The new Big Build $40 million Robotics and Advanced Manufacturing Centre at Eagle Farm TAFE will train and upskill Queensland’s manufacturing workforce to embrace automation and Industry 4.0, Queensland Government’s initiatives for the Fourth Industrial Revolution.
Forecast for practical completion in late 2024, the Centre will improve specialised training in robotics, advanced manufacturing, process instrumentation, renewable technologies (hydrogen and solar) and telecommunications.
It showcases the Queensland Government’s commitment to providing sustainable and future-proof training facilities.
“The Eagle Farm TAFE campus specialises in trade-related courses such as automation, instrumentation and control, renewables, plumbing and electrotechnology, telecommunication, and utilities,” said Minister for Training and Skills Development, Di Farmer.
“With this new investment, our future Advanced Manufacturing workforce will receive the best training in a high-tech, supportive environment and will gain the necessary skills to take on high-value jobs – in the lab, and on the production line.”
The Centre is targeting a 5 Star Green Buildings rating which demonstrates Australian excellence in its design and construction.
It caters for the increased demand for Advanced Manufacturing skills and training.
The Advanced Manufacturing Gateway to Industry Schools (GISP) program has grown from seven participating schools in 2017 to 46 participating schools in 2023 – achieving its target number of participating schools for 2023.
In 2022, more than 2200 students participated in GISP advanced manufacturing-related activities.