Ms Fazio said the $5.2 million upgrade at Orange TAFE provides students and teachers with new and modern facilities.
"I am very pleased to be opening these new facilities, which will help Orange TAFE continue to provide valuable training to the primary industries and natural resources sectors in Western NSW," Ms Fazio said.
"The upgrade includes new specialist workshops for horticulture and animal studies, as well the refurbishment of the Campus wine cool room.
"These state-art-of-the-art facilities will ensure students studying courses in these areas receive quality vocational training, making them more work-ready on graduation.
"This is terrific news for the students and teachers at Orange TAFE and for local industry and businesses who employ TAFE graduates trained in these new facilities."
The upgrade includes:
• New administration Building A
• New trades Building B for horticulture and general purpose teaching including a computer room, staff and student facilities
• Refurbishment of existing student amenities, workshop and wine cool room
• New greenhouse
• New machinery shed to store facilities
• New link road, carpark and associated siteworks and services
Ms Fazio said Orange TAFE is one of Western Institute's 24 campuses and is dedicated to providing quality training options to students, the community and industry.
"TAFE NSW Western Institute services more than half the area of NSW, including some of Australia's most isolated and remote communities, and attracts around 34,000 student enrolments each year," Ms Fazio added.
"These new facilities at Orange TAFE build on the already existing specialist facilities available to students at Western Institute, providing students with a modern learning environment.
"Orange TAFE prides itself on ensuring students have access to cutting edge training facilities, and the new facilities will allow students to connect theory with practice and develop the practical skills they will need in the workforce."
Ms Fazio said the new facilities have been designed with best practice in mind, ensuring it not only benefits the community, but also the environment.
"The new buildings and refurbishment at Orange TAFE incorporate several environmentally sustainable principles, ensuring the facilities are environmentally friendly and efficient," she added.
"This includes solar passive design, use of roof ventilators and cross ventilation, water re-use and rain water retention, and the use of eco-friendly low maintenance materials."
Ms Fazio said the upgrade is an example of Labor's commitment to providing students and teachers with the best facilities possible.
"By investing heavily in training facilities we ensure students have access to the most up-to-date facilities," she added.
"The NSW Government is spending $85 million for TAFE college upgrades and $37 million on college maintenance in 2008-09.
"We are spending more than $2 billion over four years to deliver the largest public education and training capital works program ever undertaken in NSW.
"Since coming to office, Labor has nearly doubled total education spending and more than tripled spending on maintenance."
The project is jointly funded by the Commonwealth and State Governments.