Federation TAFE will establish a new pipeline of health workers for regional areas by offering a Diploma of Nursing traineeship program this year.
The Uni securing five-year accreditation for its revised Diploma of Nursing qualification from the Australian Nursing & Midwifery Accreditation Council (ANMAC).
The traineeship program will be delivered in partnership with Grampians Health in Ballarat and Horsham and was developed in response to ongoing nursing shortages, particularly affecting regional areas.
“The traineeship model between Federation TAFE and Grampians Health is an Australian first and very exciting,” said Federation TAFE Head of Centre, Health and Community Services, Helen Ryan-McDermott.
“The traineeships will address critical nursing shortages and support Grampians Health facilities in Ballarat and the Wimmera in a ‘grow your own workforce’ model.”
“The partnership is a great example of education and industry working together,” Ms. Ryan-McDermott said.