The GippsTAFE Academy is the latest project to be completed by GippsTAFE and has been in the works for a number of years. This multi-million dollar facility was funded by the Australian Government and Central Gippsland Institute of TAFE and is located in the heart of the Traralgon at the “T” intersection of the Princes Highway and the southern end of Franklin Street. The amazing facade and building interior were designed by SLAP Architects of Bairnsdale and constructed by Kirway Constructions, Traralgon.
The complex consists of a Flexible Learning and Innovation Room (FLAIR); general purpose classrooms; and student amenities including a “coffee/tea bar” style break area and, on the second floor, a larger cafe area connecting to an alfresco style decking space. Each of the classrooms will be equipped with touch screens, digital whiteboards and wireless connectivity, enabling students at the GippsTAFE Academy access to contemporary technology and learning resources.
The GippsTAFE Academy is a significant expansion for GippsTAFE and aims to increase access and opportunities for further study across the Gippsland region. The emphasis of this new facility is on the provision of higher education courses and pathways to university degrees through agreements with universities such as Monash University and the University of Ballarat.
The GippsTAFE Academy also includes an impressive conference centre with kitchen and breakout rooms available for hire by local businesses for meetings, teleconferencing and specialist training.
The building is also equipped to cater for the Gippsland Education and Transitional Training Centre (GETT), currently based in Morwell. This valuable community resource will benefit enormously from the extensive new facilities and improved accessibility to bus and rail services.
GippsTAFE Academy (Traralgon)