SKILLS TESTED: CQ TAFE’s Visions Simulated Business students Olga Buzovskaya, Thomas Wood, Lauren Moffitt and Shantel Newman.
SKILLS TESTED: CQ TAFE’s Visions Simulated Business students Olga Buzovskaya, Thomas Wood, Lauren Moffitt and Shantel Newman. Contributed

TAFE students receive taste of real world at trade fair

CQ TAFE students received a taste of the real world, when they put their retail skills to use at a virtual trade fair.

The Visions Simulated Business students hosted shopfronts and sold real products to volunteer customers who were able to purchase goods with virtual cash during the trade fair last month.

Students, studying a Certificate II and III in Business Administration, sold everything at the trade fair from beauty products to lawn maintenance appliances and holidays.

Visions student Thomas Wood said that through the course he's learnt that some people can be hard to work with, but it's good to learn how to be able to work with different personalities.

Thomas decided to study the course and make a career change after sustaining a work-related injury while employed as a medic with the Australian Army.

He's now hoping to find part-time work in medical administration while pursuing plans to start his own business in automotive manufacturing.

Fellow student Tayla Doyle enrolled as part of the Training for Single and Teenage Parents Program.

"As a young mum, who hadn't finished Year 12, I needed to do a course," Tanya said. "I originally did a business course externally, but I enrolled in the visions one instead and I found it to be a lot more helpful."

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