TasTAFE nursing centre opens

Jeremy Rockliff,Minister for Education and Training

Tasmanian nursing students will now have the opportunity to train in exact replicas of real hospital wards following the opening of the $1.4 million nursing centre at TasTAFE’s Clarence Campus.

The new facilities will allow TasTAFE to train more Tasmanian nurses and help meet the high demand for health care workers.

In line with the latest industry standards, the state of the art facility includes three nursing training wards, a nurse’s station, task training rooms, classrooms and tech labs providing real life experiences for students.

The flexible, reconfigurable training spaces were designed by Loop Architecture with construction by Fairbrother, supporting local jobs and the Tasmanian economy at a time when we need it most.

In 2019, the TasTAFE Diploma of Nursing program was accredited by the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Accreditation Council (ANMAC) for the maximum five years, resulting in a refreshed program that fully meets industry needs.

The Tasmanian Liberal Government recognises the importance of TasTAFE in ensuring Tasmania has the skilled workers we need to support our economy, and we have invested in new infrastructure projects to enhance training facilities for students.

This includes $21 million for a Trades and Water Centre of Excellence to be built at Clarence Campus, a $4 million upgrade of Alanvale campus in Launceston, new training kitchens at Devonport’s Providore Place and $5 million for an Agriculture Centre of Excellence in Burnie.

I’d like to thank all of the staff of TasTAFE for the excellent work they do each day in training and supporting students and meeting the state’s skills needs.

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