Officially opened by Premier Daniel Andrews in October 2019, the $85 million Frankston Learning and Innovation Precinct will transform the delivery of TAFE courses in Melbourne’s South-East and beyond.

The Precinct has been specifically designed to meet the changing training and education needs of the region, ensuring students have the skills they need to enter the workforce. Consisting of two new buildings (A and B), Frankston Learning and Innovation Precinct (FLIP) has the capacity to train nearly 4,000 students at one time. The Precinct is the result of a three-year project to create digitally transformed classrooms and study spaces, supported by the most advanced design in training and skills facilities. The fully equipped, state-of-the-art health wards, workshops, laboratories and collaboration spaces encourage new ways of learning, teaching and thinking, new connections, and new ways to immerse students in their future journey.

The four levels of Building A house course delivery in nursing, allied health, early childhood education, and hair and beauty. Level 3 hosts four replica hospital wards, each with six patient beds creating a true-to-life simulated environment. Thirteen specialised Laerdal simulation manikins can be programmed to respond to treatment and medication, explain their symptoms and use AI technology to engage in a real-time conversation. On level 1 a day spa atmosphere is created in the open-to-the public Mysa Salon and Spa. Created to enhance real-world experience, the spa replicates a modern workplace for students delivering hair and beauty services.

Building B is a two-level collaborative training space that reflects real-world trade sites. Purpose-built and flexible, the integrated design combines student learning in plumbing, construction, electrical, and electrotechnology from certificate to degree level qualifications.

The two buildings are connected by an enclosed footbridge, allowing ease of access to the many services provided from Level 1, Building A. The new Library and Learning Centre is a dynamic, open-plan student research and meeting space with access to research support, digital libraries and online study coaching. The Student Enrolment Hub provides current and prospective students with support in their applications, enrolments, fees, and course advice.