. This was a far cry from his usual life as a corporate account manager. "I just wanted to give back a little," he told the ABC last year, when asked about his philanthropic mission. "My mum had been volunteering for years. I have always liked hair and my mates suggested it. I have learnt that the smallest things make a change. The haircut's one thing, trimming a beard takes you 30 seconds... but they're cool guys, you know. It's just sad that people don't see it that way sometimes. If they did, people would think very differently about the homeless guy in the street."
Digital Media now allows us to explore and reinterpret our world in so many ways, as well as share all our knowledge and experiences in real time Okay let's just say it. The digital media world is so vast and complex that it's capable of sometimes intimidating even the most tech savvy among us. From cloud based to Snapchat to terabytes to hackathons, even its lingo can give us the jitters. Luckily for us we have our own digital guru, TAFE NSW Digital Media teacher, David Bartolo, to explain the ins and outs, eccentricities and commandments to us. It would be selfish to keep David's expertise to ourselves, so we've invited him to share his knowledge with you. But first we'll get to know a bit about him – what attracted him to digital media, his personal and professional journey along the way and how he came to be a TAFE NSW teacher. Over to you, David... How and why did you first get into digital media? I was always interested in media such as animation, sound, filmmaking and also in computers. Having completed an Engineering degree and focusing on my technical skills, I wanted to explore my creative side further. I studied Communications, and recently completed a Masters in Interaction Design and Electronic Arts. I found the best way to get into digital media was to create it - practice and refine. Why are you passionate about digital media? What is your specific interest? Digital Media in the current technological era is magical – I remember when to edit sound or film required sticky tape and a sharp blade. Digital Media now allows us to explore and reinterpret our world in so many ways, as well as share all our knowledge and experiences in real time. My particular interest is in creating meaning through interaction – interaction design and also creating a bridge between the technical and the creative. I think we are so lucky now that tools are available to teach coding and interacting with hardware, and that the cost is reasonably low. Tell us a bit about your career background and why you became a teacher I worked as an Electrical Engineer for a number of years, but always had a passion for explaining – I see my main role as trying to explain the world from my perspective as well as try to understand it from others' perspectives – one of the joys of teaching is learning, every time I facilitate a class. In your career, what are you most proud of? I always found it hard to stand in front of a group of people and talk, so to feel comfortable doing that is one of my proudest achievements. I received a Premier's Scholarship in 2011 which enabled me to travel the world looking at mobile technologies, which was pretty special. Generally I am proud to be able to bridge the technical/creative space and help others to do the same. What do you see in the future of digital media? Digital Media is becoming invisible – it is becoming like electricity, sitting in the background of everything we do. As technology increases exponentially so will the ease with which we can interact with everyday devices. The Internet of Things (IoT) will see us move from this first small step of engaging with the virtual world into a world where the physical and virtual are merged. This will bring a host of problems to be considered such as security, but the world of the near future will be infinitely more connected than now. What content should we expect from you? Digital Media pervades every aspect of our lives now. I will be covering a whole range of areas, from new technologies and approaches, through approaches to education, Internet of Things, interesting snippets, games – a broad brush of content. Are you considering a career in Digital Media? Check out one of our many Digital Media courses such our Diploma of Digital Media Technologies.