“I believe being a finalist is very much recognition of our flexibility in how we deliver our courses and the quality of the training we provide our students through our teachers’ industry experience and expertise,”
“TAFE NSW are huge supporters of the R U OK? ethos and we constantly encourage our students, teachers and the Dubbo community to check-in on their family, friends and colleagues. We offer quality support through a number of vital support services including counsellors and Aboriginal and Disability support staff."
“The main purpose of this study is for self-betterment. I feel the TAFE courses are much more realistic, more affordable and much easier to access than university. They allow me to work and train at the same time.”
“The trip was excellent – not only was it very enjoyable, we really felt we achieved a lot and built an even better relationship with Centurion University that will benefit students in India and Australia."
“We’ve really made steady progress both internally and externally in terms of reconciliation. We’re working closer with Aboriginal communities, delivering training that’s suited to Aboriginal learners and making a positive change in our own employment programs.”
The Indigenous Police Recruitment Our Way Delivery (IPROWD) Program has received further acclaim, winning a prestigious Australian Human Resource Institute (AHRI) award at a special ceremony in Melbourne.
“This is a very important opportunity for TAFE Western to pay tribute to some of our most talented, dedicated and hard-working Aboriginal students at a special combined graduation ceremony where we will hear from the students and their amazing education journeys so far,”
“So far we have done around 20 tours, we’re having great fun doing it and the feedback we have received from people has been really positive – they’ve really enjoyed the tours.”
“The students were able to work alongside celebrity chef Mark The Black Olive, Josh Whiteland from Koomal Dreaming and an amazing network of support chefs and teachers who were on hand to guide and nurture them,”
“The aim of the project was to teach the students about sustainability, aesthetics, creativity and using recycled materials and accessing cheap (or free) materials and giving these materials a new life,”
“We want to experience life-changing situations and be recognised in the hospitality world for promoting our native foods and flavours along with successful people like The Black Olive."
“Since completing their initial Certificate II, the students have each earned an apprenticeship and the opportunity to work on the Guanna Hill project. Since mid-August they have shown outstanding work skills, a hard work ethic and a commitment to learning and improving their skillset.”
“I will deeply miss the teachers at TAFE Western – they were there when I needed them and went above and beyond to give me the help I needed to get through the course."
“Both our organisations face similar challenges in delivering skills training to Indigenous learners and this exchange initiative is a way of combining our expertise so we both continue to grow and succeed in this critical area of education."
“This is a life-changing opportunity for these seven ladies to get to attend Kambarang, where they will get to practise and explore Aboriginal bush foods and flavours with some of the best Aboriginal chefs in the world,”