Canning Gazette - - COURSES AND CLASSES -

THANKS to an ini­tia­tive from the State Govern­ment, a num­ber of aged, home and com­mu­nity, al­lied health and dis­abil­ity care cour­ses avail­able from the Amana Liv­ing Train­ing In­sti­tute (ALTI) are half price from Jan­uary 1.

Lower Fees, Lo­cal Skills is a two-year pro­gram de­signed to make train­ing more af­ford­able in or­der to de­velop skills and em­ploy­ment op­por­tu­ni­ties in

WA’S pri­or­ity in­dus­try ar­eas.

“We know aged care em­ploy­ers are call­ing out for more staff with Cer­tifi­cate II and III qual­i­fi­ca­tions; th­ese sig­nif­i­cant fee re­duc­tions make train­ing more af­ford­able for stu­dents who are new to the sec­tor but also for staff who want to up­grade their ex­ist­ing qual­i­fi­ca­tions,” busi­ness man­ager Rathini Son­nadara said.

The Amana Liv­ing Grad­u­ate Pro­gram for Health Care Pro­fes­sion­als has been launched by the not-for-profit care provider in re­sponse to the gap in train­ing and ca­reer pro­gres­sion op­por­tu­ni­ties in the sec­tor.

The 12-month pro­gram aims to nur­ture the next gen­er­a­tion of aged care man­agers and lead­ers by de­vel­op­ing clin­i­cal and lead­er­ship skills and pro­vid­ing new ca­reer path­ways for nurses and al­lied health staff.

Par­tic­i­pants will take part in clin­i­cal prac­tice in an aged care en­vi­ron­ment, sup­ported by ex­pe­ri­enced grad­u­ate men­tors and on­site grad­u­ate bud­dies, and on-the-job train­ing and coach­ing will be pro­vided to the se­lected can­di­dates.

“The pro­gram will help us to at­tract and re­tain nurses and al­lied health staff who want to work in aged care yet have been put off by the lack of prac­ti­cal train­ing,” CEO Stephanie Buck­land said.

“It will de­velop well­rounded clin­i­cians who are ca­pa­ble of man­ag­ing a large team of staff and run­ning a nurs­ing home ef­fec­tively.”

The an­nual pro­gram is open to ex­ist­ing Amana Liv­ing staff and ex­ter­nal ap­pli­cants, with the first in­take com­menc­ing train­ing in Fe­bru­ary.

Start the new year with a new ca­reer and take ad­van­tage of the course price re­duc­tions. Apply at www.amanaliv­ing­train­ or call 1300 492 703.

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