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Drysdale student wins Women in Tourism Scholarship

Undertaking a Hospitality qualification at Drysdale has opened Amity Ellis’ eyes to the opportunities that the industry has to offer and helped win her a Women in Tourism scholarship Amity (pictured second from left) was recently awarded the Women in Tourism Tasmania Northern Branch Scholarship, 2019. Amity says she is excited to win the scholarship and …

Drysdale student wins Women in Tourism Scholarship

TasTAFE provides skills that can be used anywhere

From the mountains of Tasmania’s West Coast to TasTAFE’s Construction workshops – 2018 was a time of change for Brendan Sargent. Brendan, 31 was a geologist, and spent the last few years driving in and out of the West Coast for work, until he started looking for something different, and began a Certificate II in Construction …

TasTAFE provides skills that can be used anywhere

TasTAFE enjoys success at Tasmania’s peak creative industry awards

TasTAFE has again enjoyed success at Tasmania’s peak creative industry awards – The Diemen Awards. Held at the Long Gallery, Salamanca, the 2018 awards night celebrated the best in commercial creativity in Tasmania.  TasTAFE was well represented, taking out the prestigious Grand Diemen for Design Student of the Year which was awarded to Broden Polley, …

TasTAFE enjoys success at Tasmania’s peak creative industry awards

Scholarships assist tourism and hospitality professionals to share their skills

Drysdale Scholarships assist tourism and hospitality professionals to share their skills Tourism and hospitality professionals will be trained to share their skills with others in the industry as part of a new Drysdale Centre of Excellence scholarship program. Eleven industry experts have been awarded the inaugural Industry Trainer Scholarships to give them the formal qualifications …

Scholarships assist tourism and hospitality professionals to share their skills

TasTAFE apprentices win Australasian Plastering competition

Two TasTAFE trained plastering apprentices have won an Australasian plastering competition. On 31 October, Mitchell Stephan and William Browne won the Association of Wall and Ceiling Industries (AWCI) Australia and New Zealand 2018 Apprentice Skills Challenge held in Perth, WA. It is the seventh time in the past eight years that Tasmanian plastering apprentices trained …

TasTAFE apprentices win Australasian Plastering competition

TasTAFE wins WorkSafe Award

TasTAFE has been recognised for its work in improving rehabilitation and return to work for its staff with a 2018 WorkSafe Award. On 22 October, TasTAFE won the category for Excellence in continuous improvement of rehabilitation and return to work through the implementation of an effective injury management system, at the annual awards in Hobart. …

TasTAFE wins WorkSafe Award

Automotive refinishing apprentice wins international competition

A TasTAFE-trained automotive refinishing apprentice has won an international colour-matching competition. Jess Purton, who works at Finns Bodyworks in Launceston, won the 2018 PPG International Colour Matching Competition, held in Brisbane on October 12. It is the fourth time since 2006 that a TasTAFE-trained apprentice has won this competition with all of the four winners …

Automotive refinishing apprentice wins international competition

Career change decision pays off for TasTAFE’s top automotive apprentice

A decision to give up his job to become an apprentice again has paid off for Gareth McCarthy who was recently named TasTAFE’s top automotive apprentice. Gareth won the TACC Automotive Mechanical Trades Apprentice of the Year award at TasTAFE’s Automotive and MotorBody State-wide Awards held in Launceston recently. The award was validation that he …

Career change decision pays off for TasTAFE’s top automotive apprentice

TasTAFE and University work together to improve education opportunities

The heads of TasTAFE and the University of Tasmania yesterday joined the Minister for Education and Training, Jeremy Rockliff, at TasTAFE to announce a range of cooperative measures to deliver better educational outcomes in the State. University Vice-Chancellor, Professor Rufus Black, said the measures include one “front door” for Tasmanians in regional and rural areas, and clearer pathways for …

TasTAFE and University work together to improve education opportunities

TasTAFE enjoys success at Tasmanian Training Awards

TasTAFE-trained cookery apprentice, Harry Cuthbertson (pictured), was one of five TasTAFE-trained students to win awards at the Tasmanian Training Awards on September 7. Harry did his apprenticeship at The Chapel in Burnie and undertook a  Certificate III in Commercial Cookery at Drysdale Devonport. As pastor of a local church, Harry hopes to bring his two careers …

TasTAFE enjoys success at Tasmanian Training Awards