SQIT accelerates students' car knowledge
Friday, 1 June 2012
Southern Queensland Institute of TAFE (SQIT) is driving home a vital safety message with a vehicle awareness road-show for Year 12 students throughout Southern Queensland.
The two-unit course from SQIT's Transport and Logistics Training program is designed to give students an understanding of the importance of knowing their vehicle, potentially saving lives.
Students from Charleville and Cunnamulla State High Schools recently learnt how to make routine checks of oil, petrol, water, and tyres, and the importance of seat, mirror and seat belt positions.
SQIT Transport and Logistics Teachers Phil Jones and Brian Bianchi said they were proud to be involved in a program which would help keep young people safe, and that course feedback has been very positive.
"When it comes to road safety it's often the little things that count the most, so by educating students on vehicle maintenance and correct positioning we're sending them out onto the roads better prepared and as confident, safer drivers," Mr Jones said.
Students are assessed on the day, and those who are successful walk away with a statement of attainment.
SQIT's vehicle awareness program will be taught to high school students from Warwick (at SQIT's Warwick Campus) and Stanthorpe (at participating schools) next week.
To find out more about Southern Queensland Institute of TAFE's Transport and Logistics courses please call 4694 1600 or visit http://sqit.tafe.qld.gov.au/