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New WesTEC health ward opens

Daniel Bouwmeester    December 31, 2023    2 min read   

An expansion to the WesTEC Trade Training Centre in Springfield comprising a new emergency health workshop and classroom was completed recently.

The brand new $4.2 million Health Experiential Centre features a simulated hospital ward with eight beds plus a nursing station and medical equipment for students to take on vital practical experience.

Courses making use of the new Health Experiential Centre will be offered in partnership with Mater Education.

Images: WesTEC Trade Training Centre.

Successful graduates will be able to filter into employment opportunities in the Greater Springfield area such as the Mater Private Hospital, the new Mater Health Hub, or the upcoming Public Hospital.

Located on the Woodcrest State College campus at 110 Nev Smith Drive, Springfield, WesTEC Trade Training Centre is a state government vocational school and purpose-built state-of-the-art training facility operating as part of TAFE Queensland.

It serves the training needs of 7 schools including Woodcrest State College, Springfield Central State High School, Bellbird Park State Secondary College, and four other local state high schools.

Images: Charis Mullen MP.

Jordan MP Charis Mullen visited the new centre recently to congratulate WesTEC staff.

“I am so happy to see this amazing new health training facility delivered and WesTEC expanded,” Ms Mullen said.

“I made a commitment at the last election to grow WesTEC so that more young people in our Ipswich region could get the skills and training they need for good jobs now and into the future.”

WesTEC Trade Training Centre includes several air-conditioned, multi-functional rooms suitable for training, meetings, or special events.

Facilities include automotive, engineering, and construction workshops, training rooms, a hairdressing and barbering salons, computer rooms, and offices.

Images: WesTEC Trade Training Centre.

For more information, visit westecttc.eq.edu.au, email westec@woodcrestsc.eq.edu.au, or call 3280 2427.

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Daniel Bouwmeester

Daniel was born in a mining town in New South Wales to Dutch and Welsh immigrants, before relocating to Logan City, where he attended Canterbury College for twelve years. He pursued his passion for music by completing a first-class honours degree at the University of Queensland (UQ), and later signed with a local record label. He has travelled the world from a young age, including a student exchange in rural France, a job working the ski lifts in Colorado, and visits to the islands of the South Pacific. After a six-year career in market research, Daniel returned to UQ to complete a Bachelor of Journalism and Arts dual degree, majoring in political science. His varied experiences at home and abroad have contributed to a passion for spreading good news while defending the truth buried inside complex societal paradigms.