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Lord Mayor Gordon Bradbery and TAFE NSW General Manager Kerry Penton with TAFE NSW pre-apprentice carpenters
Building on Success
Tuesday, 10 October 2017

TAFE NSW is “keeping it real” for pre-apprentice carpenters thanks to a continuing partnership with Wollongong City Council to build holiday cabins.

Lord Mayor Gordon Bradbery and TAFE NSW General Manager Kerry Penton with TAFE NSW pre-apprentice carpenters
Building on Success
Tuesday, 10 October 2017

TAFE NSW is “keeping it real” for pre-apprentice carpenters thanks to a continuing partnership with Wollongong City Council to build holiday cabins.


TAFE NSW Big Winner at Minister's Awards
Friday, 29 September 2017

The dedication and commitment to the tourism industry of five TAFE NSW students was recognised at a ceremony at NSW Parliament House this week to mark the 2017 Minister’s Student Achiever Awards.

Kicking goals in Malta and at home
Friday, 22 September 2017

Wollongong student James Baldacchino is kicking goals balancing a successful overseas football career while completing study in carpentry with TAFE NSW.

One step closer
Monday, 18 September 2017

Wollongong resident Sakineh Ghaemi is one step closer to fulfilling a promise to her late Dad to become a doctor.


Classic High Tea
Friday, 15 September 2017

Old-world charm returned to Destiny’s Restaurant in Nowra for a high tea event this week, with money raised supporting the Celebrity Chef Scholarship fund.

Minions come to town
Thursday, 07 September 2017

Minions came to Destiny’s Restaurant in Nowra for the KidZFix fundraising dinner last week, with money raised supporting sick children in the Shoalhaven and Dubbo hospital pediatric units.

Living Library breathes life into stories
Wednesday, 06 September 2017

A man wakes up to the sound of birds, not bombs, after escaping civil war in his homeland of northern Iraq. A former ice addict shares her rollercoaster ride to happiness, while a parent with a transgender child tells her story of love and strength.

National Skills Week Cooking Skills Showcase
Monday, 28 August 2017

TAFE NSW will celebrate National Skills Week at a pop-up kitchen in Stockland Shellharbour on Friday 1 September from 11am to 2pm, showcasing its innovative approach to high-quality education and training.

Nailing the Construction Trade
Thursday, 24 August 2017

Amy Sirc has swapped a fashion career for her passion for the building and construction trade.

A sense of place in garden of delights
Monday, 21 August 2017

Southern Highlands resident Nathan Breen has a form of autism known as Fragile X syndrome, a genetic condition causing intellectual disability and sensory overload.

Age-old passion can't be denied
Wednesday, 16 August 2017

An inspiring career lies ahead for 18-year-old Broulee resident and commercial cookery apprentice Angus White after receiving a Maggie Beer Scholarship to participate in the “Creating an Appetite for Life” program.

Online invite to Adobe-Style Open House
Monday, 07 August 2017

Mature-aged TAFE NSW student Rochelle McDonald is successfully juggling her online studies in Property Services along with fulltime work, and attending to three children, sheep, goats and a farm-stay guesthouse.

Clarke's a Man of Steel
Wednesday, 05 July 2017

As a second generation boiler-maker, Scott Clarke has a personal commitment to strive for greatness after being announced as the Apprentice of the Year at the 2017 NSW Training Awards for the Illawarra region on Friday evening.


Shining a light on our job-ready graduates
Monday, 03 July 2017

Did you know that the Contact Centre industry is a major provider of entry level jobs for young people?

Cooking up a storm in NAIDOC Week
Friday, 30 June 2017

Young Eurobodalla TAFE NSW graduate and ambassador Luke Nolan is leading the way for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students to embrace their unique food culture as we celebrate NAIDOC Week.

Global Skills Challenge Final Hurdle to Abu Dhabi
Thursday, 29 June 2017

Albion Park’s Brett McPaul will head to Newcastle next week to compete for the right to represent Australia at the 44th WorldSkills International Competition in Abu Dhabi this October.

Career aspirations to help ex-prisoners
Thursday, 08 June 2017

Visually impaired TAFE NSW graduate and Illawarra local Rhiannon McLeish has career aspirations to open a community services centre for ex-prisoners.

