TAFE NSW and the National Centre of Indigenous Excellence (NCIE) are celebrating the success of a thriving partnership that equips Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students to gain employment in the fitness industry.
Over the next three years it is estimated an additional 1,460 people will be employed as fitness instructors in NSW, something TAFE NSW graduate Eden Mashman-Woods is taking advantage of.
Eden, who completed the Certificate III and IV in Fitness as part of the NCIE Job Ready program, was previously working at NCIE as a casual swimming instructor, duty manager, and lifeguard. Eden said the program, customised by TAFE NSW to meet the training needs of NCIE, provided her with the hands-on skills and support she needed to transition into a personal trainer position.
“I really enjoyed the course and the support I received from teachers; my classmates and NCIE are fantastic. I learnt so much and TAFE NSW was very flexible with both of the courses, meaning I was able to study and work at the same time, which was really important to me.”
TAFE Enterprise customises flexible training options for businesses. For more information visit www.tafensw.edu.au or phone 131 601.
Jets launch into 2020
The Newtown Jets are preparing for another successful season after becoming the Canterbury Cup premiers of 2019. They also celebrated their 112th birthday in January.
The Jets have been through an exacting pre-season training program, accompanied by searing summer temperatures and high humidity. We wish them well.
Rabbitohs appoint new captain
Congratulations to Redfern local Adam Reynolds who has been appointed South Sydney captain for season 2020. Adam grew up across the road from Redfern Oval and has always dreamed of leading the mighty Rabbitohs.
Countdown to Tokyo Olympics
The race is on for our athletes to qualify for the Tokyo Olympics. Over 11,000 athletes from around the globe will assemble from July 24 to August 9 for the Olympics, with 339 events to be held across 33 different sports.
Olympic gold medal-winning sailor Mathew Belcher is one of the first Australian athletes officially named on the Tokyo team for 2020. Belcher will be shooting for a third straight Olympic medal when he teams with Will Ryan in the 470 class while Matt Wearn has been nominated as Australia’s representative in the Laser category. Edward Fernon and Marina Carrier have qualified for the Modern Pentathlon.
The men’s table tennis team will comprise of David Powell and Chris Yan and the women’s table tennis representatives are Michelle Bromley and Stephanie Sang.
The national swimming trials will be held at the South Australian Aquatic Centre from July 14-19. The national athletics championships commence on June 29.
Australian basketball legend Andrew Bogut has stated that the depth of basketball talent will make it very difficult for selectors to choose a national team.
The Paralympics will follow the Olympics and will be held from August 25 to September 6. Approximately 4,400 athletes from 160 nations will compete.