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Have you ever thought that there must be a better way to market your business, display your photo's and trip logs? Why not learn to build your own website?
Get the competitive edge in your workplace by learning how to use Adobe Creative Suite to design and build a basic website. Our experienced, industry current trainers, will help you learn the skills you need to get up and running using Photoshop, Illustrator and Wordpress. You will learn about the software interface, how to design web pages using templates, how to best present content using the elements and principles of design, image preparation techniques, and more.
After completing this qualification, students will be able to develop their ability to write to suit a range of media including but not limited to: newspapers and magazines, radio and television programs, video games and animations, novels and biographies, motion graphics and dance performances, and websites and e-learning resources. Students will learn to gather information, write stories, edit stories, as well as present information for audiences across a range of mediums.
This course is for students who want to study for all or part of the NSW HigherSchool Certificate in an adult learning environment.Your study program will depend on your previous experience and the amount oftime you can spend studying for the HSC. There is a broad range of generaleducation and vocational HSC courses to choose from.The NSW Board of Studies (BOS) has developed the HSC curriculum and isresponsible for managing completion requirements including the finalexaminations. The BOS awards the HSC credential. HSC assessment results achievedin your TAFE study are reported by TAFE to the BOS as part of theminimum completion requirements for the HSC.The booklet 'Studying for the NSW Higher School Certificate' is available at theBoard of Studies website.The booklet 'Higher School Certificate and Tertiary Preparation Programs in TAFENSW 2006' is available at www.tafensw.edu.au/courses/about/preparation.htm.You can seek advice from TAFE NSW Course Information Officers at any campus andfrom TAFE NSW Counsellors.Vocational CoursesVocational courses are offered within the HSC and may lead to a vocationalqualification, suitable for entry to further study and work.Australian Tertiary Admissions Rank (ATAR)The ATAR is used to determine entry to most university courses.You do not need an ATAR to continue your studies in TAFE NSW.
This course is for students who want to study for all or part of the NSW Higher School Certificate in an adult learning environment.Your study program will depend on your previous experience and the amount of time you can spend studying for the HSC. There is a broad range of general education HSC courses to choose from.The NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) has developed the HSC curriculum and is responsible for managing completion requirements including the final examinations. NESA awards the HSC credential. HSC assessment results achieved in your TAFE study are reported by TAFE to NESA as part of the minimum completion requirements for the HSC.Further information can be found in the 'About the HSC' section of the NESA website.You can seek advice from TAFE NSW Course Information Officers at any campus and from TAFE NSW Counsellors.The Australian Tertiary Admissions Rank (ATAR) calculated by the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC) is used to determine entry to most university courses.
This course is for students who want to study for all or part of the NSW Higher School Certificate in an adult learning environment.Your study program will depend on your previous experience and the amount of time you can spend studying for the HSC. There is a broad range of general education HSC courses to choose from.The NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) has developed the HSC curriculum and is responsible for managing completion requirements including the final examinations. NESA awards the HSC credential. HSC assessment results achieved in your TAFE study are reported by TAFE to NESA as part of the minimum completion requirements for the HSC.Further information can be found in the 'About the HSC' section of the NESA website.You can seek advice from TAFE NSW Course Information Officers at any campus and from TAFE NSW Counsellors.The Australian Tertiary Admissions Rank (ATAR) calculated by he Universities Admissions Centre (UAC) is used to determine entry to most university courses.
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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.
Accessing TAFE NSW Information To promote open, accountable, fair and effective government in NSW, members of the public have a right to access government information. This right is restricted only when there is an overriding public interest against disclosing the particular information. What is public access to government information? The Government Information (Public Access) Act 2009 (NSW) (the GIPA Act) replaced the Freedom of Information Act 1989 (NSW) (the FOI Act) on 1 July 2010. The GIPA Act establishes a comprehensive system for public access to government information. The Act makes government information more accessible to the public by requiring government agencies to make certain sorts of information freely available; encouraging government agencies to release as much other information as possible; giving the public an enforceable right to make access applications for government information; and restricting access to information only when there is an overriding public interest against disclosure. The public access to government information system is overseen by the Information and Privacy Commission. The Information Commissioner's roles include: Promoting public awareness and understanding of the Act. Providing information, advice, assistance and training to agencies and the public. Dealing with complaints about government agencies. Investigating agencies' systems, policies and practices. Reporting on compliance with the Act to the Minister responsible. You can find more information about the Information and Privacy Commission on its website at www.ipc.nsw.gov.au The GIPA Act complements other regimes by which the public can access information held by government. It does not detract from any other rights of access to information that exists under other legislation or policies. Other legislation that may be particularly relevant includes the Personal Information and Privacy Protection Act 1998 and the Health Records and Information Privacy Act 2002, which allow individuals to obtain access to, and to apply for amendment of, personal information held about them by NSW government agencies. For more details please see the website of the NSW Privacy Commissioner. How can I access information held by TAFE NSW? 1. Search on this website: TAFE NSW publishes a large volume of material on this website. We try to release as much government information as possible, either through our website or in another appropriate way, and free of charge or at the lowest reasonable cost. Under the Government Information (Public Access) Act 2009 the GIPA Act, certain information is required by law to be available on our website, free of charge.This is called "open access information" and includes our: policy documents and tabled documents disclosure log; and register of government contracts. You should check the open access information at the links above to see if the information you are looking for is already available. Prior to 1 July 2016, TAFE NSW's open access information was managed by the Department of Education on its website. In addition to the "open access information" which TAFE NSW is required by law to make available, TAFE NSW also proactively releases a large volume of other information. Our agency information guide will give you some guidance about the other kinds of information TAFE NSW holds and releases publicly. If you cannot find the information you are looking for on this website or the Department of Education's website, you can ask us whether the information has already been released by TAFE NSW proactively in some other form (for example, in printed form). You can contact us on telephone (02) 9217 4463 to ask if the information you are after has been released by TAFE NSW either on this website or in another form. Some publications may only be available on the payment of a fee, but we will let you know if that is the case. 2. Make an informal request: If the information you are after has not already been published by TAFE NSW, but is information which raises no particular concerns in terms of possible public interest reasons why it should be kept confidential, then TAFE NSW may be able to release it to you on request without the formalities of having to make a formal application. If you think this applies to the information you are after you can contact us on telephone - (02) 9217 4463 - to make an informal request. We may ask that you provide details of your request in writing. Generally, we try to release information we hold without the need for you to make a formal access application, unless there are good reasons to require one. Under the GIPA Act, however, Government agencies are not required to release information without an access application. TAFE NSW reserves the right to require you to lodge an access application, particularly if there may be significant public interest considerations that need to be taken into account in deciding whether the information can be released or if you request a large volume of information or if it would otherwise take TAFE NSW a significant amount of time to consider your request. 3. Make a formal access application: If the information you are seeking is not available on this website and is not otherwise routinely provided by TAFE NSW on request, then you have a right to formally apply for access to specific information. You can make a formal application by downloading and completing the government information access form and sending it to us at the following address: Information Officer TAFE NSW GIPA TAFE NSW PO BOX 707 BROADWAY NSW 2007 Email: GIPA@tafensw.edu.au Tel. (02) 9217 4463 The GIPA Act says that we are only able to accept access applications that: Are in writing and sent to us at the address above; Clearly state you are requesting information under the Government Information (Public Access) Act 2009 (NSW); Enclose the $30 application fee; Have a return postal address as the address for correspondence; and Include as much specific information as necessary to enable us to identify the information you are asking for. If your application does not include these five things, it will be invalid and will not be processed. If that happens, however, we will let you know and we will help you, if possible, by explaining how you can make a valid application. Otherwise we will write acknowledging receipt of a valid access application within 5 working days, and will deal with your application within 20 working days (subject to any extension allowed for under the GIPA Act). If any extension of time is required to deal with your application, we will let you know in writing. Application fees and processing charges The application fee for making an access application is $30. Processing charges can also be imposed at the rate of $30 per hour. In some circumstances an advance deposit can be required. We will let you know in writing if that applies to your application. Certain discounts may apply, including on financial hardship and public interest grounds – for more details see the Information and Privacy Commission's Fact Sheet: GIPA Act Fees and Charges. Internal Review You have the right to request an Internal Review of some (but not all) decisions made by TAFE NSW in response to a request for information under the Government Information (Public Access) Act 2009 (NSW). You have 20 working days after the notice of a decision has been sent to you to ask for an Internal Review. The review must be carried out by an officer who is no less senior than the person who made the original decision. There is a $40 fee for an internal review application. You can use the TAFE NSW Internal Review Application form to lodge your request for an internal review. This form outlines what types of decisions can be reviewed. TAFE NSW Disclosure Log Our disclosure log is a record of information that TAFE NSW has released, in response to a specific request from an individual or organisation under the Government Information (Public Access) Act 2009 (the GIPA Act), that TAFE NSW thinks could also be of interest to other members of the public. Documents released by TAFE NSW prior to 1 July 2016 are available on the Department of Education's disclosure log which can be accessed on their website. The disclosure log sets out the date the decision was made to release the information; a description of the information released; and details about whether that information is currently available and how it can be accessed. Our disclosure log is continuously updated as additional information is released under the GIPA Act. TAFE NSW Policy documents and tabled documents Policy Documents Policy documents are those that guide our decisions, actions and procedures in fulfilling our public functions. The Government Information (Public Access) Act 2009 requires that all of TAFE NSW's current policy documents be made available on this website (unless there are overriding public interest reasons why this cannot be done). Our policy documents are available under TAFE NSW Policy Documents. Tabled Documents From time to time other documents are tabled in the Parliament concerning TAFE NSW. These tabled documents are also available under TAFE NSW Tabled Documents Documents concerning TAFE NSW that were tabled in Parliament prior to 1 July 2016 are available from the Department of Education. TAFE NSW Register of Government Contracts Certain contracts that TAFE NSW enters with the private sector, as well as certain tender information, is made publicly available on the Government's tenders website.
In many TAFE NSW courses, some of the learning and assessment occurs in the workplace or a simulated workplace environment. TAFE NSW has a responsibility to protect members of the public (and the students themselves) from being harmed by students taking part in workplace or simulated workplace learning. If there is evidence that your skills or behaviour could present a risk to yourself or other people in the workplace, you may not be allowed to participate in a work placement, at least for a period of time. To help you understand your responsibilities in the workplace, you will be given a code of practice which indicates expected standards of behaviour. Your teacher will explain to you and your workplace supervisor the range of duties for which you have the skills and knowledge. You must not carry out duties other than those indicated by your teacher. Students who have committed a breach of discipline or who are assessed as presenting a significant risk to themselves or others during work placement may be prevented from undertaking or continuing further work placement. This may mean they will not complete the course where successful completion of work placement is required. There are TAFE NSW courses which have a compulsory work placement component where you are required to comply with some (or all) of the following. 1. HEALTH - NSW MINISTRY OF HEALTH Before you undertake a clinical work placement: If you are over 18 you will be required to undertake a National Criminal Record Check. Visit NSW Police Force's website. You will be required to sign the NSW Health Student Undertaking where you agree to notify NSW Health if your status changes after the date of issue of your National Police Certificate or during the completion of your course. You will be required to undertake Occupational Assessment, Screening and Vaccination against Infectious Diseases and provide your Health Care Worker/Student Vaccination Record Card. You will be required to read and sign the NSW Health Code of Conduct form. Visit NSW Ministry of Health's website and type 'clinical placement' in search area. 2. AGED CARE WORK As per NSW Health requirements for the National Criminal Record Check, visit NSW Police Force's website. 3. COMMUNITY AND CHILDREN'S SERVICES Anyone in child-related work (including student placements and volunteers) MUST have a current Working with Children Check (students/volunteers free) in line with the Office of Children's Guardian phase-in schedule and processes. 4. STUDENT READINESS FOR WORK PLACEMENT Generally work placements will only occur after there has been a reasonable amount of student/teacher contact and when the teacher is satisfied that you are ready to benefit from workplace learning and perform workplace duties. Your teacher can provide further information. Work health and safety TAFE NSW has a duty to provide a safe and healthy workplace for all employees, students and visitors. At enrolment you will be informed of any course requirement for you to provide and wear protective clothing and equipment. During an orientation session on your first attendance you will be given information on what to do in case of an emergency or if you are injured and require first aid. All our courses include instruction and training on work health and safety relevant to your training. To help us provide a safe environment for all staff and students, work health and safety legislation also reinforces your duty to take reasonable care for the health and safety of others. You must not interfere with or misuse anything provided for you in the interest of health and safety. You should report any safety issues or concerns to your teacher or campus staff as soon as possible. For further information about work health and safety, visit a TAFE NSW library or ask your teacher, or visit the WorkCover NSW website.
Located in Evans Street in the heart of Inverell, the Sapphire City, TAFE NSW Inverell offers students a broad range of qualifications, from Certificate I to Diploma level. With a focus on filling skills and knowledge gaps in the local workforce, courses include Early Childhood Education and Care, Fitness, Information, Digital Media and Technology, as well as Website Development.
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
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Tuition fees for degree courses are charged on a per-subject basis for domestic students and on a per-course basis for international students, payable each semester. Most subjects are worth 10 credit points, although there are some subjects worth 5 and 20 credit points. Tuition fees vary between courses. All TAFE NSW fees and charges are reviewed on a yearly basis and are subject to change. Tuition Fee schedule Tuition Fee for domestic students Download the 2018 fee schedule for domestic students Download the 2019 fee schedule for domestic students Fees for international students Information about fees for international students is on the TAFE NSW International Student website. Fee payment options An invoice will be issued to you when TAFE NSW receives your acceptance form, explaining the flexible terms available for payment of tuition fees. You may be eligible to take out a FEE-HELP loan to help you pay your tuition fees. Or you can pay your tuition fees upfront by: EFTPOS Visa MasterCard Personal cheque, bank cheque or money order at your local Australia Post office BPAY Cash is not accepted. Equipment and other costs In addition to tuition fees, you may be required to purchase additional resources (such as equipment, protective clothing, licence fees and textbooks) for some subjects. You cannot use FEE-HELP to pay for these additional costs.
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Building a TAFE NSW for the future The changes in our environment today are profound. Students and employers have greater choices and technologies are opening new opportunities for how and where training is delivered. Smart and Skilled reforms have introduced even more competition and our training sector is now global. Change is everywhere and it's real. Our people are highly skilled, passionate and committed but to succeed in this environment we need to create a more modern workplace with a flexible workforce that provides our people with satisfying jobs and careers for the future. Working together with our staff to agree on our next Enterprise Agreements is a high priority for us all. These new agreements will help us shape our workforce for the future and together build a successful, competitive and sustainable TAFE NSW. How to get involved We are committed to a constructive, transparent and fair bargaining process. You can stay up-to-date through: This enterprise bargaining section on the TAFE NSW website Face-to-face sessions at your campus Regular email updates from your bargaining team You can ask questions and provide feedback about the enterprise bargaining process through: Your TAFE NSW bargaining team Your Regional General Manager, Manager, People & Safety Business Partner Email the enterprise bargaining team at: EBUpdate@tafensw.edu.au Participating in your local face-to-face sessions at your campus Ask a questionGive feedbackFrequently asked questions The agreements To find out more about the new enterprise agreements, click the links below: Teachers and Related Employees Administrative, Support and Related Employees TAFE Managers Teachers in TAFE Children's Centres To find out more about enterprise agreements please view the frequently asked questions or read through the Enterprise Bargaining brochure. (PDF)
People with skills in science, technology, engineering or mathematics (STEM) are in high demand. If you are interested in training in these skills, you may be eligible for a $1,000 Jobs of Tomorrow scholarship under the NSW Government's Smart and Skilled Program From 2016, the NSW Government is offering 25,000 scholarships over four years to students commencing selected qualifications under Smart and Skilled. Who is eligible for a Jobs of Tomorrow Scholarship? To be eligible for a Jobs of Tomorrow Scholarship, you must: meet the Smart and Skilled personal eligibility criteria, be enrolled in a qualification that is eligible for a Jobs of Tomorrow Scholarship, and commence training in the qualification on or after 1 January 2016. Which qualifications fall under Jobs of Tomorrow? The NSW Government has selected several courses on the NSW Skills List from Certificate IV to Advanced Diploma levels in career areas such as nursing and healthcare, engineering and information and communications technology. See the list of eligible qualifications at the Training Services NSW website. How do I apply for a Jobs of Tomorrow Scholarship? Once you have enrolled, in an eligible qualification and received a Notification of Enrolment from your college of enrolment, you may apply to Services NSW for a scholarship. Applications are expected to open in late March 2016. Go to the Service NSW Apply for a Jobs of Tomorrow Scholarship page. When am I paid my Jobs of Tomorrow Scholarship? A Jobs of Tomorrow Scholarship is worth $1000 and is paid in two instalments. Training Services NSW will pay the first $500 instalment once you have successfully applied and TAFE NSW confirms that you have commenced training. You will be paid the remaining $500 when TAFE NSW confirms that you have successfully completed the qualification. Get started at TAFE NSW Ways to study Fee information
The NSW Government's new Smart and Skilled Fee-Free Scholarships mean that students can get the skills they need to get the job they want and their course fees will be covered. Young people (aged 15-30) who meet the Smart and Skilled Fee-Free Scholarship criteria are eligible for a government subsidy which covers their Smart and Skilled course fee. Eligible students can receive a single Fee Free Scholarship in a financial year, and two Fee-Free Scholarships across 4 financial years. Who is eligible for a Fee-Free Scholarship? To be eligible, you must first meet the Smart & Skilled eligibility criteria. You must be: An Australian citizen, Australian permanent resident, Australian permanent humanitarian visa holder or New Zealand citizen; and No longer at school; and Living or working in NSW; and Aged 15 years or over, and be either a Commonwealth Welfare recipient or the dependant of a Commonwealth Welfare recipient or A NSW apprentice or new entrant trainee undertaking a qualification on the NSW Skills List. You must also be: Aged between 15 and 30 years old when you start your training, and Enrolling into a Smart & Skilled qualification at Certificate I, Certificate II, Certificate III or Certificate IV level on the NSW Skills List, or Be aged 15-17 years old and currently in out-of-home care or aged 18-30 years old and previously been in out-of-home care (Social Housing residents) Scholarships for people who have experienced domestic and family violence If you do not meet the above Smart & Skilled Fee-Free Scholarship criteria, you may still be eligible for a Fee-Free Scholarship If you are experiencing or have experienced domestic and family violence, you and your dependants may be eligible for a government subsidy which covers your Smart and Skilled course fee. This Fee-Free Scholarship will give you the opportunity to train and get back into the workforce. Who is eligible? To be eligible for this scholarship you must: meet the Smart and Skilled personal eligibility criteria. start training on or after 1 July 2016 enrol in a Certificate I, Certificate II, Certificate III or Certificate IV level full qualification on the NSW Skills List on the Training Services NSW website. be able to disclose when enrolling that you meet the domestic and violence Fee-Free Scholarship criteria. What are the Domestic and Family Violence Fee-Free Scholarship criteria? You must be 15 years or older and be experiencing or have experienced domestic and family violence or be the dependant of a person who is experiencing or has experienced domestic and family violence. You must have a letter of recommendation from a domestic and family violence service, refuge or other support agency. Examples of these services are listed in a fact sheet on the Smart and Skilled website How do I apply for this scholarship? You do not need to apply. If you do not meet the Fee-Free Scholarship eligibility criteria (see above), we will ask if there are other circumstances where you may be eligible for a Fee-Free Scholarship. You will need to advise us if you believe you are eligible under the Domestic and Violence Fee-Free Scholarship criteria. How much is the scholarship worth? The Fee-Free scholarship covers the student course fee you would normally pay. How do you apply for a Fee-Free Scholarship? You do not need to apply. If you meet the Fee-Free Scholarship eligibility criteria (see above), we will tell you if you are eligible when you enrol. You can receive and/or have one Fee-Free Scholarship in a single financial year, with a second scholarship available within the four year financial period up to 30 June 2019. What does "NSW Social Housing" mean when applying for a Fee-Free Scholarship? NSW Social Housing includes tenants of: Public housing (owned and managed by the NSW government or managed by a community housing provider) Community housing (owned and/or managed by community housing providers) Aboriginal housing (owned and/or managed by the Aboriginal Housing Office and Aboriginal Housing Providers) Clients receiving crises accommodation/supported accommodation (Specialist Homelessness Services) Clients receiving private rental assistance funded by Family and Community Services (e.g. private rental subsidy, rental bond loans, tenancy guarantees). More information is available on the Smart and Skilled website. You have a responsibility to provide true and correct information when you enrol at TAFE NSW. You will be asked to provide documentary evidence, where required, to support and confirm the information you provide which supports your eligibility to NSW government subsidised training.
<p><strong>From 1 January 2017, the Commonwealth VET Student Loans program replaced the VET FEE-HELP loan program.</strong></p> <p>This Commonwealth Government program allows you to access loans for courses that:</p> <ul> <li>have a high national priority</li> <li>meet industry needs</li> <li>contribute to addressing skills shortages</li> <li>lead to employment outcomes.</li> </ul> <p>The program also features loan caps for course loans. This means if your fees are above the loan cap, you will need to pay the difference. Most TAFE NSW students will not be affected by loan caps, but if you are, you will be advised of this during your enrolment. Please note, that loan caps are indexed annually in accordance with the VET Student Loans Act 2016.</p>
Talk to us about your needs TAFE NSW enrols a large number of students with a disability and provides specialist support to assist you to successfully complete your course. If you have a disability, whether it is physical or psychiatric, temporary or permanent, we may be able to offer you a range of support services to assist you with your training, including: Choosing the courses that are right for you, and enrolling in them Identifying the classroom support and assessment modifications that suit you best Access to services such as tutorial support, adaptive technologies, sign-language interpreters, note-takers or disability assistants Information on how your teachers will plan, deliver and assess your training to take into account your particular needs Counselling – when you're thinking about enrolling TAFE NSW complies with the Australian Government Disability Standards for Education found on the Department of Education website. Financial help If you're eligible, you may receive an exemption or concession for the student fee. Talk to our staff to find out more about fee exemptions and concessions. More information If you are a school student studying at TAFE NSW, you can also visit the Disability Support pages of the NSW Department of Education and Communities website, where you'll find more information about disability programs and services in public education and training in NSW. Those pages also have links to employment and related disability services. Phone calls for the hearing- or speech-impaired If you are deaf, hearing-impaired or speech-impaired, the National Relay Service (NRS) lets you call or take phone calls from anyone at any time. A trained officer relays the phone conversation between you and the other party. Depending on your circumstances, you need a standard telephone, a computer with modem, or a TTY (teletypewriter). The NRS is an Australian initiative and is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. All relay calls are confidential. Using the NRS, costs are about the same as a local phone call. Free training is available on making relay calls. If you are a TTY or voice user, ring 13 36 77 then dial the phone number you wish to call. If you are a Speak and Listen user, ring 1300 555 727 then ask for the phone number you wish to call If you are an internet relay user, go to www.relayservice.com.au and enter the phone number you wish to call
<p>All students are required to have a USI, before their enrolment is confirmed. If you have not created your USI and are intending to study, you should create your free USI now. Get more information by visiting usi.gov.au. You will need to have proof of your identity to complete the process. Once you have a USI you will have a secure online record of your nationally recognised training which you can access anytime and anywhere. If you have any questions, or need assistance creating your USI, please contact TAFE Digital by phone or chat.</p>
Be deadly at TAFE NSW Be connected and join over 30,000 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students at TAFE NSW. We welcome Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to enrol in TAFE NSW courses, and we support all students to get the most out of education and training to help open up exciting employment opportunities. From music and film, to Aboriginal languages and cultures - our courses are taught in small, friendly groups with personalised support. TAFE NSW recognises the importance of identity, knowledge and understanding of Aboriginal cultures, and languages - all of which can enhance the lives and career opportunities of all Australians. Be empowered and share your life experiences and gain real skills for the future. Be job ready and take the first step with apprenticeships, work placements and real hands-on experience. Assistance can also be made available in personalised learning plans, goal-setting, reading, writing, numeracy, and preparing tests and assessments. Aboriginal student support Aboriginal staff can assist you with everything from enrolment to study. We can also give advice on applying for fee exemptions and scholarships, as well as provide mentoring to support you throughout your TAFE NSW course. Financial help Aboriginal students who live or work throughout NSW (or live in identified border postcodes) are eligible for subsidised training places under Smart and Skilled and a full fee exemption. You could also qualify for a scholarship, or financial help with travel, accommodation and meals. As well as this, you may be eligible for ABSTUDY from Centrelink, which is government financial help for Aboriginal students. Learn more about applying for ABSTUDY through the Centrelink website. Customised courses and services TAFE NSW offers a range of flexible programs for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people as a step towards employment or to move forward in your career. Specialist Aboriginal study centres Many TAFE NSW locations have purpose-built teaching and learning facilities. For more information, connect in person or contact TAFE NSW on 131 601. Acknowledgement of Country TAFE NSW respectfully acknowledge the traditional custodians of the Country of all locations where our learning activities are hosted. We extend our respect to Elders, past and present, and acknowledge our future generations of Aboriginal people. We also respectfully acknowledge the Country, family and cultural values of our students who travel to join us for a learning journey. Contact us Enquire Call 131 601 Find your local TAFE NSW
<p>Dear Colleagues</p> <p>I am pleased to advise you that over the last few weeks bargaining has been taking place for the proposed <em>TAFE Commission of NSW TAFE Managers Enterprise Agreement</em>.</p> <p>All parties have contributed to constructive conversations about your pay and conditions under the <em>TAFE NSW TAFE Managers Enterprise Agreement</em>. Our discussions have focused on:</p> <ul> <li>Pay increases</li> <li>Modernising the language of the enterprise agreement</li> <li>Contract and compensation arrangements</li> <li>Training in the application of enterprise agreements and employment policies.</li> </ul> <p>As a result, TAFE NSW has proposed two pay increases of 2.5%, to be paid from 1 January 2018, and 1 January 2019. TAFE NSW has sought to maintain all other entitlements in the proposed Enterprise Agreement.</p> <p>You will note the proposed Enterprise Agreement has some drafting changes, modernising the language of some of the provisions, and simplifying and clarifying clauses that deal with TAFE NSW policy, such as performance development, conduct, etc.</p> <p>Tomorrow, you will receive an email with a copy of the proposed agreement and a guide to the agreement. I encourage you to take the time out from your busy day to understand the proposed agreement and consider voting ‘Yes’ in the ballot.</p> <p>TAFE NSW, the Australian Education Union NSW Teachers Federation, Community and Public Sector Union Public Service Association and self-nominated employee bargaining representatives have been bargaining towards a new Enterprise Agreement. It is planned for this to go out to ballot from 28 July 2017 to 31 July 2017.</p> <p>Additionally, while not part of the Enterprise Agreement, but influenced by the negotiation process, TAFE NSW has reconsidered its policy regarding the recruitment of TAFE Manager positions. In the future, TAFE NSW will consider appointments to TAFE Manager positions on both a temporary basis (under specified term contracts) and also on an ongoing basis.</p> <p>Securing a constructive result in a timely manner will allow us to move forward with the many exciting One TAFE initiatives aimed at ensuring a successful, competitive and sustainable TAFE NSW.</p> <p><strong>Want to know more?</strong><br /> To find out more, please <a href="/corporate/enterprise-bargaining/managers">visit the website</a>.</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
Prepare for a creative career in interior design This practical degree is delivered at the award winning Design Centre at Enmore in Sydney. As well as developing practical design skills you will develop complementary theoretical knowledge to give you a sound understanding of design best practice both in Australia and overseas. You will study in a studio-based learning environment, working in small groups to simulate interior design practice. An internship in third year will give you valuable workplace experience and will allow you to make valuable industry contacts. This is a Design Institute of Australia (DIA) Recognised course which means you can be assured it meets industry standards. Students and graduates are automatically eligible to be DIA members. More information about this course Course code: HE20501 Location: Design Centre, Enmore Duration: 3 years full time or part time equivalent Course load: Students must complete 24 subjects and achieve 240 credit points to complete this course. Each subject is worth 10 credit points. Next intake: February 2019 Course overview: The Bachelor of Design (Interior Design) is an undergraduate qualification taught in English. The course is located at Level 7 on the Australian Qualifications Framework. Students will learn how to create innovative, original interior design concepts by exploring the spatial, structural and material elements of built interior environments. Graduates will have the ability to manage complex projects from initial concept through to a successful detailed solution, demonstrating a comprehensive understanding of the interaction between interior spaces and the people who use them. Further enquiries: SIENMOREINFO@tafensw.edu.au Entry requirements and how to apply You must satisfy at least one of the following four entry requirements to be eligible for admission into this course: NSW HSC (Higher School Certificate) or equivalent; OR Recognised Tertiary Preparation Certificate; OR Certificate IV level or higher vocational qualification; OR Completion of at least one year full-time study or equivalent in a degree course at a higher education institution This course requires you to submit additional information with your application, including a short written piece and a portfolio of art and design work to demonstrate your creative talent. This additional information will be assessed to determine your suitability for entry into this course, and where there are more applicants than study places available, will be used to rank your application. Note 1: You do not require an ATAR for entry into this course. Note 2: If you do not meet any of the four minimum entry requirements, you may be able to apply for entry under special admissions provisions including mature age or disadvantage. For full details of application requirements and to download the application form, visit the Applying and fees page Study requirements Study pattern Full time students enrol in four subjects per semester, with face to face classes totalling approximately 16 hours per week. Students are expected to undertake an equivalent amount of private study to maximise success in the course. Assessment A range of assessment methods are used across subjects in this course to allow students to demonstrate both practical skills and theoretical knowledge. Most subjects require the completion of 3 to 4 assessment tasks. Assessment types include, but are not limited to essays, reports, practical projects, online discussion posts, process diaries, presentations, and examinations. Subjects You can view the course structure and an overview of study requirements for each subject by downloading the Course Information Brochure Recognition of Prior Learning Students who have completed other studies in a related field or who have extensive relevant industry experience may be eligible for exemption from similar subjects in the Bachelor of Design (Interior Design). 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 $2,050 per subject (a total of $49,200 for the full bachelor degree*). This course attracts FEE-HELP, so eligible students can study now and pay later. Tuition fees for international students can be found on the TAFE NSW International website. *Note that tuition fees are reviewed annually and are subject to change. Check current fee information in the Fee Schedule on the Fees and Payments page. There may be additional costs to purchase resources required for individual subjects. The course coordinator can advise you of any additional course fees. Information for international students This course is available for enrolment by international students, subject to meeting course entry requirements and satisfying student visa conditions. For more information and the current course fee for international students go to the TAFE NSW International website. Disclaimer While every effort has been made to ensure information about this course is accurate and up to date, you are advised to contact the course coordinator for specific and up to date information about tuition fees and academic requirements of the course. Find out more Course information brochure (PDF) Student Profile Applying and fees Academic calendar TAFE NSW degrees