From I.T. to the sea
Thursday, 08 June 2017

Keith Wrench, TAFE NSW graduate and Eurobodalla local, was working in the Information Technology (I.T.) industry for almost 35 years when he decided it was time to start doing what he loves.

Be doing what you love!
Tuesday, 30 May 2017

Tahlia Collins, Taralga resident and TAFE NSW graduate has humble dreams combined with exceptional talent, receiving the TAFE NSW Illawarra Apprentice of the Year at the recent Annual Student Awards.

2017 Goulburn Mulwaree Scholarship
2017 Goulburn Mulwaree Scholarship
Tuesday, 23 May 2017

Seven TAFE NSW Illawarra Goulburn students will realise a better future through the Veolia Mulwaree Trust scholarships announced recently.


Luke's future on the rise as TAFE NSW Illawarra's Student of the Year
Friday, 19 May 2017

19-year-old Luke Nolan of Dolphin Point, is leading the way for Indigenous students, after receiving the coveted TAFE NSW Illawarra Student of the Year award at the Annual Student Awards this week.

Library and Information Week
Library and Information Week 2017
Thursday, 18 May 2017

Library and Information Week 22 - 28 May 2017

Top TAFE NSW Illawarra students awarded
Thursday, 11 May 2017

Inspiring excellence of our TAFE NSW Illawarra's students.

Providing a new space for headspace Wollongong
Wednesday, 10 May 2017

Sense-Sation Events students present headspace Wollongong with over $10,000 from the proceeds of their successful 9th Annual Corporate Golf Day in Wollongong.


It's a Numbers Game
Tuesday, 02 May 2017

Local Bega resident, James Elliott, has transformed his ‘different brilliant’ skills into his career strength.

Investing in Skills for Tomorrow's Workforce
Wednesday, 26 April 2017

Six new regional and three metropolitan TAFE NSW SkillsPoints headquarters will be established by the NSW Government, as part of its push to create the workforce of the future by collaborating with business and industry.


Off the Grid
Friday, 24 February 2017

Local Broulee resident Marcus Reichinger has ideals that are not nearly as passive as his ultimate goal of building a ‘passive house’ for his family.


A Different Way of Learning
Friday, 17 February 2017

17-year-old Goulburn resident and student, Emily Craig has tied equal first in the State with her ATAR in Film and Media.

Taking on The World
Wednesday, 15 February 2017

With titanic ambitions, young Bega student and resident Kye Dewberry is set to take on The World, literally.

Looking at the positives of ageing
Wednesday, 15 February 2017

Mature-aged TAFE student and Oak Flats resident, Zorica Rosenov has discovered a gratifying career in the Aged Care industry.

From Orange to China
Friday, 10 February 2017

Primed and ready to spread his wings, young Brad Ingham from Orange is set to test his skills in China next week with his first overseas experience.

Aspiring Doctors' Cracking ATAR Result
Tuesday, 07 February 2017

With aspirations of becoming a doctor, young Wollongong student and mum, Freya Turnbull-Holmes is now one step closer after receiving an outstanding 95 ATAR.

Worlds Away
Friday, 20 January 2017

Local Southern Highlands resident and Wollongong student, Tas Engel’s determination is as amazing as his career ambitions.

TAFE NSW Illawarra hosts Open Week
Friday, 13 January 2017

TAFE NSW Illawarra is opening its doors from 16-20 January to showcase its innovative approach to high-quality education and training that enables students to get jobs and careers for the future.

Baker rises to the occasion
Friday, 13 January 2017

From humble beginnings in the Illawarra, 33-year-old Morgan Clementson is taking the Bakery world by storm with her exceptional talents.

Sumptuous Summer Salmon to tempt the fussiest taste buds!
Thursday, 22 December 2016

Feasting like a king at Christmas doesn’t have to cost you a bomb!

3 tips for sticking to your New Year's resolutions
Wednesday, 21 December 2016

As the year winds down and we get set to bring in the coming year, it’s often a time of reflection on what has transpired and our achievements.

Sapphire Coast's tourism boom boosting the region
Tuesday, 20 December 2016

It’s time to jump on board with the Department of Employment reporting the Travel and Tourism industry is set to grow nationally by 25 per cent in the next three years.

