$2 MILLION AUTOMATION TECH UPGRADE FOR EAGLE FARM TAFE

25 Mar 2019

A Shorten Labor Government will upgrade electro technology and engineering workshops at Eagle Farm TAFE – ensuring Queensland students have access to high quality training for the jobs of the future.

SENATOR THE HON DOUG CAMERON
SHADOW MINISTER FOR HOUSING AND HOMELESSNESS
SHADOW MINISTER FOR SKILLS, TAFE AND APPRENTICESHIPS
SENATOR FOR NEW SOUTH WALES

 
DR PAUL NEWBURY
LABOR CANDIDATE FOR BRISBANE
 
$2 MILLION AUTOMATION TECH UPGRADE FOR EAGLE FARM TAFE
 

A Shorten Labor Government will upgrade electro technology and engineering workshops at Eagle Farm TAFE – ensuring Queensland students have access to high quality training for the jobs of the future.
 
The $2 million Automation Technology Training upgrade will ensure TAFE Queensland’s Eagle Farm campus maintains its position as a lead provider of advanced manufacturing training.
 
Electrical, engineering and mechanical apprentices will be among those to benefit from the investment.
 
The Eagle Farm campus will become a centre of excellence in automation, robotics and mechatronics.
 
Cutting edge equipment such as programmable logic controllers and microprocessor equipped devices will be installed as part of the upgrade.
 
Located 15 minutes north of Brisbane’s CBD near the Trades Coast industrial area, the campus is in close proximity to key employment and population areas, as well as Brisbane Airport.
 
This investment will provide TAFE with the infrastructure needed to meet growing demand from industry for higher level skills in the automation sector.
 
Labor is committed to rebuilding TAFE and investing in apprenticeships to ensure Australian students have the skills they need to get jobs in new industries and with new technologies.
 
Queensland State Labor is investing more than $85 million to redevelop TAFE campuses across the State. This includes more than $2 million for state-of-the-art simulated welding systems and they have provided free TAFE for year 12 graduates on 160 high priority courses including at Eagle Farm.
 
Federal Labor’s candidate for Brisbane, Dr Paul Newbury, said large Queensland-based manufacturers will be among those to benefit from having highly trained electrical, instrumentation and automation tradespeople.
 
Mr Newbury said Labor’s plan will also give TAFE Queensland the capability to respond to the requirements of a broader range of industries including those requiring automation robotics and mechatronics.
 
The Eagle Farm upgrade is part of Federal Labor’s $100 million Building TAFE for the Future Fund aimed at revitalising TAFE campuses across Australia.

Labor’s plans to restore TAFE as the foundation skills and training provider across the country and is committed to ensuring at least two thirds of all government funding for vocational education will go to TAFE.

A Shorten Labor Government will also waive upfront fees for 100,000 students to attend TAFE and conduct a once in a generation national inquiry into the post-secondary education system within the first 100 days of being elected.

MONDAY 25 MARCH 2019

Authorised by Noah Carroll, ALP, Canberra.