Facilities upgrade for TAFE campuses

Parliamentary Secretary for the Central Coast, Adam Crouch, inspects the woodwork room at Gosford TAFE

TAFE campuses at Gosford, Ourimbah and Wyong are set to benefit from a $100M state-wide investment in improved facilities and new equipment.

Parliamentary Secretary for the Central Coast and Member for Terrigal, Adam Crouch, said students and staff at the region’s campuses would benefit from a safer learning and working environment.

“Plumbing, fire safety improvements and electrical work will be undertaken at each of our three local campuses,” Crouch said.

“In addition, a range of brand-new training equipment will also be purchased to ensure students have the best possible learning experience.

“Given the challenges of COVID-19, the NSW Government wants to ensure TAFE can assist people re-skill and re-train in the best way possible.

“Having new equipment is a key part of this.”

Gosford campus will receive funding to supply pedistool dryers, two industrial gearboxes, nail chairs and large trolleys, while Ourimbah campus will gain a kitchen refurbishment, ice cream machine and commercial oven.

The Wyong campus will be funded for hybrid vehicle, battery bank and electric hospital beds.

Minister for Skills and Tertiary Education, Geoff Lee, said more than 140 campuses across NSW would receive funding for plant and teaching equipment upgrades and programmed maintenance.

“The NSW Government has already committed $160M to reskill 100,000 people as part of its Skilling for Recovery initiative,” Lee said.

“And now, we’re investing a further $100M to provide state-of-the-art training facilities for the people of NSW.”

Media release, Feb 3
Parliamentary Secretary for the Central Coast, Adam Crouch