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Find your study/life balance with study tips, inspirational and motivational stories and important reminders that family, friends and the community are equally important to careers.

Nature versus industry

by Gary Fishlock

It requires an almost superhuman effort of will to not know where our meat is coming from

Over the last couple of decades, something strange has happened to farming. It’s moved from being mostly nature-driven, to being mostly industry-driven.

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Eurovision 2015

Thank you for the cheese – 60 years of Eurovision

by Gary Fishlock

We love diversity here at TAFE NSW. Our students are waving flags for every one of the 10 European countries who have made it through to the 2015 Eurovision  Song Contest final!

It’s the world’s biggest, campest, cheesefest and this year it’s turning 60. To commemorate this salubrious occasion, we’ve trawled through the archives and come up with a list of 60 Eurovision controversies, scandals, boycotts, broken rules, dummy spits, wardrobe malfunctions and moments of downright bizarreness.

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Show me the chokkie

by Gary Fishlock

Over 90 million chocolate rabbits are produced annually. Just over three quarters of us (76%) will eat the ears first

Here it is. Everything you need to know about “the food of the gods”. And just in time for Easter. After extensive consultation with the chocolate gurus who deliver TAFE NSW’s chocolate-making course, (plus some quality time with Google), we’re pleased to bring you a list of the 25 most highly educational and mouth-watering chocolate facts. Read more…

A tale of two gardens

by Gary Fishlock

If you can’t make it out to the Show in person, you can check out videos of the completed gardens below

The autumn leaves are falling and Easter eggs are dominating retail displays everywhere. This can mean only one thing – Sydney’s Royal Easter Show is back in town. And with it, the TAFE NSW Landscaping Challenge!

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Where happiness lives

by Gary Fishlock

Maybe we’re just looking for happiness in all the wrong places. Maybe it’s much closer to us than we realise

Who’d’ve thunk a simple human emotion like happiness would get its very own day? And decreed by the United Nations General Assembly, no less!

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Standing together

by Simon Fearby

Internet trolls take great pleasure in finding, teasing and bullying people online just for laughs

A few decades ago (long before the internet) a close friend of mine committed suicide because they were being bullied. I had no idea this was going on.

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Making it happen

by Catrin Hobart

In the six months to 30 June 2014, there were over 3,600 course enrolments by women in non-traditional trades

The theme for International Women’s Day this year is “Making it happen”. This is an appropriate theme for an organisation such as TAFE NSW, which has been focused on achieving practical outcomes for its students for over 120 years.

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You’ve goat to be kidding!

by Gary Fishlock

Unlike many contestants on So You Think You Can Dance, goats have excellent coordination and are very agile on their hooves

As fireworks explode over Chinatown and we welcome the Lunar New Year of the Goat, it seems timely for our thoughts to turn to all things goat-related. After all, how much do you know about the humble goat? After reading our highly educational list of top goat facts, the butt will almost certainly stop with you…

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