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Woodworking Short Course Provides Long Term Skills

Woodworking Short Course Provides Long Term Skills

A basic woodworking short course offered at Wodonga TAFE is proving to be quite the draw card for DIY'ers. With knowledgeable teachers offering a host of timber knowledge and skill building opportunities.

TAFE Celebrates Harmony Day

TAFE Celebrates Harmony Day

Wodonga TAFE staff and students came together in celebration of Harmony Day this week. Showing support for inclusiveness and multiculturalism on campus and within our community.

Administration Course Offers Real World Work Experience

Administration Course Offers Real World Work Experience

Wodonga TAFE offers a program ‘Admin on Tap’ for students wanting to gain employment in office administration. Incorporating two days of study with one day of work experience in a real work environment.

FREE TAFE Initiative Benefits Local Community

FREE TAFE Initiative Benefits Local Community

The Free TAFE for Priority Courses program is increasing the opportunity for our local community, by helping reskill and/or upskill locals and assist to develop our community for a prosperous future.

Wodonga TAFE students benefit from new ‘Food Without Barriers’ initiative

Wodonga TAFE students benefit from new ‘Food Without Barriers’ initiative

Wodonga TAFE’s VCAL and Work Education students are back in the hospitality business for 2019 in the newly-funded social initiative, ‘Food Without Barriers’ with Uniting Care Wodonga. 

Hospitality students serving up amazing non-alcoholic beverages

Hospitality students serving up amazing non-alcoholic beverages

Our hardworking students in the Certificate III in Hospitality turned up the creativity recently for their first assessment of their unit 'prepare and serve non-alcoholic beverages'.

Community Services students learn about giving back to their industry

Community Services students learn about giving back to their industry

Professionals from industry shared their expertise recently with students commencing in the Certificate IV in Community Services. 

New Cranes for Relevant Industry Training

New Cranes for Relevant Industry Training

Wodonga TAFE has acquired two brand new, industry standard cranes to create more opportunities for relevant training in future.

CEO Mark Dixon Leaving Wodonga TAFE

CEO Mark Dixon Leaving Wodonga TAFE

On Friday March 8th, Wodonga TAFE CEO Mark Dixon announced he would be leaving Wodonga TAFE to take on a new role as CEO at the City of Wodonga.

TAFE team make big splash for mental health

TAFE team make big splash for mental health

Wodonga TAFE entered a team to participate in the Big Splash to show support and raise much needed funds for mental health awareness.

TAFE student Wodonga's Young Citizen of the Year 2019

TAFE student Wodonga's Young Citizen of the Year 2019

Wodonga TAFE student, Sheldon Smith, has been honoured with the award for Wodonga’s Young Citizen of the year 2019 by Wodonga Council.

North East Food & Wine Festival a twilight delight for 2019

North East Food & Wine Festival a twilight delight for 2019

The North East Food and Wine Festival is returning to Junction Square on Saturday 16 March 2019. With a new time of 3pm to 8pm, the annual event will showcase a variety of food, produce and goods, wines, beers, cordials and sodas. 

Exploring career options with our Work Education students

Exploring career options with our Work Education students

Poppy the Therapy Dog was a special visitor to the classroom recently for our students in the Certificate I in Work Education.

 

Ensuring Student Success with Support Services

Ensuring Student Success with Support Services

Wodonga TAFE offers a large variety of support and learner services for enrolled students to help with their study success.

Welcome back to Nature Playgroup for 2019

Welcome back to Nature Playgroup for 2019

The aim of Nature Playgroup is for the children to engage with the outdoors and nature whatever the weather, and to enjoy their natural world and outdoor play. 

TAFE Alumni our new Motorsports Educator

TAFE Alumni our new Motorsports Educator

Wodonga TAFE welcomes Alumni, Chris Rissmann, as the newest educator to join the team at Motorsports. 

Community Services sector Expo connecting student workforce with industry

Community Services sector Expo connecting student workforce with industry

Service providers from across the Community Services sector visited Wodonga TAFE’s McKoy Street campus to share their industry perspective with the up-and-coming workforce.

Business success for ex Wodonga TAFE student

Business success for ex Wodonga TAFE student

Ex Wodonga TAFE student, and NEIS grad, Zac Hayes, celebrates a win in prestigious business awards with his accounting firm.

