Interest levels, rather than organisational changes, are what is set to impact classes at Bendigo Regional Institute of TAFE, according to its chief executive.TRENT HORNEMAN February 22, 2013 4:56am
Bendigo Regional Institute of TAFE chief executive Maria Simpson said organisational changes would not impact the classes it offered.
BRIT has replaced its campus manager with a new role which is designed to manage the campus’ teaching staff.
Residents discussed concerns about the role change at Tuesday night’s Campaspe Shire Council meeting.
Ms Simpson said while the change would not impact classes, a lack of interest in some subjects could lead to class cuts this year.
‘‘The new role is a manager for the teaching staff, which makes up the majority of staff at the Echuca campus,’’ she said.
BRIT wants to expand services offered at its Echuca campus.
Ms Simpson said while cooking was strong, apprenticeship and trade courses were not as popular.
She said while BRIT was still taking enrolments, low numbers could mean classes were scrapped.
‘‘There is a figure; we need to be able to pay for the cost of materials, the cost of the teacher and other costs associated with running a business. If the enrolments do not cover the cost of the class, we then need to look at not running it,’’ she said.
Ms Simpson said many Echuca-Moama students could use the Echuca campus as a pathway into university studies, without having to leave the region.
‘‘We are working with Latrobe University to develop a smooth transition into degree courses. We are also in negotiation with University of Ballarat to offer its Bachelor of Management degree at TAFE,’’ she said.
‘‘Echuca is a growing area and we would like to be able to expand the services we can offer, but we are urging the Echuca community to show its support.’’
Coca-Cola Amatil has confirmed it will be pressing on with its $100 million redevelopment of SPC Ardmona.
Beautiful weather greeted Tungamah residents for the 18th running of the Tungamah Lions Ten Thousand on Sunday.
When Keith and Marion Grumley and their growing family moved to Tatura on January 18, 1968, little did they know that it would be the start of a long and lasting connection to the town.
A snake was spotted this afternoon.
Rochester Rotary Club has celebrated its 50th birthday in style.
Sorting future of Campaspe pools
A theatre production with a difference is coming to Seymour.
Local athletes will go head-to-head with some of the best competitors from around the world in swimming and athletics in December.
District residents and visitors will be able to enjoy some of the region’s most beautiful private gardens on Sunday.
The 116th annual Cobram Show went off with a bang at the weekend, drawing in crowds from far and wide for two days of fun.
Tomorrow is a Total Fire Ban day in Deniliquin, meaning no fires can be lit in the open and all fire permits are suspended.
Fifty new full-time jobs will be created at Tatura with a multimillion-dollar expansion of the abattoirs expected to be announced today.
Remembering Australian political giant Gough Whitlam who once called on Benalla police to stop then Treasurer Frank Crean on his journey up the Hume to phone the PM.
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