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Course Guide 2018 - swtafe.edu.au - South West TAFE
WELCOME to
South West TAFE!
With so many courses on offer,
there’s no better place to start,
change or enhance your
career than right here.

                                    4    The benefits of TAFE
                                    7    Where can our qualifications take you?
                                    8    Student Support Services
                                    9    Apprenticeships + Traineeships
                                    10   Agriculture, Conservation + Horticulture
                                    13   Arts
                                    14   Building + Construction
                                    16   Business + Finance
                                    18   Education + Training
                                    24   Food + Hospitality
                                    26   Hair, Beauty + Massage
                                    24   Maritime
                                    30   Nursing, Health +
                                         Community Services
                                    32   Tourism
                                    34   Trades
                                    38   IT + Telecommunications
                                    39   Short Courses
                                    40   Disability Transition Programs
                                    42   South West Skills & Jobs Centre
                                    44   Scholarships + Awards
                                    46   How to Apply
                                    48   Campus Locations

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Take a look at the
    There are loads of benefits that you probably aren’t
    aware of – here are some facts to factor in!

                                                                                                       88.6%

                                                                                                      69.0%

      TAFE                                 TAFE students                      TAFE students
      students can                         can access                         can get employed
      earn more                            more jobs                          sooner
    • If you have a certificate or       • 9 of the top 10 occupations       • 88.6 per cent of SWTAFE
      diploma from TAFE, you               predicted to have the most job      students, compared to an
      could start your career with         growth in the next five years       average of 70 per cent of
      a full time wage of $56,000          are in TAFE trained jobs.           university graduates were
      compared with $54,000 if you                                             employed after training.
      have a bachelor degree from        • During 2015–16, the biggest
      university.                          work shortages were in            • More than 90 per cent of trade
                                           technical and trade areas.          apprentices have jobs after
    • If you have no formal                                                    finishing training.
      qualifications you could expect    • More than one third of job
      to earn hundreds of dollars less     vacancies in the construction,
      each week than those with two        food production and
      or more qualifications.              automotive trades went unfilled
                                           in 2015-16.

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benefits of TAFE

 TAFE students                                   TAFE                                              TAFE can be
 can have less                                   graduates are                                     your first step
 debt                                            ready to go                                       to university
• University graduates can have               • You can gain practical ‘real-life’              • You may use your TAFE
  up to 4 times more debt than                  skills at TAFE so you are totally                 qualifications to gain credits
  TAFE graduates after finishing                job-ready when you graduate.                      for future study at university
  study.                                                                                          – reducing the length of your
                                              • Courses at TAFE are designed                      university course, and saving
• Government subsidised places                  to replicate actual work                          money along the way.
  are now available at South West               situations and are structured
  TAFE for 2018 courses, greatly                around what employers are                       • You can progress from a
  reducing the cost of study.                   looking for.                                      certificate to a diploma at TAFE,
                                                                                                  then to a bachelor degree at
                                              • Teachers have extensive                           university.
                                                industry experience and
                                                strong connections with those
                                                industries.

              Sources: Graduate Careers Australia, National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER)*,
              Skilling Australia Foundation, McCrindle Research, Australian Federal Government.
              * 2016 Student Outcomes Report NCVER

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WE WILL GIVE YOU A
    LEARNING EXPERIENCE
    TO MATCH YOUR GOALS
                                                                                               AFTER SECONDARY
     WHILE AT SECONDARY SCHOOL                                                                          SCHOOL
     If you're in year 10, 11 or 12, you can combine your VCE or VCAL                      Tertiary qualifications are the key to a
     studies with our VET in Schools (VETiS) program. Learn hands-on                       better future. We help school leavers
     skills while gaining and a national qualification.                                       become skilled and job ready with
     A VETiS program allows you to experience a career you may be                       courses that will keep you satisfied and
     considering, adds to the eligibility requirements for VCE/VCAL,                    in demand in the future. We deliver real
     and may contribute to your ATAR score. Choose from 12 VETiS                         qualifications that you can tailor to suit
     programs across a range of areas. Speak to your school VET                        your strengths, allowing you to turn your
     coordinator or check our VETiS guide for more information.                                             interests into job skills.
     It’s a great way to ensure you develop skills while
     completing secondary school and gives you
     a real head start in your future education,                                                           A NEW CAREER
     apprenticeship or traineeship.
                                                                                                        If you’re looking to kick-start
                                                                                                       a career or seeking a change
                                                                                                            in direction, our programs
                                                                                                            provide real opportunities
CAREER                                                                                                        for you to gain the skills
ADVANCEMENT                                                                                                employers are looking for.
We partner with local industry leaders                                                                      We offer a wide range of
to offer a tailored mode of learning for                                                                    courses, apprenticeships
those wishing to up-skill and further                                                                    and traineeships, as well as
their careers. Combining industry                                                                      flexible study options for you
experience with study ensures                                                                           to choose from and create a
skills developed are relevant, up-                                                                              new career direction.
to-date and in demand. This type of
industry-based learning provides our
graduates with a distinct advantage,
boosting their on-the-job skills,                                                     APPRENTICESHIPS AND
professional capability and future                                                           TRAINEESHIPS
employment prospects.
                                                                                          Apprenticeships and traineeships are
                                                                                     offered across a range of areas - you can
                     A PATHWAY TO UNIVERSITY                                           find one in almost any field! They allow
                                                                                       you to combine paid work with training.
                     Studying with us is one of the easiest pathways towards a          Once an employer has been found, we
                     university degree.                                              will work with them to deliver and assess
                     With many of our qualifications you’ll get credits for your                                   your training.
                     study and these credits may be transferred towards a
                     university degree in the future. By building up credits you
                     can greatly reduce the number of units and time required to
                     complete a university qualification.
                     We have a close association with Deakin University and a
                     formal agreement for credit points towards university for
                     many of our diploma courses. You can easily transfer your
                     studies with us to continue your studies at Deakin University
                     or a number of other universities.

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WHERE CAN OUR
   QUALIFICATIONS
   TAKE YOU?
                                       SWTAFE
                                     QUALIFICATION                                   OUTCOMES

                                                                            These courses help you brush up on your
We offer courses for adults              YOUTH &                            reading, writing, maths and computer
who want to develop general                                                 skills. We also offer VCAL programs for
                                         GENERAL
skills, or secondary school                                                 those wanting to complete their secondary
students who want to study at           EDUCATION
                                                                            school education at TAFE.
TAFE rather than school.

                                                                            This entry level study will help you gain the
                                       CERTIFICATE I                        knowledge and skills to start working and/or
                                                                            undertake further training or study.

                                                                            Graduates at this level will have basic
                                       CERTIFICATE II                       factual, technical and procedural
We also offer certificate courses                                           knowledge of a specific area of work.
in a broad range of areas.
A certificate is the perfect place
to start your studies, and can
lead to a higher level diploma or
advanced diploma course.                                                    At this level graduates will have both
                                       CERTIFICATE III                      practical and theoretical knowledge
                                                                            and skills for work.

                                                                            At this level you’ll obtain the theoretical and
                                       CERTIFICATE IV                       practical knowledge and skills for specialised,
                                                                            skilled work and/or further training.

