E-news Issue 5
Wednesday, 07 July 2021
Charles Darwin University
E-news
Minister for Jobs and Training Paul Kirby, Minister for Education and Seniors Lauren Moss and CDU Vice-Chancellor Scott Bowman view plans for the new Training Centre for Aged Care, a $1.7 million investment from the Northern Territory Government to strengthen aged care workforce skills across the sector
Minister for Jobs and Training Paul Kirby, Minister for Education and Seniors Lauren Moss and CDU Vice-Chancellor Scott Bowman view plans for the new Training Centre for Aged Care, a $1.7 million investment from the Northern Territory Government to strengthen aged care workforce skills across the sector

Strengthening aged care training in the Territory

The Territory Government and Charles Darwin University (CDU) are boosting training for the next generation of aged care workers with the construction of a new Training Centre for Aged Care at CDU’s Casuarina campus.

The Minister for Jobs and Training Paul Kirby, Minister for Education and Seniors Lauren Moss and the CDU Vice-Chancellor Scott Bowman AO joined today to announce the Territory Government’s $1.7 million investment to strengthen aged care workforce skills across the sector.

The centre will primarily deliver VET qualifications to ensure that Territorians have a compassionate and well-trained aged care workforce. Ultimately, the Centre will be able to expand for supporting higher education programs and research at the university.

The training centre, which will be built by Scope Building NT, will create up to 70 jobs during the construction phase. It will provide a learning environment for 24 students with room for four aged care beds and equipment that will mimic an aged care facility to aid student learning.

It will also feature a pan room, kitchen and general-purpose teaching area as well as showers designed for people with disabilities. The surrounding area will be fully landscaped following the completion of the works.

Charles Darwin University Vice Chancellor Professor Scott Bowman AO said the centre will aid the training of future aged care workers and allied health professionals to service the needs of the Northern Territory community.

“We know that support, training and development are essential for the future workforce to ensure safe, high quality aged care is delivered for Territorians,” Professor Bowman said.

“The centre will provide training to help our students be better equipped as they enter the workforce, so that they can provide better support to staff and the residents they work with in aged care settings.”