Nursing your ambitions
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 www.rdns.org.au or call 1300 364 264.
To check your eligibility under Skills for All or for more information about the scheme, visit www.skills.sa.gov.au or call 1800 506 266.
RDNS educator Jo Francis with RDNS students Tania Dawkins and