Electrical and Instrumentation Centre of Specialisation - Pilbara Institute, Karratha

The Electrical and Instrumentation Centre of Excellence at the North Regional TAFE campus in Karratha for the Department of Training and Workplace Development was designed to provide high-quality, industry relevant training opportunities previously only available outside of the region.

The design establishes a new design direction and image for the TAFE.

Delivered under budget and ahead of program. This project was awarded to SPH by Building Management and Works (BMW), acting on behalf of the Department of Training & Workforce Development acting in turn for the North West TAFE. The multi-disciplinary team required the management of specialist electrical and instrumentation consultants, the appointment of an artist and installation of the selected art work as an integral part of the building.

As a result, the North Regional TAFE can provide new courses, new qualifications and address a demand for locally trained electrical engineers in the Pilbara,

“For the first time in almost a decade, North Regional TAFE will be offering a Certificate III in Engineering – Industrial Electrician. This is in response to industry demand for this qualification to be delivered in the Pilbara region”

Deputy Premier and Training and Workforce Development Minister Liza Harvey

The facility includes state-of-the-art equipment, including interactive computer-based training aids, training rigs and instrumentation. Expanding the TAFE college’s training delivery into electronics, communications, renewable energy, signalling and electro-technology maintenance.

The $9.5M project was made possible through a $7.76 million investment from the Government’s Royalties for Regions’ Pilbara Cities initiative and a $1.74 million contribution from the Woodside-operated North West Shelf Project and Pluto LNG. Woodside’s apprentices will be trained at the centre.

Scope New regional Tafel -Pilbara Institute Electronic and Instrumentation Centre of Specialisation
Location Karratha, Western Australia
Status Completed
Value 9.6M
Size 765 sqm