Members Statement: Victoria University Werribee East campus

Mr PALLAS (Treasurer) — I rise to inform the house of the exciting plans to reopen Victoria University’s Werribee East campus. This is what happens when governments invest in the big projects that Victoria needs and in the people we need to make them happen.

The Victoria University TAFE division will train hundreds of workers in the skills that they need to take up jobs on the West Gate tunnel, an outstanding project that will serve the growing western suburbs of Melbourne and will ensure that not only skills and economic opportunity are provided for but travel times are substantially improved. This includes through the TAFE a certificate III in civil construction, identified as a free priority TAFE course by the Andrews Labor government so that cost is never a barrier to finding meaningful work.