Premier Mark McGowan and Minister for Education and Training Sue Ellery visited South Metropolitan TAFE’s Mandurah campus today to announce $5.5 million for new hair and beauty training facilities.
The new hair and beauty training facilities will be incorporated into the $9.17 million hospitality and tourism training centre project for Mandurah TAFE, to fast-track delivery and be more cost effective. Co-locating the training areas will deliver significant community benefit as locals will be able to enjoy an affordable meal at the training restaurant and then treat themselves to a low-cost massage or manicure while supporting student learning.
The new state of the art training facilities at Mandurah TAFE will meet demand for more skilled workers and greater youth engagement in the region, by expanding training options and the number of half price courses available as part of the State Government's Lower fees, local skills initiative.
Under this initiative, fees have been slashed by up to 72 per cent for a total of 180 courses to make training more affordable for Western Australians. People under 25, and eligible people of all ages looking for work, will pay no more than $400 in annual course fees.
As part of the WA Recovery Plan, the new project will also create more jobs and further stimulate the local economy. Planning and design at Mandurah campus is well underway with construction anticipated to start in July 2021 and the project expected to be completed for Semester 2, 2022.
Comments attributed to Education and Training Minister Sue Ellery:
"This investment will ensure the Peel community has access to the very best learning environments.
"This top-notch training facility will support the development of a highly skilled local workforce and support local industry throughout its construction.”