Regional Enterprise Development Institute has partnered with several key organisations to continue TAFE training in Construction, Hospitality and Tourism at the Wilcannia campus in 2021.
REDI.E came together with WaterNSW, TAFE NSW, and Murdi Paaki Regional Assembly to ensure these courses were available to students in our region.
This training is part of our joint commitment to further support employment opportunities for our communities, post the completion of the Wilcannia Weir Replacement Project.
REDI.E would like to acknowledge Monica Kerwin from the Wilcannia Community Working Party and Ray Wise from Wilcannia TAFE campus, as well as our own Brendon Adams, who all worked hard on the ground to support this training initiative.
The Fit for Work program ran successfully in February, with 11 students attending the short course to prepare them for the Hospitality and Tourism Certificates.
The seven participants who graduated from Certificate 2 in Construction in 2020, plus an extra 5, have gone on to enrol in the Certificate 1 in Construction - which started in early February. They
are covering the bookwork needed for graduates of both courses to apply for a Handyman’s licence. The trainee’s have also been busy at work on small building projects in the shed as well as making picnic tables and chairs.
Certificate 2 in Hospitality has also started in February in a mobile hospitality TAFE unit, where 9 students are learning skills in preparing and serving food, non-alcoholic drinks and coffee, to help get work in a club, roadhouse, hotel or motel, caravan park or similar.
The next course to start is in April with a Certificate 2 in Tourism, covering skills in how to lead tours, give information to visitors, share information on history and culture and talk to people about Wilcannia and its important sites.
Anyone can enrol for this course - get in touch for more information!
This initiative is funded/supported by the Australian Government.