TAFE Rescue Fund
The Victorian Government is committed to rebuilding and growing the TAFE sector. To support the TAFE sector, the Government established the $320 million TAFE Rescue Fund. The Fund will be used to:
- re-open closed TAFE campuses
- upgrade TAFE buildings, workshops and labs
- provide cash support where necessary
The Fund includes $220 million of output funding and $100 million of asset funding. The funding will be allocated over five years from 2014-15 to 2018-19.
$50 million in Community Service funding has been allocated to the
sector in 2015–16 to help pay for vital programs that support some of the
most disadvantaged members of our community who face barriers to training, and
to support vital training in regional communities.
|Bendigo Kangan Institute||$2.81 million|
|Box Hill Institute||$3.69 million|
|Chisholm Institute||$3.50 million|
|The Gordon||$5.13 million|
|Holmesglen Institute||$3.49 million|
|Melbourne Polytechnic||$5.49 million|
|William Angliss Institute||$3.35 million|
|Federation Training||$3.79 million|
|South West TAFE||$2.90 million|
|Wodonga TAFE||$2.00 million|
|Federation University||$1.00 million|
|RMIT University||$1.20 million|
|Swinburne University||$1.00 million|
|Victoria University||$2.40 million|
first $20 million in output funding to support seven financially stressed or
vulnerable TAFE institutes was announced in February 2015.
|Bendigo Kangan Institute||To retain and redeploy staff||$2.2 million|
|Federation Training||To establish a new student support team to help keep at risk learners engage, and to refocus course offerings to better meet local training needs||$2.5 million|
|Melbourne Polytechnic||To retain and redeploy staff as part of the institute’s turnaround strategy||$4.0 million|
|South West TAFE||To support the ongoing provision of high-quality training across the region||$4.0 million|
|SuniTAFE||To rebuild and grow operations and training delivery, and reduce the need for staff redundancies||$4.0 million|
|William Angliss Institute||To help rebuild cash reserves||$2.0 million|
|GOTAFE ||To rebuild, retain staff, grow operations and training delivery, and reduce the need for staff redundancies||$1.3 million|
To date, $65.8 million of the $100 million of asset funding has been committed to the following projects:
|Bendigo Kangan Institute||To support the expansion of agricultural training at its Charleston Rd campus in Bendigo.||$7.8 million|
|Federation University Australia||To support an industry hub at the Ballarat campus||$5.0 million|
|Melbourne Polytechnic||To reopen the Greensborough campus||$10.0 million|
|Swinburne University||To reopen the Lilydale campus and build a new facility for Melba Support Services||$10.0 million|
|Chisholm Institute||To support the redevelopment of the Frankston campus||$25.0 million|
|Holmesglen Institute||To develop a new student hub at the Moorabbin campus||$8.0 million|
TAFE Funding Boost
The Victorian Government is committed to ensuring Victorians have access to training that leads to jobs and meets the needs of the changing economy.
The Fund provides an additional $50 million boost to TAFEs to bolster training levels. The Fund aims to support TAFEs to:
- rebuild and deliver vital training, including apprenticeships and traineeships
- better meet the employment needs of the local community and industries by providing relevant skills.
The Fund will help TAFEs to be in a better financial position now and in the future, and to focus on growing training delivery across Victoria.
The Victorian Government announced this funding in October 2015 and has allocated funding to 12 TAFEs.
|Bendigo Kangan Institute||$2.0 million|
|Box Hill Institute||$6.9 million|
Chisholm Institute||$1.6 million|
|The Gordon||$6.2 million|
|Holmesglen Institute||$1.3 million|
|Melbourne Polytechnic||$15.3 million|
William Angliss Institute||$1.9 million|
|Federation Training||$1.8 million|
South West TAFE||$1.0 million|
|Wodonga TAFE||$3.7 million|
TAFE Back to Work Fund
The Victorian Government’s Back to Work Plan aims to create 100,000 new jobs in Victoria. The TAFE Back to Work Fund will support TAFE institutes to help meet the jobs target by delivering training that leads to jobs. The Fund will provide one-off grants to TAFE institutes.
The aim of the Fund is to:
- assist in the financial repair of the TAFE sector, lay the groundwork for a more solid financial footing and improve financial sustainability for the longer term
- ensure ongoing support to local industry and communities with training that aligns to industry skills needs that directly support the Back to Work Plan, including the Back to Work Scheme.
The Fund will help TAFE institutes to be in a better financial position now and in the future. It will provide them with the resources they need to enhance training outcomes, align and grow their training in areas of community and industry need, such as the six key growth sectors identified in the Government’s Back to Work Plan.
