Skill seekers looking to join the fast-growing health industry on the Coffs Coast will soon have access to world-class facilities and more courses.

NSW Nationals Member for Coffs Harbour Gurmesh Singh and Skills Minister Dr Geoff Lee have turned the sod on the new $3.2 million Coffs Harbour Connected Health Hub.

Mr Singh said the NSW Nationals in Government’s landmark investment in TAFE NSW and education complemented his region’s health infrastructure boom.

“Record investment in health infrastructure, coupled with our ageing population, means workers in the health sector are highly sought-after,” Mr Singh said.

“It wasn’t long ago Minister Lee and I were here turning the first sod of the CHEC trades hub which is now in full swing. Today, we’re back with another example of how the Nationals in Government are delivering for my community, here in Coffs Harbour.”

“These new cutting-edge facilities will give a real-leg up to the next generation of health students in Coffs Harbour.”

Member for Coffs Harbour Gurmesh Singh

The CHEC Health Hub will harness the latest technology to deliver students interaction-rich and work-based learning experiences. When completed, the specialist health facility will offer a wider range of courses – significantly expanding health training opportunities on the Coffs Coast.

Importantly, the CHEC Health Hub will open up opportunities in key areas of skills demand, such as the growing Allied Health and Health industries.

The Nationals in Government are investing $137 million to support 17 major capital works projects at TAFE NSW in 2019-20. The CHEC Health Hub is scheduled for completion in June 2020 and will open to students on the first day of Semester 2, 2020.