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Murray Bridge Learning Campus Open to Students

The Murray Bridge Learning Campus aims to bring together the whole community in a vibrant and hands-on educational facility.

Located at Murray Bridge TAFE SA campus, the new facility aims to improve access to training opportunities for people in the region.

RDA Murraylands & Riverland CEO Jo Podoliak said the aim is to make the Learning Campus a central hub for the local community and economy.

“We see the Murray Bridge Learning Campus as a central point in the region - a really vibrant and fun learning hub – but one that also adds to its economic prosperity by offering the training that people want and that local businesses need.

"We expect that business people, employees, job seekers, school students and community groups will benefit from new courses by a range of providers, so people don't need to leave the Murraylands to study."

In consultation with community stakeholders, the pilot partners have already started new courses, and are developing a masterplan for a vibrant new approach to education.

Training companies and universities can also use the campus for casual bookings or team up to develop and deliver new courses that haven't previously been available in the region.

The Campus is a pilot partnership between the Rural City of Murray Bridge, Regional Development Australia Murraylands & Riverland (RDAMR), TAFE SA, Murray Bridge High School and Unity College.

Bookings are now open for leadership and management, training and assessment skillsets, and international business modules.

A variety of allied learning opportunities will also be offered, such as the upcoming property investment fundamentals workshop, which aims to inform locals about investment properties, holiday homes and the short term rental market.

A Salon Essentials hair and beauty course was already run in the July school holidays, with plans to also offer courses in barista and responsible service of alcohol in the near future.

Unity College Trade Skills Manager Jaylene Phillips said the Campus is “a great way to get experience that will open career doors.”

Michael Sedgman, CEO of the Rural City of Murray Bridge Council said the development of the Murray Bridge Learning Campus is about “capitalising on the benefits of a partnership approach”.

“There is power in partnerships,” he said.

“By working together, our organisations can promote education and training to more people, from high school students to mature-aged members of our communities.

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