Our diplomas are the highest level
of courses we offer. Most include                                           Graduates at this level have
work placement as part of their          DIPLOMA                            specialised knowledge and skills to
program. They can also give you                                             work in a professional environment.
credit for prior learning and a                            Start your uni
guaranteed pathway to university.                        degree at SWTAFE

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Student Support
    Services
    We are here to help support your success, every step
    of the way.
    CAREER GUIDANCE &                        HELP WITH STUDY                            DISABILITY SUPPORT
    WELFARE SERVICES                         Study support sessions are available       The Disability Support Team provides
    The Education Pathways Team              at all campuses to help you with           advice and assistance for students
    services all our campuses. Current       assignment writing, referencing,           with a disability and/or medical
    and prospective students can             general literacy and numeracy skills or    condition. Assistance with enrolment
    gain information and guidance on         other study issues.                        and physical access assistance, along
    specific courses at SWTAFE, as           Appointments can be made at the            with orientation at SWTAFE. The team
    well as information on job seeking,      Customer Service Centre at any             also offers a wide range of assistance
    careers, re-training and updating        campus.                                    to make study easier.
    qualifications. They also provide                                                   Contact the Disability Liaison Officer
    assistance with personal issues, study                                              on 5564 8720.
    related problems or information on
    accommodation and childcare options.                                                We are a registered
    Contact the Customer Service Team at     ABORIGINAL AND TORRES                      NDIS provider
    any campus.                              STRAIT ISLANDER
                                             STUDENT SUPPORT
                                             Our Koorie Liaison Officers service
                                             every campus and can assist you
    STUDENT WELLBEING                        with any query you may have. They          APPRENTICESHIP
    Our Student Wellbeing Officers can:      can also support you by developing         SUPPORT
                                             specific education and training            Apprenticeship Support Officers
    • assist you if you are experiencing
                                             programs to suit your individual needs.    provide support and guidance to all
      difficulties with your studies
                                             They will be able to talk with you about   apprentices in the first year of their
    • provide you with advice on and         the best way to find out information       apprenticeship. They can support you
      assistance with mental health, legal   and the right people for you to contact,   by answering questions about your
      issues, housing, finances, bullying    looking at what programs interest you      apprenticeship and training, provide
      and other issues                       and developing a training plan to suit     assistance in dispute resolution,
    • support your engagement in             your needs.                                support with your enrolment, plus
      classroom activities                   Contact a Koorie Liaison Officer on        mentoring, coaching and general
    • act as mediator, or advocate on        5564 8451.                                 advice.
      your behalf to ensure appropriate                                                 Contact the Apprentice Support Officer
      measures are implemented for                                                      on 5564 8819 or email
      students facing disciplinary actions                                              lee.martin@swtafe.edu.au
    • offer referral support to external
      support agencies.
    Contact a Student Wellbeing Officer
    on 5564 8840.

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Apprenticeships
+ Traineeships
Apprenticeships and traineeships are a great way to kickstart
your career and gain a nationally recognised qualification.
LEAP IN WITH THE LEADER
A SWTAFE apprenticeship or traineeship is a partnership between you,
your employer and SWTAFE.
Your employer will teach you skills on-the-job while SWTAFE provides
formal training.
This allows you to learn from qualified academic staff, as well as
someone who is an expert in the industry in which you’re interested.
If you’re still at school you can undertake a school-based
apprenticeship or traineeship while completing VCE or VCAL.
SWTAFE also provide lots of opportunities for mature aged workers.

YOU CAN MAKE IT HAPPEN
Apprenticeships and traineeships can commence at
any time. The first step is to find a business to employ
you, then a local Australian Apprenticeship Support
Network needs to register your Training Contract with
SWTAFE.                                                                WE OFFER APRENTICESHIP
Visit the DET Apprenticeships and Traineeships
website for detailed information about training types
                                                                       OR TRAINEESHIP TRAINING IN:
and industries, wages and financial assistance: www.
education.vic.gov.au/training/learners/apprentices.
                                                                       •   Agriculture, Conservation
                                                                           & Horticulture
BENEFITS TO APPRENTICES
                                                                       •   Building + Construction
There are a number of government benefits and
assistance available to Australian apprentices.
These benefits may vary, so please refer to the
                                                                       •   Business + Finance
Australian Apprenticeships website for current
details: www.australianapprenticeships.gov.au
                                                                       •   Education + Training

BENEFITS TO EMPLOYERS                                                  •   Food + Hospitality
The Australian Government offers a range of                            •   Hair + Beauty
incentives for eligible employers of apprentices and/
or trainees, particularly in areas of recognised skills                •   IT & Telecommunications
shortages.
Again, this assistance is subject to change, so please                 •   Community Services
refer to the Australian Apprenticeships website for
current information.                                                   •   Trades + Maritime
                                                                       •   Tourism
THERE’S A HUGE
SELECTION OF
APPRENTICESHIPS
AND TRAINEESHIPS
AVAILABLE AT SWTAFE

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IS YOUR THING
                                                                                                   WORKING THE
                                                                                                       LAND?

     Agriculture,
     Conservation
     + Horticulture
     Are you passionate about the land
     and natural resources?
     Would you love a career that lets you enjoy the outdoors, one that doesn’t
     keep you confined to an office?

     Why not become part of an industry that provides Australia with a viable,
     healthy, profitable and sustainable future?

     We will give you relevant, practical skills combined with the latest
     technologies and trends. So if your interest is in agriculture, horticulture or
     conservation and land management, we’ve got a course and career to suit.

     You’ll develop sought after skills and knowledge that's relevant locally and
     Australia wide.

     All courses allow flexible study and provide a combination of on-campus and
     off-campus learning as well as online and offline support.

     Any of these courses will give you a professional qualification recognised
     across Australia.

                                                                          Career opportunities:
                                                                         •   Agricultural sales/marketing   •   Horticulturist
                                                                         •   Nursery assistant              •   Park ranger
                                                                         •   Farm worker                    •   Landscaper
                                                                         •   Stock and station agent        •   Catchment management officer
                                                                         •   Rural financial consultant     •   Eco-green corporation leader
                                                                         •   Fencer                         •   Coastcare manager
                                                                         •   Agronomist                     •   Waterways program manager
                                                                         •   Wool classer                   •   Environmental consultant