Do you want to become a certified property valuer? The Bachelor of Property Valuation is a three year degree that will prepare you for work as a valuer in a range of contexts across residential, commercial and public sectors, both in Australia and overseas. Students will gain practical skills complemented by theoretical knowledge, and will learn how the practice of property valuation is underpinned by legislation, regulation and legal precedents. You'll learn about residential, retail, commercial and rural valuation, as well as about types of land usage, cultural land rights, building styles and heritage matters. This course is accredited by the Australian Property Institute (API) More information about this course Course code: HE20507 Location: Ultimo Duration: 3 years full time or part time equivalent Course load: Students must complete 24 subjects and achieve 240 credit points to complete this course. Each subject is worth 10 credit points. Next intake: February 2019 Course overview: The Bachelor of Property Valuation is an undergraduate qualification taught in English. The course is located at Level 7 on the Australian Qualifications Framework. The degree is a practical industry based qualification taught by teachers with current industry experience. Students learn through case studies and field trips and in third year, a choice of two electives allows students to explore specialist areas of valuation. Further enquiries: Jonathan.email@example.com Entry requirements and how to apply You must satisfy at least one of the following four entry requirements to be eligible for admission into this course: NSW HSC (Higher School Certificate) or equivalent; OR Recognised Tertiary Preparation Certificate; OR Certificate IV level or higher vocational qualification; OR Completion of at least one year full-time study or equivalent in a degree course at a higher education institution This course requires you to submit additional information with your application, including a short essay and interview. This additional information will be assessed to determine your suitability for entry into this course, and where there are more applicants than study places available, will be used to rank your application. You are also required to have mathematics knowledge to HSC level or equivalent before entering this course, or you may be required to undertake a bridging program or preparatory maths course. Note 1: You do not require an ATAR for entry into this course. Note 2: If you do not meet any of the four minimum entry requirements, you may be able to apply for entry under special admissions provisions including mature age or disadvantage. For full details of application requirements and to download the application form, visit the Applying and fees page Study requirements Study pattern Full time students enrol in four subjects per semester, with face to face classes totalling approximately 16 hours per week. Students are expected to undertake an equivalent amount of private study to maximise success in the course. Assessment A range of assessment methods are used across subjects in this course to allow students to demonstrate both practical skills and theoretical knowledge. Most subjects require the completion of 3 to 4 assessment tasks. Assessment types include, but are not limited to practical exercises, case studies, written reports, research reports, field work exercises and examinations. Subjects You can view the course structure and an overview of study requirements for each subject by downloading the Course Information Brochure Recognition of Prior Learning Students who have completed other studies in a related field or who have extensive relevant industry experience may be eligible for exemption from similar subjects in the Bachelor of Property Valuation. All applications for exemption mus t be made to the course coordinator and must include supporting documentation. Students should attend class until they are formally advised that their application for exemption has been granted. Tuition fees In 2019 domestic students will pay a tuition fee of $1,250 per subject (a total of $30,000 for the full bachelor degree*). This course attracts FEE-HELP, so eligible students can study now and pay later. Tuition fees for international students can be found on the TAFE NSW International website. *Note that tuition fees are reviewed annually and are subject to change. Check current fee information in the Fee Schedule on the Fees and Payments page. There may be additional costs to purchase resources required for individual subjects. The course coordinator can advise you of any additional course fees. Information for international students This course is available for enrolment by international students, subject to meeting course entry requirements and satisfying student visa conditions. For more information and the current course fee for international students go to the TAFE NSW International website. Disclaimer While every effort has been made to ensure information about this course is accurate and up to date, you are advised to contact the course coordinator for specific and up to date information about tuition fees and academic requirements of the course. Find out more Course information brochure (PDF) Student Profile Applying and fees Academic calendar TAFE NSW degrees
Congratulations on deciding to enrol with TAFE NSW! Enrolling with us is easy! Though the exact process does depend on your course and any prerequisites that go with it. The following four steps will set you up to study with us: Find a course that interests you Pick a location and study-mode that suits you, by clicking on the "Course Fees and Information" button on your chosen course page Assess your eligibility Click on the "Enrol" or "Apply" button on the course location page, to kick off the enrolment or application process. Choose your course and where you want to study If you have not already done so, choose your course and campus or TAFE Digital course. There are a number of different options for ways to study with TAFE NSW and be sure to read your chosen course information carefully to make sure it is the right qualification for you. Find a campus location Browse through all TAFE NSW courses Discover your TAFE Digital course If you have any queries, one of our dedicated advisors would be happy to assist you. Call 131 601 or send us an enquiry. We can help talk you through all your options. Attend an information session Most TAFE NSW locations run information sessions so that you can come and meet the teaching staff to discuss the course details, attendance options, study timetable and entry or application requirements. If we’re running an information session for a course, the date, time and location will be listed on the course information page. Find your course information page Assess your eligibility You are eligible to study a course if you meet the entry requirements. Entry requirements are the minimum qualifications, knowledge, skills, experience and attributes you need to successfully complete the course. Not all courses have entry requirements, but some have very specific mandatory conditions before you can enrol. You must be able to show that you meet the entry requirements to be able to enrol in the course. The entry requirements for each course should be clearly displayed in the course information, so ensure you read through the details carefully. How to show you meet the entry requirements When you enrol, you may be asked to undertake one, or more, of the following steps: Prove that you meet the educational requirements for your chosen course (e.g. you will need to provide your HSC transcript, or proof of your work skills) Support your claim for recognition (e.g. you will need to provide certified copies of your previous qualification(s), transcripts of studies you have undertaken and possibly other evidence) Support your claim for an exemption from fees or a fee concession (e.g. proof of pension) We recognise the following educational requirements: Higher School Certificate (HSC) (Year 12) or equivalent TAFE NSW Certificate IV in Tertiary Preparation (TPC) Post-school course or courses that meet the equivalent of one year of full-time assessed study (about 540 hours) ROSA (Record of School Achievement) or equivalent A course at AQF (Australian Qualification Framework) Certificate II level The equivalent of six months' full-time training (about 270 hours) At least six months' work (paid or unpaid) or voluntary community activity that reflects performance at AQF Certificate III level School Certificate or equivalent TAFE NSW Certificate II in General and Vocational Education (CGVE) Completion of a post-school course at AQF Certificate II level or higher A combination of study and work or life experience Obtain your Unique Student Identifier (USI) To study for a nationally recognised qualification at a registered training organisation (RTO) such as TAFE NSW, you need to have a USI, which: is made up of 10 numbers and letters; gives you access to an account that contains your completed training records and results from 1 January 2015 onwards; and will help you provide evidence of your studies when you apply for a job or undertake further study. If you don’t already have a USI, you can register for one through the Australian Government website. Please note that when you register for your USI, you also need to allow permission for your local TAFE NSW to view your records and USI. Register for your USI Watch a video about USI Register, Apply or Enrol Your next step may vary, depending on your course and enrolment location. For some courses, for example those associated with arts or high-demand courses, you may be asked to attend an interview, submit a portfolio, sit a test or take part in an audition. Your chosen course information should clearly outline how to proceed with your enrolment. You may be informed to proceed with one, or more, of the following steps: Register your interest first and then attend an information or pre-enrolment session Complete an application or selection process, which could include submission of a portfolio or an audition Attend an interview, test or audition – you will be provided with specific information about this step once you have started your application Wait to hear from us on the outcome of your application. If you’re successful, we’ll tell you how to continue your enrolment (it will be similar to the enrolling information on this page). If you’re not successful, we can help you choose another course that will help you meet your educational and career goals. Check out enrolment dates Talk to a Course Information Officer or a TAFE NSW counsellor at your chosen TAFE NSW campus Fee and payment options Details about your fee and payment options will be available at your course selection stage. To complete your enrolment and commence training, you may have to pay your student fee or the first instalment of your student fee. In certain circumstances, you may be eligible for a concession fee, fee exemption or Vocational Education and Training (VET) Student Loan. If you have already studied or gained work experience relevant to your chosen course, you may also qualify for Recognition for Prior Learning (RPL) and Credit Transfers. For more information, please visit the following pages: Fees Payment and funding Recognition for Prior Learning and Credit Transfers
Know your rights and responsibilities and what you can expect from TAFE NSW. Know your rights and responsibilities TAFE NSW students have rights and responsibilities which they need to be aware of. When you begin a TAFE NSW course you will be advised of these, and you will be provided with a student guide that provides further information. TAFE NSW students have responsibilities in work placement. TAFE NSW Student Guide Download the 2019 Student Guide here TAFE NSW Enrolment Information For enrolment information see: TAFE NSW Enrolment Information. Student Privacy and Enrolment Notices As a TAFE NSW student, you must acknowledge and accept that it is a condition of your enrolment that you abide by all TAFE NSW policies and procedures, and where relevant, adhere to the entitlement and eligibility criteria of Smart & Skilled, and that you have read, understand and agree to the following: Management of Risk of Harm to Students and Staff TAFE NSW is required by law to ensure the health and safety of students, staff and visitors on our premises. In order to meet these legal obligations it is necessary for us to access and manage any known risk of violent behaviour. If you have a history of violence that may suggest that you could pose a current risk of any type to TAFE students, staff and/or visitors it is a condition of your enrolment to advise the Campus Manager, a TAFE Counsellor or your Head Teacher prior to attending your first class. For this purposes 'violence' is not restricted to physical acts. It includes any behaviour that seriously interferes with the physical or psychological safety and wellbeing of others such as: actual violence to any person possession of or use of a weapon or any item with the intention to cause harm or injury to others threats of violence or intimidation of others suspension or expulsion from any school or educational institution for violent aggressive behaviour. TAFE NSW is committed to offering vocational education and training to the entire community. Following your advice of a potential risk, we will carry out an assessment of the current risk and, if necessary, provide support and a management plan. Only in exceptional circumstances will a risk assessment lead to exclusion from enrolment. It is our aim to provide an appropriate, safe environment to suit every learner's need and maximise your success in your studies. Student - Smart & Skilled Consent I understand and agree that personal information (information or an opinion about me), collected from me, (my parent or guardian) such as my name, Unique Student Identifier, date of birth, contact details, training outcomes and performance, or sensitive personal information (including my ethnicity or health information) (together Personal Information) collected by TAFE NSW may be disclosed to the Department of Industry, Skills and Regional Development (Department). The Department may disclose my Personal Information to other Australian government agencies, including those located in States and Territories outside New South Wales. The above government agencies may use my Personal Information for any purpose relating to the exercise of their government functions, including but not limited to the evaluation and assessment of my training, the determination of my eligibility to receive subsidised training or for any fee exemptions or concessions. My Personal Information may also be disclosed to other third parties if required by law. I consent to the collection, use and disclosure of my Personal Information in the manner outlined above. I also acknowledge and agree that the Department may contact me by telephone email or post during or after I have ceased subsidised training with TAFE NSW for the purposes of evaluating and assessing my subsidised training. Note: if under 18 years of age at the time of giving consent, then the consent of your guardian is required. Student – Consent for access to Information I consent and authorise TAFE NSW and the Department of Human Services (Centrelink) or Department of Veterans' Affairs for the release of information on the current status of my Entitlement solely in order to confirm and validate my eligibility for fee exemption or fee concession on enrolment into training subsidised by the NSW Government or identified TAFE NSW qualifications. Student – TAFE NSW Privacy Notice Information collected by TAFE NSW during a student's enrolment and attendance will be used for the purposes of your course enrolment, learning and student records administration, identification, communication, state and national reporting, program monitoring, evaluation and surveys. Student information will be held securely and disposed of securely when no longer needed. The information may be disclosed to the Department of Human Services (Centrelink), the Department of Veterans' Affairs, the Department of Education and Training, the Department of Industry, Innovation and Science, the Department of Immigration and Border Protection, Transport for NSW, Training Services NSW, the Australian Skills Quality Authority, the Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency, the Universities Admission Centre, Board of Studies Teaching and Educational Standards NSW and the National Centre for Vocational Education Research. In order to meet the requirements of Registered Training Organisations under the Apprenticeships and Traineeships Act 2001, apprentice and trainee information is provided to employers, Australian Apprenticeship Centres and Training Services NSW (or the relevant State Training Authority). All personal information TAFE NSW collects in connection with your enrolment is managed in accordance with TAFE NSW's Privacy Statement. Consumer protection TAFE NSW has a reputation as a safe, progressive and dynamic place to study. TAFE NSW aims to provide an environment to support quality vocational education and training to benefit individuals, industry, business and the wider community. As a TAFE NSW student you have the right to: expect that the education and training will be consistent with the Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA) regulations and Smart and Skilled Contract requirements be informed about personal information that is collected about you and the right to review and correct that information access to TAFE NSW feedback and complaints handling process. With rights come responsibilities and as a student in TAFE NSW your responsibilities include: providing true, accurate and complete information to TAFE NSW behaving in a responsible and ethical manner. Learner Portal All students have the right to access their study records. TAFE NSW provides an internet service for students to view their study records within their current location of study, via the Learner Portal. In the Learner Portal you may: view your current and past study records and results check and update your current contact details request an official TAFE NSW transcript of your results (academic transcripts). To replace your Certificate, please fill out the replacement testamur form. view notifications from your college, such as notifications of your next schedule fee payments as well as a history of your fee payments view notifications of calendar information, such as the schedules for TAFE NSW final examinations. To log on to the Learner Portal, you need the username and password issued to you when you enrolled. Contact your campus if you are unsure. TAFE NSW will send notifications and reminders to your email account. Making a complaint If you have a problem with, or complaint about TAFE NSW, you can report it to any TAFE NSW employee. They will record your concerns so they can be dealt with confidentially and promptly. TAFE NSW welcomes complaints made via the online feedback form. You may also submit your complaint on a Suggestion or Complaints Form, available from teaching and administration staff, or online via your TAFE Region website while TAFE NSW is in the process of implementing a One TAFE approach to complaints management. If you are enrolled in a Smart and Skilled qualification and if your issue cannot be resolved at the TAFE Region, you can also contact the Smart and Skilled Customer Support Centre (opens new window) to seek assistance, ask for advice, make a complaint or provide feedback. You can do this by phone on 1300 772 104, or in person at a State Training Services Centre (opens new window). For more information see the complaints and feedback page. Privacy and personal information When you enrol at TAFE NSW, the collection, storage, use and disclosure of any personal information you provide is protected under the Privacy and Personal Information Protection Act 1998. Any health information you provided is protected under the Health Records and Information Privacy Act 2002. Government Information (Public Access) Act (GIPA Act) The GIPA Act gives you the right to request access to documents held by most government agencies, including TAFE NSW. Some documents may be informally available; others will require a formal application to be made. For more information call the Department's Information Access Unit on (02) 9561 8159 or see How to access information on the Department's website. Protection of children and young people In line with NSW Government legislation, TAFE NSW is committed to promoting the safety, welfare and wellbeing of children and young people (defined legally as people under 18 years of age) whether they are students, apprentices or trainees in schools, colleges, workplaces or programs conducted by TAFE NSW or under the auspices of TAFE NSW. TAFE NSW employees are required, by law and/or by departmental policy, to report children and young people suspected to be at risk of significant harm to Community Services within the NSW Department of Human Services under the procedures for "Keep Them Safe: a Shared Approach to Child Wellbeing". Anti-discrimination Discrimination means treating someone unfairly or less favourably than another person or group because of a characteristic specified under anti-discrimination or human rights legislation. Discrimination is against the law. It is unlawful to discriminate against people on the grounds of: age (including compulsory retirement) carers' responsibilities (caring for or supporting some adults or children) disability (physical, intellectual, psychiatric, learning and sensory) as well as infectious diseases and HIV/AIDS. For more information please see the TAFE NSW policies page.
It’s important to read the course information page. It outlines what the course offers and what is required from you to study the course. Some courses have defined entry requirements which need to be met prior to enrolment. If you have the equivalent skills and knowledge to meet the entry requirements of the course, these may be considered. Your course information page will provide you with links to assist you to enquire about this process. You may be eligible to apply for recognition for previous study or relevant work experience. You should apply for credit as soon as you are enrolled into your course – although you can apply for credit at any time during your studies. To enrol you need to: complete your enrolment application. You can enrol online from any course page on this website. pay fees or if you are eligible, receive an exemption or concession have a USI (Unique Student Identifier). To get your USI follow the link.
Welcome to Australia and welcome to TAFE NSW For over 50 years, TAFE NSW has warmly welcomed international students and helped with instilling them with the skills and knowledge for a global future. We are delighted to welcome you to our country, and we wish you well in your studies. International student services TAFE NSW campuses provide the following services to international students: Arrange airport pick-up and accommodation on arrival. Orientation program to support your adjustment to studying and living in Australia and in TAFE NSW. Dedicated International student officers who can advise you about your studies and specialist support services in TAFE NSW. Counselling Service to help with personal and academic issues. Support with finding casual work while you study. Support with finding employment after you complete your TAFE NSW course. Access to social and sports activities. Access to English language support. Travel concessions International students are not entitled to travel concessions. However, you may be able to access discounted Opal tickets or MyMulti discounted tickets if you meet certain eligibilities. Visit International student travel discount on the Transport for NSW website for more information. Find out more To enquire about a service, or to discover a more comprehensive list of learning support services available to international students, please visit TAFE NSW Australia.
The NSW Government provides subsidised or concession travel to a range of people. As a TAFE NSW student you may be entitled to concession or free travel on public or private transport (conditions apply). For further information, talk to a customer service officer at your local campus. Long distance travel concessions for apprentices and trainees The Vocational Training Assistance Scheme (VTAS) provides concessions to some apprentices and trainees to attend training. VTAS may be available to apprentices and trainees who: Live in NSW. Travel more than 120 km (round trip) to attend off-the-job training. Contact an Industry Training Service Centre on 13 28 11 for more information. TAFE Digital students Full-time TAFE Digital students studying a secondary school equivalent course may be eligible for a travel concession card. International students International students are not entitled to travel concessions. International students may access MyMulti discounted tickets. Visit International student travel discount on the Transport for NSW website for more information.
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
TAFE NSW's disclosure log is a record of information that TAFE NSW has released (from 1 July 2016), often in response to a specific request from an individual or organisation under the Government Information (Public Access) Act 2009 (the GIPA Act), that the Department thinks could also be of interest to other members of the public. The disclosure log sets out the date the decision was made to release the information; a description of the information released; and details about whether that information is currently available and how it can be accessed. Our disclosure log is continuously updated as additional information is released under the GIPA Act. Disclosure Log No. 1 Reference Number GIPA-16-095 (originally received by Department of Education) Description of Information Released Item 1: 11 Excel spreadsheets for 2015, listing 11,689 courses approved for offering by TAFE Institute and College, as at 1 April 2015 Item 2: 11 Excel spreadsheets for 2016, listing 11,796 courses approved for offering by TAFE Institute and College, as at 1 April 2016 Released in full or with deletions Released in full Date of Decision 01 July 2016 Availability of information Upon request to the TAFE NSW Information Access unit firstname.lastname@example.org or 02 9212 8748 Disclosure Log No. 2 Reference Number GIPA 16-102 (originally received by Department of Education) Description of Information Released Partial release of the following documents: Standard form Agreement dated 13 April 2016 between TAFE NSW and Boston Consulting Group Pty Ltd Tax Invoice dated 29 April 2016 from BCG Type of release – full or with deletions Released with deletions Date of Decision 28 June 2016, with a release of further information on 04 July 2016. Availability of information Refer attached Disclosure Log No. 3 Reference Number GIPA 16-02 Description of Information Released Full release of the following documents: RFQ TAFE NSW New Business Model DECTAFE-14-87 issued 17 December 2014 - Part A: Conditions RFQ TAFE NSW New Business Model DECTAFE-14-87 issued 17 December 2014 - Part B: Statement of Requirements RFQ TAFE NSW New Business Model DECTAFE-14-87 issued 17 December 2014 - Part C: Response RFQ TAFE NSW New Business Model DECTAFE-14-87 issued 17 December 2014 - Attachment A: TAFE NSW Existing Corporate and Financial Context eTendering website requirements for DECTAFE-14-87 dated 17 December 2014 Addendum 1 to TAFE NSW New Business Model DECTAFE-14-87 dated 18 December 2014: DECTAFE-14-87 Tender Briefing Addendum 2 to TAFE NSW New Business Model DECTAFE-14-87 dated 9 January 2015: Responses to questions from tender suppliers PowerPoint presentation Scope for BCG's Support for Financial Management Model - *Note: Despite notation on final document, Item 2, Schedule 1 of the GIPA Act not applicable Partial release of the following documents: Standard Form Agreement for RFQ DECTAFE-14-87 between TAFE NSW and Boston Consulting Group signed 20 February 2015 with two attachments Invoice from Boston Consulting Group for work on TAFE NSW New Business Model, RFQ DECTAFE-14-87 and covering letter dated 13 April 2015 Invoice from Boston Consulting Group for work on TAFE NSW New Business Model, RFQ DECTAFE-14-87 with covering letter dated 19 May 2015 Invoice from Boston Consulting Group for follow-up support from TAFE NSW New Business Model, RFQ DECTAFE-14-87 dated 24 July 2015 PowerPoint presentation on financial management approach for TAFE NSW dated 29 May 2015 PowerPoint presentation by TAFE NSW to tender suppliers dated 18 December 2014 Email from TAFE NSW to BCG dated 7 May 2015 Type of release – full or with deletions Released with deletions Date of Decision 23 August 2016 Availability of information Refer attached Disclosure Log No. 4 Reference Number GIPA 16-128 (originally received by Department of Education) Description of Information Released Full release of the following documents: TAFE NSW enrolment figures for the 2012 calendar year, by Institute and TAFE NSW enrolment figures as at 5 June 2016, by Institute Released in full or with deletions Full release Date of Decision 30 August 2016 Availability of information Refer attached
<p>Dear Colleagues</p> <p>I am writing to let you that know that the ballot for the TAFE Commission of NSW Teachers in TAFE Children’s Centres Enterprise Agreement 2018 has now closed. </p> <p>The results were:</p> <ul> <li>15 people voted yes (83%)</li> <li> </li> <li>3 people voted no (17%)</li> <li>64% of employees participated in the vote.</li> </ul> <p>This result means the proposed Agreement will proceed. The current Agreement will continue in force until the proposed Agreement is approved by the Fair Work Commission.</p> <p>This result means:</p> <ul> <li>Two pay increases of 2.5%, to be paid effective from first full pay period on or after from 19 June 2018, and 19 June 2019.</li> <li>A modern enterprise agreement with respect to modernising the language of some of the provisions, and simplifying and clarifying clauses within.</li> </ul> <p>I would like to thank everyone who participated, asked questions and voted.</p> <h2>What’s next?</h2> <p>The Enterprise Agreement will now be signed by the parties and filed with the Fair Work Commission for approval as soon as possible.</p> <p>Please visit the website to find out more, ask questions or provide feedback.</p> <p>As always, stay safe.<br /> Jon</p>
Major in accounting, financial planning or both with this FASEA approved course Tax Practitioners Board approved course The Bachelor of Applied Commerce is three year degree for people who want to work in the financial services sector. You can select to major in accounting or financial planning, or you can do a double major. After successfully completing this course you will be eligible to apply for membership to: CPA Australia and Chartered Accountants ANZ Financial Planning Association of Australia (FPA) The financial planning major meets Financial Planning Council (FPEC) requirements and is ASIC RG146 compliant and for registration as: a tax agent with the Tax Practitioners Board a tax (financial) advisor with the Tax Practitioners Board This course has been developed in consultation with industry to ensure you get the knowledge and skills that employers want. You will do an industry placement in third year which will give you practical experience in a workplace setting, and will help you establish valuable industry contacts. Careers in the financial services sector are diverse and graduates can find themselves working in a variety of settings depending on which major they have completed. By doing some additional subjects, students can graduate with a double major - accounting AND financial planning. The Diploma of Applied Commerce is also available and requires the completion of 8 Level 100 subjects covering management and marketing, as well as the fundamentals of accounting, financial planning and economics. More information about these courses Course codes: HE20531 (Financial Planning major), HE20532 (Accounting major) and HE20515 DIploma Locations: The Bachelor of Applied Commerce is offered at: Accounting major - Granville, Meadowbank, St George, Ultimo Financial Planning major - Meadowbank, St George, Ultimo The Diploma of Applied Commerce is offered at: Granville, Newcastle, Ourimbah, St George, Ultimo Duration: Bachelor of Applied Commerce: 3 years full time or part time equivalent. (Students completing a double major will require at least one extra semester to complete additional subjects) Diploma of Applied Commerce: 1 year full time or part time equivalent Course load: Bachelor of Applied Commerce: Students must complete 24 subjects and achieve 240 credit points to complete this course. Note: students completing a double major will be required to complete four additional subjects (40 CPs) Diploma of Applied Commerce: Students must complete 8 subjects and achieve 80 credit points to complete this course. Next intake: February 2019 Course overview: The Bachelor of Applied Commerce and the Diploma of Applied Commerce are undergraduate qualifications taught in English. The Bachelor is located at Level 7 on the Australian Qualifications Framework. The Diploma is located at Level 5 on the Australian Qualifications Framework. Both courses are designed to qualify graduates to work in a variety of roles in the financial services sector, in accounting or financial planning settings. Further enquiries: Select your preferred location and use the subject line: Applied Commerce Metropolitan TAFE NSW Granville: email@example.com TAFE NSW Meadowbank: NSI.AssocDegreeAcctng@tafensw.edu.au TAFE NSW St George: SI.firstname.lastname@example.org TAFE NSW Ultimo: SI.email@example.com Regional TAFE NSW Newcastle: firstname.lastname@example.org TAFE NSW Ourimbah: email@example.com 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 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. You may be invited to a pre-admission interview to determine your suitability for the course. The interview may include a short literacy and numeracy assessment. For further details of TAFE application requirements visit the Applying and fees page. Study requirements Study pattern Full time students enrol in subjects worth 40 credit points each 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 with most subjects requiring the completion of 3 to 4 assessment tasks. Assessment types include, but are not limited to case studies, essays, reports, work based projects, presentations, tests and examinations. Subjects You can view the course structure and an overview of study requirements for each subject by downloading the Course Information Brochure Recognition of Prior Learning Students who have completed other studies in a related field or who have extensive relevant industry experience may be eligible for exemption from similar subjects in the Bachelor of Applied Commerce. All applications for exemption must be made to the course coordinator and must include supporting documentation. Students should attend class until they are formally advised that their application for exemption has been granted. Tuition fees* In 2019 domestic students will pay a tuition fee of $1,250 per 10CP subject - a total of $30,000 for the full bachelor degree and $10,000 for the Diploma. Students completing a double major will be required to pay the tuition fee for each additional subject. These courses attract FEE-HELP, so eligible students can study now and pay later. There may be additional costs to purchase resources required for individual subjects. The course coordinator can advise you of any additional course fees. *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. 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 including tuition fees go to the TAFE NSW International website. Disclaimer While every effort has been made to ensure the above information 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
Protect the security of data and information Cybercrime is a growing threat to Australian business, consumers and government. Every day we rely on digital systems and networks to communicate, transact and to store sensitive data. This has created an unprecedented demand for professionals who can secure and monitor IT systems and protect personal and organisational privacy in cyberspace. TAFE NSW offers a choice of three-year degrees: Bachelor of Information Technology (Network Security) and Bachelor of Information Technology (Data Infrastructure Engineering). These courses will prepare you for employment as a network or data security specialist in a fast-growing and dynamic industry. Developed in close consultation with industry, these two degrees have a strong applied focus, where you will learn through projects with the help of teachers who are industry leaders in the field. More information about this course Course code: HE20524 Location: Meadowbank Duration: 3 years full time or part time equivalent Course load: This course requires students to complete 24 subjects and achieve 240 credit points. Each subject is worth 10 credit points. Next intake: February 2019 Course overview: The Bachelor of Information Technology (Network Security) is an undergraduate qualification taught in English. It is located at Level 7 of the Australian Qualifications Framework. This degree allows students to learn through a practical hands-on approach with the development of skills such as communication, problem solving and critical thinking – resulting in well-trained, analytical IT specialists. Presentations and case studies by leading professional experts, allow students to develop tools and techniques for managing data, solving IT security issues and other IT challenges facing the business world today. This degree has been accredited by the Australian Computer Society (ACS) and complies with the ACS standards for specialist IT degrees. It also prepares students to sit for recognised industry certifications (such as Cisco CCNA and CCNP). Further enquiries: NSI.ITdegree@tafensw.edu.au Entry requirements and how to apply You must satisfy at least one of the following four entry requirements to be eligible for admission into this course: NSW HSC (Higher School Certificate) or equivalent; OR Recognised Tertiary Preparation Certificate; OR Certificate IV level or higher vocational qualification; OR Completion of at least one year full-time study or equivalent in a degree course at a higher education institution This course requires you to submit additional information with your application, including a short essay and interview. This additional information will be assessed to determine your suitability for entry, and where there are more applicants than study places available, will be used to rank your application. You are also required to have mathematics knowledge to HSC level or equivalent before entering this course, or you may be required to undertake a bridging program or preparatory course. Note 1: You do not require an ATAR for entry into this course. Note 2: If you do not meet any of the four minimum entry requirements, you may be able to apply for entry under special admissions provisions including mature age or disadvantage. For full details of application requirements and to download the application form, visit the Applying and fees page Study requirements Study pattern Full time students enrol in four subjects per semester, with face to face classes totalling approximately 16 hours per week. Students are expected to undertake an equivalent amount of private study to maximise success in the course. Assessment A range of assessment methods are used across subjects in this course to allow students to demonstrate both practical skills and theoretical knowledge. Most subjects require the completion of 3 to 4 assessment tasks. Assessment types include, but are not limited to quizzes, practical exercises, case studies, journals, group activities and examinations. Subjects You can view the course structure and an overview of study requirements for each subject in the Bachelor of IT (Network Security) by downloading the Course Information Brochure. Recognition of prior learning Students who have completed other studies in a related field or who have extensive relevant industry experience may be eligible for exemption from similar subjects in the degree. All applications for exemption must be made to the course coordinator and must include supporting documentation. Students should attend class until they are formally advised that their application for exemption has been granted. Tuition fees In 2019 domestic students will pay a tuition fee of $1,250 per subject (a total of $30,000 for the full bachelor degree*). This course attracts FEE-HELP, so eligible students can study now and pay later. Tuition fees for international students can be found on the TAFE NSW International website. *Note that tuition fees are reviewed annually and are subject to change. Check current fee information in the Fee Schedule on the Fees and Payments page. There may be additional costs to purchase resources required for individual subjects. The course coordinator can advise you of any additional course fees. Information for international students This course is available for enrolment by international students, subject to meeting course entry requirements and satisfying student visa conditions. For more information and the current course fee for international students go to the TAFE NSW International website. Disclaimer While every effort has been made to ensure information about this course is accurate and up to date, you are advised to contact the course coordinator for specific and up to date information about tuition fees and academic requirements of each course. Find out more Course information brochure (PDF) Student Profile Applying and fees Academic calendar TAFE NSW degrees
Enrol in this course and be part of the solution to climate change Do you want to work in a rapidly evolving profession that will help shape the future of the environment? This two year qualification will equip you with all the skills and knowledge you need to make your mark in the growing renewable energy sector. The course addresses the changing nature of the energy industry and will prepare you for what lies ahead as government and corporate priorities shift, and ambitious targets are set to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. You'll gain both theoretical knowledge and practical skills, including how to design, develop, install, commission, maintain, repair and decommission sustainable energy technology solutions. More information about this course Course code: HE20502 Locations: Sydney metro: Ultimo Regional: Newcastle Note that the course will only run at locations where minimum enrolment numbers are met. Duration: 2 years full time or part time equivalent Course load: Students must complete 16 subjects and achieve 160 credit points to complete this course. Each subject is worth 10 credit points. Next intake: February 2019 Course overview: The Associate Degree of Applied Engineering (Renewable Energy Technologies) is an undergraduate qualification taught in English. The course is located at Level 6 on the Australian Qualifications Framework. The course covers the full range of technologies across the renewable energy spectrum, and includes electives in electrical and mechanical/civil engineering. You'll spend six weeks on a placement in a professional engineering workplace where you can put your new skills to the test and get some valuable practical industry experience. Further enquiries: Ultimo: firstname.lastname@example.org Newcastle: email@example.com Entry requirements and how to apply You must satisfy at least one of the following four entry requirements to be eligible for admission into this course: NSW HSC (Higher School Certificate) or equivalent including Extension Maths or 2 Unit Maths with a Band 5 result or higher (see Note 2); OR Recognised Tertiary Preparation Certificate; OR Certificate IV level or higher vocational qualification; OR Completion of at least one year full-time study or equivalent in a degree course at a higher education institution Note 1: You do not require an ATAR for entry into this course. Note 2: If you do not have the required level of HSC Maths you can still apply for entry into the course but you may be required to complete a Maths Preparation course at your own expense prior to commencement. Note 3: If you do not meet any of the four minimum entry requirements, you may be able to apply for entry under special admissions provisions including mature age or disadvantage. For full details of application requirements and to download the application form, visit the Applying and fees page Study requirements Study pattern Full time students enrol in four subjects per semester, with face to face classes totalling approximately 16 hours per week. Students are expected to undertake an equivalent amount of private study to maximise success in the course. Assessment A range of assessment methods are used across subjects in this course to allow students to demonstrate both practical skills and theoretical knowledge. Most subjects require the completion of 3 to 4 assessment tasks. Assessment types include, but are not limited to portfolios, reports, quizzes and tests, practical projects, presentations and examinations. Subjects You can view the course structure and an overview of study requirements for each subject by downloading the Course Information Brochure Recognition of Prior Learning Students who have completed other studies in a related field or who have extensive relevant industry experience may be eligible for exemption from similar subjects in the Associate Degree of Applied Engineering (Renewable Energy Technologies). All applications for exemption must be made to the course coordinator and must include supporting documentation. Students should attend class until they are formally advised that their application for exemption has been granted. Tuition fees In 2019 domestic students will pay a tuition fee of $1,640 per subject (a total of $26,240 for the full associate degree*). This course attracts FEE-HELP, so eligible students can study now and pay later. Tuition fees for international students can be found on the TAFE NSW International website. *Note that tuition fees are reviewed annually and are subject to change. Check current fee information in the Fee Schedule on the Fees and Payments page. There may be additional costs to purchase resources required for individual subjects. The course coordinator can advise you of any additional course fees. Information for international students This course is available for enrolment by international students, subject to meeting course entry requirements and satisfying student visa conditions. For more information and the current course fee for international students go to the TAFE NSW International website. Disclaimer While every effort has been made to ensure information about this course is accurate and up to date, you are advised to contact the course coordinator for specific and up to date information about tuition fees and academic requirements of the course. Find out more Course information brochure (PDF) Student Profile Applying and fees Academic calendar TAFE NSW degrees
