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TAFE celebrates 50,000-plus enrolments

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The entrance to Lismore Tafe Cathy Adams

NORTH Coast TAFE has achieved a significant milestone, enrolling more than 50,000 students annually for the first time.

Institute director Elizabeth McGregor said the organisation was going from strength to strength in a competitive market.

"Our decision to form strategic partnerships locally and further afield is paying dividends," she said.

Over the past decade, enrolments at North Coast TAFE have averaged about 45,000.

But as of September 14, the year-to-date enrolments had passed the 50,000 mark.

About 10,000 of those enrolments had been as a result of national partnerships and online delivery had played a big part in the increase, Ms McGregor said.

"TAFE NSW as a whole has announced a significant initiative in online delivery, with the Minister Adrian Piccoli launching TAFE NSW Online recently," she said.

"Here on the North Coast students want flexible learning and businesses want the skilled workers who will make industries thrive."

Topics:  north coast institute of tafe



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