                                                                                                                           ..and more

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AGRICULTURE                                 HORTICULTURE                              WOOL
Diploma of Agriculture                      Certificate II In Horticulture            Certificate IV in Wool
COURSE CODE: AHC50116                       COURSE CODE: AHC20416                     Classing
CAMPUS: WARRNAMBOOL & ONLINE                CAMPUS: WARRNAMBOOL & 		                  COURSE CODE: AHC41316
                                            SHERWOOD PARK                             CAMPUS: HAMILTON & OTHER
MODE & LENGTH: FLEXIBLE:
USUALLY 2 YEARS                             MODE & LENGTH: PART TIME: 			             LOCATIONS ON DEMAND
                                            1 DAY PER WEEK FOR 38 WEEKS               MODE & LENGTH: FULL TIME:
COMMENCEMENT DATE:
THROUGHOUT THE YEAR                         COMMENCEMENT DATE: FEBRUARY               12 MONTHS, 3 HOUR WEEKLY NIGHT CLASS
                                            Keen to develop your interest in          COMMENCEMENT DATE:
Agriculture makes up 60 per cent of                                                   THROUGHOUT THE YEAR
the regional economy of South West          plants and gardens into a career?
Victoria. The need for qualified staff is   Throughout this course you will           Do you want to be responsible for
growing and SWTAFE graduates are            develop skills in plant identification,   providing premium quality wool to
in demand from farms to agricultural        pest, disease and weed control,           the Australian market? The Certificate
service providers. Students who             propagation and pruning. You will         IV in Wool Classing will equip you
complete this qualification will have       also get experience in operating and      with skills needed to manage all
developed valuable skills including:        maintaining common horticultural          shearing shed operations or apply for
livestock and pasture management,           machinery and equipment. Give             job opportunities in the wool buying,
breeding strategies, pest and               yourself a head start into an             marketing and production industries.
disease control in crops, financial         apprenticeship or traineeship or          As a SWTAFE wool graduate, you will
management and quality assurance.           improve your home gardening skills.       be eligible to apply to the Australian
Students study online and participate                                                 Wool Exchange for registration as
in four two-day workshops each year.                                                  an Australian Wool Classer. You will
These workshops allow experts in                                                      be a specialist in grouping fleece
the industry to reinforce the subject       Certificate III in Horticulture           according to length and thickness,
content in a practical environment.         COURSE CODE: AHC30716                     quality, colour, strength and
                                            CAMPUS: SHERWOOD PARK                     cleanliness.
Previous experience in agriculture
                                            MODE & LENGTH: ON CAMPUS 1 DAY
is necessary and access to a
                                            PER WEEK FOR 40 WEEKS                     CONSERVATION
commercial farm preferable to
support the learning at this level.
                                            COMMENCEMENT DATE: FEBRUARY               Diploma of Conservation and
                                            Finesse your flair for horticulture by    Land Management
                                            taking your skills to the next level      COURSE CODE: AHC51116
                                            and learning how to create your           CAMPUS: WARRNAMBOOL & ONLINE
AGRONOMY                                    own outdoor transformations. You          MODE & LENGTH: FLEXIBLE:
                                                                                      USUALLY 2 YEARS
Diploma of Agronomy                         will expand your plant identification,
                                            propagation, pest, disease and weed       COMMENCEMENT DATE:
COURSE CODE: 22273VIC
                                                                                      THROUGHOUT THE YEAR
CAMPUS: WARRNAMBOOL & ONLINE                control skills and knowledge. Create a
MODE & LENGTH: FLEXIBLE:                    garden while developing proficiency       Do you enjoy the outdoors? Are you
USUALLY 2 YEARS                             in pruning, soil and plant nutrition,     interested in the management of
COMMENCEMENT DATE:                          plant displays, paving, retaining walls   our natural resources? This course
FEBRUARY, JULY                              and grass maintenance. Train across       covers the skills and knowledge
Graduates of this diploma are in            a variety of facilities including our     required to identify the environmental
demand by the agricultural sales,           industrial hothouse and trial grounds     impacts associated with a range of
advisory and research industries,           for practical activities.                 land use activities. Studies focus
which support farmers in decisions                                                    on a variety of areas in catchment
about soil, pasture and crop                                                          and land management including:
management. The science of soil and                                                   biodiversity, biological surveying,
crop or pasture production, including                                                 fauna management, erosion control,
pest and weed control, is the key                                                     pest-animal and plant control, and
to improving productivity in the                                                      revegetation. Students study online
sector. The course’s comprehensive                                                    and participate in eight single day
program teaches the technical skills                                                  workshops (on Saturdays). These
and knowledge required by an                                                          workshops allow experts in the
agronomist and serves as a gateway                                                    industry to reinforce the subject
to higher level qualifications. Students                                              content in a practical environment.
study online and participate in two                                                   Block workshops are also possible if
three-day workshops each year.                                                        there is demand from more remote
These workshops allow experts in
the industry to reinforce the subject
                                                SHORT COURSES                         students. Previous experience
                                                                                      in conservation, horticulture or
                                                 Agriculture Short Courses            agriculture will support the learning at
content in a practical environment.
Previous experience in agriculture is
                                                       See page 39                    this level.
preferable to support the learning at                                                 You can start this diploma with
this level.                                                                           SWTAFE then transfer to university to
                                                                                      complete your degree.

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Agriculture, Conservation + Horticulture
     Apprenticeships & Traineeships
     AGRICULTURE
     CERTIFICATE II IN AGRICULTURE - AHC20116
     CERTIFICATE III IN AGRICULTURE - AHC30116
     CERTIFICATE III IN AGRICULTURE (DAIRY PRODUCTION) - AHC30216
     CERTIFICATE IV IN AGRICULTURE - AHC40116
     CERTIFICATE IV IN WOOL CLASSING - AHC41316

     HORTICULTURE
     CERTIFICATE II IN HORTICULTURE - AHC20416
     CERTIFICATE III IN ARBORICULTURE - AHC30816
     CERTIFICATE III IN HORTICULTURE - AHC30716
     CERTIFICATE III IN PARKS AND GARDENS - AHC31016
     CERTIFICATE III IN SPORTS TURF MANAGEMENT - AHC31316
     CERTIFICATE III IN PRODUCTION NURSERY - AHC31116
     CERTIFICATE III IN LANDSCAPE CONSTRUCTION - AHC30916

     CONSERVATION
     CERTIFICATE II IN CONSERVATION AND LAND MANAGEMENT - AHC21016
     CERTIFICATE III IN CONSERVATION AND LAND MANAGEMENT - AHC31416

     LABORATORY TECHNIQUES
     CERTIFICATE IV IN LABORATORY TECHNIQUES - MSL40116

     RACING
     CERTIFICATE III IN RACING (TRACK-RIDER) - RGR30108

     Matt Baxter
     CERTIFICATE III IN AGRICULTURE

     MATT Baxter grew up on a dairy farm at The Sisters so working in the
     agricultural industry was always going to be a natural progression.
     “Working in this industry was something I have wanted to do all my life,"
     he said.
     Matt completed a Certificate III in Agriculture at South West TAFE while
     he was still at high school and also worked one day a week at Banquet
     Angus Stud in Mortlake.

     “I’ve grown up with cattle and I’ve always known
     that’s what I was going to do. I definitely love that
     I’ve been able to turn it into a career,” Matt said.
     Straight after finishing school Matt was offered a full-time job as a
     livestock agent at Charles Stewart & Co. in Camperdown.
     Matt, 19, now spends his days travelling across the region, meeting with
     farmers and buying and selling cattle for clients.
     “I get to meet a lot of people which is the best part of my job.
     “My job is to basically get the farmers the best possible price for their
     livestock. It’s so rewarding when you achieve a high cattle price for your
     clients and it’s great that you can make people happy with your work,”
     he said.
     Matt said the course was really broad, and as a result there were lots of
     places it could take you.

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Career opportunities:
                                                                                                          • Web developer            • Art curator

Arts
                                                                                                          • Gallery manager          • Studio artist
                                                                                                          • Videographer
                                                                                                                                        ..and more

Are you inspired by creativity?
If so, it's time to put your creativity to work and design your own career.
Being an artist can mean so many things. You can work with communities, in schools, with scientists, at festivals or teach
workshops. You can make public artwork, sell pieces at markets and galleries, explore ideas and use technology to bring your
ideas to life. If this sounds like your thing, there are full time and part time options to suit your interests.
The following courses will give you a professional qualification recognised across Australia.

