Successful collaboration on a number of unique recent international projects has laid the foundation for an exciting new partnership between TAFE Western and one of China’s most highly regarded education providers, Shanghai AXGZ Education Training Co. Ltd.
A thrilled TAFE Western Institute Director Kate Baxter on Friday joined Shanghai AXGZ Education Training Co. Ltd Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Lawrence Feng in signing a Cooperation Agreement, signaling both organisation’s intentions to work together in the future.
“Shanghai AXGZ Education Training Co. Ltd recently invited TAFE Western Teacher Susan Bird to China to present a five-day Early Childhood Education and Care (Babies and Toddlers) masterclass to industry experts and officials from the Shanghai Early Childhood Commission and the Shanghai Maternal and Infant Integrity Union,” Ms Baxter said.
“This masterclass was so well received in China it has formed the basis of what we hope will be a close, long-term partnership that will integrate advantageous learning resources in both Australia and China.”
Ms Baxter said the organisations were now working closely together to establish the Australian Early Childhood Education Project, which will see TAFE Western deliver a number of short-term early childhood education training courses in China.
“It is anticipated that training courses will cover topics such as children’s development, play experiences for children, sustainable practices in early childhood and music and movement,” Ms Baxter said.
At the Cooperation Agreement signing in Orange Mr Feng said, “AXGZ looks forward to working with TAFE Western to deliver training in this important area for Chinese early childhood workers and Chinese parents,” he said.
It’s anticipated TAFE Western will deliver another masterclass in Shanghai in late September, with a follow-up masterclass to be held in November.
For more information about TAFE Western’s Early Childhood courses and international partnerships, please visit www.tafewestern.edu.au