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A Word from our CEO - Collaboration award for Western Health

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Associate Professor Alex Cockram
​Chief Executive

A Word from our CEO - Collaboration award for Western Health

Western Health claims top honours at Business and Higher Education Roundtable Awards

On Thursday 7 November, Western Health and Victoria University won the Ashley Goldsworthy Award for Sustained Collaboration between Business and Tertiary Education at the Business and Higher Education Roundtable Awards at the Melbourne Convention Centre.

This prestigious award was in recognition of our longstanding relationships and the partnership with Victoria University and the work associated with the Western Centre for Health Research and Education. The award was also in recognition of our workforce training programs such as the Transition Program for Enrolled Nurses and the Graduate Certificate in Management (Health Service Leadership) that the Western Health Registered Training Organisation has established with Victoria University.

The Business/Higher Education Round Table is a not-for-profit national organisation established in 1990 to strengthen the relationship between business and higher education. It is unique because its members are leaders in higher education, business, industry bodies and research institutions.

The Awards were established in 1998 to recognise outstanding achievement in collaboration between business and higher education in the fields of research and development and education and training. The objective of the program is to highlight, at a national level, the benefits of strong collaboration and enhanced links between industry and universities.

Congratulations to the Education and Western Centre for Health Research and Education (WCHRE) Teams for their hard work and our colleagues at Victoria University. In particular I would like to acknowledge Annette De Jager, our Accredited Training Manager, for her considerable commitment and the energy she has contributed to building and sustaining these innovative programs for our staff.

(l to r) Prof Michelle Tostowless, Pro Vice Chancellor Victoria University; Mrs. Louise McKinlay, Director Education and Learning, Western Health; Prof Peter Dawkins, Vice Chancellor and President Victoria University; Mrs Annette De Jager, Accredited Training Manager, Western Health and Professor Gregory Blatch, Dean, College of Health and Biomedicine, Victoria University.