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Funding boost for Fed Uni TAFE students

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A funding boost from the State Government for Federation University in Ballarat.

Minister for Training and Skills Gayle Tierney has announced $4.6 million in funding for student support services and to train the next generation of workers across health care, social assistance, hospitality and building design.

The Grampians Regional Health Work Readiness Program will receive a $2.15 million boost for a new program to address workforce shortages in the local health care and social assistance industry.

Led by Federation University in partnership with Ballarat Health Service and Wimmera Health Care, the project aims to keep young people in regional Victoria by providing students with meaningful training options and employment pathways as well as connecting employers with the emerging workforce.

Federation University will also receive $549,000 in funding to expand the delivery of Diploma of Hospitality Management, Advanced Diploma of Building Design (Architectural) and Certificate III in Individual Support.

Meanwhile $2.11 million in Community Service Funding has also been announced for campuses across the state, which supports TAFEs to give students literacy and numeracy support, extra help with study, additional learning space and specific support for Koorie Learners and Staff, people with a disability and culturally and linguistically diverse people.