Wide Bay set to benefit from new TAFE-Uni relationship
Published on 10 December, 2012
Wide Bay residents are set to benefit from a new TAFE-University relationship in the wake of approval for Queensland's first dual-sector university.
While the merger between CQUniversity and Central Queensland TAFE will only encompass campuses and delivery sites in the Central Queensland region, the University is committed to ensuring similar pathways are developed through partnerships between Wide Bay TAFE's Bundaberg campus and CQUniversity Bundaberg campus.
CQUniversity's Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Industry and Vocational Education and Training) Nik Babovic said the University was keen to explore the potential for partnerships with Wide Bay TAFE to expand the range of vocational programs available in Bundaberg region.
"Throughout 2013 while we will be focused on our merger we are keen to continue consultation with Wide Bay TAFE as a natural collaborator for delivery of programs in Bundaberg," Mr Babovic said.
Meantime, Wide Bay TAFE Director Nigel Hill said his institute was pleased to encourage partnering arrangements that benefited the region and looked forward to joint collaboration promoting skills pathways to jobs and better education outcomes.
"We'd like to start consultation as early as possible to talk with CQUniversity and our local community to expand opportunities for local residents," Mr Hill said.