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Nursing among 150 Uni places for Launceston.

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Monday, 24 July 2006

The University of Tasmania will receive 150 new university places for its Launceston campus to commence in 2007.

Federal Member for Bass Michael Ferguson said that the allocation includes 100 new places for nursing.

“The Launceston allocation also provides for 20 teaching places as well as new places in environmental science (10) and furniture design (20), which are priorities in Tasmania,” he said.

“The new places include growth places under the Our Universities: Backing Australia’s Future package of higher education reforms, as well as nursing places provided as part of the Australian Government’s contribution to the Council of Australian Governments’ Health Workforce package.

“Since 2004, the Government has already created over 18,000 new places and unmet student demand has fallen by more than 60% nationally.

“I congratulate the University of Tasmania on its success in winning funding for these new places, which show a clear commitment to Northern Tasmania in these important areas of study.”