Nurs­ing your am­bi­tions

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RDNS chief ex­ec­u­tive Alexis Watt says it is a good ini­tia­tive for school leavers who wish to take steps into their first ca­reer.

‘‘( But) the ma­jor­ity of our stu­dents are aged in their 30s,’’ he says.

‘‘ Many are al­ready in the work­force and have fam­ily com­mit­ments so our part-time cour­ses are a great fit.’’

He says the cen­tre’s cour­ses are de­signed for peo­ple jug­gling many com­mit­ments, al­low­ing stu­dents to con­tinue to earn while they learn.

RDNS stu­dent Ta­nia Dawkins is study­ing to­wards a ca­reer in com­mu­nity nurs­ing and had com­pleted some pre­vi­ous study through TAFE.

‘‘ I felt that the ed­u­ca­tion would be more spe­cific and or­gan­ised at RDNS and I found them to be ex­cep­tional,’’ she says.

‘‘ I will be able to get a job when I’m fin­ished in the com­mu­nity or in a hospi­tal.’’

The cen­tre of­fers train­ing in six qual­i­fi­ca­tions, in­clud­ing the Di­ploma of Nurs­ing (En­rolled/ Di­vi­sion 2 nurs­ing) and Cer­tifi­cate III in Home and Com­mu­nity Care.

They also train and as­sess stu­dents for work and fur­ther study as en­rolled nurses, aged­care work­ers, home and com­mu­nity care work­ers and dis­abil­ity sup­port work­ers.

Grad­u­ates of the pro­gram find work in such ser­vices as the RDNS’s HACC ser­vice.

For more in­for­ma­tion about qual­i­fi­ca­tions through RDNS, visit or call 1300 364 264.

To check your el­i­gi­bil­ity un­der Skills for All or for more in­for­ma­tion about the scheme, visit or call 1800 506 266.

FLEX­I­BLE STUDY: Pic­ture: Jo-anna Robin­son

RDNS ed­u­ca­tor Jo Fran­cis with RDNS stu­dents Ta­nia Dawkins and

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