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Minister opens new Devonport Training Centre

Medecs Learning’s new Devonport Training Centre was officially opened on Tuesday, May 17. The Minister for Skills Training and Workforce Growth, The Hon. Roger Jaensch, was in attendance to officiate. 

“Nearly 27% of Tasmanians reported living with a disability – the largest of any state in Australia,” observed Steve Noone (Learning Director, Medecs Learning) in the opening address. “This indicates about 30,000 people – one in four – are living with a disability on the Northwest Coast. Demand for services far exceeds [the] current supply of services.” 

Deb Stone (Managing Director, Medecs Learning) took to the podium to share the history of Medecs Learning on the Northwest Coast since 2014. “Our journey to this fantastic training space has been entertaining,” she said. “Our first training space was the Penguin Life Saving Club. Many a day [was] spent walking around the hall with the phone in the air trying to find a phone signal and enough internet coverage to send an email to the office… at least one student… went for a swim in his lunch break [and] even changed into his wetsuit!” 

At the unveiling of a commemorative plaque, The Hon. Roger Jaensch was invited to speak. “It is vital we provide staff the opportunities to upskill,” he said, “And a Training Centre like this one and the dedicated training team at Medecs Learning will be an important part of achieving this in the region.” 

Various members of the Healthcare and Social Assistance sector were also in attendance.


Photos by Oscar Sloane Photography

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