Page MP Janelle Saffin welcomes a new e-learning health hub at Lismore TAFE Campus, that will ensure students have better access to training in the future and potential for careers in allied health assistance, dental assistance or pathology assistance.

“Modern teaching technology is creating new training opportunities for local students, and it will also help meet the region’s current and future skills needs…It’s an example of why the Federal Government’s NBN, and the new opportunities it enables, will be so vital to our region’s future.” Said Ms Saffin. ” It enables students in Lismore and surrounding areas to access training opportunities not previously available to them without traveling long distances.”

The hubs offer highly practical simulated settings, equipped with live-streaming technology, cameras and multiple panel display screens, connecting students through interactive live-streaming of classes, demonstrations and assessments”

Training hubs will also be established in Kingscliff, Taree, Coffs Harbour and Port Macquarie. North Coast TAFE, which already has 17 campuses, is developing the allied health e-learning hubs to give access to students across the region’s 700km footprint. The project is being built with a $13 million investment from the Regional Priorities Round of the Gillard Labor Government’s Education Investment Fund.

This information has been sourced from the media release ‘media release-janelle saffin mp-Lismore students to benefit from e-learning health hub’. For more information on the Regional Priorities Round of the Education Investment Fund visit: www.innovation.gov.au.