Bundamba TAFE opens new robotics centre

Man using robotics. | Newsreel
Bundamba TAFE has a new centre with a focus on robotics. | iStock

A new state-of-the-art Metal Trades, Manufacturing and Robotics Centre has opened at TAFE Queensland’s Bundamba campus.

The $7 million centre incorporates a modern and flexible engineering training workshop including a machine shop, fitting area, light and heavy fabrication and assembly area, robotic/Sub Arc Welding and Smart Factory.

Revitalised spaces integrate all physical and virtual components for training including software and system integration, cybersecurity, cloud computing, autonomous robotics and assistive technologies, augmented reality, and virtual reality.

The centre was designed and constructed to meet Australian industry’s Best Practice Environmental Performance (targeting 4 Star Green Star Interiors rating) standards, with low emissions finished and composite timber products, energy efficient lighting and appliances, and high efficiency water fixtures.

It will support more than 380 students currently enrolled in engineering and manufacturing qualifications at the Bundamba campus.

The new facility joins Advanced Manufacturing Skills Centres established at several TAFE Queensland campuses – including Cairns, Townsville, Bundaberg, and Eagle Farm.