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Building TAFE in Gippsland

Morwell and Sale will be home to two of Victoria’s TAFE facilities thanks to a budget funding boost from the Victorian Government.

The Victorian Budget 2018/19 is delivering for Sale, with $25 million to build a new Federation Training TAFE campus at Port of Sale to expand and improve access to training opportunities in the area.

This funding has been secured by the Victorian Government through the sale of Federation Training’s Chadstone Campus, which will be retained within the TAFE network to ensure vocational education and training will continue to grow in the area.

The Budget will also invest $35.5 million to transform Federation Training’s Morwell Campus, giving Morwell the facilities it needs to provide young Victorians with the skills they need to get a job with a new Future Skills Training Centre and Technical Training Centre of Excellence.

Following the recent opening of Morwell’s new Tech School, this investment cements Morwell as an education and training hub for Gippsland.

The Victorian Government is delivering the biggest change to TAFE and skills training in Victoria’s history and this funding supports Gippsland to build the facilities it needs to reap the benefits.

We know that the cost of training can act as a barrier to getting the right skills so this Budget breaks down that barrier. It invests $172 million to make 30 priority TAFE courses and 18 pre-apprenticeship courses in these growth industries free.

To make sure every Victorian who wants a job can get this free, quality training, the Budget also includes $303.8 million to create more than 30,000 new training places.

Our record investment in major road and rail projects, new schools and hospitals, support for Victorians living with a disability and historic action to curb family violence has created massive demand for skilled workers in these industries. We’re making sure people in Gippsland can get the training they need to be first in line for those jobs.

Source: Vic Government

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