A group of ten (10) Civil and Electrical Engineers from Bhutan participated in a customised training program on Low Gauge Steel Framing (LGSF) Course at Nirimba College, TAFE NSW – Western Sydney Institute. The program included a number of theory and practical sessions and site visits to steel frame manufacturers, including detailing and fabrication and construction site visits for frame erection on slab or floor systems.
TAFE NSW – Western Sydney Institute in cooperation with Hanrob, a large organisation with Pet Hotels, Dog Training, Animal College and Detector Dog Training Facilities hosted a group of Japanese students at Richmond College. Hanrob also specialises in arranging overseas field trips on animal studies for Japanese students. With the overall aim of creating an exchange of knowledge and skills between the practices adopted in dog care and veterinary science in Japan and Australia, Hanrob identified Richmond College as suitable for the Japanese students to visit and upgrade their knowledge and skills in Australia in the areas of dog grooming and vet nursing.
A delegation from the Ministry of Manpower and Transmigration (MoMT), Indonesia, coordinated by TAFE Directors Australia (TDA) visited TAFE NSW – Western Sydney Institute’s distance education facility (Open Training and Education Network – OTEN) in Strathfield. The purpose of the visit was to gain an insight to OTEN distance education operation and to develop an understanding of OTEN’s Online Learning Support/Student Administration Management System (OLS/SAM) and its Manufacturing and Distribution capability.
43 delegates from the Korean Kwangju Metropolitan Office of Education comprising of Directors, Principals, Teachers, Supervisors and others visited TAFE NSW – Western Sydney Institute’s distance education facility (Open Training and Education Network – OTEN) in Strathfield. The purpose of the visit was to gain an insight to OTEN distance education operation and to explore opportunities to collaborate.
Further to the successful conduct of the training on curriculum development for Diploma courses for the above group, another fifteen (15) member delegation came to study at Western Sydney Institute. The focus of this training was to study curriculum development on 5 subject areas at the Advanced Diploma level. The subject areas were Mechanical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering (Automotive), Mechatronics Engineering, Electronics Engineering and Electronics Engineering (Medical).
We had a fifteen (15) member delegation from the Department of Polytechnic and Community College Education, Ministry of Higher Education (MOHE), Malaysia. The group participated in a customised training program with the major focus on curriculum development at Diploma level in 5 subject areas including Print Media Technology, Facility Management, Logistics Management, Automotive and Information Technology.
A senior delegation from the Sri Lankan public service successfully participated in a comprehensive Management Development Training Program, jointly organised by the Australian Graduate Management Consortium (AGMC), a strategic partnership between Charles Sturt University and TAFE NSW. The eight senior officials from Sri Lanka had won Presidential Scholarships to attend this course, which was conducted at the Graduate School of Business WSI TAFE located in Blacktown College. A tailor made comprehensive program was developed by the Graduate School of Business which included theory classes as well as workshops and study tours to Australian work places.