Building Skills for the Future of Gippsland
TAFE Gippsland is building new campus facilities and upgrading existing campuses to deliver high quality training facilities in Sale, Morwell and Warragul.
Our capital redevelopment projects will ensure students of all ages and people who wish to re-skill can be trained in modern, high quality fit-for-purpose facilities that prepare them for career opportunities in traditional and emerging local industries.
Our plans are informed by feedback from our students and our communities, who tell us they want a better student experience, improved training facilities, quality teaching and industry-relevant skills training.
We will continue to engage with our staff, students, community, schools, industry and business to deliver these projects and ensure we are meeting the current and future needs of our Gippsland communities.
For further information about what this means for each TAFE Gippsland campus, see below
- Media Release Wednesday 5 June 2019 – Architects Appointed for TAFE Gippsland Capital Projects
- Media Release Wednesday 11 December 2019 – Morwell Campus Redevelopment Launch
- Media Release Thursday 16 April 2020 – New Morwell campus Health Studies Building
- Media Release Wednesday 3 June 2020 – An Important Step Closer to a new Port of Sale Campus
- Media Release Monday 7 July 2020 – Work Begins on TAFE Gippsland’s new Morwell Trade Skills Centre
- Media Release Wednesday 21 October 2020 – Sale FLC Campus Works Underway
- Media Release Tuesday 27 October 2020 - Warragul Campus Refurbishment Works Set to Begin
- Media Release Thursday 3 December 2020 – Port of Sale Builder Announced
- Medial Release Tuesday 2 March 2021 – Builder Announced for Warragul Campus Redevelopment Works
- Media release Monday 29 March 2021 – Another Milestone for TAFE Gippsland’s Capital Redevelopment Program
Building works are now underway on our Port of Sale, Morwell and Warragul campus redevelopment projects.
Over recent years, we engaged with local government, schools, industry and business in Wellington Shire and Latrobe City to better understand the education and training needs in these regions.
Our capital projects by campus
A redeveloped Morwell campus
A $35.5 million Victorian State Government-funded redevelopment of our Morwell campus will deliver a modern, high-quality training facility in the heart of the Latrobe Valley. The project will be completed by the end of 2021 and you can view the video fly-through animation here.
The redevelopment will be delivered in two stages and will sit alongside the new Morwell Innovation Centre on our Morwell campus site. The Health and Early Childhood Training Centre (Stage 1) was completed in July 2020, and was officially opened by the Minister for Training & Skills, Hon Gayle Tierney, on Monday 29 March 2021.
Construction of our new Morwell Trade Skills Centre (Stage 2), began in mid-2020 and is now well underway with an expected completion date of late 2021.
Upon completion of the Morwell Trade Skills Centre, courses including Electrotechnology, New Energy Technologies, Instrumentation and Plumbing, will move from Yallourn to Morwell campus. Early Childhood Education and Care has already moved to the new Health and Early Childhood Training Centre building at Morwell campus.
Traditional trade training, including Carpentry, Cabinet Making, Brick Laying, Painting & Decorating, Engineering and Automotive, will continue to be delivered from Yallourn campus, along with security and construction and Work Safety Centre accredited training.
The Yallourn campus in Newborough will continue to deliver high-quality vocational training for the Moe and Newborough region for the foreseeable future. Important administrative functions for TAFE Gippsland will also remain at our Yallourn campus.
TAFE Gippsland will work with all levels of government and our communities to identify further training and partnership opportunities to be delivered from Yallourn campus.
A new Port of Sale campus
In 2020 we begin building our new $25 million, state-of-the-art campus at the Port of Sale. You can view the fly-over animation below.
TAFE Gippsland is funding the project following the sale of our former Chadstone campus to Holmesglen Institute of TAFE. Our new campus will deliver leading education and training facilities for a range of industry and academic disciplines, tailored to meet industry and community needs, and will improve training access for students in Wellington Shire.
Widespread community consultation has informed course development and helped guide the architects, GHD Woodhead, in designing a TAFE building that will accommodate the vocational training required to match local employment availability and needs.
All preliminary works have been finalised with McCorkell Constructions appointed to build the campus from December 2020. A formal sod–turn was held on 16 December to launch the $25 million project.
The new Port of Sale campus will be fully accessible and will see most of our existing TAFE course offerings at Fulham campus consolidated into a new single purpose-built facility at the Port of Sale. Some specialised training, such as Aviation, will remain at the Fulham campus to meet the needs of the aviation industry at West Sale Airport and to support major capital investment by Wellington Shire Council.
New courses also will be offered in Wellington Shire, with Health to be added to Engineering, Carpentry, Automotive, Early Childhood, Hair and Beauty and Hospitality (VET DSS).
To accommodate the new courses, TAFE Gippsland will retain our Gtec campus to provide a specialised learning experience to VCAL students. We are also retaining and expanding our FLC, in the centre of Sale, to meet the increasing demand for TAFE training in Wellington Shire and better accommodation for our staff. Work commenced on this expansion project in October 2020.
An upgraded Warragul campus
A major multi-million dollar upgrade to our Warragul campus will deliver a better staff and student experience in fit-for-purpose facilities in 2021. It will assist TAFE Gippsland in meeting the growing student demand for vocational training in the Warragul and Drouin peri-urban growth corridor.
The upgrade will deliver new general-purpose training spaces to accommodate a number of new courses including Early Childhood and Care, along with refurbished staff accommodation and amenities.
Site clearing works commenced in November 2020 and completed prior to Christmas. A builder, Becon Constructions, was appointed in early March 2021 and the $6.25 million project will be completed by late 2021. It will deliver on TAFE Gippsland’s commitment to the accommodation needs of our staff and the training needs of our students in the Warragul and Drouin region.
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