FREE TAFE AN OPTION FOR SCHOOL LEAVERS
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