New Time for Food and Wine Festival

New Time for Food and Wine Festival

The North East Food and Wine Festival is celebrating its seventh year running and will be held in Wodonga on Saturday 16 March at Junction Square. Proudly presented by Wodonga TAFE, in collaboration with industry professionals, the very popular event will be held at a later time of 3pm – 8pm for a lovely twilight atmosphere.

Welcoming New Students with O-Week at Wodonga TAFE

Welcoming New Students with O-Week at Wodonga TAFE

O-Week at Wodonga TAFE is upon us! Starts Monday 11 February with activities happening all week. See here for a schedule of events and activities that willo be on offer to all of our new students for 2019.

Wodonga TAFE proud to support Defence Community Organisation

Wodonga TAFE proud to support Defence Community Organisation

Supporting the important services that are provided by Hume Veterans Information Centre is just one way that Wodonga TAFE is able to give back to our community, as we rise to the challenge of setting the benchmark for community leadership in our local region.

Wodonga TAFE services available at Myrtleford Neighbourhood Centre

Wodonga TAFE services available at Myrtleford Neighbourhood Centre

The launch of the MNC and Wodonga TAFE partnership will be held on Thursday 31 January at 11am, there will be morning tea provided and is an open invitation for the local community.

Kenilworth Ivy

Kenilworth Ivy

A cute little plant with a host of common names is the Cymbalaria muralis.  Its common names include Ivy-leaf Toadflax, Coliseum Ivy, Oxford Ivy and Kenilworth Ivy.  In Italy it is called ‘The Plant of the Madonna’.  This plant is endearing because it’s so easy to grow.  It will thrive in most soils and conditions as long as it gets plenty of...

Illawarra Flame Tree

Illawarra Flame Tree

Most of us are familiar with the common name Illawarra Flame Tree.  It’s a well know plant thanks in part to the song ‘Flame Trees’ sung by Cold Chisels Jimmy Barnes. The Illawarra Flame Tree is botanically known as Brachychiton acerifolius – from brachys, (short) and chiton, (tunic).  This relates to the coating on the seed. The word ‘tunic’...

Christmas has come early for Agriculture and Horticulture team!

Christmas has come early for Agriculture and Horticulture team!

Our Agriculture and Horticulture team are excited and raring to go for the 2019 year with the arrival of some new machinery!

Conservation and Land Management with Wodonga TAFE

Conservation and Land Management with Wodonga TAFE

The environment is important to the livelihood of many Australian’s, with Indigenous people, farming families and many others having close links to the land. Studying at Wodonga TAFE will provide you the necessary skills to begin your CLM career, ensuring the hands on experience gained during the course will prepare you for an exciting career!

Colour for Christmas

Colour for Christmas

Over the Christmas period is when some plants are at their absolute best.  There are a number of plants that do well in pots and they would make a great living Christmas tree or could even be used to decorate a table or a room for the festive day.

CLM Employment Sectors

CLM Employment Sectors

Welcome to the second release of our helpful three-part guide! In this article we will be defining the five main employment sectors for the CLM industry, giving you a better understanding of the different types of work that is completed in the industry. Links are also included to relevant websites for each sector, allowing you to research more about the sector that interests you!

The Bay Tree

The Bay Tree

The botanical name for the Bay Tree is Laurus nobilis. The genus name comes from the Latin ‘laurus’ which means to praise. The species name nobilis is one I’ve heard mispronounced many times, the species name is pronounced no-bill-iss – meaning ‘noble’ and not nob-ill-iss. The Bay Tree will grow into a large shrub or a small to medium tree, but it’s...

So what exactly is CLM?

So what exactly is CLM?

Conservation and Land Management is self-explanatory right? It’s about the conservation of land? Well, the first of our helpful three part guide is here to give you a better understanding of Conservation and Land Management. This first part will give you the basics of the industry, and give you more knowledge on the vairety of work completed by those in the industry.

