North Region TAFE – E&ICS
The Electrical & Instrumentation Centre of Specialisation in Karratha was designed to meet the trade and post-trade electrical engineering training needs of local industries.
This project was a public-private partnership funded by a $7.76 million state government investment – through the Pilbara Development Commission and Department of Training and Workforce Development – and a $1.74 million contribution by the Woodside-operated North West Shelf Project and Pluto LNG.
It supports the delivery of a range of electrical and instrumentation training – through the use of the latest interactive computer-based training aides, training rigs and instrumentation – and offers new trade Certificate III and IV qualifications.
SPH liaised with multiple client representatives and led a multi-disciplinary team, including managing specialist electrical and instrumentation consultants, overseeing the appointment of an artist, and installing the selected artwork as an integral part of the building.
The project was successfully delivered under budget and ahead of program, and it establishes a new design direction and image for the North Region TAFE.
It’s realisation enables the provision of industry-specific training – encompassing electronics, communications, renewable energy, signalling and electrotechnology maintenance – that was previously unavailable 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.”