Gippsland TAFE to train NBN workers

The Central Gippsland Institute of TAFE in Victoria will upgrade some of its training facilities to prepare students for jobs helping to construct the $43 billion National Broadband Network, the Federal Government announced today.

in brief The Central Gippsland Institute of TAFE in Victoria will upgrade some of its training facilities to prepare students for jobs helping to construct the $43 billion National Broadband Network, the Federal Government announced today.

The TAFE will receive $16.15 million from the recent budget to upgrade its existing telecommunications, gas and electricity training yard at its Chadstone campus, build three new technology training classrooms, and construct a new fibre-optic training room, according to a statement issued by Prime Minister Kevin Rudd's office this afternoon.

The statement said the TAFE was one of a few institutions which specialised in telecommunications and energy sector training facilities. The funding comes from the $934 million round two package of the Education Investment Fund, and is one of a number of facilities that will receive similar NBN training.

The TAFE itself will also throw a further $3 million into the project.