Nirimba Education Precinct
The Nirimba Education Precinct is a multi-institutional educational campus located at Quakers Hill in the rapidly developing area of North West Sydney. Comprised of co-educational secondary providers, TAFE and a University College, the Precinct was established in 1995 with the intent to leverage the various partners' expertise to provide flexible opportunities for post compulsory education for the students of Greater Western Sydney. With a focus on excellence, innovation and collaborative approaches to educational offerings, the Precinct partners are able to provide a unique learning experience and various pathways opportunities on a single campus.
Partners in the Precinct include the NSW Department of Education and Training as represented by Wyndham College, and TAFE NSW, the Catholic Education Office as represented by St John Paul II Catholic College; and the Western Sydney University represented by Western Sydney University The College. Joint activities on the campus are governed by a Board with representation from all parties and a rotating chair. The Board strategy is implemented through two subcommittees, one focused on educational innovation and opportunities, and the other on operational matters.
14 August 2018
Today our Indigenous Students from St John Paul II Catholic College, Schofields & Nirimba, Wyndham College, and some of our NEP collegiate schools, joined the other partners at the precinct for the annual Indigenous Student Conference.
The aim of the conference is to showcase the different opportunities and pathways the Nirimba Education Precinct has to offer, and help provide some direction to the students for their future studies and goals.
The day began at Western Sydney University The College’s lecture theatre in U10, where Precinct Elder Uncle Greg hosted the Welcome to Country (along with Brandon our resident didgeridooist). We are so glad Uncle Greg was able to join us today, as he was in hospital just yesterday with a bad case of the flu!
We then heard from Ashleigh Bridge - our guest speaker for the evening - who shed some light on her experiences during the final years of high school and afterwards, and her battle with mental illness.
Afterwards, students were split into groups where they met representatives from tertiary education institutes, The NSW Police Force, the NSW Defence Force, and more.
Thank you to all involved for sharing your stories and wisdom with the students today.
5 July 2018
INTERESTED IN BUILDING AND CONSTRUCTION?
Project Management, Site Supervision, Contract Administration, Site Management, Contract Management, Estimator, Site Management and Site Foreperson are some of the careers that both younger and older folk can enter today and thus make a substantial difference to lifestyle, well-being, self-esteem and overall happiness. There are heaps of 'Building Job Offers' out there (just have a look on 'Gumtree' or go to 'Seek') and these opportunities are increasing with the number of New Contracts that are envisaged to start in NSW this year.
Potential employees seeking these high paid positions (see above) need to consider that any type of education or training (be it formal or non-formal) improves skills and employability. This suggests that it is extremely important to obtain the BEST TRAINING available today to ensure that you have a greater chance of gaining employment in the Construction Industry.
Most Building Employers in the Western Sydney Area (and the whole of Sydney as well) today, would have been educated at a TAFE College, so they will know the difference (the advantage of thorough learning procedures) between other private training organisations and TAFE-trained builders. It is a well-known fact (within our industry) that TAFE-trained students are better educated and are more sought after for employment positions than any of the others. Remember that if the potential 'boss' has been TAFE trained, then your chances of gaining employment with this company will also increase.
So 'Enhance Your Employment Prospects' come and 'LLL' (Look, Listen & Learn) in a class 'Face to Face' environment or 'Blended'/'Flexible' on-line delivery at NIRIMBA TAFE in Quakers Hill NSW. You will be surprised how enjoyable the course is and please be advised that no matter what you do or where you end up in your life's journey, the communication process is the biggest attribute to your success.
27 June 2018
An example of our partners working together!
Western Sydney University The College hosted Year 11 Science students from St John Paul II Catholic College, Schofields & Nirimba in U22 today to give them an experience of University life to help them better determine if a degree in Science could be an option for them in the future!
Tomorrow, Wyndham College students will also have the opportunity to check out the Science labs and conduct their own experiments with the WSU staff!