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This course provides the skills and knowledge required to create a range of spreadsheets to meet organisational requirements, use online help, calculations and functions, create and modify simple charts and follow designated timelines.
This course provides the skills and knowledge required to perform a range of word processing tasks. This will include: producing documents following correct ergonomic and conservation requirements, meet organisational policies and procedures, adhere to organisational style manual when formatting documents, use of help functions and user documentation to rectify document problems. You will also use a range of system features and follow designated timelines when preparing documents.
This course provides the skills and knowledge to operate a range of Microsoft Application packages including Word, Excel and PowerPoint. This course is designed for learners seeking to work or who are working within a small to large office environment to design, create and produce a diverse range of documents.
A fast-track course to prepare students to work with client/server technology Microsoft Windows. Will also prepare students for entry into Certificate 4 networking.
Microsoft Excel is perhaps the most important computer software program used in the workplace today. Employers across many industries and fields expect job seekers to have Microsoft Excel skills. Itâs probably the most universally utilized software in businesses around the globe. That's why so many workers and prospective employees are required to learn Excel to enter or remain in the workplace. From the viewpoint of the employer, particularly those in the field of information systems, the use of Excel as an end-user computing tool is essential. Not only are many business professionals using Excel to perform everyday functional tasks in the workplace, an increasing number of employers rely on Excel for decision support. If you want to get a better understanding of the industry standard spreadsheet application, and learn how to create professional looking reports, budgets and forms then this is the course for you. This practical short course will teach you how to use Microsoft Excel, how to analyse and present your data, create and format spreadsheets and charts, sorting and filtering, advanced excel formulas and functions, macros and pivot tables. You will undertake two units of study:BSBITU304 Produce spreadsheets, andBSBITU402 Develop and use complex spreadsheets.
Anyone who wishes to work in a business environment needs to understand Word and PowerPoint. Employers across many industries and fields expect job seekers to have Microsoft skills. Itâs probably the most universally utilized software in businesses around the globe. That's why so many workers and prospective employees are required to learn word and PowerPoint to enter or remain in the workplace. This practical Statement of Attainment in Essential Office Skills - Word and PowerPoint is a hands on series of 7 Saturday workshops that will give you the confidence and skills to use both word and PowerPoint in a work environment. During the course you will be achieving the following units of competence: BSBITU303 - Design and Produce Text Documents.BSBITU302 - Create Electronic Presentations.
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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.
Karen Helmrich, Hospitality and Tourism Teacher Karen has over 20 years’ experience in the accommodation sector, including positions as Reservations and Front Office Manager with the Hotel Groups. Karen has trained Executive Housekeepers for Resorts and Eco Cabins. With her wealth of knowledge and experience, Karen is an industry consultant to prospective short-term holiday letters in the Blue Mountains and NSW Central Tablelands. As a current member of HRIA (Holiday Rental Industry Association) and subscriber to various industry groups, Karen has her finger on the pulse by staying up-to-date on trends, innovations and legislation alerts within the sector. Karen is passionate about advising businesses who are keen to enter the accommodation sector to ensure they provide high quality experiences for future guests.
Our capabilities in the Telecom sector Our Information Technology Training Centres facilitate specialised training, equipped with the latest technology and industry standard tools. Our facilities are equipped with the latest fibre optic transmission systems, fibre splicing and testing equipment, high frequency radio monitoring and measurement equipment and a range of active telecommunication demonstration systems. Our training programs and qualifications reflect the convergence and integration of new and emerging technologies covering the industry areas including: Telecommunications Optical and radio networks Mesh networks IP networks Sustainable networks Cloud networks Information Technology ACMA endorsement and specialist competencies. We have facilities suitable for providing working at heights and working in pits training. We offer qualifications from Certificate II to Graduate Diploma in Telecommunications. In addition, we offer a wide range of short courses and professional development programs to enhance their managerial skills. We have built strong and successful partnerships and developed training solutions with key industry players including Telstra, Optus, Nokia Systems, Australian Copper Association, OptiComm and Transport for NSW. Our capabilities in other fields TAFE NSW is a national leader in developing Learning Frameworks for employability skills such as cultural awareness, team building, communication, negotiation and conflict resolution skills and planning. TAFE NSW provides services which encompass over 70 industry areas from entry-level training to advanced-level technical and professional training. We have extensive experience in delivering courses in areas including; Civil Construction, High Risk Licensing, Asbestos Awareness, Handling and Removal, WHS General Construction Induction and Traffic Management courses Coaching & mentoring, Project Management, and Workplace, Health and Safety Warehouse Operations, Fatigue Management, Automotive and Aircraft Maintenance courses Community Service and Health including CPR and First aid Electrical trades, Disconnect/Reconnect, Test and Tag, networking and industry certifications in Cisco, VMWare, Linux, Microsoft, CompTia, NetApp and many more.
