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This short course is for people working in the early childhood education and care sector who wish to gain knowledge and skills related to leadership and management.
This fully subsidised program is customised for people who wish to develop their leadership and communication skills for their current and/or future roles. This short course is ideal for individuals who may be currently leading a team and wish to develop innovative skills and knowledge for the purpose of achieving high levels of performance and workplace commitment.You will learn how to communicate effectively with team members, lead your team towards the successful achievement of organisational goals and objectives, coach and mentor team members, implement the operational plan and ensure team members are active in this process.
This course is for developing emerging leaders and for current leaders that want to increase their skills and knowledge. Learn how to apply solutions to a range of problems, and analyse and evaluate information. Our highly skilled trainers bring years of industry experience and incorporate this with innovative teaching practices to make learning engaging and current. This ensures that TAFE graduates are highly sought after in the workplace.
Yearn to be a better manager or team leader? In this 4 day workshop we teach you how to use, understand, and manage emotions in an effective and positive way in order to communicate better, reduce anxiety and stress, defuse conflicts, improve workplace relationships, empathize with others, and effectively lead teams. This Statement of Attainment in Emotional Intelligence and Teams qualification reflects the role of individuals who apply specialised knowledge and skills, together with experience in leadership and management, across a range of enterprise and industry contexts. Individuals at this level use initiative and judgement to plan and implement a range of leadership and management functions, with accountability for personal and team outcomes within broad parameters. Emotional Intelligence, Communication and Working in Teams are critical skill for modern leaders in order to enhance overall communication skills and team building skills. You will be achieving the following units of competency: BSBLDR501 Develop and Use Emotional Intelligence.BSBLDR503 Communicate in the workplace.BSBLDR502 Lead and manage effective workplace relationships.BSBWOR502 Lead and manage team effectiveness. After achieving this Statement of Attainment you can continue on to the BSB51915 Diploma Leadership & Management.
This skill set is for people newly promoted to the position of supervisor, leading hand or team leader. These competencies from the BSB Business Services Training Package meet the industry requirements for a supervisor.Articulation-------------These units provide credit towards a number of qualifications including the BSB42014 Certificate IV in Leadership and Management.Career Opportunities-----------------------Managers and leaders
This Skill Set reflects the role of individuals working as developing and emerging leaders in a range of contexts.Leadership often begins at the team leader level across a wide range of enterprise and industry contexts. Team leaders communicate effectively, ensure team performance and develop effective relationships in the workplace. Across the breadth of industry, team leaders are responsible for implementing operational plans.No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this skill set at the time of publication.
The Statement of Attainment in Managing Risks & Incidents is a practical, informative short course that covers a range of competencies including managing effective WHS consultation and participation processes, managing WHS risks and investigating WHS incidents. It reflects the role of individuals working as developing and emerging leaders and managers in a range of enterprise and industry contexts directly involved in work health and safety. As well as assuming responsibility for their own performance, individuals at this level provide work health and safety leadership, guidance and support to others. They also have some responsibility for organising and monitoring the work health and safety program of the organisation. During the course you will be achieving the following units of competency: Manage effective WHS consultation and participation processes BSBWHS502.Manage WHS risks BSBWHS504.Investigate WHS incidents BSBWHS505. Existing workers who successfully complete this Statement of Attainment in Managing Risks & Incidents are then encouraged to pursue the remaining units of the Diploma Work Health & Safety BSB51315 - a qualification designed by industry professionals, which is ideal if you co-ordinate and maintain an organisation's Work Health and Safety (WHS) program.
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Take a short course in Leadership, IT, Community Services, Beauty, Creative Arts, Construction and more. Or why not up-skill with a First Aid or RSA certification! With online or face-to-face study options available, you can study your way and finish in just a few days, weeks or months with in-demand skills.
Corporate governance To view the profiles of the TAFE NSW Commission Board, the TAFE NSW Executive Leadership Team and the Regional General Managers, please follow this link. Enterprise bargaining To read through the TAFE NSW enterprise bargaining agreement, please see here. TAFE NSW annual reports To access the latest TAFE NSW annual report, as well as the annual report archive, please click here. TAFE NSW Compendium TAFE NSW Statistical Compendium 2013. TAFE NSW Statistical Compendium 2012.
It's easy to see how our short courses can give your business a boost - and it's also easy to find the right one for you. If you can't see a course that suits your needs below, give us a call and we'll help you find the perfect one for your small business. Business Get down to business with our huge range of short courses Leadership Skills Learn how to motivate your staff to perform at their best for your business with a Leadership Skills course. Small Business Gain some savvy skills to help launch or build your small business Website Building Learn how to build your business a website that works. Spreadsheet Functions Excel your business's productivity by taking a short course in Spreadsheet Functions. Basic Bookkeeping Act like a big business by managing your small business's bookkeeping like a pro. Budget Building and Management Crunch those numbers with a short course in budget building or management. Microsoft Office Essentials Increase your business's productivity by unlocking the secrets of office software with a range of short courses Photography Learn how to capture your business's good side with ta short course in photography. Skills for Business Initiative Fee-free short courses in digital and financial literacy to help you grow your small business.
A hospitality course can lead to a number of job opportunities, from running a cocktail bar to working in silver service for five-star hotels and venues. Qualifications in hospitality can lead to a job as a services manager, hotel manager, cafe owner, concierge or bar supervisor. The average weekly salary for a services manager is $1,415. Whether you’re just starting out in your hospitality 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 Responsible Service of Alcohol, Event Management, Food Handling, Hospitality Management, Leadership and Management, Kitchen Operations and Food Safety Supervision.
Time to give yourself a professional tune up? A short course at TAFE NSW can give you the skills you may have missed along the way, or provide you with the confidence to broaden your career prospects. Have a look below or give us a call to find the perfect short course for you. RSA This course will get you behind the bar in no time. Start your career in hotels, bars and resorts today. Responsible Conduct of Gambling The sure-bet course for gaining a high-rolling career in a casino or gaming lounge. Cyber Security Learn all about tactics, techniques and procedures in catching those cyber criminals Medical Administration Learn the skills required to work in administrative and clerical positions in a medical office environment. Leadership Skills Learn how to motivate your staff to perform at their best for your business with a Leadership Skills course. First Aid Learn the necessary skills to be a lifesaver at work or play. Provide Emergency First Aid in Education and Care Settings Kids are good at hurting themselves. Get even better at fixing them up with this short course. Property Services Renovate your skills in real estate with a short course in Property Services Hospitality Essentials Gain the skills and knowledge to excel in the Hospitality industry Accounting Update your number crunching skills with an Accounting short course Beginner English Improve your reading, writing, speaking and listening skills to help you pathway
A business and management course can lead to a number of job opportunities, from running a successful call centre agency to managing major corporate business dealings. Qualifications in business and management can lead to a job as a general manager, team leader, project manager, section manager or a small business owner. The average weekly salary for a general manager is $1,956. Whether you're just starting out in your business and management 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 International Business, International Trade, Leadership and Management, Property Services, Small Business Management, Retail Management and Project Management Practice.
Located on the banks of the Murray River, Corowa’s Connected Learning Centre gives people in the region greater access to world-class education and training. The Connected Learning Centre gives 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 drone essentials to commercial cookery, and from business administration to early childhood education, 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 Corowa Connected Learning Centre. Courses available in Semester 1 2019 Building, Construction and Property Certificate IV in Plumbing and Services (CPC40912-01V03) Business and Finance Certificate III in Business Administration (BSB30415-01V02) Certificate III in Business Administration (Education) (BSB30915-01V02) Certificate III in Business Administration (Legal) (BSB31015R1-01V01) Certificate III in Business Administration (Medical) (BSB31115-01V02) Certificate IV in Human Resources (BSB41015-01V02) Certificate IV in Work Health and Safety (BSB41415-01V03) Diploma of Business Administration (BSB50415-01V02) Diploma of Work Health and Safety (BSB51315R1-01V01) Diploma of Leadership and Management (BSB51915R2-01V01) Health, Wellbeing & Community Services Certificate III in Individual Support (CHC33015-02V02) Certificate IV in Community Services (CHC42015-01V03) Diploma of Community Services (CHC52015-01V03) Tourism, Hospitality and Events Certificate IV in Hospitality (SIT40416-01V01) Certificate IV in Commercial Cookery (SIT40516-01V01) Food Handling (SITSS00050-V01) Food Safety Supervision (SITSS00051-V01) Updated 18/01/2019 Download Corowa CLC Brochure (PDF)
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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. .
