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Early love of bricklaying inspires Chelsea’s career choice

Bricklayer Chelsea Whelan has some advice for women thinking of working in a traditional trade – “just do it.” Chelsea is Tasmania’s first female bricklaying apprentice – a title which the laid back 20-year-old sees as no big deal. With a family background in the trade, Chelsea says she grew up tagging along to job …

Early love of bricklaying inspires Chelsea’s career choice

Some of Tasmania’s best young butchers do battle in World Butchers’ Challenge state finals

On February 21, Drysdale Butchery hosted the Tasmanian finals of the World Butchers’ Challenge at the butchery training room at the Hobart Showgrounds. Competitors were given a rump on the bone, a forequarter of lamb and a loin of pork and had to transform them into a range of value-added retail meat products within a three …

Some of Tasmania’s best young butchers do battle in World Butchers’ Challenge state finals

Soroptimist International of Devonport and TasTAFE are offering three $500 scholarships

Soroptimist International of Devonport and TasTAFE are providing three $500 scholarships to female students currently studying at the Devonport Campus. The recipients must be able to demonstrate a determination to succeed in their studies. The scholarships may be used to support the cost of the course, text books/materials or subscriptions/memberships. Application forms are available on campus …

Soroptimist International of Devonport and TasTAFE are offering three $500 scholarships

Tasmania’s AIDN Network Young Achiever of the Year

Success continues for TasTAFE trained 2018 School-based Apprentice of the Year, Bronte Richardson, who has been named Tasmania’s AIDN Network Young Achiever of the Year. Bronte is currently studying Certificate III in Engineering – Technical and enjoying the opportunities the industry offers. Speaking of her award, Bronte said “I’m about complete my Certificate III with …

Tasmania’s AIDN Network Young Achiever of the Year

Wool Classer Scholarship 2019

As a show of commitment to the sustainability of the Tasmanian wool industry, and to acknowledge the integral role that wool classers play in preparing Tasmania’s wool clip to the highest standard, Wool Solutions and ORTOVOX are offering a Wool Classer Scholarship in 2019. The scholarship recipient will receive reimbursement of their annual tuition fees …

Wool Classer Scholarship 2019

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