Two new fee-free courses have been added to the list at TAFE NSW Temora to help meet the demand for fitness and health professionals in the local regional area.
Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke said the fee-free courses in fitness and allied health assistance (physiotherapy) reflect jobs growth and are now open for enrolments at TAFE NSW Temora for Semester One.
“We know how strong the demand is for health professionals, especially in regional and rural areas like ours, and TAFE NSW has an important part to play in giving locals the opportunity to be trained in allied health fee-free in their own community,” Ms Cooke said.
“Many of these graduates will choose to stay and practice locally, providing a win-win for the local Temora community and surrounding areas.”
The Certificate III in Fitness has not been offered at TAFE NSW Temora for more than 30 years, while the Certificate IV in Allied Health Assistance is being offered for the first time in 10 years.
Minister for Skills and Training Alister Henskens said the NSW Government is leading the nation in supporting people to get the skills they need for the jobs they want, which is helping grow the economy, securing a brighter future for the people of NSW.
“TAFE NSW trains 46 per cent of government funded TAFE students in Australia. It is the nation’s largest and best training provider, and we have invested record funding in TAFE NSW to ensure it continues to deliver a pipeline of skilled and job-ready workers,” Mr Henskens said.
“Our record skills budget is delivering more fee-free training which is helping people find in-demand jobs and contributing to NSW’s low unemployment rate.”
Both courses will be delivered through a mix of face-to-face workshops at TAFE NSW Temora and virtual classrooms. For more information about courses available at TAFE NSW Temora, visit www.tafensw.edu.au.