Holmesglen Institute has received the Industry Collaboration Award at the 2018 Victorian Training Awards for its Healthscope partnership and establishing Australia’s first TAFE-based hospital.
The Holmesglen Private Hospital is part of the Moorabbin campus health education precinct, which also includes the internationally recognised Holmesglen Simulation Centre, nursing and allied health teaching facilities and a BreastScreen Victoria clinic.
“Our unique partnership with Healthscope is part of Holmesglen’s wider strategy to connect with the community in new ways for the benefit of industry, our students and society as a whole," said Mary Faraone, Holmesglen Chief Executive.
“The precinct has quickly become a vital health and training asset in the south east."
Since opening, the hospital has created up to 750 nursing, allied health and medical administration jobs. It has also given the community a 24/7 emergency department and critical services for intensive and coronary care.
“Holmesglen Private Hospital provides world-class healthcare to local residents, dramatically reducing their need to seek healthcare out of their local area,” said Keryn Hopkins, Holmesglen Private Hospital General Manager. "Together, Healthscope and Holmesglen Institute have provided tomorrow's future healthcare leaders with a state-of-the-art training hospital."
The Institute’s facilities and relationship with Healthscope have made nursing and allied health among Holmesglen’s most popular courses among prospective students.
“We’re honoured to accept this award because collaborative partnerships are helping us to re-shape student learning, maximise public investment in education and differentiate Holmesglen,” said Ms Faraone.
The award follows previous accolades for the Institute. Holmesglen was awarded the International Training Provider of the Year and the Industry Collaboration Award at the 2017 Australian Training Awards for another innovative partnership with the Electrical Trades Union.
The Victorian Training Awards are held annually, and recognise excellence in Victoria’s training sector.
Holmesglen is a proud member of TAFE Victoria.