Work underway on state-of-the-art training centre
Construction is underway for the $60M TAFE Health and Community Centre of Excellence in Broadmeadows following the official sod turning ceremony.
Opening in 2025, the centre will deliver vital training for jobs in health and health care. It will provide courses in high priority areas including quality aged care, mental health, disability, health care, pathology, allied health, and early childhood education and care.
Architectus was appointed by Bendigo Kangan Institute last November to design the landmark centre as the first stage of its Broadmeadows Campus Revitalisation, delivered as part of the Victorian Government’s Building Better TAFEs Fund.
The new building will include flexible learning spaces and state-of-the-art laboratories for health simulation.
Victorian Minister for Training and Skills Gayle Tierney turned the first sod to formally declare the project underway.
“This new building is a fantastic step towards future-proofing the local health and community industries, and Kangan Institute is incredibly proud to launch the first stage of our Broadmeadows Campus Revitalisation,” said Kangan Institute Chief Executive Officer Sally Curtain.
Architectus Associate Jayden Peacock, who took part in the sod turning along with the project team, said the centre would provide critical access to advanced facilities for a rapidly growing region.
“Our design for the Health and Community Centre of Excellence provides a warm and welcoming home for the next generation of students. This new state-of-the-art facility will open up Kangan Institute and connect with its broader community,” he said.
As part of the project, Architectus will also offer a series of placements and mentoring programs for students studying at Kangan Institute.