Student Life Hub
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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We are continually adding articles of tips, fun things to do and ideas to assist you through through your studies.
Find your passion at GOTAFE
Finishing school is both an exciting and stressful time for students as you are often left with the question, ‘what next?’.
Find out what day one of the Farriery course looks like
From shoe making to theoretical knowledge of equine anatomy and biomechanics, the students are getting real world learning in the classroom.
Elsie shares why completing a VET course in high school will help kick-start her career
Soaring for the sky, this future flight attendant is ready to reach new heights!
Humans of GOTAFE: Kai Bucktin
Kai Bucktin, Vocational Student of the Year finalist shares his education journey
Humans of GOTAFE - Haley Currie
Wangaratta Magpies trainer and GOTAFE Nursing student shares what studying at TAFE is really like.
How to make a Christmas pudding that will impress your guests
With Christmas just around the corner, why not take a page from our baking trainers recipe book?
How a school-based traineeship can kickstart your career
Sarah Lyons gives insight to what's involved and some great advice to help you decide your next steps.
Get to know your equine trainer: Christine Meunier
You will be hard pressed to find someone who loves talking all things horses more than GOTAFE equine trainer Christine. Find out how a career in the equine industry could take you on adventures around the world.
Get outdoors with a Certificate IV in Outdoor Leadership
GOTAFE now offers the Certificate IV in Outdoor Leadership (SIS40619) as part of the State Government’s Free TAFE initiative.
Empowering every ability
Working with The Personnel Group and National Disability Coordination Officer (NDCO), GOTAFE is preparing students with disability to be job-ready through the TAFE Specialist Employment Partnerships program.
A guide to pronoun usage and avoiding misgendering
When it comes to starting the conversation and keeping it going there are things we can remember to apply every day.
From vine to wine: GOTAFE Diplomas boosting local wine industry careers.
Australia is home to some of the best wine growing regions across the world - but have you ever stopped to think about how your wine goes from grape to glass?
Humans of GOTAFE: Creating Your Pathway to Success
When it was suggested to Raylene that she should consider a career in allied health services, she knew that this was the perfect opportunity to build on the knowledge she already acquired from her life experience.
Pathways To Success: Victorian Training Awards Nominee Paris Paul
Paris shares her insights as to how she’s successfully juggled study, a traineeship and COVID-disrupted learning among other hurdles over the past year.
Pathways To Success: Victorian Training Awards Nominee Steve Cranage
What started as simple gaming to self-taught reverse coding from the confines of his home. Never in Steve's wildest dreams, did he imagine that he would train and get paid to “play” in the field of Information and Communications Technology.
Getting A Career Makeover: From Army Greens To Spa Scrubs
Laura Zapasnik tells us why discipline doesn't end after the Army.
Drop-In For Learning Support In Lockdown
Do you need help with your studies? We have online support sessions you can use.
Pathways To Success: Jodie Foster
Jodie Foster gives us the run down on her learning journey with GOTAFE and what the future of dairy education needs in Australia.
5 Awesome Reasons To Attend Your Graduation Ceremony
From celebrating your achievements to wearing the fancy gown - there are so many reasons to attend your graduation.
Wear it Purple Day: In Conversation With Jack Wilson
Diploma of Nursing student Jack Wilson talks about what the day means to him.
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'.
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.
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.
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?
Related information and services
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 are available for students who are experiencing such hardships and can be used to assist with study fees.