Silver lining shines on Mental Health
Friday, 16 December 2016

A silver lining has appeared over TAFE NSW Moss Vale to shine the light on Suicide Prevention and Mental Health.

Mentoring program a social changer for Bellambi
Tuesday, 13 December 2016

A program designed to educate community leaders about domestic violence issues is a success for the Bellambi Mentors.

Is the safe choice your best option?
Friday, 09 December 2016

Young Nowra artist and former student, Annika Thurbon has made a career from her love of art after ditching her ‘safe’ job option in nursing.

Luke's soft place to land
Tuesday, 06 December 2016

18-year-old Dolphin Point Indigenous student apprentice, Luke Nolan was awarded the Bert Evans Scholarship yesterday, Tuesday 6 December at Susie’s Kitchen in Milton.


Gumnut Patisserie and TAFE producing a pot of baking talent
Monday, 05 December 2016

A little melting pot of talent has emerged at the Gumnut Patisserie in Mittagong with another one of their apprentices receiving a national award within the space of two months.

Korben's cabin fever leads to an Apprenticeship
Friday, 02 December 2016

Albion Park Rail student, Korben Ryan has snagged an apprenticeship during the official handover of three new cabins from his TAFE to Windang Tourist Park.

The Fundamentals of Carpentry
Tuesday, 29 November 2016

What three things do Matt Tilley, Mitch Todman and Brad Ryan have in common?

It all started with a piece of paper
Monday, 28 November 2016

Inspiring Moss Vale student, Debra Williams is ready to embark on the next chapter of her life as a way to give back to her community.

Where has the time gone?
Thursday, 24 November 2016

It’s been a fascinating journey for the history of TAFE NSW Illawarra Nowra since its’ inception in the early 1900s and 75 years later, we’re celebrating!

School Based Trainee Caitlyn Douven becomes job ready!
Tuesday, 22 November 2016

Yass HSC student and school-based trainee, Caitlyn Douven has successfully juggled her Higher School Certificate and TAFE studies to become job ready as an Early Childhood Educator.

Oh, the places you'll go!
Tuesday, 22 November 2016

Intellect continues to shine bright for the historic inland town of Goulburn.

Bringing the sunshine to aged care
Monday, 21 November 2016

Young Ulladulla resident, Emily Jaeger has discovered a rewarding career bringing sunshine into the lives of the elderly.

It's all about perspective!
Monday, 21 November 2016

Navigating the world is very different for 24-year-old Bega vision impaired student, Jesse Edwards.

It's A Hair and Make-up Affair!
Monday, 21 November 2016

Disney comes to Moruya for up to 100 people attending the High Tea High Hair Make Up and Fashion show last week.

TAFE students shine at Industry Dinner
Friday, 18 November 2016

Cooma Apprentice Chefs, Events and Tourism students presented a degustation dinner to Hospitality businesses this week.

2016 Student Art Exhibition
Monday, 14 November 2016

Nowra Arts students and staff honour their heritage at the 2016 Student Art Exhibition launch on Tuesday 22 November.

Illawarra students excel at Education Awards
Thursday, 10 November 2016

TAFE NSW Illawarra’s TVET students and teacher cleaned up at the Workplace Learning Excellence in Vocational Education and Training (VET) awards this week.

Ben Willis Celebrity Chef
Illawarra students face their ultimate pressure test
Wednesday, 02 November 2016

Aligning their recently learned skills with Owner and Two Hatted Chef, Ben Willis of Aubergine, our apprentice chefs will deliver a culinary delight of eight courses and matching wines, to be held at TAFE NSW Illawarra Nowra’s, Destiny’s Restaurant.

Australian WorldSkills Squad selected
Monday, 31 October 2016

Team Illawarra are celebrating our two representatives who have been successfully selected for the Australian Skills Squad in the next stage of the WorldSkills competition.

Brent Stong Young Achiever of the Year accepting his award
Illawarra Cookery Apprentice Wins South Coast Young Achiever of the Year
Monday, 31 October 2016

“It’s sensational. The awards I have won this year validates my decision to follow my dreams" say Brent.


