Connected Learning Centre triples course numbers in Corowa

Published on 11 July 2018

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Vocational education and training in Corowa is set to receive a massive boost through the new multi-million dollar TAFE NSW Connected Learning Centre (CLC).

At a sneak peek of the new, multi-million dollar facility, Member for Albury Greg Aplin announced the TAFE NSW Corowa Connected Learning Centre has significantly increased the number of courses available in Semester Two.

“The multi-million dollar Corowa CLC has more than tripled the number of courses available to local students compared to the existing TAFE campus, and enrolments are open now,” Mr Aplin said.

“I’m particularly excited because this is the first time courses such as the Statement of Attainment in Drone Essentials, Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care, Certificate IV in Commercial Cookery and Diploma in Business Administration will be available to students in Corowa. Importantly, these expanded course offerings – with the promise of more to come in the future– reduce the need for students to travel, so our young people can stay here in the local community. This is an absolute game changer for local education delivery and demonstrates how the NSW Government is delivering for Corowa.”

Federation Council Mayor Pat Bourke said the benefits of the centre would extend outside the classroom and into the community.

“If they’re trained or taught at home it’s a bit like the rural doctors situation, people who enjoy the rural situation can stay and live happily in the Federation region,” he said.

“Our future is looking good and a facility such as this will only add to it.”

CLCs are one of the key initiatives of the NSW Government’s One TAFE NSW reforms which will enable TAFE NSW to deliver modern, flexible and industry relevant training across regional NSW. CLCs will be able to connect students to the TAFE NSW network of flexibly delivered courses across the State, enabling a wider range of training to be delivered in regional areas.

The Corowa CLC will be open five days a week and students will continue to have access to practical training, teachers and support services they need to complete their courses.