Education and training aims to provide a sustainable and responsive health workforce committed to high quality and safe health outcomes. The Pyrenees House Education Centre offers an extensive range of education and training programs linking directly to the efficiency and effectiveness of the health workforce. These programs are supported by the Executive and Management team, allowing for their successful implementation and the ongoing growth in our value of a “Learning Culture”.

Programs include:

  • Mandatory training which is delivered either face to face or via e-learning
  • Training targeted to various workgroups, departments and disciplines
      • Inservice education
      • Grampians Health Learning Hub (on-line learning)
      • SIMVAN
      • Clinical Skills Prac Lab
      • Highway Model of Education
  • Career Progression pathways (clinical and non-clinical)
  • Graduate Nurse program
      • Registered Nurses
      • Enrolled Nurses


  • Clinical placement for undergraduate students
    • Medicine
    • Nursing/midwifery
    • Allied Health – Therapy
    • Allied Health – Science
    • Dental
    • Health Information Management
  • Diploma of Nursing delivered in partnership with FedUni TAFE

East Grampians Health Service offers the Diploma of Nursing in partnership with Federation TAFE.

If you would like to talk to the helpful staff at FedUni TAFE about studying the fee-free Diploma of Nursing course, please register your interest or contact them on 1800 FED UNI (1800 333 864).

For further information about the Free TAFE for Priority Courses initiative, you can contact the TAFE and Training line on 13 18 23 or visit the TAFE Victoria website.

To discuss this with a representative from East Grampians Health Service in Ararat, please contact the Training & Development Manager on (03) 5352 9404.

Below is some feedback from students that have undertaken placement at East Grampians Health Service.

I have learnt so much over my short time here and have had a wonderful experience for this actue placement.  The inpatient staff are just fantastic and are incredible preceptors for students.

Thank you all so much for being so supportive of our learning and allowing us to be independent.  I am so grateful for the wonderful times I got to spend with the IPU staff and patients.

Thank you all so much for having us here.  I really appreciated all your efforts and patience in helping us learn.  I am so grateful for all your support.  You have all been amazing.

Thank you to all IPU staff.  I have absolutely loved my time here at EGHS and have learnt so much here.  You have all been so helpful and patient with us and encouraged us at all times.  I will miss being here.

Thank you so much for your patience.  I know you are very busy and your support has been amazing.  I have so much knowledge going away from this experience thanks to you all.  You are a fantastic team and I will miss working with you very much.

I’d like to thank you for the support you have given me during my time at EGHS.  Your support is unmatched by any other educator I’ve come accross.

I just wanted to thank you so much for being so welcoming and making my placement at EGHS super enjoyable, and for providing me with the amazing opportunities that you did.  This placement has completely exceeded my expectations and honestly has been the most beneficial and enjoyable of all six clinical placements I have completed.

Thank you very much for the opportunities you have given us all and for your patience and support towards our learning.  We have really valued our time in IPU and it has been great to work with you all.

Thank you all so much for having us and for all the knowledge and experience you have shared with us during our placement.  We are all very grateful.