Illawarra students' medal haul at National 'Tradies Olympics'
Monday, 10 October 2016

TAFE NSW Illawarra has scooped up the Gold and Bronze Medal pool at the 2016 WorldSkills Australia National Competition in Melbourne over the weekend.


Signage students prove they are industry leaders at Australian Sign and Graphics Awards
Signage students earmarked as industry leaders at Australian Sign and Graphic Awards
Friday, 07 October 2016

Three TAFE NSW Illawarra students have proven they are signwriters set for success after bringing home Bronze Awards at the recent 2016 Australian Sign and Graphics Awards.

TAFE NSW Illawarra and UOW to compete in solar energy Olympics
Dementia friendly solar powered home competes in world energy Olympics
Thursday, 06 October 2016

A team of students from UOW and TAFE NSW Illawarra are set to take on the world in a new sustainable energy Olympics challenge.

Project Kavre Fundraising Dinner
Local fundraising dinner aims to rebuild school in Nepal
Tuesday, 04 October 2016

Empathy is at the heart of the fundraising events to be held across our campuses to help a Nepalese community rebuild their school.


Educators collaborate at MoodleMoot 2016
Friday, 30 September 2016

Educators share their inspirational techniques and technologies at the 2016 MoodleMoot Australia Conference in Perth this week.

Ashleigh Barnes receives Minister's Award
Bega’s Ashleigh Barnes wins Minister’s Student Achiever Award
Monday, 26 September 2016

After topping the State in the Tourism, Travel and Events HSC subject, Bega’s Ashleigh Barnes has gone on to win the 2016 Minister’s Student Achiever Award for Tourism and Hospitality.

Choices Day
Choices Day
Wednesday, 07 September 2016

Explore your career options at Choices Day on Saturday 3 December 2016, 9am to 1pm.

Click to find out about Hospitality Degustation Dinner
Around the World in Seven Courses
Monday, 05 September 2016

A group of student foodie enthusiasts are combining their diverse cultural backgrounds with their passion for hospitality to run a creative degustation dinner


National Skills Week celebrations at TAFE Illawarra
Celebrating the skills of our region
Thursday, 25 August 2016

A backyard blitz, a Taste of TAFE for school students and ‘tradie’ Olympians in training – it’s all part of our week-long celebration of National Skills Week.

Brent Strong wins scholarship
Brent Strong wins Scholarship to work in Denmark
Wednesday, 24 August 2016

Shoalhaven chef Brent Strong wins scholarship to work in Denmark

Students doing field work for the Aboriginal Site Works course
Students to graduate from Aboriginal Site Works training
Thursday, 18 August 2016

A group of Aboriginal students from the Shoalhaven will be set for new careers following their graduation from an Aboriginal – Site Works training program.

Click here to find out about TAFESkills social media competition
Have you got #TAFESkills?
Wednesday, 17 August 2016

Competition starts Wednesday 24 August!

It’s all part of our celebrations of National Skills Week.

Refugee Week Celebrations 2016 Leila Hajiheidari
Friday, 12 August 2016

“I am very happy here, Australia is safe for me and my family.”


Refugee Week Celebrations 2016 Ghada Al Hussein
Friday, 12 August 2016

“Before the war we had a nice and quiet life. When the war started everything became different. We were refugees inside Syria.”

Refugee Week Celebrations 2016 Sakineh & Salimeh Ghaemi
Friday, 12 August 2016

“We lived in a tent for 10 years then we moved into a hut, which had a kitchen and one room.”

Refugee Week Celebrations 2016 Samira Al Salamat
Friday, 12 August 2016

“I am learning the English language, this is a wish I have had since childhood. I have got my wish.”

Fiona Shewring named HIA Constructive Woman of the Year
Fiona Shewring named HIA Constructive Woman of the Year
Wednesday, 10 August 2016

After a lifetime of dedicating herself to driving social change and training tradespeople, TAFE NSW Illawarra’s Fiona Shewring has been named the HIA Constructive Woman of the Year.

Samantha wins NAIDOC Young Achiever of the Year
Samantha wins NAIDOC Young Female Achiever of the Year
Monday, 01 August 2016

At the age of 21, Culburra’s Samantha D’Elboux is already breaking big barriers in her career.

