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New institute to deliver next-gen industry training, certification

The $80 million Institute of Applied Technology – Construction is now open in Western Sydney, with the new facility set to provide courses relevant to current and future industry requirements.

The $80 million Institute of Applied Technology – Construction is now open in Western Sydney, with the new facility set to provide courses relevant to current and future industry requirements.

The new institute aims to deliver fully integrated theoretical and practical employability skills, with curriculums designed with real employers and focused on the state’s emerging labour market needs.

Institute of Applied Technology (IAT) – Construction was delivered by and represents a partnership between CPB Contractors, TAFE NSW, Macquarie University, University of Technology Sydney, Western Sydney University and Microsoft, which all form the IAT Foundation Partners.

The new campus features state-of-the-art facilities, including a drone-room, digital engineering labs, a construction sandpit and large workshop spaces to accommodate the construction of full-scale buildings that can be used in carpentry, plumbing, and electrotechnology training.

Topics that will be covered at the new institute include: 2D CAD Drawings and 3D Models, Building Information Modelling (BIM), Commercial & Contract Management in Construction, Contract Administration, Project Management, Frontline Leaders in Construction, Procurement and Commercial Management, Reality Capture Technologies and more.


 

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Minister for Skills, TADE and Tertiary Education Steve Whan said the newly constructed and formed institute will help to upskill the next generation of construction workers.

“The Institute is doing an amazing job by delivering online Micro skill and Micro credential programs in project management, contract administration, building information modelling, and digital skills in construction,” Whan said.

“I’m so pleased to see that learners across Australia have already enrolled in more than 10,000 micro-skills or micro-credentials delivered by The Institute of Applied Technology Construction.”

In 2020 the NSW Government commissioned a review on the NSW vocational education and training (VET) sector. In March 2021, the NSW Government released the NSW VET Review Report “In the Same Sentence: Bringing Higher and Vocational Education Together”. The establishment of the IAT was a key recommendation, to create an entirely new form of Australian tertiary institution.

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