Local plumbers plying their trade will have access to a new training sandpit as a part of a $3 million NSW Government investment at TAFE NSW Goulburn.

Member for Goulburn Wendy Tuckerman said the NSW Government is committed to delivering the facilities and equipment TAFE NSW Goulburn needs to train a pipeline of future workers for the Southern Tablelands.

“This latest investment brings the NSW Government’s total funding in TAFE NSW Goulburn to almost $5 million in recent years, paving the way for students to ply their trade and boost their skills before entering the workforce,” Mrs Tuckerman said.

“With demand for plumbers in the Southern Tablelands expected to grow by 7.6 per cent over the next three years, this investment will target around $550,000 for a new plumbing sandpit to train a pipeline of future workers.

“Other campuses in the Southern Tablelands will also benefit from the NSW Government’s statewide investment program, with TAFE NSW Yass set to receive $40,000 in upgraded facilities and equipment including new welding machines to support trades training.”

Minister for Skills and Training Alister Henskens said the NSW Government is leading the nation in supporting people to get the skills they need for the jobs they want, which is helping grow the economy, securing a brighter future for the people of NSW.

“TAFE NSW trains 45 per cent of government funded TAFE students in Australia. It is the nation’s largest and best training provider, and we have invested record funding in TAFE NSW to ensure it continues to deliver a pipeline of skilled and job-ready workers,” Mr Henskens said.

“Our record skills budget is delivering more fee-free training which is helping people find in-demand jobs and contributing to NSW’s low unemployment rate.”

For more information about courses available at TAFE NSW Goulburn, visit www.tafensw.edu.au.