NCDE Industry Celebration


The NCDE recognised the achievements of 15 graduating students as part of the WestVic Dairy South West Dairy Awards on 19 May 2016 at Deakin University Warrnambool.

The NCDE students were recognised during the evening in front of more than 250 guests that included their peers, family and friends, as well farmers and industry representatives there to celebrate their achievements. Read more…

New Skills & Jobs Centre Launched in Wangaratta


Jaclyn Symes, MLC representing North East Victoria is set to launch the brand new Skills and Jobs Centre in Wangaratta next week.

This Centre is one of a network of Skills & Jobs Centres currently operating at TAFE’s across the state including Shepparton and Wodonga in the North East. Each of the centres are tailored to meet the needs of their local communities and industries, with coordinated, intensive support services. Read more…

GOTAFE to Launch Regional Tourism Program


A new initiative between GOTAFE and William Angliss will give local students the opportunity to gain hands-on experience in the hospitality, tourism and events industries without having to leave home.

GOTAFE Trainer Kirsty Ash said the Regional Tourism Employability Program, to be launched this Wednesday at GOTAFE Shepparton, aims to showcase training and career opportunities available locally. Read more…

Hudson’s Coffee Barista Named Best in Shepparton


The heat was on last week as local Barista’s showcased their skills in GOTAFE’s Annual Barista Competition.
Local Barista’s from Shepparton’s many coffee houses fought to take out the Champion Barista title, with Matt Kington from Hudson’s Coffee crowned the winner.
“This year was very close, with only 3 points between the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place getters,” explained Kirstie Ash, GOTAFE’s Hospitality, Tourism and Events Trainer.
“Competitors were given 12 minutes to brew and present an espresso, latte and cappuccino and were judged on presentation, cleanliness, time and taste.”
Scott Parker from Clockwork Coffee was awarded 2nd place and last year’s winner Adam Bowe from Nobel Monks took out 3rd position.
Runners up included Barista’s representing the Quality Hotel Parklake, Europa Deli & Café, Fryers Street Food Store and The Butter Factory Café.
The Competition was a feature of last week’s Careers Day Out and provided students and visitors with an opportunity to view the behind the scenes operations of a Barista ‘in action’.
“Holding the Competition at Careers Day Out was a great opportunity for us to create some hype and excitement around the coffee industry and an opportunity for students and visitors to speak with our Trainers about the courses we deliver.”
The Competition was proudly sponsored by Direct Hospitality, Conti’s Dairy and The Bean Alliance.