Secondary Schools


Local students gaining hands-on experience in sign writing at TAFE IllawarraLocal students gaining practical experience in surveying at TAFE Illawarra

In an effort to raise awareness and participation in TAFE NSW for Year 9 – 12 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students, TAFE NSW has partnered with local secondary schools to deliver Taste of Trades Workshops.

The workshops are the result of close liaison between TAFE NSW’s Aboriginal Development team and local school Aboriginal Coordinators, who select and prepare suitable students to attend a wide range of workshops.

The workshops give students the chance to try out various trades, with a hands-on practical approach in a highly-supportive learning environment. The workshops also include short talks by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students who have completed a trade and gone onto have a successful career.