Workforce Development

Our Community

TAFE Gippsland were like a breath of fresh air in setting up our partnership. We had been dealing with another large RTO and found them difficult to work with and cumbersome. Paulette and her team were highly responsive, supportive and provided regular feedback on what we needed to do and how. Their framework and supporting materials allowed us to easily see where we were headed and comply. I could not recommend working with the team at TAFE Gippsland highly enough.”

Patrick Moriarty
Our Community

I felt compelled to send an email in regards to the training I received at TAFE Gippsland, Chadstone, with the Basic Jointing Course.

The instructor was Paul Lightfoot, who really knows his subject. Paul was very informative and was able to share his past work experiences which assisted greatly in the learning process. It was very obvious from day 1 that Paul has had many years of experience in many areas of the Telecom Australia/Telstra underground network.

The set up in the dedicated network area is excellent, with pits, manholes, tents, pillars, poles all wired in to a working system. It was a real experience to be able to jumper a working service from the start of a simulated “new service” installation, through an MDF, to a cabinet, into a pillar and finally to cable joints that were constructed by myself, real world stuff. This included an aerial service from poles to “the house”, fantastic set up and work area. The hands on practical’s are exactly what is required for this sort of training to prepare you for the actual network and being able to be work ready. To use all of the real materials that are used in the network, with Paul’s valuable explanation and instructions made the whole 10 days a very valuable exercise.

TAFE Gippsland has a brilliant set up for this course and I really learnt a lot from Paul and the use of actual products and materials in the dedicated network area, whilst undercover. This was a real bonus when the weather was cold wet and miserable, to be able to train in these undercover conditions without weather disruption is a huge bonus. I will be sending staff members for this training to TAFE Gippsland. Fantastic teaching facility.

Doug Montgomery
Director - Dmont Services

I would like to thank all the staff at TAFE Gippsland that have assisted Electrix and myself with our training needs. The training requirements in this industry can be very frustrating at times. It is nice to work with people who understand our needs and are willing to go that extra mile to help us meet our requirements.

In particular some of your staff have gone to great lengths to help us by moving pre-scheduled training, arranging training when none was scheduled, and finding trainers to deliver training when none were available.

I truly appreciate all your assistance and I look forward to working with you all closely over the coming year.

Lauren Randalls
Human Resource Advisor – Southern Region


I would like to thank the staff at TAFE Gippsland that have helped Visionstream Pty Ltd and in particular the Engineering Group with all of our training needs. The training requirements were arduous and extensive, you understood our needs and worked with us to develop the syllabi and then the training packages specifically for us and our client.

To all of your staff who have gone to great lengths to help us by scheduling training, organising training venues and flying across country to deliver the packages in a timely and cost efficient manner, thank you very much.

John Houlihan
External Plant Manager, Senior Telecommunications Engineer

Visionstream Australia Pty Ltd
Leighton Group Contractors Pty Ltd

TAFE Gippsland have provided short course cable jointing training for many of our field staff, and since the introduction of Certificate III in Cable Jointing apprentice training, we have had four apprentices complete the course and currently have a further eight apprentices at various year levels.

Underground Cable Systems is a participant in the Industry – TAFE Gippsland interaction process aimed at further developing the standard and value of the training services offered by the TAFE Gippsland Chadstone Campus.

Our experience has been one of interest and enthusiasm by the instructors and staff of TAFE Gippsland and especially in recent times an above expectation response to our needs with respect to both apprentice training and the challenges of the cable jointer RPL program.

Underground Cable Systems look forward to continuing the relationship we have with TAFE Gippsland, for it has proven beneficial to our employees, our organisation, the Electricity Supply Industry and to TAFE Gippsland.

Trevor Maylor
Stystems Manager

Underground Cable Systems Pty Ltd