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National Reconciliation Week (27 May-3 June) incorporates two very important days in Australian History: National Sorry Day (26 May) and Mabo Day (3 June). The theme for the 2020 Reconciliation Week is ‘In This Together’ which is more fitting now, than ever.
Wodonga TAFE has donated 200 plants to the Upper Murray Community Recovery Hub, Mother's day activities, with 2000 more seedlings to come.
Wodonga TAFE is very excited to announce that we will be a part of the Year13 Digital Careers Expo during National Careers Week, held 18-22 May.
Due to the COVID-19 situation, a number of careers events have been cancelled, and because of this, Year13 have stepped up and created a 100% FREE digital event that you can attend from home!
The Expo will feature a series of webinars from...
Are you currently unemployed and looking to get back into paid work? You may be eligible for help with training costs through the Reconnect program.
Wodonga TAFE has been delivering the Reconnect program in and around Corryong for in excess of 2 years. During this time we have helped locals into short and long term training at no cost including: Certificate III in Individual Support, First...
We’re excited to announce that Wodonga TAFE has succeeded in confirming positions for the Destination Australia Scholarship.
With both COVID-19 and the recent bushfires, we understand that these may have had a negative economic impact on households that may also include yourself or a member of your family losing their jobs. We want to help you get back into the workforce in whatever way we can.
COVID19 has caused a lot of shut-downs, however Kids on Campus are still providing an essential childcare early learning service to those families who are still able to work.
COVID-19 is bringing around a lot of stress on everyone in our local community. Whether you’ve lost your job, going through financial difficulties due to coronavirus or the bushfires or just feeling very anxious about the whole situation, we want you to know that you’re not alone and there are various resources available to you!
With Wodonga TAFE celebrating Harmony Week we thought we would share with you just what Harmony Week is, why it’s important and what you can do to show your support!
Our students in Certificate III & IV in Visual Arts have successfully taken part in their first exhibition, placing pieces of artwork into ‘T’he art of Dogs’, the inaugural community art show held by Creators Artspace Gallery.
Apply now - give yourself a start, a new direction, or extend your current skills. Gain the skills and knowledge you need to work as part of a health team committed to looking after people's health and wellbeing.
Staff from Wodonga TAFE were invited to attend the New Year’s Eve – Take 2 event in Corryong on Friday the 31st January. The event was organised by the Corryong community and was aimed at supporting locals who had a horrific New Year’s Eve due to the devastation of the bush fires.
Wodonga TAFE are developing a brand new training centre for students of the Early Childhood Education and Care qualification that is set to lead the way for the future training of this industry. The centre is to be built within the current Kids on Campus Early Learning Centre that is already there.
Students in some of Wodonga TAFE's creative courses started their orientation this week and got hands-on with colour theory.
If you’re starting at Wodonga TAFE this year, you will no doubt be nervous but excited to get into it. You may be wondering who will be in your classes, where your classes are or what the TAFE has to offer. Fortunately, we’re celebrating our students return with Welcome Day!
Not everyone wants to high-tail it to the big smoke to continue their studies after they finish year 12. We've thought up 10 really great reasons why sticking around the Border for study, is actually the better option!
Practical experience is a feature of the Event Management course on campus at Wodonga TAFE. Become an event management star with the Diploma of Event Management which focuses on all aspects of event management.
As a massage student at Wodonga TAFE you’ll be well set up to be ahead of your competitors in the job market - with plenty of opportunities to learn and practise your skills in real-life remedial massage environments included in your course.
Coming into the New Year means you may be about to start a new academic journey! This can be a bit of an adjustment and is generally very nerve wracking for those who are about to go into tertiary education.
Fortunately, if you’re coming to Wodonga TAFE we have a Support Services team who are there to support you throughout your studies.
With his time at Wodonga TAFE drawing to a close, much loved Horticulture teacher, Alister Rhook reflects back on his time and how the Agriculture & Horticulture Department has grown and some of the biggest changes since he began.
If your young person is rethinking their plans or considering their study options for 2019, help is close at hand!
Take some of the stress out of the decision-making process and ‘phone a friend’ at Wodonga TAFE is the suggested lifeline from Wodonga TAFE.
Our Skills & Jobs HQ offers free services that are available to help make this process easier on all involved.
Who’s getting excited, nervous, don’t care? Went well? Don’t think you did that great? Not looking forward to getting your result? Or really excited and can’t wait to find out? Some of the above?
After such a long time at school, sometimes it seems a big ask to pin all that effort on one result, one ATAR, one score that everyone thinks you need to start your future...
In the spirit of International Volunteer Day today, we thought we would put together a list of all the fantastic benefits of volunteering and why you should volunteer within your local community!
Wodonga TAFE celebrated its Achievement Awards on Wednesday 27 November 2019, at The Cube Wodonga. The annual Celebration of Achievement Awards recognise the outstanding achievements and contributions of students, industry partners, and Wodonga TAFE staff members.
