Thousands of Victorians will get the skills they need for the job they want at Chisholm Institute’s Frankston campus – revamped and rebuilt thanks to the Andrews Labor Government.
Premier Daniel Andrews and Minister for Training and Skills and Higher Education Gayle Tierney visited the state-of-the-art campus today to officially open Stage 1 of the Campus Redevelopment Project.
The Labor Government contributed $46.9 million to the $83.4 million project and has announced a further investment of $67.6 million to complete Stage 2.
The Stage 1 redevelopment includes:
- New state-of-the-art health, community care, early childhood education and hair, beauty and wellness facilities
- Innovative new student spaces and classrooms
- Redeveloped trades facilities, including a purpose-built, flexible, integrated design centre
The new buildings give students access to the best facilities, create more opportunities for people living in the region and deliver high-quality training for the most in-demand jobs that are delivering vital services to Victorians.
New data released today reveals 36,000 students have started Free TAFE courses in the nine months to the end of September – a 90 per cent increase in commencements in these courses compared to the same period in 2018.
Chisholm Institute has played a major part in this growth, with more than 6,000 students starting Free TAFE courses – up 187 per cent compared with the same time last year, with top courses including accounting and bookkeeping, education support and nursing.
Stage 2 of the Chisholm Frankston campus project will replace existing buildings C and E with a modern, cutting edge, multi-level learning facility.
As noted by Premier Daniel Andrews
“TAFE is a ticket to skills, jobs and a stronger Victoria – that’s why we saved TAFE, made it free and are ensuring they have the best facilities.”
“Right across the state, TAFE-qualified Victorians are building our transport network, farming our fields and caring for our most vulnerable – we’ll always back them and back our TAFE sector.”
As stated by Minister for Training and Skills and Higher Education Gayle Tierney
“We’re rebuilding TAFEs right across Victoria. I visit campuses every week and what we are seeing on the ground is a revived sector that is delivering the training Victorians need in facilities that are world class.”
As stated by the Member for Frankston Paul Edbrooke
“These new facilities will benefit thousands of people living in the Frankston region and they are designed and built to meet the demand for skilled workers in growing industries.”