It has been a real challenge to find a venue for these students to learn that they can call their own. For the Big Picture program to be truly personalised the students need a room that they do not need to share with others.
This is difficult at GoTafe because all rooms need to be booked and usage is maximised. Nearly all rooms are shared and so we look off campus for a facility.
We are currently exploring the possibility of using the Billabong Gardens Nursery buildings as they are being vacated towards the end of the year.
It’s within the William Orr Campus and offers great opportunities for students finding mentors and doing projects there.
The setting and outlook is beautiful and would be a great starting point for future development.