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#1 steppingonlego

Posted 21 October 2019 - 02:24 PM

Hi There

I have been accepted into a TAFE course in Vic next year (yay)

I am wondering when the course timetable will come out. They can't tell me at the moment so I thought I would turn to the EB brains trust.

Those of you who are at or have been to TAFE when did you find out what days/hours your course was on?

It will help me in trying to convince my work to let me go part time.


#2 MoreCoffeePlease

Posted 21 October 2019 - 02:27 PM

I used to be a tafe teacher and our timetable wasn’t available till about2 weeks before classes stared because it depended on numbers in each class

Edited by MoreCoffeePlease, 21 October 2019 - 02:27 PM.

#3 steppingonlego

Posted 21 October 2019 - 02:28 PM

Ah I was worried you would say that

#4 WannabeMasterchef

Posted 21 October 2019 - 06:39 PM

It might vary between states but Ive had my TAFE timetable changed on me a few weeks in - an evening subject became a day subject. Too bad I was working full time :rant:

So I guess just be careful. Hopefully they've got things a bit more together, my experience was a while ago.

#5 Claire48

Posted 21 October 2019 - 07:07 PM

I'm in Victoria and my timetable wasn't released until shortly before commencement in February. Also the day changed from a Thursday to a Wednesday. Luckily the childcare centre my daughter goes to wasn't full and I could change days last minute.

I'm not working so that was one less thing to worry about at least. I'm continuing my TAFE studies next year however it will be delivered in 'block mode' (like higher ed) so that will be different again.

#6 JomoMum

Posted 21 October 2019 - 08:07 PM

That makes things difficult!
NSW Tafe have days and hours available upon enrolment.

#7 CallMeFeral

Posted 21 October 2019 - 08:27 PM

It might be worth contacting the coordinator to ask them whether they can narrow it down at all? They might have a framework in their heads even if it's yet to be confirmed. For instance at my uni the classes (even though the course was full time) were on Tuesdays and Thursdays, even if they didn't know what and when.

#8 Pearson

Posted 21 October 2019 - 09:54 PM

View PostWannabeMasterchef, on 21 October 2019 - 06:39 PM, said:

It might vary between states but Ive had my TAFE timetable changed on me a few weeks in - an evening subject became a day subject. Too bad I was working full time :rant:

So I guess just be careful. Hopefully they've got things a bit more together, my experience was a while ago.

Universities do this all the time as well. No students in a class, or not enough to warrant paying someone.
TAFE is not well funded to begin with, they have to make unpopular decisions at times.

#9 steppingonlego

Posted 21 October 2019 - 09:54 PM

Thanks guys apparently they will be sending an enrolment letter before the end of the month I will press for more info then if I can but if they don’t know they don’t know I guess.

I am speaking to my boss this week to let her know my plans and hope that they can accomodate me somewhere in a part time role but if not it gives me a few months to find something else. I guess I will need to look for weekend or evening work in order to be flexible and try remember it’s only a short term thing

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