Bendigo Kangan Institute New TAFE set to unleash talent in Melton

Bendigo Kangan Institute is proud to be selected by the Victorian Government as the delivery partner for the new $55 million Melton TAFE. 

This will be a transformative project for the fast-growing Melton area which is one of the youngest regions in Australia and currently without access to a TAFE campus, close to home. 

Bendigo Kangan Institute CEO Sally Curtain thanked the Victorian Government for their investment and confidence in the organisation, to lead the Melton TAFE project as part of its metropolitan TAFE brand, Kangan Institute.  

“We thank the Victorian Government for the opportunity to partner with them to make skills and training more accessible to Melton residents through a new Kangan Institute campus.

“Kangan Institute already serves as the largest provider of vocational education and training to the Melton region, with up to 25% of students at our Broadmeadows campus coming from the area. 

“Our experience in the north-west growth region means we are well positioned to work closely with local community, industry and schools to address current and future skills needs through the new Melton campus.”

The Victorian Government’s vision for the $55 million Kangan Institute Melton campus is to establish a dedicated construction skills and training facility capable of supporting up to 600 students per year. 

“Our new Melton campus will benefit from Kangan Institute’s existing capabilities in construction as demonstrated at our Trades and Skills Centre at Broadmeadows, which accommodates up to 3,500 students each year,” said Ms Curtain.  

“This initiative will also be aligned with the neighbouring Kangan Institute Sunbury campus, which is another project we are delivering in partnership with the Victorian Government. 

“Together, these projects will provide more in demand training opportunities to major growth areas, contributing to the future workforce and helping to address critical skills shortages in the state.”   

Kangan Institute has a strong record of delivering capital projects on time and within budget to a leading industry standard, including the Broadmeadows Trades and Skills Centre ($6.8 million), the Essendon Health Hub ($2 million) which opened in the last two years.  Work is also well progressed on the Broadmeadows Health and Community Centre of Excellence, a $60 million project set for completion in time for the 2025 teaching year.

Recognised as a leader in TAFE campus development with a swathe of awards for recent projects, Kangan Institute is committed to transformational campus design.  

“We aim to create inclusive and culturally sensitive places that inspire and meet the needs of the communities we serve, striving for environmental sustainability and with a focus on social procurement outcomes,” said Ms Curtain.  

“Our vision for the Melton campus is for it to be seamlessly integrated within the local community and its industry. We look forward to working with Melton City Council and forging new community partnerships to build this campus in line with the long-term vision for the city and its substantial growth.   

“Most importantly, we are excited at the prospect of making a lasting impact in the lives of people in the Melton region as they plan for their future.” 

Quotes attributable to Minister for Skills and TAFE Gayle Tierney

"As Melton grows, we’re making sure people have access to great training opportunities, close to home – and Bendigo Kangan Institute’s new campus will deliver best practice training in the construction fields, without students having to travel long distances.”

“We look forward to working closely with Bendigo Kangan Institute to deliver a fit-for-purpose campus that will meet the skills needs of Victoria’s inner west.”

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