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$27 million Water and Energy Trades Centre of Excellence opened at Hobart

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TasTAFE’s new $27 million Water and Energy Trades Centre of Excellence on Hobart’s Eastern Shore has  been opened during the current National Skills Week.

In a statement describing it as one of Australia’s newest state-of-the-art training facilities, state skills minister Felix Ellis said WET will deliver training for over 1,250 students and build the island’s advantage in water and energy, with training in plumbing, electrotechnology, air conditioning, refrigeration and emerging renewable energy.

The building is 5000 square metres, with a sandpit and three-storey stack designed to replicate the pipes and inner workings of a multi-storey building, as well as the latest electrotechnology equipment.

It is built adjacent to existing construction and allied trades workshops as part of a trades training hub at TasTAFE’s Clarence Campus.

“Designed and developed in collaboration with industry, we know how important it is that Tassie’s tradies of the future are getting the training they need so they can build this state,” said Ellis in a statement on Tuesday.

The new centre is funded by the Tasmanian and federal governments with support from industry.

Picture: credit TasTAFE

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