Get qualified as a business professional The Bachelor of Business is a three year generalist business qualification that will prepare you for work as a business professional across a range of enterprises and industries, nationally and internationally. The course aims to develop multi skilled graduates who can engage in current industry practice, who can think critically and problem solve. You will develop a thorough understanding of the full range of business functions including management, economics, finance, technology, marketing, communications, statistics, law and people management. In addition you will choose from a range of electives to further develop your areas of interest including international business protocols, business relationship management, digital and data analytics to name a few. An industry internship in third year will enable you to experience a real workplace environment and is a great way to establish industry contacts. A one year Diploma of Business and two year Associate Degree of Business are also available for enrolment subject to minimum enrolment numbers being met. More information about this course Course code: HE20514 Locations: Granville Ultimo Duration: 3 years full time or part time equivalent Course load: Students must complete 24 subjects and achieve 240 credit points to complete this course. Each subject is worth 10 credit points. Next intake: February 2019 Course overview: The Bachelor of Business is an undergraduate qualification taught in English. The course is located at Level 7 on the Australian Qualifications Framework. The course is designed to provide graduates with a well rounded knowledge of the business discipline which can be applied to the full range of business contexts, whether as an employee or as a small business operator. Further enquiries: Granville: firstname.lastname@example.org Ultimo: email@example.com 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 You are also required to have mathematics knowledge to HSC level or equivalent before entering this course, or you may be required to undertake a bridging program or preparatory maths course.You may be invited to attend an interview as part of the application process and/or submit a portfolio of evidence to demonstrate reasonable success in the course. Note 1: You do not require an ATAR for entry into this course. Note 2: If you do not meet any of the four minimum entry requirements, you may be able to apply for entry under special admissions provisions including mature age or disadvantage. For full details of application requirements and to download the application form, visit the Applying and fees page Study requirements Study pattern Full time students enrol in four subjects per semester, with face to face classes totalling approximately 16 hours per week. Students are expected to undertake an equivalent amount of private study to maximise success in the course Assessment A range of assessment methods are used across subjects in this course to allow students to demonstrate both practical skills and theoretical knowledge. Most subjects require the completion of 3 to 4 assessment tasks. Assessment types include, but are not limited to case studies, essays, reports, group activities, presentations, tests and examinations. Subjects You can view the course structure and an overview of study requirements for each subject by downloading the Course Information Brochure Recognition of Prior Learning Students who have completed other studies in a related field or who have extensive relevant industry experience may be eligible for exemption from similar subjects in the Bachelor of Business. All applications for exemption must be made to the course coordinator and must include supporting documentation. Students should attend class until they are formally advised that their application for exemption has been granted. Tuition fees In 2019 domestic students will pay a tuition fee of $1,250 per subject (a total of $30,000 for the full bachelor degree*). This course attracts FEE-HELP, so eligible students can study now and pay later. Tuition fees for international students can be found on the TAFE NSW International website. *Note that tuition fees are reviewed annually and are subject to change. Check current fee information in the Fee Schedule on the Fees and Payments page. There may be additional costs to purchase resources required for individual subjects. The course coordinator can advise you of any additional course fees. Information for international students This course is available for enrolment by international students, subject to meeting course entry requirements and satisfying student visa conditions. For more information and the current course fee for international students go to the TAFE NSW International website. Disclaimer While every effort has been made to ensure information about this course is accurate and up to date, you are advised to contact the course coordinator for specific and up to date information about tuition fees and academic requirements of the course. Find out more Course Information Brochure as PDF Student Profile Applying and fees Academic calendar TAFE NSW degrees
<p>Student progress reports are generated and distributed to Schools at the end of Semester 1 and 2 delivery for TVET each year.</p>
Are you studying or planning to study full time at TAFE NSW? Have you had a foster or kinship out-of-home-care experience? The Sisters of Charity Foundation Scholarships have been established to support students just like you. Each year the Sisters of Charity Foundation awards up to two scholarships to a value of $5,000 per year for up to two years to assist with course fees, living expenses and other related charges. Applications close 17 February 2019 Apply now Eligibility In addition to fulfilling the entry requirements for your chosen course, to be eligible to apply for a scholarship, you must: be an Australian citizen or Australian permanent resident be living in NSW be studying or intending to study an approved Australian Vocational Education and Training (VET) Course at Certificate II, Certificate III, Certificate IV, Diploma, or Advanced Diploma level full-time; be enrolled or intending to enrol at TAFE NSW; currently be in out-of-home care, or have previously been in out-of-home care; demonstrate educational disadvantage and financial hardship; demonstrate academic achievements, commitment and motivation to study and to successfully complete the course and gain employment; correctly and fully complete the appropriate Application Form and submit the form by the closing date; include a personal statement in support of their application indicating how you believe the scholarship will assist your studies and future career. This statement should give a sufficient explanation of the applicant’s background and current circumstances to enable TAFE NSW to judge your eligibility, need and merit; be willing to act as an “ambassador” for the scholarship program and make yourself available, within reasonable limits and personal availability, to respond to requests to promote the scholarships with particular emphasis on the benefits gained as a result of the awarding of the scholarship. Selection Criteria Successful applicants will be selected based on their written application, academic potential and their ability to meet the eligibility criteria. Shortlisted candidates may be required to attend an interview with a selection panel to include a representative of TDA National Scholarships Foundation and a representative of the donor. Frequently Asked Questions Frequently Asked Questions What is ‘out-of-home care’? ‘Out-of-home care’ is defined in section 135 of the Children and Young Persons (Care and Protection) Act 1998 (NSW) and refers to children or young people who are cared for by a person other than their parent, in a place that is not their usual home. How do I apply for the Sisters of Charity Foundation (SoCF) Scholarship? You will need to complete all sections of the application form and attach evidence to support your application. Before you apply, make sure you have read the Sisters of Charity Foundation (SoCF) Scholarship Terms & Conditions attached to the Application Form. Please type your responses in the application form. Access to computers is available through TAFE NSW libraries. Please note that handwritten applications will not proceed. Please take the time to ensure your application is complete. Incomplete applications will not proceed. Shortlisted candidates may be required to attend an interview with a selection panel. Please send your completed application and all supporting documents to TAFE NSW, Sydney Scholarship Coordinator via email SI.Scholarship@tafensw.edu.au or via post to: TAFE NSW – Sydney Scholarship Coordinator PO BOX 707 Broadway NSW 2007. What supporting evidence is required? You will need to attach copies of key documents as part of your application, including: proof of Australian Citizenship (e.g. birth certificate/passport) or Australian Permanent Residency (e.g.passport including visa grant notice); if you are aged 15-17 years and are currently in out of home care: a copy of the Children’s Court Care Order, or a copy of the Confirmation of Placement letter, or a letter from Family and Community Service or the Out of Home Care Designated Agency verifying that you are in statutory or supported care, or any other evidence which clearly shows that you are in out of home care. if you are aged over 18 years of age and have previously been in out of home care: a copy of the expired Children’s Court Care Order, or a copy of the ‘leaving care’ letter from the Minister for Family and Community Services, or a letter from Family and Community Services verifying you were previously in statutory or supported care, or any other evidence which clearly shows that you were previously in out of home care. if on Centrelink benefits – a current Centrelink income statement; if not on Centrelink benefits – a copy of your Australian Taxation Office (ATO) assessment notice for the previous financial year to demonstrate your taxable income; any other documentation you consider relevant to demonstrate your financial circumstances (example: weekly budget, payslips, etc.); evidence of most recent and/or relevant academic records (i.e. copies of testamurs or academic transcripts)and industry based awards and achievements. If you attach transcripts of academic records of ungraded units, that show your results as ‘Competent’ or ‘Not Yet Competent’, please provide evidence of a high performance level in your studies. This could be in the form of assignment cover sheets that show you rgrade or mark for individual assessments or a letter/email from your teachers confirming your high academic achievement; a fully completed referee declaration using the provided template. Please note the referee declaration must be signed and dated. How much is the Sisters of Charity Foundation (SoCF) Scholarship worth? Maximum two scholarships will be awarded in 2019 up to a value of $5,000 per year for a maximum period of two years. Scholarships are not retrospective. Scholarship monies can be applied to expenses at the discretion of the recipient; e.g. course fees, books and texts, uniforms and material costs, and living expenses. When will I learn of the outcome of my scholarship application? Once the selection process has been finalised, all applicants will be informed by email of the outcome of their application. Will receiving a scholarship affect my taxable income or my Centrelink benefits? TAFE NSW cannot provide you with financial advice on taxation or Centrelink matters. You are responsible for seeking taxation advice regarding your own personal circumstances. Information is available on the Department of Human Services website (https://www.humanservices.gov.au/individuals/enablers/income/30376). When is the application due? Applications are due by 11.59pm on Sunday 17 February 2019. Please note that the Scholarship Team will be available to answer your questions until 5pm Friday 15 February 2019. No late applications will be considered. Where can I get more information? Please contact the TAFE NSW, Sydney Scholarship Team on SI.Scholarship@tafensw.edu.au or 9217 4641 or 9217 4642. If you need assistance with the application form, please contact your nearest TAFE NSW. Call your local TAFE NSW on 131 601 to make an appointment.
Use of TAFE NSW internet and intranet services Part A TAFE NSW Internet and Intranet services are provided for the advancement of the work of its staff and the education of its students. This document exists to ensure that TAFE NSW Internet and Intranet services will function securely and appropriately for all users. TAFE NSW reserves the right to monitor and record all usage of its computer networks, including its Intranet and Internet services, and to take disciplinary action when breaches of expected behaviour occur. Disciplinary action may include legal action and illegal acts will be referred to the appropriate legal authority. Staff are expected to comply with the following policies: Online Communication Services – Acceptable Usage Code of Conduct Student breaches of expected user behaviour will be dealt with under the following TAFE NSW policy: Student Discipline Policy Applicability The information in this document applies to all Internet and Intranet services provided by TAFE NSW including email, email lists, web browsing, website publication, chat and newsgroups (forums). TAFE NSW reserves the right to limit access to Internet and Intranet services, including the filtering of websites. This information applies to all users of TAFE NSW Internet and Intranet services including staff (full-time, part-time, temporary or contract), students (full-time or part-time, as well as participants in commercial courses) and users who may be authorised from time to time to use these services. This information applies wherever the services are being used – for example, at a college or campus, remotely from home, remotely from a place of work or from remote tuition centres. Expected user behaviour Using TAFE NSW computer resources to seek out, access or send any material of an offensive, obscene, pornographic, threatening, abusive, defamatory or otherwise inappropriate nature is prohibited and may result in disciplinary action. Users will make use of TAFE NSW Internet and Intranet services for educational, professional or career development activities with allowance for reasonable personal use. Users are responsible for all use of their user account(s) and must take all reasonable precautions to prevent others from using their account(s). Users will adhere to any requirements for Internet and Intranet services usage and user behaviour addressed in TAFE NSW policies and government legislation. Users will observe the User Responsibilities for appropriate use of TAFE NSW Internet and Intranet services detailed in Part B User Responsibilities. Users will ensure that the language they use and information they publish through all TAFE NSW Internet and Intranet services is respectful of, and sensitive to, all peoples. Users can subscribe to email lists that are directly relevant to education in TAFE NSW or the professional or career development of staff. Email lists that focus on the user's personal interests are not to be subscribed to through the TAFE NSW network. Users will respect the copyright of owners and authors of work on TAFE NSW and other websites. Copyright infringement occurs when an individual inappropriately reproduces a work that is protected by a copyright. Many works can only be used with the prior written permission of the author. Users will notify their designated Help Desk when they identify a security problem, or their supervisor/manager in the case of illegal/inappropriate use of TAFE NSW websites. Part B User responsibilities Users of TAFE NSW Intranet and Internet services will fulfil their responsibilities as set out below. Confirmed violation of any of these responsibilities will result in the actions listed in the non-compliance section of Part A of these guidelines. Do's Protect the reputation of TAFE NSW. Users must: Ensure that there is no conflict between what is in a user's interest and what is in the best interest of TAFE NSW and its customers. Create web pages on TAFE NSW websites only where they are directly related to the educational business of TAFE NSW. Include a notice to inform readers that the opinions expressed on the page are those of the creator of the web page and not those of TAFE NSW, when a website is created by an individual user within TAFE NSW. Respect copyright and avoid plagiarism Users must: Acknowledge the work of the originator when referring to or presenting the ideas, writings, images, etc. of others. Follow the expressed copyright requirements where a work specifies acceptable use of that work. Request permission from the copyright owner unless it is clear that they can use a copyrighted work. Use only computer software or versions of software that have been authorised and tested for use on TAFE NSW computer facilities. Support the management of resources Users must: Unsubscribe to email lists before a vacation or extended absence from TAFE NSW. Download files greater than 2 MB in size only where necessary. Such downloads should occur when the network is not being heavily used – generally between 6:00pm and 8:00am. Maintain system security Users must: Immediately notify their Help Desk if a user identifies a security problem. Not look for security problems (unless it is within their defined role as an employee with TAFE NSW) – this may be construed as an illegal attempt to gain access. Avoid the spread of computer viruses by following the TAFE NSW virus protection procedures and report all faults and malfunctions of the computer system to the relevant Help Desk. Protect user safety and privacy Users must: Promptly disclose to their teacher/manager any material (eg. message, attachment) they receive that is inappropriate or causes offence. Promptly exit an inappropriate website should a user inadvertently access such a site. Don'ts Compromise system security. Users must NOT: Provide their password to another person. Where it is necessary to ensure continuity of communications while a member of staff is on leave, etc., arrangements for this should be made through a supervisor or manager. Risk user safety and privacy Users must NOT: Publish personal contact information about themselves that is outside the business of TAFE NSW. This includes home address and telephone, mobile telephone, private email addresses, and similar. College or campus addresses and TAFE NSW email addresses may be used. Publish personal contact information about other people or include reference to others including names and pictures without their permission. Forward a message identified by the sender as private without the permission of the sender. Participate in inappropriate conduct Users must NOT: Use obscene, profane, lewd, vulgar, rude, inflammatory or threatening language in public or private messages, in material published on web pages or when using services such as chat. Publish information that, if acted upon, could cause damage to property or persons, nor publish deliberately false or defamatory information about a person or organisation. Engage in personal attacks including prejudicial or discriminatory attacks, nor harass (distress or annoy) another person. If a user is told by a person to stop sending messages to them, the user must stop. Use TAFE NSW Internet and Intranet services to access gambling sites or material that is profane, obscene, pornographic or paedophilic, that promotes illegal acts, or that advocates violence or discrimination. Exceptions may be made where the purpose of such access is to conduct authorised research, and where written approval has been gained from an appropriate authorised person. Email chain letters or send annoying or unnecessary messages to other people. Engage in illegal or destructive activity Users must NOT: Attempt to gain unauthorised access to the TAFE NSW computer network or go beyond their authorised access. Make deliberate attempts to disrupt computer system performance nor harm or destroy hardware and data, including through the uploading or creation of computer viruses. Use the TAFE NSW network to engage in any illegal act. Such activities will be reported to the appropriate legal authority. Plagiarise or infringe copyright Users must NOT: Plagiarise works that they find on the TAFE NSW and other websites. Plagiarism is taking the ideas or writings of others and presenting them as if they were original to the user. Infringe the copyright of an individual through inappropriate reproduction of a work or any part of a work protected by a copyright. Make available or use illegal (pirated) copies of copyrighted software on TAFE NSW equipment.
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. 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. Policies TAFE NSW Higher Education has policies and procedures relating to assessment, academic conduct, progression, exclusion, graduation, tuition fees and student grievances. Download the Students' Guide to Higher Education Policies or access all TAFE policies here. Forms The forms below are governed by TAFE NSW Higher Education policies and procedures. It is always advisable to talk to your course coordinator if you are thinking of withdrawing or before changing your study pattern. Professional practitioner form – Ask your medical practitioner to complete this form if you have missed an assessment or examination due to medical reasons. Your medical practitioner should complete this instead of a medical certificate. Withdrawal / interruption form – Use this form if you wish to withdraw from a subject or the whole course, or if you wish to take a break from your studies. Deferment form – Use this form if you wish to defer commencement of your studies. Transfer & co-enrolment form – Use this form if you wish to transfer to another campus or co-enrol at a second campus. Application for fees refund or FEE-HELP recredit – Use this form if you wish to apply for a refund or recredit of your fees under special circumstances provisions. Application to review a decision not to refund fees / recredit FEE-HELP balance – Use this form if your application for a refund of fees was unsuccessful. Other forms directly related to your studies (e.g. assessment cover sheet, request for an extension, request to review an assessment result, etc) should be downloaded from your course Moodle. For graduating students The graduation ceremonies for students completing their studies at the end of 2018 will be held on Thursday 4 and Friday 5 April 2019. Students eligible to graduate will receive an invitation to the graduation in February 2019. The midyear 2018 graduation was held on Thursday 20 September 2018. Students who attended the graduation can purchase portrait photographs directly from GFP Photography by visiting the GFP Photography website and selecting "TAFE NSW" in the drop down list. If you have any further enquiries about graduation, email TAFEdegrees@tafensw.edu.au Contact us If you have an enquiry regarding a TAFE NSW degree course you have completed or are currently enrolled in you should contact the course coordinator at the campus you studied at. For all other enquiries, you can email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Degrees at TAFE NSW TAFE NSW doesn't only deliver vocational programs – we also offer a range of practical qualifications including Associate and Bachelor Degrees and Graduate Certificates. Find out more information about studying for a degree with TAFE NSW. Get a degree via TAFE NSW If you want to go to university but need to gain entrance qualifications or be more prepared before you do, a TAFE NSW to university pathway is the answer. You can also use your TAFE NSW training and qualifications towards your degree, so you can start at a more advanced stage. Choose a TAFE to University pathway if you: Need qualifications to enter university; Would like to use practical training at TAFE NSW to reduce the time you need to study at university; and/or Want to be work-ready with practical skills before you complete your university degree. Pathways to university With a TAFE NSW to university pathway you can choose from many possible routes to higher education. These include: TAFE NSW Statement in HSC Studies Tertiary Preparation Certificate University credit for your TAFE NSW qualification Integrated Diploma to Degree programs TAFE NSW Statement in HSC Studies A TAFE NSW Statement in HSC Studies allows you to study all or part of the NSW Higher School Certificate with TAFE NSW. There are a broad range of general education and vocational HSC courses to choose from, with your study program dependent on your previous experience and the amount of time you can dedicate to learning. Successful completion of the TAFE Statement in HSC Studies will award you the HSC and an Australian Tertiary Admissions Rank (ATAR) for entry into most undergraduate university programs in Australia. Be Employed and qualified faster Looking for real world skills and experience to help you get the job you want? Check out our Schools Ambition webpage to explore our degrees, diplomas and courses. Go for it Tertiary Preparation Certificate (TPC) The Certificate IV in Tertiary Preparation (10224NAT), otherwise known as the Tertiary Preparation Certificate (TPC), is a qualification equivalent to Year 12. It is an excellent alternative if you missed out on the HSC or you want to do the HSC again to achieve a higher score for entrance into university. TPC graduates gain an Australian Tertiary Admissions Rank (ATAR) equivalent called a Tertiary Entrance Score and can use this to apply for entry to universities across Australia. Western Sydney University and Charles Sturt University both offer guaranteed entry to a range of undergraduate degrees for students with an eligible score who have completed the TPC with TAFE NSW. University credit for your TAFE NSW qualification Credit transfer arrangements are now in place for 150+ TAFE NSW courses, which could then gain you entry into almost 3,000 courses in top Australian Universities. Find out more. You can tailor your Credit Transfer journey from TAFE NSW to Higher Education, according to your current qualification and desired degree, by visiting the TAFE NSW Credit Transfer database on the TAFE NSW Credit Transfer website. Integrated diploma to degree programs TAFE NSW offers integrated programs jointly with a number of partner universities. In some cases, you can even enrol in a TAFE NSW diploma or advanced diploma and, at the same time, a related university degree. Explore our courses Enquire now and receive our Career Guide
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: email@example.com Randwick: firstname.lastname@example.org Shellharbour: illawarra.degree @tafensw.edu.au Glendale: email@example.com 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
Get qualified with the latest IT skills to manage big data This brand new course will give you the skills you need to build the data systems, architecture and platforms to support big data solutions. Big data is a fast evolving field in business and commerce and there is a growing demand for professionals with the expertise to build information technology (IT) solutions to manage big data. You will learn about IT systems, concepts and methodologies, and develop a comprehensive knowledge of networking, technology and systems, data security and infrastructure engineering. As well as studying theory, you will develop analytical and critical evaluation skills that you will apply to practical projects and simulated workplaces. When you complete this course you will be able to work in a range of roles related to managing the security of big data. More information about this course Course code: HE20525 Location: Meadowbank Duration: 3 years full-time or part-time equivalent Course load: The course requires students to complete 24 subjects and achieve 240 credit points. Each subject is worth 10 credit points. Next intake: February 2019 Course overview: The Bachelor of Information Technology (Data Infrastructure Engineering) is an undergraduate qualification taught in English. It is located at Level 7 of the Australian Qualifications Framework. The degree enables students to learn using a practical hands-on approach and to develop skills such as communication, problem solving and critical thinking, resulting in well-trained, analytical IT specialists. Presentations and case studies by leading professional experts allow students to develop tools and techniques for managing big data and other IT challenges facing the business world today. The Bachelor of Information Technology (Data Infrastructure Engineering) prepares students to sit for recognised industry certifications (such as Cisco CCNA and CCNP). Further enquiries: NSI.ITdegree@tafensw.edu.au Entry requirements and how to apply You must satisfy at least one of the following four entry requirements to be eligible for admission into these courses: NSW HSC (Higher School Certificate) or equivalent; OR Recognised Tertiary Preparation Certificate; OR Certificate IV level or higher vocational qualification; OR Completion of at least one year full-time study or equivalent in a degree course at a higher education institution Additional information This course also requires you to submit additional information with your application, including a short essay and interview. This additional information will be assessed to determine your suitability for entry, and where there are more applicants than study places available, will be used to rank your application. You are also required to have mathematics knowledge to HSC level or equivalent before entering this course, or you may be required to undertake a bridging program or preparatory course. Note 1: You do not need an ATAR for entry into this course. Note 2: If you do not meet any of the four minimum entry requirements, you may be able to apply for entry under special admissions provisions including mature age or disadvantage. For full details of application requirements and the application form, go to the Applying and fees page Study requirements Study pattern Full time students enrol in four subjects per semester, with face to face classes totalling approximately 16 hours per week. Students are expected to undertake an equivalent amount of private study to maximise success in the course. Assessment A range of assessment methods are used across subjects in these courses to allow students to demonstrate both practical skills and theoretical knowledge. Most subjects require the completion of 3 to 4 assessment tasks. Assessment types include, but are not limited to quizzes , practical exercises, case studies, journals, group activities and examinations. Subjects You can view the course structure and an overview of study requirements for each subject in the Bachelor of IT (Data Infrastructure Engineering) by downloading the Course Information Brochure. Recognition of Prior Learning Students who have completed other studies in a related field or who have extensive relevant industry experience may be eligible for exemption from similar subjects in the degree. All applications for exemption must be made to the course coordinator and must include supporting documentation. Students should attend class until they are formally advised that their application for exemption has been granted. Tuition fees In 2019 domestic students will pay a tuition fee of $1,250 per subject (a total of $30,000 for the full bachelor degree*). This course attracts FEE-HELP, so eligible students can study now and pay later. Tuition fees for international students can be found on the TAFE NSW International website. *Note that tuition fees are reviewed annually and are subject to change. Check current fee information in the Fee Schedule on the Fees and Payments page. There may be additional costs to purchase resources required for individual subjects. The course coordinator can advise you of any additional course costs. Information for international students These courses are available for enrolment by international students, subject to meeting course entry requirements and satisfying student visa conditions. For more information and the current course fee for international students go to the TAFE NSW Internationalwebsite. Disclaimer While every effort has been made to ensure information about these courses is accurate and up to date, you are advised to contact the course coordinator for specific and up to date information about tuition fees and academic requirements of each course. Find out more Course Information Brochure (PDF) Student Profile Applying and fees Academic calendar TAFE NSW degrees
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Q: Where do successful fashion designers study? A: At TAFE. Follow in the footsteps of industry leaders like Akiro Isogawa, Nicky Zimmerman, Alex Perry and Dion Lee. The Bachelor of Fashion Design is a three year professional degree offered at the Fashion Design Studio (FDS) at Ultimo in Sydney. In 2015 FDS was named the top fashion school in Australia by Fashionista magazine and in the top 50 fashion schools in the world. Since it was established in 1955, FDS has produced a large number of well-known and highly acclaimed fashion designers. FDS continues to produce graduates with highly developed creative and technical skills, as well as teaching students the necessary business skills to help them to achieve their career aspirations. This is a Design Institute of Australia (DIA) Recognised course which means you can be assured it meets industry standards. Students and graduates are automatically eligible to be DIA members. Read more about why people choose the TAFE Bachelor of Fashion Design. More information about this course Course code: HE20506 Location: Ultimo Duration: 3 years full time or part time equivalent Course load: Students must complete 28 subjects, a mix of core and electives. Students must achieve a total of 240 credit points to complete this course. Most subjects are worth 10 credit points, but some are worth 5 credit points. Next intake: February 2019 Course overview: The Bachelor of Fashion Design is an undergraduate qualification taught in English. The course is located at Level 7 on the Australian Qualifications Framework. The degree focusses on the individuality of students, and allows you to explore your own creativity, and to draw on various design disciplines to develop your own signature style. You will be able to choose from electives in second and third year to enable you to develop specialist skills. An industry internship in third year and participation in student parades allows you to experience the full fashion cycle from design sketch to runway show. Further enquiries: FDSdegree.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 submit additional information with your application, including a portfolio of art work to demonstrate your creative talent. This additional information will be assessed to determine your suitability for entry into this course, and where there are more applicants than study places available, will be used to rank your application. Note 1: You do not require an ATAR for entry into this course. Note 2 : If you do not meet any of the four minimum entry requirements, you may be able to apply for entry under special admissions provisions including mature age or disadvantage. For full details of application requirements and to download the application form, visit the Applying and fees page Study requirements Study pattern Full time students enrol in four subjects per semester, with face to face classes totalling approximately 16 hours per week. Students are expected to undertake an equivalent amount of private study to maximise success in the course. Assessment A range of assessment methods are used across subjects in this course to allow students to demonstrate both practical skills and theoretical knowledge. Most subjects require the completion of 3 to 4 assessment tasks. Assessment types include, but are not limited to practical exercises, concept realisation, portfolios, journals, essays, reports, written assignments and presentations. 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 Fashion Design. 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 $2,050 per 10 credit point subject and $1,025 per 5 credit point subject (a total of $49,200 for the full bachelor degree*). This course attracts FEE-HELP, so eligible students can study now and pay later. Tuition fees for international students can be found on the TAFE NSW International website. *Note that tuition fees are reviewed annually and are subject to change. Check current fee information in the Fee Schedule on the Fees and Payments page. There may be additional costs to purchase resources required for individual subjects. The course coordinator can advise you of any additional course fees. Information for international students This course is available for enrolment by international students, subject to meeting course entry requirements and satisfying student visa conditions. For more information and the current course fee for international students go to the TAFE NSW International website. Disclaimer While every effort has been made to ensure information about this course is accurate and up to date, you are advised to contact the course coordinator for specific and up to date information about tuition fees and academic requirements of the course. Find out more Course information brochure (PDF) Student Profile Applying and fees Academic calendar TAFE NSW degrees
