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TAFE NSW students build support for the Sydney Children’s Hospitals Foundation


TAFE NSW students build support for the Sydney Children’s Hospitals Foundation

Provident Project Management – House that Youth Built project

TAFE NSW Building Design, Carpentry, Plumbing, and Electrical students will be using the hands-on skills they have harnessed at TAFE NSW to construct a house in support of the Sydney Children’s Hospitals Foundation.

The Provident Project Management – House that Youth Built project will see the students begin construction on a two bedroom house early next year, under the guidance of PBS Building as well as input from design consultants and subcontractors. The house will then be transported to the Sydney HIA Home Show in March for auction, with all profits from the sale being donated to the Sydney Children’s Hospitals Foundation.

TAFE NSW Team Leader Building, Tom Hore, said the project is a wonderful initiative for the students to get involved with, as not only will it give 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 the construction of a house gives the TAFE NSW students, from across the building industry, the opportunity to come together and further develop their practical skills and work experience which will translate directly into the workforce.” said Mr Hore.

Seventeen year old Ethan Scotney, who is studying a Diploma of Building Design at TAFE NSW Ultimo and working on the house design provided by architecture students at Western Sydney University, said he has really enjoyed working on the project.

“Having the opportunity to work on the Provident Project Management – House that Youth Built project has been a really great hands-on experience. I’ve always loved designing and working with CAD software so it’s great to use what I’ve been learning at TAFE NSW to create something that is going to support others.

“During the process I have worked closely with my TAFE NSW teachers and the builders at PBS Building which has really helped me get the design right, and understand the correct materials to use for the house,” said Mr Scotney.

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 HIA 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”.

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: Emma Cawley, TAFE NSW Media Officer, or 0412 478 415