Seymour TAFE health students to enjoy the state-of-the-art facilities
The new, redeveloped GOTAFE Health and Community Services Training Facility was officially opened by The Hon Jaclyn Symes MP.
The $5.9 million training Facility at the Seymour Campus was made possible following a $2.54 million investment from the Victorian state government.
The facility includes multipurpose integrated teaching facilities and flexible learning spaces, with interactive technology and e-learning, that will help increase student numbers in key areas of skill shortage in the region such as nursing and allied health. The Campus also has a new student hub for students to engage with one another, a brand-new reception area and much improved sense of arrival.
The ultra-modern facility will support GOTAFE to partner with industry and universities so it can further develop educational pathways and programs and launch more training in the community.
Travis Heeney, CEO at GOTAFE said “modernising our Seymour Campus facilities will benefit hundreds of students and support greater collaboration between GOTAFE, community and industry.
“We are training the next generation of health and nursing professionals in the Seymour region is a privilege for us at GOTAFE and providing our current and future students with industry-leading facilities cements our dedication to higher education in this region and putting the student experience at the centre of everything we do” he said.
The Training Centre also includes a Synthetic Cadaver (Syndaver) and real-world health and nursing equipment will provide the best possible environment to support job-ready graduates and proving pathways to meaningful work and addressing skill shortages in the region.
GOTAFE will offer Certificate III in Individual Support (CHC33015), Certificate IV in Disability (CHC43115) and Diploma of Nursing (HLT54115) in addition to Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care (CHC50113) from the new purpose-built training facility.
The health sector is growing in the Seymour region and this project will see hundreds more students able to study health and community services close to home.
“Our health and community services students arguably have the most modern and best equipped health facility across all GOTAFE campuses” said Mr Heeney.
The new facility will deliver well trained job ready graduates to meet the demand for workers in these vital health services.