27 June 2022
The $40 million upgrade of our Balga campus is starting to take shape!
The redevelopment includes a new three-storey training facility to provide a world-class learning environment, replacing 22 transportable classrooms.
Students from building and construction, community services, general education, along with other study areas will enjoy learning in our new facility. Student services, our Balga Jobs and Skills Centre and upgraded staff amenities will also feature in the new building.
The modern facility will be a mix of learning spaces including an interactive student learning hub, technology enabled classrooms, computer laboratories and a large future trades training workshop to accommodate ‘smart building’ and emerging construction technologies.
Education and Training Minister Sue Ellery said the State Government are investing heavily in training infrastructure to support building a skilled local workforce.
“North Metropolitan TAFE’s Balga campus is one of the leading facilities for training apprentices in the building and construction sector, which is a priority for the State Government,” she said.
“This is also a significant project for the norther suburbs, creating a first-class learning facility for students across a range of areas, as well as numerous WA jobs through its construction.”
Perth architecture studio Hassell designed the new facility. Tenders for construction are currently advertised, closing 12 July 2022. Construction is expected to be completed mid-2024.