Additional funding for Electrotechnology trades expansion
The Australian Government will provide $7 million to assist in building the Trades and Water Centre of Excellence at TasTAFE’s Clarence Campus. This brings the total investment for the Centre of Excellence to $21 million, with the Tasmanian Government providing $14 million towards the state-of-the-art facility.
The Centre of Excellence footprint will now as a result be increased by over 50% and include electrotechnology training which will move from the current TasTAFE site at Campbell Street (pictured). The Centre will create a trades training hub, bring together building and construction, plumbing and water, refrigeration and air conditioning and smart buildings technologies, along with access to upskilling in renewables and hydrogen technologies.
There are currently more than 500 electrotechnology apprentices at TasTAFE and the new site at Clarence will expand capacity and see more apprentices trained in this key industry and in state of the art facilities.
TasTAFE is working closely with peak bodies to develop the Centre of Excellence with strong industry input in how training is delivered.
Construction on the Centre of Excellence will commence later this year.
Pictured are TasTAFE Certificate III in Electrotechnology apprentices Reuben Miller and Toby Peppin.