Prime Minister of Australia visits Holmesglen
Holmesglen Institute has welcomed Australia’s Prime Minister, the Hon. Anthony Albanese MP, to its multi-million-dollar Victorian Tunnelling Centre at Drummond Street campus.
The visit, understood to be the first tour of a Victorian TAFE by a Prime Minister, confirms Holmesglen’s place as a national leader in infrastructure and building training.
Mr Albanese, joined by fellow minsters and special guests, toured the Australian-first Centre –and explored its state-of-the-art facilities.
One of only three specialist tunnelling training sites in the world, the Victorian Tunnelling Centre is training thousands of local workers to support the state’s largest-ever infrastructure projects, which include the Metro Tunnel, West Gate Tunnel and North East Link projects.
The Prime Minister witnessed the innovative and interactive learning spaces that feature a life-sized tunnel and machine replica, seven-metre cutterhead, TAFE-exclusive four-motion bridge and gantry crane, and virtual reality training.
Mr Albanese was joined by Brendan O’Connor MP, Federal Minister for Skills and Training, Gayle Tierney, MP, State Minister for Training and Skills, Michelle Ananda-Rajah MP, State Member for Higgins, Carina Garland MP, State Member for Chisholm, Matt Fregon MP, State Member for Mount Waverley and Steve Dimopoulos MP, State Member for Oakleigh.
Holmesglen also welcomed guests from the Department of Education and the Office of TAFE Coordination and Delivery.
The Drummond Street campus has become a key education and industry hub for electrical services infrastructure, civil construction, industrial skills and workplace health and safety.
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