Mid-life career change the right move for Rebecca
Wednesday, 20 July 2016

Having watched her two children build successful careers with their TAFE Illawarra trade qualifications, 48-year-old Rebecca Green decided it was her turn.

Alix Gillett Tourism & Event Management Student of the Year
A love for planning pays off for Event Management Award
Wednesday, 06 July 2016

A natural born planner, Thirroul’s Alix Gillett’s big dream is to run an event management company. The 20-year-old is now one step closer to that dream, being named TAFE Illawarra’s Tourism and Events Student of the Year.


Billy Fox wins Illawarra Apprentice of the Year
Billy Fox wins Illawarra Apprentice of the Year
Friday, 01 July 2016

There’s no stopping Billy Fox. Award after award. Regional, state, national or international, nothing seems to stop Billy’s dreams of becoming a multi award winning Chef.


Taylah Jones Hair and Beauty Student of the Year
Dream to be a hairdresser pays off
Thursday, 30 June 2016

Taylah Jones, Albion Park local, dreamed of being a hairdresser from a young age. Now, thanks to her dedication to her studies – her dreams have come true.


Taste of TAFE Horticulture
Students get a Taste of TAFE
Tuesday, 21 June 2016

In the coming weeks high school students from across the Illawarra, Southern Highlands and South Coast, will have the opportunity to find out about studying a TAFE Vocational Education and Training (TVET) course while still at school and explore mainstream courses available for 2017.

Age is no barrier to learning
Age is no barrier to learning
Friday, 17 June 2016

64-year-old Marie O’Shea is proof there’s no age limit for learning.

Bega’s Madeline Newton wins major TAFE Illawarra award
Bega’s Madeline Newton wins major TAFE Illawarra award
Friday, 10 June 2016

After placing second in the state for her Tourism HSC studies, Bega’s Madeline Newton’s success is continuing as TAFE Illawarra’s Vocational Student of the Year.

NSW baking apprentices connect at TAFE Illawarra training
NSW baking apprentices connect at training session
Tuesday, 07 June 2016

Baking apprentices from across NSW have connected at a series of innovative TAFE Illawarra training sessions.


TAFE Illawarra Student of the Year Mikayla Brightling
Be open to the future at Choices Day
Wednesday, 01 June 2016

“Be open. Be flexible to whatever opportunities come your way,” is the wise advice of 21-year-old baking graduate Mikayla Brightling.

Community Services Students to host Reconciliation
Reconciliation, the heart of our nation’s future
Wednesday, 01 June 2016

Community Services students will host an event to celebrate and share the importance of our history, our story and our future around Reconciliation.

TAFE Illawarra's Gili Award winners
TAFE Illawarra's Gili Award winners
Tuesday, 31 May 2016

Two students have proven they are among the state’s top Aboriginal students after receiving TAFE NSW Gili Awards.

Never give up on your dreams - Courtney Macpherson
Never give up on your dreams
Monday, 30 May 2016

If scoring an ATAR equivalent of 99.5% wasn’t a big enough achievement, Courtney Macpherson is now our Foundation Education Student of the Year.

Gerard's award-winning move to maritime
Gerard’s award-winning move to maritime
Thursday, 26 May 2016

Batemans Bay local Gerard Dennis never thought he'd be working in the maritime field, let alone become a TAFE Illawarra award winner.

Nowra's Emily Nye receives top TAFE award
Nowra’s Emily Nye receives top TAFE award
Wednesday, 25 May 2016

26-year-old Nowra resident Emily Nye receives TAFE Illawarra’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Student of the Year Award.

Cheryl Walker
Education a lifelong passion for Cheryl Walker
Tuesday, 24 May 2016

Cheryl Walker’s love for teaching spans more than 38 years. And now her dedication has been rewarded with the TAFE Illawarra Teaching Excellence Award.

Library and information week
Library and Information Week
Monday, 23 May 2016

Library and Information Week 23 - 29 May 2016

Mikayla Brightling TAFE Illawarra's Student of the Year
Mikayla Brightling Student of the Year
Friday, 20 May 2016

Mikayla Brightling has received TAFE Illawarra's highest accolade - Student of the Year.


Top students awarded
Monday, 16 May 2016

TAFE NSW, Illawarra region will showcase it's most inspiring graduates at the Annual Awards Gala Dinner, Thursday 18 May.

