WAMS Employees Up-Skill in Business Administration Course
Eleven enthusiastic students graduated on 25 June 2019 after 22 weeks of intensive learning, each achieving a Statement of Attainment in Business - Workplace
The course brought students together in a classroom for the first time in many years to study 6 units from the Certificate III in Business Administration
course. The workplace had determined that TAFE NSW offered the best opportunity for their workers to learn more about business procedures and computer
software, and their application to their daily work practices.
The Walgett Aboriginal Medical Service released their employees to attend TAFE NSW Walgett one day a week so that they could concentrate on their learning
in a professional learning environment.
Business Education teacher, Mary Cobcroft, from Coonabarabran made the journey to Walgett each week to deliver personalised, face-to-face lessons using
innovative resources to support the
students through their learning journey. The students thrived during this course, and have been so motivated by their achievements that most of them have
requested to continue to study the rest of the units so they can gain the full Certificate III
in Business Administration qualification.
The feedback from the students has been positive and encouraging and makes the collaboration
between WAMS and TAFE NSW a very successful initiative.
Many thanks go to the people who worked behind the scenes to make this course a success:
Christine Corby, CEO WAMS,
Gavin Tye, HR Manager WAMS,
Naomi Barrett, Administration Team Leader,
Gail Simpson, Aboriginal Engagement Co-ordinator TAFE NSW,
Doreen Peters, TAFE Services Co-ordinator,
Tracy Walford, Aboriginal Student Support Officer,
Tracey Ellicott, Head Teacher Business Services, Tamworth, Gunnedah, Quirindi & Coonabarabran,
Lightning Ridge, Coonamble & Walgett.
Thank you also to the Walgett Aboriginal Medical Service for supplying the wonderful end of course graduation luncheon that everyone thoroughly enjoyed.
TAFE Graduation - Business Administration