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Jump into paid work, develop your skills and gain a nationally accredited qualification at the same time. We’re the largest provider of on and off the job traineeships and apprenticeships on the north coast.

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    • What a fantastic night celebrating the success and future adventures of our 4 local Worldskills finalists! You have already done yourself, North Coast TAFE, your family and our community proud. Everything from this point on is a bonus. Best of luck. :-) Thanks to all who attended, donated, applauded and helped organise tonight's fantastic event. Thumbs up to The Daily Examiner for promoting the fundraiser and our fantastic finalist stories. A special thankyou to our wonderful hospitality team for the delicious food and wonderful service on the night.

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    • Learn a new skill or brush up on your Microsoft Office Skills at #greatlakestafe. Our Communicating in the Computer Age class are currently learning all about PowerPoint. If you are interested in brushing up on your skills contact Student Central today. #greatlakestafe #northcoasttafe #studyattafe #campuslife #upskilling

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  • We are off and running at our Worldskills fundraiser dinner for our 4 fantastic local national finalists! It's going to be a great night. :-)

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  • Our students have plenty of opportunities for hands on experience. Yesterday our Certificate III Individual Support (ageing) practised putting wheelchair bound patients in and out of a car. #greatlakestafe #campuslife #northcoasttafe #greatlakesnsw #studyattafe

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  • The Clarence Valley really is a hot-bed of talented musicians and bands - Living Proof is no exception. Check out this fantastic write up on our regional battle of the band winners and Grafton TAFE music students! Good luck in Lismore in the next stage of the competition and beyond. www.northcoasttafe.edu.au

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  • They work hard, with little recognition. That's why we need to get behind Bradley.

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    • Know a local sportsperson who deserves recognition? The Port Macquarie Hastings Sports Awards aim to recognise and celebrate the achievements of local sporting people in all categories of sport and at all levels, from the local competitions to the international arena. Nominations are open until 5pm Friday 30 September 2016 – nominations must be submitted online, at www.sunrise-rotary.org.au/sportsawards

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    • Certificate I in Business - Fee Free Course - 17 October - 25 November 2016 Ballina Campus This Certificate allows individuals across a variety of industry sectors to develop basic skills and knowledge to prepare for the workforce. The course delivery is flexible, supervised by our teachers, all of whom have industry-relevant skills. During the course you will undertake a range of simple tasks under close supervision. This Certificate is an entry level for further study and students will be assessed by portfolios, exams, demonstrations and observations For more information click on the link below or call Ph: 1300 628 233

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  • Introducing another of our amazing WorldSkills Australia representatives from the Mid Coast...apprentice cabinet maker Joushua Ferguson-Sketchley. 21-year-old Joshua is currently employed by local company Eastland Kitchens Coffs Harbour and placed second at the regional competition. Having a time limit in a national competition with a live audience really puts the pressure on, but it’s a challenge that the 20-year-old apprentice cabinet maker is up for. “I really think the national competition will be a great opportunity, but I’m pretty nervous though,” he said. Once he finishes his apprenticeship Joshua will be weighing up his future options and may consider going to university to become an Industrial Tech teacher. Joshua is one of nineteen North Coast TAFE students who will all be representing the Mid Coast & Northern Rivers regions at the National Competition in Melbourne from 6-8 October. Great work Joshua...we're behind you all of the way! #nctafe #tafensw #worldskills #coffsharbour #cabinetmaking

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  • Our Certificate III Beauty students worked wonders with manicures and pedicures at lunchtime today. Interested in a career in beauty? Visit Student Central and enquire about next semester. #campuslife #greatlakestafe #greatlakesnsw #livingthedream #northcoasttafe #studyattafe

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  • We don't want to know where would we be without our skilled #healthcare workers! Join us in celebrating skills all this week for National Skills Week

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  • Just a reminder for our Links2Success: Better Business Skills session this Thursday, 1 September. We have limited spaces still available. It's not to late to register. If you have already registered and you know someone that may benefit from our workshop, get them to register asap. Contact Jill on 65692005.

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