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Bulli Beach Tourist Park gets new cabin thanks to TAFE students

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Students from TAFE Illawarra who built the new Bulli cabin

BULLI Beach Tourist Park has three new holiday cabins, thanks to the students at TAFE Illawarra.

The students built the cabins as part of their Certificate II Construction course, gaining practical experience as part of a long-term relationship between Council and TAFE Illawarra.

Over the past 15 years, TAFE students have built about 54 cabins for Council’s tourist parks at Bulli, Corrimal and Windang.

Wollongong Lord Mayor Gordon Bradbery said Council was pleased to help the students gain practical skills while they in turn have provided excellent accommodation for the popular tourist parks in the city.

“This long-standing relationship between Council and TAFE Illawarra continues to provide positive outcomes,” he said.

“The tourist park receive great holiday cabins, the students gain valuable hands-on skills and many then find work in their chosen profession.

“The work and skills of the TAFE students are on show for the visitors that come to our tourist parks.  Both the students and Council staff involved in this project should be proud of what they have achieved.”

TAFE NSW Team Leader of Construction Patrick Rawnsley said the project reflected the TAFE NSW ethos of “learning through doing”.

“Projects like this equip our students with the practical, hands-on skills and work experience to ensure they are job-ready for the realities of working in the industry,” Mr Rawnsley said.

“TAFE NSW maintains strong relationships with communities and employers to ensure that students are equipped with the skills and knowledge that employers need.”

For more information call the Council on (02) 4227 7111


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About Mick Roberts

A Sydney journalist, writer and historian, Mick Roberts specialises in Australian cultural history, particularly associated with the Australian hotel and liquor industry. Mick has had an interest in revealing the colourful story of pubs, inns and associated industries in Australia for over 30 years. He is currently working on a comprehensive history of the hotel and liquor industry in the Illawarra region of NSW. Besides writing a number of history books, Mick has owned and managed several community newspapers. He was one time editor of the Wollongong Northern News, The Bulli Times, The Northern Times, The Northern Leader and The Local - all located in the Wollongong region. As a journalist he has worked for Rural Press, Cumberland (News Limited), Sydney based, City News, and Torch Publications based in Canterbury Bankstown, NSW. He currently calls the inner-Sydney suburb of Surry Hills home.

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