August 29, 2012

 

*Please note that these dates may change without notice, please confirm on the Universities /TAFE websites.

DATE

Institute

15-Jul-12

CQUniversity Open Day 2012 Brisbane

22-Jul-12

CQUniversity Open Day 2012 Gold Coast

22-Jul-12

CQUniversity Open Day 2012 Melbourne

25-Jul-12

Southbank Institute of Technology Info Night South Brisbane, QLD

25-Jul-12

Australian Catholic University Open Day & Night Brisbane, QLD

29-Jul-12

QUT Open Day Kelvin Grove, QLD

29-Jul-12

CQUniversity Open Day 2012 Sydney

29-Jul-12

Edith Cowan University Open Day Joondalup Campus

3-Aug-12

CQUniversity Open Day 2012 Gladstone

4-Aug-12

Monash University Berwick, Gippsland, Peninsula, VIC

5-Aug-12

Monash University Caulfield, Clayton, Parkville, VIC

5-Aug-12

University of Southern Queensland Hervey Bay, QLD

5-Aug-12

CQUniversity Open Day 2012 Noosa

5-Aug-12

La Trobe University Open Day Albury-Wodonga

5-Aug-12

University of Queensland St Lucia, QLD

5-Aug-12

Curtain University Open Day Perth, WA

5-Aug-12

James Cook University Open Day Mackay, QLD

8-Aug-12

University of Queensland Ipswich, QLD

10-Aug-12

La Trobe University Open Day Shepparton, VIC

12-Aug-12

CQUniversity Open Day 2012 Bundaberg

12-Aug-12

Edith Cowan University Open Day Mount Lawley Campus

12-Aug-12

Griffith University Gold Coast, Nathan and South Bank, QLD

12-Aug-12

RMIT University Melbourne, VIC

12-Aug-12

Australian Catholic University Open Day & Night Melbourne, VIC

12-Aug-12

Deakin University Warrnambool, VIC

12-Aug-12

University of Sunshine Coast Open Day Sunshine Coast, QLD

12-Aug-12

University of Western Australia Perth, WA

17-Aug-12

La Trobe University Open Day Mildura, VIC

17-Aug-12

Flinders University Adelaide, SA

18-Aug-12

TAFENSW Hunter Institute  2012 Open Day Central Coast at  Ourimbah

18-Aug-12

University of Newcastle Open day Central Coast, NSW

19-Aug-12

University of Notre Dame Fremantle, WA

19-Aug-12

University of Southern Queensland Toowoomba, QLD

19-Aug-12

CQUniversity Open Day 2012 Mackay

19-Aug-12

La Trobe University Open Day Bendigo, VIC

19-Aug-12

Murdoch University Perth, WA

19-Aug-12

University of Queensland Gatton, QLD

19-Aug-12

Deakin University Geelong, VIC

19-Aug-12

James Cook University Open Day Cairns, QLD

19-Aug-12

Swinburne University Melbourne, VIC

19-Aug-12

University of Adelaide Adelaide, SA

19-Aug-12

University of Melbourne Melbourne, VIC

19-Aug-12

University of South Australia Open day Adelaide, SA

20-Aug-12

Holmesglen Institute of TAFE Chadstone, Moorabbin, Waverley, VIC

25-Aug-12

TAFENSW Sydney Institute  Open Day 2012 at Ultimo College

25-Aug-12

University of Notre Dame Sydney, NSW

25-Aug-12

Australia National University Open Day Canberra, ACT

25-Aug-12

Australian Catholic University Open Day & Night Canberra, ACT

25-Aug-12

Sydney Uni Open Day Sydney, NSW

25-Aug-12

University of Newcastle Open day Newcastle, NSW

25-Aug-12

UTS Open day Sydney, NSW

26-Aug-12

University of Southern Queensland Springfield, QLD

26-Aug-12

CQUniversity Open Day 2012 Rockhampton

26-Aug-12

La Trobe University Open Day Melbourne, VIC

26-Aug-12

UTAS Open Day Hobart, Launceston, Cradle Coast Campuses

26-Aug-12

Australian Catholic University Open Day & Night Ballarat, VIC

26-Aug-12

Charles Darwin University Open Day Darwin, NT

26-Aug-12

Deakin University Melbourne, VIC

26-Aug-12

James Cook University Open Day Townsville, QLD

26-Aug-12

University of Ballarat Ballarat, VIC

26-Aug-12

University of Western Sydney Open Day Parramatta, NSW

27-Aug-12

University of Canberra Open Day Canberra, ACT

29-Aug-12

TAFENSW South Western Sydney Institute  Employment Expo and Open Day at Miller College