VISUAL ARTS
Certificate III in Visual Arts                       Certificate IV in Visual Arts                         Diploma of Visual Arts
COURSE CODE: CUA31115                                COURSE CODE: CUA41315                                 COURSE CODE: CUA51115
LOCATION: WARRNAMBOOL & COLAC                        LOCATION:, WARRNAMBOOL                                CAMPUS: WARRNAMBOOL & COLAC
MODE & LENGTH: FULL TIME: 1 YEAR, 2 DAYS A           MODE & LENGTH: FULL TIME: 1 YEAR, 3 DAYS A            MODE & LENGTH: FULL TIME: (1 YEAR) 3 DAYS
WEEK OR PART TIME: 2 YEARS, 1 DAY A WEEK             WEEK OR PART TIME: 2 YEARS, 1 DAY A WEEK              A WEEK OR PART TIME 1 ½ DAYS A WEEK
MINIMUM – Part time students must enrol in the       MINIMUM – Part time students must in enrol in         MINIMUM – Part time students must in enrol in
part time cluster of units equating to half of the   the part time cluster of units equating to half of    the part time cluster of units equating to half of
course.                                              the course.                                           the course.
COMMENCEMENT DATE: FEBRUARY, JULY                    COMMENCEMENT DATE: FEBRUARY, JULY                     COMMENCEMENT DATE: FEBRUARY, JULY
The Certificate III in Visual Arts equips            If you’ve dreamt of exploring your                    This course is ideal for people with
you with a broad range of artistic skills in         creativity with like-minded people,                   an interest in developing practical,
a supportive environment.                            this course is for you. Our friendly and              conceptual and interpretive skills as well
This course can help you find your                   experienced teachers will help you                    as exploring the use of personal imagery.
niche or simply broaden your horizons.               learn essential skills in a supportive                Students at the diploma level will
Whether you want to be a professional                environment, while you network                        investigate themes and refine their work
artist or explore your creativity, this              with others in your field. This is a                  into a cohesive body of work which will
course covers a range of studio areas                classroom based program with hands                    be exhibited at the end of year exhibition.
including: painting, screen printing,                on experiences in the studio areas of                 Graduating students of the diploma
drawing, and printmaking.                            painting, screen printing, drawing, and               are eligible for the Peter Lucas Award.
                                                     printmaking                                           Winners of this award receive a free
                                                                                                           exhibition at the Warrnambool Art Gallery.
                                                                                                           Studio areas include: drawing, painting,
    SHORT COURSES                                                                                          printmaking and screen printing.
     Arts Short Courses • See page 39

       Jess Meggs
       DIPLOMA OF VISUAL ARTS

      ART is the only thing Jess Meggs has ever wanted
      to do and she can’t believe she is now turning her
      passion into a career.
      Jess enrolled in a Certificate III in Visual Arts at South
      West TAFE and loved it so much she went on to
      complete a Diploma of Visual Art.
      Since completing her course she has been working
      at the Warrnambool Art Gallery, working on a solo
      exhibition and collaborating on community arts projects.

      Jess said studying at South West
      TAFE had given her the confidence to
      pursue different projects and work in
      her dream job.

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Career opportunities:
                                                                                                •   Builder         • Self-employed contractor/

     Building +
                                                                                                •   Cabinet maker     sub-contractor
                                                                                                •   Joiner          • Sales representative in
                                                                                                                      construction industry
                                                                                                •   Carpenter
                                                                                                                    • Building supervisor
                                                                                                •   Estimator

     Construction
                                                                                                                          ..and more

     If you love hands-on work, a building trade
     will give you the skills to take you anywhere.
     We offer a range of building trade courses including pre-apprenticeship and apprenticeship courses in a variety of
     construction trades including carpentry, furniture and cabinet making.
     As part of your training in carpentry you will receive the skills to work in constructing, erecting and renovating
     structures and fixtures for residential and commercial buildings.
     If furniture or cabinet making is more your thing, we can give you the skills to use hand and power tools, while
     teaching you about safety, timber joints and construction, assembly and the operation of woodworking.
     If you’re a qualified tradesperson looking to gain your for builders' registration or move into supervisory roles, we also
     offer the Certificate IV in Building and Construction.

     PRE-APPRENTICESHIP                                                    POST-TRADE
     QUALIFICATIONS:                                                       QUALIFICATIONS:
     Certificate II In Building and Construction                           Certificate IV in Building and Construction
     (Bricklaying, Carpentry, Painting and                                 (Building)
     Decorating, Wall and Ceiling Lining, Wall                             COURSE CODE: CPC40110
     and Floor Tiling, Solid Plastering and                                CAMPUS: SHERWOOD PARK
     Stonemasonry) - (Pre-Apprenticeship)                                  MODE & LENGTH: ON CAMPUS, 16 WEEKS, TWO EVENINGS
                                                                           PER WEEK
     COURSE CODE: 22216VIC s
                                                                           COMMENCEMENT DATE: FEBRUARY, JULY
     CAMPUS: SHERWOOD PARK
     MODE & LENGTH: ON CAMPUS, 16 WEEKS, FOUR DAYS PER WEEK                Are you already in the building and construction industry?
     COMMENCEMENT DATE: MARCH, JULY                                        Would you like to step up into a supervisory role? Maybe
                                                                           you’re a tradesperson hoping to become a subcontractor
     If you’re seeking a career in carpentry and want to learn
                                                                           or business owner. If this sounds like you, why not take
     your skills from industry experts, SWTAFE’s Building and
                                                                           the next step in your career? This qualification will give
     Construction course provides an ideal starting place.
                                                                           you the skills you need to achieve your career aspirations.
     The course will develop your ‘hand skills’ to an                      It will qualify you to supervise low-rise residential building
     acceptable industry standard. Students will acquire these             projects and assist in the application for a registered
     skills by participating in a number of building projects.             Builder Licence. This qualification is recognised by
     Students will construct a full size domestic house or                 Housing Industry Association (HIA), Master Builders
     similar structure from ground to completion. Graduates                Association (MBA) and the Building Commission.
     may pursue apprenticeships and traineeships in the
     building industry.
                                                                                     SHORT COURSES
     Certificate II In Furniture Making                                               Building + Construction Short Courses
     COURSE CODE: MSF20313                                                                         See page 39
     CAMPUS: SHERWOOD PARK
     MODE & LENGTH: ON CAMPUS, 8 MONTHS, TWO DAYS PER WEEK
     COMMENCEMENT DATE: MARCH
     If you are considering a career in the furniture or
     building trades, this course is likely to appeal to you. It
                                                                                Building + Construction
     will allow you to become skilled in the use of hand and                    Apprenticeships & Traineeships
     power tools while teaching you about safety, timber
     joints and construction, assembly and the operation of                     BUILDING STUDIES
     woodworking. One of the primary advantages of this                         CERTIFICATE III IN CARPENTRY - CPC30211
     course is that the skills it teaches can be broadly applied
     to anything from furniture making to kitchen cabinetry.                    CERTIFICATE III IN CABINET MAKING - MSF31113
     Another great thing is that it provides an excellent
     pathway to higher level qualifications.

                                                                             NOTE s: Course updates occurring.
                                                                             Refer page 47 for more information.
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Dom Currer
CERTIFICATE II IN BUILDING AND CONSTRUCTION

Persistance and hard work has paid off for Dom Currer, who
has just landed his dream job as an apprentice with Bryan
and Petersen Quality Builders.
“I was onto getting an apprenticeship really early in the year
and I’m really loving what I’m doing,” Dom said.
After finishing year 12, Dom completed a traineeship in
learning support at Emmanuel College where he realised a
career in teaching wasn’t for him.
Dom said he then looked into studying nursing at South West
TAFE but instead found that a pre-apprenticeship sparked his
interest.
“I had always liked hands-on things and I love being outside
so I thought I’d give it a crack,” he said.

Dom said it was the best decision he had
made and the pre-apprenticeship had
allowed him to transition smoothly into an
apprenticeship at Bryan and Petersen.
“If I went straight into an apprenticeship I think I would have
felt lost, but the skills I had learnt from my pre-apprenticeship
really set me up,” he said.
Dom said he knew it was an industry he wanted to stay in and
he had South West TAFE to thank for his job.
“Our teachers were always telling us about job opportunities.
With their industry contacts and recommendations, they were
so helpful in motivating all of us,” he said.

