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Source: State of Tasmania Government

4 June 2020

Jeremy Rockliff, Minister for Education and Training

The Tasmanian Government is investing an additional $7 million into a brand new TasTAFE Trades and Water Centre of Excellence to ensure Tasmania has the skilled workers it needs to rebuild the economy.

The centre will be based at TasTAFE’s Clarence campus and focus on training Tasmanians in the construction and civil contracting industries, including the water and sewerage infrastructure sector.

Training in plumbing, refrigeration and air-conditioning will be offered, and it is great to announce the centre will now be delivering Hydrogen, Tasmania Fire Service and wastewater system training once complete.

It will include a purpose build workshop and allow for double the student capacity in certificate and diploma level qualifications, plus capacity to offer 21 new industry focussing short courses on continuing professional development.

This additional $7 million brings the total investment in the Centre of Excellence to $14 million, which was a commitment made during the 2018 election, and it is great to see this critical project turbo-charged.

This facility will be a key driver in delivering the skills needed to rebuild Tasmania, with its own industry-based board to ensure its operations align with the needs of employers.