Daniel Smith ready to compete at National Refrigeration Competition
Daniel to compete at National 'Frigie' Competition
Friday, 13 May 2016

Daniel Smith is preparing to take on the country’s best ‘frigies’ at the WorldSkills Australia Refrigeration Competition.

TAFE Illawarra Goulburn celebrates graduates
Goulburn celebrates graduates
Monday, 11 April 2016

The power of opportunity from education was one of the key messages shared by graduate Ally Horan at our TAFE Illawarra Goulburn Graduation.


TAFE Illawarra teachers going global
TAFE Illawarra teachers going global
Friday, 08 April 2016

While many students are taking a well-earned break during the TAFE Holidays, our teachers are pursuing their passions around the world.

New fee free events course starting soon in Moruya
Training tailored for local events
Friday, 08 April 2016

A new TAFE Illawarra short course designed to meet the needs of local event organisers in Moruya is starting soon.

From basketball court to the community
From basketball court to community
Thursday, 31 March 2016

Illawarra Hawks' player Tyson Demos says an injury helped him discover his passion for community services.

TAFE Scholarship winners
A better future on the horizon for TAFE Scholarship winners
Wednesday, 23 March 2016

Fourteen TAFE Illawarra students are set to achieve their career dreams after receiving TAFE National Scholarships.

First-ever hairdressing training in the Highlands
A new hair affair for the Highlands
Thursday, 17 March 2016

Hairdressing Teacher Mark Cole is turning his skills with the scissors into an exciting new training partnership in the Highlands.

Students fire up for annual Royal Easter Show Challenge
Students prepare for Royal Easter Show challenge
Tuesday, 15 March 2016

TAFE Illawarra’s floristry and landscape construction students are ready to take on the 2016 TAFE NSW Challenge at the Royal Easter Show.

Celebrating International Women's Day
International Women's Day
Monday, 07 March 2016

TAFE Illawarra is celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women for International Women’s Day.

Team Illawarra named to compete at Australian WorldSkills
Team Illawarra named to compete at Australian WorldSkills
Wednesday, 02 March 2016

A group of 25 TAFE Illawarra students are set to showcase their skills at the Australian WorldSkills competition.

Artwork featured at Mosman Art Gallery
Friday, 26 February 2016

Our TAFE Illawarra Nowra Arts teacher, Warwick Keen with the assistance of former Arts student, Noel Wellington are making a name for themselves at the Mosman Art Gallery.

TAFE Illawarra celebrates graduates
TAFE Illawarra celebrates graduates
Monday, 22 February 2016

Marie O'Shea is one of many graduates starting the next phase of life after celebrating success at a TAFE Illawarra graduation.

TAFE Illawarra 2016 Graduations
Wednesday, 17 February 2016

We are celebrating our 2015 graduating students,  See below details on all graduations to be held throughout the Illawarra.

Students connect with NSW Police Force
Thursday, 04 February 2016

TAFE Illawarra Wollongong students participated in a police community awareness program last week designed to provide an insight of policing practice to newly arrived youth in the region.

Mushroom business celebrates its first birthday
Tuesday, 12 January 2016

Marita Smith, 26, founder of Milton Mushrooms, says it’s important to follow what “gets your heart racing” because when you do “things have a way of working out”.

Goulburn student scores a 99.95 ATAR
Friday, 08 January 2016

Courtney Macpherson, aged 22 has a bright future ahead after successfully completing the Tertiary Preparation Course (TPC) at TAFE Illawarra Goulburn last year.

Do you want a career in nursing?
Do you want a career in nursing?
Wednesday, 17 June 2015

Diploma of Nursing (HLT54115) commences at TAFE NSW.

2017 Annual Awards
Thursday, 22 January 2015

Inspiring excellence of TAFE NSW Illawarra's students.

International Student orientation; students sitting at boardroom style table
TAFE Illawarra Welcomes International Students
Friday, 11 July 2014

More than 40 International Students are 'Welcomed to Wollongong'

Bert Evans Apprentice Scholarship
Bert Evans Apprentice Scholarships
Friday, 06 June 2014

Are you struggling to get through your apprenticeship financially?