A new $8 million state-of-the-art student hub is the latest stage in the transformation of Holmesglen Institute’s Moorabbin Campus.
Minister for Training and Skills Gayle Tierney and Member for Bentleigh Nick Staikos today officially opened the Moorabbin Student Hub, funded through the Andrews Labor Government’s TAFE Rescue Fund.
The hub features student support and information services, meeting and conference spaces for industry training collaboration, and open plan learning spaces with the latest technology – including interactive LCD screens.
The student hub is located between the TAFE and the recently opened Holmesglen Private Hospital, making it accessible by both students at the TAFE and the hospital.
The hospital is a partnership between Holmesglen Institute and Healthscope, offering general surgery and emergency services and providing clinical training for students in nursing, physiotherapy and allied health.
Earlier this year, Holmesglen received $12 million from the Stronger TAFE Fund, part of Skills First, which is allowing the TAFE to focus on what they do best – train students.
Through Skills First, the Labor Government is overhauling Victoria’s training and TAFE system, guaranteeing funding to secure the future of TAFE and making sure Victorians have the right skills for the jobs of today and tomorrow.
Holmesglen received a total of $11.5 million from the TAFE Rescue Fund, including $8 million for the Moorabbin Student Hub.
Quotes attributable to Minister for Training and Skills Gayle Tierney
“Holmesglen is at the forefront of innovation, giving students access to technology that will advance their training and employment opportunities.”
“Our record investment in training and TAFE is changing the lives of everyday Victorians – while also making sure industry has the skills it needs for the jobs of today and tomorrow.”
Quotes attributable to Member for Bentleigh Nick Staikos
“This new student hub will give local students the chance to collaborate with teachers and industry, making sure they get the skills they need for the jobs they want.”
“I’m proud to be a part of a Labor Government that cares about TAFE and supports institutes like Holmesglen.”
Reviewed 19 August 2020