TAFE Colleges accept enrolments for most courses at the beginning in of each semester. However, some of the more popular courses require an application process - which opens in August and closes on October 30th.
In TAFE Western there are 31 courses planned for 2010 that require early applications. Late applications for these courses can be considered up to the TAFE Enrolment day in late January 2010, however priority will be given to the people who submit applications before October 30.
TAFE Western Institute Director, Adrian Mitchell said that students contemplating a TAFE course in 2010 should look at the TAFE Western website to check if any of the courses they are interested in require an early application. They can also phone 131 601 if they prefer.
"In fact I urge everyone in the community to look at the TAFE Western website - people are not always aware of the changes and improvements being made in our courses and colleges.
"TAFE Western is constantly evolving - there are new courses, new teaching facilities and new opportunities for people."
"We believe training should be aligned to job opportunities and community needs and it should empower people to achieve their aspirations.
"The global financial crisis seems to be easing, and although not all the communities in Western NSW have been affected to the same extent there does seem to have been some impact on jobs. In this situation we advise people to do everything they can to ensure they have current and relevant qualifications to be competitive in the jobs market.
"I am confident that TAFE provides the best pathways to relevant qualifications for most people, with combinations of face to face teaching, e-learning, block release training and workplace training and assessment. People with relevant work and life experiences can also speed up the time needed to gain qualifications by recognition for prior learning.
"TAFE also supports students with its extensive communications network, libraries and personalised services such as career counselling and disability support," Mr Mitchell said.