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Hey, welcome to our student life hub! This is a positive space designed for our student community, where you can find helpful tips and tricks, resources and other information to help you make the most of your study experience with GOTAFE.

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A message to our students during these tough times from Tim Campbell….Graduation MC extraordinaire and number one GOTAFE fan.

(P.s. if this is just 2 minutes of Tim’s time, you can imagine what 1.5 hours on the big stage looked like at our Graduation Cermonies!)

Articles

We are continually adding articles of tips, fun things to do and ideas to assist you through through your studies.

Wear it Purple Day: In Conversation With Jack Wilson

Wear it Purple Day: In Conversation With Jack Wilson

Diploma of Nursing student Jack Wilson talks about what the day means to him.

We are the Change: Wear it Purple Day 2020

We are the Change: Wear it Purple Day 2020

Wear it Purple Day is an annual celebration to recognise the successes and struggles of young rainbow people. For 2020, we have gathered some online resources to celebrate the day at home

Humans of GOTAFE: Pawfect Style Pet Salon

Humans of GOTAFE: Pawfect Style Pet Salon

GOTAFE Certificate III in Pet Grooming students Ali Henderson and Michelle Jackel have started up their own business called Pawfect Style Pet Salon.

Pathways to Success: Lachlan Brett

Pathways to Success: Lachlan Brett

Lachlan Brett has started his own clothing label with an important message supporting an amazing cause. Here is the inspirational story of Acts of Kindness Apparel.

Pathways to Success: Nevlin Anderson

Pathways to Success: Nevlin Anderson

Nevlin Anderson has always aspired to work behind the camera. After studying General Education at GOTAFE, he has now been accepted to study a Diploma of Film & Television in Melbourne. Here is the story of his 'Pathway to Success'.

Refugee Week: Humans of GOTAFE

Refugee Week: Humans of GOTAFE

This Refugee Week we're sharing stories that highlight the courage and resilience of staff and students at GOTAFE.

LISTEN: Building Resilience in Times of Crisis

LISTEN: Building Resilience in Times of Crisis

Welcome to our audio series on building resilience in times of crisis! This episode is the first in a series of wellbeing and mental health discussions, with a focus on staying connected and healthy during COVID-19.

#InThisTogether: Reconciliation Week 2020

#InThisTogether: Reconciliation Week 2020

Inspired by the 2020 theme #InThisTogether, here are a range of free resources to help celebrate and reflect on Reconciliation Week from the comfort of your home.

Behind the dots: Aboriginal Art unlocked

Behind the dots: Aboriginal Art unlocked

As part of our Reconciliation Week series, and in the spirit of the 2020 theme #inthistogether, we are celebrating the local Aboriginal people and their culture through unlocking the meaning behind the creation of their artwork.

Upskill in your downtime!

Upskill in your downtime!

You could use this downtime to get productive and achieve your professional potential by learning new skills online.

Let's talk about diversity: IDAHOBIT 2020

Let's talk about diversity: IDAHOBIT 2020

We answer some of the questions surrounding the movement and let you know how you can stand in support of the LGBTQI+ youth community all year round!

ANZAC Day, honouring from home

ANZAC Day, honouring from home

ANZAC Day is on 25th April: Here are some creative ways you can observe this important day from home with your family

How do you learn? – 7 Learning Styles Explained!

How do you learn? – 7 Learning Styles Explained!

We all respond differently to different ways of learning. Try identifying the way you learn best to help you focus and retain information more effectively.

Sidekicker: a match-making service for work!

Sidekicker: a match-making service for work!

Sidekicker matches up businesses who have increased labour/workforce demand with Victorians who have lost their jobs during the pandemic

Breaking the fast: Stories of a different Ramadan in 2020

Breaking the fast: Stories of a different Ramadan in 2020

What is Ramadan and how has observing the traditions of the Muslim faith been adapted in 2020?

Eating well during COVID-19

Eating well during COVID-19

Building our capacity to feed ourselves healthy nutritious food on a budget is an amazing opportunity.

The best pizza dough in the world?

The best pizza dough in the world?

As the weather gets cooler and we’re looking for ways to warm our bellies and hearts while we’re at home.

Staying Connected Virtually

Staying Connected Virtually

Connection. It’s the buzz-word going around town now that we’re all forced to stay home. Check out our top tips on ways to stay connected!

Reach out

Whether it’s overcoming learning barriers or working through mental health issues, our Student Success Team are here to help. We want to help you make the most of your education experience at GOTAFE, and understand that life can sometimes get in the way.

Our Student Success Team is made up of two teams - Student Wellbeing and Student Experience. Our dedicated and friendly staff can assist you with a range of issues impacting your wellbeing and ability to study, as well as building life skills and preparing for your future.

Related information and services

Career advice

In these ever changing times, have a chat to our career advisors about how you may be able to adapt or find alternate work options.

Compassionate Grants

Compassionate Grants are available for students who are experiencing such hardships and can be used to assist with study fees.

Skills & Jobs Centres

Government-funded centres for anyone looking for career or study planning advice. You don’t have to be a GOTAFE student to get advice or support.