Building the workforce of the future: ties strengthened with TAFE NSW

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Blacktown and Mount Druitt hospitals acting general manager Jude Constable, TAFE NSW regional general manager Michael Cullen, WSLHD board chair Richard Alcock, Director business analytics and performance Luke Elias and TAFE NSW head of infrastructure and projects business development, Duncan Ellis recently met to discuss the partnership.

Western Sydney Local Health District (WSLHD) and TAFE NSW have joined forces to explore opportunities in response to our District’s growing workforce.

Blacktown Hospital general manager Jude Constable said that the partnership will help WSLHD offer quality skills provision and training from the leading provider of vocational education and training.

“We are exploring opportunities to develop and strengthen our relationship with TAFE NSW, particularly in light of the Blacktown and Mount Druitt hospitals’ expansion and the Westmead Redevelopment,” said Jude.

“Both of these projects will bring a demand for an increased workforce across a range of areas, many of which will come with training requirements.

“TAFE NSW delivers relevant, high-quality, practical and creative thinking to grow the NSW economy and skill the workforce of the future.”

WSLHD continues to work closely with TAFE NSW to identify areas for collaboration. Some areas already included:

  • Certificate IV in Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Primary Health Care Practice.
  • Certificate III in Health Administration
  • Certificate IV in Allied Health Assistance

Other future areas also identified include:

  • Assistants in Midwifery
  • Clinical Coders
  • Central Sterilising technicians

Further updates will provided, watch this space!