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.