With the help of funding from the Victorian Government’s Regional and Specialist Training Fund (RSTF), GOTAFE has purchase new state-of-the-art training equipment.
Students studying Health and Community Services will benefit from an almost $170,000 state of the art human anatomy technology model.
The high tech model developed by American company SynDaver Labs, is an alternative to human cadavers in basic anatomy classes and has been designed to mimic the physical properties of live tissue.
The model will be used as an educational tool to study and explain the internal and external structure of the human body as well as various functions of the body's systems.
A Sectra Table, which is an interactive learning and teaching tool that uses real anatomy and clinical cases to develop critical thinking in critical training, was also purchased.
The table is a large, multi-touch medical display that allows students to navigate inside and interact with images, as well as remove layers of skin and muscle and dissect the body with a virtual knife.
The RSTF program supports training for specific skills in regional and specialist areas that are not being met by the current training market.
GOTAFE’s interim education executive director, Louise Pearce, said GOTAFE was fortunate to be the only registered training organisation in Australia to have the SynDaver resource.
‘We are also the first VET training organisation to utilise a Sectra Table in our training programs. Up until now, it was a resource only available in university degree programs.’‘
GOTAFE is proud to provide students with the opportunity to study locally, and having access to world-class facilities helps ensure they are job-ready when they finish their training,’ said Ms Pearce.