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International Department Set for Success

SuniTAFE is set to see an influx of new international students stepping foot on campus in the coming months with a dramatic increase in applications this year compared to 2021. Read more

SuniTAFE students lend a hand to create fish hotels

Thousands of fish will benefit from the hard work of SuniTAFE VCAL students who are currently part of a Priority Species program. Read more

SuniTAFE Blended Teaching and Learning Conference

Today is the fifth International Day of Education to be celebrated under the theme “to invest in people, prioritize education”. Read more

Red Earth Heart Donation

As part of the Diploma of Community Services, a group of SuniTAFE students donated essential hygiene packs to the Red Earth Heart van on 23 November. Read more

Teacher Profile - Scott Hopkins

With years of experience in leading and managing in various workplaces, Scott Hopkins has plenty of wisdom to share with his students. Read more

Mallee Family Care Christmas Appeal

More than 70 staff members from SuniTAFE’s Mildura Campus got into the festive spirit this week by participating in the 2022 Mallee Family Care Christmas Appeal. Read more

Alexiane chose to study regionally in Mildura.

Alexiane Beck - SuniTAFE Winner: International Student of the Year – Vocational Education and Training Read more

SuniTAFE CEO announces 2023 retirement

With more than 10 years steering the direction of Sunraysia Institute of TAFE (SuniTAFE), current Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Geoff Dea, has announced his June 2023 retirement date to all staff. Read more

Max Hart Memorial Award

For more than 40 years, Max Hart (Arthur Maxwell Hart) shared his light vehicle automotive expertise with students across the TAFE sector. Read more

Preventing Mosquito-Borne Disease in High-Risk Areas

There have been more detections of Murray Valley encephalitis (MVE) virus in mosquitoes trapped at multiple locations across northern Victoria. Read more

Terry Pain – VETDSS Trainer of the Year

Automotive teacher Terry Pain was awarded the VETDSS Trainer of the Year award at the 2022 VET Excellence Awards held on 16 November. Read more

2022 Survey

SuniTAFE is seeking your views on the quality of our education and training. Read more

SuniTAFE SolarBuddy’s

SuniTAFE Certificate I in Transition Education (CITE) students planned and completed a project to send SolarBuddy lights to children in Timor Leste. Read more

SuniTAFE Trades celebration

SuniTAFE's Automotive Workshop was the perfect backdrop for the inaugural SuniTAFE Trades Event for 2022. Read more

Be Wise presentation at SuniTAFE Swan Hill

Be Wise is empowering young Australians to handle conflict, look after their mates and make wise decisions—so we can End the Coward Punch, together. Read more

Student Profile - Colleen Miceli

Colleen Miceli, Nursing - Student of the Year - Diploma/Advanced Diploma and Health High Achiever. Read more

Temporary closure of SuniTAFE facilities at the Mildura Campus

Please note that the Customer Service Centre & Library facilities will be unavailable on Thursday the 29th of September & Friday the 30th of September due to campus works. Read more

New Trial – Sentinel Mobile Disease Surveillance Unit

The SuniTAFE SMART Farm will host the Sentinel mobile disease surveillance unit for a Sunraysia study during the summer of 2021/22. The Sentinel unit monitors airborne pests and diseases to aid on-farm pest management decisions. Read more

Attention: Date Growers!

Attention: Date Growers! Read more

Teacher of the Year - Nicky Moore – Certificate IV in Training and Assessment

AFTER nearly a decade of teaching at SuniTAFE, Nicky Moore has been recognised for her dedication and passion by being named SuniTAFE Mildura campus Teacher of the Year. Read more

SuniTAFE Celebrates NAIDOC

Today, members of the local community came together at SuniTAFE to celebrate this year’s National NAIDOC. Read more

SMART Farm Wins Quality Dried Fruit Award

The SuniTAFE SMART Farm was awarded for their quality dried fruit at this year’s Sunbeam Foods Grower Meeting. Read more

New IT Program for SuniTAFE In 2023

2023 brings a new training opportunity to the region with the introduction of Certificate IV in Information Technology (ICT40120) to SuniTAFE. Read more

Victoria Police visits SuniTAFE Apprentices

A representative from Victoria Police visited some of SuniTAFE’s apprentices earlier this month to talk to them about key issues impacting their demographic. Read more

SuniTAFE Board Member Terry Jennings to Retire

After completing the maximum term permitted for a SuniTAFE Board Member, Terry Jennings will retire from his position at the end of August 2023, leaving a vacancy to be filled. Read more

Community Services Industry Information Sessions

SuniTAFE students completing the Diploma of Community Services and Certificate IV in Community Services attended an industry information session at the Mildura campus on Wednesday 22 March. Read more

New Equipment for Automotive Department

SuniTAFE becomes the first RTO in Australia to train with a fully electric excavator. Read more

VTA State Conference

SuniTAFE welcomes Victorian TAFE Association State Conference participants. The theme for this year's conference is TAFE Creates. Read more

International Orientation Day, Term 2 2023

SuniTAFE’s newest international students were welcomed to campus on Wednesday 19 April with a fun and informative orientation day. Read more

