LABOR TO INVEST $5 MILLION FOR RYDE TAFE UPGRADE

8 May 2019

A Shorten Labor Government will invest $5 million to upgrade TAFE NSW’s Ryde Horticulture Campus.

SENATOR THE HON DOUG CAMERON 
SHADOW MINISTER FOR HOUSING AND HOMELESSNESS 
SHADOW MINISTER FOR SKILLS, TAFE AND APPRENTICESHIPS 
SENATOR FOR NEW SOUTH WALES
 
DR BRIAN OWLER
CANDIDATE FOR BENNELONG
 
LABOR TO INVEST $5 MILLION FOR RYDE TAFE UPGRADE 
 

A Shorten Labor Government will invest $5 million to upgrade TAFE NSW’s Ryde Horticulture Campus.
 
Ryde TAFE is a lead training provider in the horticulture, environmental management, hospitality and tourism industries.
 
Funding will be provided to upgrade landscape design studios, greens keeping facilities, computerised greenhouses and hospitality facilities.
 
Labor’s investment will provide much needed equipment and facilities to produce graduates who can work to the highest industry standards.
 
Labor will ensure specialist horticulture and landscaping skills are not being lost at a time when local major infrastructure projects are creating demand for them.
 
Major projects underway across Greater Western Sydney such as Western Sydney Airport demand skilled horticulturists and landscapers.
 
Course areas expected to benefit from investment include:

  • Environmental management.
  • Conservation and land management.
  • Horticulture and landscape design.
  • Travel, tourism and event management.

 
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.
 
If elected, a Shorten Labor Government will provide more than $1 billion in additional investment in TAFE, including:
 

  • $50 million for 10,000 pre-apprenticeship programs.
  • $83 million to support 20,000 adult apprentices.
  • $200 million Building TAFE for the Future Fund.
  • $380 million for 100,000 TAFE places with no upfront fees.
  • 334 million for 150,000 additional Apprentice Incentives.

 
A Shorten Labor Government will ensure 1 in every 10 jobs on major Commonwealth and defence projects are filled by an Australian apprentice.
 
We will conduct a once in a generation inquiry into the post-secondary education system to identify and fix the problems created by the Liberals.
 
Labor will also introduce an apprentice advocate who will work across all jurisdictions ensuring, safety, quality training and the well-being of apprentices across the country.
 
MONDAY, 6 MAY 2019 
Authorised by Noah Carroll, ALP, Canberra.