Originally from the United States, 18-year-old Luke Fein has a personal interest in rural operations, with a plan to work as a jackeroo or on a station.

Luke had a keen interest in studying agriculture and found TAFE Queensland to have the ideal introductory course for him. He enrolled in a Certificate III in Rural Operations (AHC32816), studying on campus three days a week.

After completing Year 12, Luke discovered he was eligible for the government's free training for Year 12 graduates funding, which aided in his decision to study this course.

"I chose to study this course out of personal interest and due to the fact that I could study for free," said Luke.

Seeing the new facilities at the Toowoomba campus also prompted Luke's decision.

"I chose to study at TAFE Queensland because they have great resources and facilities to assist with study," he said.

"The facilities at TAFE Queensland are very new and highly functional and they accommodate customers as well as other practical assets," said Luke.

What Luke has enjoyed the most is the practical work and experience with machinery.

"I have learnt a lot about livestock and more on the operations of heavy machinery. I really enjoy the freedom of study and the supportive attitude of the staff," said Luke.

"The teaching staff have always answered any questions I may have and assisted me in my study," he said.

Studying at TAFE Queensland have given Luke an important stepping stone into the industry he has his heart set on.

"This course will help me to grow my skills and experience in the industry and it will give me valuable credentials that I can put on paper," said Luke.

"I highly recommend anyone thinking of studying to attend TAFE Queensland as it has great training facilities and equipment."

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