Great Southern Institute of Technology
Project status: Complete
The Great Southern Institute of Technology unveiled its new Health Sciences and Community Services teaching block in October 2014.
Built to cater for growing demand in training, the $5.76 million facility funded by the Royalties for Regions program provides a modern training centre, including facilities for simulation, laboratories, tutorial rooms, offices and storage space.
It expands on the infrastructure previously available for the delivery of qualifications in community services, health and children's services, with an emphasis on meeting the standards of industry and expectations of students.
This addition will improve the delivery of a wide scope of courses in the health sciences, particularly in:
- Aged care
- Allied health
- First aid
- Dental assistance.
Established in 1974, the Great Southern Institute of Technology is the largest training provider in region, with campuses in Albany (main), Denmark, Mount Barker and Katanning.
The project is part of the Royalties for Regions Regional Skills and Training fund that seeks to improve access to trade training and address skills shortages in regional Western Australia.