BSBMED301 Interpret and Apply Medical Terminology Appropriately is a nationally accredited unit. It forms part of the following courses in the Medical and Health field: Diploma of Practice Management (HLT57715) Certificate III in Health Services Assistance (HLT33115) Certificate III in Health Administration (HLT37315) Certificate IV in Health Administration (HLT47315) Certificate IV in Medical Practice Assisting (HLT47715) Certificate IV in Allied Health Assistance (HLT43015) This unit is also included in the following Business Administration courses: Certificate III in Business Administration (Medical) (BSB3115R1-01V01) Statement of Attainment in Medical reception (357-R70401V01) Statement of Attainment in Medical Terminology (357 – R7001V01) Statement of Attainment in Medical Records Coding (357 – R3027V01) Statement of Attainment in Developing Medical Administration Skills (357 – R7050V01)
Karen Helmrich, Hospitality and Tourism Teacher Karen has over 20 years' experience in the accommodation sector, including positions as Reservations and Front Office Manager with the Hotel Groups. Karen has trained Executive Housekeepers for Resorts and Eco Cabins. With her wealth of knowledge and experience, Karen is an industry consultant to prospective short-term holiday letters in the Blue Mountains and NSW Central Tablelands. As a current member of HRIA (Holiday Rental Industry Association) and subscriber to various industry groups, Karen has her finger on the pulse by staying up-to-date on trends, innovations and legislation alerts within the sector. Karen is passionate about advising businesses who are keen to enter the accommodation sector to ensure they provide high quality experiences for future guests.
<div class="row"> <div class="col-xs-12 col-md-6"> <table class="course-table"> <tbody> <tr> <td class="course-label">Skill</td> <td>Using technology</td> </tr> <tr> <td class="course-label">Unit Code</td> <td>BSBWOR204</td> </tr> <tr> <td class="course-label">Unit Name</td> <td>Use business technology</td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </div> <div class="col-xs-12 col-md-6"> <table class="course-table"> <tbody> <tr> <td class="course-label">Skill</td> <td>Microsoft Word</td> </tr> <tr> <td class="course-label">Unit code</td> <td>BSBITU201</td> </tr> <tr> <td class="course-label">Unit name</td> <td>Produce simple word processing documents</td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </div> </div> <div class="row" style="margin-top: 16px;"> <div class="col-xs-12 col-md-6"> <table class="course-table"> <tbody> <tr> <td class="course-label">Skill</td> <td>Microsoft Excel</td> </tr> <tr> <td class="course-label">Unit code</td> <td>BSBITU202</td> </tr> <tr> <td class="course-label">Unit name</td> <td>Create and use spreadsheets</td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </div> </div>
<p><strong>Adnan Syed</strong></p> <p>With 17 years teaching experience, both in Australia and overseas, Adnan brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to this teaching role with TAFE Digital. His industry experience is extensive including Cyber Security, Digital Forensics, VMware, CCNA, CCNP, GIAC, PRINCE2, CompTIA, MSP and Agile. Adnan has also achieved a number of Global Information Assurance Certifications.</p> <p>Adnan's passion and dedication to teaching inspires his students to achieve their academic goals and establish successful careers in the ICT industry.</p> <p><strong>Jocelyn Sinha</strong></p> <p><img style="float:left; padding: 0 10px 5px 0" src="/documents/60140/0/Jocelyn-Sinha.jpg/757b8851-73c3-3da3-e58a-18c7ab97698b?t=1525328689161" />Extensive experience in the VoIP industry as a Network Operations Manager has led Jocelyn to develop exceptional skills and knowledge in Computer Networking and Security. This expertise has proven to be an asset for Jocelyn in her role as an IT Teacher with TAFE NSW for over 13 years.</p> <p>Jocelyn is an experienced academic who holds a BSc (Architecture) from University of Sydney and also a Diploma of Networking from TAFE NSW. She is an ITE/CCNA/CCNA Security Certified instructor and has extensive experience in the areas of Information Security, Cyber Security, Security Protocols and Hardware Security.</p> <p>Jocelyn’s passion for computing and finding ways to improve student learning ensures that her teaching is relevant to students. Research interests include system security, sandboxing, usable security and privacy, digital currencies and the methods and effects of free culture and open source software development.</p>
