Geoff Hogan presenting Library Manger Anna Sin with a complimentary copy of “Industrial Arts Teaching: Recollections 1970s, 80s and 90s.”
The book, the work of the Institute of Industrial Arts Technology Education (iiate), reflects on the developments in the Industrial Arts curriculum in NSW secondary schools in that period. Interviews conducted for the Industrial Arts Recollections Project reveal the challenges many educators faced in gaining validation for the Industrial Arts curriculum with the New South Wales Board of Studies.
Mr Hogan is now involved in a project about the history of Manual Arts / Industrial Arts teacher training programs in NSW and will use the TAFE NSW Heritage Collection to assist his research. From 1948 to 1981 Sydney Technical College conducted a Manual Arts Diploma (ASTC) and later a Diploma in Industrial Arts Education for teachers. These courses were significant as most Industrial Arts teachers in that period trained for four years graduate status and gained promotion by completing either of these diplomas.
The TAFE NSW Heritage Collection is managed by Ultimo College Library and the library receives frequent research and reference enquiries from staff and the public relating to the history of TAFE NSW and its courses.
The online TAFE NSW Sydney Heritage Collection Guide provides access to records relating to the history of TAFE NSW and, in particular, Ultimo College, fondly remembered by many people as Sydney Technical College or ‘Sydney Tech’. As the oldest continuous vocational education and training institution, TAFE NSW’s rich history dates back to the 19th century and the Sydney Mechanics’ School of Arts. The online Guide showcases records held in our collections with full and detailed descriptions as well as images.