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New carpentry trade facility for Melbourne’s north

Victoria’s State Government has delivered a new carpentry trade facility at Kangan TAFE – the final piece in the TAFE’s multi-million-dollar Trades and Skills Centre for Broadmeadows jobseekers. Source: Timberbiz

Minister for Training and Skills Gayle Tierney launched the $1.2 million investment for the carpentry facility as part of the $6.8 million Trades and Skills Centre at the Broadmeadows campus – addressing skills demands in Melbourne’s growing north.

The new facility is within a repurposed building, with equipment and training areas for up to 400 apprentices as well as an indoor simulated work site where trades teachers can assess students from a mezzanine level.

Importantly, it brings all trades training under one roof at Broadmeadows, increasing collaboration between students and providing a real-world environment where apprentices from different trades work on large projects.

The Trades and Skills Centre was opened in December and accommodates 3500 students each year.

There are also refurbished learning spaces, new workshop spaces and classrooms, pneumatics and hydraulics facilities and specialist gas equipment fitting training room.