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TAFE Queensland delivers tailored apprenticeships to industry leaders

TAFE Queensland can adjust coursework for apprentices, tailoring learning for unique skills needed by different employers.

As part of its commitment to quality training, TAFE Queensland can adapt apprentice training plans depending on the needs of the employer.

With trades becoming increasingly technical and full of specialisation, TAFE Queensland is ensuring its training reflects this.

One such example is TAFE Queensland's recent partnership with Position Partners, specialists in positioning and machine control solutions. Position Partners recently enrolled seven apprentices in automotive electrical apprenticeships with additional learning suited to their company's niche operations.

The apprentices enrolled in a Certificate III in Automotive Electrical Technology (AUR30316) with additional learning added in Local Area Network (LAN) training which they will use as part of their highly specialised roles at Position Partners.

Business Manager of automotive training at TAFE Queensland - SkillsTech, Shawn O'sullivan, said the partnership was mutually beneficial.

"Our partnership with position partners is beneficial on both sides because it allows us to work with industry closely on modern and new technology so our teachers are always maintaining currency and delivering the highest quality training that we can for TAFE Queensland and the employers," he said.

TAFE Queensland has maintained links with industry as a key priority across its 140 year history. Having seen many changes to the industries it services, TAFE Queensland has found the best way to provide job-ready apprentices is to maintain constant contact with industry to determine what's needed for current and future workers.

Gina Velde of Position Partners said the organisation would benefit greatly from TAFE Queensland's ability to provide their apprentices with tailored learning.

"Having this hybrid course and giving them the grounding in these different skill sets from the get go means they're really well equipped to take those skills out into the field and hit the ground running."

The seven Position Partners apprentices completed their TAFE Queensland training at the state-of-the-art Acacia Ridge campus, where they put their learning to the test on TAFE Queensland's own mobile plant training vehicles to replicate what their industry roles will entail.