Anaesthetic Machine a Knock Out

Central have acquired an industry standard anaesthetic machine for use by Anaesthetic Technician students courtesy of the Royal Perth Hospital.

Dr. Simon Maclaurin and Roy Wyatt from the Department of Anaesthesia and Pain Medicine at RPH were responsible for Central acquiring the machine.  Roy has been a long supporter of Central and together with Simon is helping ensure the best possible training is available to students.

A recent upgrade of their machines meant RPH was able to look for suitable homes for the leading edge equipment.

The machine, worth approximately $60,000, allows students to monitor a patient’s vital signs and control any drugs being administered.

Anaesthetic Technicians assist anaesthetists in patient preparation, administering anaesthetic as well as general healthcare tasks.

The use of this machine enables students to become familiar with industry standard equipment and better prepare them for working with anaesthetic technology within an operating theatre.

Previously, students had a sharp learning curve as they transitioned into the workforce and had to rapidly get up to speed with unfamiliar equipment.

Now students are able to simulate working in theatre conditions with industry standard equipment on the Mt Lawley campus.


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Sport students train with Soccer legend

Central’s soccer students from the Athlete Development Centre at Leederville were treated to a unique ‘training and talk’ session from one of the world’s greatest female soccer strikers.

Carolina Morace, now an established coach with a pedigree to match her former playing days, was invited to Leederville to coach Certificate IV and Diploma in Sport Development students.

Carolina scored 105 goals for the Italian national team in 153 appearances, a phenomenal strike rate. She was the top scorer in the female Serie A league for eleven consecutive seasons during the 1990s.  She also achieved notoriety for being the first ever woman to coach a professional men’s football team, Viterbese.

She also somehow found time to obtain a law degree and do punditry on Italian TV!


Carolina was brought to Central by lecturer Claire Middleton as part of a season of talks from individuals who have made it to the top echelons of the sport industry.  Previous speakers have included Kate Starre, a double Olympic gold medallist in hockey, Dana Pimley, Head Sports Trainer with the Fremantle Dockers and Bob Welch a risk management expert who has overseen numerous high profile sporting events.

Carolina’s visit was an amazing opportunity for the students who got to ask questions about her life in the game and journey since completing her UEFA Pro Licence, the highest coaching accreditation available in the game.

Carolina talked about numerous topics including the criteria behind the selection of players and subsequently striving to bring the best out of them.

“With players you are looking at four elements – technical ability, tactical ability, physical ability and personality.  We work with, and look for improvements in, all four of these elements,” she said.


Information on Central’s Sport training

*For more information on Carolina’s Perth-based soccer coaching academy, visit





New National Qualifications for Engineering Students

Non-Destructive Testing (NDT) might not sound particularly exciting, but it plays a crucial role in ensuring optimum and effective equipment operations across many industries.

NDT examines equipment materials and components for monitoring operations and maintenance without impacting their usefulness. It ensures cost effective operation, safety and reliability and has become a key part of all industrial equipment construction.

Central’s Engineering department has just become one of two Non Destructive Testing approved training organisations and qualifying bodies in WA.

It allows Central to train and examine NDT methods for use in industry and create a valuable revenue stream.

The Institute can now hold certification exams at the end of any NDT training, without the unnecessary delay of waiting for approvals from the national body. Previously, participants had to wait for nationally scheduled exams held by the Australian Institute of Non-Destructive Testing (AINDT).

As an approved training provider, Central is able to offer more comprehensive engineering training package and attract additional people to the world of NDT.

The first NDT exams were held on 14 March and are a significant milestone in Central‘s journey as a centre of excellence in engineering.

The new certification in NDT provides current and potential engineering students a greater array of qualifications and maximises the skills our graduates can bring to their engineering career.