What is the Victorian Tunnelling Centre?
The Victorian Tunnelling Centre is a dedicated training facility that will focus on developing the skills of Victoria’s and Australia’s current and future tunnelling workforce.
Due to open in the second half of 2019, the Victorian Tunnelling Centre will be located at Holmesglen’s new Drummond Street, Chadstone campus.
Who is involved in the Victorian Tunnelling Centre?
Rail Projects Victoria
(RPV), the Victorian Government body responsible for the delivery of the Metro Tunnel
Project, along with the North-East Link Authority and the West Gate Tunnel Authority, are investing in the Victorian Tunnelling Centre to develop the next generation of tunnelling professionals and support the Victorian Government’s pipeline of infrastructure projects.
Holmesglen Institute, a leader in civil and tunnelling training in Victoria, will manage and operate the centre.
The Metro Tunnel Project’s managing contractor Cross Yarra Partnership (CYP) will work closely with Holmesglen Institute and RPV to ensure industry requirements are incorporated into the Centre.
Why is the Centre needed?
The Centre will support Victoria’s growing construction and engineering industry by training and upskilling the local workforce in underground construction and tunnelling.
When is the Centre due to open?
Construction of the Centre is due to commence in 2019 and will open later in that year.
What sort of training will be available at the Centre?
The Victorian Tunnelling Centre will offer a number of training and workforce development opportunities for people working on or looking to work for the Victoria’s Government’s tunnelling infrastructure projects.
This training will include:
- Simulated Tunnelling Training
- Trade Apprenticeship and Traineeship programs in Infrastructure areas such as Certificate III in Civil Construction (General and Tunnelling) and other trade qualifications
- Pre-employment training programs – For people requiring work ready training to prepare themselves for a career in the construction industry.
- All accredited training such as working at heights, confined space, first aid, Construction Induction card (white card) etc.
- Unaccredited procedural training in Tunnel entry and Safety Awareness.
How is it funded?
The construction of the Victorian Tunnelling Centre is funded by the State Government through Rail Projects Victoria (RPV), formerly known as Melbourne Metro Rail Authority, North-East Link Authority and West Gate Authority.
Where is it located?
The Tunnelling Centre will be located at Holmesglen’s Drummond Street Campus, 41 Drummond Street, Chadstone, VIC, 3148.
How do I register my interest for future training?
Expressions of interest are now open please submit the online expression of interest form