Peel Training Centre - Challenger Institute of Technology
Project status: Completed
Work has recently been completed on a $6 million Challenger Institute of Technology's Health and Community Training Centre in Mandurah.
Funded by Royalties for Regions under the Skills Training Initiative, the two-storey centre can accommodate up to 170 students across a range of courses and will:
- Help meet the Peel region's growing demand for skilled health and community services workers.
- Assist in reducing the out-migration of young people who are in search of further educational opportunities
- Retain skilled regional workforce
- Boost the region's capacity to meet regional and the State's needs for labour and health services.
The facility will be used to deliver training in aged care, disability services, children's services, education, welfare work and health and wellbeing. It will cater to new entrants, as well as work on up-skilling and re-skilling the workforce in critical human services occupations.
In addition to classrooms and computer training areas, the centre will also contain a purpose-built aged care ward and simulated childcare facility, including a small playground and a nursery.
The Health and Community Training Centre now allows Challenger Institute to increase its offering of cross-sectoral pathway programs in conjunction with its partners Murdoch University and John Tonkin College, allowing an increased participation from college students.
The facility's multi-function design also enables community groups and industry association and enterprises to use the available building spaces when necessary.
The centre was completed in December 2014, with the first students attending Semester 1 in 2015.