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TAFE NSW courses set to quadruple in Port Stephens


The new $7 million TAFE NSW Tomaree Connected Learning Centre (CLC) at Salamander Bay will more than quadruple course offerings for locals, Parliamentary Secretary for the Hunter Taylor Martin has announced.

Mr Martin said the new digitally-enabled Tomaree CLC is now taking enrolments for Semester 2 across more than 35 courses.

“This new state-of-the-art facility is offering locals a host of qualifications in growth industries for the first time, with many set to commence from July 12,” Mr Martin said.

“The NSW Government is investing in TAFE NSW to equip regional students with job-ready skills – and I look forward to seeing local students take advantage of the new and enhanced range of learning and course options in Port Stephens.

“Supported by the latest learning technologies and Mobile Training Units, the new multi-million-dollar Tomaree Connected Learning Centre will equip students with practical skills aligned to local skills needs.

“I urge locals to investigate how the TAFE NSW Tomaree Connected Learning Centre can future-proof their careers with world-class training.”

The courses offered through the TAFE NSW Connected Learning Centre reflect growing industries in the local community, with an emphasis on health and community services, tourism, creative design, hospitality, business, and technology.

Minister for Skills and Tertiary Education Geoff Lee said the new courses include a Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing), Certificate IV in Property Services (Real Estate), Diploma of Business, and a Diploma of Human Resources.

“The Tomaree Connected Learning Centre shows how TAFE NSW is evolving to meet the changing needs of students, local communities, businesses and industries in new and innovative ways,” Mr Lee said.

“CLCs are a key initiative of the NSW Government and offer students access to the latest learning technologies such as simulation and virtual reality, expert teachers both on and off-site, and personalised support services.”