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We need to change the cultural bias towards university

We need to change the cultural bias towards university

We are facing a national skills shortage. Without enough skilled workers, Australia risks losing its footing as one of the world’s most advanced economies with 28 years of uninterrupted economic growth – a record unequalled by any other developed nation. Every time I...

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HECS vs Trade

HECS vs Trade

Studying at university may seem like a wise career move but the reality is many graduates are finishing their degrees with a large HECS debt and losing out financially compared with school leavers who embarked on a trade. Figures from the federal government’s Job...

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Tips for choosing an HSC that’s right for you!

Tips for choosing an HSC that’s right for you!

Tips for Year 10 Students: Now is the time to be thinking about what you’ll be working towards in your last years of schooling Explore your options Be involved in decisions made Move towards what you feel and know is right Remember there are various paths for...

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New Seahorses in the College Aquarium

New Seahorses in the College Aquarium

The Marine Discover Centre, located on campus at Newman College welcomes a new breeding pair of seahorses, namely, Keith and Coral. Coral is the yellow seahorse, whilst Keith, like many male seahorses is the larger of the pair. Seahorse is the name given to 45 species...

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Out & About with Electrotechnology

Out & About with Electrotechnology

Last week the Newman Senior Technical College Year 11 Electrotechnology students visited Port Macquarie Hastings Council asset sites, to gain an understanding of programmable logic control PLC's and relay switchboard control. They achieved this by visiting the...

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2019 NSW Regional Training Awards

2019 NSW Regional Training Awards

One of the major differences between the Higher School Certificate pathway that is offered at our College and that of traditional educational pathways, is the manner in which success is measured. In a traditional setting the ATAR is the measure of success. A Band 6 is...

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Electrotechnology Students Benefit from Local Business

Electrotechnology Students Benefit from Local Business

STUDENTS eyeing a career in the field of electrotechnology are being given a head start thanks to Port Macquarie businesses and tradesmen. Lear and Smith electrical wholesalers are leading the charged, teaming up with Newman Senior Technical College and Hastings...

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A different way to measure success

A different way to measure success

Newman Senior Technical College continued its outstanding reputation in VET school competition at the recent WorldSkills Skillshow competition. Held on June 4 to 6 at the International Convention Centre (ICC) in Darling Harbour, four of the school's students competed...

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Newman prepares for National Worldskills Competition

Newman prepares for National Worldskills Competition

STUDENTS from Newman Senior Technical College will compete on the grand stage of the National WorldSkills Championships from June 2 to June 4. It is Australia's biggest vocational education and excellence competition, held every two years. Selected regional...

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Workskills is on Again

Workskills is on Again

Every two years, more than 500 Regional Competitions are held in 35 regions across Australia, testing the skills and knowledge of Apprentices, Trainees and students in Vocational Education and Training. Last week saw a flurry of VET in Schools (VETis) WorldSkills...

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Students voices heard Nationally on​ Q and A

Students voices heard Nationally on​ Q and A

“Vocational Education & Training is often regarded as a lower class education yet it was most likely VET trained workers that built this ABC studio, set up your mics and are operating these cameras. What is the government doing to give VET the respect that it...

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2018 Brings a New Course to Newman College

2018 Brings a New Course to Newman College

https://youtu.be/Hgz3GVS_SyA Turn up the Volume!! Newman Senior Technical College has some exciting news for 2018 Year 11 students and we know it's going to be popular! The College prides itself on responding to areas of growth both on a national and local level....

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Congratulations Claire McIntosh our swimming star!

Congratulations Claire McIntosh our swimming star!

Well done Claire McIntosh Newman College Year 11 student who recently competed at the Catholic Combined Colleges CCC Swimming at Homebush in Sydney. Claire received gold in the 50 metre Butterfly, Backstroke, Breaststroke and Freestyle, as well as receiving a silver...

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