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Year In Review : 2011
12 TAFE NSW WSI - 2011 Year in Review Dual qualifications provide students with value for time and money A number of students achieved exceptional learning outcomes through dual qualification projects in 2011. By adapting learning programs to fit into a multiple qualification structure, students achieved additional outcomes to suit their varied skill needs. Examples of this include: • Nirimba College delivery of the Diploma of Logistics which was linked with the Diploma of Management. In the final semester of the Diploma of Logistics, students were given the option of enrolling and applying for credit in the Diploma of Management. By offering the course at a commercial fee, the students were able to complete both qualifications within a one year timeframe with reduced financial outlay • Richmond and Nepean Colleges combined IT and Fitness qualifications for a rugby league development squad in 2011. This boosted the employability and further education and training options of these customers off the field • Nirimba College Structural and Civil Engineering apprentices combined their Certificate IV in Engineering studies with Advanced Diploma units. Following completion of their apprenticeship studies, these students completed a small number of additional units to graduate with an Advanced Diploma in either Structural Engineering or Civil Construction Design. In 2011, WSI continued to enhance educational opportunities available to students before and after their WSI studies. This was done through agreements with universities in regard to guaranteed university course entry, academic credit, higher education opportunities available on campus at WSI Colleges and programs for senior secondary school students. Five-year accreditation was achieved to provide the Bachelor of Early Childhood Education and Care (Birth-5) Degree at Nirimba College. Resources were developed for the Associate Degree of Accounting. School students located within the Nirimba Education Precinct were provided opportunities to progress from the Certificate III in Children’s Services into the Certificate IV in Children’s Services. Through this they have a pathway into the Bachelor of Early Childhood Education and Care (Birth-5). Agreements with universities developed in 2011 included: • entry into the third year of the Bachelor of Applied Management at the University of Ballarat for students who complete the Advanced Diploma qualifications • one year credit transfer into the Bachelor of Construction Management at the University of Western Sydney for students who complete the relevant Diploma or Advanced Diploma courses • guaranteed entry for WSI students into their choice of twenty degrees at the University of Western Sydney, for those who achieved an aggregate score of 168 or higher in their Certificate IV in Tertiary Preparation.