TAFE backflip reinstates teenagers to classrooms



A BUREAUCRATIC backflip means about 80 teenagers will be able to continue their TAFE education, a Rockhampton mother said yesterday.

The mother, who asked not to be named, said she was told earlier this week her 14-year-old son would not be allowed to continue his IT course at the CQ Institute of TAFE until he turned 15.

This was despite the fact the North Rockhampton High School Year 10 student had already attended three TAFE sessions.

However, after contacting The Morning Bulletin yesterday morning the mother said her son and the other students would now be able to continue their TAFE studies.

She said a TAFE representative called her with the good news yesterday afternoon.

She believes the decision affects about 80 children from schools across Rockhampton.

The Morning Bulletin placed a number of calls to the CQ Institute of TAFE yesterday.

At about 4pm a spokeswoman said the organisation's director, Bill Fry, was unavailable for comment.

The spokeswoman said Mr Fry was the only person able to comment on the issue.



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