As school leavers consider their career options for 2019, a recent study by TAFE NSW of the Heathcote Electorate has forecasted exciting employment growth areas in the Health, Wellbeing and Community Services area.

The Health, Wellbeing and Community Services area will provide significant employment growth into the future across childcare, aged and disability care.

Over the next three years, the State is expected to require 7,000 new childcare and child education workers. TAFE NSW is responding to increasing demand for child care and education by investing millions to train our students so they can complete their early childhood education and care studies at a significantly reduced cost.

I recognise that alleviating pressures on working families is key to quality of life and I am committed to supporting our families by skilling the workforce we need to care for and educate our children.

TAFE NSW offers a range of qualifcations including Bachelor of Early Childhood Education and Care, Diploma and Certificate III of Early Childhood Education and Care – just to name a few.

Students studying a Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care at TAFE NSW are eligible for generous financial support from the NSW Government which covers approximately 75 per cent of course fees. This represents a $5,000 saving to students.

TAFE NSW is Australia’s largest education and training provider and will continue to innovate and invest in courses to meet the skills needs of the Sutherland Shire.

TAFE NSW delivers the skills that drive a strong economy, support vibrant communities and help individuals, enterprises and industries to adapt and thrive.

With more than 1200 face-to-face and online courses available for 2019, and with current and future job prospects for the Sutherland Shire looking bright, I encourage the community to visit TAFE NSW to find out how you can upskill and reskill to pursue employment opportunities.”

Members of the Sutherland Shire community can explore course and career options by visiting TAFE NSW InfoFest between 21-25 January 2019 or visit www.tafensw.edu.au.