Explore the options on the way to a dream career

Explore the options on the way to a dream career

Congratulations – you’re through the exam period! But are you stressing with the worry of the right decision about future study and career choices? What if we said, “Take a breather and take the pressure off”? “Just ‘phone a friend’ for help instead…”

Shasta Daisies - The Classic Perennial

Shasta Daisies - The Classic Perennial

The Shasta is a daisy with a big, bold flower – nothing small or delicate about this plant. The botanical name for this plant is Leucanthemum x superbum. The genus name of Leucanthemom is taken from the Greek leukos, meaning white and anthemon meaning flower. The Shasta daisy is a perennial plant that produces large daisy blooms of white with yellow centres. The hybrids of this plant was...

Struggling to find a great apprentice?  Wodonga TAFE may have the solution.

Struggling to find a great apprentice? Wodonga TAFE may have the solution.

It seems to be a common issue for many trades from across our region, and the entire country for that matter, that finding quality apprentices can be hard.  Businesses looking to put on an apprentice are well within their rights to expect people that have a good work ethic and are committed to their chosen trade. Unfortunately in many instances this just isn't reality,...

Chinese Star Jasmine

Chinese Star Jasmine

One of the most fragrant climbers in the garden is the Chinese Star Jasmine. This plant is also known as Jessamine and Confederate Jasmine and its botanical name is Trachelospermum jasminoides. This plant isn’t a true Jasmine, yet if we have a look at the species name - ‘jasmin’ refers to the plant Jasminum and ‘oides’ means ‘I look like’. So...

Wodonga TAFE's Logic Campus: Carsales Car of the Year 2018

Wodonga TAFE's Logic Campus: Carsales Car of the Year 2018

We’re ecstatic that Carsales hired our state of the art facilities to play such an important role in the selection of the 2018 Carsales Car of the Year! We are very proud of our facilities and we feel that these give our students the best opportunity to learn a range of skills throughout their training.

Recognising excellence at Wodonga TAFE’s annual Achievement Awards

Recognising excellence at Wodonga TAFE’s annual Achievement Awards

Wodonga TAFE celebrated its annual Achievement Awards last night, on Tuesday 20 November 2018, in recognition and celebration of the outstanding achievements of students, industry partners, and staff members. Executive Director of the Victorian TAFE Association, Mr Andrew Williamson, was the MC for the evening that was held at The Cube Wodonga. This year’s Achievement Awards format...

Hospitality professionals in the making

Hospitality professionals in the making

One of the many benefits of being on campus in a training environment is getting to sample the deliciousness that is created by students – whether it be from students skilling up in Hospitality, Cookery, Patisserie - or anything service-industry related!

Lavender - rewarding and easy to grow!

Lavender - rewarding and easy to grow!

Lavender is one of my favourites.  It’s such an easy plant to grow and what a fragrance!  Lavender flowers reward you with their appearance and keep rewarding you for ages. You can use this plant in just so many ways – keep it in a pot, use it for edging or hedging and a dozen other uses.  Of course it’s very popular for making into Lavender sachets, moth...

Building skills for a future on the tools

Building skills for a future on the tools

Wodonga TAFE’s 22338VIC Certificate II in Building and Construction Pre-apprenticeship class are at the end of their studies. The class has been participating in a project that has enabled them to learn a wide variety of carpentry skills, preparing them for entry into either the carpentry or construction industries. This pre-apprenticeship course has been delivered over one semester,...

Wodonga TAFE named Australia’s best Large Training Provider

Wodonga TAFE named Australia’s best Large Training Provider

On Thursday November 15, Wodonga TAFE was named 2018 Australian Large Training Provider of the Year at the Australian Training Awards in Sydney. Having already taken out the equivalent Victorian state award in September, Wodonga TAFE progressed to being named a finalist in the national awards, going up against North Metropolitan TAFE - Western Australia & TAFE NSW - Design Centre Enmore...

Hippeastrum - Give your garden a wow factor!

Hippeastrum - Give your garden a wow factor!

You’ve just got to love a flower that’s large, dramatic and utterly flamboyant. The Hippeastrum is a real ‘in your face’ type of flower, and most gardeners just love it. The flower is beautiful and showy and the plant itself is hardy and takes little care to look after. This plant grows from a large bulb and the flowers produced will range from 12 to 25 cm across, now...

Interior Decoration students explore design with Metricon Homes

Interior Decoration students explore design with Metricon Homes

Wodonga TAFE’s Interior Decoration students were invited by Metricon Homes to tour Metricon’s new Killara display homes earlier this week.  Students who are completing the Certificate IV in Interior Decoration were able to spend time with the Metricon Interior Design team, exploring the new Metricon display homes in the Riverside Estate at 21-23 Woodbridge Street,...

