Increased training opportunities for Queenslanders
Published Monday, 2 July 2012 at 5:28pm
A Queensland TAFE is now offering increased education opportunities for students.
TAFE facilities in Queensland are moving towards broader education options with the delivery of bachelor degrees.
Brisbane-based Metropolitan South Institute of TAFE (MSIT) is the first provider in the Sunshine State to offer the advanced tertiary degree.
With increased flexibility and opportunities for education services in Brisbane, students looking to train for specific jobs in Queensland will benefit from the changes.
The introduction of bachelor programs demonstrates cross-jurisdictional cooperation in higher education in the non-university sector - the first of its kind in Australia.
MSIT will now offer bachelor degrees in early childhood education, fashion design, accounting and screen production, as a part of the partnership with Victorian TAFE and Holmesglen.
"MSIT now deliver a range of client-centred training right through from short courses, senior studies (secondary school), certificate, diploma, advanced diploma and bachelor programs," institute director Kaylene Harth said.
The increased flexibility to the TAFE system would enable industry-focused, globally-connected and job-linked training, Ms Harth explained.
"A partnership like this one is an example of what can be done to offer more Australians the opportunity to study for a university degree," Holmesglen chief executive officer Bruce Mackenzie said.