NSW GOVERNMENT ANNOUNCES BRAND NEW HEALTH TRAINING FACILITY FOR COFFS HARBOUR
The NSW Government 2017-18 Budget has delivered good news for the region, with funding for a new TAFE NSW health and allied health facility at the Coffs Harbour Education Campus.
Member for Coffs Harbour Andrew Fraser and Assistant Minister for Skills Adam Marshall said the new TAFE hub will be a modern and flexible facility that combines practical experience and digital training.
“This new training hub will enable TAFE NSW to offer local delivery of specialist health and allied health qualifications previously unavailable across northern NSW, including Certificate III and Certificate IV in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Primary Health Care,” Mr Fraser said.
“The hub will also provide new opportunities for workers across the care and support industries to develop more specialised health knowledge and acquire new clinical skills.
“Here on the north coast we have a higher proportion of people aged 65 years and over compared to the NSW average, and that number is expected to increase, so this investment is crucial for the future health needs of our community.
“It is a very welcome boost to vocational education and training in our region.”
Mr Marshall said the new facility is part of the NSW Government’s OneTAFE vision, which reduces duplication and focuses resources on students across all parts of NSW, not just in Sydney.
“This announcement is yet another example of how the NSW Government is investing in TAFE NSW and delivering better access to training and skills in rural and regional areas,” Mr Marshall said.
“The NSW Government is committed to modernising TAFE and enabling regional campuses to deliver quality services that attract students to the region and grow employment opportunities in areas of need.”