In the lead up to enrolments for semester one 2007, TAFE NSW – Western Institute is encouraging people who are currently in work to consider undertaking some training this year.
According to David Thomas, Relieving Institute Director, the Institute has around 500 courses available which are all intended to help people train for work, to get skills needed for their current work or to retrain for a different.position.
“Making a decision to take part in training is a decision to invest in you career,” he said.
“Many people who are currently employed would benefit from some extra training to help keep their skills and knowledge up-to-date or to have new skills to make them more capable, competitive and productive.”
Mr Thomas also said that in 2007 the Institute was placing a significant emphasis on recognising the current skills held by people in the workforce.
“Many people have been working for many years in an occupation and have a wealth of life experience and on-the-job learning but have not obtained formal qualifications to acknowledge their skills,” he said.
“Western Institute is offering these people the opportunity to have their existing skills and knowledge assessed to see if they are eligible for partial or complete recognition for a qualification.”
“For example, many people who been working as managers in the retail sector have found that they are eligible for recognition in the Certificate IV in Retail Management.”
He said that with the combination of previous learning, work experience and life experience many people will be able to obtain nationally recognised qualifications with less study time required.
Enrolments forsemesterone 2007 courses will be accepted on: Monday, 29th January 2007 and Tuesday, 30th January 2007 Enrolments will be taken from 1.00pm and campuses will remain open until 7.00pmon each day, or contact your local campus.