A new trades workshop at Central Regional TAFE’s Kalgoorlie campus is on track to begin construction in July, with the project now out for tender. The $7 million workshop will expand training for the plant mechanic and engineering trades, supporting the workforce needs of the Goldfields’ resources industry.
In addition to the new workshop construction, existing workshops at the Kalgoorlie campus will undergo a $1 million refurbishment, with a further $2 million worth of industry standard training equipment also set to be installed, bringing the total investment to $10 million.
Construction of the new state of the art workshop will expand the capacity at Central Regional TAFE’s Kalgoorlie campus, to train more skilled workers for local jobs. Designed by Zuideveld Marchant Hur Architects, the building will provide much needed training space for the plant mechanics, heavy automotive and auto electrical trade disciplines with a dedicated workshop, classrooms and laboratory spaces.
Construction is expected to be completed in November 2022 with training to commence in Semester I, 2023.
The project is part of the WA State Government’s $167.4 million upgrade to TAFE colleges across the state, as part of the WA Recovery Plan.
Education and Training Minister Sue Ellery today said “The mining and resources sector in Kalgoorlie and the wider Goldfields region is an integral part of Western Australia’s economy. We are investing $10 million to carry out these major upgrades, creating facilities to increase student capacity in industries that will unlock future jobs. “The McGowan Government is injecting a record amount of money to upgrade the five TAFE colleges across the state, setting up world-class learning opportunities.”
Main image: Artist rendering of the new Kalgoorlie TAFE trades workshop.