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Tamworth Community College

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Issue 14 July 2009

Community College News
228 Marius Street, Tamworth NSW 2340 Tamworth—Phone: 6766 4775 Quirindi—Phone: 6746 4150 Fax 6766 6523

The term 3 program features on the front cover the first trainee for the Tamworth Community College. Cherkira Rogers from Opportune Home Loans is currently undertaking her Certificate III in Business Administration. Cherkira hopes to complete the nationally recognised VET qualification this year and she will follow her chosen pathway toward a Certificate IV in Business in 2010.
Traineeships offered through the College BSB30107 Certificate III in Business BSB30307 Certificate III in Micro Business BSB30407 Certificate III in Business Admin BSB31207 Certificate III in Frontline Management BSB40207 Certificate IV in Business BSB40407 Certificate IV in Small Business Management BSB40507 Certificate IV in Business Admin BSB40807 Certificate IV in Frontline Management BSB40907 Certificate IV in Governance ICA20105 Certificate II in Information Technology

Cherkira Rogers and the College’s Executive Officer Patrick Foley

Funding for traineeships is available through the Department of Education and Training (DET) for both existing workers and new entrant workers. Recognising the skills of your workforce through traineeships or other forms of training and recognition is beneficial to the skilling of Australia and the self satisfaction of your employees that they have gained qualifications acknowledging the work that they do. For additional information or staff eligibility please ring the College.

Charity Ride—Mountain Bike Bash
Pat is again riding to raise funds for the local Westpac Rescue Helicopter Service. The ride in 2009 is from Glen Innes to Tamworth via Bundara, Walcha and Nundle and Pat will be cycling for over 600km. Your organisation can sponsor Pat for $250 or $500 and this will include advertising on support vehicles and logos attached to ride clothing or he also has $2.00 raffle tickets available for purchase at the College.

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6th Annual College Art Show
Maria Henry, Margaret Hemmings and Terese Johnston will again be showing off the wonderful art that the College students create. The exhibition will be held at the College on Friday 4th September. Art will be on display from midday with the official opening of the exhibition will be at 6:30pm. College Program The program is distributed through the Tamworth Times and is also located at a number of organisations throughout the district including Carlo’s IGA’s, coffee shops, Libraries and at both Tamworth And Quirindi Campuses. To have a program delivered directly to you every term, become a member of the College for $10.00 per year and receive the program a few days before others via direct mail.
Enjoying a champagne and art at the annual art show

Productivity Places Program
The NSW Productivity Places Program is part of the Australian Government’s Skilling for the Future Initiative. The program will boost by 175,000 the number of funded qualifications for jobseekers and workers in NSW in the period to the end of 2012. The total comprises:

2009 NSW Training Awards Patrick Foley and Peter Johnston attended the Regional Training Awards on Friday night and we are very proud to acknowledge one of the award winners had some involvement at the College. Eloise Brown from Bingara won the VET in Schools traineeship award. Eloise had spent a week at the College during her mandatory work placement for the HSC earlier in 2009 and she made an outstanding contribution to the College in only one week. If your organisation isn’t involved with school based work experience it is time you had a look at helping students gain some valuable experience at work and you might even find your next employee. For additional information phone the Careers Network on 6765 9334 and the staff will get you all the info you need.

58,000 job seeker qualifications 117,000 existing worker qualifications Who will it provide training for? Jobseekers – qualifications that will help gain a job (from Certificate II to Diploma) Workers – higher level qualifications that will enhance career opportunities (from Certificate III to Advanced Diploma) Employers – more qualified recruits and a better skilled workforce The program offers prioritised full qualifications for industry, including: those experiencing skills shortages, e.g. Community Services and Health industries of strategic importance, e.g. Advanced Manufacturing, Finance.