One of Victoria’s largest TAFE infrastructure projects is underway with Minister for Training and Skills Gayle Tierney today turning the first sod on the $70 million redevelopment of Chisholm Institute’s Frankston campus.
The project – made possible thanks to $25 million from the Andrews Labor Government’s TAFE Rescue Fund – will feature a new four storey facility for health, community care and early childhood education.
The campus will get a Higher Education and Student Hub and a new Centre for Advanced Manufacturing.
The redevelopment will allow Chisholm to meet higher education demand in the region and support the re-skilling and up-skilling of workers – changing people’s lives for the better.
For two years, the Labor Government has been delivering the things that matter most to people – including making sure every Victorian has access to real training so they can get a real job.
Chisholm is a key player in giving industries in South East Melbourne a highly skilled workforce. That’s why the Labor Government is supporting Chisholm with extra funding including:
- $3.5 million in Community Service Funding for vital community support
- $4.3 million from the TAFE Back to Work Fund
- $1.6 million from the TAFE Boost Fund to strengthen apprenticeships and traineeships
- $2.4 million to support workers in the automotive manufacturing sector in South East Melbourne to transition to new jobs.
The redevelopment is expected to be completed in 2018.
Quotes attributable to Minister for Training and Skills Gayle Tierney
“This will revolutionise higher education in the Frankston area so more locals will have access to training. It’s all part of our plan to build a state that is stronger and fairer for all.”
“The Andrews Labor Government is investing in education, skills and training to transform Victoria into the Education State and put people first.”
Quotes attributable to Member for Frankston Paul Edbrooke
“We were elected to put people first – and this huge redevelopment of Chisholm’s Frankston campus will do just that.”
“This is what matters to people in our area: access to high quality training and education so they can get the skills they need for the jobs they want.”