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Technical and Further Education

Making a good example of myself

"I'm scared," I said to my six- and four-year-old daughters at the airport on my way to a 12-day summer residency in creative writing at the University of British Columbia.

Sunday, 2 December, 2012, 3:53pm

Meet a chef who knows his place ... in the kitchen

There's at least one chef from Australia who isn't a celebrity with a TV show. And Sydney native Mike Tafe doesn't ever want to be one. He prefers what he does now, regularly travelling the world to do food styling, create menus and promote Aussie produce to five-star establishments.

4 Mar 2008 - 12:00am

It's fun at the YMCA

When the US pop group The Village People scored an international hit with their song containing the line 'it's fun to stay at the YMCA' (Young Men's Christian Association), they should have said it is also fun to study at the YMCA.

4 Aug 2001 - 12:00am

Students may apply directly for university place or do a foundation studies

There are various routes in Australia's education system leading to university degree qualifications.

Students can either finish matriculation and directly apply for a university programme, or they may want to do a foundation studies course or vocational training at Technical And Further Education (TAFE) or private colleges.

18 Feb 2000 - 12:00am

Accountant saves money

Hong Kong accountant Victor Lau decided to study for his chosen profession in a Technical and Further Education (TAFE) college in Australia - because it saved him money and time.

Having studied accounting in Australia, Victor was then able to become a Certified Practising Accountant of Australia, which was a big advantage.

17 Apr 1996 - 12:00am

English offers key to success

A STRONG foundation in English is the key to success in studies and work in an international community. Mastering English not only enhances your opportunities but also your performance.

7 Feb 1996 - 12:00am

Win award for study in Australia

THREE scholarships are being offered to Hong Kong or Macau students planning to follow studies in Australia next year. The awards are given by the International Development Programme (IDP) Education Australia.

6 Feb 1996 - 12:00am

Top-notch facilities and services on tap

SOME of the advantages for students who choose to study at TAFE: security and stability are guaranteed since TAFE is Government-owned and operated.

business and industry are directly involved in the design of courses so that TAFE provides the skills and knowledge employers want.

15 Feb 1995 - 12:00am

Students seek Aussie courses

AUSTRALIA was the only country that experienced a growth in the market share of Hong Kong students last year and now sits as the third most popular country among local students seeking an overseas education.

18 Aug 1994 - 12:00am

TAFE: the best kept secret to learning

ELAINE Lai Gar-yiu was introduced to the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT) at an education exhibition in Wan Chai last year.

Although she had been inquiring about suitable university courses in the United States and Canada, when she heard about RMIT's accelerated Associate Diploma in International Trade she made her decision to go to Australia.

14 Aug 1993 - 12:00am