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Victoria - Glossary Term

Training Centre (1959 - )

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1959
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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'.

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Prepared by: Cate O'Neill