Wodonga TAFE - in partnership with RMIT University and Sunraysia Institute of TAFE on The Centre for Digital Enterprise (C4DE) - is excited to announce the launch of XR LearnHub, the first augmented reality (AR) tool of its kind.
Last week saw our students in the Disability programs celebrate the success of their achievements! Students from Certificates I & II in Work Education, Certificate I in Transition Education, and the Literacy and Numeracy Basics and Work Skills for Life programs took part in two graduation ceremonies that recognised their participation in programs on and off campus.
Wodonga TAFE's Certificate III in Horticulture students had a number of winning entries in the Albury Horticultural Society’s Horticulture competition at the Albury Show last month. The students were also lucky enough to have the competition count as part of an assessment for their ‘Prepare specialised plants’ class here at TAFE.
Wodonga TAFE has heard the call for support and donations for victims of the devastating fires in NSW. Showing our support we have banded together to provide much needed assistance in this terrible disaster for farmers.
Stay local, study local – get a qual in Fitness that can get you work anywhere you want to be - set yourself up with an income while you chase your dreams of travel and play.
Our Nursing students had their first hands-on session with new simulation manikins this week, as part of their ‘assisted daily living tasks’ class in the Nursing lab.
Wodonga TAFE Transport & Logistics department teachers; Steven Lillis and Allan Skinner were again invited by the Gypsum Board Manufacturers of Australasia (GBMA), and specifically by Winstone Wallboards (GIB) (NZ), to participate as judges in this year’s Trans-Tasman GBMA Safety Challenge.
Creative students at Wodonga TAFE are once again looking forward to showcasing their works at ‘FUSE’, the upcoming Student Exhibition and Fashion Show. FUSE will be held on campus from 6pm on Thursday 28 November 2019 at The Valleys Restaurant and Building G.
Good MOrning! We are nearly two weeks into MOvember and to support their Men’s Health promotion our Community Services and Health department staff are raising awareness and funds for this cause.
On October 24, Wodonga TAFE successfully hosted the borders largest career event, Work ConnectED.
In collaboration with TAFE NSW, Wodonga TAFE hosted Work ConnectED, with the aim of connecting job seekers, career changers and students with potential employers within the Albury Wodonga region.
Students completing Certificate IV in Community Services are presenting a project this week to create a sense of community on campus, raise awareness, and generate discussion about the need for more blood and organ donors. The student-led event ‘Blood 4 the Border’ will be held this Wednesday 30 October 2019 from 12pm-2pm on campus with a fun Halloween theme.
Course applications opened on 1 September 2019 for community services and health courses that are commencing early in 2020. Course application closing dates for these are as follows...
On 10 October, Wodonga TAFE hosted an Employment Market Seminar, featuring discussions targeting the employment service businesses as well as Wodonga TAFE staff.
Ivan Neville, Assistant Secretary of the Labour Market Research and Analysis Branch, presented information on the employment industry within the Albury Wodonga region, highlighting where the gaps are and the highest and lowest...
According to Fashion Design teacher Deidre Liston, all her students are winners! Not just the ones whose garments win awards.
In addition to the popular daytime course that runs Mondays to Wednesdays on campus, the Certificate IV in Interior Decoration is now offered via evening delivery at Wodonga TAFE to suit people already working in the design industry.
Our design students get to participate in projects for real clients in the local area, this helps them to get greater understanding and experience for their chosen careers.
Three Wodonga TAFE-trained Commercial Cookery apprentices won medals in the State final of the AUS-TAFE 2019 Culinary Trophy in Melbourne recently.
Wodonga TAFE has completed the installation of 600 kilowatts of rooftop solar panels (1584 total) across its McKoy Street campus, TAFESpace and Logic Centre facilities to reduce environment impact. The solar panels have officially been turned on and are already significantly reducing Wodonga TAFE’s carbon footprint.
Work ConnectED is a hands on careers event offering job seekers, students and career changers the opportunity to network with local businesses and talk to them about real job opportunities in the area.
Wodonga TAFE is proud to present a professional development opportunity for health professionals in support of ‘2019 Global Year Against Pain in the Most Vulnerable’. The Global Pain Conference will be held on 11 November 2019, 8.30am-4.30pm, at The Commercial Club, 618 Dean Street, Albury, and is supported by the Australian Pain Society.
Starting a new career can be daunting no matter what age you are. On average a person will change careers 5 to 7 times so why not make sure you properly prepare for the change you want to make.
This kind of transition won’t happen overnight, so we’ve listed our top tips to help you discover your next dream career!
Certificate III in Hospitality students had a practical experience day, working at the recent Business Women Albury Wodonga lunch event held at The Valleys Restaurant.
