Waterfront health facilities upgrade

Deakin is upgrading the located learning and staff accommodation for the School of Nursing and Midwifery and School of Health and Social Development at its Geelong Waterfront Campus. The upgrade will transform the Faculty of Health facilities into professional-standard, highly-functioning spaces and provide enhanced conditions for students and staff.

Project summary



Completion date

Trimester 2, 2018

Project manager

Jessica Rafter
+61 3 5227 2940
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Creating an industry-standard learning environment

This major refurbishment will provide students with simulation facilities that reflect real working conditions and will position them well for graduate employment.

The project will provide:

  • contemporary, appropriately-sized and custom-designed specialist simulation spaces
  • a new nursing high fidelity simulation centre
  • a new nursing community health and midwifery simulation centre
  • new nursing treatment and preparation rooms
  • co-location of specialist teaching spaces
  • refurbishment of the Occupation Therapy Performance and Community Based Practice Education (CBPE) laboratories
  • consolidation and improvements to staff accommodation.

The project will be delivered in three stages to ensure specialist teaching spaces can remain operational until the new spaces are constructed.

Several of the new spaces will be ready for students in Trimester 1, 2018. The remaining spaces will be completed for Trimester 2, 2018.

Learn more about Deakin’s health courses

Architect renders of upgraded facilities

Further information

We're fully committed to keeping the community informed during the construction period. If you have further concerns, please contact the project manager at the details above.