Football Queensland (FQ) is excited to announce a partnership with TAFE Queensland, the state’s largest and most experienced training provider.
The partnership will support students completing a Diploma of Sport (SIS50319), enabling them to gain hands-on industry experience to prepare for a career in a professional sports environment.
“TAFE Queensland is known for delivering practical, industry-relevant training for over 120,000 students annually, and we’re extremely excited to welcome them on board in what is set to be a valuable partnership for both organisations,” FQ CEO Robert Cavallucci said.
“By partnering with TAFE Queensland, Football Queensland will support the development of young students wanting to pursue a career in sport by providing internship opportunities focused on industry-relevant specialisations such as coaching or event management, sponsorship and marketing and compliance management among others.
“We’re confident that this partnership will create fantastic opportunities for students to gain hands-on experience working in a professional sport environment here at Football Queensland, and we look forward to working with TAFE Queensland to help support the next wave of young sports professionals.”
TAFE Queensland Brisbane General Manager, Dr Paul Wilson, said the addition of Football Queensland will open up more professional pathways for TAFE Queensland’s Sports Academy Football Program students and graduates.
“For more than 137 years, TAFE Queensland has been delivering practical and industry-relevant training to equip students with the skills and experience they need to be job-ready and build lifelong careers,” Dr Wilson said.
“TAFE Queensland prides itself on working with industry partners to ensure our training meets current and future employment demands. This partnership will give more Sports Academy Football students exposure to the professional side of the industry while they complete their qualification.
“Graduates will also have the opportunity to work in professional football, attracting high quality players and support staff to the sport, while adding value to the game and improving the professionalism of the code in Queensland,” said Dr Wilson.
Students selected for the Sports Academy program will study at TAFE Queensland’s South Bank campus as well as on-the-job experience at Football Queensland’s training facility at Slacks Creek.
To find out more about the delivery of this unique program, register to attend the TAFE Queensland Sports Academy Information Session on Wednesday, 7 October 6pm at http://tafeqld.edu.au/sports-academy-information-session
For more information about TAFE Queensland, call 1300 308 233 or visit tafeqld.edu.au and apply today to see where TAFE can take you.