Scot MacDonald
Hands-on Open Day at TAFE NSW
9th Aug 2018

As the HSC approaches, school leavers across the state are getting ready to take a break from the books and head to a hands-on Open Day at TAFE NSW this week to get a taste of vocational training and education options for next year.


Liberal Upper House MP and Parliamentary Secretary for the Central Coast and the Hunter, Scot MacDonald said that the announcement of fee-free apprenticeships and Smart and Skilled funded courses means that there’s never been a better time to study at TAFE NSW.


“There are more than half a million new jobs in the pipeline right now that require doing, not just knowing. Courses for nine of the ten most in-demand jobs are already being delivered by TAFE NSW.


“With new courses and bachelor degrees in areas such as cyber security and drone technology, and information technology, choosing TAFE NSW is an obvious choice for people looking to secure their first job, win a promotion or endeavor on a career change.”


“TAFE NSW students are in nigh demand because of the quality of their education and ability to hit the ground running with the job-ready skills that employers are looking for,” Mr MacDonald said.


Mr MacDonald said that visitors to Open Day on 18 August will learn more about how studying one of over 1,200 courses at TAFE NSW can turbocharge their career.  


“Open Day will provide prospective students with an invaluable opportunity to explore the innovative range of course options, meet with award winning teachers and explore the practical, hands-on facilities at TAFE NSW.”  


For further information visit: or join Open Day activities at the following locations on 18 August:


  • TAFE NSW Gosford, Cnr of Henry Parry Drive & Margin Street, Gosford

  • TAFE NSW Newcastle, 590 Hunter Street, Newcastle