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Automotive TAFE NSW Coonabarabran's most popular

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For the third successive year, TAFE NSW Coonabarabran’s most popular course has remained the Certificate II in Automotive Vocational Preparation, Regional General Manager Kate Baxter announced today.

Ms Baxter said the course again attracted a lot of interest in 2017 because of strong industry demand and because it provided graduates with exciting employment opportunities.

“The Certificate II in Automotive Vocational Preparation was not only extremely popular in Coonabarabran, it was one of our most popular courses right across western NSW,” Ms Baxter said.

“The course is popular with our students because they enjoy getting hands-on while learning from industry experts in our workshops. Students are also excited by the fact that automotive is a huge growth area in NSW and the quality, well respected training students receive at TAFE NSW can lead to real-life employment opportunities.”

Ms Baxter noted that interest in the Certificate I in Engineering remained strong in 2017, while the Certificate II in Salon Assistant had seen the biggest increase in enrolments and interest of any courses in Coonabarabran this year.

Top 10 TAFE NSW Courses in Coonabarabran in 2017:
• Certificate II in Automotive Vocational Preparation;
• Certificate II in Salon Assistant;
• Certificate I in Engineering;
• Certificate III in Business Administration;
• Certificate III in Community Services;
• Certificate I in Business;
• Diploma of Community Services;
• Certificate III in Information, Digital Media and Technology;
• Certificate III in Individual Support;
• Certificate II in Skills for Work and Training;

Ms Baxter said enrolments for 2018 at TAFE NSW were open now, and would be accepted right across the Christmas period.

“TAFE NSW has more than 1200 courses to choose from – so there’s something for everyone no matter where you live, your skill level or qualifications,” Ms Baxter said.

“With so many exciting options, and with research revealing that TAFE NSW graduates have a higher median income and employment rate than university graduates, there’s never been a better time to consider TAFE.”

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Media contact: Luke Schuyler, TAFE NSW Media and Communications Business Partner, (02) 6393 5946, mobile 0439 536 563.