TAFE courses are those that are designed to prepare graduates for the workplace. Completion of such courses usually results in certificates or diplomas that prove your qualifications and skill sets within a certain industry. High school students as well as current employees seeking promotions can both benefit from Bendigo TAFE courses. While high school students are welcome to take training courses, employees who need on-the-job training or advancement in particular areas can take more advanced classes. Additionally, business owners and employers can organize specific courses and workshops for their companies and employees to take.
Types of Courses
Bendigo TAFE courses are available in different levels and types designed to suit different groups of students’ needs. Some of the most common types of Bendigo TAFE courses offer include the following:
- Semester courses – As their name implies, these courses are typically semester-long ones that may stand on their own or be used as part of a curriculum that leads to earning a degree in a specific area of study.
- Short courses – Short courses are typically only a week or two long, and they are created for recreational and professional purposes. Examples of common short courses include first-aid courses, digital marketing ones and other such courses that highlight a specific skill set.
- Correspondence courses – Correspondence courses offer you the opportunity to engage in distant learning on campus. These types of courses can be taken in the privacy of your home or business and according to your schedule in order to help you obtain certifications in fields such as hospitality, education and other such professions that require periodic certification updates.
Bendigo TAFE serves an approximate population of 220,000 over an area that spans nearly 25,000 square kilometers. There are three campuses in the community for students to choose from.
Bendigo City Campus
The Bendigo City Campus is the main campus for Bendigo TAFE, and it includes modern training facilities mixed with some traditional historic ones. It also features a restaurant, fully restored library, and business and technology centre.
Bendigo Charleston Road Campus
This campus was built on the old Bendigo Saleyards site, and it features everything from its own student amenities area to library service and a vast parking area.
The BTEC campus is found at the corner of St. Andrews Avenue and Myers Street, and this campus is where students go to receive technical training programs such as VCE and VCAL.