Hunter Business Chamber urges locals to take the lead at TAFE

Hunter Business Chamber urges locals to take the lead at TAFE

TAFE NSW will play an increasingly critical role in building the Hunter’s leaders of tomorrow through its range of leadership and management courses, according to the NSW Business Chamber.

It comes as the region’s economy enters the COVID recovery phase and after a landmark report by the Centre for Workplace Leadership found one in four private sector leaders had no formal training beyond high school.

Business NSW Chief Executive, Daniel Hunter welcomed the TAFE NSW focus on leadership and said it would help build the capacity and culture of local organisations.

“Business NSW fully supports TAFE’s renewed focus on leadership and management training,” Daniel said.

“There’s no doubt good leaders and managers can make or break a business. Leadership and management are particularly important in preparing businesses to take advantage of new opportunities or respond to changing requirements.”

TAFE NSW Graduate and Singleton local, Shiree Oliver studied a Certificate IV in Leadership and Management and would recommend the course to anyone looking to take a step up in their career.

“TAFE NSW equipped me with the skills I needed to reinvent myself and get a promotion. I am the Treasurer of Ourcare Services Ltd and I have now been promoted in my job at one of the big four banks.”

“My confidence has escalated to no end; I don’t get overwhelmed and I’m now very confident when meeting new people.”

TAFE NSW Head Teacher of Business Services, Michelle Travers said the courses were tailored to individual business needs, including online or via night classes, and were suitable to those already in the workforce.

“It might be someone at a supervisor level and wanting the qualifications and practical skills to step up to a higher leadership role,” Michelle said.

“It’s often not until you study a course in leadership that you truly appreciate where your gaps are. These courses will give you the practical tools and knowledge to reflect on your leadership style and improve your skills.

“It’s also great to learn from other emerging leaders in your class and the experiences they encounter in their workplace.”

IMAGE | Treasurer of Ourcare Services Ltd and Singleton local, Shiree Oliver was a participant of the course.


TAFE NSW is Australia’s largest training and education provider with more than 500,000 enrolments and 1,200 courses. As an education innovator, we’re focused on shaping the future through state-of-the-art facilities, systems, technology and teachers. Our graduates are equipped for the jobs of today and the careers of the future.

TAFE NSW offers the best of campus-based delivery as well as flexible, online and work-based learning. Collaboration, diversity and the strong relationships between our locations contribute to and magnify the value of TAFE NSW and importantly, the benefits that we deliver to communities and the economy of NSW.


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