Skills training

Working with students to unlock their potential

Deborah Mercer is committed to assisting students in unlocking their potential through her role as a trainer for Disability and Aged Care qualifications at Atwea. She has built strong relationships with various Aged Care facilities and Disability organisations across Newcastle and the Hunter which has allowed her to organise real world teaching experiences for students. […]

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Passionate about providing learning support

Assisting students during their educational journey is the main purpose behind Atwea’s Student Support Services (SSS) unit. Particularly during the pandemic, this unit has played a vital role in helping students ensure their learning goals are on track in order to enter into positive, long term employment. Ben Parsons joined the team as a Student […]

Skills training

Atwea Aged Care student Jody Turner local hero

As the fastest growing industry in the Mid North Coast Region, Aged Care has become one of the most popular areas to study at Atwea’s Tuncurry campus. For Jody Turner, her decision to undertake the CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing) was a natural step as she has always been passionate about helping others. […]

The CAS

Introducing our new CAS Coordinator

Late last year, Atwea welcomed a new Music and Creative Arts Coordinator to The CAS facility in Hamilton. Adam Ferrier has hit the ground running in his new role and looks forward to inviting the local community back to The CAS for 2021 live performances after a temporary pause due to COVID-19. A key focus […]

Skills training

Anne-Marie Jones – CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing)

Anne-Marie Jones has spent the last few years trying to navigate through different career paths, before finding one that ‘feels right’. She has almost finished her CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing) and is currently employed at RBFI Kurri Kurri Masonic Village also completing her final work placement hours. “I have finally found something […]

The CAS

Live Jazz at the CAS

Live Jazz at the CAS  Live events remerged at The CAS in December last year with a jazz performance from The Swing Kings and Atwea student Aleksandr Coe. As part of Aleksandr’s practical components of his CUA50815 Diploma of Music Industry qualification he performed in front of a live audience of 40 people. The event […]

Alesco

2020 Alesco Graduations

For the first time in our school’s history, Alesco held separate graduations for each campus in the Hunter and Mid North Coast regions. From Tuesday 1st December until Friday 11th December 2020, Alesco Tuncurry, Tomaree, North Lakes, Raymond Terrace, Newcastle and Cessnock ran events at local venues and live streamed via Zoom to anyone who […]

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Atwea student wins 2020 Student of the Year Award

Community Colleges Australia (CCA) has announced the winners of the 2020 Community Education Student of the Year Awards that took place on 25 November via Zoom and involved about 120 people at more than 20 locations along the east coast of Australia. Atwea College student Kristal Barlow won the 2020 Community Education Student of the […]

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Anti-Poverty Week 2020

Atwea College and Alesco Senior College are proud to be taking part in activities that raise awareness for Anti-Poverty Week 2020. Anti-Poverty Week runs from 11th – 17th October 2020 and throughout this week we will be sharing information under the theme ‘Breaking the Cycle of Poverty through Education’. By bringing poverty to the forefront […]

Adult Learners Week

Adult Learners Week Awards 2020

While the achievements of the Atwea College community are celebrated annually, in 2020 the Adult Learners Week Awards have highlighted additional levels of resilience and commitment by both students and staff. Atwea College Chairperson, Chris Seysener and Executive Director Rowan Cox, announced five awards on Thursday 3 September at a small (CovidSafe) event and using […]

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