Institute of Applied Technology Construction EOI—TAFE NSW

The Institute of Applied Technology Construction TAFE NSW

TAFE NSW is seeking to engage with the construction industry to help design and deliver education and training programs at the new Institute of Applied Technology Construction (IATC). The process has started with the release of an expression of interest (EOI) on 19 October 2022.

The IATC is an educational centre with simulated workplace environments and maker spaces. It aims to deliver specialist, industry-embedded training in disciplines critical to future jobs. It aims to bridge the existing construction skills gap and to support industry and jobs growth.

Construction industry training needs

The NSW Government has invested in a pipeline of infrastructure projects. Many of them are civil construction works and residential developments surrounding Western Sydney Airport and in key growth areas such as Leppington, Liverpool and Penrith. The government’s NSW 2040 Economic Blueprint identifies the need for skilled construction workers to ensure the rate of infrastructure development keeps pace with long-term population growth.

To meet construction industry demand for worker training, the government has invested $130 million to build the new IATC. The IATC aims to establish clear pathways between schools, vocational and education training (VET) and higher education. It aims to establish partnerships between industries and education to provide students with holistic skill sets that keep up with evolving industry skills requirements.

The IATC EOI process

TAFE NSW will engage the construction and education industry through a two-stage approach. Commencing with an EOI process for the IATC, followed by an invitation to selected respondents to participate in a number of workshops, allowing parties to explore opportunities and finalise a response.

TAFE NSW seeks to invite industry leaders in the construction and education industry to enter into a commercial partnership. The partner group is made up of TAFE NSW, the Department of Education and our Foundational and Industry Partners to:

  • co-design relevant courses that meet the ongoing skills needs of the industry
  • co-innovate on future focused curriculums, and emerging industry trends
  • co-deliver masterclasses, academy programs and work integrated learning experiences
  • co-locate to allow for mixed learning spaces, specialised labs, equipment and demonstrations.

Organisations or their agents are required to register and lodge submissions at before it closes on 14 November. Madrigal has expertise in construction