TAFE NSW - Western Institute is offering a new Fast Track Recognition Service for people wanting to gain a qualification faster timeframe or to gain recognition for currents skills and experience.
In February the Institute’s Manufacturing, Engineering, Construction and Transport Faculty will be conducting information sessions across the western region for people who have skills and experience in carpentry, engineering, bricklaying and tiling trade areas.
Mike Gibson Faculty Director said “the Fast Track program will offer a proactive service to help overcome the skills shortage for qualified tradespeople and enable their skills and experience to be recognised so they can gain nationally recognised qualification.”
“Many tradespeople have been working for a number of years and have excellent skills but have not been had the opportunity to gain a qualification… this scheme will assist them to gain a qualification,” he said.
Mr Gibson also said that new regulations are now requiring tradesman to have formal qualifications to meet Occupational Health and Safety or other licencing requirements and that Fast Track scheme can support this process.
For people over 45 funding has also been provided by the NSW Board of Vocational Education and Training to assist this process for people wising to gain the Certificate III in Carpentry or Engineering.
Information sessions will be conducted in early February at the TAFE campuses in Lithgow, Mudgee, Parkes, Orange, Cowra, Bathurst, Dubbo and Broken Hill.
For more information or to register interest call 6391 4000 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.