Victoria Polytechnic Receives Funding For Teaching Equipment

Victoria Polytechnic Receives Funding For Teaching Equipment

Victoria Minister for Training and Skills Gayle Tierney

State-Of-The-Art Training Equipment For Victoria Polytechnic

Victor P Taffa

Andrews Government is investing more than $550,000 in state-of-the-art, specialised teaching equipment for Victoria Polytechnic to meet the needs of both students and industry.

“If we want to make sure apprentices and trainees are work-ready when they leave TAFE, we need to make sure they’re training on the latest equipment the same equipment used in businesses today.” Minister for Training and Skills Gayle Tierney said.

Victoria Polytechnic will use its funding for simulation equipment for health based courses, as well as funds for the purchase of ten robots and improved equipment for hair, make-up and beauty courses.

“We know that the demand to keep up with rapidly changing technology and maintaining the equipment required to meet industry needs, is a costly exercise but a necessary one.”

This initiative provides Institutes with the opportunity to invest in state-of-the-art, specialised equipment so that students are entering the workforce with the knowledge, skills and experience to use the most up-to-date equipment that is the industry standard.

Over the past 18 months, the State Government has invested heavily in TAFE’s and dual-sector universities through initiatives including the TAFE Rescue Fund and the TAFE Back to Work Fund.

“With new and emerging industries transforming the workforce, it is essential that our TAFE System does provide training that meets the technology needs of these industries.” Ms. Tierney said.

Government’s new funding model, Skills First will see TAFE at the centre of the government-funded training system with more than $170 Million in extra funding for institutes in 2017.

TAFE-Technical and Further Education