G8 teams up with TAFE QLD
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G8 Education to work with TAFE Queensland to boost workforce development

by Freya Lucas

June 11, 2024

Early childhood education and care (ECEC) provider G8 Education will work with TAFE Queensland to upskill its team members. 


Around 1,400 G8 staff across 65 Queensland services will have the opportunity to achieve either a Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care or a Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care while maintaining their current employment.


In addition, the partnership will offer more than 200 school-based traineeships that will provide a career pathway for high school students across the state. 


“Offering new and existing G8 team members with fully funded qualifications is a positive incentive for them to stay in the sector and will ultimately achieve better outcomes for children through a workforce that is more highly qualified, skilled and valued,” TAFE Queensland’s Chief Executive Officer John Tucker said.


The three-year partnership improves access to training with more than 20 TAFE Queensland locations from North Queensland to the Gold Coast and west to the Darling Downs region offering Early Childhood Education and Care courses both online and on-campus.


For G8 Education’s Acting Chief People and Culture Officer Stewart Silk, the partnership is a positive and future focused initiative that will support the ongoing formal learning and development needs of G8 Education team members and will support high school students seeking to work in the sector.


“Our partnership with TAFE Queensland provides all our Queensland team members with access to sector leading teaching and learning facilities at their local TAFE Queensland campus which will provide a quality and consistent learning outcome which we are really excited about,” he said.


This strategic partnership highlights the commitment of both TAFE Queensland and G8 Education to the professional development of early childhood educators but also sets a precedent for how educational institutions and private sector entities can collaborate to foster lifelong learning and career progression, he added. 


Learn more about G8 Education here. For information about TAFE Queensland please see here

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