$9.3 million boost for Holmesglen Institute

 

Minister for Training and Skills Steve Herbert today announced Holmesglen Institute will receive $9.3 million in funding to support apprentices and trainees.

The Andrews Labor Government is delivering on its election commitment, with $8 million from the $320 million TAFE Rescue Fund going towards the construction of a new student hub on the campus.

The new student hub will replace outdated facilitates which will be renovated as part of the construction of a brand new $100 million private hospital.

Mr Herbert also announced the institute will receive $1.3 million from the $50 million package to bolster TAFE training in response to falling training levels.

The money will help support the TAFE to deliver important, relevant training and to drive growth in apprenticeships and traineeships. It will also help the institute better meet the employment needs of the community and industries by providing relevant skills to meet the needs of the changing economy.

Holmesglen and health services provider Healthscope entered into an agreement to build the 150 bed private hospital on the Moorabbin campus of the TAFE, which will provide clinical training for health science students while delivering vital healthcare to the local community.

This partnership is the first of its type in Australia, where trainee nurses, physiotherapists and allied healthcare workers will develop real job skills at a state-of-the art medical facility.

500 jobs will be created during construction of the hospital with a further 750 full time roles to be created for nurses, allied health positions and administration staff when the hospital opens. The hospital is expected to be completed and operational by November 2016.

Quotes attributable to Minister for Training and Skills Steve Herbert

“We’re doing everything possible to make sure Victorians can get off the treadmill of unemployment and onto the footpath to success.”

“The new student centre will ensure students get the best of both worlds, state of the art, practical industry experience and access to world class educational facilities.

Quotes attributable to Minister for Health Jill Hennessy

“This development will mean local families will have more access to important health services, closer to home.”

Quotes attributable to Member for Bentleigh Nick Staikos

“This development means Bentleigh locals won’t have to travel to the city for clinical services only previously available in the CBD.”

 

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