Case Study

SUSTAINABLE INDUSTRIES EDUCATION CENTRE SA

Project Type

Vocational Education (TAFE) for 800 students (6500 enrolled)

Architect

MPH & ARCHITECTUS 

Client

DFEEST

Completion Date

2011 

Overview

The SIEC is a key component of the Tonsley Park development that provides opportunities for creative collaboration between industry, research and education via the clustering of manufacturing and technology-based firms. A tripartite educational model brings together TAFE SA, Flinders University and industry partners and private training providers, to diversify student pathway and create opportunities for innovative enterprise.

The purpose of the project was to consolidate the building and construction industry training for TAFE SA, which was originally dispersed over 5 different campuses. There was also a desire to improve educational delivery in general and to increase interaction between the different trades. DFEEST engaged NLE to lead a team of innovative, forward thinking lecturers in each of the involved trades to develop a strategic and architectural brief for the design of the SIEC.

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Tripartite model linking TAFE, University & Industry 

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Increased interdisciplinarity across trades

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Emphasis on sustainable trade training

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Integrated technologies with user friendly interface

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Authentic learning and job site simulation

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Clear lines of sight horizontally & vertically

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Building as a tool for learning 

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Consultation with known innovators in trade-based training

PROJECT HIGHLIGHTS

EDUCATIONAL SPACE PLANNING

PICTON

HIGH SCHOOL

NSW 

 

 

7-12 SECONDARY SCHOOL

educational space planning

RAINBOW STREET PUBLIC SCHOOL

NSW

 K-6 PRIMARY SCHOOL

EDUCATIONAL SPACE PLANNING

ST ANTHONY

OF PADUA AUSTRAL

NSW

 P-12 CATHOLIC COLLEGE

educational space planning

SUSTAINABLE INDUSTRIES EDUCATION CENTRE SA 

 

VOCATIONAL EDUCATION