Wednesday, July 24, 2024

Design revealed for Victorian health education centre of excellence


Students in Victoria’s northern suburbs are one step closer to enjoying new, leading medical teaching facilities at Kangan Institute’s Broadmeadow campus, with designs officially unveiled today.

Minister for Training and Skills and Higher Education, Gayle Tierney welcomed the milestone for Kangan Institute’s new Broadmeadows Health and Community Centre of Excellence this week, made possible by the Andrews Labor Government’s $60 million investment.

“We’re investing in world-class TAFE facilities right across our state to ensure that Victorian students can get the skills they need for the careers they want – particularly for our most in-demand industries,” said Minister Tierney.

The new centre will support courses in high priority areas including aged care, mental health, disability, pathology, allied health, and early childhood education and care. It will also feature labs for health simulation, outdoor spaces for students and flexible learning spaces at the Pearcedale Parade campus in Broadmeadows.

“By delivering these cutting-edge facilities, we are building an essential skilled workforce for Victoria’s health sector to ensure the best care for patients,” said Minister for Health, Mary-Anne Thomas.

Developed by Australasian architecture firm Architectus, the centre is expected to open in 2025 and the project will create more than 300 jobs during construction.

Students will have access to hands-on learning opportunities thanks to partnerships with local healthcare providers such as DPV Health and Northern Health, which will also assist in the development of health strategies and outcomes for communities in the northern suburbs.

“Through strong collaboration with industry and local partners, the Health and Community Centre of Excellence is designed to be a game changer for aspiring health and community workers in Melbourne’s north,” said said Kangan Institute Chief Executive Officer, Sally Curtain.

“It’s a centre built with community for the community, ensuring locals have the opportunity to access state-of-the-art training facilities as they prepare for in-demand jobs of tomorrow.”

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