Earthmoving News, Jobs & Training

Construction-focused TAFE campus planned for Melton

A new TAFE campus will be built in west Melbourne to support training in construction trades

The Victorian state government has announced that a new $55 million construction-focused TAFE campus has been planned for Melton, a western suburb of Melbourne.

Minister for Skills and TAFE Gayle Tierney says that the Bendigo Kangan Institute has been selected as the TAFE provider to construct and operate the new campus because of its expertise in the delivery of construction and trades training, and its geographic connection to the region.

The project will be delivered through the state government’s Building Better TAFE Fund, which received a boost of $170 million in the Victorian Budget 2023/24 to improve student access to facilities, without having to travel long distances.

The funding also provides support for a new Bendigo Kangan campus in Sunbury, which is also currently without TAFE-led skills training.

The government is working with Bendigo Kangan Institute to find a suitable location in Melton for the new campus. With a target opening date of 2028, the campus will accommodate around 600 student enrolments each year.

“As Melton grows, we’re making sure people have access to great training opportunities, close to home – and Bendigo Kangan Institute’s new campus will deliver best practice training in the construction fields, without students having to travel long distances,” Tierney says.

“We look forward to working closely with Bendigo Kangan Institute to deliver a fit-for-purpose campus that will meet the skills needs of Victoria’s inner west.”

Send this to a friend