FUSE of creativity to showcase student work at Wodonga TAFE

FUSE of creativity to showcase student work at Wodonga TAFE

Creative students at Wodonga TAFE are looking forward to showcasing their works at ‘FUSE’, their upcoming Student Exhibition and Fashion Show. FUSE will be held at Wodonga TAFE’s McKoy Street campus from 6pm on Thursday 29 November 2018 at The Valleys Restaurant and Building G, with the entire event planned, created, curated and serviced by students.

Motorsports Training Australia - Graduation's upon us, applications open now!

Motorsports Training Australia - Graduation's upon us, applications open now!

Wodonga TAFE’s Motorsports Training Australia (MTA) Students will celebrate their graduation on Friday 16 November 2018, from 10:30 am until 1 pm at Wodonga TAFE’s Logic Campus, 45 Albertson Road, Barnawartha North. Graduates will have completed either a Certificate III or a Certificate IV in Motor Sports Technology. Students have completed a range of placements throughout their...

Clivia - add some bold colour

Clivia - add some bold colour

Clivias are a great plant to liven up a shady corner or colour up a lifeless patio. They’re often grown for their elegant emerald green, smooth, strap like leaves.  From late winter to early spring you will be surprised with beautiful clusters of yellow-throated, trumpet shaped flowers coming in vibrant orange, salmon, cream, and reddish-orange colours. The pendulous flower heads...

Gypsum Board Manufacturers Association (GBMA) Safety Forklift Challenge

Gypsum Board Manufacturers Association (GBMA) Safety Forklift Challenge

Wodonga TAFE’s Industry Skills & Trades (IST) Steven Lillis and Allan Skinner were once again selected as judges at the Gypsum Board Manufacturers Association (GBMA) Safety Forklift Challenge held in Melbourne this week.

Learn locally and start your health career!

Learn locally and start your health career!

Study in your local community! The Individual Support (Ageing, Home and Community) qualification will be offered in Yackandandah, with classes at Yackandandah Community Centre, and supported by Yackandandah Health. Apply online or contact us to find out more.

Columbine - The flowering Champion!

Columbine - The flowering Champion!

Some plants have the most wonderful common names, and this is one of them. Botanically named Aquilegia this plant is commonly known as Columbine or Granny’s Bonnet. In the garden the Granny’s Bonnet is an absolute champion and it produces masses of flowers effortlessly. The foliage is fern-like and lacy – beautiful on its own but made even more spectacular when the flowers...

Wodonga TAFE named a finalist in the Australian Training Awards

Wodonga TAFE named a finalist in the Australian Training Awards

Wodonga TAFE is very proud to announce its selection as a finalist for ‘Australian Large Training Provider of the Year’ for 2018.

School Experience Day

School Experience Day

High school students from across our region attend a full day of real-life training experiences at Wodonga TAFE.

Wodonga TAFE's Celebration of Achievement Awards

Wodonga TAFE's Celebration of Achievement Awards

Wodonga TAFE takes celebrating the achievements of our students, industry clients and staff very seriously, and the Wodonga TAFE Awards represent the pinnacle of achievement.

Hellebores - Brighten Your Garden Next Winter!

Hellebores - Brighten Your Garden Next Winter!

Hellebores are beautiful, low maintenance plants that are special because they flower in winter when very little else is happening in the garden.

Wodonga TAFE helping bring more women into Transport

Wodonga TAFE helping bring more women into Transport

When industry and Wodonga TAFE come together, great things happen.  Last month following the successful completion of the first phase of a women only Wodonga TAFE DECA Superior Heavy Vehicle Licensing program. Eight newly-licenced women truck drivers will be working to shift freight and the gender balance in the logistics industry following their graduation from the inaugural...

Government funding announcement today at Wodonga TAFE

Government funding announcement today at Wodonga TAFE

Labor Upper House Member for Northern Victoria, Ms Jaclyn Symes, on behalf of Victorian Minister for Training and Skills the Hon. Gayle Tierney, visited Wodonga TAFE’s McKoy Street campus on Monday 1 October 2018 to announce a grant of $1.99 million from the Victorian Government’s Workplace Training Innovation Fund towards an innovative retail project, ‘Retail...