Applications closed on 27 April 2015 and the Government has announced funding for the following successful projects:
|Bendigo Kangan Institute||Real jobs pre-apprenticeship program
To expand automotive after sales support training delivery and provide student orientated employment services to address skills shortages and employer recruitment issues in Melbourne and central Victoria in partnership with Toyota.
|Delivery of new jobs in the health sector
To develop new and expanded training delivery in health support services in the Bendigo region.
|Box Hill Institute||Jobs engagement team|
To support new training delivery in the emerging areas of 3D manufacturing and cyber security through collaboration and partnerships with industry groups and employers.
|Chisholm Institute & Holmesglen Institute ||Jobs for unemployed young people in south east Melbourne|
To provide VET training to 300 unemployed young people with senior secondary or equivalent VET qualifications to help them in the transition to work or further study with the Brotherhood of St Laurence.
|Chisholm Institute||Competitive systems and sales|
To deliver new training products in areas of jobs growth within niche advanced engineering industries.
|Contemporary food and cleaning in health|
To deliver training in hospital services such as food management to meet changing business needs, practices and standards.
| $0.49 million|
|Vinyl design and application|
To deliver training that responds to new and emerging technology in the sign writing industry.
| $0.71 million |
To deliver training and delivery programs in the new and emerging industry of pre-fabricated construction and the use of alternative and/or recycled building materials
| $0.69 million|
|Federation Training||Co-location partnership with Gunaikurnai Land & Waters Aboriginal Corporation (GLAWAC)|
To re-open and invest in the Forestech campus in east Gippsland and deliver conservation and land management training to Koori students.
|Paddock to plate|
To deliver training that connects horticulture and hospitality in the Gippsland region, at upgraded agricultural facilities at Bairnsdale, Morwell and Leongatha.
Training delivery that supports the modernising and standardisation of apprenticeship and traineeships in western Victoria through blended learning.
|GOTAFE||Youth unemployment in Hume region|
To expand student support and employment services to address youth unemployment and disengagement in the Hume region.
|Next generation dairy jobs|
To design new educational content that supports online delivery to domestic and international markets in partnership with Dairy Australia.
Transition displaced electrical workers to telecommunications and new energy jobs|
To deliver a pilot program to reskill retrenched and displaced electrical workers in new telecommunications and energy technologies.
New training pathways for building surveying|
To deliver diplomas, advanced diplomas and cadetships in building surveying supported by new recruitment programs, new and flexible delivery models and pathways for workers across Victoria.
|Melbourne Polytechnic||Aged care allied health and social assistance skills gap and demand|
To realign training programs to meet areas of emerging demand in the health sector focussing on aged and allied health related industries.
|South West TAFE||Core Skills for Work|
To deliver a rolling program of 12 month traineeships to build employability skills in Victoria's south west focussing on administration and office functions and personal services.
|SuniTAFE||Centralised Curriculum and Vocational Placement|
To develop new courses, expand delivery options and develop vocational placement opportunities for existing courses in the solar, almond and biomass industries.
New energy technology and construction technology|
To support unemployed people and retrenched workers in Melbourne's outer east by providing relevant VET training in new energy and construction technology, direct access to employers, and tailored workplace support.
Building design and construction flagship program|
To develop and test a flagship program in the building design and construction industry in the Geelong region that includes the recruitment of specialists to work with businesses to identify and respond to their skills needs.
Health science and community care flagship program|
To develop and test a flagship program in the health science and community care in the Geelong region that includes the recruitment of specialists to work with businesses to identify respond to their skills needs.
|Victoria University||Youthspark IT Career Pathways|
To establish the Youthspark IT Career Pathways program to allow Victoria University to partner with Infoxchange in collaboration with Microsoft, to deliver the program, which will address a skills gap in the IT industry.
|William Angliss Institute||Regional tourism employability program|
To develop and deliver a suite of high quality industry driven training programs in hospitality, tourism and events in regional Victoria to encourage regional student retention. In partnership with SuniTAFE and South West TAFE.
|International hotel school|
To establish the Angliss International Hotel School, offering a defined pathway from diploma to degree in hotel management, enhanced by internship placement -opportunities with industry partners.
| $1.74 million|
Employment support and skills centre model|
To establish a student employment program to address the problems of youth and long term unemployment in Wodonga.
TAFE Structural Adjustment Fund
In 2013, the previous Victorian Government established the TAFE Structural Adjustment Fund. The previous Government announced the following allocations from the TAFE Structural Adjustment Fund:
|Bendigo Kangan Institute||To support the integration of Bendigo TAFE and Kangan Institute and the development of a Centre of Excellence in Health and Human Services in Bendigo, subject to a business case.||$63.65 million|
|Box Hill Institute||To establish a new TAFE training hub in Lilydale.||$2.25 million|
|Federation Training and Federation University Australia||To support the integration of Advance TAFE and the Central Gippsland Institute of TAFE (GippsTAFE) to form Federation Training, and form a partnership between Federation training and Federation University Australia.||$40.2 million|
|Melbourne Polytechnic||To support business transformation initiatives.||$19 million|
|South West TAFE||To support business transformation initiatives.||$7.745 million|
|SuniTAFE||To boost the delivery of skills training, and enhance facilities at SuniTAFE’s Mildura and Swan Hill campuses.||$8.98 million|
|SuniTAFE, GOTAFE and Wodonga TAFE||To better meet their regions’ skills needs, including expanding blended learning solutions.||$5.9 million|
|The Gordon||To work with South West TAFE to expand blended learning delivery across Geelong and the South West of Victoria.||$4.7 million|
|William Angliss Institute||To support business transformation and blended learning initiatives||$12.1 million|
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