Sustainable Practice Skill Set – New Dates now set

If you are a VET Practionioner then this course is for you: 

Centre for Sustainable Skills at Wodonga TAFE have partnered with The National Centre for Sustainability (NCS) and project partners and are delighted to offer the opportunity for VET practitioners to complete the TAE Sustainable Practice Skill Set. As part of the implementation of the national Green Skills Agreement, the NCS Consortium partners (led by the University of Ballarat) will deliver this Skill Set nationally throughout 2012.

The aim of this professional development program is to expand the base of Australian VET practitioners from across the range of RTOs and industry areas, to develop skills and knowledge to support the delivery of  skills for sustainability in their VET training programs.

The Sustainable Practice Skill Set units to be completed are:

  • TAESUS501A – Analyse and apply sustainability skills to learning programs
  • TAESUS502A – Identify and apply current sustainability education principles and practice to learning programs

For further information please click here

To register your place for this opportunity please contact Roz Heaven on 02 6055 6329 or email: sustainability@wodongatafe.edu.au         Places are filling fast, so book NOW!

Sustainable Practice Skill Set

Centre for Sustainable Skills at Wodonga TAFE have partnered with The National Centre for Sustainability (NCS) and project partners and are delighted to offer the opportunity for VET practitioners to complete the TAE Sustainable Practice Skill Set. As part of the implementation of the national Green Skills Agreement, the NCS Consortium partners (led by the University of Ballarat) will deliver this Skill Set nationally throughout 2012.

The aim of this professional development program is to expand the base of Australian VET practitioners from across the range of RTOs and industry areas, to develop skills and knowledge to support the delivery of  skills for sustainability in their VET training programs.

The Sustainable Practice Skill Set units to be completed are:

  • TAESUS501A – Analyse and apply sustainability skills to learning programs
  • TAESUS502A – Identify and apply current sustainability education principles and practice to learning programs

For further information please click here

To register your place for this opportunity please contact Roz Heaven on 02 6055 6329 or email: sustainability@wodongatafe.edu.au

Wodonga environmental heroes in the running for National Landcare Award

Public encouraged to vote for Friends of Willow Park in People’s Choice Award

Local environmental heroes, Friends of Willow Park, are one of 88 finalists in the 2012 National Landcare Awards, which are taking place in Sydney on September 4th.

Friends of Willow Park was the winner of the Toshiba Community Group Award in the 2011 Victorian Landcare Awards and as a result, joins seven other finalists in that category from across the country, all vying for top honours at the biennial celebration in Sydney.

Wodonga locals can join in the celebrations by going online and voting for their local hero in the 2012 People’s Choice Award.  Voting is open until 6pm (EST) on Tuesday, September 4th, and the winner will be announced at the 2012 National Landcare Awards gala dinner that night.

Friends of Willow Park Inc (FOWP) has been a strong advocate for community inclusive planning since its inception in 2006. It successfully initiated a partnership with the City of Wodonga to develop and implement a community-led Master Plan which will guide the future of Willow Park over the next 25 years. FOWP engages with a diverse range of partners and members of the community, including the City of Wodonga, schools and local residents. Through activities such as monthly gardening, water quality monitoring, guest speaker evenings and a newsletter, FOWP has protected and conserved the park and shared knowledge and skills.

“We are thrilled to be a finalist in the 2012 National Landcare Awards. We are very proud of our efforts to grow and nurture local stewardship for our park and its corridors, as this is the key ingredient to preserving and improving our local environment,” said Julie Hind.

CEO of Landcare Australia, Heather Campbell, believes the National Landcare Awards to be an excellent way of showcasing the breadth and diversity of the amazing work being undertaken by Landcarers across the country, from sustainable agriculture to coastal restoration projects and everything in between.

“The National Landcare Awards are about celebrating all aspects of grass-roots environmentalism, irrespective of geography, age or gender,” she said.

“Wodonga can be proud to be represented by Friends of Willow Park at this level, and I hope that locals will show their support by voting in the People’s Choice Award.”

To find out more about the finalists, get involved, and have your say by voting in the 2012 National Landcare Awards People’s Choice Category, please visit www.landcareonline.com.au/nationalawards

Get it right on Bin Night

Are you confused about what you can and can’t recycle?

Not sure if that chinese takeaway container lives in the rubbish bin or the recycling bin?

Get it right on bin night is a useful website with detailed information as to what you can and can’t recycle. The site also provides you with information on how recycling works and how you can get more involved in helping to keep out planet green.

http://www.getitrightbinnight.vic.gov.au/

The “Carbon Price” how does it really affect you????

Awareness and reliable information enables you as a consumer to understand Clean Energy Future initiative. Below is a link and information provided by the Climate Instititue for you to consider:

Launched by consumer advocate CHOICE, the Australian Council of Social Service and policy research organisation The Climate Institute, this study gives households the tools to weigh up their own costs, financial support and potential savings under the carbon price with an independent online tool  – yourcarbonprice.com.au. The CSIRO-AECOM research underpins the figures used in the tool, as well as a national information program available to councils, schools, faith groups, business groups and other organisations. Click Here

Calculate the benifits or the effects of your carbon price

Taking Enrolments for Semester 2 NOW!

Semester 2 is almost upon us, we are now taking enrolments for Semester 2 Courses including: Certificate IV in Home Sustainability and Diploma of Sustainability.  The timetables for these courses have now been set. 

We also have a variety of short courses available in semester 2 (see our new tab above) for more details.

Contact us now to enrol in any course on Sustainability, Centre for Sustainable Skills on 02 6055 6669 or email sustainability@wodongatafe.edu.au

See you at the BMI Festival 2012 (Business, Manufacturing and Innovation)

Centre for Sustainable Skills is delighted to be presenting at BMI Festival 2012, now in its 3rd year the BMI Festival provides a range of workshops and presentation relevent to business and industry for further information and to register click here

Sustainability is the opportunity of the 21st Century 1.00pm – 2.00pm Dr Alison Mitchell Centre for Sustainable Skills

There are two great myths about sustainability – it is too hard and too expensive. Yet, smart businesses and industries worldwide are adopting sustainability measures to improve their bottom line and increase market share. During this session Alison will explain how evaluated training in environment and sustainability will lead your business to further success.