A $1.4 million redevelopment of the nursing, aged care and disability training areas at TasTAFE’s Clarence campus will better enable it to train Tasmania’s workforce and enable key industries to prosper.
The new facilities will be modelled on real hospital wards and aged care facilities, and aligned with the latest industry standards transforming an entire block of the campus into a health training hub.
This means TasTAFE students will be learning in facilities which are virtually identical to those they will come across on future work placements and ultimately their careers.
The new space has been designed by Tasmanian based companies, Loop Architecture, and construction by Fairbrother following an open tender process.
Work is expected to be completed in mid-2020, replacing the existing training area at the campus which will be refurbished into classrooms for other TasTAFE qualifications.
Redevelopments like this help ensure that TasTAFE is able to help meet skills shortages in Tasmania’s growing health and aged care sectors.