<p><strong>Type:</strong> Policy<br /> <strong>PD Number:</strong> PD20070363<br /> <strong>Status:</strong> TAFE POLICY UNDER REVIEW</p> <h3>1.Objectives – Policy Statement</h3> <h4>1.1</h4> <p>TAFE NSW internet services and collaboration and communication tools are provided for the advancement of the work of TAFE NSW staff and the education of TAFE NSW learners.</p> <h4>1.2</h4> <p>All users of TAFE NSW internet services and collaboration and communication tools shall comply with the <a href="https://staff.tafensw.edu.au/documents/2016/07/online-communication-services-tafe-nsw-code-of-expected-user-behaviour.pdf" rel="noopener" target="_blank"><em>Online Communication Services Code of Expected User Behaviour – TAFE NSW</em></a><em>.</em></p> <h4>1.3</h4> <p>Staff shall also comply with the following policies:</p> <ul> <li><a href="#" rel="noopener" target="_blank">Communication Devices & Associated Services Policy</a> (May 2007)</li> <li><a href="#" rel="noopener" target="_blank">Code of Conduct Policy</a> (September 2006)</li> </ul> <h4>1.4</h4> <p>Learners in breach of the <em><a href="https://staff.tafensw.edu.au/documents/2016/07/online-communication-services-tafe-nsw-code-of-expected-user-behaviour.pdf" rel="noopener" target="_blank">Online Communication Services Code of Expected User Behaviour – TAFE NSW</a> </em>shall be dealt with under the <a href="#" rel="noopener" target="_blank">TAFE NSW Student Discipline Policy</a>.</p> <h4>1.5</h4> <p>TAFE NSW reserves the right to monitor and record all usage of its computer networks, including its intranet, internet, email and other online services and systems.</p> <h4>1.6</h4> <p>TAFE NSW reserves the right to take disciplinary action when breaches of the <em><a href="https://staff.tafensw.edu.au/documents/2016/07/online-communication-services-tafe-nsw-code-of-expected-user-behaviour.pdf" rel="noopener" target="_blank">Online Communication Services Code of Expected User Behaviour – TAFE NSW</a></em> occur. Disciplinary action may include legal action and illegal acts will be referred to the appropriate legal authority.</p> <h4>1.7</h4> <p>TAFE NSW reserves the right to limit access to internet and email services, including the filtering of websites.</p> <h3>2. Audience and Applicability</h3> <h4>2.1</h4> <p>The information in this policy document and the <a href="https://staff.tafensw.edu.au/documents/2016/07/online-communication-services-tafe-nsw-code-of-expected-user-behaviour.pdf" rel="noopener" target="_blank"><em>Online Communication Services Code of Expected User Behaviour – TAFE NSW</em></a> applies to all internet services and collaboration and communication tools provided by TAFE NSW. This includes web browsing, website publication (such as blogs, wikis and podcasting), live chat, social media and other forms of communication technologies.</p> <h4>2.2</h4> <p>This policy applies to all users of TAFE NSW internet services and collaboration and communication tools including staff (full-time, part-time, temporary or contract), learners (full-time or part-time, as well as participants in commercial courses) and users who may be authorised from time to time to use these services.</p> <h4>2.3</h4> <p>This policy applies wherever the TAFE NSW internet and email services are being used, for example, at a college or campus, remotely from home, remotely from a place of work, or from other external locations.</p> <h3>3. Context</h3> <h4>3.1</h4> <p>This policy document should be read in conjunction with the following:</p> <ul> <li><a href="#" rel="noopener" target="_blank">Online Communication Services Code of Expected User Behaviour – TAFE NSW</a></li> <li><a href="#" rel="noopener" target="_blank">Communication Devices & Associated Services Policy</a> (2007)</li> <li><a href="#" rel="noopener" target="_blank">TAFE NSW Student Discipline Policy</a> (Sept 2000)</li> <li><a href="#" rel="noopener" target="_blank">Code of Conduct Policy</a> (2006)</li> <li><a href="#" rel="noopener" target="_blank">Privacy Code of Practice</a> (2000)</li> <li><a href="#" rel="noopener" target="_blank">Intellectual Property Policy – TAFE NSW</a> (2005)</li> <li>Other departmental child protection, anti-discrimination and anti-racism policies.</li> <li>Existing TAFE NSW Institute’s local policies regarding use of Internet services and collaboration and communication tools.</li> </ul> <h4>3.2 Document History and Details</h4> <p>Implementation date – 15/08/2007</p> <p>Web publication date – 24/09/2015</p> <p>Reference Number – PD/2007/0363/V04</p> <p>Approval date – 15/08/2007</p> <p>Approving officer – Marie Persson, Deputy Director General TAFE & Community Education</p> <p><strong>Superseded documents</strong></p> <p>TAFE NSW Policy for student internet and email use.</p> <p>The policy supplement “Use of TAFE Intranet and Internet service” dated 17 July 2002.</p> <p><strong>Document history</strong></p> <p>N/A</p> <p><strong>Main changes since previous version</strong></p> <p>Terminology has been updated to reflect the provision by the Department of online communication tools, and their acceptable usage.</p> <p><strong>Policy contact</strong></p> <p>TAFE Customer Services (02) 9244 5114</p> <p>NSW TAFE Commission other reference numbers DOC07/37620</p> <p><strong><acronym title="Student Course Information System">SCIS</acronym> Number</strong></p> <p>N/A</p> <p><strong>Publication data</strong></p> <p>Publicly available – Yes<br /> Storage location wwwpolicies – Central<br /> Primary location – TAFE | Computers & internet | Online communication services<br /> Alt. location (I) – TAFE | Administration & management | Facilities<br /> Alt. location (II) – TAFE | Student administration | Discipline & behaviour<br /> Leading and Managing the School categories – None<br /> Subject keywords – Internet, Email, Acceptable Usage, acceptable use, collaboration, communication,</p> <h3>4. Responsibilities and Delegations</h3> <h4>4.1</h4> <p>All users of TAFE NSW internet services and collaboration and communication tools will fulfil their responsibilities as set out in the <a href="#" rel="noopener" target="_blank"><em>Online Communication Services Code of Expected User Behaviour – TAFE NSW</em></a><em>.</em> Confirmed violation of any of these responsibilities will result in action being taken, as described in the Misuse and Breaches of Acceptable Usage from the <a href="https://staff.tafensw.edu.au/documents/2016/07/online-communication-services-tafe-nsw-code-of-expected-user-behaviour.pdf" rel="noopener" target="_blank"><em>Online Communication Services Code of Expected User Behaviour – TAFE NSW</em></a><em>.</em></p> <h4>4.2</h4> <p>The Managing Director of TAFE NSW, senior executives, senior officers, managers and supervisors are responsible for the effective management of the Online Communication Services – Acceptable Usage Policy – TAFE NSW.</p> <h4>4.3 TAFE NSW Institutes and Central Units have a Responsibility to:</h4> <p><strong>4.3.1</strong></p> <p>inform all users of TAFE NSW internet services and collaboration and communication tools of the requirements of the policy</p> <p><strong>4.3.2</strong></p> <p>ensure that the policy is implemented.</p> <h4>4.4 All Staff have a Responsibility to:</h4> <p><strong>4.4.1</strong></p> <p>comply with legislation, departmental policy, procedures and the TAFE NSW Online Communication Services Acceptable Usage Policy, including the <a href="https://staff.tafensw.edu.au/documents/2016/07/online-communication-services-tafe-nsw-code-of-expected-user-behaviour.pdf" rel="noopener" target="_blank"><em>Online Communication Services Code of Expected User Behaviour – TAFE NSW</em></a><em>.</em></p> <h4>4.5 All Users have a Responsibility to:</h4> <p><strong>4.5.1</strong></p> <p>adhere to any requirements for internet services and collaboration and communication tools usage and behaviour addressed in TAFE NSW policies and government legislation</p> <p><strong>4.5.2</strong></p> <p>use TAFE NSW internet services and collaboration and communication tools for educational, professional or career development activities</p> <p><strong>4.5.3</strong></p> <p>take reasonable precautions to prevent others from using their account(s)</p> <p><strong>4.5.4</strong></p> <p>comply with the <em><a href="https://staff.tafensw.edu.au/documents/2016/07/online-communication-services-tafe-nsw-code-of-expected-user-behaviour.pdf" rel="noopener" target="_blank">Online Communication Services Code of Expected User Behaviour – TAFE NSW</a>,</em>including provisions regarding intellectual property, child protection, pornography, offensive, obscene, abusive, defamatory or otherwise inappropriate conduct or use</p> <p><strong>4.5.5</strong></p> <p>ensure that the language they use and information they publish through all TAFE internet services and collaboration and communication tools is respectful of, and sensitive to, all people</p> <p><strong>4.5.6</strong></p> <p>report on breaches of the policy to a relevant TAFE NSW staff member (in the case of learners, their supervising teacher).</p> <h3>5. Monitoring, Evaluation and Reporting Requirements</h3> <h4>5.1</h4> <p>All senior executives, senior officers and managers are responsible for monitoring and evaluating the operation and implementation of this policy within their area of responsibility.</p> <h3>6.Contact</h3> <p>TAFE Customer Services (02) 9244 5114</p> <small>Last modified: 2017-12-07 13:27:06</small>
<p>Dear Colleagues</p> <p>I have another update following our third bargaining session for the TAFE NSW Teachers and Related Employees Enterprise Agreement.</p> <p><strong>What was discussed?</strong></p> <p>Last week's bargaining explored TAFE NSW's proposal for a VET Delivery Team in more detail. We tabled information that further supports the case studies from the second bargaining session. We also examined how these scenarios would work in the real world, emphasising the benefits from a teaching and learning perspective.</p> <p>To view the document tabled, please click the link below:</p> <ul> <li><a href="/documents/60140/76288/Teachers_TAFE-NSW-Presentation-Part-3_The-VET-Delivery-Team-further-detail.pdf/acce3636-beb3-b994-ccd7-24db13aeba1c">TAFE NSW Presentation Part 3 – The VET Delivery Team in detail</a></li> </ul> <p><strong>Who attended?</strong></p> <p>On 18 and 19 August 2015 bargaining representatives from TAFE NSW met with the AEU NSW Teachers Federation and nominated bargaining representatives.</p> <p><strong>What will happen next?</strong></p> <p>The next bargaining session is scheduled for 3 September 2015. At this session we will discuss the proposal further with the unions and nominated bargaining representatives.</p> <p><strong>Want to know more?</strong></p> <p>To find out more about enterprise agreements please view the <a href="/corporate/enterprise-bargaining/faq">Frequently Asked Questions</a> or read <a href="/documents/60140/76288/Enterprise-bargaining-agreement-2015-CEOS15231_v10.pdf/335746c7-d838-009f-ab47-f0232bd73c91">this brochure</a>. To provide feedback or ask your own questions please <a href="/corporate/enterprise-bargaining/teachers-and-related-employees">visit the website</a>.</p> <p>Regards</p> <p><strong>Kerry Penton</strong></p> <p>DIRECTOR, WORKFORCE ENGAGEMENT</p>
TAFE NSW will endeavour to deliver the 2019 Career Guide by end of August 2018.
How much will my course cost? A range of criteria apply for course fees, access to government subsidised training, student loans, payment by instalment, fee concessions and fee exemptions that are available to eligible students. For an indication of your course cost, follow the steps below:> First of all find a course you are interested in. Choose a location and study-mode by clicking on the "Course Fees and Information" button. Scroll down to the "Fees" information panel. If your course is Smart and Skilled, click on the "Calculate Your Fee" button to find your individual pricing indication. For International Student prices, visit the TAFE NSW International website. Subsidised training eligibility TAFE NSW delivers government subsidised training, including the NSW government training under the Smart and Skilled program. To access government-subsidised training in TAFE NSW, including fee exemptions or concessions, you must be: an Australian citizen or meet the criteria of being an Australian permanent resident, a humanitarian visa holder, or a New Zealand citizen; aged 15 years or older; no longer be at school; living or working in NSW; or registered as a NSW apprentice or new entrant trainee. When you enrol in a government subsidised TAFE NSW course you will be required to pay the Smart and Skilled student fee, unless you qualify for a fee exemption or fee concession. You may also be eligible for a Smart & Skilled Fee-Free Scholarship. If you are not a resident of NSW or working within NSW, you have the option of paying the fee-for-service course fee. Australian Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander students who live or work within NSW and who live at identified postcodes which border NSW shall have access to government subsidised training places in TAFE NSW. Eligibility for Smart and Skilled – NSW government subsidised training – is available to humanitarian visa holders, and has been extended to individuals who hold a bridging visa, temporary humanitarian stay visa or temporary humanitarian concern visa commencing training on or after 1 January 2017. Eligibility for Smart and Skilled - NSW government subsidised training - is available to registered home-schooled students whose training commences on or after 1 January 2017. How the fees are applied When you enrol in either Fee for Service training or government subsidised training, the fee you are charged is for the whole qualification. This means you'll know the total cost of your course before you start. The student fees and applicable charges are required to be paid, at enrolment or by scheduled instalment date/s, either by yourself (the student enrolled), the nominated 'third party' on behalf of yourself (for example, your employer), or as identified within a contract for delivery of TAFE NSW training. The fee you pay, the fee exemption or Smart & Skilled Fee-Free Scholarship you receive, only covers your first attempt at your course, and the first attempt at any unit of competency within your course. If you want to repeat a unit of competency you should discuss this with your head teacher as soon as possible. A separate fee will be charged for any second or further attempt to successfully achieve a unit of competency and will be determined on your specific circumstances and training needs. This fee would not be known at the time of enrolment. When your enrolment is complete, and you have paid the applicable fees, you will be entitled to attend class, participate in training, sit for examinations, receive educational awards, use amenities and services or receive an active TAFEcard (which provides access to library resources). If you have outstanding fees, please contact your local TAFE NSW campus to discuss enrolment options and organise alternate arrangements. All Smart and Skilled student fees are subject to change by Training Services NSW. All TAFE NSW fees and charges are reviewed on an annual basis and are subject to change. Students studying at Diploma or above level may be able to apply for a VET Student Loan in approved courses. Notes: In addition to the Smart and Skilled student fee, concession fee or fee-for-service amount, some courses have additional costs The Smart and Skilled student fee does not apply to existing worker trainees, school-based apprentices and school-based trainees who are covered by separate funding arrangements TAFE-delivered HSC Vocational Education and Training (TVET) courses for school students are subject to separate funding arrangements Courses offered on a fee-for-service basis have different fees. Most courses are offered as fee-for-service, including Graduate Certificate and Graduate Diploma courses, and some short courses Read more about payment and funding options here. You can also visit the Smart and Skilled website to view the NSW Skills List qualifications, check your eligibility and calculate your course fee. You can also contact your nearest TAFE NSW campus for more information. TAFE Degrees Domestic students who enrol in a TAFE Degree course will be required to pay tuition fees for all subjects they are enrolled in each semester. International students who enrol in a TAFE Degree course pay their tuition fees each semester. A schedule of current tuition fees and more information about TAFE Degree tuition fees, including information about FEE-HELP loans can be accessed here. TVET Courses See our TVET page for more information. Fee for service courses Many TAFE NSW courses are offered on a fee-for-service basis. If a course is being offered on a fee-for-service basis, the price will be displayed as part of the course details. More information may also be available under the fee details section for your course. Fees for additional subsidised qualifications and courses As the State's public provider TAFE NSW provides training and services for specific groups to meet government priorities outside the Smart and Skilled program. Courses are offered across the key programs of: TAFE NSW HSC Studies and Educational Pathways Certificate IV in Tertiary Preparation (TPC) Aboriginal Education and Language qualifications Foundation Skills for Learner Drivers Click here for more information on the student fees for these courses. Fee exemptions Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders: Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students are eligible to be exempt from paying the Smart and Skilled student fee if they live or work in NSW or live at identified postcodes which border NSW. Students with a disability: Students who live or work in NSW and who receive a disability support pension and students with a disability (clients of a Teacher/Consultant for students with a disability or a specialist professional) are exempt from paying the Smart and Skilled student fee. Students who are the current dependent child, spouse or partner of a recipient of a Disability Support Pension are exempt from paying the Smart and Skilled student fee. Where you are in receipt of a disability support pension, a check of your CRN will be made with Centrelink to validate your eligibility for a fee exemption. The consent and authorisation for validating your CRN with Centrelink is given when accepting the conditions of your enrolment. To complete your enrolment, you may need to fill in the TAFE NSW Fee Exemption application form. Contact or go to your chosen college. Your eligibility for a fee exemption is determined at time of enrolment. Fee Waiver Students who hold a humanitarian visa, a bridging visa (BVA,BVB,BVC,BVD,BVE) who has applied for a humanitarian visa, temporary humanitarian stay visa or temporary humanitarian concern visa, and are commencing in NSW government subsidised training, at Certificate I to Certificate IV level, on or after 1 January 2017 will be eligible to have their Student Fee waived. Additional detail is at Temporary Visa holder page. Concession fee Students who live or work in NSW and who receive one or more eligible Commonwealth benefits or allowances at the time of their enrolment may be eligible to pay the Smart and Skilled concession fee for their qualification rather than the relevant Smart and Skilled student fee. Smart and Skilled concession fees are available for Certificate I to Certificate IV qualifications, and are not available for Diploma or Advanced Diploma qualifications. If you are eligible for a Smart and Skilled concession fee and aged between 15 years and 30 years, you may also be eligible to receive the Smart and Skilled Fee-Free Scholarship. Eligible benefits include: Age Pension Austudy Carer Payment Exceptional Circumstances Relief Payment Family Tax Benefit Part A (maximum rate) Farm Household Allowance Newstart Allowance Parenting Payment (Single) Sickness Allowance Special Benefit Veterans' Affairs Payments Veterans' Children Education Scheme Widow Allowance Widow 'B' Pension Wife Pension Youth Allowance If you are a recipient of an eligible benefit or allowance, the concession fee may also be available to your dependent child, spouse or partner. To complete your enrolment, a check of your CRN will be made with Centrelink to validate your eligibility for a concession fee. The consent and authorisation for validating your CRN with Centrelink is given when accepting the conditions of your enrolment. In some circumstances, you may need to fill in the TAFE NSW Concession Fee application form, and provide documentation to support your application. (Your documentation may be provided via the Centrelink/Express Plus mobile app. Contact your local campus Concession Fee Application Form
Be whatever you want to be It doesn't matter what stage you're at, your next step is right here! Your career is a series of steps and decisions throughout your life but one of the best decisions you can make is to continually be learning. With over 1200 courses across a wide variety of industries and professions, TAFE NSW is here to help you succeed. Still in high school? We have specialised programs that can give you a head start with work or can count towards your HSC. If you've finished school, we also offer vocational courses and higher education degrees, plus our tertiary preparation courses are an ideal pathway to graduate qualifications through TAFE NSW or university. Apprenticeships and traineeships combine paid work and structured training that lead to a nationally recognised qualification. Anyone can become an apprentice or trainee at any age - as long as you have an employer to take you on. TAFE NSW offers recognised apprenticeship and traineeship programs, so talk to us about your next steps. TAFE NSW delivers classes in a dynamic small-class environment with access to modern facilities and world-class teachers. Students will be equipped with practical skills and knowledge, gain strong employer connections and be-job ready upon completion of their course. Discover your career pathway. Learn from the experts – where and when you want! TAFE NSW courses are taught by a staff of world-class teachers recognised for their experience and depth of current industry knowledge. If you study at one of our 130 locations across NSW you'll get access to top industry training facilities and state-of-the-art classrooms, plus great student services. If you prefer to study online, you can connect with your teacher and classmates in a virtual classroom, whenever and wherever you like. If you prefer to learn on the job, our teachers can come to you. Assignments are based on your job position and your previous work experience could also count towards completing your qualification faster. Find your way to study with TAFE NSW. Studying with us is an affordable investment in your future If you are enrolled in an eligible STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering or Maths) course, NSW Government 'Smart and Skilled' support may be able to help fund your full qualification with a Jobs of Tomorrow scholarship. Flexible payment options and VET Student Loans may also be available to help domestic students cover full-fee paying courses, plus there may be specially reduced fees for NSW apprentices and trainees. When you enrol at TAFE NSW, you pay a tuition fee to cover the cost of your qualification. Fees payable will vary depending on your personal circumstances, study history and the course you choose. Some courses attract government subsidies while others have full ‘Fee for Service’ costs. You may also be eligible for a scholarship to help cover the cost of your training. Read more about Fees. Read more about your payment and funding options. Studying with TAFE NSW for future opportunities TAFE NSW has over 25,000 connections to employers statewide, from small businesses through to global corporations, with industry partnerships, apprenticeships, career services, course development and enterprise collaborations. Our CareerConnect service is used by more than 5,000 employers seeking to recruit current students and recent graduates. Last year, 84.2% of TAFE NSW graduates gained a job or went on to further study. Many of our students get a job before they even graduate! TAFE NSW continues to produce excellent outcomes for its students and for the economy, producing highly skilled job-ready graduates with salary and employment outcomes comparable to - and sometimes surpassing - those of university graduates. Find out more: May 2017 report Perceptions Are Not Reality: myths, realities and the critical role of vocational education and training in Australia. Your career area statistics It’s important to have confidence when you are planning your career and education. Career- and industry-related statistics quoted on this website are sourced from the below: NSW Skills list: The courses subsidised under Smart and Skilled. Job Outlook: Median earnings are before tax and do not include superannuation. These figures should be used as a guide only. Artfacts - Music: Art Facts is the home for statistics about Australian arts. CAE Airline Pilot Demand Outlook 2017: Airline Pilot Demand, 10-year outlook at a glance. Ibis world: Tourism - Australia Market Research Report National industry insights Deloite: The future of work Occupational and education trends in nursing and healthcare in Australia Prepared by Deloitte Access Economics, February 2018 Fashionista: Is a trusted source of fashion news, criticism and career advice with a monthly readership of more than 2.5 million.
Invoicing Guide for Suppliers How to get paid by TAFE NSW for Retailers TAFE NSW Credit Application information PDF version: TAFE NSW Credit Application Letter Entity Name: TAFE NSW Business Names: Please see ABR website for most up to date information ABN: 89 755 348 137 Business Type: State Government Entity Description of Business: Provision of vocational education and training TAFE Procurement Directorate Address: Building M Ultimo Campus 651 – 731 Harris Street Ultimo NSW 2007 Delivery/Trading Address: As per purchase order Postal Address: PO Box 707 Broadway NSW 2007 Vendor requires an official TAFE NSW Purchase Order prior to delivery of goods or services. Order/Accounts Contact: As per purchase order Accounts Payable Contact: Phone 1300 823 367 Email invoices to: email@example.com Address invoices to: TAFE NSW TAFE Finance Shared Service Centre PO Box W154 Parramatta Wesfield NSW 2150 Trade References: Not applicable – State Government Entity Guarantors: Not applicable – State Government Entity Proprietors: Not applicable – State Government Entity Directors: Not applicable – State Government Entity Banking Details: Bank – Westpac / Branch – Government Banking Branch This information was last updated on 8 January 2019. If you have any enquiries regarding this information please contact us via email firstname.lastname@example.org
A number of TAFE NSW locations have children's centres that can provide a safe and positive learning environment for your child, fostering their self-esteem by encouraging their creativity and valuing their work. Knowing that your child is learning and playing happily can leave you better able to concentrate on your studies and training. All of our children's centres are fully licensed and accredited, and employ qualified staff. So if you have enrolled with TAFE NSW, and have a child who will require care whilst you study, you can apply for a place at one of our centres. Applying for placement If places are available, children can be enrolled as early as six weeks old up until they’re five years of age. Children can be enrolled to fit in with their parents' class timetables. Places are limited – so please apply as soon as you can once you have enrolled, or when you apply to study and then confirming your enrolment as soon as possible after. If you are enrolled at one of the locations listed, you can contact the children's centre to apply for a place for your child. Please see below for the children’s centre contact information. Enquire at your local children's centre Campus Location Contact Number Sydney Sutherland 9710 5852 St George 9598 6368 Western Sydney Blacktown 9208 1880 Nepean 9280 9226 Mt Druitt 9208 5673 Sth Western Sydney Bankstown 9780 5673 Granville 9682 0389 Wetherill Park 9609 9201 Northern Sydney Hornsby 9742 1548 Meadowbank 9942 3049 Hunter Newcastle 4923 7253 Illawarra Shellharbour 4295 2269 Wollongong 4229 0627 Riverina Albury 6058 2853 Narrandera 6959 5417 Wagga Wagga 6938 1415 Other childcare options Places in TAFE NSW children's centres are limited. However, there are some alternatives you can pursue. You can learn about other childcare services available to you by on the Australian Government's mychild website. Contact us Enquire Call 131 601 Find your local TAFE NSW
When you study at TAFE NSW, you’re never alone. You can get help and assistance with nearly every aspect of your study life - from study support and student resources, to counselling, guidance, and help finding jobs or accommodation. Services for every aspect of your student career TAFE NSW provides support services across our locations and online. Whatever your needs or circumstances, we have the people, the resources, the counselling and the facilities to help you focus on your studies and training. Accessibility and disability services TAFE NSW provides a range of accessibility and disability support services to assist you with the various facets of your enrolment and learning. Learn more here. Aboriginal student support Support officers are based on campus to assist Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander learners with enrolment, course selection, employment opportunities and study support. Learn more here. Library services The libraries at TAFE NSW all provide welcoming spaces where students can comfortably read, study, meet for group work or utilise a variety of learning resources. Learn more here. Personal counselling TAFE NSW students are able to meet with a counsellor to discuss any study or personal matters (large or small), completely free of charge, as well as help refer you to other legal, health, or financial services. Learn more here. Careers counselling Students can seek help from TAFE NSW counsellors with matters regarding course and career choice, pathways and opportunities, as well as assistance with resume writing, job applications and interview skills. Learn more here. Learning support TAFE NSW provides valuable learner support at our ‘drop-in’ or flexible learning centres, in small groups or one-to-one, as well as access to online support via YourTutor. Learn more here. Financial help You may also be eligible for Austudy – government financial help for students – from Centrelink. Learn more about applying for Austudy at the Centrelink website. International students Coordinators are able to offer advice, support and referral services to assist you during your studies and help you to achieve your education goals to make your time in Australia rewarding and enjoyable. Learn more here. Multicultural support TAFE NSW guides and supports the vocational education and training needs of students from diverse communities. Specialist staff also provide targeted programs to meet the needs of students for whom English is not a first language. Learn more here.
Kick-start your career in animation and VFX. Are virtual worlds your thing? Do you like creating characters to live in them? This course is for people who want to work in feature filmmaking, game design and development, television, online content development and advertising in roles such as 3D concept or visualisation artist, matte painter, modeller, animator, character rigger, compositor or VFS coordinator, just to name a few. This specialist degree will develop your skills and creativity in visual effects and animation and will equip you with practical knowledge and the professional skills needed for a career in 3D art and animation. This is a Design Institute of Australia (DIA) Recognised course which means you can be assured it meets industry standards. Students and graduates are automatically eligible to be DIA members. More information about this course Course code: HE20520 Location: Design Centre, Enmore Duration: 3 years full time or part time equivalent Course load: Students are required to complete 240 credit points (CP). Most subjects are worth 10CP, but there are some 5CP and 20CP subjects. Next intake: February 2019 Course overview: The Bachelor of 3D Art and Animation is an undergraduate qualification taught in English. The course is located at Level 7 on the Australian Qualifications Framework. The course is designed to prepare students for 3D art and animation production environments and international standards that operate in the creation of entertainment products and communications media. Students will learn the skills needed to work across the production pipeline and will develop an understanding of how to use visual communication to best serve the needs of diverse and changing industries. Further enquiries: email@example.com Entry requirements and how to apply You must satisfy at least one of the following four entry requirements to be eligible for admission into this course: NSW HSC (Higher School Certificate) or equivalent; OR Recognised Tertiary Preparation Certificate; OR Certificate IV level or higher vocational qualification; OR Completion of at least one year full-time study or equivalent in a degree course at a higher education institution This course requires you to submit additional information with your application, including a portfolio of art work to demonstrate your creative talent. This additional information will be assessed to determine your suitability for entry into this course, and where there are more applicants than study places available, will be used to rank your application. 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 subjects totalling 40 credit points 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 projects, process diaries, online discussion posts, essays, reports, presentations and examinations. Subjects You can view the course structure and an overview of study requirements for each subject by downloading the Course Information Brochure Recognition of Prior Learning Students who have completed other studies in a related field or who have extensive relevant industry experience may be eligible for exemption from similar subjects in the Bachelor of 3D Art and Animation. 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 $2,050 per 10 credit point subject, $1,025 per 5 credit point subject and $4,100 per 20 credit point subject (a total of $49,200 for the full bachelor degree*). This course attracts FEE-HELP, so eligible students can study now and pay later. Tuition fees for international students can be found on the TAFE NSW International website. *Note that tuition fees are reviewed annually and are subject to change. Check current fee information in the Fee Schedule on the Fees and Payments page. There may be additional costs to purchase resources required for individual subjects. The course coordinator can advise you of any additional course fees. Information for international students This course is available for enrolment by international students, subject to meeting course entry requirements and satisfying student visa conditions. For more information and the current course fee for international students go to the TAFE NSW International website. Disclaimer While every effort has been made to ensure information about this course is accurate and up to date, you are advised to contact the course coordinator for specific and up to date information about tuition fees and academic requirements of the course. 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We understand that studying is a major commitment, which is why we want to help you get credit where and when it's due. TAFE NSW is very aware that many of you already have skills and knowledge, gained through working, volunteering or previous study, which could be directly relevant to your course. This is called “recognition”. By applying for recognition, you could reduce the amount of time you need to study and get your qualification faster. Obtaining recognition also means once you get started in your study, you will only be building new skills, rather than repeating old ones. How to obtain recognition You can get recognition in two different ways: Credit Transfer – recognises your previously completed studies, which may allow for entry into a qualification and/or provide credit towards the qualification. Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) – recognises skills, knowledge or experience you have gained outside of the formal education and training system and how they may meet the requirements of your qualification. You can get recognition when you enrol into a TAFE NSW qualification; or once you have graduated from TAFE NSW and want to obtain credit into further studies, like a degree. Be recognised when starting a TAFE NSW course At TAFE NSW, we realise that you may have relevant experience and knowledge prior to commencing your studies, and we consider them through both Credit Transfer and RPL. Credit Transfer for previously completed studies Credit Transfer allows you to receive credit for previously completed unit(s) of competency. If you are undertaking a government subsidised course and you gain credit for unit(s) of competency, it may also reduce your fee, so it is important to apply for your recognition for Credit Transfer at enrolment or as close to enrolment as possible. Applying for Credit Transfer TAFE NSW recognises qualifications that are part of the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF). Under these arrangements, TAFE NSW will recognise AQF qualifications gained from other RTOs. This form of recognition is called National Recognition. We also have pre-arranged credit transfer arrangements with NSW schools, Adult and Community Education (ACE) colleges, and some private education and training providers into certain TAFE NSW qualifications. Credit Transfer pathways School to TAFE NSW Some high school courses and subjects can give you credit towards a TAFE NSW qualification. School subjects for which you may gain recognition include: TVET studies (nationally recognised units from Training Packages or Accredited Courses). HSC subjects developed by the NSW Board of Studies in a range of industry areas (you'll need to show you have successfully completed these in the last five years and then discuss, with TAFE NSW staff, the credit they earn you towards the course you're interested in). For advice on credit for your school studies contact your local TAFE NSW to speak to the Course Information Officer. Please note: Credit Transfer does not give automatic entry into a TAFE NSW course. ACE to TAFE NSW When you complete certain courses or competencies with training providers in the Adult and Community Education (ACE) sector, you could be eligible for advanced standing in many different TAFE NSW courses. ACE also provides a growing number of national competencies that are recognised by TAFE NSW. International qualifications to TAFE NSW If you have qualifications gained overseas, in a field of study the same as or related to your TAFE NSW qualification, we will also undertake an assessment to determine if your studies meet the entry requirements for your course and the amount of credit for which you will be eligible. Your documents and qualifications will need to be certified, and if it is written in another language, you should provide certified translations of your qualification documents. You may wish to contact the following services for assistance with translation: The language services of Multicultural NSW The Australian Department of Home Affairs The Adult English Program Migrant (AMEP) The National Translating and Interpreting Service (TIS) If you are enquiring as a future international student, contact TAFE NSW International directly through our dedicated website: studyintafe.edu.au How to apply for Credit Transfer You will need to complete the TAFE NSW Enrolment Adjustment Form for Credit - Prior Studies and submit to the relevant Teacher or Head Teacher for processing. If possible, submit this form upon enrolment or before your course or unit begins, as it may reduce your fees. If you are already enrolled, the best is to discuss it with your teachers as they can guide you on how to be best recognised. Evidence requirements for Credit Transfer For previously completed qualifications from TAFE NSW, or another Registered Training Organisation (RTO), evidence for application of Credit Transfer may include documents such as course transcripts or statement of results. Recognition of Prior Learning Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) involves an assessment of your previous skills, knowledge and experience and how they may meet the requirements of your qualification. Put simply, it means if you can demonstrate you already have the skills and experience you can complete a whole or partial qualification without needing to attend classes or participate in learning. Some TAFE NSW courses already have a skills recognition pathway and detailed information should be available in your course information. You should receive notification within three weeks of lodging your application for recognition. A qualified staff member will review your application and verify the evidence is relevant, authentic, recent, and sufficient. If your RPL assessment is successful, you may be granted exemption from certain subjects in your course. Applying for RPL If you can clearly show that you have already gained the equivalent skills, or knowledge, then you may be granted credit for unit(s) of competency in your TAFE NSW course. This includes skills, knowledge or experience gained through part-time, full-time or casual work. We may also recognise relevant skills gained through community or volunteer work, sports team management, domestic responsibilities or even hobbies and leisure activities. Skills, knowledge and experience may be assessed as equivalent to your course requirements. You may apply for credit for a single unit/module or groups of units up to 100% of a qualification. How to apply for RPL In order to apply for RPL, you can follow these steps: Determine your eligibility Lodge your initial enquiry online with TAFE NSW customer centre by filling in the form on our ‘Enquire now’ webpage. Be sure to indicate the course you wish to enrol in as well as the location (campus or digital) and clearly indicate your request is about RPL. A TAFE NSW member of staff will get back to you and request more information, so they can determine which units of competency you could be eligible to apply for RPL. Get the information ready and apply Once you have determined if you are eligible to apply for RPL, you must complete the Enrolment Adjustment Form for RPL, attach your evidence. Then submit all to the TAFE NSW staff member who had assisted you, who will then guide you through the application and enrolment process. Obtain recognition You will be notified of the outcome of your RPL by TAFE NSW. If you are successful you will be sent a current transcript with the recognition you have been granted. If you are not successful in receiving the level of recognition that you applied for, you can appeal for a review of RPL results. Evidence requirements for RPL To receive RPL credit, you will need to provide evidence to the assessor at your local TAFE NSW to demonstrate that you have the skills and knowledge to meet the requirements of your course. Submitted evidence must be current and may include the following items: Portfolio - A portfolio is a collection of assembled evidence that proves that you already have the skills and knowledge in the units or course for which you are seeking RPL. This should include the following information: Job description Performance management report or annual reviews Minutes of meetings attended or conducted Work examples that may include reports, articles or samples of work Publications Email or memo communication with clients or colleagues Media - Media files, such as images, video or audio, which demonstrates communication, customer service or work skills. Certificates or course transcripts - Certificates, Diplomas, Degrees, Statements of results, Courses completed at work. Life experience - Community group involvement, Hobbies, Leisure pursuits, Membership of a committee. Letters and references - Letters of validation from your employers, clients, community groups or people you have worked with. Resume or work history - Documented along with supporting examples and contact details, as some references may require a follow-up phone call. Your supporting evidence will assist the TAFE NSW assessor to map it to the unit(s) of competency (it is the quality of evidence that counts, not quantity), so please include original, verified or certified copies. A Justice of the Peace (JP) must certify copies of original certificates or other documents. Alternatively, you may bring the original documents to be sighted by the assessor to certify your copies. You will also be required to undertake an interview, practical assessment or challenge tasks to demonstrate that your skills are current. You will be contacted if further evidence is required and to provide an update on your application. Once you are enrolled as a TAFE NSW student, you can upload evidence for RPL or assessment on our SkillsLocker website. Appeal for a review of RPL results If you are dissatisfied with the results of your RPL assessment, it is best to discuss your concerns with your teacher as soon as possible. Your teacher will provide you with information on how to apply for a results review, the time frame involved, relevant contact persons and support available to you. If you wish to lodge an appeal for a review of results, you must do so in writing within 10 days of receiving notification of the result of your application. The initial appeal must be sent to the Head Teacher of your course. You may also refer to your local TAFE NSW Consumer Protection Officer for additional information about appealing your results. Find your local TAFE NSW. Be recognised for your TAFE NSW’s achievements - get credit for a higher education qualification TAFE NSW has on ongoing commitment to formalise Credit Transfer arrangements with Higher Education providers such as universities, so our graduates can gain Credit or Advanced Standing towards a university program they chose, including guaranteed pathway articulations. This is why Credit Transfer arrangements are now in place for over a 150 TAFE NSW courses. Credit Transfer towards a higher education qualification With over 3,000 pathways available, the TAFE NSW Credit Transfer website is worth a visit to help you tailor your study journey into higher education and your desired degree. You may be eligible for: Block credit - Credit for a whole year, a stage of a university or other higher education qualifications for a whole TAFE NSW qualification; Specified credit - Credit for having completed a TAFE NSW qualification, including specified units of competency which match particular parts of the university qualification; or Unspecified credit - Credit towards some elective components of a university degree. These may equate to a whole year of study, but usually not the whole first year. The amount of credit you may receive depends on the agreed arrangements (called Articulation Arrangements) for your qualification and the higher education qualification you want to do. A pre-arranged Credit Transfer arrangement must exist for articulation to be granted. Visit credittransfer.tafensw.edu.au to find out how many Credit Points a TAFE NSW qualification can give you to start a degree with TAFE NSW or with a top Australian university. What if no Credit Transfer agreement is listed for my course? Where there is no formal TAFE NSW articulation agreement for either your chosen TAFE NSW course, your chosen university or higher education provider, you may still approach any Australian university to negotiate your own credit arrangement. All education providers must meet the pathways requirements stated in the Australian Qualification Framework’s Qualifications Pathways Policy, so ask them directly to Be Recognised! For further information please visit the TAFE NSW Credit Transfer website or you can contact us to discuss your options.
