About Mayfield Education
HEALTH CARE EDUCATION
Mayfield Education – Our Story
Mayfield Education has been a leader in health education since 1963.
We’re now Victoria’s leading private not-for profit vocational education and higher education provider for the health and community services sector. For around 60 years Mayfield Education has provided accredited and non-accredited training courses and services that equip people with practical, work-related skills for work in the health and community services sectors.
Mayfield Education has a history of reliability, experience and specialist skills in providing quality health courses to government departments, regulated bodies, public and private hospitals, aged care and other health care facilities, schools, private practices and individuals.
Thanks to our highly experienced and qualified health personnel Mayfield Education offers specific health training in accredited and non-accredited courses in specialist health areas such as infection control, sterilisation, operating theatre, aged care & disability, allied health, diabetes, health management, nursing, and health technician service areas.
Empowering individuals and organisations through learning and development to improve health outcomes.
Leading innovation and excellence in the delivery of training and education for health and community services.
Innovation – We embrace new ideas and evidence-based approaches in all that we do.
Excellence – We work to the highest possible standards to achieve quality outcomes based on best practice.
Learning – We strive to develop individual and organisational knowledge, skills, and abilities in achieving our goals.
Integrity – We always act with honesty, openness, and fairness.
Respect – We respect each other, the needs of individuals and the reputation of Mayfield Education.
Mayfield Education, originally known as Mayfield Centre, was established in October 1963 to provide staff training and development for people working in public hospitals in Victoria. The Hospitals and Charity Commission established the Mayfield Centre in Toorak, which was officially open as a centre for hospital training by the Minister of Health, The Honourable R W Mack MLC, on 25 November 1963.
In 1963 the Hospitals and Charity Commission appointed Mr H. G. (Jock) Berry, former superintendent of the South Australian Ambulance Service, to the new position of Director of Ambulances for Training in Victoria. During the same year Mayfield Centre was established and provision was made for ambulance training to be conducted at the newly formed centre in addition to staff training and development for hospital personnel.
Air Ambulance Services
The first course was offered in March 1964 and was attended by 16 ambulance superintendents. In addition to training ambulance officers the centre provided the control facilities to the air ambulance services which operated out of Moorabbin Airport. This service proved to be so effective to other parts of Victoria that all flights and patient scheduling was carried out from Mayfield Centre.
In 1975 the hospital training activities at Mayfield Centre had grown to the point where there wasn’t enough space for the ambulance officer training and the training programs for hospital staff. The Hospitals and Charities Commission approved the transfer of the ambulance training school to other premises.
Over 240 Courses and Workshops
In the late 1980’s Mayfield Centre had grown to the point where over 240 courses, workshops and seminars were being offered each year, with around 5000 hospital personnel in attendance. Many courses were conducted at hospitals around Melbourne and at hospitals in regional areas. Training was provided in management, advanced nursing techniques, extended care, occupational health and safety, along with a range of technical courses, all designed to increase knowledge and provide skills to improve the performance of those employed in health services in Victoria.
Registered Training Organisation
In the mid 1990’s Mayfield Education became a Registered Training Organisation. In 2004 Mayfield Education commenced leasing of a facility at Caulfield Hospital to accommodate the nursing program. Later in 2013 the Mayfield Board decided to invest at Hawthorn East. The redevelopment provided much needed student facilities including the lounge and computer kiosk area – with full Wi-Fi access, classroom, and a laboratory for student practical sessions.
Currently, Mayfield Education continues its historical trademark of offering specific health training in accredited and non-accredited courses in specialist health areas such as infection control, sterilisation, operating theatre, aged care & disability, allied health, diabetes, health management, nursing and health technician service areas.
Mayfield Education prides itself on the support we give our students, the quality of teaching and the ease of access to course coordinators. The quality and relevance of our programs has resulted in Mayfield Education courses often being cited as the industry preferred qualification.
Our staff hold appropriate education qualifications as well as qualifications in their area of specialty, and only external professionals considered experts in their field teach in our programs. Recent developments include contemporary and innovative blended learning experiences, which enable online access and support for all students. These standards and innovations ensure that our students receive quality tuition that is both relevant and current.
Mayfield Education’s supportive learning environment has assisted in giving many students the extra confidence and skills needed to achieve their goals. Many of our students continue to advance their employment and careers, further study, and successes.
We are committed to assisting our students to achieve, learn and advance their careers. We believe that the quality of teaching, the low student to educator ratio (resulting in small class sizes) and the level of student support provided is what makes Mayfield Education different.
(Mayfield Education acknowledges the Malvern historical society, Malvern City Council, Mr. Jeffrey Robinson, Normal J. Marshall, Neville Acklon and Mr H. G. (Jock) Berry with whom gave access to records and documents related to Mayfield Education).
What Makes Us Different
Mayfield Education prides itself on the support we give our students, the quality of teaching and the ease of access to course coordinators. The range of Certificate, Short Courses and Consultancy Services has been developed to meet the needs of students and the healthcare industry at a Victorian and nationwide level. The quality and relevance of our programs has resulted in Mayfield Education courses often being cited as the industry preferred qualification.
High Standard of Education
At Mayfield Education staff hold appropriate education qualifications as well as qualifications in their area of specialty, and only external professionals considered experts in their field teach in our programs. Recent developments include contemporary and innovative blended learning experiences which enable online access and support for all students. These standards and innovations ensure that our students receive quality tuition that is both relevant and current.
We empower our students through lifelong learning to be job ready in a highly competitive market.
We value our people by upskilling them and providing an inclusive, safe, and positive work culture
Excellence, Growth, and Innovation
We engage with and value our stakeholders so we can build innovative and efficient systems and processes to achieve growth and excellence.
Business Development and Sustainability
We are committed to adhering to the ethical business management and creative ways of sustainable business development.
We foster a high standard of education, embracing industry needs to build a quality workforce and providing exceptional student satisfaction.
MAYFIELD STUDENT TESTIMONIALS
What Our Graduates Are Saying
Teachers are knowledgeable; especially Ewald who has more than 30 years’ experience in the Theatre Technician field. He brings the best out of his students. He makes his classes enjoyable with his humour whilst demanding hard work from us. He requires us to be attentive during the class to ensure our best understanding of the subjects to produce the best results possible. This ensures our every success. After a difficult start brought on by initial nervousness, I found his style helpful and easy to follow. I really enjoyed this class.
Crystal (Ping Zhang)
Samjhana (Samu) Uprety
Thank you so much for your support and mentorship throughout my course.
I have learnt so much during Cert IV Sterilisation service & Cert IV Operating Theatre technical course.
As it was an extremely difficult year for all, I would like to sincerely thank all of who spent the time and sourced the placement. At the completion of my placement with EPC I was offered an amazing job opportunity and commenced the following week. All the staff at EPC were both helpful and encouraging throughout my placement and continue to be so now that I am no longer there as a student but employed as EEN.
Thank you again and I hope to see you while you are visiting future Mayfield students.
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