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    Minister for Employment and Small Business and Minister for Training and Skills Development
    The Honourable Shannon Fentiman

    Training opportunity for Commonwealth Games Volunteers

    Minister for Employment and Small Business and Minister for Training and Skills Development
    The Honourable Shannon Fentiman

    Friday, March 30, 2018

    Training opportunity for Commonwealth Games Volunteers

    Applications are open for Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games volunteers to apply to have their Games training recognised to gain credit towards earning a nationally recognised qualification.

    Minister for Training and Skills Development Shannon Fentiman said the Palaszczuk Government is working with TAFE Queensland to provide 286 eligible Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games volunteers with a unique opportunity.

    “This fantastic training initiative is open to the 15,000 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games volunteers who have undergone world class training as part of their role in the upcoming Games,” Ms Fentiman said.

    “The Palaszczuk Government is investing over $1 million in TAFE Queensland’s GC2018 Legacy Project to assist 286 eligible volunteers after the Games,” Minister Fentiman said.

    “This means that volunteers can use their Games training to apply for Recognition of Prior Learning and gain credits towards further study at TAFE Queensland in courses including Business, Leadership and Management, Project Management, Event Management and Hospitality.

    “The Legacy Project will open doors to a unique opportunity for selected volunteers to upskill, reskill and earn a qualification to boost their careers long into the future,” she said.

    TAFE Queensland Interim CEO Mary Campbell said volunteers are the heart and soul of the community and their contribution to the Games is another important legacy for Queensland.

    “As Official Training Partner of the Games, we are committed to not only preparing the GC2018 volunteer workforce to make a great Games, but also to ensure the 15,000 volunteers are equipped to further enrich their local communities once the Games are over,” Ms Campbell said.

    “We are proud to be delivering Games training and are excited to help provide volunteers with the opportunity to further their training and skills beyond the Games,” she said.

    Volunteers can find out more information about how their volunteer training can count towards a qualification at TAFE Queensland by visitingwww.tafeqld.edu.au/volunteer

    To have the chance to access subsidised training, volunteers can log into the Games Shapers volunteer portal and opt-in to ‘Beyond GC2018’ to continue the volunteer journey at TAFE Queensland.

     

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