It’s the end of semester!

A happy dog wearing a pink party hat
Photo by Anna Shvets on Pexels.com

Before you pack up all your things and head to the couch with Netflix and a doona, make sure you’ve done everything on this list:

  • Handed in all of the bits of your assessments.
  • Talk to your teacher for each class to make sure that you’ve finished everything.
  • Signed off on your assessment feedback.
    (This might be in the form of an email from your teacher – make sure you read and respond asap.)
  • Tidy up your WordPress site, and make sure you post all your work.
  • Talk to your teachers about your next steps in your career if you haven’t already. (This might be more study, or applying for jobs, or some sort of combination of these.) You can also talk to our Careers Counsellors about options – call them on 9217 3238 to make an appointment.

Once you have finished all of the above, pat yourself on the back for achieving through one of the most challenging years. You’re awesome.

Have a lovely break, stay safe, and keep in touch 🙂

Week 10 (27/4): Copyright matters!

Photo: Eduardo Simioni/CC/flickr

BY DEBORAH BAUER AND NATALIE POZDEEV

At #teamTAFE you’ll hear this over and over again: copyright matters! There are laws in place to ensure we don’t just use whatever content we find online. Admittedly those laws are complex because they can vary from jurisdiction to jurisdiction. Many countries use their own copyright laws to determine whether or not a violation has occurred. You can read more about international copyright law here.

TLDR: Assume you cannot steal borrow the stuff you find online.

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Making meetings work (without wasting precious time)

Ice-cased Adelie penguins after a blizzard at Cape Denison. Photo: Frank Hurley/Wikimedia Commons
Ice-cased Adelie penguins after a blizzard at Cape Denison. Photo: Frank Hurley/Wikimedia Commons

The First Golden Rule of working with others: communicate, communicate, communicate! I’ve posted below some notes about the purpose of meetings and how to write a meeting agenda.

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Media Project: Staying on track

The Flying Wallendas 7-Man Pyramid, The Big E Fair, 2005. Photo: Porterlu/Wikipedia/Public Domain

Everything is going to be a lot easier if you spend time planning your project. It’s important to establish clear deadlines for yourselves and stick to them.

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