Alexandra Hills TAFE gets $15 million revamp

The Alexandra Hills TAFE upgrade is designed to meet the strong demand for trade and nursing courses in the booming region.

NEW LOOK: An artist's impression of the Alexandra Hills Tafe upgrade.

NEW LOOK: An artist's impression of the Alexandra Hills Tafe upgrade.

The Queensland Government has outlined more than $105 million to invest in projects to revitalise the state's training portfolio.

Capalaba MP Don Brown said the $15 million investment over two years at Alexandra Hills TAFE will bring on new engineering, plumbing and construction training facilities and improved nursing and allied health facilities.

"The investment in Alexandra Hills TAFE is part of our doubled investment into Queensland TAFE campuses in this year's state budget. More than 1 500 students are enrolled at Alexandra Hills TAFE, where the top trade courses include construction, electrotechnology and engineering," he said.

Minister for Training and Skills Development Shannon Fentiman said the modernised nursing training facilities will include mini hospital wards and be consistent with other TAFE Queensland health training facilities.

"With the roll out of the NDIS and ageing population, we need more skilled workers in the healthcare industry," Ms Fentiman said.

She added, the free TAFE and free apprenticeships would also support more local students in Redlands to gain a qualification at the Alexandra Hills TAFE.

DRIVE SKILLS: Minister for Training and Skills Development Shannon Fentiman, Redlands MP Kim Richards, TAFE business manager Barry Evans and Capalaba MP Don Brown.

DRIVE SKILLS: Minister for Training and Skills Development Shannon Fentiman, Redlands MP Kim Richards, TAFE business manager Barry Evans and Capalaba MP Don Brown.

Redlands MP Kim Richards welcomed the investment in the campus that would drive skills for the growing region.

"We are ensuring locals in Redlands will have access to the best in training facilities and will meet the increasing demand for these programs," Ms Richards said.

"The region is thriving with the population set to grow 30,000 to more than 190,000 residents by 2040."

Construction on the campus is due to commence in the coming months.