CELEBRATION TIME: Graduation day takes the cake for Wu Chaihong, Zhao Zi Ming, Brad Polak, Liu Yun Zhen at TAFE Western in Orange. Photo: CONTRIBUTEDAStheir stay in Australia drewto a close, a small group of Jiangsu Agri-Animal HusbandryVocational College students recentlyhad the opportunity toreflect on a“life-changing” study tour with TAFE Western.
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Six students and two teachers celebrated theirachievements at a graduation ceremony, which recognised a12-week placementin Orange, Forbes and other Central West centres.

Students visited various veterinary clinics,Mullion Produce andCountry Myals Boarding Kennels and learnt important veterinary and English skills to take back to China.

StudentChen Jianzhgau described the experience as “unforgettable”.

“I have learned lots of things from study and life thatI could not learn in China and other places –it was fantastic,” MrJianzhgausaid.

“The teaching methods in Australia are better than in China – we have had more chances forpractising which can deeply help us to understand what we are learning.”

TAFE Western Animal Studies Teacher Debra Coleman said the students were enthusiasticabout the hands-on activities available.

“The students have had a great time and they told me daily how much they are learning and howmuch fun they are having,” she said.

“They find pleasure in all of the little things and we have tried to incorporate lots of new andinteresting experiences wherever possible,

“There has been a good mix of learning curriculum,experiencing regular life in Australia with home visits and other excursions andpractical experiences.”

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