Category Archives: tafeSA

1st Year Apprentices Final

Masonry Fixing Unit shots It is hard to believe that the 1st years are at the end of their training for 2011.  Though looking at their progress I can see the growth in skills confidence and maturity.  Tasks that seemed … Continue reading

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CBA Orientation

The new CBA 2011-12 Program member are beginning their journey today. I sit and listen knowing the learning they will experience over the next 9 months. Suddenly the thought occurs to me just how valuable these projects are not only … Continue reading

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Session with VET’s

Had a session with a few too many VET students with Jason at GP computer suites on Monday 17/10/2011, not sure what Jason thought the first session is always a bit chaotic getting, Moodle and email accounts set up, logins, … Continue reading

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Mentoring the BCF

Starting Out Chat Session Moodle LMS      31st August. Andrew, Gabriele, Paul, Roly & I, 12:15pm with Moodle Chat, all attended, most had never used Chat as a medium of communication and apart from some slowish typing all got on well though … Continue reading

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eBooks and my BCF section

The Present         I have been working on the feasibility of using eBooks for trade students and what form they should take.  The technical issues are not too daunting however the content is.       Plasterboard Wall Repairs…      These old unit … Continue reading

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Picture of Competence (Steel framing)

Where to check for the correct information and how to use it in steel framing practice. (Session Objective)     Curves and raked bulkheads in steel framing is a second year Wall and Ceiling unit I have been delivering today.       … Continue reading

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June 30th 2011 Deadline

The CB-A Project, had it’s ultimate moment for me on Thursday the 30th June 2011, a day far at the end of the project some nine months ago.  Those nine months have flicked past like drawings on a writing pad flick … Continue reading

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Week 2, Day 2 apprentices

Day 2: Wednesday morning session Power point of Back Blocking and Butt Joints, the how, what, why, when and where of it. Typical Questions: What issues came up as a result of installing back blocking and butt joints? How should … Continue reading

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Week 2, Day 3 apprentices

Day 3: Feedback Session The day starts as usual with classroom debriefing of the day before’s theory and how well it related to their practical projects and after a nights thoughts their own workplace and practices. Discussion regarding the day’s … Continue reading

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Week 2, Day1 apprentices

DAY 1: Tuesday’s session (short week), back blocking and butt joints, Calculations, Communication, Read and interpret plans.  Not exactly riveting for students in the trades But the basic skills that are required to be a competent trades person. Through out the old … Continue reading

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