The NSW Government today announced a major milestone in the delivery of TAFE NSW’s Byron Bay Connected Learning Centre, with a site selected for the construction of the modern, digitally-enabled facility.
Local Nationals Member of the Legislative Council Ben Franklin said after extensive community consultation the new Connected Learning Centre will be conveniently located on Lot 12, Bayshore Drive.
“This new state-of-the-art facility will be close to retail businesses and local public transport in a precinct set aside for community use,” Mr Franklin said.
“This is the first full-time permanent TAFE NSW campus in Byron Bay, building on previous on-the-job training delivery.”
Connected Learning Centres are a key initiative of the NSW Government’s One TAFE reforms, which provide people in regional towns with access to modern and industry relevant training.
The facilities utilise interactive, digitally-enabled, multi-purpose learning environments to deliver world-class learning opportunities.
Minister for Skills and Tertiary Education Geoff Lee said the Connected Learning Centre will play a central role in skilling the workforce in Byron Bay and supporting its growth as a major centre on the NSW North Coast.
“The facility will support the NSW Government’s commitment to delivering skills and jobs across regional NSW and will supercharge vocational education and training in Byron Bay through increased access to teachers, support services, and the latest learning technologies,” Mr Lee said.
“By leveraging TAFE NSW’s state-wide network of campuses and courses, the Byron Bay Connected Learning Centre will significantly expand educational opportunities and improve local job outcomes.”
TAFE NSW will announce specific course offerings in time for semester 1, 2022.
Construction of the TAFE NSW Byron Bay Connected Learning Centre is scheduled to commence in late 2021.
For more information, visit www.tafensw.edu.au/clc.