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SMALL HOUSE, BIG IMPACT: TAFE NSW students build house for charity


SMALL HOUSE, BIG IMPACT: TAFE NSW students build house for charity

TAFE NSW Building Design, Carpentry, Plumbing, and Electrotechnology students are applying the final touches to the construction of a two-bedroom house to be auctioned in support of the Sydney Children’s Hospitals Foundation.

The house will be relocated to the HIA Home Show (no mean feat, involving a crane and truck to lift and transport the abode) on 9 March for display and auction later that week.

The Provident Project Management – House that Youth Built has seen the group of students construct a compact two-bedroom house, under the guidance of PBS Building. The meticulously crafted 2-bedroom home was created using plans developed by students from Western Sydney University

TAFE NSW Team Leader Building, Tom Hore said the project is a wonderful initiative for the students, as not only has it given them the opportunity to use the hands-on skills they’re learning on a real project, it is also for a great cause.

“Working on a real life project like this gives the TAFE NSW students the opportunity to further develop their skills that will translate directly into the workforce.

“The House that Youth Built project has been the culmination of months of work, involving TAFE NSW apprentices from all trades working together as they would do in the workplace. We’ve had some incredible building materials donors and we’re incredibly impressed with how the final product is shaping up. The owner of the home will possess a beautifully crafted living space, with even the tiniest of details thoughtfully planned,” said Mr Hore.

Nicola Stokes, CEO of Sydney Children’s Hospitals Foundation said, “It is wonderful to see apprentices from TAFE NSW, students from Western Sydney University, business owners such as PBS Building and Provident Project Management and the Ideal Home Show come together to support a project which will make a fundamental difference in the lives of sick kids.

“The sale of the house will raise funds to support The Children’s Hospital at Westmead and Sydney Children’s Hospital, Randwick. I find it inspiring to think that a house designed and built by young people will in turn help to save and change the lives of other young people”.

The house will be auctioned at the HIA Home Show at 3pm on Sunday 15 March by Chief Auctioneer of McGrath Estate Agents; Scott Kennedy Green. Scott is recognised as one of Australia’s finest auctioneers, and auctioneer on the hit television series The Block.

Proceeds raised will go to purchase vital signs monitors for the Sydney Children’s Hospitals Foundation.

To find out more about studying building design and architecture courses in 2020, visit TAFE NSW to learn more or call 131 601.

Media contact: Alice Dalley, TAFE NSW Media and Communications Business Partner,, 0402 528 210.