Funding for Job-Ready Nurses

Recently, I joined nursing students and university and industry leaders to announce a $1.5 million funding boost for RMIT to establish a dedicated Nursing Education Unit and new Enrolled Nurse training program at Northern Health in Bundoora, Broadmeadows and Epping.

Students enrolled in the Diploma of Nursing at RMIT will benefit from a technology-enhanced learning experience using simulation laboratories and a new web-based simulation experience that can be accessed online at any time.

The project aims to develop a transformative Enrolled Nurse program, which involves a shift from classroom based learning to a stimulation learning model. Only the Andrews Government understands the need to ensure students receive high quality training that delivers the workforce skills employers need.

More broadly, the Victorian Government is supporting TAFEs and training providers to work in partnership with industry to develop new innovative training programs, products and projects that harness the very latest technologies and approaches. This will provide more agile, flexible and relevant TAFEs across Victoria that are adapted to meet both the needs of industry and the needs of our local community.

This collaboration between Northern Health, RMIT and the Victorian Government is yet another example of the way we are revitalising Victoria’s training and TAFE system.