Andrews Govt Appoints Architects For TAFE Gippsland Redevelopment

Andrews Govt Appoints Architects For TAFE Gippsland Redevelopment

Victoria Minister for Training and Skills and Higher Education Gayle Tierney

Architects Appointed For TAFE Gippsland Redevelopment

Victor P Taffa

Students in Gippsland are a step closer to having the state-of-the-art training facilities they deserve.

Andrews Government today announced that the TAFE Gippsland has appointed an architect to design the major redevelopment of its Morwell campus and the new Port of Sale campus.

“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.” Minister for Training and Skills and Higher Education Gayle Tierney said.

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.

Andrews 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.

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

“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.” Member for Eastern Victoria Harriet Shing said.

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.

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

“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.” TAFE Gippsland CEO Grant Radford said.

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.

Abbreviations:

TAFE              Technical and Further Education