GippsTAFE opened its doors to the new $7 million Leongatha Campus in January 2011.
The new Leongatha campus offers modern and distinguished infrastructure and facilities. The campus offers a wide variety of innovative training and educational programs that have been implemented to support the needs of industries and individuals from the South Gippsland region.
The Campus features a purpose built training kitchen and restaurant – The Wild Flower Cafe, a purpose built training salon for hairdressing and beauty therapy and specialised nursing rooms. It also features interactive learning spaces and expanded computer facilities, an enhanced learning resource centre including library and forward thinking technology with, for example, Smartboards in every classroom.
GippsTAFE’s new state-of-the-art campus has already achieved an Australian first. The new campus facilities have been awarded the 5 Star Green Star Education Design v1 rating, making GippsTAFE the first TAFE in Australia to achieve such a rating. Dr Whitley acknowledged the valued contribution of architect Paul Morgan and building company Kirway Constructions to the success of this development.
The 5 Star Green Star rating represents ‘Australian Excellence’ in environmentally sustainable design and operation. GippsTAFE Chief Executive, Dr Peter Whitley said it was an outstanding achievement by the design and building team, as well as GippsTAFE staff, to be the first TAFE institution in Australia to earn the rating.
“GippsTAFE set out to make the Leongatha campus a model of sustainability as well as an effective and high technology learning centre,” Dr Whitley said. “This is proof that we have succeeded in the sustainability target and our staff and students are already finding it a wonderful place to work and learn.”
This GippsTAFE Leongatha Campus delivers a landmark building not just for Leongatha but also for South Gippsland. Not only does the Campus demonstrate GippsTAFE’s commitment to the area but more importantly strengthens the educational facilities in South Gippsland for students, the community and industry.
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