Newspaper article Fraser Coast Chronicle (Hervey Bay, Australia)

New Careers Set in Motion; TAFE Study Opens Job Prospects

Newspaper article Fraser Coast Chronicle (Hervey Bay, Australia)

New Careers Set in Motion; TAFE Study Opens Job Prospects

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aWIDE Bay TAFE changed my life.a

These are the words of former WBIT information technology student Peter Abraham.

aSince completing the course a number of years ago I have never looked back,a Mr Abraham said.

Peter will this week make the move to Sydney where he is to start his new career as an IT support specialist with a major mining company.

aAfter I completed my study at TAFE, I worked from home offering tech support to small companies and private computer users,a he said.

aWhen this job came up, I applied for it and beat several other candidates because I had my Certificate III in Communication Technology.

aIt turned out my new boss also got his start in the industry through TAFE.a Wide Bay Institute of TAFE teacher Tony Dieck said he wasn't surprised by Peter's success.

aThe Certificate III in Information Digital Media and Technology is the entry level course into this fascinating field of study.

aThis course allows students to gain the skills and knowledge for a wide range of information and communication technology functions, while achieving a degree of self-sufficiency as an advanced ICT user,a Mr Dieck said.

aWith this qualification students would likely gain employment in the help desk area of companies that were highly dependent on computers such as the media industry.

aWith the rapid growth in the computer industry there is an equal growth in the need for people with ICT technical support qualifications.

aPreviously students needed to have completed a Certificate II in ICT before they became eligible to enrol for Certificate III.

aThe WBIT's new ICA11 training package allows for students to enter straight into the Certificate III level without having to do Certificate II.

aThe only proviso is the student must show a prior knowledge and experience in information technology. …

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