Minister for Training and Skills Steve Herbert today joined Member for Frankston Paul Edbrooke to launch a major redevelopment of Chisholm Institute’s Frankston campus.
The Andrews Labor Government is providing $25 million from the TAFE Rescue Fund towards the project.
The redevelopment will see a new state-of-the-art four storey Centre for Health and Community Services and a Higher Education and Student Hub at the TAFE. There will also be a new Centre for Advanced Manufacturing and Trades.
Mr Herbert said the redevelopment would allow Chisholm Institute to meet unmet higher education demand in the region, support the re-skilling and up-skilling of workers and industries in transition and to meet emerging industry needs.
Chisholm is a key part in developing the skills Frankston and Victoria need for future jobs and this redevelopment is pivotal to that.
Mr Herbert said the Higher Education and Student Hub, Centre for Advanced Manufacturing and Trades and Centre for Health and Community Services are an investment for the future.
The Labor Government is making a major investment in rebuilding our TAFEs through initiatives including:
- The $320 million TAFE Rescue Fund which is investing in new facilities and supporting TAFEs to better meet their community support expectations;
- The $50 million TAFE Back to Work Fund to support TAFE institutes to partner with industry in growing and emerging industries. The Fund aims to deliver 7000 new apprenticeships and traineeship and;
- $15 million for new Skills and Jobs Centres at TAFE campuses across the state.
Quotes attributable to Minister for Training and Skills Steve Herbert
“I am thrilled to launch the Chisholm Institute Frankston Campus Redevelopment Stage 1 which will allow the institute to invest in major new facilities to meet the needs of the local community.”
“The Labor Government has promised to invest $1.2 billion into TAFE and training in Victoria and that’s what we are delivering on.”
Quotes attributable to Member for Frankston Paul Edbrooke
“This is an exciting new development which will revolutionise training and higher education in the Frankston area.”
“The people of Frankston deserve better than what they got under the former Liberal Government and today’s announcement is proof the Labor Government won’t neglect our local TAFE.”
Reviewed 10 February 2021