Build a training program that completely suits your needs. Just select from the units on offer in either Financial Skills or Digital Literacy Skills, or choose the complete Certificate IV in New Small Business. The choice is yours. Check your eligibility - or call 1300 601 727 to speak with a small business consultant. Financial Literacy Skills for small business Choose one, multiple or all online units in Financial Literacy. Skill Plan finances Unit code BSBSMB402 Unit name Plan small business finance Gain financial knowledge needed to run your business including identifying profit targets, cash flow projections, production costs, margins, pricing strategies and more. Skill Budget Unit code FNSACC412 Unit name Prepare operational budgets Gain the skills and knowledge needed to prepare and document operational budgets for a variety of organisations. Skill Taxation Unit code FNSACC411 Unit name Process business tax requirements Learn to keep business tax accounting records, process lodgments and returns to ATO requirements, excluding income tax. BAS statements must be authorised by a registered agent. Skill Monitoring finances Unit code FNSACC311 Unit name Process financial transactions and extract interim reports Gain the skills and knowledge to process routine financial documents and financial transactions, prepare and reconcile financial receipts, and extract interim reports. Skill Small business risk management Unit code BSBSMB401 Unit name Establish legal and risk management requirements of small business Learn about regulations, legal structures, legislation and compliance, as well as how to negotiate contracts and identify and mitigate risks that affect your business. Skill Accounting software Unit code FNSACC416 Unit name Set up and operate a computerised accounting system* Learn how to modify, operate and ensure the integrity of an integrated computerised accounting system that processes transactions and produces reports. Skill Legal decisions Unit code FNSACC413 Unit name Make decisions in a legal context Get the knowledge to make decisions to compliance issues, in a legal context. Covering Australian legal systems and processes, this can be an introduction to commercial law. Skill Financial reporting Unit code FNSACC414 Unit name Prepare financial statements for non-reporting entities Learn to compile financial reports for entities with no statutory duty to file with government agencies and regulators, such as sole traders, partnerships and not-for-profits. (*) Industry-relevant software packages such as MYOB / Reckon Digital Literacy Skills for small business Choose one, multiple or all online units in Digital Literacy. Skill Using technology Unit code BSBWOR204 Unit name Use business technology Gain the skills to operate your business equipment, including computer software. Specifically you will: Select and use technology Process/organise data Maintain technology Skill Microsoft Word Unit code BSBITU201 Unit name Produce simple word processing documents Operate word processing applications and produce workplace documents. Specifically, you will: Produce word processed documents Edit word processed documents Finalise documents Skill Microsoft Excel Unit code BSBITU202 Unit name Create and use spreadsheets Create spreadsheets and charts using spreadsheet software. Specifically, you will: Create simple spreadsheets Produce simple charts Finalise spreadsheets Skill Calendar and contact management Unit code ICTICT107 Unit name Use personal productivity tools Learn to use personal productivity tools like calendars and contact lists to engage with your customers, schedule events, appointments and tasks necessary to run your business. Skill Using digital devices Unit code ICTICT104 Unit name Use digital devices Learn how to use digital devices safely to store and retrieve data, play multimedia files, edit files, print documents and backup important data. Skill Professional conduct and confidential information management Unit code ICTICT418 Unit name Contribute to copyright, ethics and privacy in an ICT environment Create, maintain and formalise a Code