TAFE Western Institute Director Kate Baxter has today revealed short courses focusing on the responsible service of alcohol and responsible conduct of gambling were among the most popular in Parkes in 2015.
Ms Baxter believes demand in both courses remains high because they delivered real-life employment opportunities and outcomes.
“These courses are designed to provide important skills and knowledge that are a necessity when working in the hospitality and gaming industries,” Ms Baxter said.
“Institute-wide both courses are very popular and this popularity reflects high industry demand in both areas.
“TAFE Western’s hands-on learning approach for these courses is extremely popular with our students.”
Top 10 TAFE Western courses in Parkes in 2015:
Ms Baxter said enrolments for 2016 at TAFE Western are now being accepted and changes to eligibility for Smart and Skilled will make it easier to access courses next year.
“In some instances training will be fee-free,” Ms Baxter said. “Changes to Smart and Skilled will provide easier and more affordable access to quality education and training options for thousands of people in the central west,” she said.
“For school leavers, people considering a new career or those simply needing to brush up on their skills, there’s never been a better time to consider TAFE.”