Teacher of the Year hacks learning

5 April 2024

Dr Adam Bignold named 2024 Federation TAFE VET Teacher/Trainer of the Year after revamping the Certificate IV in Cyber Security to better meet the needs of neurodiverse students.

Federation TAFE and local business power up next generation of apprentices

22 February 2024

Federation TAFE is partnering with Wimmera employers to grow the region’s future workforce of electrical apprentices.

Federation readies wind energy workforce

8 February 2024

Demand for skilled wind energy workers is at an all-time high. Federation TAFE is helping meet workforce demand with the Certificate III in Engineering (Composites Trade).

Free TAFE Childhood Education course paves way to employment

16 January 2024

Emma Littlejohn is proof that you can balance it all. At the end of 2022, she wanted a career-change so that she could find a way to balance studying and supporting her young family.

Nursing pathway provides bright future

16 January 2024

Danielle Taylor grew up on a farm just outside of Horsham. The 28-year-old is mother to three boys, and has a busy life in a small town, Glenorchy, where she now has a small farm of her own.

VETDSS: a fast track to study and a career

6 November 2023

The VETDSS program is a great option for senior secondary students more suited to hands-on learning, or with an interest in a more practical occupation.

TAFE students shine at FedAwards

26 October 2023

Federation TAFE students shone at the 2023 Fed Awards. Rebecca Griffiths won Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Student of the Year and Ella Donovan-Clancy was named Student Leader of the Year.

Course to grow Indigenous teacher workforce

19 September 2023

Federation TAFE has just started its first all-Indigenous cohort of Certificate IV Training and Assessment students with the aim of growing the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander teaching workforce

Powering career choices

1 September 2023

Guinny Nunes has gone from one extreme to the other. After completing secondary school at an all-girls school, she is now working as an electrical apprentice in an all-male team.

TAFE is a great pathway to university

12 July 2023

Erin Connor and Rhys Martins are living proof that studying at TAFE is not only a great way of securing your dream job, but it can also be a springboard to furthering your education at university.

Showcasing art from the inside

3 July 2023

Art by Indigenous inmates at Hopkins Correctional Centre and HM Prison Langi Kal Kal is being brought to the wider world through the Marra-Narrap Lakorra exhibition.

"Grow Your Own Workforce" a model solution to healthcare worker shortage

26 June 2023

Federation TAFE and East Grampians Health Services are addressing the health and community services worker shortage in the Ararat region with a "Grow Your Own Workforce" place-based training model.

Community Services - making careers count

20 June 2023

Delana knows firsthand the impact community services can make on the lives of vulnerable young people.

Reconnecting the Wimmera

1 June 2023

Dilhani was working as a Registered Nurse in Sri Lanka but after migrating to Australia found her education and experience weren’t recognised. Fortunately, she joined the Wimmera Reconnect program.

No rest for pests as Horticulture students learn alternative farming methods

29 May 2023

Federation TAFE Diploma of Horticulture students are engaging directly with industry through visits to three distinct horticultural enterprises around the Ballarat region as part of the Pest Problem"

Locals give hope to homeless

25 May 2023

The cabinet making team at Federation TAFE are assisting western Victoria’s most vulnerable by helping refurbish fire-damaged Reid’s Guest House to get it back to running at full capacity.

First cohort of TAFE trainees on accelerated path to employment

18 April 2023

Federation TAFE’s Diploma of Information Technology is putting young people on a fast track to employment and meeting the need of Australia’s critical tech skills shortage.

Persistence and perseverance prevail

31 March 2023

Sarah is studying a Bachelor of Nursing as well as working as an Endorsed Enrolled Nurse at the Horsham local hospital but for most of her life, these kinds of achievements seemed way out of reach.

Ballarat Tech School supports Girls in STEM

28 March 2023

The Ballarat Tech School (BTS) is addressing the under representation of girls and women in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) with their annual Girls in STEM (GIS) program.

Western Vic welding bootcamps lead to jobs

24 March 2023

Federation TAFE is teaming up with one of Western Victoria’s leading employers, AF Gason Pty Ltd, to find and attract welding apprentices and workers through regular welding bootcamps.

Fed College helps Alex rise to the top of the class

6 March 2023

Alex Simmonds was recently recognised with the Highland LLEN Award in the Federation TAFE Awards for Excellence for his dedication to learning, but his educational journey hasn’t always been easy.

Top teacher's innovative approach

20 February 2023

Engineering educator, Justin Bisson, was awarded the Vocational Education and Training (VET) Teacher/Trainer of the Year at the 2023 Federation TAFE Awards for Excellence.

Federation TAFE teacher Australia's first wind turbine technician instructor

10 February 2023

Federation TAFE automotive teacher Andrew Edwards will soon be Australia’s first BZEE accredited wind turbine technician instructor.

VET teachers in demand

22 December 2022

During his 20-year engineering career, Paul Hunton never imagined he would one day become a teacher. Now the Federation TAFE Engineering teacher can’t imagine doing anything else.

Federation TAFE course gives people in prison a brighter future

7 December 2022

Federation TAFE is giving prisoners at HM Prison Langi Kal Kal a brighter future and better chance of walking into an in-demand job with the introduction of an advanced welding course.