Skills and Jobs Centre Supporting Locals to Achieve


The new Skills and Jobs Centre at GOTAFE is already kicking goals, having already assisted hundreds of locals to find the right training or career pathway since opening in May.

Tim Batson is just one of their success stories. Tim, who recently completed Certificate IV in Community Services Work (CHC40708), was directed to the Skills and Jobs Centre by a classmate. Now he is working in his dream job thanks to support provided by the Career Advisor Team at the Centre. Read more…

An Accidental Pathway into Agriculture


Finn Leahy never planned on a career in Agriculture, during his time at St Pauls Anglican Grammar School, he focused on a pathway involving Graphic Design and Architecture.

After completing Year 12, Finn didn’t want to rush into university, so instead he started working on a farm; it didn’t take long to get him hooked.

Finn is now undertaking a Traineeship, studying Certificate III and IV in Agriculture with GOTAFE’s National Centre for Dairy Education (NCDE) and working with C & CJ Bagot.

GOTAFE NCDE Trainer Thelma Hutchison said Finn is deserving of his recent nomination as a Finalist in the 2016 Baw Baw Shire Business Excellence Award Young Achiever Award. Read more…

Two Students Will Represent GOTAFE at the WorldSkills Competition


Automotive apprentice Crystal McLaren and Hairdressing student Eloise McCormick will compete at the National level of the World Skills Competition this October.

Crystal and Eloise earnt the opportunity to represent GOTAFE initially at the regional level of the competition after edging out their competitors, their fellow classmates in an internal competition arranged by GOTAFE. Their impressive performance at the regional level has now secured them a place at the National Competition, where the pressure will be on as they undertake three days of intensive competition against the nation’s best in their field. Read more…