<p><strong>Type:</strong> Policy<br /> <strong>PD Number:</strong> PD03<br /> <strong>Status:</strong> TAFE POLICY</p> <h3>1. Objectives – Policy statement</h3> <h4>1.1</h4> <p>This policy outlines the additional costs that learners may be charged over and above the course fee.</p> <h3>2. Audience and applicability</h3> <p>This policy applies to TAFE NSW Regions with respect to additional costs to learners for materials, resources, equipment and services used by them in undertaking training and in the course of their study.</p> <p>The following principles set the parameters for levying additional costs to learners:</p> <ul> <li>additional charges may be requested of any learner for materials, resources, equipment and services that will be directly used by them in the course of their studies</li> <li>essential items that become the property of the learner</li> <li>the level of the additional costs are directly related to cost recovery of the requirements of the course for materials, resources, equipment and services used by the learner</li> <li>learners are fully informed of the additional costs and alternatives available to those with difficulties paying through course information brochures, the TAFE NSW Region’s website, course orientation sessions and via online enrolment services</li> <li>no monies collected to provide learners with materials, resources, equipment and services are diverted for other use</li> <li>this policy is underpinned by the general principle that no learner should face embarrassment by inability to pay</li> </ul> <h3>3. Context</h3> <h4>3.1</h4> <p>The policy has been developed in the context of the additional costs to learners, over and above the course fee, that are levied on learners when they enrol in TAFE NSW.</p> <h4>3.2</h4> <p>This policy has been reviewed in the context of the NSW Government <em>Smart and Skilled Reform</em> with implementation and effect from 1 January 2015.</p> <h4>3.3</h4> <p>The legislative requirements of the Higher Education Support Act (HESA) 2003 and the requirements within the TAFE NSW VET FEE-HELP policies and procedures</p> <h4><strong>3.4 Document history and details</strong></h4> <p> </p> <p><strong>Implementation date</strong></p> <p>19/01/2006</p> <p><strong>Web publication date</strong></p> <p>24/01/2006</p> <p><strong>Reference Number</strong></p> <p>PD/2006/0314/V02</p> <p><strong>Approval date</strong></p> <p>19/01/2006</p> <p><strong>Approving officer</strong></p> <p>Managing Director TAFE NSW</p> <p><strong>Superseded documents</strong></p> <p>Course Related Charges Policy</p> <p><strong>Document history</strong></p> <p>N/A</p> <p><strong>Main changes since previous version</strong></p> <p>Reference to Smart & Skilled and VET Fee Help</p> <p><strong>Policy contact</strong></p> <p>TAFE Operations & Institute Services</p> <p>NSW TAFE Commission reference numbers N/A</p> <p><strong><acronym>SCIS</acronym> Number</strong></p> <p>N/A</p> <p><strong>Publication data</strong></p> <table> <tbody> <tr> <td>Publicly-available</td> <td>Yes</td> </tr> <tr> <td>Storage location</td> <td>wwwpolicies: central</td> </tr> <tr> <td>Primary location</td> <td>TAFE | Student administration | Fees</td> </tr> <tr> <td>Leading and Managing<br /> the School categories</td> <td>none</td> </tr> <tr> <td>Subject keywords</td> <td>TAFE, course related charges, students, enrolment, payment, resources, equipment, services</td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <h3><strong>4. Responsibilities and delegations</strong></h3> <h4>4.1</h4> <p>Regional General Managers have responsibility for determining the additional costs for courses delivered by their Institute.</p> <h3><strong>5. Monitoring, evaluation and reporting requirements</strong></h3> <h4>5.1</h4> <p>TAFE NSW Regions will monitor and evaluate the implementation of this policy and report as required.</p> <h4>5.2</h4> <p>TAFE NSW Student Services will review the policy annually to ensure compliance with the annual update to <em>Smart and Skilled</em> Operating Guidelines and Fees Administration policy</p> <h4>5.3</h4> <p>TAFE NSW STudent Services will monitor and review related procedures to ensure compliance with this policy</p> <h3><strong>6. Contact</strong></h3> <p>TAFE NSW Learner inquiries regarding this policy should be directed to the Administration Office at the learner’s college of enrolment</p> <p>TAFE NSW Region inquiries regarding the implementation of this policy or its associated procedures should be directed to TAFE NSW Operations & Regional Support, TAFE NSW Student Services.</p> <p><small>Last modified: 2017-11-07 15:45:46</small></p>
Learn with TAFE NSW – while you're still at school! Are you a school student looking to maximise your Higher School Certificate (HSC) and gain quality workplace skills and experience to help launch your career? Look no further than our range of TAFE NSW delivered Vocational Education and Training (TVET) courses. TVET courses are ‘dual accredited’ courses – meaning they count as units of study towards both your HSC and a nationally recognised Vocational Education and Training (VET) qualification (i.e. a Certificate or Statement of Attainment). They are available across a wide range of industries and most TVET courses also provide credit towards further TAFE NSW or university studies. Understanding TVET TVET course categories Work placement How to apply for TAFE NSW delivered Vocational Education and Training (TVET) Why VET? Understanding TVET TVET courses are open to school students in Years 10, 11 or 12. They form part of your HSC subject options and cover everything from automotive trades, business services and construction, to sport and recreation, visual arts and warehousing. Find a complete course list in our current TVET Guide: Download the 2019 TVET Guide Benefits of a TVET course With TVET you can: select from a wide range of courses that are not available at school; develop work-related skills and experiences that are recognised by employers; develop independence and confidence in an adult learning environment; gain an insight into various industry areas to help you decide on a career pathway; potentially gain recognition for prior learning for your previous study or work; learn from industry experienced teachers; and articulate into traineeships or apprenticeships and receive advanced standing for TAFE NSW certificate courses. TVET course delivery Depending on the subject you wish to study, and where you are located, your TVET course may be delivered at a TAFE NSW location or at your school. Some courses are also available online, via a connected learning centre (CLC), or as a block delivery (which may involve school holiday time). TVET courses have the same NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) requirements as other HSC courses, meaning you will need to regularly attend classes and complete the set assessments. Most courses take between one and two years to complete and some classes may also extend outside of school hours and/or include work placement. Contribution towards your HSC and Australian Tertiary Admissions Rank All TVET courses count towards your HSC, however different TVET course types contribute different amounts of credit. TVET Industry Curriculum Framework (ICF) courses may also contribute to your Australian Tertiary Admissions Rank (ATAR), allowing you to apply for university. Currently, you may select only one TVET ICF course to contribute towards your ATAR. You will need to study four units of the course, over one or two years, and sit for an optional Higher School Certificate exam. All ICF courses include a mandatory work placement. For information on full HSC requirements, please visit the NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) website Read more about ATAR Contribution to further study at TAFE NSW If you successfully undertake TVET at school and want to continue your studies at TAFE NSW, you would be eligible for credit in any course containing the units of competency you have completed during your TVET studies. This means that you will not need to repeat any subjects that you successfully completed as part of your TVET course. Find out more about Recognition and Credit Transfer School Based Apprenticeships and Traineeships School Based Apprenticeships (SBAs) and School Based Traineeships (SBTs) combine paid work with TAFE NSW training and school. They give you the opportunity to gain a nationally recognised VET qualification as well as your HSC and valuable workplace skills and experience through part-time paid employment. After successfully completing an SBA or SBT, you will receive a TAFE NSW transcript of academic record which may count towards further study. At the end of your SBA you will have also finished the full first year of your full apprenticeship. Find out more about Apprenticeships and Traineeships Find out more about School Based Apprenticeships and Traineeships in NSW TVET course categories Board developed courses – Industry Curriculum Framework Industry Curriculum Framework (ICF) courses contribute to your Higher School Certificate (HSC) and, providing all HSC syllabus requirements are met, allow you to sit an optional examination which can contribute to your Australian Tertiary Admissions Rank (ATAR). Requirements include 240 hours of delivery. Board endorsed courses Board endorsed courses contribute to your Record of School Achievement (RoSA) or HSC, but will not count towards your ATAR. 120 hour courses 120 hour courses contribute two units of HSC credit and are generally delivered over one school year. These courses do not count towards your ATAR. On completion you will receive a TAFE NSW Transcript of Academic Record towards a Certificate II or Certificate III qualification. 180 hour courses 180 hour courses contribute three units of HSC credit and are generally delivered over one school year. These courses do not count towards your ATAR. On completion you will receive a Certificate II qualification or a TAFE NSW Transcript of Academic Record towards a Certificate III qualification. 240 hour courses 240 hour courses contribute four units of HSC credit and can be delivered over one or two school years (depending on delivery patterns at different locations). On completion of a 240 hour course, you will receive a Certificate II or III qualification, or a TAFE NSW Transcript of Academic Record towards a Certificate III qualification. 240 hour courses may also contribute towards your ATAR. Specialisation courses Specialisation courses are delivered concurrently with 240 hour courses and can contribute an additional one, two, three or four units of HSC credit, depending on the HSC syllabus for the course. Work placement Work placement is a mandatory NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) requirement for many TVET courses. It gives you the chance to learn new skills and apply the skills you've already learned as part of your course in a real industry setting. Work placement will help you to: gain insights into the kind of career you'd like to have; make informed decisions about further training and study; become more employable; and be better equipped for business and employment opportunities. TAFE NSW works with local workplace service providers who source suitable host employers to accommodate these placements for ICF courses. How to apply for TAFE NSW delivered Vocational Education and Training To apply for a TVET course, or to discuss which course best meets your needs, speak to your school’s VET coordinator or careers advisor. Your school will then assist you with the application process. More information is available in our 2019 TVET Guide. 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 to find out more. What if I am homeschooled? Please get in touch with us to find out more information, if you are homeschooled: Find your local TAFE NSW Enquire Call 131 601 You can also find more information regarding homeschooling here.
Type: Policy PD Number: PD20050272 Status: TAFE POLICY UNDER REVIEW 1.Objectives – Policy statement 1.1 TAFE NSW owns, controls and manages all intellectual property (IP) that it has created or acquired. All staff, contractors and consultants have a responsibility to properly identify, attribute and preserve the IP of TAFE NSW. It should be managed professionally, protected, shared and commercialised where appropriate. 2. Audience and Applicability 2.1 This Policy applies to: All activities of TAFE NSW and related operations All core or commercial undertakings at state, national and international levels All staff whether permanent or temporary, consultants, contractors or other appointees All students involved with the activities managed or conducted jointly by TAFE NSW. 2.2 The supporting Intellectual Property Policy Guidelines – TAFE NSW and Intellectual Property Licensing Guidelines – TAFE NSW (Intranet only) provide further information about the applicability and implementation of this Policy. 2.3 These Guidelines, included in the implementation details, also provide links to other relevant guidelines, policies and supporting material. 3.Context 3.1 The Intellectual Property Management Framework for the NSW Public Sector outlines mandatory principles for managing IP and requires that every public sector agency develops policies to manage IP and maintains systems to properly identify, capture and record its IP assets. 3.2 Staff and Intellectual Property Rights 3.2.1 TAFE NSW owns, controls and manages all IP created by TAFE NSW staff pursuant to the terms of their employment or otherwise created under the direction or control of TAFE NSW. 3.2.2 TAFE NSW staff employed outside of this organisation cannot use TAFE NSW IP, as part of this employment, unless permission has been granted in writing by the appropriate policy delegate or sub-delegate (see Section 4). In these situations the policy delegate or sub-delegate is to comply with the following policies, Private and Secondary Employment Policy and Code of Conduct. 3.3 Consultants, Contractors and Agency Staff and Intellectual Property Rights 3.3.1 Where TAFE NSW engages any contractor or consultant, and that contractor or consultant creates any IP (including copyright) as part of that engagement, then there must be a written agreement which clearly sets out that TAFE NSW owns this IP. 3.3.2 Any such agreement must also address the issue of sub-contractors being engaged and the ownership of any IP created. This also applies to individuals employed by TAFE NSW through an agency. 3.3.3 Where TAFE NSW engages one of its own staff under a contract of secondary employment, then there must be a written agreement which clearly sets out who will own any IP that comes into existence. 3.4 Students and Intellectual Property Rights 3.4.1 Copyright in any material created by TAFE NSW students in the course of their studies will subsist with students, except where TAFE NSW and the student/s otherwise agree in writing. 3.5 Commercialisation of TAFE NSW Intellectual Property 3.5.1 TAFE NSW staff are to seek appropriate legal, financial and commercial advice when making decisions in relation to the commercialisation of IP. Licensing is the preferred approach for the commercialisation of IP owned by TAFE NSW. 3.6 Definitions 3.6.1 Intellectual property refers to what our minds create that is then put into material form (i.e. written down, drawn, photographed, composed, broadcast, performed, designed, invented). IP rights are protected in a variety of ways, some of which are automatic upon creation, e.g. copyright, and some are registrable, e.g. registered trade marks and patents. 3.6.2 The two main types of IP rights TAFE NSW has are copyright, covering: website content, multimedia, educational management systems, other educational software, learning and assessment strategies including curriculum; and registered and unregistered trade marks, brand names, logos, tag lines and other insignia of origin; as well as confidential information, including trade secrets. Other types of IP rights include: circuit layouts; registered designs; patented and patentable inventions; plant breeders’ rights; domain names; all other rights resulting from intellectual activity in the industrial, scientific, literary or artistic fields. 3.6.3 TAFE NSW intellectual property assets are captured and recorded in a variety of databases, repositories, websites, content management systems and files. 3.7 Document History and Details Implementation date – 01/12/2005 Web publication date – 05/08/2013 Reference Number – PD/2005/0272/V02 Approval date – 01/12/2005 Approving officer Associate director, TAFE policy, strategy and review Superseded documents Document history None Main changes since previous version Updates to PD2005/0272/V01: Definitions Responsibilities and delegations Policy contact Policy contact Manager, TAFE Knowledge Services, TAFE Customer Support, (02) 9244 5146. NSW TAFE Commission reference numbers N/A SCIS Number N/A Publication data Publicly-available – Yes Storage location – wwwpolicies: central Primary location – TAFE | Administration & management | Intellectual property Leading and Managing the School categories – none Subject keywords – intellectual property, copyright, trade mark, asset register, infringement 4.Responsibilities and Delegations 4.1 All staff have a responsibility to properly identify, preserve and use the IP of TAFE NSW, and respect the IP of others. Where there has been an alleged infringement or misuse of IP owned by TAFE NSW by a third party, staff must notify their line manager, seek appropriate advice on managing this from the appropriate Sub-Delegate and as needed, Policy Administrator. 4.2 Where the alleged infringement or mis-use allegation involves a staff member or the allegation is made by a third party, staff must notify their line-manager who will provide a written report to the appropriate Sub-Delegate for action. Any action taken will be in line with the policies, Responding to Suggestions, Complaints & Allegations and Code of Conduct. 4.3 TAFE NSW staff are required to ensure copyright material is identified, captured and recorded in an appropriate system. Management of intellectual property will be by annual reporting. 4.4 Delegate: general manager, TAFE customer support Sub-delegates: directors TAFE NSW institutes, directors industry skills units, state office general managers and directors Policy administrator: Director, Learning Technologies, Knowledge and Library Services Policy contact: Manager, TAFE Knowledge Services, TAFE Customer Support Sub-delegates are not entitled to further delegation. 5. Monitoring, Evaluation and Reporting Requirements 5.1 This TAFE NSW Intellectual Property Policy provides a flexible framework for managing IP issues in TAFE NSW and accommodating change in this area. Where issues arise that require clarification, members of staff are encouraged to contact the policy administrator. 5.2 At any time the policy administrator may provide advice to the delegate about ongoing policy implementation and review issues. This may or may not lead to a formal report. In addition the delegate may request that a formal evaluation of the TAFE NSW Intellectual Property Policy, or aspects of the Policy, be undertaken. 6.Contact Manager, TAFE Knowledge Services, TAFE Customer Support, (02) 9244 5146. Last modified: 2016-10-20 14:34:17
Quality content adds value by entertaining or providing insight to customers and improves their overall website authority. It takes a lot of effort to generate great content - but if done right, content enables businesses to generate leads and profits due to quality engagement and trust. Transform the way your brand interacts with their customers with these five strategies we’re expecting to see in 2018: Growth hacks for content Growth hacking refers to the rapid experimentation of various marketing processes aimed to grow a business, such as increasing leads and revenue through identifying creative ways to sell their brand. The buzzword may be an abused term in the digital world, but there is a reason to why growth hacking is essential in building start-ups. Instead of brands buying ad slots on traditional media such as radio and television, content marketing does not always require a significant amount of cost. These rapid growth-driven tactics include viral marketing, copy testing, search engine optimisation (SEO), email marketing, social media outreach and highly personalised outreach to news publications. Entrepreneurship culture will continue its rise in 2018 and launch many start-ups. With this being said, the growth hacking mentality will be prevalent among these brands as their aim is to have a rapid growth in their customer base at their early-stage launch. Video content There is no surprise that video content will continue to thrive in 2018 for entertainment and leisure. People are now spending more time on Netflix, YouTube, Amazon Prime Video and other mobile video content providers than traditional television. Unlike written articles, the audience is more likely to be instantly engaged through visual stimulus with less effort. Therefore, it is no doubt that young brands wanting to reach a larger audience will leverage online video advertising as part of their marketing portfolio. As most of the consumer-driven traffic comes from online video content, and with the trend in live streaming, and interactive features such as 360 experiences set to improve, video advertising will remain gold in 2018. Brand blogs Blogging is an old concept but it doesn’t mean it’s not a worthwhile strategy. More and more companies are realising the value of a brand blog on their company website. An advantage includes the potential for your brand to position itself as an industry leader with its regular engaging blog on company updates, featured guest posts, and business and industry news and trends. It gives consumers a reason to click through your website for brand insights and updates. Another advantage is the natural increase in organic search keywords, as topics and keywords on your website are an important way in which search engines will find your site. Take into account that fresh content is the answer to beating your competitor websites on search engines’ results page (such as Google). You may want to brainstorm topics, categories and keywords you want your brand to be associated with. Furthermore, regular well-written brand blogs can be an effective way to reach newer and larger audiences through sharing links on your social media platforms. With this being said, you can effectively build trust with your audience to supply what they need from you as it proves your company’s expertise and is well-versed in their industry. 2018 will continue to prove that blogging is integral to a marketing strategy as it drives traffic back to your website and deepens the connection with your customers. Micro-influencer campaigns Social influencers have been used in the commercial world before the dawn of the Internet era. Now, smaller brands wanting to widen their reach have taken this tactic on board to target online micro-celebrities, and this strategy will only continue to soar in 2018. Due to the overwhelming amount of niche communities online, small businesses are able to target those who have an authority and large audience in that particular niche. They are an authoritative figure because their content is widely read, trusted and shared. The strategy involves outreaching to influencers to amplify the business’s message and influence a specific audience and it is becoming even more targeted. It may only take one influencer sharing a piece of content to the right publication or their social media followers for your business to gain traction. With the internet so readily available, everyone has access to some platform or channel meaning that it is now easier to get your message across to the right people and organically promote your brand’s reputation. Utilising a micro-influencer campaign has the power to improve a website’s search ranking, attract the right and relevant traffic, and potentially generate leads and conversions. It has proven to generate high ROI than traditional advertising for many brands across diverse industries, and therefore this method will only continue to be used. User-generated content User-generated content. or UGC, such as influencer marketing, will only prove to be more crucial in the coming year as potential customers trust content made by others more than company content itself. User generated content is any content that has been generated by a platform’s user. This includes reviews, ratings, comments, photos and videos. When your target audience positively speaks out about your brand - they will cultivate the trust of future consumers.This is because people are now becoming more skeptical about endorsements and advertisements and USG allows your customers to take an honest look into how your brand is perceived on a peer to peer basis. Furthermore, consumers are becoming more exceptional at visually sharing brand stories whether through videos or images. Make sure that you attract your consumers to generate content for your brand. It is becoming more important for consumers to form part of a company’s content marketing strategy. Give them the opportunity to provide ratings or reviews on your website as this type of content has the potential to create a more authentic dialog between the company and the consumer. Your marketing needs to now cater for consumers who are demanding a new level of authenticity and trust. Take these 5 trends into consideration, and upskill your employees through some marketing training to broaden their horizons.
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When you think of a fitness brand and high-profile sport/fitness experts, what springs to mind? Nike? Kayla Itsines? Usain Bolt? I bet when you think of these brands and personalities, you get very clear images of who they are and what they stand for. That's because they're all brilliant at branding. What is branding? Branding is the way businesses and fitness personalities present themselves to the world through their website, social media accounts and marketing efforts. Think of a ‘brand' like a person. It has a particular way of talking. It looks a certain way. It has specific values. It also has a character and personality, and it will appeal to different groups of people. Let's have a look at some companies and fitness experts that are brilliant at branding. Nike When you think of Nike, ‘Just do it' instantly comes to mind. This is because Nike is one of the best-branded companies in the world. If you have a body, you're an athlete. That's the core brand value behind the company's branding. This idea plays out in everything that they do, from the images they use on their social media sites, to the way they use language on their website and in their TV ads. The Nike brand is inspiring and empowering. It targets people's desire to be a champion at whatever fitness level they are. The brand says ‘we are all heroes, now go out, just do it and be great'. Check out this Nike campaign to see the company's branding in action (warning, you may be inspired!). Kayla Istsines What the Kayla Itsines brand does very well is to create a community of women. You could say that Kayla's brand value is ‘women coming together to be healthier'. The queen of client transformations, Kayla utilises client before and after photos to sell her brand as relatable, inspirational and one that will get results. Brand voice (how her brand uses language): It is about celebrating women, creating fitness communities and helping women to get healthier together. The tone is bright, positive, motivating and supportive. Visual Branding (how her brand uses visuals): Itsines uses a lot of hot pink. This colour communicates many things about her brand without saying a single thing. It's feminine, powerful, playful and energetic. To see her brand in action, check out her Sweat with Kayla website. Usain Bolt Three words can sum up Usain Bolt's brand: lightning bolt pose. Arguably one of the greatest athletes ever, Usain Bolt is even better at branding. Bolt has harnessed the power of his fun-loving personality, coupled it with his incomparable talent and impressive world record achievements, and packaged these things into brand Bolt, complete with his own logo (the lightning bolt pose). Looking at his website and social media, Bolt's brand is energetic, fun-loving, passionate and demands to be noticed. It is about being a ‘champion'. Companies that have aligned with his brand include Gatorade, Virgin, Puma, Hublot and Optus. They have taken his brand and aligned it with theirs so that people relate Bolt's brand with their company. For example, Bolt is a champion, so Gatorade fuels champions, or Bolt is fun-loving and world-class, so is Virgin. You get the picture. What can branding do for you? Branding yourself as a fitness professional can help your career in lots of ways. For example, you may want to: attract more PT clients launch an online fitness program design your own range of sportswear become known as a go-to rugby coach. Whatever your reason, creating your personal fitness brand can get you there. What exactly is a personal fitness brand? As a fitness professional you are a business and your product can be anything from PT, to coaching, online programs or fitness modelling. Giving your business a brand personality helps you to reach potential customers, build loyalty, build a reputation and keep a loyal client base. The main keys to branding The two main aspects of branding are: Brand voice Visual branding Basically, how your brand looks and speaks. How to create your fitness brand Step one Ask yourself the following questions: Who am I? How do I want to be viewed (friendly, fiery, nurturing, militant, inspirational…)? What is my fitness message? What do I value (hard work, family, holistic health, shredded body, competition, travel…)? Who are my target clients (young women, men, older people, mums, young men, athletes, sports people…)? What benefits will I offer my clients? Take some time to answer these questions, because the answers will form your brand identity. Sum your answers up in one line, and write it down. This is your brand mission statement. You will draw from this when working out your brand voice and visual branding. Step two It's now time to translate your brand mission statement into brand voice and visual branding across your website, social media sites and any marketing you do. Brand voice Your brand voice speaks with your brand's unique personality. It is the words, sentences and the writing style that you use in your website, social media and marketing efforts. Defining your brand voice To define your brand voice, think of three words to describe your brand (go back to your brand mission statement to refresh your memory). An example of this could be: fresh, fit, fun. These three words are the backbone of your brand voice. They will dictate how you will write content and communicate with your audience. Now you need to dig deep and expand on these words. This will help you to craft a really unique and specific brand voice. Let's take the earlier example of fresh, fit, fun. If these were your brand voice words, you would ask yourself what these words mean in relation to your brand. This will help you to shape your brand voice's language and style. For example: Fresh – vibrant, youthful, up-to-date Fit – healthy, active, energetic Fun – joyful, playful, bubbly. Visual branding Visual cues tell people a lot about your brand. When building your visual identity think about: your colour scheme type of font that you'll use how big your font will be the images you will use the photo filters you'll use the spacing on the page. Consider how all these things work together to create a brand personality. If someone visits your site, will they know exactly who you are, what you value and what you're selling? Consistency Once you have settled on your brand voice and visual branding, you need to keep them consistent across your web platforms. Have a clear message Everything you post, every image you Instagram, your blogs, everything has to have a purpose. You will notice that even if a fitness personality is putting up images of their pug, or their breakfast, or their feet against a green field, the images are reinforcing their brand and their values. For instance, the image of the pug might reinforce a fun brand voice. Be authentic You need to be authentic in everything you do. If your brand voice does not represent you, then scrap it and find one that does. There's no point branding yourself as a nurturing trainer if you actually offer military-style training. Provide value Everything you post needs to give the viewer something. Whether it's a nice image to brighten their morning, or a short video on perfecting their squat technique. You have to give people a reason to connect and follow you. Inspiration, tips, tricks and advice are a great way to do this. Post regularly You need to post on your sites at least three times a week to keep people connected and following you. So set aside some time every week to post new content, and respond to comments from your followers. Unite your community Engage with people that comment on your posts, start discussions and build a sense of community with your followers. You can take this a step further and create events for your community to attend, or simply shout out every once in a while about an informal event like, ‘Hey, I'll be going for a 5K run, if anyone wants to join meet me____ at ____'. Ready to start? So now you know the basics of branding it's time to get into it! Have a look at some of the masters of branding, like Nike and Itsines, get a feel for what they're doing and how they're doing it. Meanwhile, if you're interested in how you can really harness the power of social media for your fitness career, come along to our Social Media Workshop (free) at the TAFE NSW Northern Beaches Fitness, Sport and Recreation open day on 24 June. Learn more here. Full list of Open Week events here. 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The NSW Government has launched a significant campaign to recruit frontline educators for TAFE NSW, with more than 200 jobs that need filling across NSW including 64 in the Hunter and Central Coast region. Making the announcement at the TAFE NSW Gosford campus were Assistant Minister for Skills Adam Marshall, Liberal candidate for Gosford Jilly Pilon and TAFE NSW Managing Director Jon Black. Mr Marshall said the recruitment drive is a clear sign that the demand for skills based TAFE courses is continuing to grow on the Central Coast especially in Building and Construction, and Health and Community Services qualifications. "TAFE NSW enrolments have skyrocketed, with enrolments 122,000 higher in October 2016 compared to the same time in 2015," Mr Marshall said. "As enrolments have increased so has the demand for teachers. TAFE NSW is now looking to employ more teachers in many areas. "The simple truth is that Labor left TAFE NSW in a mess with spiraling operating costs, duplication across the state and teachers grappling with crippling overheads – with anywhere between 40 and 60 cents in the dollar spent on administration. "The new One TAFE model, consolidating 10 separate institutes into one, will ensure taxpayer dollars are directed into frontline learning." In 2015 and 2016, NSW Government policy changes including Fee Free Scholarships, capping apprenticeships at $2000 and traineeships at just $1000 have helped to drive up enrolments and demand for teachers. Advertisements have appeared online and across local press, with more vacancies set to be advertised over the coming months. Potential applicants are encouraged to apply at the NSW Government jobs website: http://iworkfor.nsw.gov.au Adam Marshall Minister for Tourism and Major Events Assistant Minister for Skills
The workforce and even the nature of work itself is changing at an incredible pace While Australia is blessed with a relatively low unemployment rate, it doesn't mean that finding a job is easy. Even when the economy is performing well, getting a job can be a challenge. In Australia's two-speed economy, some industries that employ relatively few people are hiring regularly while others that have traditionally generated lots of jobs are struggling. If you're hitting a brick wall in your job search, it's worth considering the following strategies: 1. Retrain The days of a job – or even a career – for life are long gone. Technological change, in particular the disruptive effect the internet is having on many industries, means the workforce and even the nature of work itself is changing at an incredible pace. If you're having trouble finding employment, it may be because there's no longer any demand for your skill set and you need to develop another one. Acquiring new skills at TAFE NSW is a good way to do that. 2. Promote yourself At the very least, you should have a well-written and extensive LinkedIn profile. Ideally, you should also have your own personal website that features your résumé and, if possible, a portfolio of your previous work. Chances are there will be a number of applicants for any job you apply for and you want to sell yourself more effectively than your competitors. 3. Consider giving yourself a job One of the upsides to technological change is that it has made it a lot easier for anyone with a phone and computer to become a freelancer or contractor. They can then sell blocks of their time to different clients rather than having to convince someone to employ them on a full-time basis. This approach isn't feasible for everyone, but if it's for you then you should seriously consider it. You may find you enjoy working like this and, if you don't, you're at least establishing relationships with people who can potentially offer you a full-time position. 4. Network Go to industry events, offer to intern and ask friends and family if they know anyone who'd be willing to give you a try. The more people who know you're looking for a job, the more likely you are to get an offer. Looking for a job can be disheartening, and potential employers can sense despair. So no matter what setbacks you encounter, always remember to remain positive.
