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Framed Ceilings Unit 2A – 2012

First Impressions Last years first years are here and their first unit is Framed Ceilings (Rondo Ceilings) Background The class has overall been exposed to this type of ceilings in their workplaces and constructed bulkheads using steel components.  That is … Continue reading

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2012

That can’t be the year 2012… The Summer heat is taking its toll and now to begin the training year in the BCF at Gilles Plains, last years great results have spurred me on to better them this year. Goals … Continue reading

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Merry Christmas

The Holidays are here and the year has past good luck to us all and here’s to a bright new year and more new students to engage with. Cheers…

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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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Simple Video in Web Pages

Videos As part of the Mentoring for elearning in the BCF this post show how easy it is to insert videos into content. How they look, work and how easy they are to include them in your web pages and … 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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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 First year Apprentices

The apprentices have returned for week two and this is usually the week when they find their feet, get to know each other and start to test the waters of the tafeSA environment. Typical past behaviours Late to arrive More … Continue reading

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Trade Students

Their past colours their lives. For 6 years I have had contact with trades students, delivering trade training and Assessment in a classroom, on-site and simulated workshop settings and during that time the students past surfaces regularly. Feeling threatened in situations, … Continue reading

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