Hon Sue Ellery BA MLC

Hon Sue Ellery BA MLC

Minister for Education and Training

Hon David Templeman Dip Tchg BEd MLA

Hon David Templeman Dip Tchg BEd MLA

Minister for Culture and the Arts; Sport and Recreation; International Education; Heritage

    New training centre to help tourism industry progressing

    4/05/2021 7:30 AM
    • Tenders for the new $14.67 million training centre at South Metropolitan TAFE's Mandurah campus are now open
    • World-class facilities will give the Peel region greater access to specialty training in hospitality and tourism, as well as hair and beauty
    • Project part of the WA Recovery Plan, with $167.4 million invested in essential infrastructure upgrades across the State's five TAFE colleges

    Plans for the $14.67 million upgrade to South Metropolitan TAFE's Mandurah campus are moving ahead, with the project now out for tender.


    The state-of-the-art Hospitality and Tourism Training Centre will be used to deliver training in commercial cookery, tourism and event management, providing career pathways for aspiring chefs, event managers, baristas and front-of-house staff.


    Hair and beauty training facilities will also be incorporated into the new centre, opening up the amount of students it will cater for.


    The centre will be a one-stop shop for simulated training at the Mandurah campus, with construction set to include two training kitchens, a production kitchen and a restaurant, as well as a new hair salon and dedicated training spaces for beauty therapy and massage.


    The project was announced in July 2020 as part of the WA Recovery Plan, incorporating a record $167.4 million investment to fund upgrades to essential infrastructure across the State's five TAFE colleges.


    Construction is estimated to begin in July.


    Comments attributed to Education and Training Minister Sue Ellery:


    "Mandurah's new training centre will deliver industry relevant training and produce job-ready and highly skilled workers for the Peel region's growing hospitality and tourism industry.


    "The $14.67 million project is part of the WA Recovery Plan as part of the McGowan Government's commitment to economic recovery."


    Comments attributed to Tourism Minister David Templeman:


    "This will be a terrific facility for the Peel region that will help train up skilled workers for meaningful jobs in our tourism and hospitality sectors.


    "Students will take part in practical, on-the-job training that will allow them to step straight into the workforce in a key area of employment for youth in the region."


    Education and Training Minister's office - 6552 5700

    Tourism Minister's office - 6552 5400