The dividing line between unpaid work experience and salaried employment has become increasingly fuzzy in recent years Employers are increasingly expecting those who want to work for them to complete internships, cadetships or graduate programs. But what should you expect and how should you apply? Internships An internship is what used to be called work experience – providing free labour in order to get some real-world experience. Volunteering to work for free, often for prolonged periods of time, has now become the most common way of getting a foot in the door for those seeking to enter ‘glamour' industries. Internships most commonly involve working part-time while completing your studies or working full-time once you've graduated. You can apply for an internship at any time, but many do so at the beginning of the year when they have either finished their studies or know their study timetable for the upcoming year. Cadetships Cadetships are the white-collar equivalent of apprenticeships. Cadets receive a wage, but it's generally small, reflecting their limited skill set. Corporations and government departments typically advertise cadetships around February and March and, in some cases, again around July. Always check the website of the organisation you're interested in working for to establish exactly what its cadetship application opening and closing dates are. Graduate positions Gradate positions usually involve a reasonable salary (though less than what you'll hopefully earn later on). They are typically offered by larger corporations or government departments to TAFE NSW or university graduates and involve working in a variety of different areas to gain a broad understanding of how an organisation functions. Federal government agencies advertise graduate employment opportunities between February and June. As with cadetships, corporations typically accept applications around the early part and middle of the year but, once again, you'll need to check with the organisation in question to find out their cut-off dates. The dividing line between unpaid work experience and salaried employment has become increasingly fuzzy in recent years. Whether it's an internship, cadetship or graduate position, it's wise to do some research and determine both what an organisation can offer and what it will expect before committing to anything.
Last year $580 million was raised by Movember to fund more than 800 programs in 21 countries Every spring you might notice some of your male teachers, friends and co-workers sprouting a little more facial hair than usual. Never fear – they're not going feral. It's for Movember, and they're just getting their ‘staches on. I first heard of Movember two years ago when one of my co-workers, Eric, took part. I asked him what Movember is all about, and it turns out, he isn't the only TAFE teacher or staff member who takes part. Movember is a campaign for men in Australia and around the world to raise awareness and funds for men's health. The moustached campaign is a fun way to get people to talk about serious health issues that face men. Often men are less likely than women to discuss their health problems or concerns or to seek help. In addition, there's a stigma surrounding some health issues, such as mental health. The Movember Foundation funds programs that aim to promote awareness of men's heath issues, as well as dealing with mental health issues, and in combatting and living with cancers such as prostate and testicular cancer. Last year $580 million was raised by Movember to fund more than 800 programs in 21 countries. South Western Sydney Institute (SWSi), has participated for a couple of years now (including teachers like Eric), and will be participating again this year. Last year the SWSi Mo Stars raised $4265. And they're looking for a few good ‘staches again this year. Other TAFE NSW Institutes are participating as well – the Northern Sydney Institute, and Sydney TAFE have already answered the call on Twitter. Maybe they'll come close to being as great at the SWSi Mo Stars (can you tell I'm biased?). If you want to check out the battle yourself, search for the hashtag #TAFEMoBattle on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter. Even better, you can join a team yourself! Find out more about Movember, including how to join a team, how to contribute, or find out about men's health issues at their website or on their Facebook page.
When someone claims the right to hold (and peddle) beliefs that are homophobic, they must also take responsibility for the repercussions In 2014, the International Day Against Homophobia (IDAH) marks its 10th anniversary. Over the past decade, much has changed regarding societal attitudes towards homosexuality, mostly for the better. But festering examples of bigotry and hatred still persist, like Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin's current anti-gay propaganda. The IDAH website says; "Homophobia is an insidious process that channels its effects through subtle, usually transparent ways." It's this subtlety and transparency that allows it to flourish. How can you fight something when you can stare right through it? In developed, western societies like Australia, most homophobia falls within one of two categories – cultural or institutional. Cultural homophobia is largely born out of ignorance. Negative ideas and stereotypes about gays and lesbians are allowed to flourish in the absence of the truth that will correct them. This kind of homophobia is often held by ordinary people who simply don't know any better. The antidote here is visibility. The more visible homosexuality becomes, the more everyone else realises there's nothing to fear. The other major form of homophobia is institutional. This is mostly religious organisations like churches. It's much trickier to combat. When broaching the subject of religious homophobia, people tend to tiptoe around the issue, afraid of offending "The Church" (whichever one it may be). They practically fall over themselves in their eagerness to point out that religious beliefs should be respected. But respect is a dual-carriageway. The demand for respect for beliefs that are themselves disrespectful towards certain people only ends up cancelling itself out. It's also dangerous. This sense of entitlement creates the idea of permission, where no permission rightfully exists. And this is what lies beneath a lot of the institutionalised homophobia in our society. Hatred is hatred. No matter how you try to dress it up. In a free and supposedly democratic society, people surely have the right to hold whatever beliefs they choose. But with rights come responsibilities. And when someone claims the right to hold (and peddle) beliefs that are homophobic, they must also take responsibility for the repercussions. This all may paint a gloomy picture. But the world is changing. Everywhere you look now, there's evidence of a broad, slow-moving rejection of homophobia in our society. A good barometer of societal attitudes is how gays and lesbians are depicted in movies and on TV. A promising pattern emerges when taking a broad view. From complete invisibility in the 1950s, to some visibility in the 60s and 70s (but only as serial killers, lonely outcasts or limp-wristed fairies), to even more visibility in the 80s and 90s as regular, even likable people (but with tragic endings such as insanity, death or loneliness), to the mostly well-rounded people in everyday situations we see on our screens today. The other handy barometer of societal attitudes is the issue of same sex marriage, surely the last frontier of homophobia. This issue has cut right to the very heart of what marriage actually is. It's held a mirror up to the institution, asking the question: is it about love or gender? Those who say ‘love' generally support same sex marriage. Those who say ‘gender' oppose it. Since the world's first legal same sex marriage ceremony took place in The Netherlands on 1 April 2001, many other countries have followed suit, including some of Australia's closest friends such as New Zealand and Britain. There are now 17 nations with legal same sex marriage and many others with various forms of civil partnerships. This is progress. But it still leaves a lot of other countries in the dust. Including Australia. Like a lot of mature and modern organisations, TAFE NSW has a proud policy of acceptance, diversity and inclusion for everyone. Because ultimately, the peddling of any kind of hatred diminishes all of us and weakens us as a society. The IDAH website puts it succinctly; "An International Day Against Homophobia belongs to no one individual. It's about people hoping for a prejudice-free world that can provide a place at the table for everyone regardless of their sexual orientation."
You've been dreaming of this moment since Year 10. You've done the study, finished your exams and you've been to your formal. Now comes the hard bit (hint: it's not schoolies week!) It's results time. Plenty of students will achieve the results they were hoping for. Plenty won't. Whatever your results, the bigger question is now what? Big picture goals Many of us spend more time choosing our morning coffee than we do working out what our professional and career goals are. Your goals are unique to you and are your aspirations for your future (the keyword being your). So try and make time for this important choice. When trying to discover what your goals are our careers counsellors often ask the following questions: What subjects did you enjoy at school? What do you enjoy outside of school? Did you do any extracurricular activities? Do you have a part-time job? What don't you like to do? (This can often be the most telling question!) Pro tip: Try and make sure they are SMART goals; specific, measurable, achievable, relevant and timely. Also recommended is a bit of research. There are plenty of resources out there for you to use. Here are a couple to get you started: Career Quiz How to choose a career Careers Counsellors at TAFE NSW Careers Advisory Service While no learning is ever lost, it is an important investment in time and money. We advise checking out the future of work. This website will give you a great idea of what careers will experience the largest growth over the next five to ten years and help you make your decision. Study vs Gap Year vs Work Do you keep studying, do you join the workforce or do you take a gap year? They are all great choices depending on the goals you have set. If you are considering further study, there are plenty of places that can help you achieve your goals. TAFE NSW, university or other registered training organisations have a range of options. At TAFE NSW we've just launched TAFE Digital, where you can study over 250 courses online, in your own time, in your own space and at your own pace. You can still choose to study face-to-face, on campus, part-time, full-time or online. Or mix it up with a blended learning delivery. You may need a break from study and decide to take a gap year. This can clear your mind and refocus your decision making. You could choose to take a job and begin your career. Or you could study online with TAFE Digital, travel and work part-time. The point is whatever you decide there are options for you. Just keep talking Over 70,000 students have just sat for the HSC in 2017. You are not alone. Talk to your friends, talk to your parents, talk to a careers counsellor. Talk to anyone that has the expertise to guide you in the right direction while allowing you to map out your goals and a future that suits you. Whatever you decide, learning or work experience is never wasted. If you don't jump into the exact career you want immediately remember there's always this statistic – "when a young person trains or works in one job, they acquire skills for a further thirteen jobs." (FYA research) Be whatever you want to be. For more information visit TAFE NSW Year 13 HSC and beyond
Give the viewer something interesting to look at, but pack your punch with the content in your message. Don't write that entire message on the slide Recently I was asked to produce some PowerPoint slides. They were intended as a "teacher resource" to accompany a textbook that's due for release in a couple of months. I wasn't the author of the text, but was being asked to develop "standard teaching resources" that was based on it". So that prompted me to have a look at other recent texts and their accompanying teacher resources and find out what was considered the "standard". I found PowerPoint was the main tool being used for this kind of textbook accompaniment, either compressed to a CD or uploaded to a secure website of the publishing house. There were a few variations but they usually followed the same formula – each chapter had eight to 10 slides of text chunked into bullet points. In other words, they were all just full of writing. Boring! Who teaches like that? Imagine being a student and sitting there as teacher after teacher shows slides full of writing! I hope this version of torture certainly isn't the standard. So, while these are merely my personal opinions, I offer the following list for the most effective ways of using PowerPoint to accompany a textbook: Justine's tips to avoid PowerPoint pain 1. PowerPoint is not meant to be a rehash of the text. If it's in print somewhere else, don't repeat it for those who were too lazy to read it. That's what a chapter summary is for. 2. Good facilitators will use PowerPoint to invoke higher thought and deeper meaning. The questions posed by a good facilitator may not even appear in a book. Questions should draw relevance to the here and now and seek context of understanding – not just be a comprehension exercise. More importantly, an answer may be complex or layered - perhaps not a simple "text book answer". 3. When using PowerPoint, the most important aspect the viewers see is the diagram. The most important thing they hear is you (the facilitator). Give the viewer something interesting to look at, but pack your punch with the content in your message. Don't write that entire message on the slide – the message should be personal and speak to the recipient. For sure, you might ask each person to write down what is relevant for them in their own words. If teachers constantly shape the thoughts of their students, we leave little room for creativity and close the door on challenges to didactic thinking. 4. Consider when and how your PowerPoint display is going to be used. Is it for a face-to-face group? Is it for distance students? Will the students access it before the class (in preparation), during the class (as a follow-along-with-me), or after the class (as a summary)? Or is it primarily for students who can't attend? For me, each of these intentions requires a different approach. I don't think one PowerPoint display should be used for all. 5. Good facilitation will always draw on multiple viewpoints and sources. Seek a wide range of tools and opinions. Good research is critical and visual variety goes a long way. 6. (and possibly most importantly) don't be afraid to limit yourself to PowerPoint. There are plenty of engaging presentation and sharing tools out there. My personal favourites include Prezi, Slideshare, Empressr, and most recently the Australian Start-up Canva. Unless of course, you'd rather stick with the ‘text book standard'.
In my day (the '70s) you were constantly corrected for abusing apostrophes. Nowadays, who cares? Well, I do and you should too It's official. Apostrophes are being abused all over Australia. The delicate and special apostrophe is being trotted out on display whenever people have doubts about their grammar. Apostrophes have been hauled into the public arena and slapped around for all to see - on signs, directions, advertising and on the internet. So much so, that I'm thinking of forming a political party with the theme: s'top apo'strophe abu'se So, just how has this apostrophe abuse happened in Australia? Surely, our primary school teachers taught us the relevant rules. In my day (the '70s) you were constantly corrected for abusing apostrophes. Nowadays, who cares? Well, I do and you should too. Here are the six main rules for correct apostrophe use: 1. Never use an apostrophe to form a plural (ie. more than one), as in: DVD's for sale (wrong!) We make sign's (really wrong, especially for a sign-maker) Pony's for sale (wrong spelling and wrong apostrophe) Town house's for sale (OMG, I saw this once!) The 1990's (wrong, it's the 1990s – well it was about two decades ago) 2. An apostrophe is used to show the omission of letters in a shortened word, as in: I'm tall (short for I am. We are leaving out the a, so an apostrophe is used) you're silly (you are – not to be confused with your, as in your silly hairdo) who's that at the door? (who is – not to be confused with whose, as in whose voice can I hear at the door?) 3. An apostrophe denotes that someone owns something. This is called a possessive singular noun, as in: Kim Kardashian's baby TAFEnow's courses Jake's Audi 4. For plural possessive nouns, use an apostrophe after the plural word, as in: The twins' netball team The celebrities' red carpet (used by more than one celebrity) The Sparkes' family farm 5. If the word is plural and does not end with an s, you add an apostrophe, followed by an s. This is called a plural possessive noun, (not ending in s): The women's football team The children's television channel The men's parenting group 6. Use an apostrophe when two or more people or groups own the same thing, as in: Michele and Claude's bicycle Rod and Bessie's place Ted and Alice's restaurant So, that's the shortened version. It saves you yawning through about five years of grammar lessons. The very amusing website Oatmeal has a great set of posters about grammar that'll really get you laughing. There are posters about irony, how to use a semicolon, when and when not to use i.e. in a sentence and 10 words you need to stop misspelling. Make them your bible and you'll become the teacher's pet. So, feel free to send in your real-life photos of apostrophe abuse; I'd love to publish them on my next blog. I reckon I'm not the only one who gets raving mad about apostrophe abuse. This post was originally published on TAFEnow on 20 March 2014. TAFEnow is an Australia-wide online provider, operating out of North Coast TAFE, one of the 10 TAFE NSW Institutes. Enquiries can be directed to tafenow.com.au.
Bullying patterns that begin in the playground often have a nasty habit of finding their way into the workplace Today is the sixth annual National Day of Action Against Bullying and Violence. The day is an initiative of the Safe and Supportive School Communities Working Group, a steering committee that comprises all Australian education authorities. And although the campaign is mainly targeted at school students, it's something that has relevance for all of us. Bullying comes in many different forms, including physical, verbal and digital. Cyber bullying in particular has been garnering an increasing amount of attention over the last couple of years. Redefining bullying to include digital harassment over the internet and mobile devices has been necessary as this is a reality for an estimated 20% of Australian children. The Safe Schools website defines bullying as "an ongoing misuse of power in relationships involving a pattern of harmful verbal, physical or social behavior". While people in some circles (particularly academia and politics) still disagree on what does and doesn't qualify as bullying, the very fact that there's now a national conversation about it, supported by a high-profile awareness campaign, can only be a good thing. And it's definitely a huge improvement from decades past when bullying was mostly just considered to be "what kids do". These days, we know a lot more about the emotional and psychological effects of bullying. And not just on the victim, but also how it affects bystanders. People who witness bullying are encouraged to speak out against it, instead of being passive onlookers thereby allowing the bullying to continue unchallenged. Because bullying patterns that begin in the playground often have a nasty habit of finding their way into the workplace. It's become so common in some industries and professions that it's practically a selling point – like celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay's aggressive and foul-mouthed antics, which are now considered "entertainment". Cyber bullying isn't the only new aspect of the issue that's been facilitated by the digital age. It's not uncommon now for episodes of public bullying to be filmed by witnesses for the sole purpose of posting it onto the internet. Sometimes large brawls are organized via social media networks, which mobilize many willing participants very quickly to a particular place at a particular time, something that wasn't really possible 20 years ago. But whether there really are more instances of bullying these days or if it just seems to be that way because of the many methods of recording it now, the fact remains – bullying is still far too prevalent for the issue to slip off the public radar. Even the fact that phrases like "slut-shaming" and "one punch attack" have become part of the vernacular shows how entrenched certain types of bullying have become. Campaigns like the National Day of Action Against Bullying and Violence continue to be an important part of reprograming people's attitudes towards bullying.
Today we bring you part two of our Be ambitious in 2017 series. This time we chat about Nursing, a profession that's in high demand virtually all over the world. Types of nursing Typically, there are enrolled nurses and registered nurses. To become a registered nurse, you'll need to complete a three-year Bachelor of Nursing at a university. But the most popular pathway to becoming a registered nurse is by first being an enrolled nurse. This is something you can achieve with a two-year Diploma at a vocational training organisation such as TAFE. People are sometimes confused about the difference between an enrolled nurse and a registered nurse. The main difference is that enrolled nurses generally practice under the direction and delegation of a registered nurse who maintains overall responsibility for a patient's plan of care. An enrolled nurse provides most of a patient's personal care, such as showering, dressing and feeding, as well as the administration of some oral medications. They work in a range of different settings including hospital wards, aged care facilities, operating theatres or in community settings such as Aboriginal Medical Services. What does it take to become an enrolled nurse? Firstly, there are a couple of check boxes you'll probably need to tick from the outset. It helps to have the right kind of character traits – caring, understanding, non-judgemental, empathetic and a strong desire to help other people. But in balance with this, you need to be able to control your own emotions, as you'll often be exposed to stressful or traumatic situations. You also need the ability to remain calm and clear-headed, be responsible and reliable. Qualifications To become an enrolled nurse you'll need a formal qualification. TAFE NSW offers a Diploma in Nursing (Enrolled-Division 2 Nursing) which includes a minimum of 400 hours work placement in an approved clinical facility. The only entry requirements for this course are to be able to communicate effectively in English and satisfactory completion of the NSW Higher School Certificate or equivalent. [quote]The work of an enrolled nurse is literally very hands-on. It has the ability to make a profound difference to the lives of people when they're at their most vulnerable. Nursing is a very portable and mobile profession, something that can support you no matter where you are in the world.[/quote] Nursing scholarships NSW Health in partnership with TAFE NSW, is offering scholarships for the Diploma of Nursing program across NSW. The scholarships include a position in the Diploma of Nursing program and employment as an Enrolled Nurse in a NSW Health facility. Application information package is available from the NSW Health website and applications will open on 9 January 2018. Next steps Click here to find out more about studying Nursing with TAFE NSW, and download your free Course Guide. [thefold_youtube]swpa12qw8fQ[/thefold_youtube]
Today we chat about Information Technology (IT), an area that proves the geek really will inherit the Earth. Why IT? Information technology (IT) is all around us now. It runs virtually non-stop, impacting almost every part of modern life. And it looks set to hang around for, well… pretty much for as long as humans are around. If there was ever an industry that will always be overflowing with job opportunities, this is IT. What are the jobs? Computer network professionals and ITC support technicians are two of the dominant jobs in the sector. Combined, these two roles account for almost 80,000 jobs in Australia alone. Both of these roles have a high proportion of full-time jobs (96.4% and 90.5% respectively) and are both predicted to grow strongly over the next five years. Skills and qualities employers are looking for If you're interested in a job in the IT sector, there are a couple of check boxes you may need to tick first. Leading the charge is a natural interest in computers and technology. Personal qualities like good communication and organizational skills are pretty essential for work in IT. You'll need good attention to detail, a knack for problem-solving and analytical skills. An aptitude for mathematics is critical, as most computer applications are based on mathematical principles. It's important when working with circuitry and in programming. You'll also need strong technical writings skills. Formal IT training With lots of tech savvy people vying for well-paid jobs, any formal training that can put you ahead of your competitors can only be a good thing. TAFE NSW offers many different IT courses, covering areas such as networking, systems administration, software development, network security and programming. The Certificate III in Information, Digital Media and Technology is a great starter course for anyone wanting to enter the IT world. As well as front-end website support and basic coding, this course has a design element, which means it'd be a good fit for anyone with their eye on web design. The Certificate IV in Programming is another ideal starter course. This covers basic programming, configuring and maintaining databases and writing script for software applications. The Diploma of Information Technology Networking is for a more advanced skill set, and covers the design, installation and management of networks. For the coveted area of network security, TAFE offers the Bachelor of Information Technology (Network Security). This is a professional degree that focuses on network security and is ideal for people who already have a solid groundwork of knowledge and would like to move into this more specialised area. Click here to find out more about studying IT with TAFE NSW, and download your free Course Guide. [thefold_youtube]171JbPOgjE4[/thefold_youtube]
"From business and commerce degrees, to engineering and technology degrees, as well as a range of creative and educational degrees, TAFE NSW has something for nearly every area of interest." And while many institutions offer a variety of great degrees, for many reasons, studying a degree with TAFE NSW is a far better option. Below are just 6 of the ways that you can succeed by studying a degree at TAFE NSW. 1) You can be happier Life satisfaction is about being happy within your life. It is the kind of satisfaction that is present when we consider our previous achievements and how they can shape our futures.You too, can be happy with your future prospects, knowing that TAFE NSW has received the second highest score for overall graduate satisfaction when compared to universities in NSW, with a massive score of 87%. (Source: www.qilt.edu.au) 2) You can be better skilled Our students can find themselves far more prepared for the world of work with the strong emphasis we place on a hands-on approach to skills training. Our Teachers are all industry professionals, meaning that The TAFE NSW skills training methods are up to date on the latest industry trends - so much so that universities come to us to teach their students practical techniques. We also have built-in internships and workplacements that enhance your employability and career prospects. 3) You can get more attention Many studies over the years have shown that there is an increase in student achievement as class sizes are reduced. Our smaller classes allow teachers to be even more focussed on their students, and helps guarantee that you'll never be just a number at TAFE NSW. We practice a personalised approach that gives you greater access to quality education, as well as facilities that have been designed with you in mind. 4) You can be recognised Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) is a process of acknowledging previously completed qualifications, skills, knowledge or experience relevant to your course. This may reduce the amount of learning required and allow you to achieve your qualification faster. Additionally, TAFE NSW has Credit Transfer arrangements with Higher Education Providers for more than 150 TAFE NSW courses to articulate into nearly 3,000 degrees in top Australian Universities. 5) You can be more connected Research has shown that interacting with others in ways that foster high-quality connections can improve morale, creativity, commitment, learning and engagement. TAFE NSW has over 25,000 employer connections around the state, as well as teachers who are also practicing experts within their field. So not only will you become a more invigorated student, but with our strong industry ties and job placement solutions, you can also get a head start after you graduate, or even while you're still studying. 6) You can be wherever suits you Not everyone is able to study a degree during typical work hours at university classrooms within the major cities. Thankfully TAFE NSW offers nationally recognised degrees at 17 different locations around the state, as well as online. While some of our degrees offer a mix of classroom and online delivery to allow you to balance your studies around your other commitments, some TAFE NSW degrees are able to be fully studied online, whenever and wherever it best suits you. For more information see our Bachelor Degree information on our website. #BeAmbitious
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.
Remember, you have many different options in front of you about how you could approach your education. There's not just one pathway anymore With the huge popularity of TV cooking shows, plus a greater awareness of healthy eating generally (something that's often linked to home cooking), it seems everyone these days wants to be a chef. With more than 25 years' experience in the industry, celebrity TV chef "Fast Ed" Halmagyi has noticed that the people entering the hospitality industry generally fall into one of four different groups. For each group, Fast Ed offers a piece of advice for success; specially tailored to the group's needs and expectations and lightly drizzled in a lime, garlic and pine nut dressing. Over to you, Fast Ed… Group 1: TAFE at school Started their hospitality studies while still at school, often completing their Certificate II as part of their HSC before enrolling at TAFE to continue with Certificate III. Fast Ed's advice: Be prepared for some surprises "Congratulations, you've made a fantastic career choice. But remember, the expectations you might have around what commercial cookery training is and what the hospitality industry offers may be very different practice to the way in which it's been taught to you through school. School-based education is fantastic and provides a very protected and informative atmosphere where kids can learn a lot of the basic skills that underpin cookery." Group 2: School leavers Completed the School Certificate or HSC and considering the possibility of a career as a chef. Fast Ed's advice: Consider all options "Remember, you have many different options in front of you about how you could approach your education. There's not just one pathway anymore. You may choose the traditional methods, which means three years part-time at TAFE and then a year full-time in industry. Or you might choose to do your actual textbook-based education in a single full-time year and follow that up with three years in industry. You need to find the pathway that works for you." Group 3: Industry upgraders Already working in the industry but wanting to diversify and upgrade their skillset Fast Ed's advice: Never stop learning "Remember what's on offer - Certificate IV courses cover a huge range of different things, everything from bread-making to chocolate work, sugar work, you name it. If you can dream it, you can do it. Check out Cookery and Wine Careers on the TAFE NSW website, find things that are of interest to you and make sure you get yourself enrolled. You don't want to get down later in your career and go ‘Gee, I really wish I'd gone and got that extension knowledge. I could actually apply for this job now if I only had that level of education.'" Group 4: Career changers Late 20s or early 30s and wanting to take their career in a completely different direction. Fast Ed's advice: Be patient "It's much easier to do an apprenticeship when you're a teenager than, say, in your late 20s or early 30s. When you're young, you're more likely to be able to live at home while earning first-year apprenticeship wages. But provided you can do it economically, don't let the pressure put you off. If you're coming from a different industry, be prepared to be a little bit patient and understand that commercial cookery has its own traditions and its own ways of operating. They may not be the same as where you've come from, but they're meaningful and important in their own way." Fast Ed's bonus advice to all groups… [quote]This is an industry where you work hard. You're on your feet, they're long hours.[/quote] "And remember, we work when others want to play, because that's what we do – we look after other people when they want to eat. But there are loads of brilliant opportunities. And there are so many different ways in which you can enjoy working in hospitality – from cruise ships to hotels to motels to cafes, restaurants, catering, private dining you name it."
