Central Gippsland Institute of TAFE, more commonly known as GippsTAFE, trains and educates more than 12.000 students each year. The Gippslands enjoy a reputation as the leading power producing region in Australia, so unsurprisingly energy, mining and telecommunications industries play a vital role in the TAFEs course schedule. Established in 1928 the institute is one of the founding members of the Gippsland Education Precinct (GEP), a network of educational institutions throughout the area.
Largely known for its primary industries such as mining and power production, the Gippslands are important for the supply of the whole nation.
The region stretches from East Melbourne all the way to the border of New South Wales, in the north and south it is framed by the mountains of the Great Dividing Range and the waters of the Bass Strait.
A population of about 240.000 inhabits the Gippslands; the area was named by the great polish explorer Paweł Edmund Strzelecki.
Central Gippsland Institute of TAFE offers its students five different locations. These are:
The Yallourn Campus in Newborough is the largest of the five and has recently been subject of major renovations. These result in modern facilities as well as bright and welcoming surroundings, creating a positive atmosphere.
On Chadstone Campus the Energy Training Centre is placed, which guarantees high quality training in the fields of Electricity, Gas and Telecommunications.
More than 12.000 students enrol at Central Gippsland Institute each year.
Main Program Areas
The number of courses on offer at Central Gippsland Institute of TAFE currently exceeds 300 and is constantly expanded. The Main Program Areas are:
- Art, Design & Multimedia
- Building & Decoration
- Business Studies & Information Technology
- Child Studies
- Construction & Safety
- Hair Design & Beauty
- Health & Community Studies
- Plumbing & Gasfitting
- Sport, Recreation & Fitness
These may vary from course to course. In general, it is necessary to provide a school education that is the equivalent to the Australian years 10-12 with passes in English. Furthermore, enrolment at TAFE Victoria requires a minimum level of English language skills (equivalent of IELTS academic version min. of 5.5).
An area as large and diverse as the Gippslands naturally withholds opportunities for any number of activities. The mountains of the Strzelecki and the Hotham Ranges invite to hike and bike. Along the coastline famous surf spots such as Phillip Island or Venus Bay can be found. Further east the Great Lakes offer water based activities in abundance. In this area some breathtaking beaches are situated as well, one of the famous being Ninety Mile Beach. Those campuses in proximity to Melbourne profit from all the city’s sights and delights.
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