The $12.5million UniSA Learning Centre on Wireless Road West, will enhance educational opportunities and the university experience for regional students through state-of-the art collaborative learning facilities and social spaces.
The Learning Centre features specialist teaching facilities for education, health and social work students including treatment rooms modelled on the Royal Adelaide Hospital and Mount Gambier Hospital, enabling students to learn in real-world scenarios. There are plans for new programs in the future offering students more blended learning options.
Access to new high-speed fibre optic infrastructure, will give local students the same UniSA curriculum, resources and academics, as students in the city. Collaborative learning spaces and modern teaching facilities are linked through a central piazza where students can relax and interact.
TAFE SA Mount Gambier is part of a network of 33 campuses located across regional South Australia. The Mount Gambier campus delivers accredited qualifications ranging from Certificate 1 to Advanced Diplomas and Vocational Graduate Certificates.
TAFE SA Mount Gambier works closely with industry, schools, universities, government agencies, and continually liaises with community groups and enterprises to customise courses that address the local needs and industry demand.
Sustainability and increasing concerns about the environment translates to future job opportunities.
Southern Cross University offers degrees in Forest Science and Management and Environmental Science in Mount Gambier. These courses are delivered in a work integrated model that allows students to work while studying and gain valuable experience. Southern Cross University - Mount Gambier graduates high calibre students that are work ready with sound career options.
The Flinders University Rural Clinical School provides rural medical education experiences for students enrolled at Flinders University in Bachelor of Medicine and a community-based allied health program, the Integrated Multidisciplinary Model for Education in Rural Settings (IMMERSe) for allied health students. These programs deliver clinical education opportunities through vertical integration of learning, foster teamwork and increase the level of work readiness in graduates.
The Mount Gambier and District Tertiary Health Education Grant Program was offered for the first time in 2007. This is a continuing program that is aimed to encourage and foster those persons who normally reside within the City or District as their principal place of residence (or their immediate family normally resides) and who need to leave the region in order to undertake university studies in the identified skill areas required within our community.
A partnership has been developed with the City of Mount Gambier, District Council of Grant, the Mount Gambier Private Hospital Inc., Flinders Rural Health SA, UFS Chemist, Mount Gambier and District Community Bank, Rotary Club of Mount Gambier Lakes, businesses and benevolent individuals to provide funding for this tertiary health education grant program. The current focus is on medicine and most forms of allied health.
The grants are designed to assist local people to undertake specific tertiary education studies where they are required to leave the Mount Gambier district in order to complete such studies.
It is the desire of the community partnership to support any initiative that strengthens and enhances our strategic objective for the Mount Gambier District to be a leading community in encouraging all forms of lifelong learning and assist in meeting local essential skills shortages.
Grant Applciations close on March 31st 2017.
A decade on please see where some of our first year recipients are now.