Key information Continuing to transform Victoria’s VET sector The 2019-20 Budget will continue to prioritise TAFE and Training through major investments. Find out more about what this year’s budget means for the sector. Learn Local course guides are now available 2019 Learn Local course guides have been created to help showcase the vast range of Learn Local pre-accredited courses on offer across Victoria. Introducing a new one-stop-shop for TAFE Jobs An online portal for TAFE jobs across Victoria has been created to help people find advertised roles, sign up for job alerts and browse a notice board all in one place. Online resource to help training providers navigate the NDIS The NDIS Tool Box has been created to help providers better understand how they can support NDIS participants when enrolling or training in VET. Nominations for the 2019 Victorian Learn Local Awards are now open Nominate now for this year’s Learn Local Awards and shine the spotlight on outstanding learners, teachers and programs. Partnerships and collaborations Great Chefs Program connects students with Australia’s top chefs Celebrating its 25th anniversary the program provides William Angliss Institute cookery and hospitality students with the opportunity to work with the best in the business. Grooming your dog is now better for the environment Wanting to reduce its environmental paw print, the Box Hill Institute’s Pets on Elgar dog grooming salon had an idea to cut down and recycle more of its waste. Kickstarting a call centre career A pre-employment Learn Local course is helping people transition into jobs in the growing call centre industry in Gippsland. Watch a short video to find out more. Rehka shares her Learn Local journey English through to early childhood studies, find out how Learn Local helped Rehka build her English skills and study her passion. Innovation and achievement Regional students access world-leading technology An innovative anatomy model and interactive workstation are giving GOTAFE students the opportunity to study locally while having access to world-class training and facilities. From VCE VET student to hair and beauty boss Kiralee Wilde’s journey towards owning and running her own business started in year 11 with a VCE VET Hair and Beauty course. Early childhood studies take students on an adventure of a lifetime A group of Chisholm Institute Early Childhood Education students recently embarked on a study tour of Vietnam and Cambodia that gave them an invaluable learning experience. Working with drones – a career path of the future Did you know that drones are much more than just a photography tool and are used in industries such as medicine and agriculture? A new Learn Local course is helping students to operate and find out more about drone technology. My learning journey Empowering Asylum seekers to access exciting opportunities After migrating to Australia, Huriya and Abdullahi needed a little extra help to improve their job prospects. With the support of VU Polytechnic Skills & Jobs Centres they secured ongoing work. Things are heating up for FedUni TAFE graduate Alyssa Heard From waitress to following her passion for cooking and now Australian Apprentice of the Year, Alyssia Heard is someone to keep an eye out for. From little things big things grow After a 30-year career as a teacher and manager, Linda Day yearned for something completely different—something out of the office and into the great outdoors. Field of dreams far from city lights From dispensing prescription medication to milking dairy cows, life couldn't be more different for worker-turned-farm labourer Kerrilyn Bassett. More information Subscribe to the TAFE and Training Update e-newsletter Subscribe at no cost to the quarterly TAFE and Training Update, which provides a regular snapshot of Victoria’s training and skills sector. February edition See the February 2019 edition of the TAFE and Training Update e-newsletter, subscibe and keep up-to-date with the latest news and information. June edition See the June 2019 edition of the TAFE and Training Update e-newsletter, subscibe and keep up-to-date with the latest news and information.