Year 12 students to map out their careers at TAFE

WHILE most year 12 students from around the Gold Coast will sit the first day of the Queensland Core Skills (QCS) test next Tuesday, the rest will be at TAFE Queensland Gold Coast trialling a range of practical courses.

TAFE Queensland Gold Coast is set to host ‘Map my Career Day’ on Tuesday 2 September at the Ashmore campus for non-OP students who want to go onto Vocation Education and Training (VET) after High School.

Approximately 300 year 12 students from 60 local High Schools will experience first-hand what it is like to train in areas such as hospitality, fitness, beauty, hairdressing, health, creative industries and also the more traditional trades including carpentry, automotive, marine, plumbing and much more.


TAFE Queensland Gold Coast, General Manager Jenny Dodd said often the non-OP students are left to find their own activities or work experience during the two days of the QCS test.

“We felt this was a valuable opportunity for those students not sitting the QCS test to experience an array of practical training which will give them some direction for the future,” said Ms Dodd.

“Each school group will have an hour for their students to try different activities that they are particularly interested in, giving them plenty of time to become actively involved and engaged with the trainers.”

Current TAFE Queensland Gold Coast students will on hand to talk to the year 12 students about their studies and experiences including our Beauty students who will be in the Beauty salon providing nail art and arm massages to the students.

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