“TAFE NSW is the top training body in our state, and qualifications from TAFE NSW are a game changer for school leavers, job seekers, people looking to upskill and those wanting to start new businesses and careers,” Ms Saffin said.
“The Minns Labor Government is dedicated to rebuilding TAFE NSW – starting by supporting locals to take up training opportunities at their local campuses.
“In my electorate, TAFE campuses in Lismore, Wollongbar, Murwillumbah and Tenterfield are open for enrolments, as are nearby campuses outside my electorate in Ballina and Casino. The Lismore campus is temporarily located at Southern Cross University following the 2022 flood disaster and is fully operational.
“We’ve seen massive growth in demand across key industries, now is the time for locals to seize opportunities.”
Under the previous government 15 TAFE colleges were closed, TAFE enrolments fell by 150,000 and the number of people finishing an apprenticeship or traineeship halved.
The Minns Government by contrast is about rebuilding and supporting TAFE, its teachers, staff and students.
Minister for Skills, TAFE and Tertiary Education Tim Crakanthorp said the Minns Government was committed to helping every person in New South Wales build the skills they need in the modern economy.
“TAFE NSW has hundreds of courses to choose from across a range of modern industries to help you gain a nationally recognised qualification in your area of interest,” Minister Crakanthorp said.
“With Semester 2 about to commence, there’s never been a better time to discover the range of opportunities at your local TAFE NSW campus. This includes the different study options to suit your needs, such as online and face-to-face study.”
To browse courses in your area and their availability, please visit TAFE NSW.
Tuesday, 18 July 2023