South West TAFE is set to receive a $4.9 million cash injection. The state government announced the funds, part of $55 million for all TAFEs.
In Warrnambool the funds will be used to modernise and upgrade learning spaces.
Minister for Training and Skills and Higher Education Gayle Tierney announced funding for every TAFE in Victoria. The Warrnambool campus works will refurbish and upgrade the site's F Building, which houses the TAFE's Pure Academy (hair, beauty and massage), School of Education (VCAL, disability, reconnect and ESL), automotive and plumbing apprenticeship programs.
The $4.9 million works package includes new flexible learning spaces, a student amenities area and upgrades to existing classrooms.
A new expanded massage area, entry upgrade and student amenities will also be built. This investment will ensure that TAFE students in Warrnambool continue to receive the very best in training to get them job ready and into paid work," Ms Tierney said.
"Investing in TAFE is critical to our economic recovery and today's funding announcement will help rejuvenate TAFE facilities while ensuring Victorians stay in work."
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