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Pandemic prompts growth in health courses

South Australians are flocking to study health courses in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic.

TAFE SA has taken more than 3000 applications for health courses in semester two this year, an increase of about 25 per cent.

Health Minister Stephen Wade says the community has been inspired by health workers during the COVID-19 crisis.

“Our health heroes have been a shining light during dark and challenging times,” Mr Wade said.

“We have all been inspired by their courage and self-sacrifice.

“It is great to see the next generation being inspired by their acts and ready to follow in their footsteps.”

Chief Executive David Coltman said TAFE SA was well placed to support the increase in demand for training.

“Our educators have modified and amended the way they deliver training and education so that students can continue their learning throughout the pandemic,” he said.

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