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GOTAFE will host a graduation ceremony on Thursday 10 September 2015 to celebrate the success of a special class of students.

26 Greater Shepparton City Council employees have successfully completed Certificate IV in Frontline Management (BSB40812) and Diploma of Management (BSB51107) at the Shepparton Campus.

Hannah Rowlands, Greater Shepparton City Council Communications Officer is one of the students graduating on Thursday. Read more



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The unique Kooriez in da Hood program, now in its seventh year, continues to inspire young Koorie students to explore cultural heritage and creative outlets.

Seven students have been on a journey of self-discovery in which they researched their cultural heritage and translated what they have learnt into wearable art in the form of hooded jumpers or Hoodies. The program culminates in Presentation Ceremony to be held at the GOTAFE Shepparton Campus on Wednesday 16 September 2015. Read more



Hairdressing Seymour

GOTAFE has launched the Certificate II in Hairdressing (SIH20111) as part of a suite of Hairdressing and Beauty offerings at their Seymour Campus.
GOTAFE Hairdressing and Beauty Team Leader, Wendi Bourke, said the course is perfect for anyone who is interested in starting out in the industry.
“This course has been developed with a Salon Assistant in mind,” Ms Bourke said, “There are no entry requirements, all you need is an interest in the industry and the drive to work with people.”
“Hairdressing and beauty skills are in high demand right now. This course will provide students with a solid understanding of basic hairdressing skills, plus retail and communication skills, which are equally important.”

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Screen Shot 2015-09-07 at 10.29.57 amKyabram dairy farmer and GOTAFE agriculture student Kerrilyn Bassett has won Trainee of the Year at this year’s Victorian Training Awards.

Twenty-three-year-old Bassett received a $10 000 fellowship for her achievement and will go on to represent the state at a national level.

Ms Bassett was genuinely surprised to take out the title, at a recent awards ceremony at Melbourne’s Crown Casino.

“I had a close look at the other finalists and had no idea it would be my name they would call out… I actually hesitated when they did called my name, “ she explains.

“I was thrilled to take out the award but haven’t had much time for the achievement to sink in.

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for-webGOTAFE have opened a brand new, fully equipped hair and beauty salon at their Shepparton Campus.

GOTAFE Hairdressing and Beauty Commercial Manager Kate Storer said the new salon will allow them to expand programs and cater for their ever growing client base.

“We were bursting at the seams,” Ms Storer said, “Our new salon has been purpose built for 20 students and fitted with the latest equipment and products. It’s light and bright, it’s just a place you want to spend time in, which is fantastic for our students.”

“Hairdressing and beauty skills are in high demand right now. This fantastic space provides us with the opportunity to expand programs into specialist make-up areas and Barbering, which are very much on trend.”

The new salon compliments the onsite day spa and existing salons, providing students with real life experience working with paying clients in facilities that reflect the latest in industry trends.

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forweb1GOTAFE Hair and Beauty students are looking forward to pampering Verney Road School Debutantes as they prepare for an evening to remember.

20 Verney Road School students will be presented at the Debutante Ball held at the GV Hotel this evening.

GOTAFE Hairdressing and Beauty Commercial Manager Kate Storer said the students involved are looking forward to putting their skills to good use.

“This is a fantastic opportunity for our students to showcase their hairstyling and makeup skills for such a wonderful event,” said Ms Storer.

The Verney Road School Debutantes will partner with students from Notre Dame College and Goulburn Valley Grammar.

“We love being able to give back to the community. Hours of practice goes into an event such as this, so it is our job to put the finishing touches together to create an unforgettable evening for the Debutantes.”




Rheem Australia launches a new round of Apprentice Plumber Grants

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New Round of Apprentice Plumber Grants Available


GOTAFE Apprentice Plumbing Students are eligible for a new round of grants offered by Rheem Australia. Rheem will award 25 grants worth $1,000 each, available via an application process open on Saturday 1 August 2015 until Wednesday 30 September 2015.

Rheem Australia CEO Matt Sexton said Rheem have been offering grants to the next generation of plumbers since 2012 to apprentices across Australia.

“This year, we are especially looking out for apprentice plumbers who have ambition and drive to make a real difference in their community using their skills,” explained Mr Sexton.

“Over the past few years we have seen many applicants showing enormous dedication and continued hard work despite often challenging circumstances” he said.

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Funding to match GOTAFE training with industry needs and jobs


Two innovative programs at GOTAFE will receive $4.3 million in Andrews Labor Government funding to get 1300 people skilled up for jobs in growing industries.

Minister for Training and Skills, Steve Herbert, announced the grants from the Labor Government’s $50 million TAFE Back to Work Fund during a visit to the institute’s Shepparton campus today.

The Labor Government will provide $2.4 million to help GOTAFE deliver training that better meets the needs of the region’s growing dairy industry, and $1.9 million to support improved services for young people get a job in the region.

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GOTAFE announces Outstanding Students of the Year


GOTAFE acknowledged the Outstanding Students of the Year on Wednesday 13 May at an Excellence Awards Luncheon.

The awards were presented to four Outstanding Students of the Year for Benalla, Wangaratta, Seymour and Shepparton campuses and are as follows;

Benalla Campus Outstanding Student of the Year – Ashley Merbach. Successfully completed the Diploma of Theatre Arts

Wangaratta Outstanding Student of the Year – Lisa Campbell. Successfully completed the Certificate IV in Animal Control and Regulation

Seymour Campus Outstanding Student of the Year | Overall Institute Outstanding Student of the Year – Bethany Mugford. Successfully completed the Certificate III in Children’s Services

Shepparton Campus Outstanding Student of the Year | VTA Trainee of the Year Nominee – Kerrilyn Bassett. Successfully completed the Certificate III in Agriculture (Dairy Production)

The students were nominated by their teachers and underwent an interview process to discover the an outstanding student for each campus. The four students come from diverse learning areas which is a strong reflection of the breadth or training available at GOTAFE.


Careers Day Out a success

The 2015 Careers Day Out held on Thursday 30 April was a great success said Careers Day Out Event Coordinator and GOTAFE Marketing and Events Officer, Emily Hamilton.

“Careers Day Out attracted more than 1500 students from local secondary school as well as students who travelled from surrounding towns including Seymour and Kyabram and even as far as Southern News Wales to gain career, employment and study information in one central location,” said Emily.

“Attendees were able to gain career, employment and study information in one central location.

“The 4pm to 6pm session, which is only in its second year, offered an opportunity for the general public to access job seeking tips, career advice and training options, this year our attendance numbers tripled in comparison to 2014.

“The event also attracted a record number of 70 exhibitors, we even had people ringing up after the event saying they drove past the Showgrounds on Thursday and want to be involved next year.

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