Higher Education programs are delivered by the NSW Technical and Further Education Commission 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 key governance committees with responsibility for TAFE NSW Higher Education are the Academic Council 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 Academic Council The Academic Council which operates independently of TAFE NSW Higher Education 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 safeguard the academic integrity of its programs and to ensure educational objectives to be achieved. The chair of the Academic Council is Professor Joan Cooper, Higher Education Consultant and former Registrar and Pro-Vice Chancellor (Students) at the University of NSW. Other members include the Managing Director of TAFE NSW; the Head of Higher Education Standards, TAFE NSW; the Dean of TAFE NSW Higher Education; and a number of TAFE NSW academics and academics from external higher education providers. TAFE NSW Executive Leadership Team The TAFE NSW Executive Leadership Team (ELT) takes responsibility for the efficient conduct of TAFE NSW's Higher Education operations. Membership of ELT includes the Managing Director of TAFE NSW, the Chief Education and Training Officer, the Chief Financial Officer, the Chief Operating Officer, the Chief Information Officer, Chief Audit Executive, the General Manager of TAFE Digital and the Regional General Managers. 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 the network of TAFE NSW campuses stretching across NSW, TAFE NSW Higher Education is well placed to expand tertiary pathway opportunities to people across the state, 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: 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 an industry focussed learning environment. Our intentions 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.
Be a skill seeker. Take a short course at TAFE NSW. TAFE NSW short courses provide intensive training to help advance your career, update your skills and knowledge, or meet specific legislative requirements. Whether you’re looking to advance your skills, develop a new talent, or venture down a new career path, TAFE NSW has over 500 short courses to help get you there. TAFE NSW has a wide range of short courses available, across a broad range of industry areas that are designed to give you all the skills you need in the shortest possible time. Ranging in duration from a few hours to a number of months, you can study as long as you want, and when you want – during the day, in the evening or on weekends. With a wide variety of courses to choose from including Leadership, Website Building, Hair and Makeup, Community Services, Early Childhood, First Aid, Food Safety, an RSA and so much more. With online or face-to-face study options, TAFE NSW short courses are the fastest way to gain in-demand skills. Short courses include: Accredited short courses – Designed to fill a need that is not met by other qualifications. On successful completion you'll receive a Statement of Attainment that is nationally recognised. Skill Sets – Programs that contain one or more nationally recognised units of competency. On successful completion you'll receive a Statement of Attainment. TAFE Statement of Attendance programs – Developed to meet specific training needs. Training is assessed, but is not nationally recognised. On successful completion you'll receive a TAFE Certificate of Attendance. TAFE Certificates of Attendance – Developed to meet specific training needs. Training is neither assessed nor nationally recognised. On completion you'll receive a TAFE Certificate of Attendance. Discover a short course just for you Short courses for small business Whether you’re looking to grow your own small business, gain leadership or project management skills, advance your Microsoft Office skills or perhaps build your skills to design your own website, we have a wide variety of short courses to boost your business. Give yourself a professional tune up with a TAFE NSW short course. From an RSA, to First Aid, Responsible Conduct of Gambling training, Property Services or Early Childhood training, our professional development short courses will provide a boost to your abilities. Short courses for a new career If you’re looking to take your career in a new direction, a short course at TAFE NSW is a speedy way to launch you towards your goal. Gain confidence, explore new ambitions or learn how to kick-start your own business – the choices are endless! Short courses for fun Discover a new passion or rekindle an old one with a TAFE NSW short course. There are plenty of intriguing and creative courses to choose from including digital photography, hair and makeup, jewellery design, barista training or short film making. Whatever your interest, we have a short course designed to help you follow your career dreams. Short courses for returning to the workforce Learning new skills is a great way to make yourself invaluable within your current role or to help you become more employable in a new one. At TAFE NSW, we have a huge selection of short courses to help you stay up-to-date in an ever-changing world. Short courses for specialist trades Looking to sharpen your skill set? Then a specialised short course at TAFE NSW is the answer. Designed to keep you in demand by employers and to help you get ahead in your chosen field, our specialist trade short courses ensure your skills are completely up-to-date. 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. 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. Enrol at anytime Explore courses Call now on 131 601 Enquire now
The TAFE NSW Connected Learning Centre at Narrandera is a digitally enabled facility, capable of delivering world-class education and training. Offering the local community a wider range of qualifications and study choices, the Connected Learning Centre will ensure that high-quality training services continue to be accessible and that the Narrandera region has greater access employment outcomes. Be ambitious, explore the courses on offer, and enrol today at the TAFE NSW Narrandera Connected Learning Centre. Courses available in Semester 1 2019 Building, Construction and Property Certificate IV in Plumbing and Services (CPC40912-01V03) Business and Finance Certificate IV in Human Resources (BSB41015-01V02) Certificate IV in Work Health and Safety (BSB41415-01V03) Diploma of Business Administration (BSB50415-01V02) Diploma of Work Health and Safety (BSB51315R1-01V01) Diploma of Leadership and Management (BSB51915R2-01V01) Health, Wellbeing & Community Services Certificate IV in Community Services (CHC42015-01V03) Diploma of Community Services (CHC52015-01V03) Tourism, Hospitality and Events Certificate IV in Hospitality (SIT40416-01V01) Certificate IV in Commercial Cookery (SIT40516-01V01) Food Handling (SITSS00050-V01) Food Safety Supervision (SITSS00051-V01) Updated 18/01/2019 Download Narrandera CLC Brochure (PDF)
Maximising opportunities for people from culturally diverse backgrounds TAFE NSW is a place for all students throughout New South Wales to gain the education and skills you need for the jobs you want – regardless of your cultural traditions, languages or background. As almost a quarter of all Australians were born overseas, and four million of us speak a language other than English, TAFE NSW can provide you with specialised support if English is not your first language. We also have a range of other support services that may be able to help you throughout your education and training with TAFE NSW. Multicultural services at TAFE NSW We ensure that participation, completions and pathways to vocational education and employment are tailored to best serve people from Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) backgrounds. Support may include: direct support to students with language difficulties and referral to existing internal services such as counselling, libraries and course information; tutorial support for students from non-English speaking backgrounds enrolled in mainstream vocational courses; advice on Temporary Visa Holders (TVH) policy for enrolling students; advice on recognition of qualifications and training gained overseas; guidance on the use of interpreters and bilingual services; and information to students of CALD backgrounds on available courses and services at TAFE NSW to improve awareness and increase access to programs and courses. Communication skills Strong communication skills are key in all careers. TAFE NSW’s courses can help you to boost your: conflict resolution skills; job interview techniques; résumé or CV writing techniques; work-related writing, including reports; and leadership and negotiation skills. Reading, writing and mathematics services It is estimated that more than 40 percent of people in Australia need help with literacy and numeracy. At TAFE NSW, we can help with this. We offer a large range of reading, writing and mathematics courses, as well as general courses which provide essential skills for trade and advanced study skills which lead to higher education pathways. Computer skills services Computer skills are needed in all industries. From beginner’s basics to advanced information technology, TAFE NSW has the latest knowledge, including: all about emails; social media; excel spreadsheets; Microsoft Word skills; and how to use blogs, wikis, virtual meeting rooms and more. General education and employability skills If you want to be more confident applying for jobs, we have general education and employability skills courses tailored to your needs. We have an informal, friendly approach, supportive adult learning environment and genuine desire to help you succeed. We will talk with you one-on-one so that, together, we can find the right pathway to your desired future. Find out more For further information about our multicultural student support services, please contact your local TAFE NSW, by visiting with a TAFE NSW customer service officer or by calling TAFE NSW on 02 9217 4106.
