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No matter where you’re at in your career journey, TAFE NSW is here for you.
Whether you’re deciding what comes next after high school, unhappy with your current course or finding university just isn’t the right fit for you, TAFE NSW has a pathway to suit your needs.
When Nicola Roberts started at university, she soon discovered it wasn’t the right fit for her. After switching to TAFE NSW to complete her bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education and Care she immediately felt a positive change.
“I had started another degree at a large uni before coming across to TAFE and I could instantly notice the difference. I felt like TAFE was a family environment, where everyone knew you by name.”
She found the small class sizes and the family-friendly nature of TAFE NSW was a notable difference from her experience at university.
The switch to TAFE NSW meant Nicola was more comfortable asking questions and interacting in class, which allowed her to grow and get more out of her studies.
“The small numbers in each of the classes allowed you to get to know the other students and teachers on a personal level. It also allowed me to feel more comfortable asking questions and engaging in discussion in class.”
Importantly, Nicola developed strong, real relationships with her teachers that have shaped her into the educator she is today.
“I wasn’t just a number and they (teachers) actually cared how you were progressing and, even after my degree finished, I still stayed in contact with the teachers and they checked in on how I was going.”
Like Nicola, many TAFE NSW students find the personalised approach and quality of teaching a huge draw card for studying at TAFE NSW.
TAFE NSW’s quality of teaching consistently ranks higher than universities* which supports TAFE NSW’s unique approach to applied and personalised learning which is so highly valued by students.
Furthermore, the skill development achieved by students as a result of hands-on, applied learning means students graduate job-ready.
“I loved the professional experience we got to do at the end of each semester and the wide range of settings we got to experience over the 4 years, as I feel like it really helped me to become a well-rounded educator, as well as getting experience in different fields and deciding what I enjoy.”
Ranked higher than universities and the national average,* TAFE NSW delivers on skill development and ensures students are prepared for the increasingly competitive job market.
Consistent in its approach to delivering hands-on, applied learning, most of TAFE NSW’s courses offer built-in work placement and internships.
So, if it’s Early Childhood Education and Care you’re interested in, then take a leaf out of Nicola’s book and find your place at TAFE NSW.
Or if Information Technology, Community Services or even Fashion Design is more your vibe, TAFE NSW offers bachelor degree courses in those fields too. With guaranteed small class sizes, hands-on learning and built-in internships; no matter what course you study at TAFE NSW, you can be confident you’ll graduate job-ready.
You are more than just a number. At TAFE NSW, you’re the face of the future and we’re excited to be part of your success.
Don’t just learn the ‘what’ – learn the ‘how’ with a TAFE NSW degree. Visit www.tafensw.edu.au/degrees or call 131 601.
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*Source: Quality Indicators of Teaching and Learning 2019 www.qilt.edu.au accessed 31 January 2020