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TAFE Queensland's Robina Campus Celebrates Global Recognition for Sustainability Efforts

TAFE Queensland is being recognised alongside other world-renowned institutions for sustainability.

TAFE Queensland's Robina Campus has been awarded Silver in the Sustainable Goals Category for the 2023 World Federation of Colleges and Polytechnics World Congress Awards. TAFE Queensland was recognised alongside other world-renowned institutions for sustainability including Rift Valley Institute of Science and Technology, Thompson Rivers University, and Weston College. The gold, silver, and bronze winners were announced at the 2023 World Congress Award Ceremony in Montreal, Canada on April 25, 2023.

TAFE Queensland’s Robina Campus, which opened in July 2022, is Australia's first vocational education and training campus designed to be sustainable in building, fit-out, procurement, curriculum, operations, and culture. The campus encourages students to reflect on their commitment to sustainability, build awareness of global issues, and develop the skills required to work towards a more sustainable future.

This is now the second time the campus has been globally recognised after it first received recognition as a Silver Award Winner in the World Congress of Colleges and Polytechnics (WFCP) Awards of Excellence, Construction Category in 2022. 

TAFE Queensland General Manager on the Gold Coast Karen Dickinson said TAFE Queensland is proud to be recognised for its work and commitment to supporting the United Nations Sustainable Goals (also known as the Global Goals) to make sure we leave a better planet for future generations.

“Vocational Education and Training (VET) has the power to not only enable people to gain relevant industry skills and knowledge, but also to be transformative and bring shared values to life while cultivating an active care for the world and for those with whom we share it.”

“It's fantastic to receive international recognition for our sustainability efforts, and I'm grateful for the exceptional staff in our region, who are dedicated to creating a sustainable future,” she said.

TAFE Queensland’s Robina campus has five levels of flexible multi-purpose training spaces, teaching rooms, student areas, break out zones as well as live training facilities including a restaurant, café, hair and beauty salons, fitness centre and event venue.

The Robina Campus is a successful example of how incorporating sustainability into every aspect of campus design and operations can benefit students, faculty, and the community. The Robina campus delivers a purpose-designed campus with live training facilities, and embeds sustainability into curriculum and operations. The campus has numerous benefits promoting connections between students, community, and businesses, and encouraging sustainability-based partnerships.