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Holmesglen is leading the way in developing research opportunities through partnerships with industry, in particular health industries related research, proposed research opportunities with the building construction industry, VR (virtual reality) related research and innovation and student based research.  

Health Industry 

Holmesglen and Healthscope  
Holmesglen and leading private healthcare provider Healthscope broke new ground nationally with the establishment of a jointly run private hospital at our Moorabbin campus. The hospital provides clinical training to our health science students as well as health care to the local community. It also creates new opportunities for applied research and innovation in health services.
Current projects include improving collaboration and communication in health care and establishing the effectiveness of an Inter-professional ward round for the assessment, diagnosis, and management of delirium in post-operative cardiac patients.
Health research
  • Prevention of falls in Australian hospitals 
  • Virtual reality simulation programme for nurse education, 
  • A research project into the integrated practical placement programme for young people with a disability in conjunction with the Royal Children’s Hospital, (award winning programme ‘Industry collaboration award', at the Victorian and Australian National Training Awards) Read about Holmesglen and The Royal Children's Hospital partnership
  • An evaluative research project conducted on Mammography Online: the trialling of an online specialist training programme for radiographers

Building Industry

Building 4.0 Co-operative Research Centre (CRC)
Holmesglen is contributing to a $28 million building and construction initiative. Funded by the Australian Government Cooperative Research Centre (CRC) Program, Building 4.0 CRC aims to make Australia a leader in the advanced manufacturing of buildings.
  • Holmesglen, along with 29 other organisations across the commercial, university, industry and government sectors will collaborate and use research to achieve the Building 4.0 CRC goal of disrupting the building industry through research and innovative technologies.
  • Building 4.0 CRC will enable a customer-centric and connected transformation of the building industry.
  • Building construction trades training staff and researchers at Holmesglen, along with our Centre for Applied Research and Innovation, will work closely together in establishing exciting initiatives.
  • Building 4.0 CRC originated as a university-industry based consortium headed by  Monash University, the University of Melbourne, Lend Lease, the Donovan Group and Coresteel buildings.
Augmented reality and virtual reality resources for the building construction industry
This research project in collaboration with industry researches the development and trial of learning and assessment resources for VET level programs in building construction.  It aims to provide a resource to students via the web using  augmented reality and virtual reality packages to simulate a range of building construction scenarios. 

Sustainability and water use
A co-operative venture with South East Water in the development of heating processes for harvested water for use in domestic dwellings.

HVAC Centre of Excellence
The establishment of a Centre of Excellence for the Design Installation and Commissioning of Heating, Ventilation and Air-Conditioning (HVAC) Systems in partnership with the Air Conditioning and Mechanical Contractors' Association of Victoria.  

Fashion Industry  

Digitising Practical Skill in Learning Spaces
Holmesglen and Sovereign Hill - Redcoats project
Holmesglen partnered with Sovereign Hill, to replicate, with precise historical accuracy, three 19th Century military uniforms.  

Hospitality Industry

Student co - operation – Murrindi Shire and Goulburn River Valley Tourism
During their third year, our Bachelor of Hospitality Management students undertake applied research projects in the Murrindindi Shire. Working with the Goulburn River Valley Tourism (GRVT) Association, small student teams align with existing businesses within the Shire. Their goal is to evaluate opportunities to advance that business’ capabilities in line with the broader regional perspective.   

Sports Industry

Student co-operation – Victorian Amateur Football Association (VAFA)
Student teams work alongside VAFA clubs developing marketing strategies for the clubs to consider. To achieve this, students submit a market research proposal, followed by data collection (e.g. extended interview, survey, focus group, observation etc.) with club stakeholders.

All information is correct at the time of printing but subject to change.

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