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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,...

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.

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