Two Central Coast organisations have combined to create a successful and proven employment method to give Central Coast locals entry level jobs in aged care.
BlueWave Living at Woy Woy, which provides permanent residential aged care including respite accommodation and dementia specific care, is hosting on-site accredited training provided by ET Australia Training College.
The accredited training is already instantly leading graduating students to employment in care support roles at BlueWave Living and other Central Coast aged care facilities.
ET Australia’s Employment Program replaces traditional classroom training; at BlueWave Living students are doing hands on training in a real work environment.
BlueWave Living handpicks students for employment who demonstrate the values and attributes it is looking for in a care worker.
Students attain a nationally recognised CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing).
The training and qualification are a passport to immediate employment opportunities across the country.
ET Australia Training College Manager, Cath Roden, said the most recent Employment Program delivered at BlueWave Living saw 75 per cent of graduating students being offered immediate employment.
“We’ve had students who, the minute they finish their training, get employed by BlueWave Living with ongoing confirmed work shifts,” she said.
BlueWave Living Executive Care Manager, Kathy Murphy, said students were of a high quality.
“Our experienced employees comment on how knowledgeable ET Australia students are,” she said.
“These high-quality trained recruits reduce the pressure placed on our existing care workers, especially where it is time consuming to get new employees up to speed with our policies and procedures during their first few shifts.”
Roden said ET Australia would continue to run the employment programs.
“Across Australia some industries are currently struggling to keep people in jobs; this program offers a practical local solution to solving skill shortages,” she said.
“This is an immediate help to employers to fill job vacancies by providing graduating students who will be reliable entry-level staff having completed nationally accredited training in a real work environment.
“ET Australia students are ready to work and build a career in aged care.”
Media release, Apr6