Frankston TAFE Facilities To Be Upgraded

Frankston TAFE Facilities To Be Upgraded

Victoria Minister for Training and Skills Gayle Tierney

A Better TAFE For Frankston To Put People First

Victor P Taffa

One of Victoria’s largest TAFE infrastructure projects is underway with Minister for Training and Skills Gayle Tierney today turning the first sod on the $70 Million redevelopment of Chisholm Institute’s Frankston campus.

“This will revolutionise higher education in the Frankston area so more locals will have access to training. It’s all part of our plan to build a state that is stronger and fairer for all.” Minister for Training and Skills Gayle Tierney said.

The project made possible thanks to $25 Million from the Andrews Government’s TAFE Rescue Fund will feature a new four storey facility for health, community care and early childhood education.

“We were elected to put people first and this huge redevelopment of Chisholm’s Frankston campus will do just that.” Member for Frankston Paul Edbrooke said.

“This is what matters to people in our area: access to high quality training and education so they can get the skills they need for the jobs they want.”

Chisholm’s Frankston campus will get a Higher Education and Student Hub and a new Centre for Advanced Manufacturing.

Redevelopment will allow Chisholm to meet higher education demand in the region and support the reskilling and up-skilling of workers changing people’s lives for the better.

For two years, the State Government has been delivering the things that matter most to people including making sure every Victorian has access to real training so they can get a real job.

Chisholm is a key player in giving industries in South East Melbourne a highly skilled workforce. That’s why the Andrews Government is supporting Chisholm with extra funding including:

  • $3.5 Million in Community Service Funding for vital community support
  • $4.3 Million from the TAFE Back to Work Fund
  • $1.6 Million from the TAFE Boost Fund to strengthen apprenticeships and traineeships
  • $2.4 Million to support workers in the automotive manufacturing sector in South East Melbourne to transition to new jobs.

Redevelopment is expected to be completed in 2018.