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Flexible Green Trades Complex launch

Date posted: Wednesday 16 Mar 2011

Flexible Green Trades Complex launch

The $10 million Flexible Green Trades Complex at Swinburne's Croydon campus will be formally launched today by the Minister for Climate Change and Energy Efficiency, the Hon Greg Combet.

The complex is being used to up-skill and re-skill builders, plumbers and other construction apprentices in ‘green' trades including traditional plumbing courses.

"The Flexible Green Trades Complex is helping to prepare Australia for a more sustainable, low-carbon future through ‘green' training in water-wise plumbing and irrigation systems, recycled greywater, solar hot water installations, energy conservation and waste reduction in a variety of trades," said Linda Brown, Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Director TAFE.

"The complex provides an opportunity for Swinburne to enhance ‘green' training in critical trade sectors, providing students with the most innovative training facilities."

Incorporating a plumbing barn and plumbing tower, the 3500 square metre complex will deliver green training in the fields of construction and plumbing.

"The centre will enable more than 10,000 new apprentices to be trained in green trades by 2015," Brown said.

Funded by an Australian government grant, the facility is the first of its kind in Victoria and has strong industry support.

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