New training for careers in aged care and disability

07 June 2017

People wanting skills for careers in aged care or disability can learn hands-on with Community College Gippsland setting up a practical training room at its Leongatha campus. The facility complements training prac rooms offered at its Warragul campus.

CCG is offering accredited courses in Individual Support and Disability from Leongatha from the 17th of July.

The training room is complete with resident lifting devices, independent living, first aid, and personal care equipment to prepare students to work in aged care, disability, or home and community care roles.

CCG New prac room for aged care disability training Leongatha photo Karyn O'Brien

Pictured above is CCG CEO Sue Geals and Program Leader Julie Thomas setting up new practice rooms for aged care and disability training at Community College Gippsland’s Leongatha campus. Photo Karyn O'Brien.

CCG Program Leader, Julie Thomas, said the practical rooms would give students an opportunity to put the theory they learn into practice.

“Students will work with manikins or with a fellow student to practice using lifting and other equipment before they go into industry. It is great way to increase confidence and skill proficiency.”

“They learn how to assist people to remain as independent as possible, provide professional personal care including showering, help people to manage their physical and emotional health, first aid, skin and wound care as well as understanding the importance of medication management.”  

Ms Thomas said with the NDIS (National Disability Insurance Scheme) set to roll out across Gippsland, demand for qualified people with a passion to work in this sector is predicted to increase.

“CCG is working to increase opportunities for local people to get skills and a recognised qualification to get their career started.”

“In addition to learning in our practice rooms, the course also offers industry placement for students to develop work readiness and display their potential employers.

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