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Melbourne Polytechnic receives $2.5 million for health sector training

18 Jun 2015

Minster for Training and Skills, Steve Herbert, this week announced a grant from the Labor Government’s $50 million TAFE Back to Work Fund.

The Minister was visiting Melbourne Polytechnic’s Heidelberg campus, one of Victoria's major training centres in building trades, electronics and engineering, with Member for Ivanhoe Anthony Carbines and Member for Eltham Vicki Ward.

The funding will be used to get 1200 people skilled up for jobs in the growing health care sector.

The government’s funding will allow Melbourne Polytechnic to work in collaboration with health care providers to focus on areas where there are skills gaps and develop training which leads to jobs.

The Back to Work Scheme provides financial assistance to businesses which hire eligible young people aged 15-24 who have been looking for work for three months or more, out-of-trade apprentices, retrenched workers or someone who has been looking for work for 12 months or more.

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Media enquiries should be directed to Melbourne Polytechnic Communications Officer, Anita Coia, on 03 9269 1251 or Communications@melbournepolytechnic.edu.au

Melbourne Polytechnic (formerly NMIT) operates across six campuses and five specialist training centres throughout Melbourne. The institute delivers high quality vocational education in industry-standard facilities.