Stan Grant With a Kamilaroi mother and a Wiradjuri father, Stan Grant is uniquely positioned to be the Indigenous Affairs Editor for the ABC, as well as special advisor to the Prime Minister on Indigenous constitutional recognition. He is also one of the world’s great journalists, with many major awards to his name including an Australian T.V. Logie, a Du-Pont Award, the Peabody Award, and four Asia TV Awards, including as reporter of the year. Terri Janke A Wuthathi/Meriam woman from Cairns, Terri is the Solicitor Director of Terri Janke and Company, a commercial law firm that specialises in Indigenous Cultural and Intellectual Property (ICIP). Terri is an international authority on ICIP and has written the leading protocols and ICIP models in the film, arts, museum and archival sector. She is valued mentor, an advocate for Indigenous business, an accredited mediator and governance expert.
A course in Government can allow you to provide leadership and guidance to others, and develop new practices and procedures that will improve your community or region. Working for a government organisation can be a thought provoking and meaningful career. Take advantage of a range of roles at Federal, State or Local Government level with TAFE NSW courses that are linked to the Government and Public sectors. TAFE NSW offers a wide range of courses at a number of levels to suit your needs. Whether you're just starting out in your Government career, want to upgrade your skills or simply broaden your horizons, don't wait any longer and enrol now!
Peter Lalor Peter Lalor, Manager of Aboriginal Employment Programs, NSW Police Force, epitomises TAFE NSW values. Peter was one of the driving forces behind the establishment of the Indigenous Police Recruitment Our Way Delivery (IPROWD) Program in 2008, and has been instrumental in leading the program successfully for the past 10 years. Peter’s leadership of the IPROWD Program over the past decade has garnered immense benefits for Aboriginal peoples and communities across NSW, as well as for TAFE NSW. Since 2008 more than 700 students state-wide have enrolled, with many going on to gain employment with NSW Police as sworn and unsworn officers, working in other government agencies, or gone on to further studies including Law, Teaching, Nursing and Justice Studies. Peter’s personal commitment, exceptional advocacy skills and broad networks has been pivotal to successful outcomes for Aboriginal peoples, communities and for TAFE NSW.
Located in the heart of Deniliquin, TAFE NSW’s Connected Learning Centre is an epicentre of modern education, for the people of the Edward River Council region. Utilising digitally-enabled technologies, TAFE NSW gives you access to a revolutionary learning experience, with hands-on training and world-class learning facilities. From drone essentials to commercial cookery, and from business administration to early childhood education, there’s a course to teach you the skills you need for the jobs you want. Be ambitious, explore the courses on offer, and enrol today at the TAFE NSW Deniliquin Connected Learning Centre. Courses available in Semester 1 2019 Business and Finance Certificate II in Business (BSB20115-01V02) Certificate III in Business Administration (evening) (BSB30415-01V02) Certificate III in Business Administration (day) (BSB30415-01V02) Certificate III in Business Administration (Education - Evening) (BSB30915-01V02) Certificate III in Business Administration (Education - Day) (BSB30915-01V02) Certificate III in Business Administration (Legal - Evening) (BSB31015R1-01V01) Certificate III in Business Administration (Legal - Day) (BSB31015R1-01V01) Certificate III in Business Administration (Medical) (BSB31115-01V02) Certificate IV in Business Administration (evening) (BSB40515-01V02) Certificate IV in Business Administration (day) (BSB40515-01V02) Certificate IV in Human Resources (BSB41015-01V02) Certificate IV in Work Health and Safety (BSB41415-01V03) Diploma of Business Administration (BSB50415-01V02) Diploma of Work Health and Safety (BSB51315R1-01V01) Diploma of Leadership and Management (BSB51915R2-01V01) Health, Wellbeing & Community Services Certificate III in Education Support (CHC30213-01V03) Certificate III in Individual Support (CHC33015-03V02) Certificate IV in Community Services (blended) (CHC42015-01V03) Certificate IV in Community Services (CHC42015-01V03) Diploma of Community Services (CHC52015-01V03) Certificate IV in Plumbing and Services (CPC40912-01V03) Certificate III in Fitness (SIS30315-03V01) Preparation for Work, Further Study, Pathways Certificate I in Preparation for Work and Training (10582NAT-01V01) Certificate II in Career Preparation (10584NAT-01V01) Tourism, Hospitality and Events Certificate IV in Hospitality (SIT40416-01V01) Certificate IV in Commercial Cookery (SIT40516-01V01) Food Handling (SITSS00050-V01) Food Safety Supervision (SITSS00051-V01) Updated 18/01/2019 Download Deniliquin CLC Brochure (PDF)
Get ahead while you work If you are already employed but would like to either update your skills, apply for a promotion or gain new expertise towards a change of career, TAFE NSW has a variety of flexible course options that you can commence while still in your current role. Your work experience could even count for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) or Credit Transfer which means you may be able to decrease the amount of time required for you to complete your qualification. Many of our courses are delivered entirely online through TAFE Digital, meaning you can study in your own time and at your own pace, to fit around your work and family commitments. Other courses may require full-time, part-time, flexible, on campus or in workplace study. Learn more about: Ways to study TAFE NSW courses TAFE Digital courses Enquire now and receive our Career Guide Boost your business If you are a business owner, TAFE Enterprise is the best way to upskill your staff in the skills needed specifically for your business. TAFE Enterprise offers customised and flexible training courses across all industries, helping business owners respond to market changes by growing their business through their people. TAFE Enterprise offers a range of courses that can be tailored to the specific skills shortages your business needs to address, with your employees being trained by expert industry trainers, utilising the latest industry practices and technology to deliver training wherever, whenever and however. TAFE Enterprise offers flexible, customised training across: Management and Leadership Customer Service Risk and Compliance Business Administration Human Resources Training ICT courses Marketing and Communications For more information, or to book a Training Needs Analysis, please visit TAFE Enterprise. 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. 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
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.
Located in one of Australia’s fastest growing business, cultural and residential regions, TAFE NSW Albury provides a unique pathway to university degrees and successful careers. TAFE NSW Albury is a great place to study. A place where students discover new ways of thinking and change not only their own lives, but the lives of the community around them. Our students also receive national and international recognition, enjoy state-of-the-art facilities, experience professional and dedicated staff, and immerse themselves in a stimulating and welcoming campus life.
