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TAFE Gippsland and Aussie Broadband bringing IT qualifications back to Gippsland

Media Release | Monday 11 Apr 2022 | 2 min read

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TAFE Gippsland is partnering with Gippsland-based tech giant, Aussie Broadband, to promote the return of Information Technology (IT) training to TAFE Gippsland.

An accredited vocational training course – Certificate III in Information Technology – will return to TAFE this year with a nine-month course set to begin in April, at TAFE Gippsland’s Yallourn campus.

TAFE Gippsland’s Director, Educational Delivery, Ms Linda Austin, welcomed the return of IT training and the partnership with Aussie Broadband to support students enrolling in the vocational training course.

“I am delighted that for the first time in nearly a decade, TAFE Gippsland is offering accredited training in an Information Technology discipline and we’re encouraging students to enrol today,” Ms Austin said.

“This is a Free TAFE course offered face-to-face with one day online, and it focuses on customer service, web development, programming and editing computer software, with graduates very likely to be highly valued and sought after by employers.”

Ms Austin said the Institute was very fortunate to have a partner to support this vocational training stream.

“This year we are thrilled to partner with Aussie Broadband and we value their industry expertise and their commitment to IT in Gippsland in encouraging the next generation of IT practitioners,” Ms Austin said.

Claire Morrissey, Learning and Development Manager, at Aussie Broadband, said their organisation was excited about their role in partnering TAFE Gippsland.

“As a Morwell-founded and based tech company, Aussie Broadband has been campaigning to bring certificate-level IT courses back to the Gippsland region for several years,” Ms Morrissey said.

“We’re also excited to continue partnering with TAFE Gippsland as they expand their IT offerings, and help IT students ‘see what they can be’.”

Ms Morrissey said graduates of these courses, “are valuable not just to tech companies like Aussie Broadband, but across a whole range of industries”.

“We’re thrilled that TAFE Gippsland is starting this journey with their Cert III in IT and, in our increasingly digital world, IT literacy has never been more important across Gippsland and right across the national and international digital learning environment.”

So, if you’re a budding IT professional interested in forging a career that offers numerous job opportunities, competitive salaries, work-life balance and more? The first step in your exciting journey begins with TAFE Gippsland’s Certificate III in Information Technology.

The first course begins with the commencement of Term 2 on Wednesday 27 April 2022.  Enrolments are still open and you can secure your place by calling TAFE Gippsland on 1300 475 146 or going to our website.

All information contained in this media release, including references to costs, speed, and capability of the Aussie Broadband network, was correct at time of publication, and may have since changed.

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About Aussie Broadband Limited

Aussie Broadband is an Australian operated telecommunications company that was formed in 2008 and is based in Morwell Victoria, Australia.

The company's main focus is nbn® (NBN) subscription plans and bundles to residential homes, small businesses, not-for-profits, corporate/enterprise and managed service providers.

As a licensed carrier, the company provides these services through a wholesale agreement with NBN Co, a mix of leased backhaul infrastructure from third parties and its own network equipment.

The company also offers a range of other telecommunications services including VoIP, mobile plans and handsets, entertainment bundles through its partnership with Fetch TV and connections through its own fibre, the OptiComm network and its white label platform.

With its acquisition of Over the Wire, the company is also a Tier 1 voice provider, and offers a range of tailored cloud, connect and collaborate solutions to business, government and enterprise customers.

Along with being a proud member of the Pledge 1% Movement, Small Change Big Change and more, Aussie Broadband is a certified B Corporation and the largest telco in Australia to hold accreditation.

Aussie Broadband has remained Australia's Most Trusted Brand in Telecommunications since December 2020 and was more recently named Australia's Most Trusted Telco for the second year in a row at the Roy Morgan Trusted Brand Awards for 2023.