Tuesday, 4 June 2019

Students in Gippsland are a step closer to having the state-of-the-art training facilities they deserve, with the Andrews Labor Government today announcing that TAFE Gippsland has appointed an architect to design the major redevelopment of its Morwell campus and the new Port of Sale campus.

The designs, by Victorian architects GHD Woodhead Architecture, are the next step in the $60.5 million projects, which are set to revitalise TAFE Gippsland facilities and training delivery.

The Labor Government provided $35.5 million for the Morwell campus redevelopment and $25 million to build the new Port of Sale campus, in the 2018/19 Budget.

The upgraded Morwell campus will contain a Future Skills Training Centre and a Technical Training Centre of Excellence to provide further learning pathways for students.

TAFE Gippsland is continuing to run community consultations to determine which courses it will offer at the new Port of Sale campus and upgraded Morwell campus.

The Labor Government is investing a record amount in the state’s TAFEs to ensure students have the best vocational education facilities and equipment that support their learning and training needs.

Through investment in brand new TAFE buildings and the Free TAFE initiative, local students can get the skills they need for the jobs this Government is creating.

Quote attributable to Minister for Training and Skills and Higher Education Gayle Tierney

“This redevelopment of TAFE Gippsland is another great example of the work we’re doing to deliver training solutions to meet the needs of students and industry as they adapt in a changing economy.”

Quote attributable to Member for Eastern Victoria Harriet Shing

“The upgrade of TAFE Gippsland’s Morwell campus and the development of the new Port of Sale campus reflects our determination to meet the needs of students, staff and teachers across Gippsland, and to provide greater access to training for students including those who are accessing free TAFE.”

Quote Attributable to TAFE Gippsland CEO Grant Radford

“This is another exciting step forward for TAFE Gippsland. Our community and stakeholder consultations over the coming weeks will play an integral role in identifying the appropriate mix of courses to inform the architectural designs of the new facilities in Morwell and Sale.”