of Ethics to use to ensure your business remains on the right side of copyright and privacy legislation. Skill Using social media Unit code ICTWEB201 Unit name Use social media tools for collaboration and engagement Learn how to compare different types of social media tools such as Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, and select and use those appropriate to promote your business. Skill Using social media Unit code SIRXMKT002 Unit name Use Social media to engage customers Learn to use social media platforms to interact with customers and promote products and services. Skill Website building Unit code SITXEBS003 Unit name Build and launch a small business website Learn the technical skills needed to build a basic business website including hosting, web development, plan the site structure and site construction and maintenance. Skill Creating an e-business roadmap Unit code BSBSMB413 Unit name Design a digital action plan for small business Develop a plan for using digital technologies to achieve goals including a review of digital readiness, opportunities and developing digital initiatives for small business. Skill Small office set up Unit code ICTSAS307 Unit name Install, configure and secure a small office or home office network Learn how to gather requirements to design, install, configure and test a small secure network that is able to meet the needs of your small business. Skill Cybersecurity Unit code VU21990 Unit name Recognise the need for cyber security in an organization Gain introductory skills to combat cyber threats, risks and vulnerabilities. Learn how to protect against common cyber security attack mechanisms that threaten your business. Skill Cybersecurity Unit code VU21989 Unit name Test concepts and procedures for cyber security Learn crucial skills that allow you to test cyber threats, risks and vulnerabilities that can threaten your business. Skill Website improvement or maintenance Unit code BSBEBU401 Unit name Review and maintain a website Learn how to do basic updates of your website, monitor feedback, complete a data analysis, carry out non-technical maintenance and review cost implications of proposed changes. Certificate IV in New Small Business (BSB42615) This qualification is suitable for those establishing a small business. It helps build skills to solve a range of business challenges, as well as develop the ability to analyse and evaluate information and data to grow your business. This qualification is superseded by and equivalent to BSB42618 - Certificate IV in New Small Business. Unit code BSBCUS401 Unit name Coordinate implementation of customer service strategies Unit code BSBSMB404 Unit name Undertake small business planning Unit code BSBSMB403 Unit name Market the small business Unit code BSBRES401 Unit name Analyse and present research information Unit code BSBSUS401 Unit name Implement and monitor environmentally sustainable work practices Unit code BSBSMB401 Unit name Establish legal and risk management requirements of small business Unit code BSBWHS401 Unit name Implement and monitor WHS policies, procedures and programs to meet legislative requirements Unit code BSBSMB402 Unit name Plan small business finances Unit code BSBEBU401 Unit name Review and maintain a website Unit code BSBSMB407 Unit name Manage a small team
<p>Digital proficiency</p> <ul> <li>digital basics</li> <li>connecting physical devices</li> <li>web browsers</li> <li>efficiency</li> <li>safety and recovery</li> </ul>
<p><strong>John Tannous</strong></p> <p><img style="float:left; padding: 0 10px 5px 0" src="/documents/60140/0/John-Tannous.jpg/794ee5b7-3709-5977-ab48-c0f3847878a6?t=1525327510315" />As a passionate and enthusiastic educator, John brings a wealth of knowledge to Computer Aided Design. He has over 14 years of practical CAD experience in his own business and in the building industry, including project home companies, large architectural firms and building developments.</p> <p>John is well qualified and prides himself on staying up-to-date with industry trends in building design. With more than 12 years’ teaching experience with TAFE NSW and Western Sydney University, John continues to instill his passion for CAD with his students.</p>
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. .
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.
