Launch held for HealthTrain@CQUni and Train@CQUni concepts
Published on 25 September, 2012
A launch was held this week in Melbourne for the new HealthTrain@CQUni and Train@CQUni concepts, flowing from CQUniversity's acquisition of HealthTrain, a well-established Victorian vocational education and training business.
HealthTrain Executive Director Dr Greg McMillan was MC for the event, while the Chancellor Rennie Fritschy, Vice-Chancellor Professor Scott Bowman and Deputy VC (Industry and VET) Nik Babovic provided brief speeches to mark the occasion.
Anita Woods, Director of Nursing from The Bays Hospital provided an industry perspective. The Bays has previously provided placement opportunities, both for HealthTrain Enrolled Nurse and CQUniversity Registered Nurse students.
HealthTrain is based in the Frankston area of Melbourne but CQUniversity plans to extend its geographic reach - starting with CQUniversity's Lonsdale Street (Melbourne) campus from early 2013 - and to expand the range of programs available through the new Train@CQUni arm.
Building upon HealthTrain's expertise and reputation in the health and aged-care sectors, 2013 program offerings will expand in these areas, alongside a range of business programs including management, accounting and OHS.
One of the key features of this new venture will be the ongoing seamless pathway opportunities for individuals to move between vocational and higher education programs, regardless of which state they live or work in.
Professor Bowman presented artwork to Dr McMillan in commemoration of the launch. Ladies Beach (as the piece is entitled) depicts a sheltered cove at Yeppoon Beach and it has been painted by prominent Rockhampton artist Brian Kehoe.
L-R Dr Greg McMillan, Nik Babovic, Anita Woods, Professor Scott Bowman and Rennie Fritschy
Chancellor Rennie Fritschy at the podium
Professor Scott Bowman addresses the gathering
Participants in the launch