GOTAFE to Open New Campus in Wallan in 2020
GOTAFE is delighted to announce that a new combined GOTAFE/LaTrobe University Campus will open in Wallan in early 2020.
The High Street campus situated inside the new Bendigo Bank Development in the Wallan Town Heart will provide an exciting opportunity for those living in and around the area to have access to quality training and career support services.
GOTAFE CEO Travis Heeney said, "The expansion into Wallan was a natural progression for GOTAFE given our regional footprint in the Hume corridor. The new Wallan Campus is critical to GOTAFE providing the skills and training necessary to meet the growing industry demand as the population expands over the coming years.”
LaTrobe University Vice Chancellor, John Dewar said "LaTrobe is proud of its commitment to providing study options for regional students. Our partnership with GOTAFE in Shepparton is a great example of how we provide successful pathway options to tertiary study locally. The strengthening of this partnership through the new Wallan campus will build on this and provide opportunities for local students with access to Latrobe’s courses and facilities."
Over recent months, GOTAFE has been consulting with the local industry and community to understand the critical workforce and skills needs for the region. It is hoped that for 2020 courses will be offered across a range of areas including community services, early childhood care, allied health, business, hospitality and management.
During November and December 2019, GOTAFE will be out and about in the community talking to locals about courses available for 2020. Look out for the team at the Wellington Square Shopping Centre, the Wallan Olde Time Market and other local events.