Central Coast benefits from $100 million TAFE injection

Gosford, Ourimbah and Wyong TAFE campuses are set to benefit from a $100 million State-wide investment in improved facilities and new equipment.

Minister for Skills and Tertiary Education Geoff Lee said more than 140 campuses across NSW would receive funding for plant and teaching equipment upgrades and programmed maintenance.


“The NSW Government has already committed $160 million to reskill 100,000 people as part of its Skilling for Recovery initiative. And now, we’re investing a further $100 million to provide state-of-the-art training facilities for the people of NSW,” Dr Lee said.


Parliamentary Secretary for the Central Coast and Member for Terrigal Adam Crouch said students and staff at local campuses would benefit from a safer learning and working environment.


“Plumbing, fire safety improvements and electrical work will be undertaken at each of our three local campuses,” Mr Crouch said.


“In addition, a range of brand new training equipment will also be purchased to ensure students have the best possible learning experience.


“Given the challenges of COVID-19, the NSW Government wants to ensure TAFE can assist people re-skill and re-train in the best way possible. Having new equipment is a key part of this.”


A share of the $100 million funding will be allocated for the following:

  • Gosford – pedistool dryers, two industrial gearboxes, nail chairs and large trolleys,
  • Ourimbah – a kitchen refurbishment, ice cream machine and commercial oven, and
  • Wyong – a hybrid vehicle, battery bank and electric hospital beds.