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TAFE graduates ready to start new life chapter by Marcus Priaulx 9 December 2013


t was testament to the success of their training when students could not make their Nurunderi TAFE graduation recently. They’d already got jobs. Southern Queensland Institute of TAFE director, Trevor Schwenke, thanked the Cherbourg Aboriginal Shire Council, his Nurunderi campus teachers, parents and friends for encouraging the students to become better skilled and educated. More than 60 Cherbourg Aboriginal Shire Council workers have received or are getting training from Nurunderi TAFE to earn qualifications and become better at their jobs. “The feeling around here is wonderful,” Mr Schwenke said. “To the graduate students, I see their smiles. We know how hard you had to work to get here. “It’s your special day. But it doesn’t finish here. “One chapter has finished , another has started. “TAFE is about training for the jobs of the future and it’s absolutely fantastic to see the amount of people who

Big smile for a big effort: Barambah Medical Centre Receptionist was pleased as punch with her Certificate III in Indigenous Primary Health.

The incredible four: Health workers Mel Best, Lillian Garrett-Kambu, Bronwyn Brown and Patricia Bond improved their work skills and received a Certificate IV in Indigenous Primary Health.

have graduated from this college and now have a job.” Mr Schwenke said

graduates should also think about further training down the track. “This campus is part of

your community and from the Southern Queensland Institute’s point of view, we support its growth.”

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Tafe graduates ready to start new life chapter