Students in Wallan and surrounding areas now have a TAFE campus to call their own.
Minister for Training and Skills and Minister for Higher Education Gayle Tierney today opened GOTAFE’s brand new Wallan Campus, where courses commence this month.
The High Street campus will give students in one of the fastest-growing residential areas in the state easy access to quality training and career support services.
GOTAFE consulted with the community and local industry to understand their needs. Major jobs growth is expected in Melbourne’s Northern Growth Corridor, where Wallan is situated, in the next 10 years.
Students in Wallan will be able to choose from courses in areas such as Early Childhood Education, Project Management, Tourism and several others.
GOTAFE has established a co-location arrangement with La Trobe University at the Wallan Campus, offering further study options for regional students.
As noted by Minister for Training and Skills and Higher Education Gayle Tierney
“Local centres such as Wallan are crucial links in Victoria’s growing TAFE network, opening new pathways to jobs and changing people’s lives for the better.”
“Local access to training and jobs is vital for a growing and thriving community, and that is what GOTAFE Wallan will offer.”
As stated by Member for Yan Yean Danielle Green
“This new campus means that Wallan students will no longer have to travel great distances to get the skills they need for the local jobs they want.”
As stated by Member for Northern Victoria Jaclyn Symes
“GOTAFE Wallan will create a vital link between students and industry, ensuring students have access to local jobs and industry get skilled and trained workers.”
As stated by GOTAFE Chief Executive Travis Heeney
“The new Wallan Campus is critical to GOTAFE providing the skills necessary to meet the growing industry demand as the population expands over the coming years.”