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<p><strong>Craig Fantom</strong></p> <p>Craig's experience in the Hospitality and Tourism Industry spans over 30 years, culminating in the role of Chief Executive Officer of Iconic Hospitality venues in Sydney. With an Advanced Diploma in Hospitality Management and as a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, Craig is well qualified to teach this course.</p> <p>His finely tuned communication skills, ability to manage a range of customers and impeccable planning capabilities serve Craig well to teach RSA. He prides himself on the opportunity to give new entrants to this industry the right skills to competently perform in the workplace.</p>
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
<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>
<p><strong>John Tannous</strong></p> <p><img src="/documents/60140/0/John-Tannous.jpg/794ee5b7-3709-5977-ab48-c0f3847878a6?t=1525327510315" style="float:left; padding: 0 10px 5px 0" />As a passionate and enthusiastic educator, John brings a wealth of knowledge to Computer Aided Design. He has over 14 years of practical CAD experience in his own business and in the building industry, including project home companies, large architectural firms and building developments.</p> <p>John is well qualified and prides himself on staying up-to-date with industry trends in building design. With more than 12 years’ teaching experience with TAFE NSW and Western Sydney University, John continues to instill his passion for CAD with his students.</p>
Unless you give equal opportunity to every kid to learn, your purpose will be defeated In Australia we're largely familiar with the word ‘freedom.' We use ‘freedom' phrases constantly, without blinking an eyelid: freedom of choice, freedom of information, freedom of the press, etc. Some people think we live in a "nanny state" with too many rules and regulations. But our freedom is still largely intact. It's only when we meet people from oppressive countries that we understand the true value of Australian freedoms. We're free to be creative, to be self-expressive, to gain and to share knowledge and be who we truly are. The word freedom has sparked many social changes. Take the Freedom Ride of 1965, when a group of Sydney University students rode an old bus through regional NSW towns to draw attention to the sub-standard state of Aboriginal health, education and housing. Over the last 50 years Australia has become a mature country that values skills, knowledge and innovation. And the right to an affordable education has been big on Australia's agenda. Just how closely is the concept of freedom related to education? Can we have true freedom without an affordable and accessible educational system at all levels? The ideal form of education can be likened to soccer. This comparison was made by Jesse Jackson, the legendary American civil rights activist who twice ran for the US Presidency and is best known as the disciple of Martin Luther King. "Both sides need an even-playing field," stated Jackson. "Unless you give equal opportunity to every kid to learn, your purpose will be defeated." He was referring to lack of opportunity in the Afro-American communities of the 50s, 60s and 70s. TED blogger Demetrius Amadeus argues that a level playing field requires four fundamentals to reach freedom. The first is a constant and secure supply of food. No one can be free with an empty belly. The second is knowledge. Without it, freedom is just a fantasy. It's like trying to walk in a dark room without bumping into things. The third is self-discipline. Exercising your freedom without it leads you to self-destruction. Anything from obesity to drug abuse and everything in between. The fourth is responsibility. A lack of it can lead to debauchery or crime. It can make you harm others in all sorts of ways - from mental to physical. Can we all educate our children to true freedom? American social blogger Yaacov Cohen recommends teaching them not to look at reality as defining their acts, but to look at their acts as defining reality. A bit like Maslow's hierarchy of needs – only when you've reached self-actualisation and self-awareness can you truly meet your needs and the needs of others. Bill Gates and Steve Jobs – founders of Microsoft and Apple respectively - attained their own version of freedom. They empowered everyday people to gain knowledge, to help the oppressed spread ideas and by challenging the notion that education is only for the privileged who can afford it. Gates and Jobs may not have set out to revolutionise education (they were both college drop-outs), but revolutionising education is probably what they've done. They've built technology empires that put education on your desk (with a PC) and in the palm of your hand (with an iPad or mobile phone). South African poet Feyisayo Anjorin sums it up this way; "Freedom for me is knowing that you reap what you sow, and then sowing without the fear of the harvest." The central philosophy of TAFE NSW is that anyone can use education to unlock their abilities and potential, and make a contribution to a better Australia. In the end, we all hope to live without fear of the harvest.
