100% employment outcomes for Aged Care Training Graduates

 In Education & Training

Not only did every student who enrolled in the most recent STEPS Career in Care Course successfully complete their Certificate III in Aged Care, they have all gained employment in their chosen field. Some of the students obtained jobs weeks before their course finished, while others were offered more than one position to choose from.

The students came from all walks of life, with different ages, life experience and 5 different cultures –  and all had a goal of changing their career.   Linda Barton who started the course as a mature-aged student with little computer skills said “This course was an investment for a change in my career path and learning with Wendy at STEPS has opened up a whole new world of possibilities”.

This is not the first time that the STEPS Aged Care course has had such a successful outcome. Nearly every course over the past few years has had a greater than 95% strike rate for employment. Student Vicki Hudson was one of the students who found the course to be “enjoyable, valuable, beneficial and very thorough”.

Recently released statistics show that the Community Services Industry is currently the largest employer on the Sunshine Coast with a large number of opportunities in the aged care facilities.

The students completed 15 weeks of in-class training and practical work experience in a reputable aged care facility from June to September.  They were extremely grateful to their trainer Wendy Nunn who shared her immense knowledge and experience in the aged care industry.  Wendy used her highly regarded reputation within the local aged care industry to ensure that every student received a suitable placement in facilities close to where they live. This allowed the student to successfully complete their workplace training and then be offered, and happily accept, paid employment.

During the graduation ceremony Wendy said that she was extremely pleased that all the students have become competent AINs (Assistants in Nursing) and represented themselves and STEPS so well in the community.  Wendy said  “This group of students worked extremely well together and were  dedicated to finishing and getting employment at the end”. [hr_shadow]

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