Construction is now underway at Brisbane Campus on a $7 million student-led clinic that will deliver new opportunities for student learning and deepen the campus’ ties to the local community.
The clinic will offer a range of allied health services, including those taught at ACU such as speech pathology and occupational therapy, to the community.
In turn, the clinic will provide final-year ACU students enrolled in degree and pre-degree programs with more opportunities to complete their essential clinical placements.
The two-level, 2000m2 building that houses the clinic will also contain a physical education laboratory equipped with leading-edge cameras and software that enable students and researchers to analyse human movement, and ACU’s vocational education and training arm, ACUcom, will have its own dedicated teaching space in the building.
The Properties and Facilities Directorate is managing the project, and expects the clinic to be complete by February 2016.