Engineering upgrade for Chisholm Institute under the TAFE Technology Fund

The Hon Brendan O'Connor MP
Minister for Skills and Training
The Hon Gayle Tierney MP
Victorian Minister for Skills and TAFE
The Hon Julian Hill MP
Member for Bruce

The Albanese Labor Government is continuing to support the growth of TAFE across Victoria, investing almost $2 million in Chisholm Institute under the TAFE Technology Fund.

The $1.95 million grant will be used to replace and upgrade existing equipment to include computerised numerical control (CNC) and coordinated measuring machine (CMM) technology.

The upgrades will ensure Chisholm Institute can provide Certificate IV Engineering students with advanced production and operation skills, and industry 4.0 readiness.

The Albanese Government’s $50 million TAFE Technology Fund is upgrading and expanding TAFE facilities across the country, including laboratories, workshops, new equipment, and simulated learning environments.

Today’s announcement builds on opportunities created by the Albanese and Allan Labor Governments’ strong investments in TAFE that are removing financial barriers to world-class training.

The growing number of Victorians studying and training in essential areas of the economy is helping Australia respond to skills shortages and prepare for our country’s future.

The Albanese Government is providing $502.9 million for an additional 320,000 Fee-Free TAFE and VET places nationwide over the next three years, building on its investment that removed financial barriers for over 355,000 Australians to enrol in Fee-Free TAFE in 2023.

Quotes attributable to the Minister for Skills and Training, the Hon Brendan O’Connor MP:

“Skilling and reskilling our workforce are critical to providing greater opportunities for secure and rewarding careers and a Future Made in Australia.

“Our $50 million TAFE Technology Fund is reinvigorating the vocational education and training sector with over $8.6 million in grants benefiting students right across Victoria.

“Upgrading TAFEs with world-class resources is essential to ensuring they’re equipped to deliver training to the standards that industry and students expect.”

Quotes attributable to the Victorian Minister for Skills and TAFE, the Hon Gayle Tierney MP:

“This investment from the Albanese Labor Government in Chisholm Institute shows we’re equipping Victoria’s students with cutting-edge skills for the industries of tomorrow.

“Together with the Federal Government, we’re removing financial barriers, preparing workers to meet the demands of our evolving economy, and ensuring every Victorian has the opportunity to get the skills they need for the job they want.”

Quotes attributable to Member for Bruce, Julian Hill:

“This is such fantastic news for Chisholm students and local industry. Chisholm will remain at the forefront of skills training, bolstering job-readiness for young people and workers retraining for future jobs.

“A decade of Liberal cuts and neglect of TAFE and higher education, locked Australians out of jobs and created a major skills crisis in our economy.

“Labor’s $50 million TAFE Technology Fund, alongside Fee-Free TAFE, is reinvigorating training, upskilling Australia’s workforce and boosting productivity.”

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