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TAFE construction campus opens in Kingswood

The NSW government has officially opened an $80 million Institute of Applied Technology for Construction at TAFE NSW Nepean – Kingswood

The new facility features a civil construction sandpit and large workshop spaces – accommodating the construction of full-scale buildings for use in carpentry, plumbing and electro technology training, NSW government announced.

The Institute of Applied Technology was established as a partnership between TAFE NSW, construction company CPB Contractors and Western Sydney University.

In addition to traditional trades, the Institute also designs and delivers training that rapidly responds to industry needs, NSW government says.

“This new facility will provide specialist training in civil construction, carpentry, electrical and plumbing – helping to fill skills gaps in Western Sydney and across the state,” minister for skills, TAFE and tertiary education Steve Whan says.

“The Institute is doing an amazing job by delivering online Micro skill and Micro credential programs in project management, contract administration, building information modelling, and digital skills in construction.

“I’m so pleased to see that learners across Australia have already enrolled in more than 10,000 micro-skills or micro-credentials delivered by The Institute of Applied Technology Construction.

“The Institute will help up-skill the next generation of construction workers, who will be able to continue to build the much-needed homes this state needs.”

Encompassing a 7500 square metre area, the facility is targeting a 5 Star Green Star rating from the Green Building Council of Australia (GBCA).

It features a solar system that generates more than 50 per cent of its daily power usage and electric vehicle charging stations for learners and staff.

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