“I started a school-based diesel fitting apprenticeship through TAFE Queensland in Dalby when I was 14, and even though I worked hard to prove myself, I loved learning my trade and completing my apprenticeship blocks.
My TAFE teachers were fantastic and always went above and beyond for us. The workshops were great and I loved the learning environment at TAFE.
As the 2017 Australian Apprentice of the Year, I’m passionate about encouraging women to try male-dominated trades. There is a place for women in trades and I’m determined to help other women to enter vocations like carpentry, or plumbing or diesel fitting.
I know that my trade has opened up so many doors for me, and I’m excited to see where it takes me in the future.”
Gemma Hartwig, 2017 Australian Apprentice of the Year
Certificate III in Engineering - Mechanical Trade
TAFE Queensland is the largest and most experienced provider of vocational education and training in Queensland offering practical, industry-relevant training to over 120,000 students annually, across more than 500 program areas. The state-wide TAFE Queensland network provides highly localised and customised services, with the reach to deliver vocational training and associated workforce development services. We can meet your requirements wherever you may be in Queensland, with on the ground infrastructure and a highly mobile workforce which can deliver training where workers are located.
In the western region we cover one-third of the state with 10 locations through the region. We service the growing training needs of Toowoomba and the Darling Downs, the South Downs and Western Downs, South Burnett, Maranoa and Central Queensland regions.
We offer tailored training solutions to assist with maximising your training budget, and can develop customised non-accredited programs to address your specific business requirements. Our trainers are industry current with up to date knowledge of training packages and regulatory training; delivering training to increase productivity and growth, in a way that suits your workers and business operations. We have access to a variety of funding options which our dedicated business team can help you take advantage of to maximise your training budget.
For tailored training solutions, TAFE Queensland has you covered. Call 1300 914 754 or visit the website.