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Student Voice

  • Good News Stories to come from TAFE and New Year Resolutions

    by Tess Kidman | Nov 04, 2011

    Hi Everyone!

    Its nearly that time of year for TAFE to end, holidays to start and New Year Resolutions!

    So have you decided on your 2012 'must do?' is it to study a new course at TAFE, a short course maybe to help you get that edge in your current workplace? Have you decided you don't really love the career you in at the moment? Want a massive change ? Well you know where to find that inspiration... at the TAFESA website   check it out today to find your pathway to your dream. Why don't you also comment here on what you want to study for the coming year!

    Talking of dreams we all know the channel 10 popular program MasterChef Australia, well from 55,  24 TAFE students were selected to audtion for the 2012 show at the John Reynell Resturant. Over the course of one day, the Noarlunga TAFE Campus hosted a Channel 10 production crew. So all the best to all the TAFE students, and looking at the history of the show winners quite a few have been South Australian.

    Another good news story to come out of TAFE in recent months is the TAFE Fashion Parades. Held during the Adelaide Fashion Festival TAFE hosted their parades at Prince Alfred College, and what a success they were with all shows very well attended! These parades allowed students to show off their own 6 piece collections to the South Australian public. And they did not disappoint! From elegant wedding dresses to the models wearing art!

    Learning a language is not always an easy and exciting as it sounds [Trust me I am trying to learn one at the moment] but an Adelaide TAFE lecturer has made it more fun for this class.  Renato Di Stefano is a language lecturer of Italian that is making studying a language more fun and tasty than usual. Recently he took his class down to Phil Hoffmann Travel and taught his students how to make traditional Italian pasta! It was an enjoyable experince for all students and not to meation our hand made pasta was also delicious! How do I know? I am learning Italian with Renato! Another element to come out of this cooking class is one student has actually gained  employment at Phil Hoffmann  through meeting Alison Hoffmann at this cooking class and finishing her Cert III in Tourism.

    So as you can see there are always wonderful and exciting things happening at TAFESA so you dont you get in on the action?

    Tess Kidman


    by Tess Kidman | Aug 19, 2011

    Are you facing cross roads in your life, feeling like a career change are you a  student that thinks Uni  is not for you?

    Well here is the answer..... get yourself to TAFE SA OPEN DAY this Sunday at the Adelaide City Campus [120 Currie Street Adelaide] this Sunday!! This open day allows you to to find out all the information about the courses offered at TAFE, from Events Management to Hair and Beauty to Food and Wine and Arts and Design. Plus.. many many  more exciting courses!!! You will be sure to find the course at Tafe that you are looking for! The Open Day [THIS SUNDAY!!!] starts from 10am-4pm.

    Not only will you be able to talk to the actual lecturers that teach the courses you are looking into at the City Campus you can make your own lollies, snap up a piece of orginal fashion at the Fashion Sale, fitness testing and you can also see if you have what it takes to be a jockey.

    But at the Arts Centre[39 Light Square Adelaide] there is a whole other range of activites that you can also partake in as well as talking to lecturers. The activites taking place at the Arts campus include a live band, make your own keyring or pendant and art work sale and of course campus tours.

    For further information about the Open Day please see the TAFE SA website

    This is a day not to be missed so what are you waiting for?? See you Sunday!!



  • Welcome to the new Student Voice blog!

    by Tess Kidman | Aug 02, 2011

    Hi everyone my name is Tess Kidman and I am the Student Representative for TAFESA.

    First I'll tell you some things about me I study an Advanced Diploma of Events Management at Adelaide City Campus. This is my third term of study and I have to say even though at the start of the year I found TAFE quite daunting, it is now going very well. I have made great friends in my class and actually get along with my lecturers.

    While starting TAFE was daunting enough I also had to adjust to moving to Adelaide from a small country town four hours away. The move to Adelaide was not enjoyable; there were a lot of cases that I had to lug up stairs! However, I have discovered Adelaide is not a bad place to live, not to mention that I can go shopping on a Sunday!

    Now to the point of this blog. As it is a Student Voice Blog you guys can post comments to me about TAFE. So what you like about TAFE, don’t like and idea's for TAFE. So when you give feedback [And I hope you will!]  I will then pass these ideas’s etc onto the Institute Council of TAFESA. The Council basically is a group of people that make decisions about TAFE and how it is run.

    Now as I have said above I only study at the City campus, so I have no idea what issues you may be facing at other campuses. So if you have an issue or ideas please leave your comments here. If you do not leave feedback nothing may be done about it.

    So the rest is up to you! I will be regularly updating this blog to let you know what exciting events are coming up for TAFE students. And don’t worry if you aren't a TAFE student but are thinking about taking a course I will keep you informed about TAFE Open Day and short courses as well as courses that still have positions available.