The TAFE NSW Polecats are committed to promoting education in the Tertiary Students Rugby League. For the uninitiated, the NSW Tertiary Student Rugby League competition was created to allow students the opportunity to play rugby league. The competition runs on a points system. Full-time students studying at the tertiary institution are zero points. Whilst players who do not study are 11 points. This system restricts the number of non-students playing in the league.
Since 1971 The TAFE NSW Polecats have been participating in the Tertiary Rugby League. During that time the Polecats have seen many students playing rugby league whilst studying and representing the Polecats.
This Year the Polecats committee stepped up their efforts to promote education amongst potential Polecats players. Potential students were informed about courses which they might benefit from in their profession.
So far this season 5 players have enrolled in TAFE NSW courses to help gain better skills for their future and get certified. The reality is that these students would not have opted to improve their skills without the TAFE NSW Polecats Rugby League club. Accounting, Business, Training and Assessment are just some of the courses now being completed by Polecats players.