New Health & Community complex in city heart.

A new Health and Community Centre of Excellence is set to transform Bendigo TAFE’s City campus and provide local students with an enhanced learning experience.

Designs for the new complex were unveiled to the public last month. The centre aims to enrich the TAFEs current delivery by providing learners with access to more courses, modern equipment and stronger links to industry networks and resources.

“We are very excited to reveal the external design of the new building,” said Bendigo TAFEs CEO Trevor Schwenke.

“Our goal is to transform the campus into an active, vibrant place that is open to the community. We want to create an enjoyable and sustainable environment to learn and to work and one that promotes natural light, ventilation and landscaping.

The new building will demonstrate design excellence and integrate seamlessly into the surroundings. “The creative ideas and vibrancy occurring within the building will be visible from the outside and encourage people to interact with the new Centre of Excellence.”

As part of the design plans, an existing building on the corner of Chapel and McCrae streets will be refurbished and refitted to create the Centre. Another building on the site will be demolished to open up a new entrance to the Centre off Chapel Street.

The Victorian Government has provided $17.7 million to build the Centre as part of their initiative to transform Victoria into the Education State. This will also complement the new Bendigo Hospital and address its current and future skills needs.

Bendigo TAFE currently offers qualification courses in aged care, disability, children and community services, nursing and allied health, and work health safety. Short courses and industry workplace training are also available.

It is estimated that construction of the Health and Community Centre of Excellence will be completed by the end of 2017.

This article appears courtesy of Bendigo TAFE. For more information about Bendigo TAFE and its courses click here.

 

This article courtesy of Bendigo TAFE.


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