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WesTEC Trade Training Centre partnership

Partnership to provide school students direct pathway to nursing careers.
USQ students practising in a simulation ward.

Aspiring nurses will now have a direct pathway to land their dream job after USQ and WesTEC Trade Training Centre signed a new collaboration agreement.

Under the agreement, 20 eligible WesTEC students will have a guaranteed place in the University’s Bachelor of Nursing degree once they complete a Certificate III in Health Services.

Operated by Woodcrest State College and based at Springfield, WesTEC provides industry standard training to Year 10-12 students from six schools across the region in a number of training areas, including automotive, construction, engineering, hairdressing, health support services and logistics.

Woodcrest State College executive principal and WesTEC chair Patrick Murphy said the partnership puts the needs of the students and community first.

“Nursing is going through a boom period in the Springfield and Ipswich area, and we’re delighted to partner with the University of Southern Queensland to provide more skilled workers and fill a huge gap in our community,” he said.