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$3.7 million facilities investment

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North Metropolitan TAFE’s Joondalup and Clarkson campuses will receive a capital works boost to improve training facilities in some of WA’s largest growing industries.  

  • The program will result in enhanced training facilities in the areas of health and social assistance, automation, cyber security, and building and construction.  
  • Premier Mark McGowan, Education and Training Minister Sue Ellery, Emily Hamilton MLA and Sabine Winton MLA, joined North Metropolitan TAFE Managing Director, Michelle Hoad, to open the Cybersecurity Training Centre at our Joondalup campus last week.  

The new $356,000 Cybersecurity Training Centre includes dedicated hacker, defender and control rooms.  Cyber Team.jpg

Cyber security in Australia is a small but fast growing sector in the IT industry. With demand for jobs expected to grow by 21 per cent, our graduates will play an important role in combatting global cyber threats.  

The Premier, Minister for Education and Training and local MPs were shown around the new facilities by two cyber security students, Head of Programs Alan Johns and new cyber security lecturer Stephen Oakley.  

"Specialist training in the key areas of cyber security and automation will give Western Australians the opportunity to get ahead of the game, with the skills they need to take up the jobs of the future," said Premier Mark McGowan.  

Other facility upgrades to North Metropolitan TAFE include 

  • $950,000 refurbishment to beauty therapy facilities at Joondalup (McLarty) campus.  
  • Planning is underway for a $1.85 million refurbishment to our allied health and social assistance training areas, to assist WA in meeting the skilled workforce needs of the NDIS rollout. The project is anticipated for completion in December 2019 and will provide a day training centre and simulated home care training rooms with real patients, so students can develop hands-on skills.  
  • Clarkson campus will benefit from a $200,000 refurbishment to provide multi-function space for the delivery of industrial automation training.  
  • $390,000 has also been allocated to Clarkson campus for expansion and weatherproofing outdoor building and construction training areas.  

Education and Training Minister, Sue Ellery, said these upgrades were a critical part of the State Government’s work to boost jobs and opportunities in the state.  

"Western Australia needs access to a strong supply of highly skilled workers to support growth areas. These new facilities will enable students to develop hands on skills in beauty, health and social assistance, automation, cyber security and building and construction.”  

Find out more about our cyber security, beauty, health and social assistance, automation, and building and construction courses.  


Photographs (Top) Premier Mark McGowan, Education and Training Minister Sue Ellery, Emily Hamilton MLA and Sabine Winton MLA (obscured).

(Bottom) Head of Programs Alan Johns, lecturer Karl Weyrich and students Alex McLennan and Daniel Cazangiu.

Page last updated February 26, 2019