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    Attorney-General and Minister for Justice and Minister for Training and Skills
    The Honourable Yvette D'Ath

    TAFE Queensland enters Memorandum of Understanding with Peruvian vocational training provider

    Attorney-General and Minister for Justice and Minister for Training and Skills
    The Honourable Yvette D'Ath

    Wednesday, October 28, 2015

    TAFE Queensland enters Memorandum of Understanding with Peruvian vocational training provider

    Queensland’s world-class vocational education and training sector is going global after a new partnership was forged between TAFE Queensland and Peru’s Sevicio Nacional de Adiestramiento en Trabajo Industrial (SENATI). 

    Minister for Training and Skills Yvette D’Ath said a Memorandum of Understanding between the two organisations came after a recent trade mission to Peru, Chile and the Unites States with the Minister for State Development, Anthony Lynham. 

    “SENATI has joined forces with TAFE Queensland, Queensland’s premier provider of Vocational Education and Training (VET) to deliver specialised technical training and advice, to develop training methodologies that suit local demand and competency-based training solutions,” Ms D’Ath said.

    “This mutually beneficial partnership will identify opportunities for the sharing of knowledge and expertise and will herald the development of VET programs designed to meet the needs of the Peruvian economy. 

    “This is a great step for Queensland in demonstrating its leadership in the vocational education and training sector. Our teachers, students and skilled workers are world-class and they are in demand in South America.” 

    CEO TAFE Queensland Jodi Schmidt said that TAFE Queensland would assist SENATI with a range of programs designed to meet the needs of current talent shortages and future workforce needs.

    “We are excited to be working with SENATI and over the next 12 months we will be providing technical training in a range of specialty areas such as electrical, instrumentation, air-conditioning and refrigeration and automation.

    “Internationally, work roles and trade areas are ever changing; automation in the electrical and instrumentation trade areas is one such area that we have identified as on the increase.

    “We are the only registered training organisation in Queensland, in fact one of only three in Australia, to deliver this automation training.

    “In addition, our refrigeration and air-conditioning training capability is mapped to a globally recognised quality framework with a focus on natural refrigerants.

    “We understand the environmental and economic concerns that synthetic refrigerants garner and the importance of natural refrigerants for our global community.

    “We are eager to contribute to this partnership; to further develop international certification processes, and expand the scope, capability and capacity of SENATI’s instructors, training programs, processes, infrastructure and equipment.” 

    Ms D’Ath said that under the auspices of the MOU, the two organisations will also explore the creation of a School of Professional Trainers and TAFE Queensland will assist SENATI in the development of a number of industry courses.

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