BUILDING TAFE IN SEYMOUR

Students in Seymour will have access to state-of-the-art training with a re-elected Andrews Labor Government to deliver a new facility for health and community services training at the Seymour Campus of GOTAFE.

A re-elected Labor Government will invest $2.54 million into the project, as part of the Building Better TAFEs Fund.

The project will establish multipurpose integrated teaching facilities and flexible learning spaces, with interactive technology and e-learning, supporting local students and helping to meet key learning and increasing student numbers in key areas of skill shortage in the region.

These state-of-the-art learning spaces will support GOTAFE to partner with industry and universities to further develop educational pathways and programs and launch further training within the community.

The facilities will also include student amenities and upgrades to staff offices.

With new dedicated funding to upgrade campuses and buildings across our state, a re-elected Labor Government will continue its rebuild of Victoria’s TAFE system, making it better than ever.

Under Labor, the new $220 million Building Better TAFEs Fund will see facilities and campuses rebuilt around Victoria, making sure that every community has a great local TAFE.

Additional projects under the re-elected Labor Government’s Fund will be announced in the coming weeks, with metropolitan, suburban and regional TAFEs all set to benefit.

As part of its transformation of our training sector, Labor is creating 30,000 new training place places, upgrading TAFE campuses in Bendigo, Sale and Morwell and making TAFE free for 30 priority TAFE courses and 20 preapprenticeship courses.

The investment is in stark contrast to the previous Liberal Government, which cut over $1 billion from our TAFEs, closing 22 campuses and facilities across the state, and sacking 2,400 TAFE teachers and staff.

Only Labor believes in TAFE – and only Labor will back TAFE students.

Quote attributable to Minister for Training and Skills Gayle Tierney

“Students in Seymour deserve the best training facilities and that’s exactly what this project will deliver. This project will bring TAFE and industry together, giving local people the skills and opportunities they need to get a good job.”

Quote attributable to Member for Northern Victoria Jaclyn Symes

“It has never been more clear, only under Labor are our TAFEs and their staff and students supported and assisted to thrive and provide the skills and training that lead to great local jobs. “

Quote attributable to Labor candidate for Euroa Fionna Deppeler-Morton

“This announcement will ensure Seymour and the surrounding communities have the TAFE facilities they deserve. After years of devastating cuts under the previous Liberal National Government we’re rebuilding TAFE in Victoria."