Try a trade at TAFE Queensland’s Ashmore campus this Friday

TAFE Queensland’s campus at Ashmore will be throwing open its doors this Friday to give locals the chance to try out a variety of vocational courses.

School students through to career changers will be able to see first-hand what is involved with studying nursing, hairdressing, fitness and hospitality as well as traditional trades like bricklaying, plumbing, electrical, mechanics, carpentry and much more.

Prospective students will be able to chat with experienced teachers, hear from industry professionals and take a tour of the campus including the new $1.5 million electrotechnology and air-conditioning refrigeration training hub which is equipped with the latest state-of-the-art industry technology.


There will also be interactive displays, a free BBQ, and competitions where participants can take part in a practical challenge relevant to TAFE course areas to win a prize.

TAFE Queensland General Manager on the Gold Coast, Karen Dickinson, said more than 600 high school students from across the Gold Coast will be bused to the campus to experience what it is like to learn a trade.

“It is a great opportunity for these high school students to discover all there is to know about studying at TAFE Queensland,” said Ms Dickinson.

“Not only is it important for school students to to experience an array of practical training but anyone who is interested in commencing study or perhaps thinking of a career change.”

“Everyone is invited to come and try different study areas of interest and chat with teachers and trainers about learning options.”

The TAFE Queensland Ashmore Trade Training Centre Open Day is happening on Friday 9 August from 8am-4pm. For more information, visit