21st Century Learning withTAFE NSW Teacher/Consultants
TAFE NSW • TAFE NSW offers 130 campuses all over NSW. • The Open Training and Education Network (OTEN) is the specialist distance and open learning organisation of TAFE NSW, and offers flexible and distance learning for people regardless of where they live.
TAFE NSW – SWSIT • South Western Sydney Institute consists of 9 colleges: * Bankstown College; * Campbelltown College; * Granville College * Lidcombe College * Liverpool College * Macquarie Fields College * Miller College * Padstow College * Wetherill Park College
Assess the educational/support needs of the students Counsel and Advise Coordinate the design of the support Liaise with Comm.Orgs, employers & Govt Agencies Plan and Monitor TEACHER/CONSULTANTS’ RESPONSIBILITIES
Courses at TAFE NSW • The TAFE NSW website is www.tafensw.edu.au • There are many, many courses to choose from • Application for high demand courses often close early
VET Courses • VET courses are: • available to students in Year 11 and 12 • taught by teachers at school or TAFE • provide a head start in a career • may provide work placement • provide pathways to further study
Enrolment – Course is Known • Direct Enrolment (if no support necessary or disability is not disclosed) • Determine if enrolment is by: • Application (sometimes a points system is used here) • Information session • Attending enrolment
Enrolment – Course is Unknown • Discuss with the Teacher Consultant: • Options • Vocational goals • Support Requirements • Links with employment services
Fees and Exemptions • Some courses are “Fee Free” • Most have an Administration Fee • Students under the T/C are entitled to one fee exemption per year.
OTHER COSTS INCURRED • Apart from the TAFE NSW fee, you may also need to pay: • course-related charges • Student Association membership • An OTEN Student Materials and Handling Charge • temporary visa holders tuition fees • fees for commercial courses • licence fees • Commercial Recognition fees • car parking (semester or annual fee). • Personal Protective Clothing • Materials charges
Computer Courses Hospitality Retail Courses Carpentry and Joinery Fork Lift Courses Horticulture Vehicle Detailing Vehicle Painting Computer Applications for the Office Discrete Disability Courses
Support Available to Identified Students with Disabilities • Tutorial Support with class teacher or specialist teacher • Sign Language Interpreter • Note Taker • Educational Assistant • Exam Modification • Time allocations for exams • Breaks during exams • Separate room for exams • Negotiation with Subject Teachers • Furniture • Equipment
NSW DET Catholic Ed Independent Schools Community Disability Agencies Specialist Job Agencies TAFE Counsellors TAFE Vocational Areas Hospitals & Rehab Providers Centrelink Insurance Companies Apprenticeship Centres Employers Networks
How We Network • Models of Practice • Referrals • Interviews • Data Collection • Liaise • Share Information • Advocate