Has it been a while since you've studied? Or are you thinking about study, but are a bit unsure about whether you can make it through a course? Don't worry, we've got you covered. TAFE NSW has loads of support services to help you. From study support, to counselling and career advice, if you hit a roadblock, we have the support you need to navigate around it. So, let's have a look at the types of student support you can access. Student support: learning and study assistance If you are struggling with your studies, our Learning Centres are here to help you. Located in each of our TAFE NSW locations, Learning Centres offer (free) assistance with: literacy and numeracy communication skills operating computers subject-specific support. Some locations also offer workshops to help you to write essays, reference your assignments and use programs like Microsoft Excel. Speaking about Learning Centres, Anne Martin, Head Teacher, Foundation Skills at TAFE NSW St Leonards said ‘Any student can come into the Learning Centre and get help with their study. It's open every day.' Chatting about the type of help available at TAFE NSW St Leonards' Learning Centre, Anne said, ‘We have a daily timetable of teachers from across all faculties that come into the Centre. ‘Students can have a look at this timetable, work out when a teacher from their area will be in, and come in at that time to ask their questions. ‘We also run classes for students wanting to improve their writing skills or conversation skills, spelling or pronunciation or report writing. And we have short computer courses,' she added. Contact your local TAFE NSW Campus to find out how our Learning Centres can help you. Student support Most TAFE NSW locations have professional counsellors on their grounds. There is no limit on the amount of sessions you can have with our counsellors, and every session is totally free of charge. You can book in sessions with our counsellors to get help with: career and study planning mental health issues. Career and study counselling If you don't know what career path you should follow, what to study, or what to do next, our counsellors can help. When you book a session with a counsellor, they can help you to: clarify your career goals pick the right course plan your career pathway work through any educational difficulties you may be having develop study skills. Discussing the type of help TAFE NSW counsellors can offer enrolled students, Kate Semple, TAFE NSW Counsellor said, ‘It's actually quite broad. We can work with them to help figure out what course they want to do, or what they want to do after their study finishes'. ‘We can also help with general career planning. We help students find out more about careers. We also do a lot of job seeking stuff–interview skills, resume help, where to look for work, the whole spectrum really. ‘Sometimes students are looking at pathways into higher education, and that can be a bit of a minefield too if you haven't done it before, so we help with that. ‘We also see a lot of students to help them develop study skills. We look at what's getting in their way (like procrastination, study environment etc) and come up with strategies that might work for them,' she added. Career counselling for prospective students It's not just enrolled students that can use TAFE NSW counselling services. People who are thinking about studying at TAFE NSW can also get help: finding a course that best suits them planning their study around a career pathway understanding what a career in a particular field can offer. ‘We work with them to figure out what course might best suit their needs,' Semple said. ‘Part of that can be looking at career development. We also give prospective students a sense of whether the industry might be growing or getting smaller, what the current market is like, and their potential income. ‘Often, I'll give people more research and information to go home with. Most people leave with a better idea of what they want to enrol in,' she added. Mental health counselling Most people at some point in their lives will experience a mental health issue. There is nothing to be ashamed about if you do find yourself struggling. What's important, is that you know that help is available (and it's free). Speaking about the kind of assistance that TAFE NSW counsellors can offer, Semple said ‘We see people suffering a full range of mental health issues, from stress, to anxiety, depression, and schizophrenia, the whole spectrum. We cater for everyone. ‘A lot of students will access us because their mental health issues are getting in the way of their study. We teach them strategies to manage their conditions and to help them get through their course. Our aim is to improve their wellbeing overall' she added. Contact your TAFE NSW location's Counselling Services to make an appointment with a counsellor. Student support: disability If you have a disability (physical or psychiatric), we are here to support you through your studies. Depending on your needs, you can access: tutorial support adaptive technologies sign-language interpreters note-takers disability assistants classroom support assessment modifications. Reach out to your TAFE NSW location to make an appointment with our Disability Services and see how we can help you. Student support: international students If you are a TAFE NSW international student, we have loads of support services available for you (free of charge). Our Learning Centres offer support with English, maths and communication skills. Here, you can also brush up on and study skills like note-taking, library and internet research, and exam preparation. Some locations also offer non-TAFE NSW students, English, maths and communication assistance for a small fee. Visit your TAFE NSW location's Learning Centre for more information. You are not alone! When you study with TAFE NSW you enter a learning community that is designed to support you. If you find yourself struggling, whether that be with learning, study, career or personal problems, we are here for you. Reach out, get help, and move beyond your struggles and onwards towards your career.
