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TasTAFE-trained cabinetmaker to represent Australia at world’s largest skills competition

A TasTAFE- trained cabinetmaker has been selected to represent Australia at the world’s largest skills competition, to be held in Kazan, Russia in August. Ulverstone’s Joshua Boon (pictured right) is one of 15 young Australians chosen as a WorldSkills Australia Skillaroo to compete against the best apprentices and trainees from around the world at the …

TasTAFE-trained cabinetmaker to represent Australia at world’s largest skills competition

ACS and TasTAFE launch Women in ICT Pathways Program

TasTAFE and the Australian Computer Society (ACS) have collaborated on a new pilot program to encourage more women in into Tasmania’s growing ICT industry. The Women in ICT Pathways Program is a 24-month pilot program supporting 36 students with training, mentoring and work placement. It was launched today by Minister for Science and Technology, Michael …

ACS and TasTAFE launch Women in ICT Pathways Program

Scholarships recognise contribution to Tasmania’s metals industry

Two stalwarts of Tasmania’s metals industry are being recognised for their commitment to apprentice training with a new scholarship named in their honour. The RH Purden and NP Saunders – Metal Industry Tasmania Scholarship will provide three $500 scholarships (one in each region of Tasmania) to TasTAFE apprentices studying Certificate III in Engineering – Mechanical …

Scholarships recognise contribution to Tasmania’s metals industry

Burnie City Council Education Bursary

Do you need assistance with study costs?   The Burnie City Council Education Bursary program will award $250 to a Burnie resident who is studying at our Burnie campus. Applicants must meet the below eligibility criteria: Live in the Burnie municipality Be enrolled at TasTAFE in 2019 Undertaking a full-time or part-time qualification (short courses and …

Burnie City Council Education Bursary

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

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