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NMTAFE’s training for METRONET on track

North Metropolitan TAFE’s (NMTAFE) Midland campus will be transformed into a specialist METRONET Trade Training Centre in 2020.  

  • The facility will equip local workers to build the next generation of METRONET railcars.  
  • Premier Mark McGowan, Hon. Bill Shorten Leader of the Federal Opposition, Hon. Michelle Roberts and Labor’s candidate for Hasluck James Martin, joined NMTAFE’s Managing Director Michelle Hoad at our metal fabrication workshop for the announcement.  

NMTAFE will work in collaboration with the METRONET project team, the Public Transport Authority and railcar contractors and subcontractors to develop specific training that complements future plans for METRONET.  

"The Midland METRONET Trade Training Centre will ensure Western Australians are in the box seat to capitalise on jobs and training opportunities created through METRONET,” said Premier Mark McGowan.  Midland Premier Group 1.jpg

"As METRONET gets underway, the world-class training facilities at Midland TAFE will ensure Western Australian workers are well equipped to manufacture the next generation of railcars. 

The new METRONET Trades Training Centre will be only three kilometres from the site of the new Bellevue METRONET railcar manufacturing facility, where 246 railcars required for the project will be manufactured.  

Minister for Education and Training Hon. Sue Ellery believes NMTAFE’s Midland campus is well placed to train WA workers.  

"Midland TAFE is well placed to train WA workers for futures in railcar manufacturing, with course options available to meet the diverse METRONET training needs, including engineering, metal fabrication, instrumentation and electrotechnology,” said Hon. Sue Ellery.  

A recent report by the Australian Railway Association highlighted a potential future skills shortage in the Australian rail sector, and this new Midland facility will make NMTAFE a key destination for aspiring rail workers.  

Find out more about our engineering, fabrication, instrumentation and electrotechnology courses.  

Midland Premier Group 2.jpgPhotographs
Top right: Media with Premier Mark McGowan, Hon. Bill Shorten Leader of the Federal Opposition, Hon. Michelle Roberts and Labor’s candidate for Hasluck James Martin.

Middle: Heavy Fabrication student Isaac Pieris demonstrates techniques to  James Martin, Hon. Bill Shorten and Premier McGowan.

Left: Fabrication students pose for media with Hon. Bill Shorten.

Page last updated February 28, 2019