CQUni to hold week-long information sessions on TAFE courses

12 January 2021

CQUniversity TAFE has boosted its information Sessions for 2021' by hosting a week of online and on-campus activities across Central Queensland so the public can learn more about the latest vocational training options and subsidised courses' like the JobTrainer program.

CQUniversity's Emerald' Gladstone Marina' Mackay and Rockhampton City Customer Service Centres are open to the public' and from 18-22 January there will be campus tours at noon. Online information sessions on specific courses and programs are available for everyone to attend.

Suitable for anyone interested in TAFE' from school students' career starters' people upskilling or seeking to re-join the workforce' the week will provide details on TAFE diplomas' certificates' apprenticeships and traineeships' short courses and micro-credentials.

CQUniversity Deputy Vice-President – VET Peter Heilbuth said the 2021 TAFE Information Week would highlight CQUniversity's vocational training opportunities for people looking for a new start in 2021.

'Participants can ask about our flexible study' pathway opportunities' apprenticeship information and how funding options may dramatically reduce the cost of their course' depending on their eligibility'' Mr Heilbuth said.

Mr Heilbuth said JobTrainer' which is funded by the Australian Government' was one of the opportunities that eligible people affected by unemployment due to the COVID-19 pandemic – or school leavers – could utilise.

'Under the JobTrainer Fund CQUniversity is now offering 'No Fee Courses' in Certificate-level qualifications in training areas including Business' Child Care' Community Services' Health Services' Beauty Services and Hospitality'' Mr Heilbuth said.

'Low-fee Certificate and Diploma-level courses will also be offered in the areas of Justice studies' Child Care' Laboratory Techniques and Training and Assessment.'

Mr Heilbuth said some short courses in Skill Sets and Part Qualifications will also be available for No Fee.

'All of these course areas are in high demand and this funding will provide the skills and knowledge to support people seeking employment'' he said.

'This is a great chance to enrol in a nationally recognised course at low or no cost and gain valuable skills and experience that will provide opportunities for employment or pathways into further study.'

For more information or to register visit www.cqu.edu.au/tafeweek

For more information on JobTrainer courses' eligibility and how to apply please visit www.cqu.edu.au/jobtrainer