Building Skills for the Future of Gippsland
TAFE Gippsland is undergoing a number of exciting changes and upgrades to our campuses that will deliver state-of-the-art facilities in Sale, Morwell and Warragul.
These upgrades will ensure that young people and those needing to re-skill in our community are being trained in modern, fit-for-purpose facilities that prepare them to take on opportunities in current and emerging industries in our region.
To inform our plans, we have listened to feedback from the community and our students who have told us they want better student experiences, improved facilities, quality teaching and skills training. We will continue to engage with our staff, students, the community schools, industry and business to inform our plans and ensure that we are delivering on the current and future needs of Gippsland’s communities.
More information about what this means for our different campuses is outlined below.
Planning is well underway for the new Sale campus and upgraded Morwell campus, with architects soon to be appointed for these projects. Initial scoping for the Warragul campus upgrades are also being undertaken.
Throughout May and June 2019 we are seeking the views of the community, including local schools, industry and business, to better understand the education and training needs in the Shire of Wellington and Latrobe Valley, which will inform our plans.
More information about our Capital Projects by campus
Upgraded Morwell campus
A $35.5 million upgrade to our Morwell campus will deliver a state-of-the-art training facility in the heart of Gippsland. The new campus will sit alongside the emerging Hi Tech Precinct building on our current Morwell campus and will contain a Future Skills Centre and Technical Training Centre of Excellence to provide further learning pathways for students.
The Yallourn campus will continue to operate as normal until our new Morwell campus upgrade is complete. TAFE Gippsland will continue to work with the Victorian Government and the community to determine what training continues to be delivered at the Yallourn campus and the broader Moe region.
In the meantime, we have invested $2.76 million from the Regional and Specialist Training Fund to purchase new equipment for our Mechanical Engineering training program at Yallourn and to grow our Forestry training at Bairnsdale.
New Sale campus
We are building a new $25 million state-of-the-art campus in the Port of Sale, funded by TAFE Gippsland following the sale and transition of our former Chadstone campus to Holmesglen Institute of TAFE. The new campus will deliver leading education and training facilities for a range of industry and academic disciplines that will meet both industry and community needs and provide greater access to training for students across the region. A consultation process is underway in Wellington Shire to inform current and future course development and to provide guidance to architects on building a TAFE to accommodate VET to match local needs.
The new campus will see most of our existing Sale campuses and course offerings at Fulham, GTec and the CBD-based Flexible Learning Centre consolidated into a new single purpose-built facility. Some specialised training such as Aviation will remain at the Fulham campus to service the needs of a growing aviation industry at West Sale Airport and to support the capital investment by Wellington Shire Council.
Upgraded Warragul campus
A $5 million upgrade to our Warragul campus will deliver better students experiences in fit-for-purpose facilities and ensure that we can meet growing levels of student demand in the Warragul and Drouin growth corridor.
The upgrades will deliver new state-of-the-art training spaces to accommodate a number of different students and courses, helping us to better meet the education and training needs of our students, staff and the community.
If you would like to provide feedback on any of these issues please visit our Community Engagement page.