TAFE NSW is undergoing an evolution, changing training requirements, demographic and population changes and the introduction of new technologies have seen many of TAFE NSW existing facilities no longer catering for the types of training required for the digital millennium. As a result TAFE NSW has developed a new vision for the future creating student centered, digitally enabled Connected Learning Centres that are being rolled out across Regional NSW. The project includes the Roll out of 14 Connected Learning Centres constructed around regional NSW in 3 tranches of 4 -5 projects. The majority of the projects include a major upgrade of an existing TAFE NSW building, each project is approximately 400 – 500m2 with a project value of $3-6m for new builds. The CLC design is based on a standard ‘kit of parts’ which is laid out in each project to suit local environmental, operational and built conditions. These new Connected Learning Centres provide more choice for students and employers, better access and convenient training in the towns where they work and live, supported by digital technologies. The initial roll out included refurbishment of existing buildings in Tenterfield, Glen Innes, Quirindi, Coonabarabran and Singleton. These projects transformed existing building stock into new technology enabled Connected Learning Centres. Additional new facilities have now been completed in Bourke, Bega, Narrandera, Deniliquin, Corowa, Grenfell, Scone, Yamba and Murwillumbah and we are working on projects in Byron Bay, Cobar, Nambucca Heads and Tomaree.
|Cost||$3-5 million per project|