The Government has committed $50 million over two years from 2020-21 to 2021-22 for the Revitalising TAFE Campuses Across Australia program, in partnership with state and territory governments. This initiative aims to improve vocational education infrastructure ensuring TAFEs are equipped to deliver training to the standards expected by industry and students.
TAFE plays a valuable role in supporting people to skill, reskill or upskill. In recognition, the Government will invest $25 million in 2020-21 and $25 million in 2021-22 through the initiative, to support small infrastructure projects such as building and construction works to expand, upgrade or refurbish TAFE facilities and buildings, purchasing or upgrading specialist-training equipment, and investing in technological infrastructure.
From April 2020, state and territory governments submitted proposals for consideration. Through a competitive merit process, funding was awarded to high quality proposals that demonstrated the greatest value for money, industry support and potential for improving the quality of training delivery to meet industry needs.
The Revitalising TAFE Campuses Across Australia National Partnership Project Agreement and the individual state project summaries that have been entered into to date can be accessed on the Council on Federal Financial Relations website.