Armidale has been chosen as the home of the new headquarters for TAFE
NSW Digital, providing state-of-the-art learning experiences for TAFE
NSW students across the state.
Deputy Premier and Minister for Skills, John Barilaro, and Member for
the Northern Tablelands, Adam Marshall, made the announcement on
Tuesday 22 November at TAFE NSW Armidale campus, proving that
technology can trump the tyranny of distance when it comes to digital
jobs and learning.
TAFE NSW Digital will be responsible for developing digital,
world-leading content for use throughout TAFE NSW's footprint.
"The amount of students taking up online learning with TAFE NSW
continues to grow and we are focusing our resources on meeting the
demands of students," Mr Barilaro said.
"Students now want convenient and accessible training anywhere,
anytime - it could be face-to-face, online, in the workplace, or a
blend of all three."
Member for the Northern Tablelands, Adam Marshall, said he was
excited that Armidale has been identified as the site for the new TAFE
NSW Digital headquarters which will bring up to 40 new local jobs.
"Armidale will become a central edu-tech hub with streamlined
course content development, innovative and compatible opportunities
for local Industries, and local partnerships with businesses in the
region," Mr Marshall said.
"The region already has an impressive reputation for its
educational facilities, and the addition of the new TAFE NSW Digital
headquarters is great news for the future of Armidale."
The Deputy Premier and Managing Director for TAFE NSW Jon Black also
announced the appointment of Megan Aitken as General Manager for the
TAFE NSW Digital headquarters.
The creation of TAFE Digital marks an important milestone in the One
TAFE reforms which will see TAFE NSW become more efficient, modern and
build on its well-recognised and respected reputation for delivering