Armidale Based TAFE New South Wales Digital LAB Opened By Minister

Armidale Based TAFE New South Wales Digital LAB Opened By Minister

New South Wales Assistant Minister for Skills Adam Marshall

TAFE New South Wales Digital LAB Opened

Victor P Taffa

Ground breaking online learning in the State’s vocational education sector is a step closer with the opening of the TAFE New South Wales Digital Lab in Armidale today.

Digital Lab will directly employ 10 expert staff locally and is a critical component of the New South Wales Government’s $3.6 Million investment in the new TAFE Digital Headquarters in Armidale that will be completed in early 2018.

Minister responsible for TAFE New South Wales Adam Marshall said the new Digital Lab would allow TAFE New South Wales to test, trial and adopt the very best of new learning technologies such as virtual reality, augmented reality and robotics.

“New South Wales Government’s One TAFE New South Wales reforms are centred on improving the quality and accessibility of training for students and the ground breaking technology the Digital Lab will test and develop is a key part of this.” Minister Marshall said.

“While TAFE New South Wales will continue to provide the practical, hands-on training it is famous for, digital learning platforms are an important way to deliver training for students when, where and how they want it.”

“Digital Lab will bring 10 high skilled jobs to Armidale as part of more than 40 personnel who will staff the TAFE Digital Headquarters when it is opened early next year.

“Digital Lab will also play a critical role in linking TAFE New South Wales to industry where it will partner with businesses to develop the digital training tools of the future.” Minister Marshall said.

TAFE Digital will strengthen TAFE New South Wales online offering by revolutionising course delivery in developing areas such as artificial intelligence, cyber security, marketing analytics and digital literacy, bringing much needed skills to the State’s economy.

Approximately 100,000 students currently study with TAFE New South Wales through its existing online platforms. Digital course offerings complement existing face-to-face course delivery and provide TAFE New South Wales with expanded reach across the State to provide students with more flexible training options.