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Business                                                              Diploma of Leadership and
                                                                       Management

 + Finance
                                                                       COURSE CODE: BSB51915
                                                                       CAMPUS: WARRNAMBOOL, PORTLAND & HAMILTON
                                                                       (multi campus using smart classroom )
                                                                       MODE & LENGTH: FULL TIME: 12 MONTHS FULL TIME;
                                                                       BLENDED ONLINE AND 2 EVENINGS A WEEK FACE TO
                                                                       FACE DELIVERY

 Are you looking to enter                                              COMMENCEMENT DATE: JULY
                                                                       Develop the skills to be a motivating leader
 the financial services                                                that gets the best out of staff with a Diploma
                                                                       of Leadership and Management. You’ll learn
 field, register with the Tax                                          innovative approaches to managing people,
                                                                       projects, budgets and teams in a wide range
 Practitioners Board or                                                of industries and organisations. This course

 even create a pathway to
                                                                       is designed for those who have considerable
                                                                       experience in an industry or vocational area. You

 university?
                                                                       may already be managing staff, or working towards
                                                                       a career as a manager.

 An accounting course will give you the practical skills, knowledge    Certificate IV in Bookkeeping
 and qualifications to help you reach your business goals.             COURSE CODE: FNS40215
 Across Australia there are more than two million registered           CAMPUS: WARRNAMBOOL
 businesses, each of which has specific employment needs to            MODE & LENGTH: FULL TIME: 12 MONTHS FULL TIME;
 support their specialisation.                                         BLENDED ONLINE AND 2 EVENINGS A WEEK FACE-TO-
 We can prepare you for a career in this industry by giving you        FACE-DELIVERY
 the necessary skills for employment or further education, offering    COMMENCEMENT DATE: FEBRUARY
 direct pathways to Deakin University and the Institute of Public      This qualification is designed to reflect the job
 Accountants.                                                          roles of contract bookkeepers and employees
 If a traineeship is something you’re interested in we offer a range   performing bookkeeping tasks for organisations
 of options across several different business areas, so you can        in a range of industries. It includes the preparation
 gain the skills you need for the career you want.                     and lodgement of business and instalment
                                                                       activity statement tasks and the provision of
                                                                       advice or dealing with the Commissioner on
                                                                       behalf of a taxpayer in relation to the activity
                                                                       statements. Individuals in these roles apply
                                                                       theoretical and specialist knowledge and skills to
                                                                       work autonomously and exercise judgement in
                                                                       completing routine and non-routine activities.

                                                                       Diploma of Accounting
                                                                       COURSE CODE: FNS50215
                                                                       CAMPUS: WARRNAMBOOL, PORTLAND & HAMILTON
                                                                       (multi campus using smart classroom )
                                                                       MODE & LENGTH: FULL TIME: 12 MONTHS FULL TIME;
                                                                       BLENDED ONLINE AND 2 EVENINGS A WEEK FACE-TO-
                                                                       FACE DELIVERY
                                                                       COMMENCEMENT DATE: JULY
                                                                       This qualification reflects professional accounting
                                                                       job roles in financial services and other industries.
                                                                       Individuals in these roles apply solutions to a
                                                                       range of often complex problems, and analyse
                                                                       and evaluate information from a variety of sources.
                                                                       They apply initiative to plan, coordinate and
                                                                       evaluate their own work and guidance to others
 Business + Finance                                                    within defined guidelines. This qualification
                                                                       includes units that comprise an approved Tax
 Apprenticeships & Traineeships                                        Practitioner Board (TPB) course in Australian
                                                                       taxation law and commercial law. Anyone seeking
 CERTIFICATE III BUSINESS - BSB30115                                   registration with the TPB should check current
                                                                       registration requirements with the Board.
 CERTIFICATE IV IN BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION - BSB40515
 CERTIFICATE IV IN BOOKKEEPING - FNS40215

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Ebony McCosh
CERTIFICATE III IN BUSINESS

A passion for working with people lead Ebony McCosh
into a role where she gets to help new and existing
students at SWTAFE every day.
Ebony completed a Certificate III in Business traineeship as
a Customer Service Officer at SWTAFE before successfully
gaining full-time employment earlier this year.
Ebony applied for the business traineeship during her gap
year after completing her year 12 studies and loved the
experience and skills she gained.                                Career
“I was straight out of school and thought                        opportunities:
a traineeship would be a great chance to
                                                                   •   Accounts clerk
gain work experience and life skills.
                                                                   •   Bookkeeper
“I gained so many skills from my traineeship and enjoyed it        •   Assistant accountant
so much that I decided to apply for a full-time job and I’m so
                                                                   •   Tax accountant
excited that I got to stay,” she said.
                                                                   •   Finance officer
Ebony said her aim was to gain the skills required to be
able to enter the workforce, however she found she gained
great customer service and business skills along the way.
                                                                          ..and more
She said the best thing about her job was helping people
and she loved that she had now taken on the role of
training new staff.
“I loved coming here straight after school – I thought it was
a people-focused organisation and a great environment for
someone so young in the workforce,” she said.
Ebony said she had dreams of owning her own business
one day but was just happy to be helping other students on
their journeys for the moment.

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Education
 + Training
 Are you interested in helping children
 and adults on their education pathways?
 You could achieve both by working in Education and Early Childhood Development.
                                                                                                    Career
 We have courses that will enable you to support the education of babies and young                  opportunities:
 children, through to teenagers and adults - helping them reach their full potential.                •   Early childhood educator
                                                                                                     •   Kindergarten educators’ assistant
 Our certificate and diploma courses will give you practical skills and include ‘real life’          •   Outside school hours care educator
 placements. You will learn to be an Early Childhood Educator or Education Support                   •   Playgroup supervisor
 Professional. This means you’ll be able to enter or progress in this growing industry,              •   Recreation assistant
 while doing something very worthwhile, and you’ll be greatly appreciated for it.                    •   Family day care educator
                                                                                                     •   Nanny
 All of these courses will give you a professional qualification recognised throughout               •   Education support worker
 Australia.                                                                                          •   Literacy worker
                                                                                                     •   Teacher aide
                                                                                                     •   Early childhood officer or advisor
                                                                                                     •   Education facilitator or assessor

                                                                                                                         ..and more

Brooke O'Brien
EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATOR
HONEY POT CHILD CARE CENTRE                           BROOKE O’Brien is doing what she             However, when she heard a traineeship
                                                      loves best and that’s working with           was being offered at The Honey Pot
                                                      children.                                    Child Care Centre, she thought it was a
                                                      She discovered her passion while             great opportunity to do something she
                                                      studying at SWTAFE and is excited            loved during a gap year.
                                                      about where her qualifications will take     She went on to complete her Certificate
                                                      her next.                                    III and Diploma of Early Childhood
                                                      Brooke started her journey with              Education and Care with SWTAFE.
                                                      SWTAFE when she was studying Year
                                                      10 at Emmanuel College and attended a
                                                                                                   It was then that she realised
                                                      TAFE Taster Day.                             her passion for working
                                                      She said she was interested in               with children.
                                                      hairdressing and completed a
                                                                                                   Brooke is now studying a Bachelor of
                                                      Certificate II in Hairdressing through the
                                                                                                   Education (Early Years) and is loving
                                                      VETiS program.
                                                                                                   every minute of it.
                                                      “I really loved it and it was great
                                                                                                   She said her qualifications from
                                                      experience, but I decided hairdressing
                                                                                                   SWTAFE had enabled her to gain work
                                                      wasn’t for me,” she said.
                                                                                                   experience, continue to work while
                                                      Brooke then went on to finish years          studying and had reduced the time of
                                                      11 and 12 and applied to Federation          her university course.
                                                      University in Ballarat to study primary
                                                      teaching.

