Malicious cyber activity is growing worldwide, driving a dramatic increase in demand for cyber security solutions. Over the next decade the Australian cyber security industry is forecast to almost triple in size. This growth translates into an additional 11,000 jobs.
Box Hill Institute has reimagined its open day for 2020 making every day an open day.
Free, full qualification TAFE courses in Victoria have provided opportunities for thousands of people to gain new knowledge and skills, or re-skill to meet changing industry demands.
Research shows that women are increasingly at risk of homelessness and financial hardship as they get older. Women from diverse backgrounds are often excluded from the workforce due to caring responsibilities, time out of the workforce and being unable to find suitable work for their existing skills. VU Polytechnic and WomenCan Australia have teamed up for a unique solution.
With increased government funding for apprenticeships and traineeships in response to the COVID-19 recovery, timing is right for employers and TAFEs to work together and increase the number of apprentices and trainees. For example, TAFE NSW has recently partnered with MSX International as the national training provider for Volvo apprentices.
Wildfire awareness course to help protect local communities – TAFE NSW National Centre for Emergency Management Studies
With climate change our summers are likely to become hotter and drier as experienced during last year’s horror fire season. TAFE NSW has developed a wildfire awareness course with the Australian Fire and Emergency Services Authorities Council. It is the minimum qualification for personnel who support firefighters on the frontline, including police, ambulance officers, wildlife carers, media liaison personnel, first aid officers, utility company employees and campground hosts.
As Victoria emerges from the coronavirus (COVID-19) restrictions, businesses and workers need to ensure they can safely reopen and engage with customers. All Victorian TAFEs are now offering free infection control skill sets* for eligible employees. The areas targeted include food handling, retail and transport and logistics.
Regional and rural workers in north-eastern Victoria will benefit from upgraded learning facilities, thanks to a $2 million investment by the Victorian Government.
Retail and agriculture courses are being offered on Eyre Peninsula to meet a need for skilled workers. The training is being delivered by TAFE SA.
TAFE SA has collaborated with Odyssee Aus Engineers to develop a virtual ship engine room at its Regency campus. The cutting edge technology got a big thumbs up from the students.