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Work, Health and Life

Seven spring adventures that are free

by Gary Fishlock

We at TAFE NSW strongly believe in life/study balance and know how important it is to take a break every now and then. With the holidays rapidly approaching, we thought we’d give you a round-up of some great activities you can do around the state that have free (or very cheap) admission. Read more…

Awaken your creative genius

by Gary Fishlock

Here are some tips on how to tap into that vast pool of genius and innovation that you know is lurking away just below the surface of your subconscious

We at TAFE NSW love creativity and innovation. But sometimes these things can seem elusive. It’s often the case that when you need them the most, like when working on an assignment or project, the ideas seem to go awol. Here are some tips on how to tap into that vast pool of genius and innovation that you know is lurking away just below the surface of your subconscious.

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Good deed doers

by Gary Fishlock

They understand that we’re giving our time and efforts to try and help and learn off each other

It’s Philanthropy Week, which celebrates kind deeds and the people who do them. Here are five philanthropic examples of people who have used their TAFE-trained skills to do their bit to change the world. Read more…

What press freedom means for you

by Gary Fishlock

With a free press there’s enormous scope for reportage that’s deliberately misleading, unbalanced and biased

The press. Print media. Newspapers, magazines, journals. It’s where most of us get most of our information about news and current events most of the time.

So it’s crucially important that the press is free to report on news and current events without interference or censorship from government or other controlling regimes. Read more…

Keeping industry alive

by Gary Fishlock

 The global economy is completely dependent on cheap oil and therefore unsustainable

It’s all about the ‘L’ word – local.

This seems to be at loggerheads with the ethos of our global economy. But there are many reasons, both practical and ethical, to buy local rather than imported goods. Read more…

Chocolate bar, cocoa beans and wooden spoon

The history of chocolate

by Gary Fishlock

The World Cocoa Foundation estimates that the number of people who currently depend on chocolate for their livelihood is about 50 million

Chocolate. The mere word is capable of invoking a passionate response in many people. Read more…