'Going to the Henty Field Days’: Wodonga TAFE students design for the Natural Fibre Fashion Awards

'Going to the Henty Field Days’: Wodonga TAFE students design for the Natural Fibre Fashion Awards

Students in the Certificate III in Clothing and Textile Production and the Certificate IV in Clothing Production courses have submitted their original creations into the ‘Best Garment Designed by a Student’ category of the awards at Henty, to be shown daily as part of the Country Lifestyle Schedule fashion parades.

Commercial Cookery apprentices to represent region in AUS-TAFE state finals this week

Commercial Cookery apprentices to represent region in AUS-TAFE state finals this week

Five Wodonga TAFE-trained Commercial Cookery apprentices have won places to compete in the State final of the AUS-TAFE 2018 Culinary Trophy in Melbourne this Thursday 13 September 2018. 

Cineraria - a splash of garden colour!

Cineraria - a splash of garden colour!

The Cineraria was one of the most popular bedding plants for late Winter and Spring. This plant's popularity has waned a bit but it definitely deserves a spot in most gardens - mainly for the splash of colour it brings when most other plants are still dormant.

Community Services students to raise awareness of gender-based violence with on-campus project

Community Services students to raise awareness of gender-based violence with on-campus project

Students who are completing the Certificate IV in Community Services at Wodonga TAFE are presenting a project to benefit the community and generate discussion about intimate partner violence, on campus this Wednesday 12 September 2018. 

Lavender cotton - a touch of the Mediterranean

Lavender cotton - a touch of the Mediterranean

Lavender Cotton (Santolina chamaecyparissus) is a touch of the Mediterranean. An evergreen shrub, this plant is favoured for its dense, silvery-grey foliage and for its tolerance to drought.

Achieving goals: Training to be a Trainer and Assessor

Achieving goals: Training to be a Trainer and Assessor

There’s smiles all round for the first two groups of students who are very close to completion of their Certificate IV in Training and Assessment!

Potatoes, potatoes, potatoes!

Potatoes, potatoes, potatoes!

August, September and October are great months for planting potatoes directly into the garden. Growing your own potatoes is very satisfying, and perfect for gardeners who have a good sized vegetable garden.

Developing resources to guide learning and play in Early Childhood

Developing resources to guide learning and play in Early Childhood

Educators in the Early Childhood sector have an important role in helping children discover that fun and education go hand in hand! 

The Flowering Quince

The Flowering Quince

The Japanese Flowering Quince (Chaenomeles) is a deciduous or a semi-deciduous shrub. The height varies depending upon the species and can range from about one metre to three metres. The most attractive feature of this plant is the prolific number of flowers that appear on the bare, leafless branches. These flowers create a brilliant display in the late winter when there’s not...

MTA Car Club Day

MTA Car Club Day

Get ready for Motorsports Training Australia's next Car Club day!

MTA's next Car Club day is scheduled for Saturday 25 August 2018, from 8am until 4pm

Funding and Support for Long-Term Unemployed

Funding and Support for Long-Term Unemployed

Wodonga TAFE have secured Government Funding to assist long-term job seekers on their often difficult quest for employment. The Reconnect Program is aimed at those who meet a specific set of criteria and are often more disadvantaged when it comes to being selected for work opportunities. The program’s main aim is to assist these people to gain a useful set of skills or even...

Winter Colour

Winter Colour

It’s that time of year when the colour of autumn leaves are but a memory and the colour of spring blossom is yet to appear. Even our blue sky is cloaked in a cover of grey clouds. In our climate zone of four distinct seasons, winter can be rather dull and drab - but help is at hand. When deciduous trees are bare of foliage and the roses have lost their blooms, the native Australian...

Wodonga TAFE VCAL students supported National Tree Day at Willow Park this week

Wodonga TAFE VCAL students supported National Tree Day at Willow Park this week

Two classes of VCAL students from Wodonga TAFE connected with nature and engaged with their local community as they took part in a tree planting activity at Willow Park, Pearce Street, Wodonga, to support Planet Ark’s ‘National Tree Day’ this week.

