The new training facilities were jointly funded by the Australian Government and the NSW Government.
"The Australian Government is pleased to provide funding of $3,150,000 to support this project which will benefit students in our local area," Mr Clare said.
Mr Clare also acknowledged the $3.7 million from the NSW Government and in particular the work of Bankstown MP Tony Stewart, who has been a long time supporter of Bankstown TAFE and Vocational Education.
"This project would not have got off the ground without the support of the NSW Government and Tony."
"It's a great example of teamwork," Mr Clare said.
The funds have supported the refurbishment of Block D at Bankstown TAFE College, including a new child care studies training area and a new hairdressing training area.
The upgrades to Bankstown TAFE College will allow training from Certificate III in Beauty Services to Diploma in Child Services in a new first-class learning environment.
"The Governments support for upgrading infrastructure in TAFEs, such as this, underlines its firm commitment to ensuring vocational education and training and career options are available for all Australians," Mr Clare said.
The funds were provided under the Major Capital Component of the National Training Infrastructure Program.
The National Training Infrastructure Program provides funding for the purchase, construction, fit out or refurbishment of facilities intended for the delivery of accredited vocational education and training.
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