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Painting and decorating apprentices compete in WorldSkills competitions

WorldSkills Competitions provide a great opportunity for our apprentices to test their skills against others in the industry. We recently welcomed six of Tasmania’s best painting and decorating apprentices to our Clarence Campus for the WorldSkills Australia regional competitions. The Certificate III in Painting and Decorating apprentices were from local painting businesses and undertaking training …

Painting and decorating apprentices compete in WorldSkills competitions

TasTAFE arboriculture students work with trees planted by convicts at Port Arthur

Apprentices and industry professionals in Tasmania’s growing arboriculture industry are this week getting a unique opportunity to work with heritage trees planted by convicts at the Port Arthur historic site. In partnership with the Port Arthur Historic Site Management Authority (PAHSMA), TasTAFE is delivering a five-day block of arboriculture training at the site, with participants …

TasTAFE arboriculture students work with trees planted by convicts at Port Arthur

Metals scholarships support TasTAFE apprentices to pursue their training and career goals

Three young TasTAFE Metals apprentices have won $500 scholarships to help them pursue their passion for the industry. Metal Industries Association of Tasmania past president, Bob Gozzi , recently presented Jack Woodward, Ryan Tatnell and Roydon Featherstone with RH Purden and NP Saunders – Metal Industry Tasmania Scholarships. The scholarships honour Robert (Bob) Purden, owner …

Metals scholarships support TasTAFE apprentices to pursue their training and career goals

TasTAFE celebrates success at Tasmanian Training Awards

A mature-aged TasTAFE Electrotechnology apprentice was named Apprentice of the Year at the 2019 Tasmanian Training Awards on Friday (6 September). Devonport’s Marek Porter, who is employed by NECA Education and Careers at host employer, RBD Electrical and Instrumentation, won the prestigious award, while Drysdale Butchery teacher, Darren Scott was named VET Teacher/Trainer of the …

TasTAFE celebrates success at Tasmanian Training Awards

TasTAFE-trained cabinetmaker Josh Boon excels at WorldSkills International Championships

Congratulations to TasTAFE-trained Cabinetmaker, Josh Boon, who excelled at the 45th WorldSkills International Championships in Russia. Josh finished sixth in the world in a field of 35 in the Cabinetmaking section of the competition. To add to the excitement, while in the midst of representing Australia at the competitions, Josh became a father for the …

TasTAFE-trained cabinetmaker Josh Boon excels at WorldSkills International Championships

Year 9 students get a taste of future careers

More than 750 Year 9 students got a taste of future career options on Friday (9 August) when we hosted Creating My Career at TasTAFE’s Clarence Campus. Our teachers, plus teachers from the University of Tasmania and industry representatives shared their skills and knowledge across 17 cluster areas including construction, hair and beauty, IT,  engineering, early …

Year 9 students get a taste of future careers

Cabinetmakers with a TasTAFE connection gearing up for WorldSkills International Competition

Two cabinetmakers with a TasTAFE connection are gearing up to  represent Australia at the world’s largest skills competition. in Russia later this month Ulverstone Cabinetmaker, Joshua Boon, and his training manager, TasTAFE teacher, Jai Maluga, have built 20 test projects, each taking 22 hours to complete over 80 days, to prepare for the 45th WorldSkills International …

Cabinetmakers with a TasTAFE connection gearing up for WorldSkills International Competition

Partnership gives migrant students a taste of the trades

Students from TasTAFE’s Young Migrant Education Program have had a taste of what it takes to be a tradie this week thanks to a partnership between two TasTAFE teams. The Construction and Allied Trades and English Languages Services teams worked together to organise a trades taster for migrant students at our Clarence Campus workshops. The …

Partnership gives migrant students a taste of the trades

Partnership with TMEC provides specialised training for metals teachers

Eight TasTAFE Metals teachers recently had the opportunity undergo training in specialised welding techniques as part of a partnership between the Tasmanian Minerals, Manufacturing and Energy Council (TMEC) and TasTAFE. The training, conducted by Weld Australia at TMEC’s Advanced Welder Centre in Burnie, focused on welding according to the latest industry standards and installation and …

Partnership with TMEC provides specialised training for metals teachers

TasTAFE-trained glazier named AWA-AGGA Tasmanian Apprentice of the Year.

Congratulations to TasTAFE-trained glazier, Dylan Johnson who has been named the Australian Window Association and Australian Glass and Glazing Association’s 2019 Tasmanian Apprentice of the Year. Dylan completed his Certificate III in Glass and Glazing at TasTAFE with teachers Colin Lush and Scott Luttrell, who nominated him for the award in conjunction with his employer, …

TasTAFE-trained glazier named AWA-AGGA Tasmanian Apprentice of the Year.