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New investment into Balga and Joondalup campuses

Today we welcomed Premier Mark McGowan and Minister for Education and Training Sue Ellery to our Balga and Joondalup campuses to announce the biggest TAFE investment in history.  

  • The $229.2 million Rebuilding our TAFEs program announced today is part of the State Government’s $5.5 billion WA Recovery Plan.  
  • The upgrades will create new learning opportunities for our students and generate a pipeline of jobs to help boost the WA economy.  
  • Our Balga and Joondalup campuses are set to receive significant upgrades as part of the program.  

Visit_28_July_2020-350x230.jpgBalga will see a $32 million investment to create a new multistorey building to replace 22 transportable classrooms. Providing building, construction, community services and general education students with new learning facilities.  

Construction of a new trade training workshop and technology laboratories for light automotive training is also planned for our Joondalup campus, with $17.6 million budgeted.  

Premier Mark McGowan believes that the TAFE sector is a vital component of the WA Recovery Plan.  

“The Rebuilding our TAFEs program will deliver job-creating infrastructure to ensure students will continue to learn in first-class facilities. The reductions in course fees will create huge incentives for Western Australians to take up training opportunities in in-demand sectors.”  

“The plan will support the creation of jobs in the short term, but will also enable us to build a strong future. This is about ensuring young Western Australians have a bright future, laying the groundwork for the ongoing prosperity of our State.” 

Education and Training Minister Sue Ellery believes the plan will revitalise WA’s training sector.  

"We have consulted with all sections of the community to help shape the path to recovery and it is obvious the training sector is critical to our success.” 

“The WA Recovery Plan will support and strengthen our existing industries, as well as lay the foundation for jobs of the future.” 

Visit_28_July_2020-350x220.jpgThe Rebuilding our TAFEs plan includes investment into capital works projects at TAFE colleges across WA; $25 million for free short courses; $32 million for the expansion of the Lower Fees, Local Skills (half price courses) program; and $4.8 million for the Apprenticeship and Traineeship Re-engagement Incentive.  

Find out more about our Lower Fees, Local Skills courses and Skills Ready skill sets.  

Page last updated July 28, 2020