Student Life Hub
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We are continually adding articles of tips, fun things to do and ideas to assist you through through your studies.
Humans of GOTAFE - Alanna Birch
Early Childhood Education and Care student Alanna Birch talks about making a positive impact on the growth and development of children.
Humans of GOTAFE - Jodi Rechsteiner
Jodi Rechsteiner talks about the positive changes youth pathway programs can have on young people and their education journeys.
Humans of GOTAFE – Emily Duke
Emily Duke completed a Diploma of Leadership & Management (BSB50420) to improve how she could support and lead her team at GOTAFE.
Humans of GOTAFE - Darcy Edgar
Certificate III in Carpentry (CPC30220) student Darcy Edgar shares the benefits of completing a school-based apprenticeship.
Using Recite Me to improve learning outcomes
To support our staff, students and GOTAFE website users, we have implemented digital accessibility tool, Recite Me, across our website and student learning system, goLearn.
Education that changes lives
IT and Cyber Security student Kai Bucktin shares how GOTAFE encourages and supports students and staff to reach their full potential.
Humans of GOTAFE - Brian Murphy
Certificate IV in Leadership & Management (BSB40520) student Brian Murphy shares his learning journey with GOTAFE.
Humans of GOTAFE - Yvonne Richards
Trainer and Assessor Nursing Yvonne Richards talks about using her industry experience as a registered nurse to teach the upcoming generation of nurses.
Humans of GOTAFE - Kate Reid
Diploma of Nursing (HLT45121) student Kate Reid talks about career change, balancing life and study and her passion for nursing.
Humans of GOTAFE - Casey Bromley
Diploma of Graphic Design graduate, Casey Bromley, shares her journey at GOTAFE.
Celebrating our Graduates – Jay-Leigh Hillebrand
Certificate III in Business graduate Jay-Leigh Hillebrand will be speaking at the upcoming Shepparton graduation ceremony.
Celebrating our Graduates – Emma & Shelley Soutter
In conversation with Yarrawonga mother and daughter Emma and Shelley Soutter, who spoke at the Wangaratta graduation ceremony.
Celebrating our Graduates - Mischa Toll
Buxton local Mischa Toll, who is graduating with a Certificate IV in Mental Health (CHC43315) will be speaking at the Seymour and Wallan Graduation.
Celebrating women of GOTAFE
Every year, International Women’s Day is an opportunity to celebrate the contributions of women in TAFE and industry.
GOTAFE partners with NDRC
NDRC partnership drives GOTAFE closer to disability employment goal
Kaelene Holmes supporting people in need
Kaelene Holmes studied disability with GOTAFE. Today, she is utilising her skills to support people in need.
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
Looking for a future in a growing field?
GOTAFE’s hands on training courses can help put you on the path to where you want to be.
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.
Five things you can do to land your dream job
Our Skills & Jobs team have some tips to help you through every step of your job application.
Pathways to Success: School-based traineeships
Jaz Campbell, Executive Assistant to GOTAFE CEO, proves that your career can begin while you’re in high school.
The role of nurses in women’s health
In a year where COVID-19 has taken up so much space in health conversations across the globe, Women’s Health Week serves as a reminder to check in with the women around you.
Equal Pay Day: #WhatsYourPayGap?
Does your workplace measure and act to address its gender pay gap?
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.
Your personal study buddy, Studiosity.
The free resource students are using to get better grades & feel more confident - that you probably never knew about.
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.
Get To Know Your Trainer: Mel Wilcox
GOTAFE beauty trainer Mel explains why foundations are the key to learning.
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.
Refugee Week 2021
In celebration of Refugee Week, Spoken and Written English students worked together to create a culinary experience for GOTAFE Shepparton staff and peers.
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.
Using LinkedIn To Create an Awesome Resume
Build a showstopping LinkedIn profile to take all the hard work out of getting an employer’s attention.
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.
Pathways to Success: Tyson Saunders
Tyson Saunders commenced his life after school with an apprenticeship at GOTAFE. He now has his own business and employs his apprentices from GOTAFE.
16 Days of Activism: Respect Women
Together we can create a world without gender-based violence
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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!
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
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 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!
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 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
What is Ramadan and how has observing the traditions of the Muslim faith been adapted in 2020?
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?
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
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!
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.