GOTAFE open days for all

See what’s of­fered, in­clud­ing free cour­ses, at cam­puses

Wangaratta Chronicle - - News -

GOULBURN Ovens In­sti­tute of TAFE (GOTAFE) is open­ing up its cam­pus doors to the wider pub­lic this month.

Chief ex­ec­u­tive of­fi­cer Travis Heeney said open week­ends at GOTAFE cam­puses in Wan­garatta, Shep­par­ton, Be­nalla, Sey­mour and Wer­ribee will “al­low ev­ery­one the chance to discover training op­por­tu­ni­ties avail­able for next year”.

From 10am un­til 2pm on des­ig­nated days, GOTAFE’s five cam­puses will take it in turns to open the doors for ev­ery­one.

The Wan­garatta cam­pus in Docker Street will hold its open day on Sun­day, Oc­to­ber 21, while the Be­nalla and Sey­mour cam­puses will have an open day on Sat­ur­day, Oc­to­ber 13, Shep­par­ton’s Fry­ers Street cam­pus will open on Oc­to­ber 14, and the Wer­ribee cam­pus will be open on Sat­ur­day, Oc­to­ber 20.

Mr Heeny said the State Gov­ern­ment’s range of ‘Free TAFE’, avail­able from next year, en­sures el­i­gi­ble stu­dents from across the Goulburn Val­ley/North East will be able to ac­cess free training at GOTAFE in a range of cour­ses that lead to jobs most in de­mand from Vic­to­rian em­ploy­ers.

Through Free TAFE, the Vic­to­rian Gov­ern­ment will cover tu­ition fees for 20 pri­or­ity TAFE cour­ses and 18 preap­pren­tice­ship cour­ses from Jan­uary 1, 2019 for el­i­gi­ble stu­dents.

Vic­to­ria’s un­prece­dented build­ing boom of road and rail pro­jects, new schools and hos­pi­tals, as well as in­creased sup­port for Vic­to­ri­ans liv­ing with dis­abil­ity and his­toric ac­tion to curb fam­ily vi­o­lence has cre­ated a mas­sive de­mand for skilled work­ers, many of who can learn the skills for those jobs at TAFE.

“Open Day is a chance for those think­ing about study to find out more,” Mr Heeney said.

“Train­ers will be on hand show­cas­ing our pur­pose­built fa­cil­i­ties and sim­u­la­tion equip­ment, run­ning demon­stra­tion ac­tiv­i­ties and answering all of your ques­tions.

“Our Skills and Jobs Cen­tres (in­clud­ing Wan­garatta) will also be open, with ca­reer ad­vi­sors avail­able to as­sist with your course or job search.”

The list of Free TAFE cour­ses avail­able at GOTAFE is avail­able at gotafe.vic.edu. au/freetafe.

It is im­por­tant to note that el­i­gi­bil­ity cri­te­ria ap­ply for Free TAFE, and other fees and charges, such as stu­dent ser­vice fees or ma­te­ri­als fees, may also ap­ply.

Stu­dents can check their el­i­gi­bil­ity by call­ing GOTAFE on 1300 GOTAFE or email en­quiry@gotafe.vic.edu.au.

En­rol­ments for 2019 cour­ses at GOTAFE open from Novem­ber un­til Fe­bru­ary.

For more in­for­ma­tion on GOTAFE and Free TAFE visit gotafe.vic.edu.au/open­day or call 1300 GOTAFE (468233).

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