A student in the Fashion Design program at Wodonga TAFE is this year’s winner of the ‘Encouragement Award Prize – Best Garment Designed by a Student’ in the Natural Fibre Fashion Awards at the Henty Field Days.
Wodonga TAFE Teacher Wins VAEAI 2019 Wurreker Teacher/Trainer Award
Our Certificate IV in Allied Health Assistance students had the opportunity recently to put their new skills to the test with a practical assessment clinic.
R U OK day is a national day of action dedicated to reminding everyone to ask “Are you ok?” and to remember, not just today but every day of the year, to support those who may be struggling with life’s ups and downs.
The Free TAFE initiative is back for 2020!
With the aim of breaking the financial barriers for students wanting to train in courses that lead to priority occupations, the Victorian Government is continuing their Free TAFE for Priority Courses Initiative in 2020.
Congratulations to Wodonga TAFE student Paige Mountford! Paige has been confirmed as a finalist for the 2019 Victorian Training Awards for School-based Trainee of the year! Paige is currently working towards completing a Certificate III in Agriculture through the Wodonga TAFE, AG SCHOOLS program, all the while studying at Castlemaine Secondary College and working at and Ganado Greys.
Locals in the Towong, Indigo and Alpine Shire are being offered FREE assistance to re-engage with further education and employment through Wodonga TAFE which recently secured an additional 50 places to their highly successful Reconnect Program.
The one day Quad Bike Training course offers particpants an opportunity to learn all the fundamentals of safe operation and handling of quad bikes for work and at home. This minimises the very high risk of injury and death often accompanying quad bike usage.
Don't skimp on Father's day gifts this year. Ties are old news. Leave the chocolate for yourself! Get Dad the gift of a skill he can utilise in the sporting industry!
Gain the basics of welding skills with the Introduction to Welding short course. Run over 2 Saturdays for 4 hours each, you will be well versed in everything you need to know for small welding jobs around the home or at work.
A personal LinkedIn page acts like an online resume, with opportunities to include your skillset, employment history, education, interest, and so much more.
But is it actually worth having a LinkedIn page?
Wodonga TAFE have recruited a new OH&S trainer, who is ready and available to service all businesses/organisations across the local region.
As a business owner, this Health and Safety Representative (HSR) Initial OHS Training course is suitable for you or your employees, regardless of the industry you operate in.
Our Parks and Gardens apprentices are given the opportunity to practise their learned skills by maintaining the beautiful grounds on our McKoy street campus.
It can be a little overwhelming for year 12's when they are faced with a whole lot of information and acronyms in relation to applying for further study. Wodonga TAFE offers a 'direct entry' option which takes away all of that pressure!
Enrolments are now open for aspiring creatives to lock in their places for the 2020 creative industries courses at Wodonga TAFE!
If you haven’t been exposed to it, some of the terminology used within the telecommunications industry can be confusing. The following is a list of some general terms used within the industry to build up your knowledge!
Meet Wodonga TAFEs new Aboriginal Liaison Officer (ALO), Katrice May, learn about her background, her current role as an ALO and how she went from being a student at Wodonga TAFE to ALO.
Students in Wodonga TAFE’s Fitness courses will benefit from a new training partnership with local business, PT Fitness Private Studio.
Starting the job seeking process can be a difficult task and often leaves you wondering where and how to start! Fortunately, we’ve got you covered with our top tips in getting through that job seeking process and landing your next job!
Wodonga TAFE’s revolutionary mobile kitchen training truck has kicked off semester two with regional training in Myrtleford! Students are studying a Certificate II in Kitchen Operations in a commecial kitchen on wheels!
Wodonga TAFE Certificate II in Horticulture students are exposed to, and taught the process of, growing and caring for plants from seedling stage and nurtured right through to the stage where they are sold to good homes.
Motorsports Training Australia opened their doors to the public over the weekend to show off their amazing facilities, V8 supercars and FPV Pursuit Ute and give people an insight into the ins and outs of learning and gaining skills in this niche industry.
Wodonga TAFE and Mainfreight have recently joined forces to put 10 team members through the Women Driving Transport Careers (WDTC) program, which aims to increase women truck drivers in industry, increase driving standards of newly licenced heavy vehicle drivers and increase the number of women working within the transport industry.
Commercial Cookery Apprentices were on campus last week and created warming, filling, delicious pasta creations for TAFE staff to indulge in.
DECA work hard to ensure the safety of truck drivers is at the highest standard in the industry. They have the capability to deliver Rollover Prevention and Stability training to all kinds of national and international transport clients including major liquid petroleum distributors, concrete agitator fleets and general transport.
We answer of the most commonly asked questions around the VCAL program and show a highlight of a day in the life of a VCAL student studying in the Warehousing stream.
Wodonga TAFE will welcome SPELD Victoria’s Senior Psychologist on campus this week to present a professional development session, Understanding Specific Learning Difficulties (SLD) Assessment Reports.