What is AgSkilled? AgSkilled is a new vocational training program funded by the NSW Government with industry partners Cotton Australia and Grains Research & Development Corporation. It provides the cotton and grains industries with vocational training funding to increase the skills levels of existing workers and attract new people to the industry. Over the next 3 years, $14.7 million has been allocated for training. What you'll receive Training, fully subsidised by the NSW Government, pending a successful eligibility check – please see further below for eligibility criteria. Check your eligibility What courses does TAFE NSW offer that are covered by AgSkilled? Qualifications Certificate II in Agriculture (AHC20116) Certificate III in Agriculture (AHC30116) Certificate IV in Agriculture (AHC40116) Diploma of Agriculture (AHC50116) Advanced Diploma in Agribusiness Management (AHC60316) Certificate II in Cotton Ginning (LMT20407) Certificate III in Cotton Ginning (LMT30307) Certificate IV in Governance (BSB40915) WHS for Managers Certificate III in Work Health and Safety (BSB51315) Certificate IV in Work Health Safety (BSB41415) Diploma of Work Health Safety (BSB51315) Short Courses Introduction to Agribusiness Solutions Work Health and Safety for new employees Agricultural Chemical Skill Set (AHCSS00027) SOA in Enter and Work in Confined Spaces (RIIWHS202D) SOA in Enter and Work in Confined Spaces [Refresher](RIIWHS202D) SOA in Cotton Picker Maintenance SOA in Work Safely at Heights (RIIWHS204D) Elevated Work Platform Drones Holistic Management Forklift Frontend loader Excavator Heavy vehicle licence SOA in Quad Bikes 4×4 vehicles and side by side vehicles SOA in Introduction to Welding and Thermal Cutting Basic Book Keeping Business Management Business Planning Staff Management Communication Leadership Governance Commodity Marketing Risk Management Biosecurity SOA in Fumigation Operations (164-44010V01) Introduction to cotton agronomy Introduction to cereal & pulse Agronomy Introduction to On-Farm Business Management Integrated Pest Management Telescopic Handler Eligibility You must be either currently working in or seeking employment in the NSW cotton or grains industry. In addition, you must meet the following Smart and Skilled eligibility requirements of: An Australian citizen, Australian permanent resident, Australian humanitarian visa holder or New Zealand citizen Living or working in NSW No longer at school 15 years old or over Industry professionals such as agronomists, researchers and consultants are also eligible for funding in many circumstances, depending on the type of training and their level of involvement in the cotton or grain industries. Please note: a requirement of your enrolment includes providing your USI (Unique Student Identifier). The USI register is an Australia-wide registry and provides ongoing access to your records and results. You can register and obtain your USI at usi.gov.au How to Apply? Applications are open year-round. Complete an Expression of Interest (EOI) Submit your EOI to AgSkilled@tafensw.edu.au Once received, TAFE NSW will review your EOI and contact you to outline the options available to you. TAFE NSW will notify you once your application has been approved. For further information Call 131 601 or Email AgSkilled@tafensw.edu.au
Written Direction No. WDPSB17201 Approved by: General Manager, People and Safety Approval Date: 18 September 2018 Effective From: 11 December 2018 1. Introduction TAFE NSW seeks to ensure the health and safety of everyone in its workplaces. We have a duty of care for students, workers and visitors while they are at TAFE workplaces or participating in authorised activities. 2. Purpose This policy sets out our position on health and safety and what we will do to live up to our commitments and obligations under the Work Health and Safety Act 2011 and Work Health and Safety Regulation 2017. 3. Scope This Policy applies to all workers, i.e. employees and anyone else who carries out work for TAFE NSW such as contractors, on-hire workers, volunteers and others such as students and visitors, while at any TAFE workplace or while participating in any authorised activities. 4Policy 4.1 General TAFE NSW is committed to providing a safe working and learning environment for all workers, students, visitors and members of the public. We value people and will do our best to ensure their health and safety while at TAFE or when participating in TAFE activities. Hazards and risks to health and wellbeing will be eliminated, or minimized, as far as reasonably practicable. 4.2 Commitments We will: Provide active and responsible safety leadership. Ensure working and learning environments are safe and healthy. Support and promote health and wellbeing. Promote respectful conduct and take action to prevent and respond to bullying. Consult with employees, their representatives and others on how to better manage risk. Provide information, training and instruction so that our employees work safely and contribute to ensuring the safety of others. Provide programs that facilitate safe and durable return to work for employees, for both work related and non-work related health conditions. Develop a WHS Management System that includes: measurable objectives and targets; monitoring and regular reporting of our safety performance; identification and treatment of risks and legal requirements; management of incidents to minimise harm and prevent further incidents; regular reviews to ensure continuous improvement, and; recognition of health and safety innovation and success. Responsibilities Position Responsibility GM People and Safety The GM People and Safety is the Approver for this Policy Officers Senior Managers of TAFE NSW deemed to be officers under the Work Health and Safety Act 2011, have a positive duty of care to exercise due diligence, as defined in Section 27(5) of the Act, in ensuring that TAFE NSW complies with its duty under the legislation. Managers All TAFE Managers are to take action to ensure: this policy is implemented in their area of control. safe systems of work and WHS procedures and guidelines are implemented locally risks are managed so far as is reasonably practicable and that they strive for continuous safety improvement. employees and others undertaking work are supervised and receive the instruction, information and training necessary to safely perform their duties. meaningful consultation takes place with employees, their representatives and others on WHS issues. workplace incidents are reported and investigated to ascertain the circumstances leading up to the incident, and appropriate action is taken to prevent further incidents from occurring. effective emergency response plans and procedures are in place which include the provision of first aid and actions to support the resumption of normal operations. audit and other compliance requirements are complied with and appropriate document management processes are in each workplace. employees with injury or illness are managed in accordance with the Return to Work Program and other relevant guidelines. Where workplace managers are unable to ensure any of these provisions they should escalate them for appropriate action and support. All Employees of TAFE NSW Employees and others undertaking work for TAFE NSW are required to take reasonable care for the health and safety of themselves and those under their supervision take reasonable care that their acts or omissions do not adversely affect the health and safety of others comply with any reasonable instruction or lawful direction as far as they are able cooperate in following TAFE's health and safety guidelines and procedures report incidents and hazards participate in training and consultation meet their obligations to support their return to work following injury or illness Students, visitors and contractors All students, visitors and contractors, while visiting or conducting business on TAFE workplaces or participating in authorised TAFE activities are to: take reasonable care of their own health and safety, and that their acts or omissions do not adversely affect the health and safety of others follow local procedures in relation to work health and safety comply with any reasonable safety instruction or lawful direction as far as they are reasonably able report incidents and hazards Definitions Term Meaning Worker Any person working for TAFE NSW, including employees, contractors, employees of labour hire companies and students gaining work experience. Workplace Any place where work is carried out, including any place where a worker goes, or is likely to go, while at work. Related Documents This policy should be read in conjunction with the following related documents: Procedure for WHS Consultation Procedure for WHS Risk Management Procedure for WHS Incidents and Corrective Actions Return to Work Program Contacts Accountable Officer: Head of Work Health and Safety WD Officer: Manager WHS Systems and Processes Document Information and Review This policy document will be reviewed at least every three years. Record No.: PROJ18/3968 Review Due: 18 July 2021 Approval History No. Effective Approved by Amendment 1 11 December 2018 General Manager P&S Initial publication following review of previous DoE policy.
