Minister for Education and Training Sue Ellery has today announced that tenders for a new $14.67 million training centre at South Metropolitan TAFE’s Mandurah campus are now open.
These new world class facilities will give the Peel region greater access to specialty training in hospitality and tourism, as well as hair and beauty. The new Hospitality and Tourism Training Centre will be used to deliver training in commercial cookery, tourism and event management, providing career pathways for aspiring chefs, event managers, baristas and front of house staff. Hair and beauty training facilities will also be incorporated into the new centre, opening up the amount of students it will cater for.
The centre will also be a one-stop-shop for simulated training at the Mandurah TAFE campus, with construction sets to include two training kitchens, a production kitchen and a live works restaurant, as well as a new hair salon and dedicated training spaces for beauty therapy and massage.
This project, part of the State Government's WA Recovery Plan with $167.4 million invested in essential infrastructure upgrades across WA's s five TAFE colleges, was announced in July 2020 as part of the WA Recovery Plan. Construction is estimated to begin in July.
“Mandurah’s new training centre will deliver industry relevant training and produce job ready and highly skilled workers for the Peel region’s growing hospitality and tourism industry. " said Minister Ellery. “The state of the art facility will allow students to take part in practical, on the job training in key areas of employment for youth in the region. The $14.67 million project is part of the WA Recovery Plan as part of the McGowan government’s commitment to economic recovery.”
Images are renders of the design for the new centre.