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Fee-free TAFE training on offer for Year 12 graduates at CQUniversity

Fee-free TAFE training on offer for Year 12 graduates at CQUniversity

Published:17 January 2018

Pro Vice-Chancellor for VET Operations and Growth Peter Heilbuth has encouraged CQ Year 12 graduates to take advntage of the fee-free training on offer at CQUniversity.

Central Queensland’s recent Year 12 graduates have the opportunity to get a head start on their futures with CQUniversity offering fee-free TAFE training in key employment areas in conjunction with the Queensland Government.

As part of the Year 12 fee-free training initiative, CQUniversity is offering Certificate II and III level fee-free training in areas including Childhood Education and Care, Hospitality, Laboratory Skills and Horticulture.

Pro Vice-Chancellor VET Operations and Growth Peter Heilbuth said the initiative was “an outstanding opportunity to get a qualification from Central Queensland’s leading TAFE provider.”

“It enables students and their families to avoid building up any student debt and it’s available right now,” Mr Heilbuth said.

“This initiative is a great example of how the State Government is directly supporting Central Queensland students into areas of study with significant employment opportunities.

“What’s more, how often do you get something as valuable as a full qualification, in an area of high employment demand, fee-free?” 

Minister for Training and Skills Development Shannon Fentiman said Year 12 graduates would be eligible for the free courses in the calendar year after they graduate from Year 12.

Mr Heilbuth said interested high school graduates could also enquire more about the fee-free training at the upcoming CQUniversity TAFE Careers Expos at the City Campuses in Gladstone, Rockhampton and Mackay on 24 January.

“It’s absolutely the right time to start studying at TAFE at CQUniversity. A TAFE qualification from CQUniversity is an investment in a more prosperous future,” he said.

For more information about the fee-free training that is available to take enrolments now, contact CQUniversity on 13 27 86.

Fee-free Certificate courses at CQUniversity:

Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care

Certificate III in Community Services
Certificate III in Education Support
Certificate III in Individual Support
Certificate II in Hospitality
Certificate II in Kitchen Operations
Certificate III in Hospitality
Certificate II in Sampling and Measurement
Certificate III in Laboratory Skills
Certificate III in Horticulture
Certificate III in Landscape Construction
Certificate III in Parks and Gardens