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EARLY CHILDHOOD                                 EDUCATION SUPPORT
EDUCATION                                       Certificate III in Education
Certificate III in Early 		                     Support
Childhood Education and Care                    COURSE CODE: CHC30213
COURSE CODE: CHC30113                           CAMPUS: HAMILTON, PORTLAND
CAMPUS: COLAC, HAMILTON, PORTLAND 		            & WARRNAMBOOL
& WARRNAMBOOL                                   MODE & LENGTH: BLENDED DELIVERY
MODE & LENGTH: 12 MONTHS; 2 DAYS A WEEK         COMMENCEMENT DATE: FEBRUARY, JULY
CLASS PLUS PLACEMENT
                                                The Certificate III in Education Support
                                                                                                    IS YOUR
COMMENCEMENT DATE: FEBRUARY, JULY
                                                has become a very popular teacher’s
This qualification is required for gaining      assistant course in Australia. It’s a nationally
entry level employment in the early
childhood education and care sector. The
                                                recognised education support course
                                                which has a special focus on assisting a
                                                                                                     THING
course covers the development and care
of children from birth to 12 years. Students
                                                teacher in a range of different classroom          HELPING
will learn best practice around how to
                                                contexts.
                                                This qualification has been particularly
                                                                                                   CHILDREN
promote children’s growth, development
and wellbeing. It also covers how to
                                                popular among parents who are looking for
                                                a rewarding career that involves assisting a
                                                                                                   & ADULTS
observe, plan and document development
of children through planned experiences.
                                                teacher in the classroom and contributing           LEARN?
                                                to the overall growth and development of
Students must complete a minimum of 150
                                                children, while being able to work ‘school
hours practical placement in a regulated
                                                hours’ in order to fit in with looking after
early learning centre. Students learn
                                                their own children. It is also well suited to
how to implement an approved learning
                                                students who have completed Year 12, and
framework within the requirements of the
                                                are undertaking a gap year.
Education and Care Services National
Regulations and the National Quality            Additionally the course provides an
Standards.                                      excellent grounding for those wishing to
Those who complete the Certificate III          study teaching at university.
in Early Childhood Education and Care           There is a mandatory requirement for
(CHC30113) can have direct entry to Year 2      students to undertake 100 hours of work
of the diploma (CHC50113).                      placement in a school environment while
                                                undertaking their study. This is usually
                                                voluntary. The student is required to find
Diploma of Early Childhood
                                                this placement.
Education and Care (2nd Year)
COURSE CODE: CHC50113
CAMPUS: HAMILTON, PORTLAND &
WARRNAMBOOL
MODE & LENGTH: FULL TIME: 2ND YEAR,
12 MONTHS; NIGHT CLASS: WARRNAMBOOL.
FOR EDUCATORS WHO ARE CURRENTLY
EMPLOYED IN AN EARLY CHILDHOOD SERVICE.
COMMENCEMENT DATE: FEBRUARY
The Certificate III in Early Childhood
Education and Care (CHC30113) is a                   Education + Training
requirement for entry into this course.
This qualification reflects the role of early
                                                     Apprenticeships & Traineeships
childhood educators who are responsible
for designing, implementing and                      EDUCATION SUPPORT
monitoring curriculum in early childhood             CERTIFICATE III IN EDUCATION SUPPORT - CHC30213
education and care services. In doing
so, lead educators work to implement an              EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION + CARE
approved learning framework within the
requirements of the Education and Care               CERTIFICATE III IN EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION & CARE - CHC30113
Services National Regulations and the                DIPLOMA OF EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION & CARE - CHC50113
National Quality Standards. Students must
complete a minimum of 240 hours practical
placement in a regulated early learning
centre.

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Education
     + Training
     Are you interested in studying some
     subjects you didn’t finish at school?
     You can enter these at a level that suits your circumstances. And for
     anyone committed to further study but needing to complete their                          Where could it
     secondary school education first, we also offer an individually tailored
     VCAL pathways program that leads to further study or employment.
                                                                                              take you?
                                                                                                  • Improved skills for employment
     Importantly, with all courses, we will create a learning environment that                    • Career enhancement
     you’ll be comfortable in. Any of these courses will give you a qualification                 ...and a range of further education,
                                                                                                     training and employment options.
     recognised throughout Australia.

Josh Addinsall
VCAL
                                                           After leaving school in year seven,           Josh said with the
                                                           Josh Addinsall now has a new
                                                           direction in life and is currently            encouragement of
                                                           studying at university in Ballarat.           Hamilton’s TAFE teachers
                                                           Josh completed his Victorian                  he started a Certificate of
                                                           Certificate of Applied Learning (VCAL)
                                                           through SWTAFE at Hamilton last year
                                                                                                         Work Education where he
                                                           and is now working towards his dream          was able to gain the skills
                                                           of becoming a published author.               to take him into two years
                                                           Before Josh started his VCAL studies          of VCAL studies.
                                                           he had no real direction.
                                                           “Back then I was uneducated and I             “In hindsight it was really good for me.
                                                           never thought I’d be able to achieve          My writing improved and so did my
                                                           what I have,” he said.                        social skills,” he said.
                                                           In 2012 he found TAFE and it was              The aspiring novelist said he had
                                                           a great next step to learn in such a          great teachers who created a positive
                                                           positive environment.                         atmosphere and really helped him
                                                                                                         through his studies.
                                                                                                         “They were so encouraging and they
                                                                                                         take such pride in their students,”
                                                                                                         Josh said.

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YOUTH PROGRAMS
At South West TAFE we offer a unique, individualised approach to Youth VCAL, that is innovative, supportive and engaging.
Students will engage in integrated programs and have the opportunity to contribute to a pathway that reflects not only
personal interests, but employment and industry needs in the local area.
Core units of literacy, numeracy, work related skills and personal development skills are offered at Foundation, Intermediate
and Senior level.
A work placement will also form part of these hours at the Intermediate and Senior level. These hours will be integrated and
work completed reflecting either Vocational Training being completed at the time or individual and group projects.

