Nursing Wangaratta, 5pm 17 January


Join the caring profession with a qualification with Northern Victoria’s leading provider. Get the best start to your career as an Enrolled – Division 2 Nurse with our experienced and dedicated trainers. We have world class facilities that reflect real life clinical situations. Using SIMMAN patient simulator creates life-like patient scenarios so you practice your skills daily.

Our relationship with La Trobe University means a seamless transition to your Bachelor of Nursing, for successful applicants.

This course, Diploma of Nursing (HLT54115) is accredited with the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Accreditation Council allowing registration as an Enrolled Nurse with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia, a subsidiary of AHPRA.

Sounds interesting? Register below to attend one upcoming information sessions.

Nursing Wangaratta, 5pm 12 December


Join the caring profession with a qualification with Northern Victoria’s leading provider. Get the best start to your career as an Enrolled – Division 2 Nurse with our experienced and dedicated trainers. We have world class facilities that reflect real life clinical situations. Using SIMMAN patient simulator creates life-like patient scenarios so you practice your skills daily.

Our relationship with La Trobe University means a seamless transition to your Bachelor of Nursing, for successful applicants.

This course, Diploma of Nursing (HLT54115) is accredited with the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Accreditation Council allowing registration as an Enrolled Nurse with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia, a subsidiary of AHPRA.

Sounds interesting? Register below to attend one upcoming information sessions.

Nursing Wangaratta, 5pm 14 November


Join the caring profession with a qualification with Northern Victoria’s leading provider. Get the best start to your career as an Enrolled – Division 2 Nurse with our experienced and dedicated trainers. We have world class facilities that reflect real life clinical situations. Using SIMMAN patient simulator creates life-like patient scenarios so you practice your skills daily.

Our relationship with La Trobe University means a seamless transition to your Bachelor of Nursing, for successful applicants.

This course, Diploma of Nursing (HLT54115) is accredited with the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Accreditation Council allowing registration as an Enrolled Nurse with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia, a subsidiary of AHPRA.

Sounds interesting? Register below to attend one upcoming information sessions.

Health and Community Services Seymour, 1pm 13 November


When students are getting ready for a role in the caring profession, community is everything.

It’s this sense of community that GOTAFE creates which fosters a safe, supportive space for our students to grow, support each other and be challenged.

So they emerge confident, capable and ready to thrive.  Join us for an information session at our Seymour campus to learn more about our Early Childhood, Individual Support and Nursing courses.

Sounds interesting? Register below to attend the information session.

Nursing Benalla, 5pm 9 November


Join the caring profession with a qualification with Northern Victoria’s leading provider. Get the best start to your career as an Enrolled – Division 2 Nurse with our experienced and dedicated trainers. We have world class facilities that reflect real life clinical situations. Using SIMMAN patient simulator creates life-like patient scenarios so you practice your skills daily.

Our relationship with La Trobe University means a seamless transition to your Bachelor of Nursing, for successful applicants.

This course, Diploma of Nursing (HLT54115) is accredited with the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Accreditation Council allowing registration as an Enrolled Nurse with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia, a subsidiary of AHPRA.

Sounds interesting? Register below to attend one of our upcoming information sessions.

Nursing Benalla, 5pm 12 October


Join the caring profession with a qualification with Northern Victoria’s leading provider. Get the best start to your career as an Enrolled – Division 2 Nurse with our experienced and dedicated trainers. We have world class facilities that reflect real life clinical situations. Using SIMMAN patient simulator creates life-like patient scenarios so you practice your skills daily.

Our relationship with La Trobe University means a seamless transition to your Bachelor of Nursing, for successful applicants.

This course, Diploma of Nursing (HLT54115) is accredited with the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Accreditation Council allowing registration as an Enrolled Nurse with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia, a subsidiary of AHPRA.

Sounds interesting? Register below to attend one of our upcoming information sessions.

Discovering Nursing as the forever career


At 22, Jack Armstrong has discovered his forever career path, Nursing.

Jack is a Stanhope native, and a current enrolled student in the Diploma of Nursing (HTL54115) at GOTAFE’s Fryers Street Campus in Shepparton. He also works part time as a Health Assistant in Nursing (HAN) at Goulburn Valley Health, also in Shepparton.

Jack went to Rushworth P-12 College, and studied Physics, chemistry, fast tracked biology, english, maths and business management. The sciences were his forte and during year 12 fell into the trap of thinking he had to go to University as his next step.