The perfect choice for a colourful garden

The perfect choice for a colourful garden

Bedding plants can be a wide range of different species, from annual plants, biennials and even short-lived perennials. ‘Bedding plant’ is the name we give to any plants that are used for a short-term display. Usually, we grow them for their colourand then, as soon as the flowers finish, we remove and discard them – even our bedding plants have...

“I came out confident to start my own business"

“I came out confident to start my own business"

Andrew Mero is a passionate, determined and adventurous architectural graduate who loves being outdoors and has a deep devotion to alpine architecture. He worked as a Building Contractor, a Property Developer, and a Property Manager, to name a few things until he became a Building Designer entrepreneur. He now happily runs his own studio in Mt Beauty and he employs two Wodonga TAFE...

Wodonga TAFE celebrates with three finalists in upcoming Victorian Training Awards

Wodonga TAFE celebrates with three finalists in upcoming Victorian Training Awards

Wodonga TAFE is celebrating finalist nominations in three categories at the 2018 Victorian Training Awards. Wodonga TAFE has been notified that it is a finalist for the 2018 Large Training Provider of the Year, together with teacher Sarah Whitling as a finalist for Teacher/Trainer of the Year, and student Christian Bashimbe a finalist for the Vocational Student of the Year.

Don't let the cold weather make your garden look dull!

Don't let the cold weather make your garden look dull!

The cold weather has certainly set in - but cold weather doesn’t necessarily mean a boring garden. If you’re lucky enough to have a Camellia sasanqua growing it should be thick with blooms, blooms that fall and carpet the ground with colourful petals. A well maintained, Camellia is enough to brighten even the coldest day.

Showcase on Creativity and Hospitality as VCAL students visit from CCW

Showcase on Creativity and Hospitality as VCAL students visit from CCW

Students from Catholic College Wodonga rose to the challenge when they visited Wodonga TAFE’s McKoy Street campus late in May, bringing their creative minds and keenness to imagine big and achieve great things as part of a one-day immersive experience in the Creative Industries, and also in Hospitality and Cookery. On campus for a full day of activities, the secondary college VCAL...

NAIDOC WEEK - Wodonga TAFE Event: 'Kookaburra Kalling', 10 July 2018, 11am-3pm

NAIDOC WEEK - Wodonga TAFE Event: 'Kookaburra Kalling', 10 July 2018, 11am-3pm

Wodonga TAFE, Eddie 'Kookaburra' Kneebone Art Gallery
87 McKoy Street, West Wodonga. 

Wodonga TAFE invites all members of the community to come along and celebrate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander history, culture and achievements; recognisingthe positive contribution Indigenous Australians make to our country and society.

Events students building their brand: professionals behind the scenes

Events students building their brand: professionals behind the scenes

When you recall events or functions that you’ve attended, you think of the many memories you have associated with that occasion. What you don’t give thought to or even notice are the professionals behind the scenes who put in the hard work to make the occasion stand out and run smoothly: professionals such as the caterers and events...

“They don’t know how much they will improve”

“They don’t know how much they will improve”

The logistics sector has come a long way in the past decades. Technology, globalisation and other factors have contributed to its accelerated evolution. In this industry, where delivering the right amount of product at the right time and place is crucial, the pace is almost as fast as its growth. Himi Patel knows it very well. “Time management...

First Superior Heavy Vehicle Licensing (SHVL) Program for women to be delivered by Wodonga TAFE’s Transport Division DECA

First Superior Heavy Vehicle Licensing (SHVL) Program for women to be delivered by Wodonga TAFE’s Transport Division DECA

Under a partnership initiative with Transport Women Australia Limited (TWAL) and Volvo Group Australia, Wodonga TAFE’s Transport Division DECA will deliver the first SHVL program for women. Women Driving Transport Careers was launched at the Transport Women Australia Conference held in Canberra on Friday 18 May, and will be offered in metropolitan Melbourne. This training is...

Wodonga TAFE wins major national Australian Defence Force training contract

Wodonga TAFE wins major national Australian Defence Force training contract

The Australian Defence Force (ADF) Army School of Electrical and Mechanical Engineering (ASEME) signed a five-year training contract with Wodonga Institute of TAFE that will see the TAFE, and its partners, deliver key technical trade training requirements for Defence personnel.

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