A new facilities upgrade at TAFE Alexandra Hills will benefit nursing students

Future plans: TAFE Queensland students Sharon Mackey, Amanda Kaissis, Theo Witteman, Ashlie Pollard and educational team leader (Nursing South), Mel Carling.
Future plans: TAFE Queensland students Sharon Mackey, Amanda Kaissis, Theo Witteman, Ashlie Pollard and educational team leader (Nursing South), Mel Carling.

TAFE Queensland's Alexandra Hills campus nursing facilities are being transformed into a state-of-the-art training hub for the local future healthcare workforce.

The facilities will feature new industry-grade hospital wards, opening later this year to provide a world-class training ground for the region's future healthcare professionals.

"The new modern wards will provide nursing students with a learning environment that replicates modern health care facilities you'd find anywhere in Australia," TAFE Queensland education team leader Mel Carling said.

"Students will learn in a hands-on, industry standard environment, taught by teachers who are qualified health professionals who know what students can expect when joining the workforce and where the sector is headed."

The new facilities will feature a dedicated hospital ward complete with simulation patients, hospital beds, medical equipment, a medicine room and replicate other TAFE Queensland health training facilities around the state.

The new modern wards will provide nursing students with a learning environment that replicates modern health care facilities you'd find anywhere in Australia.

Mel Carling.

The upgrade to the nursing practical spaces also includes interactive observation rooms, viewing laboratories and early childhood education and care training facilities.

"The modernised practical spaces will enhance the Alexandra Hills campus to train students of today to be the health professionals of tomorrow, and there's never been a better time to consider a career in health," said Ms Carling.

According to Federal Employment Forecasts 2019 Nursing and social assistance are amongst the fastest growing industries in Australia, with a projected need for 252,600 more jobs by 2024.

  • For more information about TAFE Queensland's nursing courses, call 1300 308 233 or visit: tafeqld.edu.au and apply today to see where TAFE can take you.
SHARE