Jack then enrolled at Ballarat University (now Federation University) in 2013 to study Metallurgy, and got three quarters of the way through first year before realising that this wasn’t the right career path and decided to look for full time employment.

Jack joined his local community groups the Mens Shed and Stanhope Business Centre before finding employment with the Rushworth Aged Care Hostel in 2015. He then moved on to the Tatura GV Health Hospital and Aged Care, and that eventually evolved into a new position looking after the residents group activities. It was then that Jack was then made aware of the GOTAFE traineeship course in Health Services Assistance, which involved six months studying and working part time which he applied for and commenced almost immediately.

After his traineeship concluded earlier this year, Jack decided to take his skills further and enrolled in Nursing at GOTAFE. Jack has been in the course for almost a semester and is currently enjoying the subjects Anatomy and Physiology of Humans (APH), learning about how the body functions and learning Nursing Fundamental Skills. Placements are also coming up, firstly with two weeks of Aged Care in mid June at the Waranga Memorial Hospital at Rushworth.

Jack expects to complete his course midyear in 2018 and move directly into the Bachelors Degree at La Trobe University courtesy of his dual enrolment. Jack plans to stay regional and work with outlying communities once he has completed his degree.  Jack says, “the training facilities are great at GOTAFE in a realistic environment which is important for preparing you for your placements.”

Nursing runs in the family with Jack’s Mother and Aunt working as Nurses, and Jack’s sister is currently studying midwifery. It took Jack awhile but eventually came to the conclusion that he was destined for the family career.  Jack says, “Be ready to be challenged, but if you love working with people and caring for people, you will love the course. There are infinite area’s you can work in in the future and I’ve found my life long career finally and am very happy.”

Nursing sound like a interesting career? Mid year enrolments are now open, click here to apply now.

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GOTAFE Nursing Partnerships


GOTAFE has partnered with a number of organisations and universities to create more options for students to obtain higher qualifications. Specifically the partnership with La Trobe University provides students with a unique opportunity to complete a diploma and a degree in one package.

Dual Enrolment enables students to co-enrol into a diploma and degree at the same time – offering students a streamlined pathway to gaining both qualifications. Students gain the flexibility of either:
• completing a diploma and entering the workforce or
• continue studying and graduate with both a TAFE diploma and a La Trobe University degree.
Read more

Internal change to benefit community services students


In late 2016, the Community Services Team joined the Health Department. This is an internal change that will have little impact on courses, however there are a number of benefits to students, including:
• Improved access to clinical laboratory facilities
• Smoother transition to other health programs – particularly Diploma of Nursing
• Consistent approach to teaching and learning for all health courses

Contact our Health and Nursing Team to find out more.

Q&A with Susan Huffer


Susan Huffer has recently accepted a new role within GOTAFE, and for those of you that have enjoyed working with Susan within the health sector, don’t worry, she now feels she has more opportunity to work with the community, make regular visits and personally develop business opportunities, so it’s likely you will see more of her than before.

Susan describes her new role:

I have been privileged with an opportunity to strengthen the position of GOTAFE in regional Victoria through industry and community engagement.
I am most excited about exploring new opportunities and growing existing partnerships.

Q: Name two projects that you are keen to talk about?
For the first time, we can now offer Certificate III in Dental Assisting. We are only one of two regional TAFE’s to offer this training outside of Melbourne.
We are also building relationships with local football clubs and will offer tailored workshops on leadership, conflict management, bullying, harassment and fostering cultural diversity.

We hope that through this training we can build their capabilities and create clubs that are inclusive, and accepting of diversity.
I think it is so important to make clubs and sporting organisations safer, more accepting and more cultural inclusive environment for players and their families, committee members and the general community.
Q: Why do you think these roles are so important to GOTAFE and the broader community?
A: These roles are all about engaging with industry and getting the GOTAFE name out there.

Q: What skills do you bring to this role?
A: I have a lot of existing industry contacts. I have worked with so many people over the years as a nurse as well as developing programs as a Team Leader in nursing. There is trust there, people know me and trust me. I can talk to anyone, I am not here to sell, I am here to listen and offer solutions that meet their priorities.

Q: What message do you want to get out there about these roles?
A: I want organisations and individuals to seek out myself and my colleagues. I want people to partner with us because they know we can meet their needs, we are quality, we are local, we are flexible and we want to work with them to help their achieve their training goals.
I am passionate about further developing industry relationships and supporting our partners to achieve their goals.