Skills & Education

 
 

S1 - TAFE Skills Exchange near Western Sydney Airport

Commitment

TAFE NSW will work with the Australian Government and WSA to establish a Skills Exchange near the Western Sydney Airport, to provide local training for the workers needed to construct the airport and other major projects.

Key Deliverables and Milestones

Q2 2019 – TAFE Exchange established in area

Q4 2019 – Training coordinator appointed

Responsibility

Led by the NSW Government in cooperation with the Australian Government, in collaboration with local government and WSA.

Financial Commitments

Subject to future government processes.


S2 - Education partnership

Commitment

The NSW Government will seek to establish a partnership agreement on education to identify and deliver more education facilities for the Western City to support urban growth over time, in a manner consistent with the School Assets Strategic Plan.

Key Deliverables and Milestones

Q2 2019 – Long-term educational vision to develop infrastructure more effectively

Q3 2019 – Negotiations with eight councils undertaken to enable the joint use of schools and other social infrastructure

Ongoing – New and upgraded education facilities for the Western City to support urban growth

Responsibility

Led by the NSW Government in cooperation with local government, in collaboration with the Australian Government, Greater Sydney Commission and councils.

Financial Commitments

Existing agency resources.


S3 - STEM University

Commitment

The NSW Government will call for proposals from leading global universities and industry to form part of an integrated Aerospace Institute in the Aerotropolis.

Key Deliverables and Milestones

Q3 2018 – Statement of Intent signed between the NUW Alliance (University of NSW, University of Newcastle and University of Wollongong), Western Sydney University and the NSW Government

Q1 2019 – Heads of Agreement negotiations to be conducted

2019 – Commencement of commercially binding negotiations

Q4 2026 – Opening of a STEM University in the Aerotropolis

Responsibility

Led by the NSW Government, supported by Australian and local governments, in collaboration with the university sector.

Financial Commitments

Subject to future government processes.


S4 - VET facility in the Aerotropolis

Commitment

The NSW Government will establish a permanent VET facility in the Aerotropolis with a focus on construction, aviation and aeronautical-related engineering to support residents of the Western Parkland City to access jobs of the future.

Key Deliverables and Milestones

Q1 2019 – NSW Government announcement on preferred approach for establishing the facility

Responsibility

Led by the NSW Government, supported by Australian and local governments, in collaboration with the tertiary education sector.

Financial Commitments

Subject to future government processes.


S5 - New public high school focused on the aerospace and aviation industries

Commitment

The NSW Government will build a new public high school in the Aerotropolis with vocational links to Western Sydney Airport and the aerospace and aviation industries, preparing students for future job opportunities.

Key Deliverables and Milestones

Ongoing – Building partnerships with educational providers to prepare students for future job opportunities in the aerospace and aviation industries and with vocational links to the airport

Q3 2020 – Site identified for the public high school (links to infrastructure provision, planning and staging of development)

Responsibility

Led by the NSW Government, supported by Australian and local governments.

Financial Commitments

Subject to future government processes.


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