Cooper gets his motor running with CQUniversity's Automotive Vocational Preparation course

31 August 2021

Cooper Carr is only 16 and not even out of school' but he's already cranking up plans to become an apprentice diesel fitter' thanks to CQUniversity.

Cooper is currently undertaking a Certificate II in Automotive Vocational Preparation while he completes his secondary education.

"I think the training I've been receiving at CQUni TAFE is awesome. I have learned so much through the units I have completed so far'" he said.

"My ultimate aim is to become a fully qualified tradesman and I'm keen to do anything I can to help get an apprenticeship as a diesel fitter."

The Certificate II in Automotive Vocational Preparation allows young people to study a trade while at high school. The course is a Start TAFE Now (STN) in schools course.

CQUniversity is a registered training organisation and through the Start TAFE Now program' offers Year 10*' 11 and 12 high school students the opportunity to study a range of vocational education and training (VET) courses as part of their Queensland Certificate of Education (QCE).

Students have the option to choose between certificate and diploma level courses in a wide variety of study areas.

The Start TAFE Now program provides high school students the opportunity to gain:

- practical hands-on training

- valuable skills for greater employability

- credit towards a Queensland Certificate of Education (QCE)

- real trade skills and qualifications while completing high school

- a competitive edge in the employment marketplace

- credit towards further study

Plus' Year 11 students can include a Certificate III qualification or higher to contribute to the Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR).

* Applicants for Year 10 students may also be considered' who meet the eligibility requirements and would like to study a course under the Start TAFE Now program. In this instance' please contact prior to completing and submitting an application.

For more information call CQUniversity on 13 27 86.