2015 Victorian Budget - Chisholm welcomes budget investments for TAFE and our students
Chisholm welcomes the news delivered as part of the State government budget announcement to invest in TAFE as part of a strong commitment to education in Victoria. This announcement includes $300 million in funding to support TAFE institutes to prosper as well as funding to support young people and address workforce needs.
“We welcome the investment into the sector, and look forward to realising the opportunities offered to the local community and industry, particularly through the TAFE Back to Work Fund” said Maria Peters, CEO of Chisholm. “The TAFE Back to Work fund provides the opportunity for institute’s such as Chisholm to work with local industry to create training to meet workforce needs in key employment areas.”
It is also pleasing to see a key component of the TAFE funding provides for capital projects. Chisholm is fortunate to be the recipient of some of this funding to redevelop its Frankston campus. The redevelopment will create world class innovative training facilities and learning spaces for its students and industry partners, support education and training that lead to employment as well as catering for higher education delivery.
As Chisholm is one of the largest trade delivery TAFE institutes in Victoria, it is also heartening to see that eligible apprentices will be able to apply for a 50 per cent discount on their vehicle registration.
In addition, further funding for Local Learning and Employment Networks (LLEN) is very important for young people in our region. Chisholm has a strong, collaborative relationship with our three key regional LLEN’s and looks forward to continuing to work with them to assist young people in our local communities transition into study and work.
“Chisholm recognises that the training market is important to the Victorian economy and through the provision of quality, responsive education and training service is addressing the growing needs of industry, youth and our local community. This funding support will further enhance our capacity to do this into the future” said Maria Peters. “We look forward to working with our Minister, the Hon Steve Herbert, Minister for Training and Skills, and the state government, to ensure Chisholm remains a strong, quality TAFE provider in Melbourne’s south east.
Chisholm is the 2014 Australian and Victorian Large Training Provider of the Year with 40,000 students annually.
Chisholm offers over 400 courses across seven locations in South-East Melbourne, Bass Coast and the Mornington Peninsula as well as via Chisholm Online and in the workplace.