People from the Bay will be able to access the training they need to get a job and get ahead with the NSW Government announcing that a brand new TAFE will be built in Batemans Bay.
Member for Bega Andrew Constance was today joined by Minister responsible for TAFE NSW Adam Marshall for the announcement.
“Today’s announcement is an absolute game-changer for Batemans Bay,” Mr Constance said.
Above: Minister responsible for TAFE NSW Adam Marshall making the announcement.
“Batemans Bay has never had a fully-fledged TAFE campus of its own, meaning locals have either had to travel to Moruya, Ulladulla or even further afield to complete their studies.
“But that’s about to change with the Liberals set to construct a multi-million dollar new TAFE campus right here, offering locals a broad array of study options.
“We’ve got a thriving economy and a growing population so it just makes sense that we would build a new TAFE to offer more locals the opportunity to complete their studies and get a job.
“Having a new TAFE in Batemans Bay is great news for the area as a whole. It’s going to complement our thriving TAFE campus in Moruya and provide teachers and students stronger opportunities to work and study right here locally.”
Mr Marshall said the new campus would take TAFE’s presence on the far south coast to a whole new level.
“This new TAFE is going to revolutionise training and job opportunities in Batemans Bay and the far south coast,” Mr Marshall said.
“Batemans Bay TAFE will allow locals to tap into TAFE’s state-wide network of campuses and courses, ensuring they can complete the training they need to get a job and get ahead.
“The new campus will be equipped with the best in technology, meaning locals will be able to access a far broader range of courses than what would normally be available.
“Country people deserve the same quality access to TAFE as their peers in the city. Today’s announcement is a significant step in levelling the playing field and giving the people of Batemans Bay the TAFE presence they deserve.”
"The Liberals & Nationals have already delivered 14 new or upgraded TAFE campuses in regional NSW since 2017. These campuses have on average tripled course offerings (compared to an existing facility) and more than doubled student enrolments,” Mr Marshall said.