Training To Learn

Training To Learn

Victoria Minister for Higher Education and Skills Peter Hall

Innovative Partnership With VFL To Promote Training for Life

Victor P Taffa

An innovative partnership between the State Government and the VFL will highlight the importance of vocational education and training for young Victorians.

Minister for Higher Education and Skills Peter Hall will officially launch the first-ever Training for Life round of the VFL involving the Box Hill Hawks and Collingwood at Box Hill’s City Oval at 1 pm today (Saturday 2 July).

Mr. Hall, who previously played 37 games for Carlton in the 1970’s, said the Training for Life round would help draw attention to the importance of training and study as a foundation for people’s futures.

“VFL and AFL players are powerful role models for Victorians, particularly for young people who look up to them and their sporting achievements.” Mr. Hall said.


“What might surprise most fans is the fact that many players, including the likes of Carlton’s Matthew Kreuzer, have either completed or are in the process of completing apprenticeships, traineeships or vocational education and training courses to prepare for life after football.”

Mr. Hall said the Victorian Government, through Skills Victoria, had existing partnerships with AFL clubs Carlton, Essendon and Geelong, with many of the players undertaking the role of ambassadors to help promote the importance of vocational education and training.

“Skills Victoria builds these partnerships to help raise awareness about the value of pursuing vocational education and training opportunities across all age groups and genders.” Mr. Hall said.

“It is my hope that the VFL Training for Life Round helps to demonstrate that the same qualities that lead to on-ground success for our footballers, such as hard work, discipline and determination, serve equally well for apprentices, trainees or students.” Mr. Hall said.