LABOR TO INVEST $1.4 MILLION IN WHITSUNDAY TAFE UPGRADE

30 Apr 2019

A Shorten Labor Government invest $1.4 million to upgrade TAFE Queensland’s Whitsunday campus in a major boost for the region’s tourism and resort industry.

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

 

BELINDA HASSAN  

LABOR CANDIDATE FOR DAWSON 

 

LABOR TO INVEST $1.4 MILLION IN WHITSUNDAY TAFE UPGRADE 

 

A Shorten Labor Government invest $1.4 million to upgrade TAFE Queensland’s Whitsunday campus in a major boost for the region’s tourism and resort industry.  

 

This election is a choice between Labor’s plan for better investment in skills, TAFE and apprenticeships, or bigger tax loopholes for the top end of town under the LNP. 

 

The Whitsundays are a major tourism and travel destination, and local businesses require highly trained staff and significant investment for this to continue. 

 

New equipment is required to produce graduates who can work at the high-end of the market both nationally and internationally. 

 

The Whitsunday campus is strategically located to cope with increased economic development within the tourism industry. 

 

Courses expected to benefit from investment include Certificates II and III in Hospitality, Certificate II in Conservation and Land Management and the Diploma in Hospitality Management. 

  

The Whitsunday community has been significantly impacted by recent natural disaster events and the upgrade will also provide a boost to employment throughout the construction stage. 

 

Federal Labor has also committed to more than $1 billion in additional investment in TAFE and apprenticeships including waiving the up-front fees for 100,000 TAFE students. 

 

Labor has a plan 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 conduct a once in a generation inquiry into the post-secondary education system to identify and fix the problems created by the LNP. 

 

MONDAY, 29 APRIL 2019 

Authorised by Noah Carroll, ALP, Canberra.