Disclaimer: This blog is not proposing you pack up college to form your own tech-start up. If you're reading this, then dropping out of college could be on your mind. If not, you probably just really want to be a millionaire. Fair play, me too. Dropping out of college is more common than most people think. Did you know that 1 in 7 students in Australia drop out in their first year? That's over 27,000 students nationwide, not including the students who simply change course or institutions. At TAFE NSW, we know that dropping out of college doesn't mean you're giving up; you're moving forward. This step forward could be taking a break from education to figure out what you want to study, a travel year, or even just a course change. Never ever feel guilty for parting ways with something that makes you unhappy. As it's that time of year where students have the window to change course or drop out, some lighted-hearted reassurance is due to those of you in an emotional panic. At TAFE, we're very much aware that contrary to popular belief (and by popular I mean predominantly parents'), you're not in-fact packing in your studies to become a full-time couch potato. Yes, we agree that a college degree can be an important gateway to employment; that's a given. But does a college degree define someone's level of intelligence and talent? Of course not! Now, let's have a read about millionaire and even BILLIONAIRE college dropouts to make you feel a whole lot better about the situation. Bill Gates Richest man in the world, Bill Gates, dropped out of Harvard to focus on Microsoft full-time. Sure, he may have had the most intelligent computer software the world had ever seen up his sleeve, but still, he dropped out and still managed to be the world's biggest success. INSPO. Mark Zuckerberg Good ‘ol Mr. Zuckerberg. No introduction needed here. We only spend about a third of our day on his social platform liking, sharing and meme-lolling our lives away. Zuckerberg dropped out of Harvard to move to Silicon Valley and start his Facebook empire. Worked out well for him, I imagine he's on a good enough wage these days. Lady GAGA Lady Gaga, real name Stefani Germanotta, clearly wasn't gaga about Uni (oh, lol), having dropped out of New York University's Tisch School of the Arts. Lady Gaga dropped out to focus on her music career full-time. Sometimes talent just can't wait. Steve Jobs Jobs is another extremely clever tech giant among our college dropouts. Jobs attended Reed College in Portland, Oregon. As he couldn't afford tuition, his time at Reed was cut short. Jobs later admitted that it was Reed's calligraphy course that inspired the beautiful typography of the first Apple Macintosh computer. I'm gonna go out on a limb and say that's a key selling point for Reed's College today. Ellen De Generes Beloved talk show host and voice of the legendary, Dory, Ellen De Generes is a woman with many talents. Ellen left the University of New Orleans after just one semester to work full-time at a law firm as well as doing stand-up on the side. Five years later she was touring nationally and named Showtime's Funniest Person in America. This is one dropout who never gave up on her dreams. Oprah Oprah, aka, Toughest Woman in America, had a full scholarship to Tennessee State to study Communications. With only one credit left to graduate, Oprah found her calling and left to pursue her career in media. Oprah took a Chicago morning talk show from last place in ratings to first place in a matter of months – quite impressive, indeed. 13 years later, TSU invited her back to speak, however she felt it was important to graduate first. Oprah finished her coursework and got that last credit. Fair play! Steven Spielberg Spielberg – one of Hollywood's all-time-greats, unsurprisingly, comes with an equally great dropout story. A self-made millionaire with Oscars, Emmys and honorary doctorates galore, Spielberg dropped out of college at 22 to accept a contract with Universal. 33 years and billions of dollars later, Spielberg felt that in all his achievements, the one thing that eluded him was a humble Bachelor's Degree. At 55, Spielberg proudly sat in a rented cap and gown at Cal State University at Long Beach among 500 other graduates, patiently waiting to receive his Bachelor's Degree in Film and Electronic Arts. When his name was called, the college band struck up with theme tune from Indiana Jones, the movie trilogy he directed, and the audience applauded. Spielberg was overjoyed, saying, "The undergraduates really embraced me… and made me feel like I had been there for 33 years. I felt like John Belushi at the end of Animal House." NEVER give up So there you have it, college dropouts. Solid evidence that you can drop out of your course and still become one of the most successful individuals on the PLANET! Wishing you the very best of luck in choosing a career path you love. You got this! If you're determined to be qualified for your dream job sooner rather than later, check out TAFE NSW's 47 course areas and 1,200 courses from certificates and diplomas to degrees. Find a career you love with TAFE NSW. Image source, image source, image source, image source, image source, image source, image source.