Personal trainers have two main choices when it comes to work: employment in a gym or running a personal PT business. So how do you decide which path to follow? One of the simplest methods is to look at the pros and cons offered by each option. Then you can weigh up which path best fits with your lifestyle and vision for the future. To help analyse this, we've enlisted TAFE NSW Northern Beaches' Head Teacher Sport, Fitness and Outdoor Recreation, Liam Daley. Together with Liam, we'll pro/con five important areas of PT practice. Flexibility In a PT business Pros Obviously, working for yourself you get a lot of flexibility. You chose when, where and who you train. You dictate your hours and you dictate your breaks. ‘It's very flexible,' Daley said, adding ‘you don't have the frustrations associated with working for someone else-you set the rules in your own PT business. ‘It's also great for people who want to earn extra cash on top of their day job. We're seeing a lot of that at the moment (with Sydney mortgages only getting more expensive). You can work a 9-5 job and still run a number of PT clients, because most people want to exercise before or after they work,' he added. Cons The downside to this flexibility is that you can overwork yourself, take on too many clients and not take breaks. Your working hours also tend to be weighted in the mornings before your clients go to work, and in the evenings after they finish work, as well as weekends. In a gym Pros Having structured work hours in a gym means that you can spread your work throughout the day in a more balanced way, rather than weighted towards mornings/evenings/weekends. You generally also know in advance where and when you'll be working. Cons Because you're working for someone else, you have much less control over your hours and what you'll be doing during those working hours. Lifestyle In a PT business Pros Because you choose your hours, you have the ability to fit work around your lifestyle. ‘I know one PT at the moment, he's been able to structure his life so that he works about 25 hours a week, earning $120 an hour for each client. He was approached at one stage to build a more structured business with a partner and he said "why would I do that, I'm not chasing money" and he's not. He wants an amount of cash that will sustain his lifestyle of living on the Northern Beaches, going down to Nippers with his kids, and having a good life. And his PT business can provide that,' said Daley. Cons You will work mornings, nights and weekends (particularly in the early stages of your business), and if this does not fit with your lifestyle, then a PT business may not be for you. Also, the temptation of extra cash can push you to work seven days a week-never good for a great lifestyle! You may also find it hard to go away on holidays for fear of losing clients. ‘It is hard to take breaks,' Daley said. In a gym Pros Having fixed hours can help you to organise your time, particularly if you need your mornings and evenings. You'll also be able to schedule holidays without the worry of disappointing/losing clients and missing out on money while you're away. ‘You'll have work that can be spread over a whole day, rather than just clients being weighted morning and afternoon,' said Daley. Cons Fixed working hours' means that you can't just decide to pop home, down to the beach or to the shops. You have to be at the gym for your shift. Working in someone else's business you have a lot less flexibility around what you do day-to-day. Income In a PT business Pros If you're good, and you build up a regular roster of repeat clients, then you can earn a fairly decent income. You can have more control on how much you earn, and you're not dependent on an employer for a pay check. Cons How much you earn is up to your ability to get and keep clients. In the beginning, you may struggle to get enough clients to cover your rent, bills and entertainment. You won't get paid when you take holidays, so you really have to budget for that. In a gym Pros In a gym you will get a regular pay check, along with holiday pay and sick leave. Someone else is also taking care of all the paperwork. Cons Your pay is restricted to the shifts that you work or the wage that the owner is prepared to pay you. There's less flexibility as to your earning potential. Insurance and tax In a PT business Pros You may be eligible for small business tax benefits, depending on your business model. In terms of insurance, as long as you are registered with Fitness Australia or Physical Activity Australia, and have your full qualifications, getting insured is a pretty simple process. ‘Once you get the qualification it's quite easy to put yourself through registration and to gain insurance,' said Daley. Cons You have to do all your own financial paperwork, filing and business tax returns. This requires constant vigilance and meticulous record keeping. In a gym Pros You don't generally have to worry about invoicing, receipts, tax paperwork and insurance, as someone else does that for you. ‘You have the financial side of it sorted for you, and you can avoid some of that headache,' Daley said. Cons You won't get small business tax breaks. Experience In a PT business Pros The great benefit here is that you get to work with a wide variety of people from all walks of life. You'll gain experience from watching other PTs in action. This means that you can build up a great toolbox of training and motivational skills that you can use to inspire your clients for years to come. ‘You'll start to work out how to push each client's buttons to motivate them. Being able to work with lots of different clients will refine your exercise prescription and client relation skills. You'll start working out all the tricks that work for different clients and be able to match your personality as a trainer accordingly.' said Daley. Cons Particularly in the beginning stages of your business, you will have to find and secure clients. This can be time consuming, and you may have some financially lean times. In a gym Pros Working in a gym, the clients come to you or you are assigned to them. You don't have to chase business. What's also great in a gym is your ability to learn from other trainers, how they work and how they deal with clients. Some gyms will also have mentoring programs, and you get to understand how your PT skills fit into the broader fitness business. ‘You get a better understanding about what other personal trainers are doing. Just being in an environment where you see what other trainers are doing, you'll learn how you can adapt some of the techniques they're using,' said Daley. ‘You don't have to focus as much on trying to get those first initial clients, which makes it a lot easier. You'll also end up with more security around holidays,' he added. Cons The downside is that you are limited in your practice to the way that the gym operates, and the type of training that they value. You also don't get to pick and choose your clients, you have to work with the ones the gym sends your way. ‘You'll be working for somebody else, under someone else's rules and having less flexibility around what you can actually do,' said Daley. Thinking about moving into personal training? If you're considering a career in personal training, or learning more about fitness for your own health journey, then come along to the TAFE NSW Northern Beaches' Fitness, Sport and Outdoor Recreation day on Saturday 24 June. Here you'll be able to talk to teachers like Liam Daley about your study and career options, check out the facilities, participate in workshops (like strength and conditioning), and listen to presentations including one by expert sports nutritionist Tamara Madden (www.madonnutrition.com.au). For more details, visit our website.
Web development involves a certain amount of design, making it an area where science and art can often intersect So, you're thinking of being a web developer… Web development covers an extremely broad area from the creation of simple, static websites to complex web-based applications, with API and eCommerce integrations (and everything in-between). What do you have to do to become a web developer? It might be worthwhile ensuring you have at least a few of the personal skills and qualities that make a great web developer. Heading this list is a strong interest in the web and the various digital technologies on which it runs. This would include an understanding of hypertext markup language (HTML) and cascading style sheets (CSS), which are the web's basic building blocks. If you are interested a career in Web Development, consider learning the basics with TAFE NSW's Statement of Attainment in Basic Web Development Specialist Skill Set. Other desirable qualities include an eye for detail, patience and tenacity and an inquisitive mind. It will also be helpful to have an eye for what looks good on a screen. Web development involves a certain amount of design, making it an area where science and art can often intersect. Required Qualifications TAFE NSW's Diploma of Website Development is an ideal course for anyone considering this career path. The course has no entry requirements and successful completion of this course would qualify you as web developer, application developer, web administrator, programmer, webmaster or website manager. You will learn how to develop dynamic, multi-paged websites (including e-commerce solutions), learn about server structure, information architecture, learn how to build a responsive website, SEO best practices and much more. You may learn various programming languages like, HTML, CSS, PHP, .NET etc, and use modern web services like API's, GitHub, and Content Management Systems (CMS). The Diploma in Website Development is also available through TAFE NSW Online flexible delivery. Careers in Web Development The demand for web development services has seen enormous growth in the last 20 years, and has been a crucial part of the information technology revolution. According to Job Outlook, Web Developers earn an average of $1,856 per week (before tax). As long as the internet continues to dominate our lives, there'll always be a demand for someone who can create websites. It's a fairly safe bet that the internet and web aren't going anywhere any time soon. And as individuals, companies, businesses and governments continue to rely on their websites, someone with the skills and qualifications to build, repair and maintain websites will always be in demand. If you are looking for a back-end programming career - consider a career in Information Technology.
Comedy actor Rob Shehadie has visited Rooty Hill High school to stress to students that TAFE is a viable option. Dubbed 'Rob's Campaign' and organised in association with TAFE Western Sydney, the actor's whirlwind visit to the school brightened what would have otherwise been a fairly ordinary Tuesday for students. Rob used humour to deliver the message that while university has its merits, it certainly isn't for everyone and that students might want to consider learning a trade through TAFE instead. "I think a lot of students just think about university as being the only option after school," Year 12 Captain, Josh Deo, told the St Marys Star. "That's what I thought coming from an ethnic background and I will 100 per cent be going to uni. But for some students, uni just isn't for them and Rob showed us that TAFE provides a great opportunity to pursue your goals." According to Rooty Hill High careers advisor Aaron Hay, TAFE is already the more popular choice for school graduates, with 40 percent choosing vocational education with TAFE over the 30 percent who go with the more academic route of university. "All of our senior students have the option of studying TVET courses and doing classes at TAFE," he said. "Rob talked about how there are many options available to young people. He was a positive role model for the kids and really entertaining. "He shows where hard work and dedication can get you." For more information about 'Rob's Campaign' visit the TAFE NSW Western Sydney website.
A hacker can use a video card to automatically guess billions of passwords in seconds The pace of technology is amazing. Our generation is talking about megabytes, gigabytes and terabytes, but the next generation will talk about petabytes, exabytes and zettabytes. While most people may use the extra processing power for things like converting files or quicker encoding of videos, some people will use it to try and crack your password. If you're one of the millions of people who use the same password on more than one website, then this article is for you. Interacting online often involves signing up to a website, which means creating a username and password. For me the list is long… I've signed up to GeoCities, Hotmail, my own domain, Myspace, eBay, several ISPs, Yahoo, Gmail, PayPal, my bank and so on. But over the course of a few years some of these sites were hacked and passwords were exposed. I thought I was clever and changed my password by adding a few characters. These days, more and more high profile sites are being hacked and millions more passwords are being revealed. Many websites have started enforcing complex passwords that contain things like numbers, letters, symbols and one uppercase letter with no repeating characters. Before too long, remembering passwords is going to be impossible. Good websites will either encrypt your password or turn it into hash, which is a one-way representation of the password that can't be reversed. More secure websites will combine your hashed password with a random chunk of text (known as salt). This means every time you logon to that site, your password is hashed and then compared to the same one-way hashed version of it. Hashed passwords are usually long, so it would take a human a very long time to go through all the possibilities, one by one, for a 10-character password. The problem is that humans don't do the tedious grunt work guessing passwords - computers do. A hacker can use a video card to automatically guess billions of passwords in seconds. A hacker who's obtained a hashed password and a salt from a website can then generate billions of new hashes until they match your hashed password. The more websites you've signed up for and the more times you've used the same password, the higher the chances are that a hacker can use your password for www.lolcats.com to break into other sites. Ideally your passwords should be over 30 characters long and should be different for every site. Changing your passwords every month is a good idea as hackers rarely use your exposed login details straight away. Consider using a software password manager to securely generate and store your passwords. A separate/long password for each site is ideal. If you want to see how long it would take a hacker to crack your password check out https://howsecureismypassword.net To learn how the Internet works and how you can protect yourself online check out the free Security Now podcast. Aussie blogger Troy Hunt explains and exposes security issues.
This will be the first time in 100 years that whales will not be hunted in the Southern Ocean The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) has extra reason to celebrate their National Whale Day this year. On 31 March, the International Court of Justice declared that Japan's Southern Ocean whale hunt was illegal under international law. This will be the first time in 100 years that whales will not be hunted in the Southern Ocean. Given that over 50% of the world's cetaceans are found in Australian waters, including 45 species of whales, dolphins and porpoises, this is a great thing for the protection and diversity of the species. So celebrate this significant win. Take a whale watching boat, or hike along almost any headland to see them migrate along the NSW coastline. They head north from late April to August, and return southwards from around September to November. The Office of Environment and Heritage website is a great place to start. Personally I like the gentle stroll from Kiama South, where I once saw a mother whale teaching her youngster how to wave at us. (You can interpret this how you like, but that's my story.) The International Court of Justice's decision is one small step in a race to stop hunting the world's largest mammals. The Japanese are already appealing the decision and it hasn't stopped whaling elsewhere. But it's still an important win. But what can you do to help? IFAW's National Whale Day website suggests a creative approach, encouraging people to describe, in words or pictures, why whaling should end for good. The best 100 entries will be passed on to politicians and diplomats to spread the message of support for an end to whaling. And on a more domestic front, be mindful of what you put in your rubbish bin. Whales have been found dead with intestinal blockages due to plastic bags and other non-biodegradable rubbish. So look to your recycling practices, use carry bags instead of plastic, don't dump rubbish out of your car that will only get washed out to sea in the next storm. And if you enjoy fishing, make sure you dispose of your bait bags, old lines and nets properly. Whales are majestic creatures. To see one breach out of the sea is a beautiful sight and one we should all be able to share with our children and grandchildren.
Ethical hackers... need to be able to think like hackers and be capable of identifying vulnerabilities in their client's computer system Computer hacking involves seeking out and then exploiting weak points in a computer system or network. It's believed that members of the '70s counterculture in America pioneered computer hacking and that it started off as a form of protest that sought to inconvenience or embarrass corporations and governments. Hollywood, through movies such as The Matrix, has done much to mythologise computer hackers as freakishly intelligent and idealistic rebels, but things are somewhat more complicated in the real world. Many hackers are motivated by nothing more than a desire to steal other people's money. Others are just cyber-vandals, infecting computer networks with viruses. And trojans, purely for the destructive pleasure they take in doing so. Even when hackers do claim to be trying to achieve noble political aims, the methods they choose often alienate more people than they win over. For example, the most publicised computer hacking event in Australia in recent times involved the hacktivist group Anonymous attacking the website of Federal Parliament and sending lewd emails to politicians to protest over plans to introduce an internet filter. While cyber-shenanigans such as those by Anonymous are more ridiculous than dangerous, many Australians have had sensitive private information made public, been defrauded, or found their ability to run their business compromised as a result of malicious computer hackers. Which is where the ethical hacking courses (see Advanced Diploma of Network Security) that have been recently introduced at TAFE NSW come in. In much the same way that police officers need to be able to think like criminals in order to apprehend them, ethical hackers (that is, those wanting to make a career out of protecting others from cyber-crime) need to be able to think like hackers and be capable of identifying vulnerabilities in their client's computer system. With four out of five Australian businesses being subjected to cyber-crime, TAFE NSW has teamed up with the EC Council to offer a Certified Ethical Hacking course in order to meet the growing need for workers trained in information security. A spokesperson for the Northern Sydney Institute has described its ethical hacking courses as, "A suite of specialised programs for those wanting employment in the rapidly evolving information security industry." Sound like your kind of course? Visit TAFE NSW.
What is International Women's day? International Women's Day (IWD) is a global event that celebrates positive change for women. Each year there is a theme to support women and this year the theme is about the unification of individuals, colleagues and communities to motivate each other and commit to accelerating equality for women. International Women's Day is on the 8th of March and the official hashtag for the day is #PressforProgress Women at TAFE NSW Women are supported and welcome at TAFE NSW campuses no matter their industry preference. TAFE NSW encourages and facilitates a learning environment for every student to succeed within their chosen career pathway. Being yourself and enjoying what you do rather than doing what you think you should do is key to a successful and rewarding career. Today, we are seeing a growing trend of female students who have shifted their mindset away from traditional professions and are succeeding in an array of industry sectors. They are true to themselves and have found happiness simply by following their passion to achieve their ultimate career. Want some inspiration? Here are our top 5 stories to empower you: http://tafebytes.com.au/shattering-the-glass-ceiling-tafe-nsw/ http://tafebytes.com.au/blurring-boundaries/ http://tafebytes.com.au/how-women-can-make-it-in-a-mans-world/ http://tafebytes.com.au/making-it-happen-tafe-nsw/ http://tafebytes.com.au/gender-agenda-tafe-nsw/ - Men are also progressing with change and enrolling in non-traditional courses such as Hairdressing, Floristry, Child Care and Nursing. We welcome you to be ambitious and enjoy the choice and the freedom to be yourself. Take a look at our courses now! CTA BUTTON – Find a course https://www.tafensw.edu.au/#course-areas How can I support International Women's day as a student? Visit your local Student Association for event information on or before March 8. Visit the International Women's Day website and commit to #PressforProgress Take a picture and share your commitment to the TAFENSW Facebook and Instagram pages and hashtag #BeAmbitious #PressforProgress. Share your love for equality and tell your classmates that your respect and support their decision in your course. Follow your dream and take the first step to a rewarding career by enrolling in your preferred course. Have you got a success story to share with us? Contact firstname.lastname@example.org Other articles that you may like:
Looking for something to do that increases your brain power? There are loads of free events coming up that could help you pick up a new skill, give you a taste of your future career and help switch on those neurons. Genext MCA, Circular Quay Genext runs events at the MCA five times a year. These events feature a festival-like line up of live music, performance, art-making and interactive experiences. They give participants exclusive access to MCA exhibitions, allowing them to explore the gallery with nobody else there, other than people the same age with the same interests. Participants are welcome to explore, discuss and make art alongside professional artists. Free workshops, Western Sydney TAFE Western Sydney TAFE is running free workshops available in different career areas. These include design, beauty, business, trades, tourism and IT. These courses are designed to provide a foot in the door for a range of jobs and further training. Whether you want to study for general interest, top-up your training, or get a taste of a career before you commit to an intensive course, there are plenty of options. A full list of the available courses is listed on the Western Sydney TAFE website. Creative Mornings Sydney, Surry Hills CreativeMornings is a global, monthly series of breakfast lectures Each event celebrates a city's creative talent and provides an open space for creatives to connect with like-minded individuals. CreativeMornings speakers are selected by each chapter based on a global theme. They share stories and lessons they've learned throughout their careers. Anyone can attend; visit the CreativeMornings website to reserve your spot. Photography workshop, Glebe These free workshops, offered at Glebe library, will introduce you to the basics of photography. Participants will be encouraged to explore their own creativity whilst learning the basic rules of photography. Topics covered include, basic composition, portrait and landscape photography and mobile phone photography. Music Recording, Redfern Join the crew at Redfern Community centre for a jam session, and learn how to record music and sound effects. The centre offers exciting free creative workshops and courses in music and sound production. Workshops are designed for all creative levels from beginners to advance. They provide a welcoming environment for artists to learn and create together with the opportunity to perform for a live audience. Drama Classes, Pyrmont Pyrmont Community Centre is running free drama classes for all would-be-thespians. These classes provide a place for passionate students to work on their acting skills with others who share their passion for the screen and stage. They assist participants in becoming more polished actors through fun activities that help manage nerves, speak confidently and increase the impact of their performances. Baking Classes, Surry Hills Turn yourself into a baking guru by joining local librarian and baker Kathy, at Surry Hills Library. Learn how easy it is to whip up sweet treats that will leave your friends and family in awe. These workshops will take you through the whole process of baking; including learning new techniques and recipes. Best of all everyone gets a sample and the recipe to take home. Classes take place monthly. All materials and ingredients are provided. Bookings essential.
It comes as no surprise that most recruiters today use professional networking platform Linkedin as a way to source or research job candidates. There are 467 million users on LinkedIn as of this quarter, so if you're not already one of them, it's time to get started! Whether you are a complete LinkedIn newbie or looking to improve your professional online identity, start with the following six tactics to help you make the most of the platform. 1. Headline and job titles Try and look beyond using merely your current job title in those Linkedin sections. Recruiters searching for potential new employees use keywords that reflect the skills they are looking for. Therefore you may need to put some thought into your description and consider if there are any skills-based keywords you can include. For example, instead of using ‘marketing assistant' in your headline, you could write ‘marketing and communications pro with a flair for digital integration.' In addition, while most people simply use their current job title for their Linkedin profile, it may work better for you if you adjust your title a little to make your job role clearer to the uninitiated. For example, if your current job title is ‘junior associate' and you are actually working as an advertising sales rep, then change your job title to advertising sales representative to provide a clearer picture of your role. However, take care not to misrepresent or inflate your role – aim for clearer communication, not lying. Deceptive conduct could cost you your job and wreck your future career prospects. 2. Custom Linkedin website address A customised Linkedin website address (URL) for your profile will help employers and recruiters find you more easily. Linkedin has tutorials on how to do it. Don't miss the opportunity to customise your Linkedin URL – it can really boost your profile in online searches. 3. Relevant summary This is your opportunity to capture the attention of your visitors. Make your summary attractive, compelling and engaging but most of all, be honest. Make people want to know more about you, and connect with you. In your copy, try to answer questions like: Who am I appealing to? How do I want them to feel after they've read this? What makes me unique? Is it my personality? My achievements? What are my professional career highlights? What are my career goals? Answer these questions and put them in an easy-to-read order to present a great professional profile of you. 4. No ordinary photo Make your picture professional, but also personal. Passport photos, pub photos, and bikini shots get a big no-no here. Make it a close-up, nicely cropped, don't use a long distance one. A great idea is to take a shot exclusively for LinkedIn. Ask to help you with the task and try to avoid selfies. 5. Be active on LinkedIn Keeping people updated with what's happening in your professional life, and your industry is a great way to lift your profile. However, you don't need to be a professional content creator to engage with your LinkedIn community. You can find plenty of great articles on your Linkedin newsfeed that you can comment on or share – all of this helps boost your profile to potential new employers and recruiters. 6. Take a look at other people's profiles Checking out other people's profiles on LinkedIn is completely acceptable, professional practice and can help you get noticed by recruiters. Each time you view another person's Linkedin profile, that person receives a notification that you viewed them. However, this only works if your profile is set to ‘public'. You can use this tactic to expose your profile to recruiters and hiring managers. On a final note – Linkedin is a professional network, so use it for professional purposes only and think before you post!
Whenever you get a bunch of interested people together to discuss ideas, it will always succeed We held our Learning and Innovation forum at the Northern Sydney Institute on 18 September. Of all the wonderful presentations and displays, the most important and rewarding elements involved conversation. Every presentation, from Dan Haesler to Professor Shirley Alexander, including Pauline Farrell (via video), and multiple sessions with NSI staff, was well attended and enthusiastically received. Every display of hi-tech from 3D printing to giant interactive displays was amazing. Yet it was when we reached the "any questions?" part of each session that the true gems appeared. That was when people started presenting their own views, when a two-way interaction started to happen. That was when the day moved from enjoyable to inspiring. Whenever you get a bunch of interested people together to discuss ideas, it will always succeed. So I guess that's the way for education to always succeed. Shirley Alexander spoke at great length around the design of spaces at the new $1.5 billion UTS campus – no lecture theatres, all collaboration spaces – all conversation. Dan Haesler's presentation featured interactivity between the audience, himself and Twitter. It was more like a conversation. And our panel of students, teachers and learning co-ordinators was all conversation as well. From start to finish. So when we're planning the future of teaching and learning, whether it's online, blended, or on-campus, I think we know what will work best. Just get a bunch of interested people together to discuss ideas. (Note - this is an edited version of a post that was published on the TAFE NSW Innovation Network website on 21 September 2014.)
Creative careers are constantly evolving and students looking to enter this industry need more than just a tertiary education to survive. It's all about connections, collaborations and entrepreneurship. Bradfield Senior College is hosting a Creative Careers Day as part of Vivid Ideas, Sydney. This Careers day is an interactive exploration where students can connect with industry and get practical advice to better understand how to survive in the creative world. This full day event gives students the opportunity to attend sessions, get involved in workshops, immerse themselves in interactive experiences and visit the pop-up Art Market. One of the highlights of the event is the chance meet industry face-to-face by borrowing someone from the "Human Library" where participants can ask questions about, where to find jobs, what soft and hard skills are needed to get ahead, what study and work pathways are available, how to create a killer portfolio, and tips and tricks on how to connect, collaborate with others. For more information and speaker details visit the Vivid website
The Work Health and Safety Act 2011 was developed by Safe Work Australia with the aim to reduce breaches of WHS practices, and ensure the health, safety and welfare of team members who may be negatively affected by work activities in the workplace. Here are three reasons why having effective procedures in place to comply with the WHS Act is essential for your workplace: Avoid preventable costs from health and safety hazards Whether staff members fail to follow procedures or leaders fail to take effective preventative measures; injuries, fires and evacuations will hurt your organisation’s productivity and profitability. Accidents are inevitable and hazards exist in almost every workplace environment. But if you invest time in the development of the health and safety of your team members, you will be able to prevent illness and injury. This is because adequate procedures will help your organisation understand and avoid the potential hazards in the work environment. For example, chemicals, equipment, wires or even furniture can potentially cause harm to your team members. Remember that injuries are also psychologically damaging as well. Your organisation’s anti-bullying and sexual harassment procedures should be up to date and effective. If you provide your team members with great compliance training, you will help manage such risks in your business and improve the safety and welfare of your team members. Demonstrate good business practice and reduce legal problems While staff members have an obligation to report potential hazards and follow WHS procedures, the onus is on employers to maintain a safe workplace for its staff members. The federal WHS laws provides for great scrutiny and penalties for those that do not exercise due diligence to comply with WHS laws. Ensuring that your workplace complies to the WHS Act will help decrease the risk of work stoppages, lawsuits, penalties, fines and even the closure of your business. Safe Work Australia’s report found that work-related injury and disease cost the Australian economy $61.8 billion, representing 4.1% GDP in 2012-13. Furthermore, failing to meet WHS obligations can help someone strengthen their case. Take into account that implementing an effective work health and safety procedure in your organisation will help demonstrate good business practice to the public. Failure to comply would lead to damaging your company’s reputation You do not want to risk the reputation of your company by neglecting your health and safety obligations as accidents will lead to negative publicity. If you avoid the legal problems and costs associated with poor management, your company’s reputation and assets are protected. If you place emphasis on health and safety policies, it will prove your company’s credibility. A good idea is to state that your organisation is committed to working with a set of health and safety principles on your website and on job advertisements. This will highlight your organisation’s commitment to caring for its employees. Higher employee retention It is common for small businesses to struggle to keep up with the complex fair work laws in Australia and some find they are often caught up in breaches. When an organisation invests time in developing consistent health and safety policies to comply with the WHS Act, it will save time in allowing health and safety matters to be handled efficiently through an existing procedure. You will avoid the hindrance of team members dealing with issues as they happen or responding differently. Your team is more likely to stay with your company if they feel that they work in a fair, professional and safe environment. As an outcome, you will risk losing valuable team members if you do not proactively take the steps to include policies and procedures that mirror your legal compliance obligations to the WHS Act. Reduce the risk of breaching WHS guidelines and help your employees stay up to speed with the latest Australian laws by upskilling your team with a WHS course.
Failure is the opportunity to begin again more intelligently - Henry Ford Most of us want to leave our mark in some way; whether it's through career, family or adventure. One of my personal goals (besides travelling the world, winning a cheese-eating competition and becoming a crazy dog lady) is to make an impact through my career. The entrepreneurial spirit is alive and well… every idea has the potential to be the next big thing. Innovation is making millionaires left, right and centre and I want a chunk of it! I work in the digital space. Every time I read about a new kick-arse start up I think "why didn't I think of that?" The winning idea seems to have a simple formula – just look at UBER, Airbnb or Etsy for example. They aren't new concepts, and they don't actually sell anything. They simply facilitate a convenient transaction between two parties. The business model isn't new either; the innovation is in the delivery. Basically the tech boom has created a mass of clever, profitable affiliation platforms. Build it and they will come… right? I thought it'd be easy to jump on this bandwagon. In 2005 I started a travel forum, blog and affiliate website called ‘Explore With Me'. I spent countless hours updating it, researching, creating, promoting. But two years later I was so disheartened by the low response that I shut it down. I couldn't place my finger on why it hadn't been successful, but I took my passion and moved on to the next project. And so, Foodo was born. Foodo was conceived in 2008 out of the Aussie food craze, of which my partner and I were enormous advocates (YUM!). Foodo was an online gourmet food market that sourced food from local Aussie artisans and shipped it to your door. Our project appeared in newspapers and foodie magazines. We had a store filled with 200 products representing30 small food brands. This was it! Our big break had finally arrived. Despite a steady flow of one-off purchases Foodo's sales weren't great. We weren't turning a profit, similar websites started popping up – and the buzz wore off. In January 2015 we closed the virtual doors and with I sigh, I digress – another business failure. What's the secret? What do companies like Airbnb or UBER have that Foodo didn't? I've obsessed over this question and I think it comes down to three things. An idea needs to solve a consumer problem. It shouldn't create its own set of problems. Follow the KISS (keep it simple stupid) principle. You shouldn't have to explain your idea. Test, learn & be patient. Did you know that Airbnb was launched in 2007? They pushed their platform by leveraging popular sites like Craigslist. They took note of the bookings and realised that images, personality and very detailed descriptions performed best and adapted their listings to suit the market. A wise TAFE NSW teacher once told me to keep an ideas notepad with you - you have an average of 50-70,000 thoughts a day… One of them might make you you a millionaire. :)
You're almost there. The end is in sight and the world is waiting for you. Although everyone says it's the best time of your life, it can also be overwhelming. There's a lot of pressure on you to know where you are going and to know what course and career you should be doing. Choosing a career is a big life decision, so we've asked our team of expert career counsellors for their top tips to help you start your journey. Getting to know you You've probably completed a career quiz at school, you may have even sat down with a career counsellor (if not we highly recommend it). But nobody knows you like you know yourself. What are your likes and dislikes? What interests you? What are you passionate about? Make a list, check it twice. Take the time to think about what makes you happy and work backwards. How will you get to that happy place? Your future is worth an investment of your time and reflection. "Get to know yourself and it's also good to find out about the changing world of work and what skills will be in demand in the future." Hannah, Careers Counsellor Options, Options, Options It's estimated that when you train or work in one job you are gaining skills that will help you get another 13 jobs[i]. There is no one-size-fits-all approach when it comes to life after graduation. You might decide that you need a break or you might decide to jump straight into another course. Whatever you decide, you have options. Just because you study Hair and Beauty now, doesn't mean you can't do Sound Production next year. The point is all learning is good learning and that these initial steps are only the first steps you will take on a lifelong journey. "Keep your mind open. Talk to as many people as you can including counsellors, teachers, parents, friends, employers. Explore all your options." Hilary, Careers Counsellor Find your tribe Discovering your tribe, or a group of likeminded people, is key to helping you feel supported and building your network. Talk to as many people as you can. Investigate an industry, think about a company you could picture yourself working with. Ring them! Think about a course you can see yourself studying, find someone who has finished the course. Connect with them! People are more willing than you think to share their experiences and to offer advice, and when you are established and successful you will be able to pay it forward. "Access your allies such as family, friends and peers. Career success can be a team effort." Jim, Career Counsellor Congratulations on finishing school! If you're looking for great career and study advice you can make an appointment to speak to one of our career counsellors. Visit our website for more information.
