Hon Sue Ellery BA MLC

Hon Sue Ellery BA MLC

Minister for Education and Training

    New Murdoch TAFE to train Western Australians for future jobs

    7/03/2018 5:00 PM
    • New $46.5 million development of Murdoch TAFE campus officially opened today
    • The specialist training facilities are part of the Murdoch Health and Knowledge precinct next to Fiona Stanley Hospital 

    Stage four of South Metropolitan TAFE's Murdoch Campus was officially opened today in the growing health and knowledge precinct, alongside Fiona Stanley Hospital and Murdoch University.


    Students at the new $46.5 million three-level building will study business, fitness, hair, beauty and massage.


    The development also includes specialist training areas for information technology, with plans to develop into a centre of cybersecurity well underway. The new stage will also include a new library, bookshop, cafeteria, office space and conference rooms for South Metropolitan TAFE staff.


    Together with nursing, horticulture, land management, science and floristry, students can now access a wider range of courses at Murdoch Campus from Certificate 1 through to Diploma level.


    Comments attributed to Education and Training Minister Sue Ellery:


    "A key focus of the McGowan Labor Government is jobs, maximising training opportunities and increasing our skills base.


    "The new facilities at Murdoch will help ensure industry has the people it needs with the right skills at the right time, especially in the growing areas of disability and aged care.


    "Specialist training in the key areas of information technology, education and research will give Western Australians the opportunity to get ahead of the game with the skills they need to take up the jobs of the future."


    Comments attributed to Willagee MLA Peter Tinley:


    "The Murdoch TAFE campus is perfectly located to take advantage of specialist training in growing industry areas, and give students real-life opportunities to put their skills into practice.


    "The revitalised Murdoch TAFE campus is an impressive training facility which will improve the student experience."


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