World-class facilities to transform Collingwood TAFE

Melbourne Polytechnic has unveiled the first look at a revitalized Collingwood TAFE campus, as work is underway to transform the site into a world-class educational, industrial and community district, made possible by a $40 million investment from the Andrews Labor government.

Minister for Training and Skills and Higher Education Gayle Tierney today unveiled artists’ first impressions of the project and announced the start of work on the campus, which will be constructed by Building Engineering Pty Ltd , based in West Melbourne.

The Labor government deeply values ​​TAFE and has invested a record $3.2 billion since being elected in 2014 to create a world-class system – also reopening campuses in Greensborough, Lilydale and Glenormiston shuttered at the hands of Matthew Guy’s Liberals .

According to the plan for the project – designed by Tectura Architects – the existing multi-storey building will be redeveloped to include state-of-the-art teaching and learning spaces, contemporary collaborative and library spaces, services for reception and student services.

The redevelopment of this iconic site will allow Melbourne Polytechnic to revitalize the delivery of TAFE services in Melbourne’s inner north while fostering strong links with industry and the local community.

The campus will offer courses in growing fields including information technology, business, creative arts and English as an additional language, as well as free TAFE courses in areas such as community services and cybersecurity .

Construction work is expected to be completed by the end of 2023, with the revitalized campus reopening to students in early 2024. The construction work is expected to create 33 jobs.

For digital renderings of the redevelopment, please contact [email protected]

As Minister for Training and Skills Gayle Tierney said

“This project will give thousands of Victorians access to world-class vocational education and training – securing more workers in priority industries and developing key skills for the future.”

“All Victorians deserve the chance to learn new skills and gain access to secure jobs. This transformation will revitalize skills-based education in North Melbourne and provide thousands of people with the support that they need.

As stated by Frances Coppolillo, chief executive of Melbourne Polytechnic

Melbourne Polytechnic has been providing education and training to the community of Collingwood and inner North Melbourne since approximately 1910. We are part of the community’s history and remain committed at his future. »

“The project will breathe new life into this campus. It will provide the community with future-oriented education and training opportunities and contribute to the vibrancy of the vibrant neighborhood of Collingwood.

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