The South Metropolitan TAFE operates the Australian Centre for Energy and Process Training (ACEPT). It’s the only oil and gas related facility of its kind in the Southern Hemisphere.
Our commission involved the addition of two new areas of specialisation to the campus. One was for applied mechanical and electrical engineering, the other a “remote control centre” simulation facility with oversight to the existing Process plant.
Because TAFE training often requires specialised training facilities to address specific areas of specialisation, the buildings are always functional and operationally specific. The result is two buildings that are anything but generic in form or function.
Building One responds to the specific requirements of Electrical Engineering Training. Six specialised training labs and five GLA’s are arranged along the length of a multipurpose gallery space that serves as a space for movement through the building, and for students to study and meet. The gallery added a new and much needed alternative area for students to socialise.
In Building Two, the existing workshop facility is imbedded within the new Mechanical Engineering training centre. Specialised training rooms are configured to suit the various training objectives. The new two level ‘L’ shaped building links and integrates with the existing facilities to form a large centralised workshop space with gallery style circulation around the new, more student friendly space.
The result is two buildings that are anything but generic in form or function.
The only oil and gas related facility of its kind in the Southern Hemisphere.