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CHOOL stu­dents and job seek­ers can get free vo­ca­tional train­ing ca­reer ad­vice at the TAFE SA stands at the Ter­tiary Stud­ies and Ca­reer Expo.

TAFE SA Ade­laide North In­sti­tute man­ag­ing di­rec­tor David Royle says the expo is a lead­ing plat­form for school leavers, grad­u­ates and ma­tureaged stu­dents seek­ing ed­u­ca­tion and train­ing op­por­tu­ni­ties.

‘‘TAFE SA of­fers lit­er­ally hun­dreds of cour­ses, study op­tions and train­ing path­ways to uni­ver­si­ties and jobs across the whole state,’’ he says.

‘‘The expo gives you an en­vi­ron­ment to make an in­formed choice about your fu­ture. Our ca­reer coun­sel­lors and se­nior lec­tur­ers will be on hand to pro­vide course in­for­ma­tion and ca­reer ad­vice.’’

TAFE SA of­fers a range of trade and higher level qual­i­fi­ca­tions.

Grad­u­ates are job-ready with prac­ti­cal knowl­edge and hands-on skills, with about 75 per cent find­ing em­ploy­ment af­ter com­plet­ing their train­ing.

Rhi­an­non Kin­gate grad­u­ated with a TAFE SA Di­ploma of Event Man­age­ment and is now the mar­ket­ing as- sis­tant for the Clip­sal 500 Ade­laide. She be­lieves her stud­ies gave her the edge over other ap­pli­cants in the em­ploy­ment mar­ket.

‘‘TAFE SA gave me many op­por­tu­ni­ties to gain the hands-on ex­pe­ri­ence that con­firmed for me that I’d cho­sen the right ca­reer and gave me the ad­van­tage over other peo­ple seek­ing to get into the in­dus­try,’’ she says.

TAFE SA is the largest provider of vo­ca­tional ed­u­ca­tion and train­ing in South Aus­tralia, of­fer­ing more than 800 cour­ses across 48 cam­puses.

TAFE SA Di­ploma of Event Man­age­ment grad­u­ate Rhi­an­non Kin­gate now works for the Clip­sal 500.

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