Kingscliff TAFE's upgrade is underway. It includes a new student support centre. Photo: Supplied
Kingscliff TAFE's upgrade is underway. It includes a new student support centre. Photo: Supplied

Tafe a hive of activity in $9million campus upgrade

THE NORTH Coast Institute of TAFE is normally a busy place, but with several new buildings recently completed or still under construction the institute has been a hive of activity the last few months.

Already completed are new beauty rooms and a salon, an automotive building and student learning centre are also at different stages of construction.

The existing Caldera Restaurant has had major refurbishments as well and  Campus Manager Colette said the work would allow for more specific training amongst other things.

"The refurbishments of the Caldera Restaurant has transformed this space into a wonderful function room that is used to hold regular restaurant nights and frequent community events hosted by our cookery and hospitality students.," she said.

"Our new facilities include a wine cellar, bakery and barista equipment that will allow for more specialised training in these areas."

The Campus upgrade as a whole involves an investment of around $9 million and provides employment to local contractors and supports development of new skills in green building techniques.

More apprentices and trainees will come through the gates of the facility as a result of the upgrades, something that can only benefit the Tweed. 



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