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Media Release: TAFE scoots into festival with fun format

Visitors to the Festival this year will be provided with the opportunity to learn some new skills and explore their future options at the Made by TAFE NSW Precinct, which will be located at the heart of the festival action next week.


From Tuesday 19 to Saturday 23 January, the Made by TAFE NSW Precinct on Peel Street will feature an array of live demonstrations in food and beverage, hair and beauty, horticulture, music and creative arts, and indigenous culture.


TAFE New England Institute Director, Peter Heilbuth, said “This is a fantastic opportunity for locals and visitors to Tamworth to come along and experience everything TAFE has to offer”.


“If you’ve been thinking about a career change, learning some new skills or deciding what to do now that school has finished, this is a great chance to call in and chat with teachers and staff while enjoying the festival”, Mr Heilbuth added.


Festival goers are encouraged to join in the fun and learn a new skill such as speaking an aboriginal language, keeping your kitchen knives sharp, making a mocktail, drought proofing your garden or recording music and making sound effects. 


Every evening The Precinct will transform into a pop up food venue. TAFE NSW staff will be serving cheeseboards or antipasto platters and cold drinks, to visitors, who can sit down, relax and enjoy some tunes from an array of buskers from around Australia.


TAFE NSW have sponsored the ‘People’s Choice’ award for the Busking Championships final on Saturday 23 January. The winner will be awarded with a recording session with TAFE NSW.


Visitors to the Precinct will have the opportunity to win a double pass to the Toyota Golden Guitar Awards simply by dropping in and entering in person or by visiting the TAFE NSW Facebook page.

The Made by TAFE NSW Precinct is presented by staff and students from TAFE New England, North Coast TAFE, TAFE Western and Hunter TAFE.