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TAFE Gippsland

Training for the clean economy – the Victorian TAFE Network prospectus 2024

TAFE Gippsland supports development of region-specific emerging sectors like offshore wind, biomanufacturing and aligns with statewide trends in solar and engineering.

As a local institution, TAFE Gippsland is passionate about giving everyone in the Gippsland region the opportunity to undertake quality and reliable vocational training. Teaching methods and learning environments are specially designed to give students the chance to get hands-on, develop real skills and gain the experience they need to transform their future.

TAFE Gippsland offers a diverse range of programs from pre-apprenticeships and accredited short courses to certificates and advanced diplomas in an array of sectors.

TAFE Gippsland has strong geographical presence with 13 campuses across 9 locations (Bairnsdale, Forestec, Seamec, Leongatha, Morwell, Sale, Traralgon, Warragul and Yallourn).

Clean economy focus areas

Solar, electrotechnology and engineering

TAFE Gippsland is established in solar and electrotechnology. On electrotechnology, TAFE Gippsland has unique offerings in Victoria, such as an apprenticeship in Certificate III in Instrumentation and Control. TAFE Gippsland offers solar, battery storage and installation qualifications and will continue to support future big battery and solar farms commencing in the region.


TAFE Gippsland committed and continues to commit efforts to support Gippsland’s future biomanufacturing needs, especially focusing on the circular economy. Initiatives include the development of Certificate III in Biomanufacturing and Biomanufacturing Pathways course, an industry partnership (BioPathways) to develop workforce training and a state-of-the-art training facility.

Wind energy

TAFE Gippsland currently runs partnerships to tackle gas/coal mining power generation and transition to renewable energy with a strong focus on offshore wind energy (clean economy workforce transition framework, GRSN). It also intends to further improve its position to cater to the strong offshore wind project pipeline originating from its beneficial geography.

Sustainable best practices 

TAFE Gippsland offers units that provide students with the skills to apply sustainable best practices within key sectors, including transportation, building and construction, land and marine management, manufacturing and agriculture. 

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