24 May 2013
Shovels have been swapped for paintbrushes at the University of the Sunshine Coast’s Gympie Learning hub as the final touches are added to its new $5.5million building.
All external construction at USC Gympie is now complete with work currently underway on outfitting the facility’s technology capabilities, lighting and furniture.
USC Gympie Manager Graham Young said it was an exciting time and he expected the doors to open for business when Semester 2 starts in July.
“Students will be walking through the new doors of USC Gympie and will experience the full benefit of the diverse range of facilities on offer, including interactive learning technology software,” he said.
“The state-of-the-art facilities will include a 75-seat lecture theatre, tutorial rooms for 30-50 students, staff offices, student study areas, a high-tech nursing simulation space and a skills development laboratory.”
There are up to 50 students currently studying one or more courses at USC Gympie, which is located at the Wide Bay Institute of TAFE (WBIT) campus on Cartwright Road.
Students are studying a range of USC courses including Nursing Science, Primary Education, Headstart and the Tertiary Preparation Pathway programs. Business and Commerce will be offered from 2014.
— Jessica Halls