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Students in Work Education explore different training areas and course options

Thursday, 23 June 2022

This term the students completing Certificate I in Transition Education have been researching different training areas.

The students looked at the different words that are used for course areas, such as Horticulture instead of Gardening, and Hospitality instead of Cooking. 

They then researched online to see what courses are available at Wodonga TAFE and Albury TAFE NSW, as well as some private training providers, before voting on what areas they wanted to explore in depth. From this, the students visited a range of teaching departments here at TAFE where teachers shared their expertise and knowledge.

  • Horticulture: Students had a session with Kevin, a horticulturalist, to ask questions and also had a tour of the machinery shed and nursery. They used the gardening tools to plant out an entire garden bed. 
  • Sound Production: Students found out about courses, different sound jobs, equipment, and free editing software. They then headed to the sound studio where Tim showed them how to use the equipment to record voiceover tracks and sound effects for a movie preview.   
  • Hospitality: Belinda talked to the students about different courses in the hospitality area and what it is like to work in the industry. Students and teachers enjoyed a tour around the restaurant, bar, kitchen, bakery and coffee lab, and saw students cooking. The cookery students gave the Work Education a taste their dishes, and then it was time for the Work Education students to make their own hedgehog slice! 
  • Photography: Professional photographer, Tania, told us about her 38 years working in different kinds of photography. The Work Education students learned about where you can get different levels of training and had a tour of the photography studio. Students then took turns using the professional camera, backdrop, and flash umbrella to take their portraits. Even ‘Chalky the dog’ had a portrait taken. Tania also showed the students how to edit photos, and turned Kaleb into ‘King Kaleb’. 

Certificate I in Transition Education provides an introduction to adult learning, and is specifically designed for learners with evidence of a permanent cognitive impairment or intellectual disability. The focus is on supporting learners to investigate opportunities for active community participation and to develop self-confidence and skills for independent living. This course assists learners to develop life skills and supports self development so they can explore suitable future options such as employment, further study or community participation. Click here to find out more about the Certificate I in Transition Education and other Access Education courses.  


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