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THE South Gippsland Trade Skills Alli-
ance will be opening its doors to provide
an opportunity for students, parents, em-
ployers and the local community to ex-
plore the many opportunities available at
these state of the art training facilities.
If you’re looking to become an electrician,
motor mechanic, carpenter, plumber or work
within the dairy, horticulture or agriculture indus-
try, then come along.
If you’re an employer and looking to take on an
apprentice or have hired an apprentice and are look-
ing for a top quality training centre, then the South
Gippsland Trade Skills Open Day is for you.
Come and see and experience the centre’s
• multi-level Plumbing Training Centre;
• Interactive Hybrid Car Centre;
• Automotive Workshop;
• Carpentry and Electrical Workshop;
• Interactive Solar House; and
• Common Rail Diesel Training Centre.
Apprenticeships Group Australia, Community
College Gippsland, GOTafe, The National Centre
for Dairy Education and Federation Training will
all be there hosting information sessions, work-
shops and facility tours, displays, demonstrations
and trade activities.
Star FM will be broadcasting live onsite and
will keep visitors entertained with big wheel
The open day on Monday, August 15 will be
held from 10am to 5pm at two big locations: Fed-
eration Training, Nerrena Road, Leongatha; and
AGA, 1 Kurrle Street, Korumburra.
Local employers, parents, community, come
and have a look and a barbecue on the centre.
For further information contact John Car-
gill, South Gippsland Trade Skills Alliance, on
0427 468 540.
The Alliance is a partnership between four
local Registered Training Organisations and all
secondary colleges in southern Gippsland.
The partnership is a ground breaking example
of local schools and training organisations com-
bining cooperatively to provide a diverse range
of programs in skill shortage areas for students to
improve job prospects and to meet the needs of
industry in South Gippsland and Bass Coast.
The vocational training in secondary schools
program offers students an opportunity to gain
credit towards a future apprenticeship while still
The programs are available to secondary stu-
dents from Year 10 and above who will be able to
undertake nationally accredited programs as part
of their secondary education. The programs can
be undertaken as part of VCE or VCAL.
For example, one day per week over two years
as part of this program can give credit for the first
year of an apprenticeship. Students who take up
this option have a head start and significant ad-
vantage in getting an apprenticeship and gaining
Heavy automotive and agricultural equipment
training will be available in Leongatha for the
first time anywhere in Gippsland.
The carpentry workshop at AGA Korumburra
has been upgraded and for the first time electri-
cal and plumbing training, including apprentice-
ships, is available in South Gippsland.
New facilities for agriculture and horticulture,
including hydroponics, are also be available.
Extensive research and consultation into future
economic development in South Gippsland identi-
fied the programs on offer as being those with the
best employment prospects into the future.
Students, parents, community members and
Practical learning: from left, South Gippsland Secondary College students Lachy Petersen,
Max Meyer and Cael Green are undertaking a Certificate Two in Automotive Studies at Fed-
eration Training, Leongatha, part of the South Gippsland Trade Skills Alliance.
Discover trade skills training at open day
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