Victorian Certificate                        Victorian Certificate                        Victorian Certificate
of Applied Learning                          of Applied Learning                          of Applied Learning
(Foundation Pathways)                        (Intermediate Pathways)                      (Senior Pathways)
COURSE CODE: VCALFND001 (VCAL)               COURSE CODE: VCALINT001 (VCAL)               COURSE CODE: VCALSEN001 (VCAL)
CAMPUS: COLAC, HAMILTON, PORTLAND            CAMPUS: COLAC, HAMILTON, PORTLAND            CAMPUS: COLAC, HAMILTON, PORTLAND
& WARRNAMBOOL                                & WARRNAMBOOL                                & WARRNAMBOOL
MODE & LENGTH: FULL TIME 1 YEAR,             MODE & LENGTH: FULL TIME 1 YEAR,             MODE & LENGTH: FULL TIME 1 YEAR,
5 DAYS A WEEK                                5 DAYS A WEEK                                4 DAYS A WEEK
COMMENCEMENT DATE: JULY                      COMMENCEMENT DATE: FEBRUARY, JULY            COMMENCEMENT DATE: FEBRUARY, JULY
VCAL Foundation Pathways (year 10            VCAL Intermediate Pathways                   VCAL Senior Pathways (year 12
equivalent) is a hands-on learning           (year 11 equivalent) gives students          equivalent) gives students who
program for young people looking             a chance to experience training              want to achieve their senior school
for an alternative to mainstream             and qualification options that best          certificate the opportunity to choose
schooling.                                   suit their needs and interests. It is        the qualification options that best
Through a supported environment              directed towards young people                suit their needs and interests.
with small class sizes, students             who want to learn in a supported,            VCAL Senior provides students with
engage in project based learning             yet relaxed environment away from            hands-on practical experiences
focussed on both individual and              mainstream schooling.                        as well as skills in literacy and
group interests.                             VCAL provides practical experiences          numeracy.
It also allows students to sample            as well as allowing students to              Students are guided through
a range of careers across various            sample a range of careers across             a more focussed independent
local industries, to help determine          various local industries, helping            learning situation, where work and
their interests and strengths for their      determine their interests and                major projects focus on needs and
chosen career.                               strengths for their chosen career.           interests.
                                                                                          Students have the opportunity to
                                                                                          be involved in community projects.
                                                                                          It also allows students to sample
                                                                                          a range of careers across various
                                                                                          local industries, to help determine
                                                                                          their interests and strengths for their
                                                                                          chosen career.

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YOUNG PARENTS                               GENERAL EDUCATION                          ENGLISH AS AN
 PROGRAM                                                                                ADDITIONAL LANGUAGE
                                                                                        CAMPUS: WARRNAMBOOL, PORTLAND
 Victorian Certificate Of Applied            Adult Education Youth Access               MODE & LENGTH: FULL TIME 3 DAYS PER
 Learning (Foundation) -                     Re-Engagement Program                      WEEK ON CAMPUS
 VCALFND001 - (VCAL)                         COURSE CODE: (YARP) VCALFND001             COMMENCEMENT DATE: FEBRUARY &
                                             CAMPUS: HAMILTON, PORTLAND,                ONGOING ENROLMENTS THROUGHOUT
 Victorian Certificate Of Applied            WARRNAMBOOL                                THE YEAR
 Learning (Intermediate) (Year 11) -         MODE & LENGTH: PART TIME 6-8 WEEKS         SWTAFE offers a range of English
 VCALINT001 - (VCAL)                         COMMENCEMENT DATE: FEBRUARY &              as an additional language (EAL)
                                             ONGOING ENROLMENTS THROUGHOUT
 Victorian Certificate Of Applied            THE YEAR                                   programs. Subject to eligibility
 Learning (Senior) - VCALSEN001                                                         (visa status) students can study EAL
 - (VCAL)                                    This course re-engages young people        coursework for FREE through the
                                             in education. YARP is an individualised    AMEP (Adult Migrant English Program)
 CAMPUS: WARRNAMBOOL
                                             one-on-one or small group program.         and/or SEE (Skills for Education &
 MODE & LENGTH: FULL TIME: 2 DAYS PER
 WEEK, WITH OPTIONAL 3RD DAY                 Students explore a range of                Employment) program(s). Students
 COMMENCEMENT DATE: THROUGHOUT               educational options which may              can obtain qualifications from
 THE YEAR                                    include further study or training.         accredited coursework to support
 Young Parent VCAL is a specialised                                                     their pathway into future vocational
                                             The program includes individual goal-
 program which is unique for this                                                       training or higher education courses.
                                             setting, career advice, course advice
 region. It gives young parents the                                                     Students will be able to improve their
                                             and individual support.
 opportunity to complete their year 10,                                                 speaking, pronunciation, listening,
 11 and 12 equivalent in a supportive                                                   reading and writing skills.
 and friendly environment.                   Certificate in General
 The program has a holistic approach
                                             Education for Adults (CGEA)
 which means the children are in the         Certificate I in General Education
 classroom with their parents while          for Adults - 22236VIC
 they complete their work.                   Certificate II in General
 A fully qualified childcare worker          Education for Adults - 22237VIC
 provides activities for the children
                                             Certificate III in General
 to support their development and
                                             Education for Adults - 22238VIC
 learning while their parents complete
 their classwork.                            CAMPUS: WARRNAMBOOL
                                             MODE & LENGTH: FULL-TIME (15-25 HOURS
 The classroom incorporates ‘a child         PER WEEK) FOR UP TO 20 WEEKS
 friendly zone’ so the children can          COMMENCEMENT DATE: ONGOING
 participate in activities such as role      ENROLMENTS THROUGHOUT THE YEAR
 play, painting, reading, adventure play     Are you are finding areas of life
 etc.                                        and work challenging because of
 This program is a hands-on learning         difficulties with reading and writing?
 program for young parents looking           Or do you feel your maths and
 for an alternative to mainstream            computer skills aren't as advanced
 schooling.                                  as they could be? You may have left
 Through a supported environment             school early, or you just feel your want
 with small class sizes, students            to develop your skills in some areas.
 engage in project-based learning            If you have concerns about any of
 focussed on both individual and group       the issues mentioned above, this
 interests.                                  course might be what you're looking
 Students have the option to complete        for. It will provide you with general
 a third day which will allow students       education skills in reading, writing,
 to sample a range of career streams         oral communication (speaking), maths
 with the view to determining pathways       and computing. This course will
 including hospitality, tourism, building,   provide the foundation for you to step
 automotive and wellbeing.                   into vocational educational training
                                             courses and/or obtain prerequisite
                                             skills for higher education courses.

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Jordyn Arundell
VCAL

THE skills Jordyn Arundell has gained while completing her
VCAL studies at South West TAFE have lead her into a full-time
traineeship at Warrnambool City Council.
Jordyn has recently started work in the council’s environment team
and is finishing off her VCAL studies at the same time.
She said she had always had an interest in conservation and her VCAL
studies had given her the confidence to apply for the position.

“VCAL has given me work ready hands-on skills
and also helped me socially,” Jordyn said.
Jordyn supported herself financially while at TAFE and said she was
looking forward to receiving a steady income in her new job.
As part of her VCAL studies, Jordyn completed food handling and
responsible service of alcohol certificates which lead her to part-time
employment at a local restaurant.
“I wouldn’t have gotten the job without those certificates,” she said.
Jordyn’s teachers said during her studies she had demonstrated
maturity, leadership and perseverance, particularly when she took on
the role of the lead organiser in the South West TAFE student ball in
October last year.
Jordyn has overcome a range of challenges in her life whilst
maintaining a positive and passionate outlook on life and is
looking forward to finishing her VCAL studies in between her work
commitments.

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Train in real environments including
                                                                                our commercial kitchens
                                                                                     and functioning

     Food +
                                                                                  restaurant Food Lab.

     Hospitality
     Do you have a passion for working in the
     fast-paced world of food and hospitality?
     A career in hospitality, commercial cookery, butchery or bakery can offer you endless opportunities in Australia
     and across the world.
     Our fully-licensed restaurant, Food Lab, and associated production kitchen serve as practical classrooms so you
     can gain the skills to be job ready. Our trainers will work with you to customise a program to suit you and your
     employer. All of our training programs can be delivered on-site across Victoria. We are devoted to providing
     industry-relevant training to all of our butchers, bakers, patissiers and chefs.
     Our expert trainers encourage you to master traditional methods and try innovative techniques
     leaving you fully equipped for working in the industry.

