Healthcare :: New nurse and community health training facility for South Australia

The Minister for Vocational and Further Education, the Hon Andrew Robb AO MP, today announced a $2.6 million funding boost for a new training facility for nurses in South Australia.

The funding for the project, to be built in Ridleyton, has been made available through the Australian Government?s Skill Centre initiative, with The Australian Nursing Federation (SA Branch).

The facility will ensure students have access to quality training facilities in the areas of nursing and community health through the use of new training and counselling rooms, a resource centre, a laboratory, meeting rooms, and administration facilities.

?This facility is a direct response to the skills needs facing the nursing and community health industry,? Mr Robb said.

?The Australian Government is committed to improving the skills of Australians and quality infrastructure supports the delivery of quality training.?

Mr Robb said the joint funding was an excellent example of what can be achieved when government and industry work together to expand training delivery in an area of skill needs.

The training facility will offer accredited training at the Certificate III level in Community Services, Aged Care Work and Home and Community Care, Certificate IV level in Workplace Training and Assessments as well as Diplomas in Enrolled Nursing.

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