Key information Free TAFE helping Victorians continue their learning journey Thousands of Victorians have started one of many Free TAFE courses that have begun to roll out across the state this year. Nominations for the 2019 Victorian Training Awards are now open Are you or do you know an outstanding apprentice or trainee? Nominate now and help put top achievers in the spotlight. One stop shop for TAFE and Training information The Victorian Skills Gateway is a vital resource that helps current and prospective students explore occupations, courses and providers. Subscribe to the TAFE and Training Update e-newsletter Subscribe at no cost to the quarterly TAFE and Training Update, which provides a regular snapshot of Victoria’s training and skills sector. Partnerships and collaborations Window of opportunity for visual merchandising students RMIT students have teamed up with the iconic Australian clothing and lifestyle brand Country Road to create the new season’s impressive shop window displays. Rehka shares her Learn Local journey English through to early childhood studies, find out how Learn Local helped Rehka build her English skills and study her passion. Innovative approach to connecting students with employers Holmesglen Institute recently hosted an innovative ‘speed interviewing’ event, bringing students together with prospective employers. Innovation and achievement What a beauty! Chisholm students take out top awards 21 chisholm Institute students have taken home high-profile awards for make-up, beauty services, barbering and more. William Angliss Institute awarded for hospitality and tourism William Angliss Institute has recently won three high-profile awards, recognising its specialised hospitality and tourism education and training courses both locally and internationally. TAFE is first choice for Victorian school leavers After receiving their VCE and VCAL results, school leavers are taking advantage of the Free TAFE for priority courses initiative, and making TAFE their first choice. My learning journey Things are heating up for FedUni TAFE graduate Alyssa Heard From waitress to following her passion for cooking and now Australian Apprentice of the Year, Alyssia Heard is someone to keep an eye out for. From little things big things grow After a 30-year career as a teacher and manager, Linda Day yearned for something completely different—something out of the office and into the great outdoors. Field of dreams far from city lights From dispensing prescription medication to milking dairy cows, life couldn't be more different for worker-turned-farm labourer Kerrilyn Bassett.