New Facilities Support Workforce Development Needs

05 November 2014

Durack has two new capital works projects currently underway at the Fitzgerald Street campus in Geraldton.

The new Health Industries Training Facility and Aboriginal Learning Centre have been funded by the State Government through Royalties for Regions to the value of $15.02 million and a further $1.7 million from the Department of Training and Workforce Development.

The Health Industries Training Facility will service the Health, Community Services, Aged Care and Personal Services industries with a strong focus on meeting current and future workforce development needs.

The Training Director for Health Education and Community Services - Karen Watts says the dedicated rooms will cater for enhanced simulation learning activities and programs where situations can be observed and then repeated in order to consolidate learning. 

"Durack can provide students with the confidence required to enter into the health industries work environment."

The existing Evolution Training Salon will also be extended as part of the overall capital works facility enhancements at the Fitzgerald Street campus. The size of the existing hairdressing, beauty and massage areas will be dramatically increased and provide a larger reception area for training in retail and customer service programs. 

In addition to these developments, construction has also commenced on the Aboriginal Learning Centre which will cater for social, cultural and educational activities throughout the year for Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal people.  

The Centre is aimed at increasing Aboriginal participation, training outcomes and promoting learning pathways with a variety of learning activity rooms, outdoor courtyards. A large deck area opening up onto a terraced amphitheater style garden can be used for gatherings, performances or functions.

The new facilities are due for completion in early 2015. Read the full story here.

FT - Full time

PT - Part time

FLX - Flexible

RPL - Recognition of prior learning

ONL - Online

OPL - Open learning

PRE - Preapprenticeship

APP - Apprenticeship

TRN - Traineeship

WPA - Workplace assessment