TAFE = Tertiary And Further Education
In a nutshell ‘Hands-on’ people enjoy TAFE because they learn specific skills which they can use immediately in the workplace (for example Hawt Gym Instructor).
A qualification from TAFE is recognised across Australia so (eegee) a Gym instructor with a certificate from Victoria, could stroll into a Gym in Darwin (Northern Territory) and be qualified to pump up a class.
You can choose from a plethora (array) of short and longer courses at TAFE .
TAFE can also offer ‘pathways’ into University —which is a factoid worth tucking away for future reference!
Apprentices and Trainees will studey at TAFE. Many (depending on their certificate) are released from work to attend ‘week blocks’ with other apprentices/trainees to learn specific skills for the workplace. Others will do ALL their training in the workplace.
|I recommend Youth Central’s description of TAFE
as a great starting point to explore how TAFE is
different to University.
|If you haven’t visited a TAFE website before, then
try GOTAFE and see what you can discover –
or search for the TAFE closest to you.