     Certificate II in Kitchen Operations
     COURSE CODE: SIT20416
     CAMPUS: WARRNAMBOOL
     MODE & LENGTH: FULL TIME: BLENDED DELIVERY,
     10 MONTHS, 1 DAY A WEEK ON CAMPUS - TUESDAYS
     COMMENCEMENT DATE: FEBRUARY
     This qualification provides the introductory skills suitable
     for people who may be looking to apply for a cookery
     apprenticeship. It reflects the role of individuals working in
                                                                                          Career
     kitchens who use a basic range of food preparation and cookery                       opportunities:
     skills to prepare food and menu items.
                                                                                          •   Front of house receptionist
     This qualification provides a pathway to entry level work in                         •   Food and beverage attendant
     restaurants, hotels, catering operations, clubs, pubs, cafés,                        •   Customer service / sales
     and coffee shops, and institutions such as aged care facilities,                     •   Retail butcher, supermarket butcher
     hospitals, prisons, and schools.                                                     •   Smallgoods maker
                                                                                          •   Meat boner and slicer
                                                                                          •   Kitchen hand
     Certificate III in Hospitality
                                                                                          •   Chef
     COURSE CODE: SIT30616                                                                •   Pastry cook
     CAMPUS: WARRNAMBOOL                                                                  •   Baker
     MODE & LENGTH: FULL TIME: BLENDED DELIVERY,
     9 MONTHS, 3 DAYS ON CAMPUS PLUS INDUSTRY PLACEMENT
                                                                                          •   Caterer     ..and more
     COMMENCEMENT DATE: FEBRUARY
     This course combines entry level practical skills and relevant
     theoretical knowledge of the hospitality industry. Students are
     required to undertake a minimum of 36 hours documented
     paid or voluntary work in the hospitality industry as part of this
     course.
     After successful completion of this course, students are qualified
     for entry level positions in the hospitality industry.

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Kirstyn Sessions
                                                                               CERTIFICATE III IN HOSPITALITY

                                                                              Kirstyn Sessions' passion for working with people
                                                                              is evident in the highly successful partnership
                                                                              Kirstyn and her husband Ryan have created at
                                                                              Fen restaurant in Port Fairy.
                                                                              Kirstyn runs the front of house at the restaurant
                                                                              and loves that she gets to work with different
                                                                              people every day in her role.
                                                                              “I love serving great food and wine and making
                                                                              customers happy,” she said.

                                                                              Kirstyn first started studying tourism
                                                                              at South West TAFE before moving
                                                                              on to study hospitality.
                                                                              She has worked at numerous restaurants and
                                                                              accommodation venues over the years including
                                                                              the Olde Maritime in Warrnambool, Oscars in Port
                                                                              Fairy and the Merrijig Inn which she ran with her
                                                                              husband, Ryan.
                                                                              In her role at Fen, Kirstyn uses her knowledge,
                                                                              experience and warmth as she co-ordinates the
                                                                              small front of house team, making for a relaxed,
                                                                              informed and fun dining experience.
                                                                              Kirstyn loves people and is happiest when the
         SHORT COURSES                                                        restaurant is filled with people having a great time.
      Food + Hospitality Short Courses
               See page 39

Food + Hospitality Apprenticeships & Traineeships
FOOD PROCESSING                                                  MEAT PROCESSING
CERTIFICATE II IN FOOD PROCESSING - FDF20111                     CERTIFICATE II IN MEAT PROCESSING (FOOD SERVICES) - AMP20116
CERTIFICATE III IN FOOD PROCESSING - FDF30111                    CERTIFICATE III IN MEAT PROCESSING (FOOD SERVICES) - AMP30216
CERTIFICATE IV IN FOOD PROCESSING - FDF40110                     CERTIFICATE III IN MEAT PROCESSING (MEAT SAFETY) - AMP30316
                                                                 CERTIFICATE IV IN MEAT PROCESSING (MEAT SAFETY) - AMP40516
HOSPITALITY
CERTIFICATE III IN HOSPITALITY - SIT30616                        RETAIL BAKING
CERTIFICATE III IN HOSPITALITY (FRONT OF HOUSE) - SIT30716       CERTIFICATE III IN RETAIL BAKING (CAKE & PASTRY) - FDF30510
CERTIFICATE III IN COMMERCIAL COOKERY - SIT30816                 CERTIFICATE III IN RETAIL BAKING (BREAD) - FDF30610
                                                                 CERTIFICATE III IN RETAIL BAKING (COMBINED) - FDF30710
MEAT RETAILING
                                                                 CERTIFICATE III IN FOOD PROCESSING (SALES) - FDF30910
CERTIFICATE III IN MEAT PROCESSING (RETAIL BUTCHER) - AMP30815

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Hair,
     Beauty +                                                                            Pure - Hair, Beauty and Wellness Academy
                                                                                         is our hairdressing, beauty and massage

     Massage
                                                                                         therapy training facility located at our
                                                                                         Warrnambool campus.
                                                                                         The fully functioning hair and beauty salon
                                                                                         and massage clinic - complete with industry
                                                                                         specific equipment and product ranges -

     Let your creativity guide your
                                                                                         provide our students with modern facilities
                                                                                         for a real life industry experience with

     career. If you’re passionate
                                                                                         regular salon clientele.

     about the booming beauty
     industry we can help you with
     a career to suit your interests.
     Jobs in the beauty sector are expected to increase by 25 per cent during the next five years, so why
     not consider becoming part of an industry that specialises in the latest looks and trends?

     Join an energetic, vibrant industry that specialises in making people feel good about themselves.
     Our trainers will help you develop the skills you need to produce any look you dream of.

     So whether it’s massage therapy, hair, beauty or nail technology,
     we have courses tailored to help you achieve your career dreams.
                                                                                     Career opportunities
     Having developed technical skills, many graduates then have the
                                                                                     •   Beauty therapist       • Salon assistant
     confidence to create their own businesses. Any of these courses will
     give you a professional qualification recognised throughout Australia.          •   Makeup artist          • Massage therapist
                                                                                     •   Nail technician        • Salon manager
                                                                                     •   Hairdresser
                                                                                                                    ..and more

                                                                                                 Hair + Beauty Short Courses?
                                                           SHORT COURSES:                                See page 39

Amity Pope
DIPLOMA OF BEAUTY THERAPY
                                                   A CAREER change has meant that                  She is now working at the Port Fairy
                                                   Amity Pope can now let her creativity           Day Spa where she spends her days
                                                   run free.                                       pampering her clients with massages,
                                                   Amity first completed a Diploma of              facials and manicures.
                                                   Nursing at South West TAFE and worked           “I’m loving what I’m doing and I’m
                                                   in the nursing field before finding her         getting great experience. There are so
                                                   passion in the beauty industry.                 many options and this could take you
                                                   “I still love nursing and looking after         anywhere. I’ve even thought about
                                                   people. I love dealing with people but          working in beauty in the travel industry -
                                                   I’m a creative person and I’m having a          in salons on a cruise ship,” she said.
                                                   lot of fun with it,” she said.                  Amity said beauty therapy was
                                                                                                   something she had wanted to do for
                                                   Amity attended one of                           a long time but ended up choosing
                                                   South West TAFE’s open                          nursing straight after finishing school.

                                                   days and signed up for the                      “Beauty therapy wasn’t something I was
                                                                                                   really into as a little girl. It’s an interest
                                                   Diploma of Beauty Therapy                       that’s grown as I’ve grown.
                                                   on the day.                                     “I love talking to people and looking
                                                                                                   after people and I’m so happy how it’s
                                                                                                   worked out,” she said.
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