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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.
Local student Agnes McAuliffe reflects on the opportunities that arose for her after completing a short course in basic welding.
Zac Hayes, and his business HA Accounting were announced as the Award winner for ‘Start-up Firm of the Year’ in the 2019 Australian Accounting Awards.
Wodonga TAFE celebrated the end of Education Week by welcoming a large number of New South Wales secondary school students on campus for its second School Experience Day for 2019.
Five well-renowned professionals from the Cookery industry will share their skills and knowledge with students in a series of Masterclasses this week at Wodonga TAFE, from Monday 27 May to Friday 31 May 2019
Embarking on a career in fitness can do more for you than simply becoming a personal trainer. Take your skills to the next level and become a freelancer who can work anywhere in the world!
VCAL students were given the opportunity to participate in practice panel interviews at TAFE recently. These interviews were set up with three 'interviewers' who asked them a series of questions, to help them build confidence and skills that will assist their future job seeking efforts.
Kids on Campus have had a big and exciting week. Being awarded a grant from Woolworths and Landcare for their new sustainability policy, while also hosting their very first open day this Saturday 18 May!
Wodonga TAFE joined forces with local community groups to assist with the creation of the Burraja Bush Tucker Garden.
On Wednesday 8 May, Wodonga TAFE will be hosting the Disability Jobs Fair for National Disability Services (NDS). This event is part of a project funded by the Department of Education and Training and aims to promote regional employment in the disability sector.
What you can do to get yourself out of the physical aspect of your work and move into becoming a leader of the next generation of professionals in your industry.
Liam Shay shares his experience of starting at Wodonga TAFE as a student, becoming a staff member of TAFE and the opportunities that have since lead him to now be working towards a Masters Degree at University.
Wodonga TAFE joins forces with heavy transport companies to offer training opportunities for women embarking on truck driving careers.
Wodonga TAFE recently welcomed Rick Kaiser to the Industry, Skills and Trade department. Rick brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the team and has been able to pass on worldwide knowledge and skills to our students.
Two Wodonga TAFE students were presented with Excellence Awards at La Trobe University Albury Wodonga's graduation ceremony. Both students participated in transitional courses of which begin at TAFE and can lead directly into University.
Each year Wodonga TAFE hosts a Knowledge Share event for all staff to participate in skill building workshops for professional development. This year was capped off with African Drumming and a Reward and Recognition celebration.
Minister for Training and Skills, Gayle Tierney, visited Wodonga TAFE to announce results from the Free TAFE initiative
Student led clinic for massage students at Wodonga TAFE gives them the opportunity to practice real world business skills during their studies.
Secondary School students have the opportunity to visit Wodonga TAFE and engage in a variety of activities related to training in particular industries. This program runs once per Term and is a truly fun and engaging day.
Wodonga TAFE’s Community Services and Health ‘Class of 2018’ celebrated their graduation earlier this week, at The Cube Wodonga.
Wodonga TAFE’s new mobile training kitchen has arrived and was launched in Tallangatta on Friday 22 March 2019.
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.
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.
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.
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’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.
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'.
Professionals from industry shared their expertise recently with students commencing in the Certificate IV in Community Services.
Wodonga TAFE has acquired two brand new, industry standard cranes to create more opportunities for relevant training in future.
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.
Wodonga TAFE entered a team to participate in the Big Splash to show support and raise much needed funds for mental health awareness.
Wodonga TAFE student, Sheldon Smith, has been honoured with the award for Wodonga’s Young Citizen of the year 2019 by Wodonga Council.
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.
Poppy the Therapy Dog was a special visitor to the classroom recently for our students in the Certificate I in Work Education.
Wodonga TAFE offers a large variety of support and learner services for enrolled students to help with their study success.
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.
Wodonga TAFE welcomes Alumni, Chris Rissmann, as the newest educator to join the team at Motorsports.
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.
Ex Wodonga TAFE student, and NEIS grad, Zac Hayes, celebrates a win in prestigious business awards with his accounting firm.
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.
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.
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.
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.
If you’re kicking around your options for uni or further study, or looking for work instead of more study right now, our careers counsellors offer free and impartial advice that can help get you sorted.
They can help you plan your career pathway. And if you need further support, then our qualified counsellors are available to talk to… no decision making necessary....
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...
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’...
Our Agriculture and Horticulture team are excited and raring to go for the 2019 year with the arrival of some new machinery!
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!
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.
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 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...
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.
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…”
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...
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,...
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...
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.
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...
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 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...
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,...
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...
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...
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,...
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...
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...
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.
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.
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 is very proud to announce its selection as a finalist for ‘Australian Large Training Provider of the Year’ for 2018.
High school students from across our region attend a full day of real-life training experiences at Wodonga TAFE.
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 are beautiful, low maintenance plants that are special because they flower in winter when very little else is happening in the garden.
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...
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...
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.
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.
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.
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 (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.
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!
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.
Educators in the Early Childhood sector have an important role in helping children discover that fun and education go hand in hand!
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...
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
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...
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...
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.
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...
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 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.
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