Funding secured for South Coast Regional Study Hub

Published 25th March 2024
The Federal Government has announced that it will support a South Coast Regional Study Hub located at the Victor Harbor TAFE campus.

The South Coast Regional Study Hub will be an accessible, high-quality space for students to study, seek assistance with their studies and spend time with their peers.

It will be established under the umbrella of the already well-established Murray River Regional Study Hub framework. It will be located at the Victor Harbor TAFE Campus – a central location for all on the Fleurieu Peninsula coast.

Once fully established, the Study Hub will have an on-site Campus Manager who will coordinate all services. There will also be a Board that will oversee management of the Study Hub (including financial oversight, strategic direction and performance), plus a local stakeholder Advisory Group to promote and activate the Study Hub.

City of Victor Harbor Mayor, Dr Moira Jenkins, said this is excellent news for the community.

"We are ecstatic to hear that our application to the Federal Government to support a South Coast Regional Study Hub has been successful," said Mayor Jenkins.

"This is fantastic news for our community, and an excellent outcome to something that our Council has been a huge advocate for. The Study Hub will open up new opportunities for higher education in our region, helping us retain young people on the Fleurieu Peninsula and grow a highly skilled local workforce."

"I’m really excited about what this means for future generations in Victor Harbor and surrounding areas. Those seeking higher education will no longer be disadvantaged due to their location."

There’s a few more steps before the South Coast Regional Study Hub will be up and running. This includes finalising the governance and operations of the program. However all parties are eager to move things along as soon as possible.

Read the Federal Government funding announcement