Early data has shown that the 50 per cent cut to TAFE fees implemented by the Western Australian government has boosted student enrolments by 20 per cent, with strong results for engineering and cyber security courses. The fee reduction has now commenced for 34 priority courses. The courses have been targeted to align with emerging … Continue reading Reduced TAFE course fees in WA having positive impact on enrolment
A new cyber security training facility has officially opened at TAFE SA to provide hands-on training in protection against cyber threats. The new facility, the Training Centre, is located at TAFE SA’s Adelaide City Campus and features a red “attack” room and blue “defence” room that provides students with real-life scenarios, simulations and testing opportunities. … Continue reading Cyber security training centre opens at Adelaide TAFE campus
The Western Australian government has announced the introduction of the first TAFE course in remote operations in Australia. Starting at South Metropolitan TAFE (SMTAFE) Munster campus in 2020, the nationally recognised Certificate IV in Autonomous Control and Remote Operations was developed through the Resource Industry Collaboration, a partnership between the McGowan Government, SMTAFE and Rio … Continue reading Western Australia to offer remote mining operations TAFE qualification
Mining company BHP Mitsubishi Alliance (BMA), TAFE Queensland and CQUniversity Australia have announced a new multi-million dollar skills partnership that will support the introduction of new technology and advanced skills in the mining industry. The key aim of the partnership – called the Queensland Future Skills Partnership – is to fund and facilitate the fast-tracked … Continue reading Partnership to help mining move into Industry 4.0
The Queensland government will invest an extra $15 million over seven years to establish a Defence Cooperative Research Centre (CRC) for Trusted Autonomous Systems. The funds, contained in the Palaszczuk government’s 2019 state budget, will see the creation of a national hub for high-tech drone design and manufacturing in Queensland, said state innovation minister Kate … Continue reading QLD Budget delivers funds for Defence research centre and TAFE facilities
The federal Labor opposition has committed helping deliver a $40 million SkillsTech TAFE campus at North Lakes in Queensland. The Queensland government has welcomed the sign of support. State training and skills minister Shannon Fentiman said the $40 million trades training centre at TAFE North Lakes would provide industry-standard skills for the electrotechnology, construction, engineering … Continue reading Labor commits funding for new high-tech TAFE campus in QLD
Instrumentation has never been a sexy industry. Peter Veron and Bill Ebzery know this. However, it always used to be an industry that attracted a fair chunk of people – mainly males – to its fold. Today, trying to get people to take a course, or businesses to support apprenticeships, is becoming harder. Veron is … Continue reading Where have all the instrumentation specialists gone?