Sophie Vrybergen Student Profile

Sophie was one of 98 students who received their diploma qualifications at the 2023 Graduation and Awards Ceremony in Mildura. Read more

Student Testimonial Tom (Thang Songput) and Clinton Leavold

Meet our current and previous students Tom (Thang Songput) and Clinton Leavold. Read more

Orientation Day - 2023

SuniTAFE welcomed its new students to the Mildura campus today with an afternoon of food, activities, and music. Read more

Course in Identifying and Responding to Family Violence Risk (22510VIC)

This course is designed for professionals who may be required to provide an initial response to victims of family violence but do not have this as a core function to their work role.  Read more

Electric Vehicles Information Night

SuniTAFE’s Automotive Department hosted an information night about electric vehicle safety on Thursday 23 February. Read more

International Students Intake 2023

Amongst the new faces seen on campus, there are 15 international students who have commenced their studies at SuniTAFE this term. Read more

SuniTAFE Graduation and Awards celebration for Swan Hill

Students, industry partners and staff joined together at the Swan Hill Town Hall Performing Arts and Conference Centre last night for the annual SuniTAFE Graduation and Awards. Read more

SuniTAFE Teacher of the Year – Jess Kendrigan

The value of the beauty industry can often be overlooked. This is something that SuniTAFE teacher Jess Kendrigan is determined to change.  Read more

Destination Australia Scholarships Open

Destination Australia Scholarships are now open for applications. Read more

International Women’s Day – Neth Hinton

The theme of International Women’s Day this year is ‘#EmbraceEquity.’ Contributing a wealth of experience, Neth Hinton is a valued member of the SuniTAFE Board of Directors.  Read more

Healy’s Lane Mural Painting

SuniTAFE students spent last week painting a large-scale mural in Healy’s Lane as part of a Mildura City Heart and Cultivator Inc. initiative. Read more

SuniTAFE Employer of the Year – Mildura Truck Centre

Mildura Truck Centre (MTC) was presented with their Employer of the Year Award at an afternoon tea on Monday 3 April.  Read more

New SuniTAFE CEO Announced

The Sunraysia Institute of TAFE (SuniTAFE) Board of Directors is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr Brett Millington as the new SuniTAFE Chief Executive Officer. Read more

A Milestone Worth Celebrating

The SuniTAFE Heavy Automotive Department was recognised at the SuniTAFE Swan Hill campus graduation this year to celebrate 20 years since the program was first established. Read more

SuniTAFE Nurses ready for the Workforce

SuniTAFE’s newest group to complete the Diploma of Nursing and register as enrolled nurses will always be reminded of the pandemic when they think back on the time, they completed their qualification. Read more

New Free TAFE courses at SuniTAFE to boost a post-COVID Sunraysia

New Free TAFE courses have been announced by the Victorian Labor Government, in an initiative that will provide more Free TAFE courses in the Sunraysia region in 2022. Read more

Individual Support New Training Facility

Gain practical skills at SuniTAFE’s aged care simulated training facility. Australia has a rapidly growing ageing population with a critical shortage of qualified healthcare workers.  Read more

Enhanced conservation and ecosystem management courses for SuniTAFE

Learn new technologies for a career in land and water with a course in conservation and ecosystem management. Read more

New Acquisitions at the SuniTAFE SMART Farm

We’re pleased to announce the SuniTAFE SMART Farm’s newest acquisitions. Find out more about our new technology and equipment Read more

Career Spotlight on Irrigation Specialists

Are you eager to grow your career in one of Australia’s leading agribusiness regions? Find out about becoming an Irrigation Specialist. Read more

Carmela Tyson – 40th anniversary at SuniTAFE

It’s been 40 years since Carmela Tyson first walked through the doors SuniTAFE on 15 March 1982. Read more

New TAFE Design Lab To Reignite Creative Arts In Mildura

Minister for Training and Skills Gayle Tierney today announced $130,000 to establish a launchpad project with the newly released Diploma of Graphic Design (CUA50720) to be delivered via project known as  ‘Future’s Lab.’ Read more

Kade Loxton winner at the Master Builders Victoria Regional Apprentice of the Year Awards

Kade Loxton, winner of the 2022 Bendigo Apprentice of the Year – Future Builder Award at this year's Master Builders Victoria Regional Apprentice of the Year Awards. Read more

Heavy diesel engine simulation for SuniTAFE

SuniTAFE’s heavy automotive workshops at Mildura and Swan Hill campuses have taken delivery of two Cummins X15 training engines to ensure students are using the very latest equipment to hone their skills during training.  Read more

TAFE Kids - Get to know two of our longer serving educators

TAFE Kids has been open since 1985 and was one of the first childcare centres built in Mildura. The centre is home to 69 children each day, 18 educators and one cook. Get to know two of our longer serving educators below. Read more

Graduation and Awards Mildura Campus

The achievements of SuniTAFE students, industry partners and staff for the 2021 academic year was celebrated last night.  Read more

Project works commence at SuniTAFE Mildura Campus

Work commenced on Monday 27 September to the roads, carparks and stormwater infrastructure at SuniTAFE’s Mildura Campus. Read more

