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Students graduate from aged care course

Aged care facilities in the Tenterfield area have welcomed the news that nine students have successfully completed the Certificate III Aged Care at the TAFE New England Tenterfield campus.

The course provides the necessary skills to work in the aged care and health industry. Students learnt skills such as communicating with older people, providing person-centred care and how to support residents within aged care facilities. The students are now qualified to work as an assistant in nursing, support worker, carer or personal care assistant.

Aged Care Teacher Christine Kiehne says that she was delighted to have the opportunity to engage with this group of students, and that the outcomes for students and the Tenterfield community will be very positive.

“The graduating students have expressed confidence in their own readiness to enter the local workforce, and make a positive contribution to the aged care industry.”

The Aged Care industry is one that will continue to see growth over the next few years, and TAFE New England is proud to be supporting students to gain the skills they need for the job they want”  Ms Kiehne.

A requirement of the qualification is to gain practical experience within an applicable facility. Haddington Nursing Home and Millrace Hostel supported the students for this purpose.