MORE TAFE CAMPUSES FOR RURAL AND REGIONAL NSW

More people from the bush will be able to access the TAFE training they need to get a job and get ahead thanks to a landmark regional TAFE campus expansion project announced today by the NSW Liberals & Nationals Government.

Minister responsible for TAFE NSW Adam Marshall today announced the NSW Liberals & Nationals would invest $62 million to construct eight new TAFE campuses in rural and regional locations that have never had a major TAFE presence before.

“The NSW Liberals & Nationals are embarking on the largest ever expansion of TAFE NSW’s footprint across rural and regional NSW,” Mr Marshall said.

“TAFE campuses are the beating hearts of our country communities and provide essential access to the education and training people need to get a job and get ahead. “Our regional expansion program will take TAFE NSW to communities and places on the map that have never had a major TAFE presence before.

“More TAFE campuses mean more people will be able to access the nearly 700,000 free courses on offer from the NSW Liberals & Nationals.”

The new TAFE campuses will be located at:

· Batemans Bay
· Byron Bay
· Cobar
· Hay
· Jindabyne
· Nambucca Heads
· Nelson Bay
· West Wyalong

The eight new campuses are in addition to the new Western Sydney super campus already announced, taking the total number of new TAFE campuses being promised by the NSW Liberals & Nationals to nine.

“We are delivering nine new TAFE campuses for NSW while Labor is promising absolutely nothing,” Mr Marshall said

“Labor likes to talk big on TAFE but the truth is they will deliver no new campuses and less free TAFE courses than the NSW Liberals & Nationals.”

The Liberals & Nationals have already invested $64 million to deliver 14 new TAFE campuses in rural and regional NSW since 2017.