Dr Anthony Lynham


TAFE Queensland enters MOU with training provider in Peru


In Peru with embassy staff and the trade commissioner

29 October 2015 –

Queensland’s world-class vocational education and training sector is going global after a new partnership was forged between TAFE Queensland and Peru’s Sevicio Nacional de Adiestramiento en Trabajo Industrial (SENATI).

A Memorandum of Understanding between the two organisations came after a recent trade mission to Peru, Chile and the Unites States by the Minister for State Development, Dr Anthony Lynham.

“SENATI has joined forces with Queensland’s TAFE, to deliver specialised technical training and advice, that suit local demand in Peru,” said Dr Lynham.

This MOU will benefit both partners and identify opportunities for the sharing of knowledge and expertise, and will herald the development of programs to meet the needs of the Peruvian economy.

This is a great step for Queensland, showing the world our leadership in the vocational education and training sector. Our teachers, students and skilled workers are world-class and they are in demand in South America.

CEO of TAFE Queensland Jodi Schmidt said that TAFE would help SENATI with a range of programs targeting current talent shortages and future workforce needs in Peru. “We are excited to be working with SENATI and over the next 12 months we will be providing technical training in a range of specialty areas such as electrical, instrumentation, air-conditioning and refrigeration and automation.”

“Internationally, work roles and trade areas are ever changing; automation in the electrical and instrumentation trade areas is one such area that we have identified as on the increase. We are the only registered training organisation in Queensland, in fact one of only three in Australia, to deliver this automation training.”

As part of the MOU, the two organisations are also set to explore the creation of a School of Professional Trainers and TAFE Queensland will assist SENATI in the development of a number of industry courses.