Over 40 AIEF Scholarship
Students in Years 10, 11 and 12 spent the day exploring the Queensland
University of Technology and TAFE Queensland at the AIEF Tertiary Experience
Day in Brisbane.
Students learned more about
university life and course options, and heard from staff at the Oodgeroo Unit
speak about the support available at QUT.
Staff from the Engineering faculty took students
through an interactive activity where they learned about momentum and balance,
while the Health faculty taught students more about the profession of podiatry
with some stimulating activities involving making and measuring orthotics, and
understanding bones, tendons, nerves and heartbeats.
Some familiar faces joined the
experience as AIEF Alumni Kein Blackman and Philip Harris (St Josephs Nudgee
College, 2014) took the opportunity to speak with current students about
their experiences at university.
In the afternoon, students
toured the TAFE Queensland Southbank campus, exploring faculties
including Multimedia, Music, Hospitality and Fitness.
The TAFE at School Team gave an
overview of TAFE Pathways, teaching students the difference between
Certificates, Diplomas and Advanced Diplomas and how this parallels the university pathway.
Students also heard from the
Indigenous Support unit and from current TAFE student AIEF Alum Brayden Dunbar (St Josephs
Nudgee College, 2014).