TAFE NSW stole the show at the NSW Training Awards held on Thursday 8 September at the Four Points by Sheraton, Darling Harbour. The Awards conducted annually by the Department of Industry reward outstanding performance in vocational education and training (VET). The Hon. John Barilaro MP, Minister for Regional Development, Minister for Skills and Minister for Small Business hosted the event where he took the opportunity to reemphasise the importance of the VET sector in future proofing NSW's skills base. 'These awards pay tribute to our learners, apprentices, trainees, educators and training providers who have come from all parts of the state,' said Minister Barilaro. Mr Jon Black, Managing Director, TAFE NSW attended the event for the first time. He joined Mr Barilaro to present awards to winners of the Apprentice and Vocational students of the Year – awards sponsored by TAFE NSW – and proudly watched our students, teachers and Institutes celebrating their successes. . Master of Ceremonies David Collins, General Manager, State Training Services paid tribute to the winners and finalists for their achievements and commitment to training. The NSW winners will now progress to the prestigious Australian Training Awards in Darwin on 17 November 2016. We wish the best of luck to all our winners and congratulate our finalists for their outstanding achievement. TAFE NSW WINNERS Individual Awards Winner Apprentice of the Year Courtney Harrison Vocational Student of the Year Francine Ikirezi Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Student of the Year Leteah Mitchell VET Trainer/Teacher of the Year Donna Colombini Organisations Award Winner Industry Collaboration Award The Skills Exchange – Barangaroo and Darling Harbour – Creating the Legacy Large Training Provider of the Year Open Training and Education Network Industry Excellence Awards Winner Excellence in Signage Taryn Kearney Excellence in Trade Skills Philip Brown Phil Darby Memorial Award Lubabalo Macikama Top Apprentice in Vehicle Trades Aaron Fogarty For more information on the winners, visit the 2016 NSW Training Awards website. NSW State Training Awards Apprentice of the Year, Courtney Harrison, from TAFE NSW – New England Institute pictured with Adam Marshall MP, Member for Northern Tablelands and The Hon. John Barilaro, Minister for Skills, Small Business and Regional Development
We recognise the distress felt by students as a result of Careers Australia entering into voluntary administration. TAFE Directors Australia (TDA) operates the Tuition Assurance Scheme for Careers Australia. This scheme is designed to assist students move to another provider if it is necessary so that they can continue their training and access VET student loans. TDA has established a call centre to enable students to provide their details and seek advice. The number is (07) 3307 4789. It is important that all students contact this number and provide their details. At this stage, students are advised not to enrol with any other providers. TAFE NSW is involved in these discussions as a potential alternative provider if it is necessary. If students would also like to leave their details with TAFE NSW, they can call our Student Hotline on 1300 923 758 and once Careers Australia's administrator advises on the situation we will inform students via email of next steps. TDA will hold two one hour long information sessions for affected DomesticCareers Australia students at TAFE NSW Ultimo campus on Friday June 2. The first session will commence at 9:30 and this will be followed by a second session at 12pm. Interested students are welcome to attend either session to find out more about how they can continue their studies. For international students an information session will be held on Friday 2 June 2017 at the NSW Teachers Federation Conference Centre, Level 1 23-33 Mary Street Surry Hills. Registration is at 11:00am with an 11.30am start. Any enquiries can be directed to the TDA call centre on (07) 3307 4789 or by email at email@example.com. Students can also check the TDA website for the latest updates Information session for domestic students who may be impacted by the suspension of all training and work placements while administrators assess the operations of Careers Australia. Representatives from TAFE Directors Australia, the Australian Government, NSW Government and TAFE NSW will be available to meet students to provide advice about the next steps to continue training and respond to questions. Date Friday 2 June Time: 9.30am – 10.30 am and 12 noon – 1pm Location: Turner Hall (Building B) TAFE NSW Ultimo Campus Corner of Harris and Mary Ann Streets Ultimo, Sydney
We've lost the skill to think critically, to ask ourselves "is this real?" People read the headline, skim the story, and jump to the comments My wife and I rented Gravity a while ago, a movie I enjoyed thoroughly. I knew enough about space exploration to pick out some of the inaccuracies, but I was able to suspend my disbelief long enough to enjoy the movie. Telling her this, my wife told me about someone who couldn't suspend their disbelief at the movie – astronaut Chris Hadfield. She had skimmed a story a friend had posted to their Facebook page about Hadfield being asked to leave a theatre after creating a disturbance mocking the movie during an early screening. I heard the story, but it didn't seem right to me. Chris Hadfield? I had seen him a few times on TV and he seemed so nice. He recorded a cover of Space Oddity on the International Space Station and posted it on YouTube. It was so cool. This does not sound like a guy who'd be yelling "Yeah, that'd never happen! George Clooney, you're an idiot!" in a movie theatre. But she said the article came from a newspaper. I shrugged, thought maybe it happened. I could see the movie getting under astronauts' skin, like how scenes depicting computers unrealistically get under my skin (*cough* *cough* NCIS *cough*). It was the kind thing that didn't sit well with me, though. I didn't want to believe it. Chris Hadfield is an astronaut golden child, and a Canadian hero. Was it true he was also a jerk? It shouldn't have been still bugging me days later. But it was. So much so, that I had to find the original newspaper story. And I did find it. I read the story, and skimming it, it looked fairly legit. But reading it, it doesn't sound true. So I looked up The Beaverton, and the mystery was fairly quickly solved; this paper is a satirical news source. Many people have heard of The Onion, one of the best satirical news sources. It's a very clever parody of real news, and they manage to mock not only news makers, but also the medium of news reporting itself. I think their TV show is a brilliant send up of the typical American Fox News/CNN/MSNBC 24/7 news cable network. There are other good parodies too, The Daily Show and The Colbert Report, and the Chaser's CNNNN are some examples that stand out. But the problem with good satire is that it often becomes bad satire. And the problem with The Beaverton, with all due respect, is that it's more "meh" than "lol". Good satire is hard. So when a fictitious news story isn't all that funny, but it looks like what we'd expect a bona fide news article to look like, there's no signal to the readers that "this is just a joke". Sometimes it's cultural – the joke goes beyond the target group, and the semantics of the satire is lost. Canadian fake news program This is That posted a segment on their website two years ago about dogs in Montreal being required to be bilingual French and English. As a Canadian from that part of the country, I got the joke and found it pretty funny. But the story went viral, and people outside the target group didn't see it as a satirical comment on the bilingual laws that do exist in Montreal. So perhaps it's also the audience's fault. We're bombarded with news and spin, and we've been acclimatised to that 24-7 cable always-on-reporting-nothing style. We've lost the skill to think critically, to ask ourselves "is this real?" People read the headline, skim the story, and jump to the comments. Take a look at NPR's April Fools hoax – the story was obviously not true, but the commenters didn't seem to notice. This isn't new of course. When radio was still a new medium, Ronald Knox had listeners believing a Communist revolt had broken out in London. Twelve years later, Orson Welles famously panicked people with news reports of the Martian invasion. Both broadcasts sounded real to listeners, and at the time, the idea of a fake news report was unheard of. But today, we don't have that excuse. And if it doesn't sound right, we should do our homework and follow it up. So, when you skim an article that sounds dubious, take the time to read closer, look for the clues, research the source. Maybe it's just a joke you didn't get, and dogs don't have to speak two languages, kids aren't playing soccer with imaginary soccer balls, George Bush did not vote for Obama by accident, and Chris Hadfield is still the coolest astronaut ever.
Any marketing campaign that convinces a male Aussie cricket team to dress completely in pink must be doing something right Colour can be an enormously powerful marketing tool, as any Diploma in Marketing student worth their salt will tell you. And there's no greater example of this than the use of pink to raise awareness of breast cancer and funding for research. And the humble pink ribbon is the star of the show here. The pink ribbon wasn't the first awareness ribbon out there. It was preceded by the HIV/AIDS red ribbon by about 12 months. But the pink ribbon is almost certainly the most well known and recognizable. And the most effective. Any marketing campaign that convinces a male Aussie cricket team to dress completely in pink must be doing something right. For many of us, the colour pink can evoke the feminine side of things. And this includes the women in our lives, especially those who've been touched by breast cancer. As October is the National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Australians will be showered with everything pink, while exposed to the many different initiatives and events all focusing on raising awareness and donations for this worth cause. But a pretty coloured ribbon was never going to be enough to raise awareness on its own. Part of the pink ribbon's enormous success has been due to some more traditional marketing initiatives as well. Celebrity Endorsement The traditional marketing definition of celebrity endorsement tends to involve using the status and reputation of celebrities to enhance a brand (like Nicole Kidman endorsing Chanel). However, celebrities touched by breast cancer are using their personal experiences to raise awareness and funding. The stories of Australian celebrities who've survived breast cancer, like Kylie Minogue and Olivia Newton-John, have successfully encouraged thousands of women to get tested. Other celebrities we remember for their courage and fighting will, such as Jane McGrath and Belinda Emmett, continue to help raise funding through their own foundations even after they lost their own respective battles with the disease. High-octane international celebrities also provide a reminder of breast cancer's indiscriminate nature, such as Angelina Jolie's recent decision for a double mastectomy to eliminate any genetic risks of the disease. Research and Development The old adage rings true - prevention is better than cure. The National Breast Cancer Foundation has successfully identified the areas in which donations are making a difference such as research and development. According to the NBCF website research has contributed to reducing the mortality rate by 50% in the last 20 years. Corporate Backing In addition to individual donations, organisations are increasing their sponsorship and affiliations with charities. While their motives are pretty much the same as it is for individuals, there's a clear win-win situation for organisations. Affiliating with charities can no doubt improve corporate image and brand while assisting charities to generate much-needed donations. We love the women in our lives By far, the desire to donate toward this disease is our love for the women in our lives. At least that's the justification used by the growing number of men wearing pink. While awareness of male-related cancers is also increasing and successfully capturing a share of donations, men have a soft-spot for the women in their lives. Participating in fundraising events by wearing pink (such as chosen cricket events for the Jane McGrath Foundation) is now being marketed as the manly thing to do. NBCF's fundraising efforts Today is Pink Ribbon Day. It's estimated that millions of dollars will be generated through the selling of ribbons, novelties and other events such as Girls' Night In. The Breast Cancer Foundation has created unique ways to generate funds such as events and a range of DIY fundraising ideas. The pink power will continue until a cure for breast cancer is found. Hopefully that will be in our generation. In the mean time we can enjoy the initiatives and events and continue to support and generate funds toward this worthy cause. And never underestimate the marketing power of colour for getting an important message across.
It's not just about handing out food to the poor. This is about long term change in society through access to education. This is what I like the most about Live Below the Line. It was the late Gough Whitlam who famously described poverty as a "national and human waste" and that "we are all diminished when any of us are denied a proper education". This was back in 1969 during his election pitch for equal access to education. He wasn't alone in these observations. Throughout history, great minds ranging from Plato to Benjamin Franklin to Nelson Mandela have all championed education as the key to prosperity and the lack of it as the pathway to poverty. The founders of Sydney Technical College (the original incarnation of TAFE NSW) were also fully aware of the importance of education for a society's prosperity. And so, too, is Oaktree. Oaktree is an Australian-based NGO aimed with eliminating (or at least significantly reducing) extreme poverty in the world. While the organisation has many arms and does a lot of good work, it's probably best known for Live Below the Line (LBL). This is a campaign designed to raise both awareness of and funds for combatting extreme poverty. The idea is simple – sponsored participants have to subsist for five days on just two dollars a day. Here at TAFE NSW, our Digital Media team will be taking up the challenge, to help contribute to better education in regions with extreme poverty. For Brendon, it's his second time doing LBL. Brendon has a passion for social causes and loves the work that Oaktree is doing overseas. [quote]It's not just about handing out food to the poor. This is about long term change in society through access to education. This is what I like the most about Live Below the Line.[/quote] For Ruth, the challenge brings back memories of working with orphaned children in Cambodia. Her experiences set a foundation for wanting to be a part of a global community...wanting to make the world a better place for our most vulnerable. [quote]The older I get, the more I realise that education is the only way we will see real change in impoverished communities.[/quote] If you'd like to spare a few dollars to support Oaktree in their campaign to end extreme poverty, you can donate via this link: www.livebelowtheline.com.au/tafe-bites DAY 2 & 3 (scroll up for Day 1) There's not a lot to say really. Our meals consist of mostly oats for breakfast (well...not mostly. ONLY oats). 2 minute noodles or rice for lunch. And basically rice for dinner. Ruth has been adding peas in her rice along with chicken stock. Brendon has been saving his flavour sachets from his noodles to use in his rice, along with a small tin of tuna and 5 bean mix that's been portioned out over 5 days. Dinner. Rice & flavour sachet saved from 2min noodles. Tuna. 5 bean mix #LiveBelowTheLinehttps://t.co/EV8QQakySdpic.twitter.com/C2SYPUaumM - Brendon Walker (@BrendonWalker) May 4, 2015 But what we have been reflecting on over the past couple of days is the limited choice you have when living on the poverty line. And we're only scratching the surface. We still enjoy our hot showers, clean clothes, public transport etc. But we are very proud of our efforts so far, meaning that we've almost raised enough money to buy 3 kids their books, school uniforms and class materials for the next 3 years. Outstanding! DAY 4 & 5 (scroll up for Days 1, 2 and 3) When you get to the end of the Live Below the Line challenge, there's not really a lot to comment on. Each day is the same. Oats, quick and cheap noodles, then rice mixed with scant ingredients to attempt this thing call flavour. That's pretty much it. But strip that away and we discover that there is quite a lot to comment on! Why are we doing this? Every day of the challenge we are reminded of just how fortunate we are, and more to the point, how much we take that for granted. We live in a world (Australia) where, even at the extreme ends of the scale, people still have the ability to go to public school. To earn a basic wage, and to have their basic needs met. Predominantly, food and shelter. But when we switch this focus to Cambodia, Timor-Leste or PNG, extreme poverty finds a cycle that becomes generational. Why? Because a lack of access to basic education means that a child can never learn how to take a situation, improve upon that, and slowly make things better for themselves as they grow through life. Perhaps one of the best things we can do is to pinch a few words from the Live Below the Line website... EDUCATION TRANSFORMS LIVES. Here at TAFE NSW, we see so many lives being transformed. Every day. From career switchers to career starters, every student who passes through TAFE NSW is in some way chasing a dream of their own. To become something better. To make themselves the best they can be. To be happy in work and in life. This...this is really what it all comes down to. And it's a basic freedom that everyone on our earth deserves. We're proud to have been a part of LBL this year. All up, it didn't harm us. We survived. We were always going to. But our journey without the luxuries we're accustomed to was a stark reminder of the realities that someone people in our world face on a daily basis. The Oaktree Foundation managed to raise over $1.3 million dollars that will now go towards education programs in Cambodia, Timor-Leste and PNG. This is fantastic. And we can't wait to do it all again next year. By day 5 of #LiveBelowTheLine, energy was a little low. But we made it. Here's our wrap up http://t.co/K1PaRgxQuOpic.twitter.com/YZXZt5g3mc - TAFE NSW (@tafensw) May 9, 2015 The fork didn't see a lot of action this week. But it was for a good cause
We've tapped into a large creative vibe in the local surrounding neighbourhoods, so we've been able to position the Campus as a creative hub Campbelltown TAFE is a large sprawling campus located on a grassy knoll on the outskirts of town, just a stone's throw from the M5. The grounds have lots of beautiful native flower gardens and towering gum trees, making this a wonderful environment for learning and creativity. And be sure, there's loads of creativity here. While the College has many strings to its bow, such as automotive repair, child studies and food and hospitality, its two signature areas are graphic design and digital media. We were introduced to a Certificate IV in Interactive Digital Media class that was currently underway. Most of the students were pretty eager to show us what they were working on. Even just a casual look at each Mac screen in the room, one after the other, showed a huge variety of content, styles and influences at play. The head teacher, Lutfi, explained that class assessments include cool things like students filming their own bios and making mock TV commercials. We chatted with student Vlaudin, who told us he'd always been good at drawing and doodling when he was younger, and didn't want to spend his working life digging potholes and sweating in the sun. "Being creative is a lot more satisfying," he said. "It's kind of like my stamp on the world. I get to put a bit of myself into every job or illustration or whatever I'm working on." So where does he see himself going after he finishes his TAFE studies? "I'd like to do a bit of freelance graphic design work just to get my foot in the door, and then hopefully get into a company somewhere down the track," he said. "I do a few family jobs here and there. My Dad has a wine business and I did the website for him. I've got a good base knowledge of illustrating and PhotoShop and all that, but I still need to hone my skills a bit more first so that I'll have an awesome portfolio at the end of my studies here." In true grassroots TAFE tradition, Campbelltown College has also forged strong collaborative relationships with its local community, including both Campbelltown and Camden Councils. "We've tapped into a large creative vibe in the local surrounding neighbourhoods, so we've been able to position the Campus as a creative hub," Lutfi said. "For example, some of our students recently produced some decal designs for Campbelltown Council. It even made the local headlines. We also do a lot of video production for Council's youth services. This gives students the opportunity to work with a real client, building realistic expectations of working relationships." As we were leaving we checked out the College's photographic and art exhibition studios downstairs from the classrooms. The hallways were all displaying students' photography and artwork, as well as posters and banners for the community events the College has been involved with. Further testimony (not that any more was needed) to the great creative pulse of Campbelltown TAFE.
You can really impress a future employer by showing you've done your homework on their company Congratulations! You've made it to the interview thanks to your brilliant resume and standout cover letter. But now comes the time to wow your prospective employer. For most of us, a job interview is a nerve-wracking experience. But don't worry, there are plenty of things you can do to prepare yourself. Research Research is key. You can really impress a future employer by showing you've done your homework on their company. And nothing looks worse to a hiring manager than having no idea about the company or what they do. Make sure you do some research online – check out the company's website and find out the names of key people within the company. Find out what their mission and goals are, and have an answer prepared for the inevitable question, "Why do you want to work here?" Practice Make a list of all the questions you think are likely to come up during the interview. It's almost a given that they'll ask you why you want the job and what you think you can bring to the role, so prepare answers in advance and practise them. First impressions count Be on time, dress appropriately (it's better to be overdressed than underdressed) and remember to smile! A good handshake and a genuine smile will demonstrate that you're confident, at ease and that you have good social skills. It's also a good way to ensure they remember you. Give examples Don't just talk about what skills and experience you have, give real life examples too. If, for example, you have customer service experience, give a specific example of how you went out of your way to provide excellent customer service. Your interviewer knows nothing about you, so don't be shy – this is an opportunity to really sell yourself. Ask questions Be prepared with questions of your own to ask at the end of the interview. And don't forget to thank them for their time, and ask when you might expect to hear whether you've been successful. If you aren't lucky this time around, don't beat yourself up. You won't win every interview in your life, but you'll certainly gain a lot of wisdom from the experience. Don't hesitate to speak to your TAFE NSW lecturers, or contact student services for career development advice.
Take the great 48-hour challenge and give yourself a much needed and probably long overdue e-tox Travelling on an inner suburban train the other day I happened to notice that I was the only person not hunched over a piece of handheld technology. The nine fellow passengers in my line of vision were all completely mesmerised by their respective devices. Darth Vader could have stepped aboard and no-one would have noticed. Which made me wonder… in our digitally-dominated modern world, how long could the average person go without access to their mobile technology? (Not very long, I suspect – I know people who break out in a cold sweat just because they can't find their phone charger.) Well maybe this weekend is an opportunity to find out. DisCONNECT to reCONNECT is a national fund-raising initiative that challenges participants to turn off all their personal technologies for a full 48 hours. Yes, that's two whole days without mobile phones, computers, iPads, tablets and all those other modern day essentials that have such a mesmerising hold over us. Brace yourself - the fun starts at 7pm, Friday 10 May. During this digital vacuum you're encouraged to reconnect with the non-digital world around you. Things like riding a bike, going for a walk, talking with family members or flatmates. Or even just reading a book (a real book that is - no Kindles allowed). As the d2r website says, "it's about the connection, the offline, face-to-face connection". Funds are raised for Edmund Rice Camps (ERC) Australia which is a network of not-for-profit organisations dedicated to providing social and recreational opportunities for kids from disadvantaged backgrounds. So your disconnection can also serve a benevolent purpose if you decide to support this enterprise. There's no doubt that our mobile technologies are wonderful tools for connecting and communicating. The digital world itself is a vast, fascinating universe that's jam-packed with more information we could ever even get our heads around. And all literally at our fingertips. But these technologies are meant to enhance our lives, not control our lives. To serve us, not hypnotise us. So this weekend, take the great 48-hour challenge and give yourself a much needed and probably long overdue e-tox. Use that extra offline time to recharge your own batteries instead of your devices. Or at the very least, just lift your gaze and look out the window.
It doesn't matter what industry you hope to work in – to be successful you need to be able to relate to people All my life I've wanted to go to the IKEA ball room (a room full of coloured plastic balls where kids can jump and play), but I've always been at least 20 years too old. Well, maybe 30... But recently, I had the opportunity to plunge into a large container full of balls at Sydney Town Hall. It was a marketing event. Actually, it was more of a giant party. These guys hired the entire Town Hall and provided free entry, free food, free drinks and free entertainment. Why? To encourage people to mix and network around the target industry. To highlight some of the products that their business partners had for sale. To have a good time. Gaining goodwill from clients and potential clients is so important, that it's worth hiring the Sydney Town Hall, spending a fortune on filling it with people and keeping them happy. This week I found myself at yet another event, but this time it was CeBIT, which is the world's largest information technology expo. It was held at the Sydney Convention Centre and was billed as "the digital economy's most important international event". CeBit started in Germany in 1970 and the Australian version has been running for 12 years in Sydney. While it's great wandering around and seeing some of the really neat hi-tech hardware and software on offer, what most people are really there for is the networking. It doesn't matter what industry you hope to work in – to be successful you need to be able to relate to people. That doesn't mean that everyone has to be an extroverted salesperson. Bill Gates considers himself to be an introvert (his favourite TEDtalk is on introverts). But it does mean a willingness to communicate with others and share knowledge and ideas. Many university and TAFE students in science-based courses bemoan the fact that they need to do "soft" subjects like Communications. But in reality, these can often be the most important subjects of all. So if you find yourself confronted by a roomful of people in your industry and you feel a bit apprehensive about meeting them, remember they may feel the same. Pretend it's a tub full of coloured balls and jump in! Footnote - The Northern Sydney Institute will be holding a TEDxevent in August this year. Check out the website here.
Sydney Technical College's Ultimo Campus became the hub of activity for technical training in NSW and is now the largest TAFE College in the state She's the grand old dame of the neighbourhood and the proud matriarch of the family of TAFE campuses scattered right across the state. She's become a cultural and landmark icon in the precinct, along with the ABC's Sydney headquarters, the UTS, and Central Station. And she's just about to turn 125. How does she manage to keep looking so good? Back in 1891 when Sydney Technical College (the former incarnation of TAFE NSW) first moved onto the Ultimo site, it was seen as a significant milestone in the College's history. For almost six decades, the College had been operating out of rented premises at the School of Arts and other locations scattered across the city. The official dedication of the Ultimo site was the College's first purpose-built home. And what a home! Its principal buildings were designed by government architect William Kemp in the ornate Romanesque Revival style, which at the time was popular for churches, synagogues, universities and other grand public buildings. Features like wide, round arches, decorative plaques and squat columns and towers gave these buildings a strong sense of gravity and permanence. This is especially apparent with the stately proportions of Ultimo House (building A), Turner Hall (Building B, the former Sydney Boys High School) and The Muse (Building C, the former Technological Museum), three of the principal jewels in Ultimo's crown. The new Ultimo site meant that Sydney Technical College's transient days of wandering were finally over. With their new home, the College adopted the motto – manu et mente, which means "hand and mind" or "doing and thinking" – a perfect phrase for what the College was all about. Sydney Technical College's Ultimo Campus became the hub of activity for technical training in NSW and is now the largest TAFE College in the state. It has consistently stepped up to the mark, generation after generation, to provide the vocational training needs of the population. After World War I, hundreds of returned servicemen received free training in a range of vocational occupations as part of their repatriation. Throughout the 1930s when the Great Depression was biting, hundreds of the unemployed gathered at the College on a daily basis to study, train and retrain. World War II saw the College transformed into a hybrid teaching facility, factory and RAAF camp, with funding from the Commonwealth Defence Training Scheme. For information on joining the Ultimo 125th Anniversary tour taking place on the 16th August visit Sydney TAFE's website.
Don't be shy to let your personality shine through your portfolio if you think it might give you an edge It's no surprise that ever-growing technology and social media platforms are having a major impact on the beauty industry today. Whether you're a TAFE NSW hair and beauty student, or interested in a career in this field, a strong online presence is crucial for your future business. A fantastic digital portfolio, showcasing photographs of your finest work can attract potential employers and clients by portraying the technical skills you've mastered along with your unique style. Here are our top tips for creating/maintaining your digital portfolio… Start now! Ideally you should commence collating your portfolio while you have your training wheels on, so that you can build your content and show/track your skill development. But, even if you're past that stage and still haven't started your portfolio, it's never too late to begin. Use great quality images The beauty industry is highly visual and imagery is very powerful. Don't taint your hard work by capturing it through poor quality images. Where possible, use a professional photographer to produce a range of pictures for your portfolio. If that's not realistic, snap your photos with a good quality camera, using natural lighting and neutral backgrounds that won't distract from your work. Quality over quantity Choose 10 – 15 of your BEST photos to include in your online portfolio, which showcase your outstanding work and technique. Don't let the viewer get distracted by too many images or a portfolio which may be difficult to navigate. Every picture reflects your work, so if you're not happy with it – don't upload it. Showcase your versatility Potential clients need to know that you're capable of creating several different looks, which can appeal to different tastes. So include imagery that reflects this. Ensure your photo collection contains different styles, angles, poses lighting (e.g. natural light, indoor lighting, flash photography, spotlights etc.), black and white photography and so on. Don't be afraid to stand out The hair and beauty industry can be very competitive. Don't be shy to let your personality shine through your portfolio if you think it might give you an edge. Remember you have to impress viewers in a glance. Sequence Although there's no right or wrong way to order the images in your portfolio, it's beneficial that your portfolio is easy to navigate and your photos flow. One example would be to group similar images together, e.g. hair up styles, black and white photos etc. Presentation Your beauty portfolio is basically your online resume, so it needs to be professional. Be sure to have an extra pair of eyes check your work before you publish. Although the focus should be on your imagery, correct spelling and grammar and attention to detail are still important. Principles Never claim work to be yours if it's not. If other people were involved in the images you upload then give credit where it's due. Ensure you have written permissions from relevant people to use images, e.g. models, photographers, publishers etc. Don't cheat by altering images of your work, because really, that's false advertising. Social media If your beauty portfolio is on a website you have created, than take advantage of social media to direct people to your work. Social media is a very powerful platform for advertising and best of all, it's free! Regularly sharing strong imagery of your quality work will engage potential clients. Keep it current A great portfolio is always a work in progress. Remember to update and review it regularly. Viewers need to know that your skills are constantly improving and you're keeping up with trends. Be patient Just like Rome, a portfolio wasn't built in a day. It takes time, which is why the sooner you start the quicker you can build it. If it's not fantastic at the start, just be patient. As your skills and experience grow, so should your portfolio and choice of content.
We're all going to find that the winding digital trail we leave will come back to visit us "Dear Mr Bartolo, would you please be kind enough to remove my profile and class related activity from your 2009 Wikispaces group…it is a negative representation of my profile as a productive student, and will reflect poorly in future academic selections" This was an email I received from an ex-student late last week. It isn't the first, and I'm sure it won't be the last. For the student in question, my first reaction was: "From 2009? I don't even know if I remember the password, let alone what the student's work looked like". So I typed his name into Google, and there it was - in fact his only appearance in Google was the work in question, in glorious high-resolution colour, and it looked bad. Now I'm sure his work has improved since then (at least I hope it has!), but I could see his point. Anyone wanting to consider him for employment would quite possibly type his name into Google, and in the absence of any other entries for him, would have to rely on this none too glamorous portrait. We‘re all going to find that the winding digital trail we leave will come back to visit us, sometimes in a positive form, but certainly in ways that are both unexpected and unpredictable. Only this month The Daily Telegraph ran the headline "Social Media Hangover", warning Schoolies that any "bad behavior" that finds its way onto Facebook may also find its way into their future job prospects, with 50% of employers using social media to check a candidate's character ( Facebook Photos can ruin a Career - Daily Telegraph, 17 Nov, 2012). Unfortunately, it may not be the students themselves who post the photo. So do we now need to be constantly on the lookout in case one of our "friends" posts a possibly misleading photo of us on Facebook? Any student producing work will find that it will improve in quality over time, but what if their earlier work becomes the public record of their skills? I finally managed to delete my ex-student's work, as I did previously when another student had asked me to remove his unfinished entry from a 2008 animation festival website. Both students and teachers need to be aware that these digital artefacts may become more of an issue as the sheer volume of work that gets uploaded increases. One solution may be the use of registers of uploaded works, that include the date and time of the upload, and the log on details to the host. These would need to be maintained by the uploader of the work, most likely the time-poor teacher. At any rate, teachers may find themselves increasingly having to be digital archeologists, forensically tracking down work that keeps popping up in the most unexpected of places…
Content curation is a great way for students to learn how to locate, filter, evaluate and organise information There's no doubt about it – the web contains a huge amount of content. And the necessity to filter and organise this information has given rise to content curation. Content curation is about researching, sorting and organising content around a chosen theme and sharing it with your community using many different formats. More and more people are realising the ability to edit and republish material they've found online is a valuable one. Although content curation is used in the business community, it can also have benefits in the classroom. There are lots of curation platforms out there but I'll discuss ones that can be easily used in the classroom. Storify Storify creates a narrative element as it can be used to bring news together and create a story around a chosen theme. This is created using content gathered from different social platforms such as Facebook, Twitter and YouTube. It's very simple to join up. Storify has an attractive layout and can be embedded on your own blog or website. All of the content that's posted on Storify is attributed to the original source. TAFE's Open Training Education Network (OTEN) uses Storify as a marketing tool and reports a high rate of student engagement. Scoopit This is another tool that's free to join (go to http://www.scoop.it/). Scoopit allows you to define a topic, select your content and then publish a ‘magazine'. Using Scoopit is considered to be a kind of cross between tweeting and blogging. Most people don't have the time to blog, so Scoopit allows you to select and display content created by others as well as add comments. It also provides analytic tracking to monitor your performance. Paper.li This tool allows you to create your own online newspaper with all the content you've selected. It's a good way to aggregate content and share with your community using email, Twitter or Facebook. Again, you access and aggregate content, sort through it and then publish your selections to share with your audience. Paper.li also allows you to schedule daily or weekly digital ‘deliveries' to your community. Pinterest Pinterest is another social sharing site but more like a visual bulletin board. It can be used for business to promote products and also allows for accompanying text of up to 200 characters. It's a good idea to use # to categorise your text and label information. Classroom applications Content curation is a great way for students to learn how to locate, filter, evaluate and organise information. They can identify trends, access and collect articles around current issues or create exhibits about historical events. The research skills required can be valuable for class assignments. There can be many positive outcomes of incorporating curation exercises in the classroom. Teaching and learning can become a more meaningful experience for all parties, often leading to a sense of empowerment for the students. The contacts made through curation can also lead to professional development opportunities and increased credibility in one's field.
For TAFE Illawarra, our first year of involvement with R U OK? Day saw events across all the Campuses, including provision of morning tea to staff and students We humans are social creatures by nature and that has a multitude of benefits. In fact, 'to connect' is one of the New Economics Foundation's "Five Ways to Wellbeing". Their research has found that spending time with friends, family and colleagues and nurturing those relationships is an effective way to improve your personal wellbeing. Back in 2011, as a means to encourage wellbeing of staff and students, the Careers & Counselling Service and Student Association at TAFE Illawarra worked together to promote R U OK? Day .The aim of the day, which is held on the second Thursday in September, is to remind all Australians of the importance of asking our mates, colleagues and family "are you ok?" The vision is a world where everyone feels connected. Especially during times when they might be struggling with life. The concept behind R U OK? Day is that "conversations can change lives". Their website states that if we regularly take time to talk face-to-face with friends, family and colleagues, it helps us develop and maintain strong relationships. And when we have these strong relationships, we are more likely to cope with life's ups and downs. For TAFE Illawarra, our first year of involvement with R U OK? Day saw events across all the Campuses, including provision of morning tea to staff and students. With the refreshments, information was provided on how to start a conversation in order to ask "are you ok?" and contact details for support services. Institute management have been very supportive of the initiative. They even requested it become an annual event on the Institute's calendar and subsequently have provided financial support. Since then, the event has grown. Greater collaboration has meant more modelling of and encouraging the TAFE community to take up the benefits of connection. So today at Wollongong Campus for this year's R U OK? Day ... Community Services students are running large and small group activities for 170 Year 10 students at Keira High School and handing out information to the rest of the school during lunch. These TAFE students will also hold information stalls at a couple of neighbourhood and community centres in the local area to raise awareness about R U OK? Day on other days this week. Lunchtime today will see the Community Services students working together with the Events and Music students to run different wellbeing activities for their fellow students. This includes a table tennis tournament and handing out conversation cards. Library and Careers & Counselling staff will help out with the lunch festivities and the Student Association continues to support the event by providing a free barbecue lunch for students and free giveaways. The Bakery students are contributing cupcakes iced in yellow with a black question mark that will be given out to students. Many of these activities are designed by the teachers with assessable components so that the students are simultaneously contributing to course requirements. Staff aren't left out either – many wear R U OK? Day t–shirts. And morning tea is still delivered to tearooms with reminders to check in with their colleagues, friends and family members. R U OK? Day is more than one day in September. The the conversations can happen every day. Are you or a loved one feeling depressed or disconnected? Find help here.