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$6.4 Million to put training in Mallee first

The Victorian Government is putting people first in the Mallee with a multi-million dollar boost for SuniTAFE.

Victorian Minister for Training and Skills Gayle Tierney visited the Mildura campus – announcing $5.9 million to ensure SuniTAFE is ready to hit the ground running when Skills First is introduced in January 2016.

The Victorian Government was elected to put people first and that means delivering on the things that matter most to people – including making sure locals have access to real training so they can get a real job.

That’s exactly what Skills First, the Government’s new approach to training and TAFE, will do.

On top of the $5.9 million, SuniTAFE will also receive more than $500,000 for new state-of-the-art teaching equipment thanks to the Victorian Government’s Specialised Teaching Equipment Initiative.

The fund ensures our TAFEs can offer students training on the latest equipment being used by industry.

The money will be used to buy equipment that supports new techniques in engineering design, as well as funds for a new tractor on its farm.

In our two years of putting people first the institute’s received $6.9 million from the TAFE Rescue Fund, $1.8 million from the TAFE Back to Work Fund and $1 million to set up its Skills and Jobs Centre in the Mildura CBD.

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