TAFE NSW is excited to be able to offer our students an enhanced learning experience by providing a program which offers industry-specific study in an international setting. The relationships established between TAFE NSW and our partners in China and India have allowed us to enhance our offerings through the addition of the TAFE NSW Outbound Mobility Program (OMP) to our program structure.
In 2017, five programs are being offered across the Nursing, Welfare, Children’s Services and Business Management, Aboriginal and Community Services sectors. To support our students, TAFE NSW has secured Federal Government funding through the Australian Government Endeavour Grants Scheme of $2,000 per person towards the cost of travel, accommodation and language studies for 50 places. Successful participants will have the opportunity to travel to China and India with a group of other students and a TAFE Western teacher, and be immersed in a completely different learning environment and culture for a period of approximately two weeks. The OMP is designed to be a safe, unique study experience for students to earn credit towards their studies.
The Outbound Mobility Program (OMP) provides:
Program Student Contribution Fee (PSCF) Your student contribution is $1,850
What is included? Flights, visa, accommodation, insurance, in-country transport, cultural activitites, resources and uniforms
Whas is not included? Passport fee, meals, other sightseeing, souvenirs, shopping and personal expenses
Listen to the great experience that our 2015 Outbound Mobilty Students had, when visiting Wuxi International Child Care.
Read more about features of the program, eligibility and program student contribution fee.
To participate in TAFE NSW international study experience, you need to:
Note: Business (BSB42015, BSB51915) and Nursing (HLT51612, HLT61107) are closed for 2017.
Applications for each program are open at specific times of the year, depending on travel dates. Students should keep themselves informed by regularly checking the TAFE NSW international website for information and/or by speaking to their teacher.
Applications are submitted online and usually take 2 weeks to assess, after which, students undertake a 5-10 minute phone or face-to-face interview to determine the successful cohort. Those students that are lucky enough to be offered a position in one of the Programs are then notified, and the briefing process begins. Successful applicants must also pay a deposit as part of their Program Student Contribution Fee (PSCF) to secure their spot.
Applications are currently open for:
The Program Coordinator, our International Projects Officer, also engages the Aboriginal Education and Training Unit (AETU) to guide you on your OMP journey. You have access to a counsellor Rachael Buckerfield PH 6391 5696 firstname.lastname@example.org to assist you before, during and after your experience.
Regardless of whether you are travelling for the first time or not, TAFE NSW provides all participants undertaking the OMP with a number of support services before, during and after the Program to help you cope with the complexities of traveling overseas. A number of briefings are held in the lead up to departure to answer any questions and keep participants up to date on study requirements, cultural activities, and expectations. The Program Coordinator, our International Projects Officer, also engages TAFE Western support staff including counsellors and the Aboriginal Education and Training Unit (AETU) to guide you on your OMP journey. Participants also receive a travel pack which includes the OMP Student Handbook containing tips and hints on how to get the most out of your international study experience.
A new aspect of the OMP in 2016 is the introduction of intensive language and cultural support in the form of classes, online study and resources for participants. TAFE NSW is implementing this additional support strategy to make it easier for you to enjoy your overseas experience.
To really gain a feel for what the Outbound Mobility Program can do for you, watch the OMP video from a group of Children’s Services students who spent two weeks in Wuxi, China in 2015.
For more information about the Outbound Mobility Program please contact:
International Projects Officer
P +612 6393 5913