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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

Tourism course helps Britt start her own business

Growing up as a “Salamanca Market kid,” Britt Kronawitter has always understood how to showcase Tasmania to tourists. Working with her stepfather and other stallholders at the market were her first jobs and they put her in contact with many visitors to Tasmania. These early experiences sparked an interest in tourism which saw Britt gain …

Tourism course helps Britt start her own business

TasTAFE trained apprentice named Apprentice of the Year

Congratulations to TasTAFE-trained apprentice, Hayden Browne, who was named Apprentice of the Year at the Master Builders Tasmania Awards for Excellence 2018 in Hobart on 18 August. Hayden works at Stubbs Constructions and completed a Certificate III in Carpentry with the Construction North-West team at our Burnie campus. Hayden’s training assessor and TasTAFE teacher, Hayden …

TasTAFE trained apprentice named Apprentice of the Year

Young Carer Bursary applications now open

The Carers Australia Young Carers Bursary applications are now open. Each Bursary is $3,000 and can be spent on assistance with education and training. The bursary is open to students who: are currently studying or training, or will be in 2019 provide care and support to a family member or friend with an illness, disability, …

Young Carer Bursary applications now open

Hairdressing apprentices compete for Top Stylist Award

Around 55 TasTAFE hairdressing apprentices took part in the annual Top Stylist competition at TasTAFE’s Alanvale campus in Launceston on 1 August. The theme of this year’s competition was, ‘Trending 2018,’ focusing on natural styles and giving a number of classic styles from different decades a modern, 2018, twist. Students researched fashion forecasting for inspiration in …

Hairdressing apprentices compete for Top Stylist Award