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Health Hub students Paige Mills and Hope Meldrum (Toowoomba Catholic Schools)

A Toowoomba Catholic school is expanding a program that offers students industry-standard health training to meet the growing demand in the Darling Downs region of southern Queensland. Source: Toowoomba Catholic Schools. 

The Health Hub program at St Saviour’s College offers a work-ready qualification that serves as a pathway to university and provides students with access to a state-of-the-art health simulation room.

Now in its fourth year of operation, the Health Hub has doubled its program to accommodate the influx of students from across the region.

St Saviour’s College Principal Jessica Wade said the program’s expansion highlighted the alignment between industry-standard training and the school’s mission. 

“As a Mercy school, we have always aimed to educate women who serve their communities in practical ways, such as caring for the sick, elderly and vulnerable,” Mrs Wade said.

The St Saviour’s College Health Hub has been an incredible success and serves as a valuable asset to the Toowoomba community. 

“More than half of our university-bound Year 12 students from last year have moved into health-related courses this year.”

This year, the Health Hub will also welcome students from Mary MacKillop Catholic College Highfields, Assumption College Warwick, St Mary’s College and St Joseph’s College Toowoomba.

This increased demand has prompted the hub to expand its program from one day per week to two days.

The vision for the Health Hub came from St Saviour’s College career development practitioner Chris Grierson. 

“Our goal has always been to respond to the needs of our community while equipping students with qualifications that support their career goals,” Mr Grierson said. He said he was pleased that students have been inspired to pursue careers in nursing and health. “The program has gone from strength to strength.”

Graduates with qualifications from the Health Hub are in high demand in the region’s caring, nursing and aged care sectors.


St Saviour’s College Health Hub is setting the pulse of health care (Toowoomba Catholic Schools)