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$20 million funding boost for Melbourne Polytechnic's Greensborough campus

05 Dec 2016

Minister for Training and Skills Gayle Tierney visited Melbourne Polytechnic’s Greensborough campus today to announce a funding boost of $20 million.

The funds will ensure Melbourne Polytechnic is ready to hit the ground running when the Greensborough campus reopens and Skills First, the Government’s new approach to training and TAFE, is introduced in 2017.

The vision and strategy for the campus includes three major themes: health and community services, business support, and STEM (science, technology, engineering and maths).

Among the courses to be offered at Greensborough next year are certificates in community services and mental health, business and accounting, floristry, bookkeeping and property services.

It means local people will have access to quality, job-focussed training close to home.

The site will also be home to the new Banyule Tech School which is expected to open in 2018.

Melbourne Polytechnic has previously received $19.5 million from the TAFE Rescue Fund – including $10 million to re-open Greensborough.