TAFE Queensland delivers in the South Burnett
South Burnett Regional Council Mayor Brett Otto recently accompanied TAFE Queensland’s Debbie Jackson, Faculty Director Infrastructure and Primary Industries on a tour of the aged care, automotive, electrical and hairdressing training facilities at TAFE Queensland’s Kingaroy campus.
Ms Jackson explained that TAFE Queensland is proud to be the largest and most experienced training provider in the state and, for more than 137 years, has been delivering practical and industry-relevant training to provide students with the skills and experience they need to build lifelong careers.
“Working alongside government and industry, TAFE Queensland plays a critical role in providing the skilled workforce needed to drive economic growth and future prosperity. Every educator at TAFE Queensland is connected with their industry and has vast experience in their business area,” Ms Jackson said.
Mayor Otto said, “With approximately 25 staff living locally, delivering learning outcomes for individuals and businesses, as well as through community sporting and volunteer organisations, their dedication and investment in the success of the of South Burnett region is evident.”
To ensure their training meets current and future employment demands, TAFE Queensland partners with both industry and government. For example, in response to demand in the South Burnett from the Surat Basin’s coal seam gas sector, TAFE Queensland is committed to providing job-ready training to help prepare a skilled local workforce to take advantage of this opportunity.
The Kingaroy campus’s electrotechnology program is highly regarded by industry and is the training site of choice for many electrical apprentices across South West Queensland.
TAFE Queensland offers a wide range of training programs at their Kingaroy campus, from entry level certificates and apprenticeships to full qualifications, short courses, skill sets and micro-credentials. When apprentices come to Kingaroy for their training, they contribute to the South Burnett economy through their accommodation and living expenses.
TAFE Queensland offers flexible and tailored training solutions and dependent on the program, training may be delivered on-campus, in the workplace, or via distance or online study, as well as through a combination of study modes.
TAFE Queensland’s Kingaroy campus offers a wide range of training areas including:
- Apprenticeship training: Electrical, boiler making, fitting and turning, automotive, diesel fitting, commercial cookery, carpentry
- General industries: Agriculture, aged care, hospitality, children’s services (TAFE Online), warehousing operations, rural operations, automotive, electrotechnology
Other trade areas including automotive, engineering and machining attract apprentices from outside the South Burnett, which also contributes to the local economy.
For information on current courses available through TAFE Queensland and how you can enrol, visit tafeqld.edu.au or call 1300 308 233.