The Western Australian government has made a $25 million committment to purchase state-of-the-art TAFE equipment to meet current and emerging industry training needs.
All five WA TAFE colleges to receive new training equipment as part of a four-year program to upgrade and modernise their equipment to contemporary industry standards.
Purchases include automation equipment, heavy vehicle equipment, simulators, nursing equipment and spray painting booths.
Premier Mark McGowan said the government continued to invest significantly in training to give Western Australians access to industry standard facilities and a high quality education.
McGowan said: “Our low fee training has delivered strong results, with enrolments increasing significantly, putting more Western Australians on the pathway to quality local jobs.
“Providing TAFE students with state-of-the-art equipment complements our important work to grow a job-ready skilled workforce.”
South Regional TAFE will receive more than $1.1 million as part of Stage 1 of the TAFE Training Equipment Refresh Program.
The Collie campus will receive $670,000 to purchase a heavy vehicle simulator and automation training equipment.
More than $380,000 will go towards automation equipment for the Albany campus, including industrial process automation simulated plant and a programmable logic controller system.
Other highlights of Stage 1 include:
- $300,000 common rail diesel trainer for rail operations at North Metropolitan TAFE’s Midland campus and $593,000 for electromechanical training systems across the Balga, Clarkson and Midland campuses;
- $1.4 million to install large high-tech spray painting booths for panel beating at South Metropolitan TAFE’s Carlisle campus;
- $2 million for heavy plant equipment across Central Regional TAFE’s Geraldton and Kalgoorlie campuses;
- and $178,000 for nursing equipment at North Regional TAFE’s Pundulmurra campus and $1.4 million for hydrogen and renewable energy equipment at the Karratha campus.
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