A partnership between CQUniversity Emerald Campus and Central Highlands Regional Council is giving students hands-on learning experiences.
Council is donating abandoned vehicles for VETiS (Vocational Education and Training in Schools) Certificate II Automotive Vocational Preparation students to hone their practical skills on, with CQUniversity recently taking charge of six vehicles.
‘There’s a lot of knowledge in these abandoned vehicles and they are much used during the course,’ Associate Vice-Chancellor – Central Highlands Region Brad Stallard said.
‘Whether students are interested in going into heavy automotive, light vehicle or automotive electrics, this gives them a taste of all three areas.
‘We are extremely grateful to CHRC for this initiative. These vehicles rarely come with keys, but one in this latest donation has come with a set of keys, giving even more learning opportunities.’
Mayor Cr Kerry Hayes said he was glad to see the discarded vehicles put to good use.
‘Council comes into the possession of many unwanted vehicles throughout the year, which serve us no purpose,’ he said.
‘We are therefore very pleased to give these six vehicles a new home with the CQUniversity. I’m sure students will gain a lot from pulling them apart and putting them back together again.
‘This is just one of the great courses CQUniversity offers and we are proud to support them.’