The Andrews Labor Government is putting people first in Melbourne’s south-east with $10 million for a new health training facility at Chisholm Institute in Berwick.
The centre of excellence will feature nurse training and simulation laboratories, learning areas and staff accommodation.
The new building, to be built at the Kangan Drive site, forms part of the Berwick Health and Education Precinct, which also includes Casey Hospital, the new St John of God Hospital and Monash University’s Berwick campus.
Our investment means locals in the south-east will have access to training closer to home – while also meeting an increased demand for nurse training in the area.
On top of the money for the facility, Chisholm will receive $300,000 from Labor Government’s Specialised Teaching Equipment Initiative for health training equipment including a new adult patient simulator and an automated medication dispensing system.
From 2017, Chisholm Institute will join forces with La Trobe University to offer degrees across Melbourne’s south-east, including degrees in healthcare, creating pathways for students to move from TAFE to university.
On top of the $10 million, Chisholm will receive $1 million to ensure it’s ready to hit the ground running when Skills First is introduced in January.
The Labor Government was elected to put people first and that means delivering on the things that matter most to people – including making sure locals have access to real training so they can get a real job.
Quotes attributable to Minister for Training and Skills Gayle Tierney
“We are putting people first in Melbourne’s south-east by making sure their local TAFE has state-of-the-art teaching facilities to train nurses to meet growing local needs.”
Quotes attributable to Minister for Health Jill Hennessy
“The Berwick Health and Education Precinct is not only supporting the health needs of locals in the south-east, it’s also training the future general of healthcare professionals.”
Quotes attributable to Member for Narre Warren South Judith Graley
“Chisholm gives locals access to real training so they can get a real job – our investment will allow them to continue that.”
Quotes attributable to Member for Narre Warren North Luke Donnellan
“We’ll always support Chisholm because they play such a vital role in offering training in our area.”