<p>To be enterprising, you need your people trained the right way. We train over 50,000 employees from all industries each year, offering customisable, flexible, expert and modern training solutions that are aligned to your specific business goals and priorities.</p> <p>So whatever your business needs for your people to be more efficient, more knowledgeable or more productive, you will find it with TAFE Enterprise.</p>
TAFE NSW Connected Learning Centre Singleton is a state-of-the-art facility providing greater access to skills training and employment outcomes to the people of the Hunter region. 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 work, health and safety to individual support and events coordination, 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 Connected Learning Centre Singleton. Courses available in Semester 1 2019 Business and Finance Statement of Attainment in Participation Skills in an Online and Digital Environment (900-80597V01) Statement of Attainment in Preparing and pitching ideas professionally (900-80598V01) Statement of Attainment in Writing for Performance (900-80600V01) Statement of Attainment in Writing for Performance (900-80600V01) Statement of Attainment in Process Payroll and Use Business Technology (900-80601V01) Certificate III in Business Administration (BSB30415-01V02) Certificate IV in Work Health and Safety (BSB41415-01V03) Certificate IV in Leadership and Management (BSB42015-01V03) Preparation for Work, Further Study, Pathways Statement of Attainment in Defence Preparation English (900-10591EV01) Statement of Attainment in Defence Preparation Maths (900-10591MV01) Certificate I in Access to Vocational Pathways (FSK10113-01V02) Tourism, Hospitality and Events Statement of Attainment in Responsible Conduct of Gambling (561-11589V02) Event Coordination (SITSS00044-V01) Responsible Service of Alcohol (SITSS00055-V01) Visitor Information Services (SITSS00061-V01) Statement of Attainment in Visitor Information Services (SITSS00061-V01) Updated 18/01/2019 Download Singleton CLC Brochure (PDF)
If you love working with children, this accredited four year teaching degree is for you. This professional degree qualifies you to work as a teacher in preschools and long day care as a four-year trained teacher, as well as preparing you for employment in other parts of the children's and family services sector. There is a strong applied learning focus to this degree so that when you graduate, you'll be prepared to work in a variety of settings day care, preschool, integrated child and family services, and early intervention services. As well as practical core units you will undertake a work placement each semester which will allow you to apply what you've learned in a real workplace setting. This is an Australian Children’s Education and Care Quality Authority (ACECQA) approved early childhood teaching qualification. More information about this course Course code: HE20510 Locations: Sydney metro: Nirimba and Randwick Regional: Shellharbour and Glendale Note that the course will only run at locations where minimum enrolment numbers are met. Duration: 4 years full time or part time equivalent Course load: Students must complete 32 class-based subjects and 8 work placement subjects and achieve 320 credit points to complete this course. Each class-based subject is worth 10 credit points. Next intake: February 2019 Course overview: The Bachelor of Early Childhood Education and Care (Birth-5) is an undergraduate qualification taught in English. The course is located at Level 7 on the Australian Qualifications Framework. The degree aims to develop early childhood teachers who can integrate theoretical knowledge into practical education and care skills in the workplace. As well as learning the skills required of an early childhood teacher, you will study child development and pedagogical practices, welfare, ethics, diversity and social justice. You will also develop knowledge and skills in management, leadership and advocacy which will extend the range of employment opportunities you will have on graduation. Further enquiries: Nirimba: firstname.lastname@example.org Randwick: email@example.com Shellharbour: illawarra.degree @tafensw.edu.au Glendale: 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; 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 have achieved English at Band 4 level or higher in your HSC. If you do not have Band 4 in English you may need to complete an IELTS test at your own expense and achieve the appropriate score as outlined in the entry requirements to be eligible for entry to this degree. 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 class-based subjects and one work placement subject 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 practical exercises, class tests, essays, reports, program plans, presentations and workplace activities. 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 Bachelor of Early Childhood Education and Care (Birth-5). Students who have completed an Australian Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care or equivalent qualification at a Registered Training Organisation (RTO) within the last ten years may be eligible for a full year of credit from the Bachelor of Early Childhood Education and Care (Birth-5). Students who have completed a three-year early childhood teacher training degree qualification, and who have current early childhood teaching experience, may be eligible for direct entry into the fourth year of the Bachelor of Early Childhood Education and Care (Birth-5). 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 $1,120 per class-based subject (a total of $35,840 for the full bachelor degree*). No tuition fees are payable for work placement subjects. 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. Find out more Course Information Brochure (PDF) Student Profile Applying and fees Academic calendar TAFE NSW degrees
<h3>What is an Enterprise Agreement and where can I find the agreements?</h3> <p>An enterprise agreement is an agreement made between an employer and its employees that covers wages and conditions of employment. Enterprise agreements are negotiated in good faith through collective bargaining.</p> <p>TAFE NSW currently has 4 Enterprise Agreements:</p> <ul> <li><a href="http://www.fwc.gov.au/documents/documents/agreements/fwa/AE404921.pdf"><em>TAFE Commission of NSW Teachers and Related Employees Enterprise Agreement 2013</em></a></li> <li><a href="http://www.fwc.gov.au/documents/documents/agreements/fwa/AE406373.pdf"><em>TAFE Commission of NSW Administrative, Support and Related Employees Enterprise Agreement 2013</em></a></li> <li><a href="http://www.fwc.gov.au/documents/documents/agreements/fwa/AE899303.pdf"><em>TAFE Commission of NSW Institute Managers Enterprise Agreement 2013</em></a></li> <li><a href="http://www.fwc.gov.au/documents/documents/agreements/fwa/AE899182.pdf"><em>TAFE Commission of NSW Teachers in TAFE Children's Centres Enterprise Agreement 2013</em></a></li> </ul> <h3>What is Enterprise Bargaining?</h3> <p>Enterprise bargaining is the negotiation process by which TAFE NSW and its employees, and the unions representing them, negotiate wages and conditions of employment. Bargaining usually occurs during a series of meetings that are held to negotiate a new enterprise agreement, which is then put to vote by all employees covered by the particular agreement.</p> <p>Enterprise bargaining usually starts where the employer agrees to, or initiates bargaining, when the current enterprise agreement is nearing, or past its nominal expiry date.</p> <h3>Who represents me in enterprise negotiations with TAFE NSW?</h3> <p>An important part of the enterprise bargaining process is your right to nominate a bargaining representative to participate in the negotiations on your behalf. There are three ways you can be represented during the negotiations:</p> <ul> <li>your union can represent you - if you are a member of a union that is entitled to represent you (for example, the AEU or the CPSU), your union will automatically be your bargaining representative for the agreement, unless you appoint another person as your representative, or revoke the union's status as your representative; or</li> <li>you can appoint a bargaining representative to represent you; or</li> <li>you can appoint yourself as a bargaining representative.</li> </ul> <h3>How long will bargaining take?</h3> <p>There is no set time for bargaining to finish, although it is in everyone's interests to reach agreement in a time frame as efficiently as possible. We do not believe it is in anyone's interest to have a long term, extended bargaining time frame.</p> <h3>How will I stay up to date?</h3> <p>We will keep you up to date with regular updates to let you know how bargaining is progressing. Frequently asked questions can be found <a href="/corporate/enterprise-bargaining/faq">here</a> or you can email the <a href="mailto:email@example.com?subject=Enterprise%20bargaining%20question%20%E2%80%93%20Administrative%20Support%20and%20Related%20Employees%20">EB team</a> your questions and we will respond to you within 2 business days</p> <h3>How can I have my say?</h3> <p>You can have your say by providing us with <a href="mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org?subject=Enterprise%20bargaining%20feedback%20%E2%80%93%20Administrative%20Support%20and%20Related%20Employees">feedback</a>. We are interested in what you have to say and will listen to your feedback and take it into account. You can also provide feedback to your manager who can also provide advice to the Bargaining Team.</p> <h3>Who can vote?</h3> <p>All employees who are covered by the current agreement and will be covered by the agreement can vote for it. You do not need to be a member of a union.</p> <h3>Do I have to vote for a new EA?</h3> <p>Every employee should have a say over their conditions and wages and the way you can do this is to stay informed and vote when the ballot is held. You aren't obliged to vote but we ask that you consider voting when the time comes to make sure your voice is heard. </p> <h3>When will I have to vote?</h3> <p>Voting for a new enterprise agreement will be managed by an independent ballot management service provider.</p> <p>Seven days before voting for an agreement you will be given a copy of the agreement and any other materials to assist in explaining the terms of the agreement and to help you with the voting process. At this stage you will also be told when, where and how the voting will take place.</p> <h3>Where can I find out more about Enterprise Bargaining generally?</h3> <p>The Fair Work Ombudsman provides <a href="https://www.fairwork.gov.au/about-us/policies-and-guides/fact-sheets/rights-and-obligations/enterprise-bargaining">general information about enterprise agreements and enterprise bargaining</a></p> <h3>How is TAFE NSW managing the bargaining across the four Enterprise Agreements?</h3> <p>Pam Christie, Managing Director of TAFE NSW has appointed Kerry Penton, Institute Director, Riverina Institute, to the position of Director Workforce Engagement to conduct the negotiations on behalf of TAFE NSW. TAFE NSW's bargaining teams are made up from representatives from all ten Institutes. Membership of the teams can be found below.</p>
<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>
Leaders and managers are always going to be in demand, regardless of the profession or industry The buzzwords ‘leadership' and ‘management' get thrown around a fair bit. Not just in the professional world but in broader society as a whole. And for good reason. They're both qualities that are highly-valued and sought after. But also, ironically, not always that easy to find. If you're interested in nurturing and strengthening your skills in this area, TAFE NSW Online is offering both a Certificate IV and a Diploma in leadership and management. The Certificate IV in Leadership and Management qualification reflects the role of individuals working as developing and emerging leaders and managers in a range of enterprise and industry contexts. They apply solutions to a defined range of predictable and unpredictable problems and also have some responsibility for organising and monitoring the output of their team. The Diploma of Leadership and Management qualification provides you with the skills and knowledge to initiate and make sound judgement in planning, organising, implementing and monitoring workloads to meet organisational requirements. You'll learn how to conduct a risk analysis, manage a project, develop an innovative work environment, implement new systems, manage workplace relationships and work towards the organisation's goals. Leaders and managers are always going to be in demand, regardless of the profession or industry. The ability to provide guidance and support, to contemplate new ideas, to think independently and to effectively evaluate information to make informed decisions is immensely valuable for any business, organisation or group.
