High schoolers team up to build cubbyhouse for ECEC fun
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High schoolers team up to build cubbyhouse for ECEC fun

by Freya Lucas

August 10, 2022

Twelve high-school students from Warwick and the Southern Downs are building a scaled-down version of a house through the Warwick Cubby House project as part of their Certificate I in Construction (CPC10120) TAFE at School studies.


Qualified builder and TAFE educator Sam Rogers is overseeing the construction of the project, which will be donated to an early learning service in the rural Queensland town, embedding the concept of circular economy within TAFE Queensland’s southern footprint.


Mr Rogers is passionate about sustainable construction practices, explaining the value this project provides to the students.


“These students learn the same skills and use the same tools and terminology that they’ll use on a regular build site to get them ready to go out to industry.”


A former TAFE Queensland student himself, Mr Rogers competed his Certificate III in Carpentry (CPC30220 | 104863K) as an apprentice.


Working with apprentices on the job during their training, he realised the value that he could provide to young students as a TAFE Queensland educator, to encourage them to become the next generation of building apprentices.


A pre-apprenticeship course like the Certificate I in Construction (CPC10120) allows high school students in Years 10, 11 and 12 to gain base-level skills that are a foundation for entry into the workforce.


Students that decide to pursue a career in that field can then decide to go straight into an “earn-while-you-learn” school-based apprenticeship or traineeship, or complete their school studies before pursuing an apprenticeship.


For more information about TAFE Queensland, please see here

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