- Two North Metropolitan TAFE campuses to receive a capital works boost in 2019
- $3.7 million to be spent on upgrades to Clarkson and Joondalup campuses
- Building and construction, health and social assistance, automation and cybersecurity training to benefit
The McGowan Labor Government will invest $3.7 million in capital works to improve training facilities in some of the State's largest growing industries at North Metropolitan TAFE's Clarkson and Joondalup campuses.
The capital works program will result in enhanced training facilities in the areas of health and social assistance, automation, cybersecurity, and building and construction.
Joondalup (Kendrew Crescent) campus will receive a $356,000 upgrade to support the creation of a Cyber Security Operation Centre, including a hacker room, defender room and control room. Work has commenced and classrooms will be operational in Semester 1, 2019.
Health and wellness training at the Joondalup (McLarty Avenue) campus has undergone a major refurbishment with $950,000 allocated to enhance beauty therapy facilities. Works are complete and will be available for student use in Semester 1, 2019.
Planning is underway for a $1.85 million refurbishment of the campus' allied health and social assistance training areas, which will assist Western Australia in meeting the skilled workforce needs of the NDIS rollout.
The project, anticipated for completion in December 2019, will provide a contemporary day training centre and simulated home care training rooms with real patients, so students can develop hands on skills to provide high-quality care in the areas of aged care and disability.
The Clarkson campus will benefit from a $200,000 refurbishment of its general purpose classrooms to provide a multi-function space for the delivery of industrial automation training, which will also be complete for Semester 1, 2019 training delivery.
The building and construction training areas at the Clarkson campus will also receive a boost, with $390,000 allocated for the expansion and weatherproofing of outdoor training areas to be completed by December 2019.
Comments attributed to Premier Mark McGowan:
"A key focus of my Government is creating more jobs, maximising training opportunities and increasing our skills base.
"Specialist training in the key areas of cybersecurity and automation 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 Education and Training Minister Sue Ellery:
"Western Australia needs access to a strong supply of highly skilled workers to support growth areas.
"These new facilities will enable students to develop hands on skills in beauty, health and social assistance, automation, cybersecurity and building and construction.
"This is a critical part of our work to boost jobs and opportunities in the State."
Comments attributed to Joondalup MLA Emily Hamilton:
"The establishment of a Cyber Security Operation Centre in Joondalup will provide the opportunity for students that are interested in pursuing this career path, and access to quality training in an area where there are expected to be more than 1.8 million jobs created in the next five years, nationally.
"These projects will enhance the campus' role as a Centre for Specialisation for Health and Wellness, and once completed the home care training rooms will enable students to work in a simulated home environment with real patients."
Comments attributed to Burns Beach MLA Mark Folkard:
"The Clarkson campus will benefit from a refurbishment to provide a multi-function space for the delivery of industrial automation training.
"These new and planned facilities at North Metropolitan TAFE will help ensure industry has access to highly trained people with the right skills, especially in the growing areas of disability and aged care."
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