NSW Premier Barry O'Farrell and Premier's Award winners Kate Baxter and Jo Sedgers
TAFE Western Connect – More Choices in More Places
Revitalising Regional NSW
TAFE NSW Western Institute
Education & Communities
TAFE NSW Western Institute provides educational services to an area of nearly 500,000 square kilometres, covering more than 50% of NSW, including some of the most disadvantaged and isolated communities. There are significant barriers to accessing and providing training for skills development and employment in rural and remote areas. TAFE Western Connect is a regional strategy to increase access to high quality vocational education and training for all students, irrespective of where they live in the region. Using videoconferencing, mobile delivery units and online training, TAFE Western Connect provided training for more than 3,200 additional students across western NSW in 2012 with a broader range of courses than has previously been available. This significant new service was provided within TAFE NSW Western Institute’s existing resources.