A creative entry from Wodonga TAFE’s VCAL students won at ‘StreetShot’, a state-wide video and photography competition raising awareness about potentially deadly viral hepatitis.
Patisserie students made some delectable hand-made treats on campus last week as part of their Certificate III in Patisserie. Creating treats from scratch in a commercial kitchen facility gives them the hands-on experience they require when embarking on a new career.
How can Horticulture enrich your life? Hear what some of our students have to say about it!
The Certificate III in Horticulture is a fantastic course for both the career aspiring and hobbyists alike.
With units that teach specific skills in such things as weed and pest control, soil improvements and learning about plants and the culture’s they thrive in, you can be sure you will be...
Allison Jenvey, Chair of the Wodonga Institute of TAFE Board is very pleased to announce the appointment of Phil Paterson as Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director.
Wodonga TAFE, transformed the cafeteria into a Winter Wonderland to celebrate Support Services Winter Warmers event and raise much needed funds for Albury Wodonga Animal Rescue (AWAR).
Traditional costume and design from the heart of Africa brings extra colour to Wodonga TAFE’s campus – due in part to the talent and skills of Zabulon Birongo.
Arboriculture as a career is becoming more and more in-demand for skilled workers. Wodonga TAFE offers training in this unique and necessary industry. It can be studied both as a Traineeship and a general course.
Wodonga TAFE offer many courses that are giving students skills in industries that are experience high growth over the next 5 years. With the Governement set to offer FREE TAFE again next year, now is the time to get your name down for the course you've been dreaming of!
The Mending Lab at Wodonga TAFE is open again this year. With students of the Clothing Production courses gaining hands on practical experience in their chosen industry by offering alternations and mending services to real clients.
Tim Hutchings began his career as an Apprentice through Wodonga TAFE many years ago. Read about how his career panned out and how he ended up as a teacher at the very TAFE where he first started his journey.
We have released our 2020 Course Guide and it's packed full of amazing opportunities for school leavers to consider. It's never too early to get your ducks in a row and start planning for your future!
It is no secret that not everyone feels like they want to continue through secondary school in the mainstream curriculum. Which is why the Government developed VCAL. The program offers so many more opportunities for teens who are looking for a different avenue to complete their secondary certificates.
When you think of Interior Design, you will be forgiven for conjuring up images of people wandering around large mansions fluffing pillows and selecting artwork for the walls. At TAFE we offer a Diploma of Interior Design and Decoration and it is SO MUCH MORE than that. Read on for more.
If you are looking for an interesting operational role with good job prospects, then we can help! A forklift licence can open up opportunities for employment; whether you are wanting to earn some money during a gap year, or are looking for new employment opportunities, this licence will give you a fantastic foothold in industry.
Woodworking 101 is a short course that teaches students the fundamentals of timber processing. Suitable for anyone from home DIY'ers to those looking for a career in timber!
It is a common misconception that to become an Engineer you must leave secondary school and head on straight for University. This is not the case! You CAN start at TAFE, which offers a lot of flexibility to your training, hands on, industry experience straight away and can better prepare you for the University leg of your studies, or your Apprenticeship.
Choosing a career in fitness won't set you back years of study in a stuffy old classroom. Get qualified in 6 months and start your career sooner!
After two years in planning, next month Wodonga TAFE will begin the process of installing 600 kilowatts of rooftop solar photovoltaic panels across its McKoy Street, TAFESpace and Logic Centre campuses.
Here's some super handy tips to integrate into your study days, to stop the procrastination (except for the reading of this article of course) and help you get back on track to assignment submission success!
The traditional year 11 and 12 secondary schooling pathway isn't suited to all learners. We spoke to some of our VCAL students who explained why they chose a different path.
Transport NSW have released a new campaign called 'Be Truck Aware' which focuses on educating drivers how to ensure safety when sharing the roads with trucks. We have listed some simple tips that help you to be a more supportive and safe driver on our roads.
Do you want to develop fantastic skills to work within the community? Help those in need of change? Does this sound like something you would love to be able to do? What if we told you that you could do all that and much more?
There’s lots of reasons that people start something new – such as enrolling in a course - midway through the year. Do YOU need a reason?
Staying focused in the colder months is not a simple task. We crave warmth and the indoors and getting ourselves out of bed for study can seem like an enormous effort. Read on for some tips to keep motivated in the winter!
Don’t miss your opportunity to build your retail business with Wodonga TAFE’s new ‘Retail Connection’ program.
The Hands on Trades Careers Expo at Winton Motor Raceway was a day full of action, adventure, competitions and FUN!
Christian Trebley has enhanced his professional remedial massage qualifications by branching into myotherapy with Wodonga TAFE.
Wodonga TAFE has FREE TAFE priority courses in 2020.
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