Vision for new $33M Armadale TAFE is taking shape!

A new TAFE campus in Armadale is a step closer to reality, with the finalisation of designs and tender advertised for the $33.8 million project.

South Metropolitan TAFE will have a purpose-built, multilevel campus to deliver industry relevant training across multiple areas including childcare; community services; mental health; business; education support; and general education. The contemporary facilities will also have specialist areas for logistics; information technology; emerging industries; and cyber security.

The new training campus will enable South Metropolitan TAFE to consolidate vocational training in the area, with learning currently dispersed across three ageing leased premises in the Armadale town centre.

Designed by Armstrong Collective architects; the campus will be a vibrant community hub that will help revitalise the local area, located on Church Avenue within the town centre, a short distance from the train station. State of the art facilities in the multi level building will include simulated childcare for early learning education; classrooms; computer laboratories; simulated office space; meeting rooms; crèche; and a student hub which will include food and drink preparation areas.

The Armadale Jobs and Skills Centre will also relocate to the new campus, connecting the local community with training and employment opportunities. Local jobs will be created with the construction of the building, and once the new campus is open it will have a positive flow on for local businesses, with an increase to student capacity bringing more people into the town centre.

Construction is expected to commence late 2022 and be completed in 2024, for students to begin training in the second semester of, 2024.  

“The new $33.8 million purpose-built TAFE campus will deliver a first class learning environment in Armadale. " said Education and Training Minister Sue Ellery. “The state of the art facilities will provide more opportunities for locals, particularly youth, with a boost to student capacity leading to pathways into long term jobs. This project is part of the WA Recovery Plan, with the McGowan Government investing a record $215.8 million to fund infrastructure upgrades across the State’s TAFE colleges.”.
 

Read the full media statement here


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