A senior manager of India-based Gram Tarang Employability Training Services has described a special TAFE NSW study tour of the Central West as a “mind-blowing experience that will help improve training techniques in India”.
Senior Manager for Skills, Hospitality and Differently Abled Students, Shreejaya Satapathy, spent seven days learning Australian education delivery best practices from TAFE NSW senior staff and teachers in Orange, Forbes and Dubbo.
“To say that this was an amazing learning opportunity would be an understatement,” Ms Satapathy said. “Educational delivery in Australia and India has some similarities, but there are some really important areas where training delivery in Australia is much better.
“I was very impressed with how TAFE NSW uses technology to stay connected with students in remote locations – mobile training is not common in India.
“The counselling services that are available to TAFE NSW students is revolutionary compared to the services offered in India, and I love the fact that the training in hospitality is so hands-on – to have a real-life, working restaurant where students get to practice their skills with paying customers is amazing.
“The focus TAFE NSW puts on delivering quality training is exceptional. I had a wonderful time in Australia, but I’m equally excited to go back to India to share what I have learnt and implement some changes that will benefit the learning of our students.”
TAFE NSW Regional General Manager Kate Baxter said, “Shreejaya spent time working with TAFE NSW hospitality and Aboriginal engagement staff in Orange, leadership and management students and staff in Forbes, and construction and Aboriginal learning students and staff in Dubbo,” she said.
“As Australia’s leading provider of training, it was a great opportunity for TAFE NSW to showcase our world-class teaching methods and facilities to Shreejaya, while at the same time continue to build on our exciting international partnerships that continue to benefit our students and staff.
“Further proof of this mutually beneficial partnership is the fact that Gram Tarang Employability Training Services will help host nine Central West TAFE NSW students in India in November, where they will enjoy a once-in-a-lifetime learning experience focussing on engaging Indigenous and disadvantaged youth and community services.”
For more information about the range of international opportunities available at TAFE NSW, visit https://www.tafensw.edu.au/international or phone 131 601.