FREE TAFE AN OP­TION FOR SCHOOL LEAVERS

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EX­CIT­ING op­por­tu­ni­ties are on of­fer for all Year 12 grad­u­ates at TAFE.

Minister for train­ing and skills de­vel­op­ment Shan­non Fen­ti­man said free TAFE for Year 12 grad­u­ates was a great op­por­tu­nity for those who were look­ing for a ca­reer in one of Queens­land’s fast-grow­ing in­dus­tries

“With the lat­est co­hort of grad­u­ates con­sid­er­ing what to do next year, I en­cour­age them to con­sider the fan­tas­tic op­por­tu­ni­ties vo­ca­tional train­ing can pro­vide,” Ms Fen­ti­man said.

“There are 160 qual­i­fi­ca­tions on of­fer for free to all Year 12 grad­u­ates in Queens­land.

“The cour­ses are in high pri­or­ity in­dus­tries such as hospi­tal­ity, en­gi­neer­ing, avi­a­tion and con­struc­tion, pro­vid­ing path­ways into suc­cess­ful and ex­cit­ing ca­reers.

“We want young Queens­lan­ders to be able to get the skills and train­ing they need to build a life­long ca­reer and fill the jobs of the fu­ture.”

The train­ing that TAFE Queens­land pro­vide is help­ing young Queens­lan­ders to­wards their dream jobs.

For­mer Benowa State High stu­dent Ruby Smith-Fi­fita has been able to fast track her ca­reer in the tourism and hospi­tal­ity in­dus­try af­ter study­ing a Cer­tifi­cate III in Hospi­tal­ity at TAFE Queens­land last year.

Now, as a guest ser­vice agent at the Mar­riott Va­ca­tion Club at Surfers Par­adise, she says her course gave her the skills and knowl­edge she needed to be job-ready for the role.

To ac­cess a free TAFE course, Year 12 grad­u­ates must en­rol and start train­ing in one of the 160 high pri­or­ity cour­ses within the cal­en­dar year af­ter leav­ing school. Tel: 1300 369 935 train­ing.qld.gov.au/freetafe

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