Tuesday 30th Nov, 2021

Designs revealed for Kalgoorlie TAFE campus

A new $7 million trades workshop aims to expand training for plant mechanic and engineering trades, to support the workforce needs of the Goldfields’ resources industry.

Tenders are open to upgrade Central Region TAFE’s Kalgoorlie campus, following the release of designs for the project.

Existing workshops at the Kalgoorlie campus will undergo a $1 million refurbishment, with a further $2 million worth of industry-standard training equipment also set to be installed, bringing the total investment to $10 million.

Construction of the facility will expand the capacity at Central Regional TAFE’s Kalgoorlie campus, to train more skilled workers for local jobs.

Zuideveld Marchant Hur Architects designed the building to provide space for the plant mechanics, heavy auto and auto electrical trade disciplines with a dedicated workshop, classrooms and laboratory spaces.

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WA Education and Training Minister Sue Ellery said the mining and resources sector in Kalgoorlie and the wider Goldfields region is an integral part of Western Australia’s economy.

“We are investing $10 million to carry out these major upgrades, creating facilities to increase student capacity in industries that will unlock future jobs,” Ellery said.

Kalgoorlie MLA Ali Kent said access to high quality training is critical for the community.

“The project will help keep our local economy strong by supporting meaningful jobs in the Goldfields region.”

The project is part of the WA Government’s $167.4 million upgrade to TAFE Colleges across the State, as part of the WA Recovery Plan.