TAFE NSW has announced that applications for nine future focused, innovative leaders to head Skillspoints will soon be closing. This is the beginning of a process that will establish a core team of 8-15 in each Skillspoint location, creating highly skilled employment opportunities in regional NSW and will enhance the local economy. Each Skillspoint location has been strategically aligned to support each region's economic growth and employment while taking advantage of industry research, innovation, capabilities and resources. "The placement of these high-level, leadership positions in regional NSW reflects the NSW Government's commitment to empowering regional NSW with revolutionary new employment possibilities," said TAFE NSW Managing Director, Jon Black. Regionally based and with a state wide focus, Skillspoints will serve as the relationship centre for industry, where TAFE NSW, business and industry come together to provide the people of NSW with the skills needed for high growth and emerging industry sectors as well as existing employer needs. SkillsPoints are a clear sign TAFE NSW has embraced the NSW Government's vision of a world-class, innovative and flexible public provider that will deliver the new capabilities and skills to support the economy and jobs of tomorrow. Growth opportunities for NSW include advanced manufacturing and environmental technologies, two areas that are known for their competitive advantage and potential for job growth. However, skill shortages will prevent these opportunities from being realised. "This is an important initiative for NSW and not only are we creating jobs and keeping local talent in the area, we are supporting regional NSW's by providing countless opportunities for the future of regional NSW," said Mr Black. Right across NSW our SkillsPoints will fuse the very best of learning design, industry innovation and economic forecasts to design learning products that meet the demands of the NSW economy for the next 40 years. Interested applicants should visit iworkfor.nsw.gov.au for more information.
Qualities such as imagination, a sense of fun and a self-deprecating sense of humour are more likely to be an advantage than a drawback for leaders in today's world. Pick up a paper, turn on a radio or switch on a TV and you're likely to find coverage of a business, political, sporting, community or religious leader. Many of us are fascinated by leaders and hope to be one in the future, but there's not a lot of understanding of what important leadership qualities are. Most people assume that a combination of ruthlessness and ambition is the way to attain a leadership position. But many great leaders rise to prominence because of positive character traits. Humility Mahatma Gandhi played a crucial role in India gaining independence from the British. Yet he lived, dressed and spoke very humbly, concentrating on elevating those around him rather than himself. Leaders with humility realise their followers are as important as they are and can inspire them to extraordinary acts, such as maintaining a non-violent struggle even when threatened with the might of the British Empire. Creativity The likes of Bill Gates, Steve Jobs and Mark Zuckerberg didn't achieve what they did due to something they learnt at business school. In fact, all of them were university dropouts. They became world-changing leaders in the field of technology because they could think outside of the box, see a future hidden to everyone else and guide people in new directions. A sense of humour Many leaders, such as Sir Richard Branson and Barack Obama, are known for having a well-developed sense of humour, both about themselves and the world in general. While it should only be indulged at the appropriate time, humour is a magic bullet that can defuse tension, relieve boredom and build a sense of team spirit. Some people shy away from pursuing a leadership position because of a fear that they will have to suppress their positive character traits and focus on their less attractive ones to reach the top. The good news is that qualities such as imagination, a sense of fun and a self-deprecating sense of humour are more likely to be an advantage than a drawback for leaders in today's world. If you're looking to change things up and build a new career in a leadership position, consider the range of TAFE NSW courses on offer.
TAFE NSW offers a range of services and courses designed to meet the needs of women looking to further their careers As more and more women succeed in traditionally male-dominated jobs, they're in a great position to offer advice to the next generation of the sisterhood. But if you expect tough talk on how to match it with the men, you might be surprised. Tina Fey is probably the best-known and best-paid female comedian in the world. The driving force behind 30 Rock and star of films such as Date Night, Fey recently made an appearance on Inside the Actor's Studio and was asked to give advice for women trying to make it in the boys' club of TV entertainment. "Always wear a bra," was her first gem. "Even if you don't feel you need it, just have it." She also advised not to eat diet food in front of other people because "it weakens you", before dispelling the conventional wisdom that women shouldn't cry in the workplace. "I find that, if it's genuine, if something is so frustrating that you cry, that actually often scares people." It seems to be a common theme, this crying. Sheryl Sandberg – chief operating officer of Facebook, author of Lean In, and the 10th most powerful woman in the world – recently told a US magazine: "I've cried at work. I've told people I've cried at work… I talk about my hopes and fears and ask people about theirs. I try to be myself – honest about my strengths and weaknesses – and I encourage others to do the same. It is all professional and it is all personal, all at the very same time." And while both Fey and Sandberg have faced their fair share of challenges, there are few occupations as demanding as politics, something Australia's first female Prime Minister knows well. Even her harshest critics have to concede that Julia Gillard is one tough operator. Her advice for other women in positions of leadership? "Always remember what's important about being there. It's very important to have a strong sense of yourself. Don't be buffeted by other people's opinions." Wise words. When Margaret Thatcher became the British Prime Minister in 1979, much was made of a woman being in such a position of power. Three decades on, having a female leader of a company or country isn't such an alien concept and, what's more, it's no longer the case that they have to replicate male management styles to get to or stay at the top. TAFE NSW offers a range of services and courses designed to meet the needs of women looking to further their careers.