29-Aug-12

TAFENSW South Western Sydney Institute  SWSi Information Evening at Liverpool College

29-Aug-12

TAFENSW Western Institute  Dubbo College

30-Aug-12

TAFENSW Western Sydney Institute  Nirimba College (Quakers Hill)

30-Aug-12

University of Newcastle Open day Port Macquarie, NSW

01-Sep-12

TAFENSW North Coast Institute  Spring into TAFE at Taree Campus

1-Sep-12

Australian Catholic University Open Day & Night North Sydney, NSW

1-Sep-12

UNSW Info Day 2012 Kensington Campus, NSW

04-Sep-12

TAFENSW North Coast Institute  Deadly Day, Deadly Night at Wauchope Campus

05-Sep-12

TAFENSW Sydney Institute  Eora College Open Evening

06-Sep-12

TAFENSW North Coast Institute  Deadly Day, Deadly Night at Ballina Campus

08-Sep-12

TAFENSW Sydney Institute  Design Centre Enmore Open Day

8-Sep-12

Australian Catholic University Open Day & Night Strathfield, NSW

8-Sep-12

Macquarie University Open Day North Ryde, NSW

11-Sep-12

TAFENSW Sydney Institute  Sutherland College, Gymea Open Evening

12-Sep-12

TAFENSW Sydney Institute  St George College Open Evening

12-Sep-12

TAFENSW Sydney Institute  Sutherland College, Loftus Open Evening

15-Sep-12

TAFENSW Sydney Institute  Petersham College Open Day

15-Sep-12

TAFENSW Western Sydney Institute  Richmond College

10-Nov-12

TAFENSW Illawarra Institute  Wollongong Campus

13-Nov-12

TAFENSW Illawarra Institute  Cooma Campus

13-Nov-12

TAFENSW Illawarra Institute  Dapto Campus

13-Nov-12

TAFENSW Illawarra Institute  Moss Vale Campus

13-Nov-12

TAFENSW Illawarra Institute  Ulladulla Campus

13-Nov-12

TAFENSW Illawarra Institute  Yallah Campus

13-Nov-12

TAFENSW Illawarra Institute  Yass Campus

14-Nov-12

TAFENSW Illawarra Institute  Moruya Campus

14-Nov-12

TAFENSW Illawarra Institute  Queanbeyan Campus

14-Nov-12

TAFENSW Illawarra Institute  Shellharbour Campus

15-Nov-1
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TAFENSW Illawarra Institute  Bega Campus

15-Nov-12

TAFENSW Illawarra Institute  Goulburn Campus

15-Nov-12

TAFENSW Illawarra Institute  Nowra Campus

March 20, 2012
March 20, 2012

NORTH Coast TAFE has welcomed a Federal Government proposal that would give TAFE students the chance to defer their course fees interest-free in a HECS-style system.

Under the Skills Plan proposal the government would abolish upfront fees for students in vocational education and training (VET) and provide a National Training Entitlement that would give every Australian a guaranteed place in training up to their first Certificate III.

The reforms are expected to cost the government $1.75 billion.

Federal MP Justine Elliot has applauded the announcement saying it will give Tweed residents without a post-school qualification the chance to up-skill and earn more money.

“No longer will local people be locked out of a higher qualification simply because they can’t pay the fees upfront,” Mrs Elliot said.

“Opening up a HECS-style system will put those wanting to undertake vocational education and training on a level footing with university students for the first time.”

The offer is particularly appealing to rural and regional North Coast TAFE students who rely on completing a TAFE course before moving to metropolitan universities or starting distance education.

Institute director Elizabeth McGregor is looking forward to more discussion of the proposal at a meeting of the Council of Australian Governments (COAG) next month.

“COAG has previously set a target of doubling by 2020 the number of people completing higher level VET qualifications,” Ms McGregor said.

“We in North Coast TAFE welcome the thrust of these proposals as they recognise that the capabilities developed through undertaking TAFE diplomas or advanced diploma are equally important to our nation’s productivity as university qualifications, and that students studying them are equally deserving of financial assistance.

“Apart from providing industry recognised, job-ready skills, a higher level TAFE course also gives a significant head start towards a university degree.

“Workers with a TAFE certificate or diploma could earn up to $10,000 a year extra or $400,000 more over their working lifetime.”

The Skills Plan will also see the release of a new My Skills website later this year which will allow students to compare courses, fees, providers and the quality of training on offer.

 

Source: mydailynews.com.au Rebecca Masters | 20th March 2012