Victoria Minister for Training and Skills Gayle Tierney
Greensborough TAFE Campus On Course To Open In 2017
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Andrews Government is putting people first in Melbourne’s north-east by re-opening the Greensborough campus of Melbourne Polytechnic.
“We’re putting people first in Melbourne’s north-east by making sure their local TAFE has the resources needed to offer first class training now and in the future.” Minister for Training and Skills Gayle Tierney said.
“We’re a government that keeps its word we said we’d return higher education and training to Greensborough and that’s exactly what we’re doing.”
4 years after it closed because of funding cuts by the Liberals, the TAFE campus will reopen in 2017 returning skills and training to the people of Greensborough and north-east Melbourne.
It comes a year after the Andrews Government returned training to Lilydale and the Yarra Ranges with the opening of Box Hill TAFE’s Lilydale Lakeside campus.
Minister for Training and Skills Gayle Tierney visited the Greensborough campus this morning announcing $20 Million to ensure Melbourne Polytechnic is ready to hit the ground running when the Greensborough campus reopens and Skills First is introduced in 2017.
“The Andrews Government was elected to put people first and that means delivering on the things that matter most to people including making sure locals have access to real training so they can get a real job.” Ms. Tierney said.
Among the courses to be offered at Greensborough next year are certificates in community services and mental health, business and accounting, floristry, bookkeeping and property services.
“The people of Greensborough told us they want training returned to their area. I’m thrilled that from early 2017, we will have our TAFE campus back.” Member for Eltham Vicki Ward said.
The site will also be home to the new Banyule Tech School which is expected to open in 2018.
In the Andrews Government’s two years of putting people first, Melbourne Polytechnic has received $19.5 Million from the TAFE Rescue Fund including $10 Million to re-open Greensborough.