Wudinna and surrounding areas will still have access to training services, despite a phased-reduction in the use of the TAFE SA Wudinna Campus.
Member for Flinders Peter Treloar has affirmed TAFE SA’s commitment to the delivery of education and training across the Eyre Peninsula, with the campus still being used for at least the next 12 months.
“Overall, the level of training delivered in the Wudinna, Cleve and Kimba areas has increased over the past three years. A large proportion of that training has been delivered off-campus using flexible delivery options including facilitated online training and delivery into community locations,” Mr Treloar said.
TAFE SA already conducts a significant amount of training off-campus, in workplace and fit-for-purpose community facilities in the local region. Offsite training locations that have been used in the area over the past 12 months include locations at Wudinna, Kimba, Lock and Cleve.
In many regions, communities are focusing on ‘learning hubs’ where quality internet connectivity is the basis of education opportunities for people across TAFE SA, higher education and community learning.
“TAFE SA was encouraged by the strong support for TAFE’s continued presence and commitment in the area,” Mr Treloar said.
A community petition against the building closure was tabled in State Parliament by Mr Treloar last week.