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Victoria - Glossary Term
Training Centre (1959 - )
- Type of 'care'
The term 'training centre' described an institution for people with an intellectual disability. Its use in Victoria dates back to the Mental Health Act 1959. Training centres are not to be confused with 'day training centres', another type of institution for the disabled. Day training centres did not provide residential accommodation. With the passage of the legislation, institutions for children with intellectual disabilities (formerly known as 'colonies') took on the new title of 'training centres'.
- 'Mental Health Act 1959', in Victorian Historical Acts, Australasian Legal Information Institute, http://www.austlii.edu.au/au/legis/vic/hist_act/mha1959128/. Details
- Guide to Out-of-Home Care Services 1940-2000 - Volume Two: Data Base, with Department of Human Services, November 2001, https://www.childabuseroyalcommission.gov.au/sites/default/files/DHS.3004.011.0277.pdf. Details
- Robson, Belinda, From mental hygiene to community mental health: psychiatrists and Victorian public administration from the 1940s to 1990s, Provenance, 2008, https://www.prov.vic.gov.au/explore-collection/provenance-journal/provenance-2008/mental-hygiene-community-mental-health. Details
Prepared by: Cate O'Neill
Created: 4 August 2010, Last modified: 20 February 2015