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I·nstitute in CAE/TAFE Course Co-Operation The Institute has beengiven a special grant-of$60,000 to develop twotier courses with itsTAFE neighbours, Holmesglenand Frankston.The aim is to completethe investigation anddevelopment of the firstcourses in the technology. area this year sostudents can beginFrankston and HolmesglenTAFE colleges.Council member, Mr PaulRamler, who is also Presidentof Holmesglen TAFE Counci~told the meeting the idea'develped over months orless' and received immediatesupport .The Victrorian Post-SecondaryEducation Commissionsupported the approach andhad pushed for Chisholm toget the development grantenrolling in them in The implications of . the1986. proposal were far reaching.Under the two tier proposal, 'After our discussions instudents completing an Canberra, Chisholm is seenappropriate two year Associ­ as the" coliege which hasate diploma at either of the developed a blueprint for aTAFE colleges would be able community college system,'to gain direct entry to the Mr Ramler said.second year of Bachelor Other Council membersdegree studies at Chisholm immediately supported theAnnouncing the grant at the initiative.February meeting of Council, 'We are first cab off the rankthe Director, Mr Patrick - we will be the pioneer.Leary, described the concept 'Undoubtedly, the two tieras 'most exciting' and said it approach will be a successhad 'caught the imagination' and wHi be adopted byof teriary education authorities everyone else.in Canberra'I am very encouraged byMr Leary said while the first what I have heard tonight,' Mrtwo tier courses would be in Anthony Bailey saidtehcnology, it was envisaged Mr Bill Walker called thesimilar courses could be proposal 'a very goodestablished across the initiative which· obviou~lyboardshould be encouraged.He noted that discussions It followed the Californianhad been at administrative comm u ntiy cOl lege/ state col­Jevel only so far the ac& lege approach which hasdemic implications still had to been very successfu I.be considered'It will help break downAnd while Chisholm control­ barriers, many of themled the $60,000 grant from artificia~ between the T AFEthe Advanced Education and advanced educationCounci~ Mr Leary emphasised systems,' Mr Walker addedthat the development of the Mr Ron Ritchie supportedtwo tier courses would be the two tier concept, butvery much a partnership warned that while increasingbetween Chisholm and mobility between post-secondary education institu­~ions was very deSirable,there were also majorproblems.One of theose was in thefunding area with Chilshorn'scourses funded by the .....----­COmmonwealth while theTAFE courses were fundedby the State.SOUND OF MUSICe Chisholm Frankston was alive to the sound of music du the summer break when thePeninsula Youth Music Society held Its Summer Music School there. Pictured are (I to R):Nel'ida Hopkins, Andrew Taberer, Hugh Cameron and Stephanie Royal with teacher,Maragret Conyers.Faculty Head Appointed Timber stress rig to aid small sawmills. Chisholm has appointed Engineering and Dean atthe first permanent head Deakin University, willof its Faculty of Tech­ .take over as Dean of thenology.Faculty of Technology inDr Roy Williams, 55, June. .currently Director of Announcing the appointmentthe Director, Mr PatrickKalgoorlie College inWestern Australia and Leary, said Dr Williams wasformer Professor ofchosen from a strong field ofapplicants from Australia andoverseas.': Dr Williams' track record inthe academic and administr&tive fields, applied technologyresearch, interdisciplinaryendeavours and industryliaison ideally fit him for theposition,' Mr Leary said'We are looking to him tolead the further developmentof the Faculty of Technologytowards a unique position inAus~-alian teriary education.'In' addition, Dr Williams willmake an important contributionto the I nstitute generally,through the Academic Boardand bther avenues'.Mr Leary said the new Deanwould .be working with avigorous and innovative teamin the Faculty - which was• Dr Roy WIlliams.established last year bringingtogether the previously A low costtest rig beingseparate discipline areas of developed by Chisholm'scomputing and robotics,Engineering Researchapplied science and engineering.and Advisory CentreHe praised the work of the (CITERAC) will giveFoundation Dean, Dr Trevor small sawmills the abilityPearcey (now retired), the for the first time toacting Dean, Mr John White, accurately grade sawnand the Faculty Manag& timber.ment Committee.The rig - which will cost less'The task of establishing the than $1500 to build - willFaculty, which is a major enable small sawmills toinnovation reversing a centuries-oldtrend towards of their sawn timber asmarket a larger percentagespecialisation, was never suitable for highly stressedgoing to be an easy one,' Mr structures.LEary saidThe rig is being developed'That they succeeded in for the Radiata Pineachieving the goal is areflection of their dedication,effort and willingness to workco- operatively.'I know they will bring thesame spirit to their work withthe new Dean to ensure theFaculty succeeds in providingthe community with the bestin technology education,research and consultancy.'Mr Learly said Mr Whitewould continue as actingDean until Dr Williams tookResearch I.nstitute (RPRI)and will meet a long standingneed in the timber industry,according to CITERAC head,Dr Bob Milner.At present, small sawmillsgrade by visual inspectionwhich can lead to wastagewhere timber falls into theborderline category andmust be downgraded fromthe highest (and mostprofitable) levels.CITERACs test rig is beingconjunction with visualinspection .'Often defects are obvious,so visual inspection is quitesatisfactory,' Dr Milner says.'The test rig we are buildingwill be used in the borderlinecases where a defect can beseen but the timber may wellbe strong enough tocarry theloads demanded of structuralmembers.The rig will use pneumaticjacks to apply presci'ibedloads to the defect zones.Provided the timber cancarry the load and does notbend excessively, it is gradedaccording to industry standards.CiTERAC is designing twodeflection detectors to measurethe bending - one pneumaticand the other a microelectronicdevice.Dr Milner says RPRI set twolimits on the project - that therig components should cost asawmill no more than $1500,and the design should be suchthat the rig could be constructuphis appointment. developed to use in eTO PAGE 2

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