Gwydir Learning Region Vocational News

November 29, 2010

By Margaret Smith – Gwydir Vocational Co-ordinator.

The year is drawing to a close faster than some of us would really like it too, Christmas will come and go and we will be back at school again before we know it.

We had all the following courses run last year and hope to get most, if not all, running again next year number permitting.

This is why we need to know now if you are interested in these courses so that  TAFE and Community College Northern Inland know if the course is likely to run next year and line up their teachers.

These courses are free to all community members when you enroll at the Warialda High School and pay a minimal $30 administration fee.

Fine Arts, taught by Sharon Gilmour on Wednesday afternoons at Warialda High School.

Sharon has been teaching this course and bringing the unknown artistic talent out of every student with a mixture of media for several years now.

Many mature aged students participate in this course and come back and do it year after year and learn more and more skills.

Media Screen, taught by Ben Daley on Thursday afternoons starting at 4pm.
If you are interested in radio production or television production as an assistant then this course is right for you.

This course assists students in acquiring the knowledge, applications and attitudes to perform basic production duties and assist film and production personnel.

Animal Care taught via computer linkup and travelling to Tamworth for 2 to 3 days per term.  A great course for anyone wanting to work as an animal attendant or carer in kennels or catteries, pounds, zoological and fauna parks, wildlife refuges, pet shops and commercial animal production enterprises or even a pathway to becoming a veterinary nursing assistant.

Automotive-mechanical taught in Warialda after lunch on Wednesdays.
An great opportunity to change your career path or improve your skills as a mechanic, become a parts and accessories sales person or a new or used car sales person the world is your oyster.

Business Services is a great way to have your staff trained in Business Services Cert II or even as a School based or full time trainee. Learn to do word processing, spreadsheets, databases, and financial documents, personal and organisational skills.

Children’s Services Cert III opens the way to be a child care assistant, nanny, or child care centre director. It can also help save you HECS charges if you wish to go to university and teach up to Year 3.

Construction taught on Monday afternoons.
Learn how to plan and organise building activities, use a range of equipment safely and effectively and you will also have your mandatory Work Cover general OH&S training included so that you can work on any building site.

Human Services—Cert III Aged Care taught at the Bingara Community College.
This year’s students doing Aged Care were so efficient in completing their course that we are offering another course to start next year beginning in February.
This course provides students with skills suited to employment as assistants in nursing homes and as home care assistants, providing care to clients in aged care settings.

Cert III Health Services Assistant will give you career opinions as an assistant in Nursing in public and private acute care, aged care or health facilities.

Metal and Engineering is a great way to learn a broad range of skills and knowledge appropriate for working in the manufacturing sector especially in the metals and engineering sector. You may even wish to progress on to Cert III or more. This course ran in this year on Tuesday evenings from 5pm – 10 pm during school weeks at Inverell TAFE.