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Mandurah TAFE to receive $9.17 million hospitality and tourism training centre

Mandurah’s South Metropolitan TAFE campus will receive a world-class hospitality and tourism training centre as apart of the Sate Governments WA Recovery Plan.

The $9.17 million facility is set to improve the greater Peel region’s capacity to train job-ready, highly skilled chefs, front of house staff, events management and tourism workers.

Premier Mark McGowan said skilled workers across a variety of trades and professions will be in high demand as the economy recovers from the COVID-19 crisis. 

“This world-class training facility will support the building of a highly skilled workforce in the greater Peel region across the hospitality and tourism industries,” Mr McGowan said

“The Rebuilding our TAFEs plan will help create a pipeline of jobs for Western Australians, ensuring the State rebounds from this pandemic stronger than ever.”

The upgrade is apart of a $167.3 million investment which will see five Western Australian TAFE colleges significantly improved.

Mandurah’s new state-of-the-art training facility will meet demand for more skilled workers and greater youth engagement in the region by expanding training options and the number of half-price courses available, as part of the State Government’s Lower fees, local skills initiative.

Education and training minister Sue Ellery said hospitality and tourism is a key area of employment for Western Australians. 

“Having people from WA trained in delivering top-class tourism and hospitality experiences will be crucial to the State’s economic recovery post COVID-19,” the education and training minister said. 

South Metropolitan TAFE’s Mandurah campus currently delivers half-price courses and fee-free skill sets in hospitality including a Certificate II in Kitchen Operations and the Commercial Kitchen Skill Set. 

The half-price courses are also targeted at job opportunities that relate to capital works initiatives such as the Rebuilding our TAFEs plan.

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