Not everyone is cut out for a supervisory role in an underground coal mine, so remuneration tends to be generous So, you're interested in working in an underground coal mine… Australia's mining boom is showing no signs of losing steam any time soon. The industry therefore offers plenty of lucrative opportunities for career advancement. Formal qualifications Management If you're relatively new to the industry but interested in moving to more supervisory roles such as a mine supervisor, team leader or deputy, TAFE's Diploma of Underground Coal Mining Management is an ideal start. There are no formal entry requirements, however, while studying for this qualification you will need to be employed in an underground mine operation, or have authorised access to one. Previous experience in the mining industry will also give you a boost. And don't worry, you can study online from your mine. You don't need to be close to a Campus. Obvious desirable personal qualities here include good leadership skills and the ability to motivate and inspire others. You'll need to be responsible and reliable with good communication skills and a strong awareness of occupational health and safety policies and procedures. And no claustrophobia, of course, as you'll be spending lengthy periods of time in the earth's crust. This qualification will provide you with the necessary training to perform a broad range of activities such as supporting underground shotfiring operations (including supervising the storage and transport of explosives and accessories and conducting the blast), carrying out equipment maintenance, applying and monitoring the mine transport system and gas drainage and ventilation management plans and conducting shuttle car operations. Not everyone is cut out for a supervisory role in an underground coal mine, so remuneration tends to be generous. If you're willing to take on the unique and particular challenges of this kind of role, you'll find it an exciting and rewarding career development. Trades Underground mining operations are always in need of skilled tradespersons. With a continuing need for trade concreters, consider entering into an Australian Apprenticeship, or becoming a dual-tradie by completing the Certificate III in Concreting. Skill-Sets Statement of Attainment in Enter and Work in Confined Spaces
Around the world there are many examples of local communities empowered by tourism The theme for this year's World Tourism Day is how tourism can empower local communities. Tourism is a powerful driver of positive change across both so-called developed and less developed communities. The global tourism sector has many things to be proud of; the jobs it creates, the understanding of how others live and the preservation of the natural environment that it supports. However, if tourism is to be a positive force for change, a balance needs to be achieved between the many benefits of tourism and also its potential costs to local communities. The only sure approach to creating tourism that truly empowers local communities is one that is well informed, proactively planned and actively managed. It's essential that communities play an active role in determining the nature of tourism in their area. It's worth considering how trained tourism professionals can achieve this. Like many things in life, it begins with conversations. We need to engage with community leaders and ‘people on the street' to understand the issues they're concerned about, whether political, environmental, social, technological, legal or economic. Using this knowledge, planning and/or management options can then be explored. As tourism progresses, communities often need to be empowered through information. Key performance indicators need to be agreed upon. Data needs to be collected, analysed and distributed to allow for informed empowerment. Often this doesn't happen and great plans can quickly run off track leading to resentment and sub optimal results. Empowerment of local communities can also come through active engagement in the tourism sector. While unskilled or low-skilled employment may produce an income and some level of empowerment, embracing new skills in the sector, senior management/leadership roles and entrepreneurial opportunities can be a meaningful pathway to longer term benefits. This ideal future is most likely to come about using a collaborative approach that draws upon the combined skills and knowledge of the community, trained tourism professionals and innovative entrepreneurs. Around the world there are many examples of local communities empowered by tourism. In Australia some of the best case studies are those where Indigenous Australians are intimately involved in the planning, management and delivery of tourism experiences in their country. Often this involves traditional owners combining their skills and knowledge of the landscape with the technical needs of management, tour guiding and the like. In these cases balance is achieved and the community is empowered through its management role, skills development and employment. The bonus for visitors is that they get the genuine experience they desire from a community that is passionate and proud about the destination they are presenting. For this year's World Tourism Day, Sydney TAFE Tourism students, teachers and alumni will be celebrating with a 13km hike of the Coastal Trail from Bundeena to Jibbons Head and Wattamolla Beach. We have the honour of being accompanied by the legendary Dave Wright, an Aboriginal Discovery Ranger employed by NSW National Parks. He will emphasise how the Aboriginal people, the oldest culture in the world, used sustainability to improve their communities for over 60,000 years and how those same lessons can be used to benefit communities today. This event has been supported by the National Parks & Wildlife Service and sees the beginning of more positive engagement for the future between Sydney TAFE Tourism and National Parks, both communities themselves. It's also promoted on the World Tourism Day website as one of three to be held in Australia. Participants at this event will also pick up all rubbish along the way to demonstrate the importance and benefits of social responsibility. The immediate objective is to leave the trail and beach in a better state than before. The overall objective is much bigger - to inspire tourism students to view their future tourism careers as an opportunity to make a positive change in this world. Their future endeavours will be proof of this success.
I never set out to be a role model or anything. But my nieces and nephews are all watching me and saying ‘Look what Uncle Dennis is doing' That's something that Dennis' young nieces and nephews are all aspiring to. Since enrolling with TAFE NSW's Tracks to Defence program, the 22-year-old indigenous man has been blazing a trail of leadership and achievement through his family that many members of the younger generation are finding inspirational. "I've always wanted to join the Defence Force," Dennis said. "Mainly the Army because I consider it to be the superior force. I'll be the first one out of my entire extended family to join the Defence Force. I never set out to be a role model or anything. But my nieces and nephews are all watching me and saying ‘Look what Uncle Dennis is doing. Maybe I can do it too. Maybe I can do anything I put my mind to.'" Tracks to Defence is a five-day orientation program for indigenous students who are interested in joining the armed services. It also includes mentoring and support programs. Dennis' natural leadership qualities were noticed very soon after he joined up and he was quickly singled out as a mentor. "Being a mentor gives you a whole new level of respect for the teachers and other mentors," he said. "I think it's a lot more draining than being a student. When you're a student it's all set out for you. But when you're a mentor you have all these people looking up to you." Dennis already has a clear vision of what he'd like to do if and when he makes it into the Army. "I'll be going in as a tank crewman for the first four years. Then I'll decide if I want to make a career of that or if I want to do a job change. But I'm hoping that after four years I'll be able to be an Instructor down at Kapooka (near Wagga Wagga)." Dennis isn't sure exactly where his leadership skills have come from, but he does feel a sense of responsibility now that his younger family members are all watching his journey. "Dad was a truck driver before I was born," he said. "He didn't really encourage me to do anything. The only thing I wasn't allowed to do was drive trucks. So I decided that I'd go one better; I'd join the Army and drive trucks for them." Dennis himself is pretty self-effacing about all this unexpected attention and admiration. "I'm not exactly the sharpest tool in the shed but I'm not the bluntest one either," he said with a laugh. "I'm the one that needs sharpening every now and then."
These days the job market is more competitive than ever. Anything that can give you an edge, no matter how subtle, over everyone else has to be a good thing. Here are eight TAFE NSW courses ranging from Certificate II to Diploma level that are available fully online. The advantage of online study is that you can do it at times that are most convenient for you. If you already work fulltime, you can still improve your qualifications without having to take time off work to do so. Go ahead - put yourself ahead of the curve. Cert II in Retail Services This course is a great starting point if you want to work in a retail store but have little or no experience. You will learn basic practical skills and operational knowledge such as communicating with customers, using retail technologies and stock maintenance. This qualification will give you the ability to perform in roles such as frontline team member, customer service assistant and point-of-sale operator. Cert IV in Hospitality If you're interested in working in a supervisory role in restaurants, hotels, motels, clubs, pubs, cafes and coffee shops, this course can help put you ahead of your competitors and over the line. You'll learn the necessary skills and industry knowledge to work as a skilled operator in a variety of hospitality contexts. This qualification allows for multi-skilling and for specialisation in accommodation services, food and beverage and gaming. Cert IV in Business Administration This qualification could be a handy dealmaker in a wide variety of administrative jobs. You'll learn how to oversee the day-to-day operations of an office, administer projects, organise meetings, prepare and edit correspondence, reports and presentations. You may also provide some leadership and guidance to others. In short, a great feather to have in your cap. Cert IV in Work Health and Safety Work health and safety is an important aspect of the modern working world across a broad range of different industries. So any formal qualification in this area could really give you a leg up. This course will help you develop the technical knowledge and practical skills you'll need to provide WHS advice and assist with improving safety in the workplace. Cert IV in Veterinary Nursing Lots of people love animals but not many people have a formal qualification in animal care. In this course you'll develop the skills and knowledge you need to work in a team environment with veterinarians, veterinary nurses and other support staff to provide quality care to sick and injured animals. Cert IV in Community Services This qualification will give you the knowledge and skills to work with people in a range of areas including domestic violence, homelessness and community work. The course covers areas such as the legal and ethical aspects of practice, direct client services, work health and safety and community development. Diploma of Leadership and Management People who aspire to leadership and management roles don't necessarily have any formal qualifications in this area, so this course could help put you ahead of your competitors. You'll learn how to initiate and make sound judgement in planning, organising, implementing and monitoring workloads to meet organisational requirements. This includes how to conduct a risk analysis, manage a project, develop an innovate work environment and implement new systems. Diploma of Project Management This qualification will give you the basic skills to lead projects into the future and will give you practical training based on the latest industry thinking. You'll learn how to initiate, plan, execute and evaluate projects in a variety of contexts and across many different industry sectors. The course covers managing project scope and timelines, costs and human resources, project risk and project integration.
