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Apprenticeships – Get skilled for tomorrow’s workforce

See the real challenges you might encounter in your chosen field and start the practical training that will help you meet them

Apprenticeships give you the chance to pick up knowledge on the job and learn from the best – the perfect place to start a long and prosperous career – especially in today’s trade-hungry job market.

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Switching careers without starting over

by Ruth Felice

Our finest moments are most likely to occur when we are feeling deeply uncomfortable, unhappy, or unfulfilled. For it is only in such moments, propelled by our discomfort, that we are likely to step out of our ruts and start searching for different ways or truer answers. – M. Scott Peck

You’re over it. You’ve been doing the same role for 10 years and you need a change. But herein lies the problem. How can you change jobs if your current gig is all you’ve ever done professionally? Read more…

How to love your job


Identifying what you’re really unhappy about just takes some honest introspection with no interference from the ego

They say romantic relationships can get the ‘seven year itch’. But does the same principle apply to jobs and careers? Read more…

Over 500,000 students choose to study with TAFE NSW every year. They trust TAFE NSW to give them a better future through providing quality education.

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The joy of learning and where it can take you!


Pursuing a passion and mastering a new skill creates a powerful sense of fulfilment and happiness

There’s no doubt that education can lead to some pretty awesome outcomes. But what about the educational journey itself? We’ve all heard the saying that it’s just as much about the journey as it is about the destination. And this holds true for learning. Here are some different reasons why learning simply for learning’s sake can be an enriching and valuable experience. Read more…

How to ‘survive’ your HSC

by Gary Fishlock

The best approach you can take is to set your own personal goals and then strive to achieve them

Those inverted commas around the word ‘survive’ in the heading are deliberate. There’s a lot of hype at the moment about the HSC exams. How crucially important they are and how your entire career path will be determined by your ATAR. In a nutshell, this isn’t true.

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Celebrating love and acceptance at Fair Day!

by Maryann Blackwell

The Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras turns 40 this year, and with the YES vote fresh in our minds, you know it’s going to be a hell of a party, one that even CHER couldn’t resist!

But it’s not all about the party and parade! The festival brings LGBTQI communities from around the world to Sydney, to enjoy a great program of events, including Fair Day, launching this year’s festival on Sunday 18, February.

So what’s so great about Fair Day?

It’s a big day out that brings everyone together, and really showcases the diversity of the LGBTQI community.  It’s free, family-friendly and attracts over 70,000 people each year. The carnival atmosphere is fabulous, welcoming, exciting and at times outrageous. You can expect to be entertained, educated and connected. There’s a melting pot of activity that blends the every-day with unique with events  such as The Doggwood stage and drag cabaret shows. With over 250 stalls on site, it’s also a great place to get information on a range of services and support networks for members of the community. Read more…

TAFE Bites – Savory Pancake Recipe

by Ruth Felice

Wake up and smell the bacon… Or Facon for our vegan friends.

The sweet pancake has been a breakfast staple since the dark ages of brekkie. But, our TAFE chefs have mixed up your childhood favourite with a delicious, salty twist.

Sweet corn pancakes with bacon and maple syrup

Prepared by: Peter Casey

Sweet corn pancakes


  • 1 cup plain flour
  • 1/3 cup wholemeal flour, or cornmeal
  • 1 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • A little salt
  • 1 egg
  • 200g sweet corn kernels
  • ¾ cup or so of milk

Bacon/facon – the more, the better

Maple syrup – the real stuff

Butter for the frypan


Mix the dry ingredients first, making sure the brown sugar isn’t clumpy, then add the egg, corn kernels and milk. Whisk until combined, and adjust with more milk or flour for the consistency you prefer. Put the batter aside for at least half an hour, until it bubbles a little.

Meanwhile, fry the bacon until it’s good and crispy. Let rest on paper towel.

Heat the butter until it’s foamy, add ½ cup of batter at a time, and – as always – wait until the bubbles on top have popped before flipping. Be vigilant and fussy about temperature, and take your time.

Serve corn pancakes with crispy bacon on the side (reheat if needed), and drizzle a civilised amount of maple syrup across the lot.

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