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Aboriginal Health College

A new Aboriginal health college, supported by the International Centre for Eye care Education (ICEE) and run by the Aboriginal Health and Medical Research Council of New South Wales, will open early next year in Sydney’s south, will aim to improve healthcare education for students and health professionals across Australia.

Built on the old Prince Henry Hospital site at Little Bay, the facility is designed to bridge the 17 year life expectancy gap between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians. From 1998 to 2000, life expectancy for Indigenous Australians was approximately 59 years for males and 64 years for females, and 76 years and 82 years for non-Indigenous men and women respectively.

The college will provide education at certificate and diploma level, covering sexual and reproductive health, alcohol and other drugs, and social and emotional wellbeing.