Sydney TAFE hairdressing teacher, Donna Columbini, has been awarded VET Trainer and Teacher of the Year at the 2016 Southern and South Western Regional Training Awards. Donna was selected from teachers across all fields in the VET sector representing TAFE and private RTOs. She has been dedicated to hairdressing for 36 years. "Winning this award means the world to me," she told The Journal magazine. "My everyday practice is to engage with other professionals within Sydney TAFE and the wider industry, as those networks and industry contacts bring a richness to my teaching and learning practices." Donna is a great mentor to both her colleagues and students and is known for her continual strive for excellence. "I have a strong commitment to the industry and this is reflected through my teaching, leadership of a teaching team and the students we teach," she said. "It is of the utmost importance that my teaching section gives the best possible education and training through quality teaching and learning practices." Donna will compete at the NSW Training Awards in September.
TAFE NSW wishes to congratulate Susan Hartigan, former TAFE NSW Western Sydney Institute Director, for receiving the Public Service Medalon Australia Day 2016. Susan received her award for outstanding public service to vocational education and training in New South Wales. Ms Hartigan has had a long and distinguished career in vocational education and training. As a teacher, and in senior management positions across TAFE NSW, she has provided high level, customer-centric and responsive education and training services to individual learners, businesses and communities for more than 35 years. As Director of the TAFE NSW Western Sydney Institute for eight years she led the Institute through a period of extraordinary transformation. Cognisant that Western Sydney was a rapidly developing region, she worked tirelessly to forge strong relationships between industry and the community. She developed a senior management team that possessed a deep understanding of the Western Sydney region, and she ensured that the value of customer first' defined everything the organisation did. An energetic and innovative leader, her can-do attitude was infectious and an inspiration to all. Under Susan's leadership, the Western Sydney Institute grew from around 84,000 enrolments in 2006 to over 160,000 enrolments in 2014. As a result, TAFE NSW Western Sydney Institute became one of the largest and most successful educational institutions in Australia. The strong industry partnerships created have been critical to meeting the skills and employment needs of the growing economy in Western Sydney. The Institute is currently the region's largest employer with approximately 3000 staff, and is fully committed to the ongoing regional development of Greater Western Sydney - economically, socially and environmentally. TAFE NSW wishes to congratulate Jacqui Vincent for receiving an OAM for service to youth through the Australian Army Cadet over more than two and a half decades. Jacqui Vincent was an inaugural member of the Army of Cadet Unit 256 (Cootamundra) in 1989 and continues to lead the unit of Officer Commanding, a title she has held since 1996. She has devoted countless hours to young people in the Cootamundra community and for her services has been made a member of the Order of Autralia. From camping out to assisting at events such as Anzac Day, Cadets offer so much to young people. Over more than two and a half decades with the organsation, Jacqui has seen upwards of 600 cadets pass through the unit. She said she enjoys seeing young people grow through Cadets and go on to lead successful lives. Jacqui is a Life Member of both Cootamundra's Returned Services League and Ex Services Club
Are you unsure about what direction you want to take in your career? Are you wondering which TAFE courses or career areas are on-trend at the moment? Here's a countdown of the 10 most popular enrolled courses from 2016. 10. Certificate IV in Accounting Sooner or later we all need the services of a good accountant, and here's where it starts. With just over 2,300 enrolments in 2016, the Certificate IV in Accounting manages to make our top 10, proving that all those "numbers nerds" are certainly on to something big. 9. Certificate III in Electrotechnology Electrician For future sparkies, the Certificate III in Electrotechnology Electrician is where your journey begins. This in-demand qualification is a popular pathway to becoming a general electrician or electrical tradesperson. 8. Certificate III in Information, Digital Media and Technology Digital media is all around us these days. If you'd like to be part of the "IT Crowd", this qualification can be your golden ticket to lucrative jobs across different IT areas. 7. Diploma of Leadership and Management Good leadership and management skills often seem to be in short supply, so the 3,000+ people who enrolled in this course will be helping to address the shortfall. Do you have what it takes to inspire and motivate others? 6. Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care The early childcare industry is always in need of well-trained professionals. With over 3,200 enrolments in 2016, this qualification has always been a popular choice. In recent years more and more men have been showing interest in this traditionally female-dominated area. 5. Certificate II in Animal Studies Lots of us love animals! Whether furry, feathered or even finned, there'll be many grateful recipients of the quality training these 3,600+ students have been receiving. 4. Diploma of Community Services Are you a people person? This qualification is a popular pathway for community services professionals who wish to advance their careers. This is another sector that is always in desperate need of well-trained professionals. 3. Certificate III in Business Administration Strong knowledge and skills in office administration will open career doors in multiple sectors and industries. The Certificate III in Business Administration qualification came in as our third most enrolled course for 2016. 2. Certificate III in Individual Support Another community services qualification that proved extremely popular in 2016. Working one-on-one with older people or people with disability is something that more than 4,500 people decided in 2016 was what they wanted to do. 1. Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care Taking the top spot on our list is another early childcare course, this time the Certificate III. An entry-level qualification, this course attracted almost 5,500 new students committed to a career working with and nurturing young children.
The basic principles of good governance are clear delegations of authority and effective protocols for communication and decision-making Sitting on a board or committee is more than just turning up for meetings and nodding at the appropriate moments. Carrying out your committee or board member duties effectively requires a particular skillset that involves good communication, flexibility, collaboration, leadership and informed decision-making. You can now brush up on, or consolidate, these essential skills with TAFE NSW Online's Governance Induction Skill Set. This course offers a targeted approach as it's been designed in consultation with business and industry groups. And TAFE NSW Online's flexible delivery means you can study wherever or whenever you choose. This Statement of Attainment qualification runs for 12 weeks with a recommended minimum of six hours per week. It's designed for not-for-profit committee or board members who are interested in improving their skills, as well as members of small to medium for-profit organisations. The course is also suitable for executive managers who report to boards and committees. The course covers areas such as how to work within the structure of an organisation, the roles and responsibilities of different members, how to effectively carry out your board or committee member duties and how to analyse financial reports and budgets for decision-making purposes. The basic principles of good governance are clear delegations of authority and effective protocols for communication and decision-making. These principles are fairly consistent across multiple contexts, professions and industries. Therefore, the skills you learn in this course can be applied in many different areas, both government and non-government.
Inspiring change through education is part of our DNA at TAFE NSW and is what motivates me most in my role as Managing Director Tomorrow is International Women's Day. This global event, which aims to highlight and eliminate gender inequality, has been recognised for over a century. The theme for 2014 is "inspiring change". I've been thinking about this theme and what it might mean for us in practical terms. What can we actually do to inspire change? Especially for an issue as complex and widespread as gender inequality. My experiences as an Australian Volunteer Abroad in Zambia taught me early in my career that the single most powerful force for change is education. Now, many years on working in TAFE NSW, I still see the power of education to inspire and change peoples' lives every day. Inspiring change through education is part of our DNA at TAFE NSW and is what motivates me most in my role as Managing Director. International Women's Day reminds us that in many societies across the globe, women are still deprived of access to education, safe working conditions, healthcare (especially regarding reproductive health) and equal pay for equal work. Women are predominantly the victims of violence, sexual assault and human trafficking. And women are still under-represented in leadership roles and decision-making positions. In January 2012 The Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) reported that only 29% (66 out of 226) of all members of Federal parliament were women, despite women making up half of Australia's total population. ABS figures released in February 2014 show that, on average, full-time women's earnings are 17.1% less per week than full-time men's earnings (a difference that equates to $262.50 per week). Women also remain significantly under-represented in senior corporate positions within the top 200 ASX companies. In 2012, only 3% of boardrooms across the nation had a woman as chair and 3.5% of companies had a female Chief Executive. I know there may be some who don't see the importance or relevance of International Women's Day today, arguing that women have already achieved equal rights with men. I would encourage you to take some time out on International Women's Day to reflect on our many achievements in addressing gender inequality both in Australia and around the world but also to be inspired to do much more.