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$80 million Institute of Applied Technology for Construction opens

 

The NSW Government has officially opened the $80 million Institute of Applied Technology for Construction at TAFE NSW Nepean – Kingswood.


Skills, TAFE and Tertiary Education Minister Steve Whan joined industry and university partners of the Institute for a ribbon cutting and official unveiling of the facility.

The Institute of Applied Technology is a partnership between TAFE NSW, construction company CPB Contractors, and Western Sydney University.

The new facility features a civil construction sandpit, and large workshop spaces to accommodate the construction of full-scale buildings for use in carpentry, plumbing, and electrotechnology training.

In addition to traditional trades, the Institute also designs and delivers market-leading training that rapidly responds to industry needs.

The Institute of Applied Technology educational model brings together vocational education, universities, and industry to fast-track training solutions for sectors that are in a constant state of skills transformation.

The new 7500m2 facility at TAFE NSW Kingswood achieved a 5 Star Green Star rating from the Green Building Council of Australia (GBCA). It features a solar system that generates more than 50 percent of its daily power usage, and electric vehicle charging stations for learners and staff.

Visit www.tafensw.edu.au/iat for the full list of courses offered by the Institute of Applied Technology for Construction.

“This new facility will provide specialist training in civil construction, carpentry, electrical and plumbing, helping to fill skills gaps in Western Sydney and across the state,” Whan said.

“The Institute is doing an amazing job by delivering online Micro skill and Micro credential programs in project management, contract administration, building information modelling, and digital skills in construction.

“I’m so pleased to see that learners across Australia have already enrolled in more than 10,000 micro-skills or micro-credentials delivered by The Institute of Applied Technology Construction.

“The Institute will help upskill the next generation of construction workers, who will be able to continue to build the much-needed homes this state needs.”

 

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