International Women’s Day

“SuniTAFE for me has been a fantastic experience, where would you rather be when training and education has got me to where I am." Read more

Study at SuniTAFE Swan Hill Campus in 2022

SuniTAFE’s Swan Hill Campus delivers relevant skills and training to its students.   Read more

International Women’s Day

“It is absolutely important that women are given the same opportunities, which is part of why I was attracted to the role, to be able to provide input not just from an educational perspective but also as a female staff member." Read more

International Women’s Day

SuniTAFE staff joined people around the globe on Tuesday, March 8 to celebrate the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women on International Women’s Day. The day also marks a call to action for accelerating women's equality. Read more

Mobile Career Advice Hits the Road

Open to all members of the community, the Skills and Jobs Centre is a ‘one-stop shop’ with a mobile fleet ready to hit the road. Read more

SuniTAFE VETDSS Auto Excursion

SuniTAFE’s VETDSS (Vocational Education and Training Delivered to Secondary Students) were introduced to the world of Drag Racing with a trip to the Sunset Strip. Read more

Streets Of Your Town - SuniTAFE Students Work With Renowned Artist, Anita Lawrence

SuniTAFE Art students were treated to a workshop with renowned Victorian printmaker and painter, Anita Laurence. Read more

Do you want a career change? How to do it without the drama.

The task of changing careers might not be as difficult as you think. SuniTAFE can help unpack the process into manageable steps. Read more

Which Horticulture App ebook launches

Launching the new “Which app for Horticulture” ebook, showcasing over 60 apps available for producers. Read more

TAFE Kids embraces Book Week

Characters from many well-loved books were brought to life this week by the children and educators at TAFE Kids for national CBCA Book Week. Read more

Student Profile - Courtney Sandiman

IT’S been several years since Courtney Sandiman, 22, first set foot on at SuniTAFE. Courtney turned to SuniTAFE to build her knowledge and skill set by completing a Certificate IV in Design and Certificate III in Conservation and Land Management. Read more

Australia's Top 10 Most In-Demand Jobs

Australia's Top 10 Most In-Demand Jobs expected to be in high demand over the next five years. Read more

Wear It Purple Day

SuniTAFE's Diploma of Community Services students celebrated Wear It Purple Day this week. Hundreds of purple frosted cup cakes disappeared to eager buyers quickly. Read more

Teacher profile - Paul McClure

WITH a farming background behind him, Paul McClure has plenty of knowledge and experience to pass onto his horticulture students at SuniTAFE. Read more


THE SuniTAFE SMART Farm has been selected as one of only two sites involved in a three-year cover crop trial. Read more

HALT heads to SuniTAFE

The importance of looking after the mental health of local tradies was the focus of several mental health and wellbeing presentations held at the SuniTAFE Mildura campus and Swan Hill campus’ earlier this month. Read more

Christmas in July at SuniTAFE

A sea of Ugly Sweaters or Jolly Jumpers graced the SuniTAFE campuses this week for the Christmas in July celebrations. Read more

Sunray Warriors & the SMART Farm

A NEW generation of farmers or scientists may have had their passion sparked following a presentation by the SuniTAFE SMART Farm Project Leader of Horticultural Innovation Nicole Byrnes at the Sunray Warriors. Read more

Australian Defence Force visits SuniTAFE Mildura

A large group of SuniTAFE students and staff this morning learnt more about the career opportunities available when the Australian Defence Force (ADF) Careers Promotions Team visited the Mildura Campus. Read more

Drivers of change

With a finite area of arable farming land available, food producers over the world have needed to reassess traditional practices to achieve greater and more sustainable yields. Read more

4 innovative farming practices

Farming has long been among the most progressive of any industry, seeking more efficient ways to grow better crops and raise healthier livestock. Read more

The rise of producer led innovation

Enterprising Australian farmers in Agtech start-ups are creating solutions and building new technology to problems they experience. Read more

SuniTAFE launches free essential farm worker training

SuniTAFE is pleased to launch an immersive experience to learn essential skills to work on the farm. Read more

From labourers to problem solvers

Australian farming has a long and proud history of family succession. Yet, particularly over the past 30 years or so, things have started to change. Read more

A guide to using Precision Viticulture

Precision Viticulture (PV*) is precision farming applied to optimise vineyard performance.  It ensures proportionate grape yield and maximum quality, while minimising environmental impacts and risk.  Read more

SMART Farm crop diversity "ideal" location for iMapPESTS project

THE SuniTAFE SMART Farm has played a critical role in a program to improve bio-security preparation, resilience, and responsiveness to pests in horticulture and agriculture. Read more

Crop trials a SMART idea

A collaboration between Australian Primary Hemp (APH) and SuniTAFE will see the land at the SuniTAFE SMART Farm set aside for hemp plantings, to assess its suitability to collect data on low-THC hemp varieties. Read more

Do more with less

Farmers and food producers have had no other choice but to think differently and adopt innovative solutions to increase yields while also reducing productions costs. Read more

Kylie Hutchinson  | Student Profile

The flexibility offered by SuniTAFE has allowed Kylie Hutchinson to pursue her goals whilst meeting the demands of everyday life.  Read more

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