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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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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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A permanent computer in the classroom

At last today Graham and I set up the desktop in the classroom, it was quite a moment as we attached the cables and plugged them all in.  It felt like we had finally made some elearning progress in Wall and … Continue reading

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Empty Poles

Empty Poles The sky dark And looming, Spreads across The Adelaide sky Behind the once Adorned flag poles Stark and Contrasted Against the black clouds They stand as Reminders of the    Punters gate. The Victoria Park racecourse gates, Adelaide Parklands, South Australia.  … Continue reading

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Day 5 Wall and Ceiling Lining Apprentice training

External plasterglass cornice mitre Day 5 Frustration It is “Day 5” of the apprentices training and the most frustrating of all.  Why because I am not at work to see the final stages of “Week One, Year One”. The week … Continue reading

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Lightening up

The winter stoops Heavy in the sky And clouds carry Their burdens low A dark and silver light Spreads its way Across a subtle sea To wait for me Near waters lap Though hours of day Are few and short … Continue reading

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Day Two Apprentices tafeSA

8am Day 2 Well it’s day two and things are progressing well so far (Only 10am Smoko) All present and correct and a two-hour theory session has flown by and out into the workshop to Peer and Self Assess yesterdays … Continue reading

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Photos published

Book Launch Last Friday the 6th of May 2011, I was invited to a book launch at the Adelaide Bowls Club to the public release of a book with two of my photos in it. It was a thrill to … Continue reading

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RPL progress

The Process Arches at tafeSA Gilles Plains image rob beckett The process of applying for RPL in a trade can be a daunting prospect and it is more work than you might think.  In an effort to make this as … Continue reading

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CB-A work

The Project The teams are all getting down to the nitty gritty pointy end of their projects now and it has been an amazing journey so far.  Action learning projects were new to me and it has been a real … Continue reading

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